The evolution of information technology (IT) leadership — sometimes driven by the line of business (LoB), sometimes by the legacy IT organization — is reaching a state of balance where business-IT collaboration sets the stage for meaningful digital transformation.
“Cloud-based application platforms are becoming the pacemakers in the software industry. Pure cloud platform providers such as Salesforce, Workday, and ServiceNow have been getting a lot of attention, and this will continue and even intensify.”
“AI raises the analytical capabilities of CPG manufacturers and retailers to a new level and helps to optimize decision-making and to automate processes and actions. This includes optimizing internal processes such as logistics, inventory, and supply chain management.”
“Data has become the world’s most valuable currency. It is being produced at an unprecedented scale and pace. In just one day, roughly 500 million tweets are posted. Around 294 billion emails are sent. Five billion searches are made. Every day, we produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of information.”
“The most obvious place the government excels is in the area of encryption. The reason for this is largely due to a mandate from the Homeland Security Department that all U.S. Government sites be encrypted, but the standard should still be the same for any site.”
via Internet Society
Contactless transactions at POS are increasingly displacing cash in multiple markets. The study found that the average value per contactless transaction will grow from under $19 in 2019 to over $23 in 2024, with mobile payments and increasing contactless card issuance in the U.S. driving transaction growth.