Post-Pandemic: Innovate to Protect, Pivot and Thrive
“The COVID-19 outbreak has created a period of high stress for individuals and companies alike. It’s also an opportunity to examine current business practices in order to increase long-term operational efficiency and competitiveness, as well as to innovate for the sake of surviving now and thriving later.”
Global Hyperscale Cloud Providers Dominate IaaS Growth
Leading public cloud service providers continue to gain market share across the globe. The cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market grew 37.3 percent in 2019 to reach $44.5 billion — that’s up from $32.4 billion in 2018, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner.
Digital Growth: How to Scale Innovation Strategies
“Our experience with dozens of companies launching businesses is that more than 60 percent of scaling efforts can succeed. This significant improvement in the rate of success should be welcome news for large incumbents looking for new growth in the facet of unprecedented economic hardships.”
Digital Growth: Why Ecosystems Drive Revenue Gains
High-growth companies don’t go it alone. Increasingly, they are achieving results by creating and orchestrating digitally connected ecosystems — coordinated networks of enterprises, devices, and customers — that create value for all of their participants.
via MIT Sloan
The Public Sector Role in Enabling Digital Growth
“Innovation is the engine that drives contemporary economies. Living standards are determined by productivity growth, which in turn depends on the introduction and dissemination of new technologies that allow an ever-wider variety of goods and services to be produced with fewer and fewer of our planet’s resources.”
Digital Growth: Why the BoD Technology Skills Matter
As companies are innovating, implementing new technologies and entering into new markets, their business models may call for a board of directors with new skill sets. But boards shouldn’t focus on adding a director with just a singular new skill set.
via Spencer Stuart
Leading National Policies for Enabling Digital Growth
“Governments must develop holistic national digital strategies across industry sectors to connect the unconnected. Portions of COVID-19 stimulus packages should be allocated toward the digitalization of education, healthcare and key industries.”
Digital Transformation: A Pragmatic Approach to Growth
“For the past 10 years, a variety of game-changing emerging technologies were a big focus for companies looking to innovate and differentiate. This tech enthusiasm may deflate during the next few years. Begin thinking about restructuring plans for digital transformation in the current environment.”
Strategic Foresight: Why the Winners Focus on Digital Growth
“Although B2B companies may believe that their focus on liquidity and other short-term concerns is justified, it could be costly. Our research suggests that companies are more likely to thrive if they act aggressively to capture market share during downturns rather than wait for the recovery to begin.”
Micro Business: How to Reboot Start-up Public Policy
“Governments now need to gather data and intelligence on these small firm closures and design a reinforced start-up policy to allow the small business sector to recover. But what kind of start-up policy?”
via OECD Forum
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