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Why Blockchain Innovation Needs a Business Case

Why Blockchain Innovation Needs a Business Case

“Prior to embarking on a blockchain project, 59% of respondents said they had no confidence that the project would deliver a positive return on investment – and only 38% of those who have implemented the technology developed a business case prior to investing.”

via World Economic Forum

How Predictive Analytics Extract Value from Data

How Predictive Analytics Extract Value from Data

The global predictive analytics market will expand at a 17.80 percent CAGR over the forecast period to 2019. The market is estimated to reach $6.54 billion by 2019. In terms of applications, the segment of finance and risk management is expected to generate high demand in the global predictive analytics market.

via TMR

Global Merger and Acquisition Trends Update

Global Merger and Acquisition Trends Update

Global M&A value dipped lower in November as dealmakers cope with unsteady political conditions and falling asset prices. However, despite the year-over-year drop in monthly deal value, the year-to-date total for 2018 — $3.3 trillion — has exceeded the amounts seen in each of the last two years.

via Acuris

Finance Organizations Improve Productivity via Digital Apps

Finance Organizations Improve Productivity via Digital Apps

Digital leaders, or finance functions that ranked “high” on a scorecard of technology metrics, operate at 44 percent lower cost than their peers and employ 45 percent less staff. They experience error rates that are 37 percent lower and spend 19 percent less time collecting and compiling data.

via The Hackett Group

Finance Executives Embrace Multi-Cloud Service Models

multi-cloud services market research

CIOs and CTOs are developing comprehensive Hybrid IT infrastructure models, in response to growing demand from CFOs and line of business leaders that request access to applications hosted via both on-premises private cloud and off-premises public cloud offerings.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Exploring Blockchain Apps within Creative Industries

Blockchain has the potential to become a powerful disruptive force. A survey of 800 executives, featured in the same book, suggests 58% believe that up to 10% of global GDP will be stored using blockchain technology.

Source: World Economic Forum

Technology, Media and Telecom M&A Reached $698.2 Billion

Davos WEF market research

The savvy CEOs anticipate that trends in 2017 are likely to follow the path of disruptive events in 2016. Change is the norm. Digital technology will continue to have a dramatic impact on legacy players in the marketplace.

Source: Digital Lifescapes