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Digital Skills Top the U.S. High Growth Jobs List

Digital Skills Top the U.S. High Growth Jobs List

The U.S. emerging jobs report identified the 15 fastest-growing jobs, as well as the skills and cities most associated with them. The number of artificial intelligence and data science roles continue to expand across nearly every industry.

via World Economic Forum

Why Digital Jobs Growth Shifts to Smaller U.S. Cities

Why Digital Jobs Growth Shifts to Smaller U.S. Cities

In the U.S., the number of tech jobs is growing at a faster pace in communities with 1-3 million people than in major cities. The coastal giants of New York and San Francisco still have the most, but places such as Raleigh, Salt Lake City and Jacksonville are seeing large increases.

via World Economic Forum

Digital Talent Gap in U.S. Creates New Growth Crisis

Digital Talent Gap in U.S. Creates New Growth Crisis

In the first half of 2019, tech job postings in the U.S. rose 32% from a year earlier, according to federal employment data analyzed by IT trade group CompTIA. In the past three months, U.S. employers had about 918,000 unfilled IT jobs.

via WSJ

Worldwide IT Spending will Reach $3.74 Trillion in 2019

Worldwide IT Spending will Reach $3.74 Trillion in 2019

Global IT spending is projected to total $3.74 trillion in 2019 — that’s an increase of just 0.6 percent from 2018, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner. Note, this forecast is slightly down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 1.1 percent anticipated growth.

via Digital Lifescapes

Spend on Digital Transformation to Reach $6+ Trillion

IT Spend on Digital Transformation to Reach $6+ Trillion

Many enterprises are now investing in technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of their business models, products and services. According to the latest market study by IDC, global DX spending will reach $1.18 trillion in 2019 — that’s an increase of 17.9 percent over 2018.

via Digital Lifescapes

U.S. Video Entertainment Market Disruption Update

U.S. Video Entertainment Market Disruption Update

U.S. pay-TV ‘cord cutting’ in 2018 increased by 25% from 2017, due to the overall growth of SVOD internet streaming services. Satellite pay-TV providers suffered the largest loss of subscribers, followed by cable and telco service providers.

via MIDiA Research

U.S. Video Gaming Market Reached $43.4 Billion

U.S. Video Gaming Market Reached $43.4 Billion

The U.S. video game industry reached a new record. According to the Entertainment Software Industry, U.S. video game revenue — including hardware, software, peripherals and subscriptions — amounted to $43.4 billion in 2018, that’s up from $36.9 billion in 2017.

via World Economic Forum