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How to Future-Proof Your Skills for Ongoing Disruption

How to Future-Proof Your Skills for Ongoing Disruption

Today, more than 57 million workers – about 36% of the US workforce – freelance. But, according to the Freelancers Union and Upwork, their numbers will exceed non-freelancers – 86.5 million to 83.4 million – by 2027. Do you have the right skills?

via World Economic Forum

The Evolution of Online Grocery Shopping in America

The Evolution of Online Grocery Shopping in America

Even in areas where online shopping has not been well adopted to date, such as in fresh food shopping, the tides are shifting. For example, our Global E-Commerce Study found that 26% of consumers have bought fresh groceries online — that’s up by 15% from 2016.

via Nielsen

42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

Banking isn’t the only industry that could be affected by blockchain technology. Law enforcement, ride-hailing, and many other sectors could also have blockchain in their future. Here are the latest innovative ways companies are harnessing the power of global blockchain.

via CBinsights

How Technology Companies Can Serve the Common Good

Technology Companies Can Serve the Common Good

In this age of disruption, humanity has a choice. Digital photography can generate massive e-waste, but it can also cure blindness. Ultimately, it’s pioneering innovation that will clean up our oceans. We must push technology to be a force for the common good.

via World Economic Forum

Global IoT Market Investment Reaches $151B in 2018

Global IoT Market Investment Reaches $151B in 2018

The number of IoT devices that are active is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2020 and 22 billion by 2025. This number of IoT devices includes all active connections and does not take into consideration devices that were bought in the past but are not used anymore.

via IoT Analytics

Old Business Models Hinder Digital Transformation Efforts

Old Business Models Hinder Digital Transformation Efforts

Everest Group found 73 percent of enterprises failed to realize sustained returns on their digital investments; 69 percent of enterprises consider organization structure as a barrier while scaling up their digital initiatives.

via Everest Group

Worldwide Spending on 3D Printing to Reach $23 Billion

Worldwide Spending on 3D Printing to Reach $23 Billion

Global spending on 3D printing (including hardware, materials, software, and services) will reach $23 billion in 2022, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4%. IDC also forecasts spending to exceed $14 billion in 2019 — that’s an increase of 23.2% over 2018.

via IDC