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Why Authentic Employee Advocates will Drive Growth

Why Authentic Employee Advocates will Drive Growth

While trust in brands has dwindled, B2B buyers hold those same brands’ employees in high regard as authentic and compelling sources of information. They want to engage with them. However, buyers don’t trust paid ‘influencer’ shills — they’re not credible.

via Forrester

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

AI Developers Drive New Demand for IT Vendor Services

AI Developers Drive New Demand for IT Vendor Services

Spending on AI systems will reach $97.9 billion in 2023 — that’s more than two and a half times the $37.5 billion that will be spent in 2019. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for AI in the 2018-2023 forecast period will be 28.4 percent.

via Digital Lifescapes

Smart Automation Can Transform Human Resources

Smart Automation Can Transform Human Resources

“Typical HR organizations can reduce costs by 17% and operate with 26% fewer staff hours – while also improving effectiveness and customer experience – by adopting smart automation approaches, including robotic process automation and smart data capture.

via The Hackett Group

Global Innovation: The Most Competitive Economies

Global Innovation: The Most Competitive Economies

The 2019 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report covers 141 economies, accounting for 99 percent of the world’s GDP – and finds that a decade on from the global financial crisis, most economies are still stuck in a cycle of low productivity growth.

via World Economic Forum

Digital Transformation: Still Easier Said Than Done

Digital Transformation: Still Easier Said Than Done

The evidence is piling up that organization-wide digital transformation is challenging. Companies are beginning to report high failure rates for digital transformation, similar to failure rates for a large-scale transformation in general.

via Sloan Review

Wireless Technology Trends will Fuel New IoT Apps

Wireless Technology Trends will Fuel New IoT Apps

According to ABI Research, Internet of Things (IoT) end markets will represent 31 percent of total Bluetooth and 27 percent of Wi-Fi device shipments in 2024 — that’s up from 13 percent and 10 percent respectively in 2018.

via Digital Lifescapes