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News Roundup: The Trillion-Dollar Economy You’ve Never Heard Of

By Ideas @ AppDirect / March 19, 2018

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

Platform: The Trillion-Dollar Economy You’ve Never Heard Of

Rebecca Hobson, MinuteHack, March 5, 2018

“‘The platform economy touches everyone and there are hundreds of platforms out there. We tend to speak about the big ones like Uber and Airbnb, but there are so many more: it’s B2B, B2C, even children use platforms. They are ubiquitous.’” Read more.

Digital Transformation and the Channel - Where Do You Sit?

Jessica Meek, Channelnomics, March 6, 2018

“From the 'wrenching effect' of cloud to 'unprecedented opportunity', the channel has a lot to gain from getting aboard the digital train without hesitation.” Read more.

'Digitize or Die': Embrace IoT Digital Transformation or Perish

Don Flockiger, TechTarget, March 2018

“What do Polaroid, Nokia and Blockbuster all have in common—besides all being huge companies that sank? They didn't digitize—so they died. In his new book, ‘Digitize or Die,’ Schneider Electric internet of things (IoT) guru Nicolas Windpassinger lays out the case for all companies to find their IoT digital transformation groove.” Read more.

7 Techniques for Successful Digital Transformation Initiatives

Julie Furt, InformationWeek, March 13, 2018

“Successful transformation initiatives driven by business goals and enabled by technology can realize massive competitive advantages to organizations. Unfortunately, these large IT initiatives also have notoriously high failure rates and unexpected cost overruns. The larger the initiative, the more likely it is to fail, and to fail big… [Here] are seven key techniques for successful technology-enabled transformation initiatives.”

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