Gartner Says the Programmable Economy Has the Potential to Disrupt Every Facet of the Global Economy
Analysts Explore Next Phases of Digital Business at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015, October 4-8 in OrlandoGartner’s Maverick Research Sparks New, Unconventional Insights
Gartner, Inc. claims to define the “programmable economy”. The programmable economy represents a massive technology-enabled transformation of traditional concepts of value exchange, empowering individuals and smart machines to both define value and determine how it is exchanged.read more
Great decision-making is one of the hallmarks of great leadership. But how do you develop great decision-making skills? Are some people just born with the ability to make good decisions by using innately logical minds and good intuition?read more
Both public sector agencies and private sector investors are pouring new money into the synthetic biology space, and that’s leading to a situation where we can expect a burst of new innovations impacting fields as diverse as agriculture, energy and health. According to the latest “U.S. Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding” report from the Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project in Washington, D.C., the U.S. government funded more than $820 million in synthetic biology research programs in the period from 2008-2014.read more
Gartner says it’s not just about big data; It’s what you do with it: Welcome to the Algorithmic Economy
Worldwide IT spending to surpass $3.6 trillion in 2016, a 1.5 percent increase from 2015
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to surpass $3.6 trillion in 2016, a 1.5 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. The IT industry is being driven by digital business, and an environment driven by a connected world. Gartner predicts spending on Internet of Things (IoT) hardware will exceed $2.5 million every minute in 2016.read more
Gartner says by 2017 the typical IT organization will spend up to 30% of its budget on risk, security and compliance
On some level it may seem incongruous to many IT organizations but as security challenges mount, enterprises should take a look at their protection systems and look to simplify them — not make the more complicated — to battle hackers.read more
Amid technology upheaval in almost every industry, there is one trend that appears clear: IT departments are fighting more external and internal competition than ever before, and colleagues that are IT’s customers today could end up coming after their budget and jobs tomorrow.read more
Is the CIO the right person to lead the digital business transformation? At Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo in the heart of Walt Disney World this week, Gartner analysts repeatedly beat the drum that CIOs must seize the reins of digital business.read more
The survey showed that as the implications of digitalization play out, it is becoming clear that hardcoded business and operational models will not suffice and that a more adaptable approach is required.
Gartner analysts presented these findings during the sold-out Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place in Orlando, Florida, this week. The worldwide survey gathered data from 2,944 CIO respondents representing more than $250 billion in CIO IT budgets in 84 countries. The Gartner report, “Building the Digital Platform: The 2016 CIO Agenda,” represents the most comprehensive examination of digital business opportunities and threats, and CIO strategies to address them.read more
More than half of the physicians who bill Medicare in the U.S. are currently being penalized 1 percent of their 2015 payments as a result of the meaningful use program, according to Steven J. Stack, MD, president of the American Medical Association.
“Imagine, in a world where a 2-year-old can operate an iPhone, you have graduate-educated physicians brought to their knees by electronic health records,” Dr. Stack told WBUR in Boston. “When you have more than a quarter million physicians being penalized by the government, by a single program, I think that most people will understand the math. It’s not the 250,000-plus physicians that are the problem, it’s most likely the single program they’re being punished by.”read more
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell offered to sell his patent for the telephone to Western Union for $100,000. After careful consideration the company rejected Bell’s offer.
They replied that they could see no good reason why people would want to speak to each other through such a device considering the quality of the transmitted speech. Western Union believed using the telegraph represented a superior alternative since a person could easily send a clear and readable message to anyone in any city in the country simply by sending a messenger to the telegraph office with a clearly written message. Although we consider this shortsightedness amusing, it represents a bias we all share.read more