Prediction 2021: Autonomy of Social Networks

Massive disinformation campaigns, privacy compromises, and allegations of anti-competitive behavior are threatening the autonomy of social networks. Rather than being a neutral conduit, these networks are now being recognized as publishers with editorial power. International market, legislative and regulatory forces are going to combine to make the networks take responsibility for the hosting of damaging…

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Prediction 2021: Manufacturing Digital Transformation Balderdash

  Despite COVID-driven tech investment, many manufacturers will fail at digital transformation through 2022.  COVID has accelerated many manufacturer’s investments in technology such as robotics, automation, augmented reality/virtual reality ( AR/VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML), and advanced analytics much more than predicted at the beginning of 2020.  Despite this rush to technology…

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Fintech Blockchain Prediction: 2023 – Global Adoption Exceeds 70%

CEO’s top technology priority in 2021 is blockchain, especially in the fintech sector. Five blockchain opportunities revolutionize banking and financial services for business and central banks’ adoption. As more emerging/new fintech blockchain services are available for adoption, existing financial services will require refresh/retro-fit upgrades. Banks, credit unions, and financial services must revolutionize their traditional services to be relevant within five years!

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Data Privacy: Key Terms

Many people celebrate Merry Christmas on December 25th of each year but not the Eastern Orthodox. They celebrate on January 7th. The reason is discrepancies between the Julian (46 BC) and Gregorian (1582) calendars due to leap years and seasonal equinoxes being omitted. This difference is analogous for many businesses and service providers. As they…

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Salesforce: Where’s the Payback for Slack?

Salesforce is buying collaborative software vendor Slack to counter two massive threats, and to grow business. Salesforce might succeed in countering some of one threat and more of the second. I am more optimistic about Salesforce using Slack to develop enough business data to pay for the $28B price tag, possibly within three to five…

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