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Confronted with too much tech FUD and FOMO?

According to research on loss aversion, FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) is more powerful than FOMO (the fear of missing out), but technology executives and their organizations liberally use both to hype the goods and services they’re promoting. Trying to work your way through everyone’s claims and counterclaims? Here’s what to do. Read all the…

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How SOM Market Sizing Defines Competitive Needs

If you’ve ever tried to figure out what, and how much, your firm can sell over the next quarter or year, then you’ve dealt with the concept of Serviceable Obtainable Markets (SOM). But you may not have seen how directly it translates to your firm’s competitive enablement and positioning. This post briefly examines key aspects…

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Market Sizing Concepts: What is SAM?

Effective market sizing doesn’t just tell us how much we might sell. It tells us how what to make, how much to make, what to invest, who to hire, how to get to market, why customers buy, how to price, what our support needs will be, and more. Failure to adequately size markets leads to…

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Reset 2022 Cryptocurrency Strategy, as Bitcoin Shows Renewed Risks/Volatility

“Big Crypto”- Bitcoin, others will be under a lot more EU, US lawmakers, FTC, and SEC scrutiny and regulations, including consumer protections over the next 12 months. In 2021, Bitcoin’s exuberance is exposing investors to a high level of volatility and risks. Bitcoin’s technology is obsolete, uses too much miner energy consumption, and does not scale for global high-volume transactions. Investors and crypto corporations must reset their cryptocurrency strategy now for 2022. A 2022 cryptocurrency strategic playbook calls for a transition to the second-generation (2nd Gen) Proof-of-Stake (POS) blockchain coins, such as an Ethereum 2.0 POS platform, in mid-2022. US megabank forecasts predict new financial staking services to be valued at $9B. When Ethereum 2.0/EHT goes online, then staking services jump to $20B. Ethereum 2.0 should be a game-changer as well as the leader in the cryptocurrency space.

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What, Really, is A Total Addressable Market (TAM)?

As explained in my previous post, market sizing doesn’t just tell us how much we can sell. It tells us what to make, how much to make, what to invest, who to hire, how to get to market, why customers buy, how to price, what our support needs will be, and more. Failure to adequately…

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Being screwed by big tech? The regulators won’t save you

  It’s in the news all the time – regulators are looking at big tech.  The European Commission threatens big tech with violations of competition law.  In the US, the FTC and DoJ are conducting anti-trust investigations. It’s time to break up big tech, right?  Wrong – it ain’t gonna happen. Now why is that…

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IBM Watson Orchestrate: a dramatic step forward but will it work?

Watson Orchestrate is part of IBM’s larger automation strategy to help users be more productive by automating tasks. In IBM’s own words: Self-service automation Your own personal AI, in the tools you already use. Watson Orchestrate gives you interactive AI–in tools like email and Slack–to increase your productivity. This isn’t a static bot programmed by…

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The Coming Manufacturing CIO Automation Hangover

Thanks to COVID, manufacturing companies have been investing in automation at a record level over the last twelve months. Management consultancy McKinsey reports that in a survey of 800 executives 67% say they are increasing their automation investments either somewhat or significantly.  The business journal The Economist reports that automation investment nearly doubled in 2020…

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