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Catching Up On Readings: IT Spending 2017

Posted on Sunday, Jul 16th 2017

This report from Gartner says worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.4% driven by disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing, blockchain in financial services, and smart machines in retail. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links. 

Tech Posts

CloudHealth is a Prospect for Acquisition

Billion Dollar Unicorns: Katerra Tackles the Construction Industry with Technology

Billion Dollar Unicorns: Peloton Cycles Into the Club

Billion Dollar Unicorns: Yello Mobile Delays IPO

Billion Dollar Unicorns: Kuaishou to Focus on AI

Entrepreneur Journeys

Bootstrapping to $80 Million from Canada: Rob Purdy, CEO of Power2Motivate

Adding to our incredible roster of stories of entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped decisively, Rob’s is an incredible journey of a precise execution. Read More.

Thought Leaders in E-Commerce

Devin Johnson, CEO of FirstMile

Logistics is becoming a key battleground for e-commerce companies, especially with Amazon setting a sky-high bar. Devin discusses the trends and where his company adds value. Read More

Thought Leaders in Big Data

Ashish Sharma, Principal at Axtria

Ten-X VP of Data Products, Sheridan Hitchens


Man and Superman: Modern Science Revolutions

10 Founders and VCs Discuss Building Capital-Efficient Startups in Podcasts

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