March 25 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By March 25, 2019 Insight

1.  Digital economy will represent over half of Latin America’s GDP by 2022

  • IT spending in Latin America between 2019 and 2022 should reach $380 billion
  • mobility, cloud, big data and social media –  will represent approximately half of Latin organizations’ budgets and grow by 5 percent on average
  • More than 20 percent of cloud implementations in Latin America will involve edge computing

2. UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

  • integration of services is aimed to draw more B2B merchants into e-commerce
  • slow adoption of online selling resources directly impacts businesses that use traditional methods for selling and advertising
  • While the B2B e-commerce market is set to reach $1.8 trillion by 2023, according to Forrester research, most B2B products are still sold through direct sales and/or third-party distribution

3. Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Supermarket?

  • Amazon may launch as many as 2,000 supermarkets in major U.S. cities
  • expectation is that Amazon will introduce a different business model — one that merges bricks-and-mortar and online experiences, then powering it with data analytics
  • lets it collect consumer data more frequently since people shop for food regularly and prefer to do it in person

4. InfoSys and Roland-Garros Partner for Digital Innovation

  • leveraging Infosys’ expertise in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data & analytics, mobility, virtual and augmented reality
  • Development of an advanced digital platform for players and coaches to study and analyse their game throughout the tournament
  • immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences at the Infosys fan zone will transport fans to the heart of the tournament

5. Alternative Funding Calculus: A Quant Comparison of Tiny, Indie, and Earnest

  • Indie.vc allows for a path to maximizing your ownership while delaying repayment
  • TinySeed requires zero cash repayments at the expense of the most long-term equity and cash in the case of profitable success
  • Earnest presents a hybrid that reduces their ownership at the expense of the highest cash outlay in the early years