May 2, 2017
The information economy has arrived. All around the world, companies are leveraging the power of data to invent new offerings, carve out new niches, and in some cases, upend entire industries. Consider Uber and Airbnb. Both of those organizations have disrupted long-standing, profitable industries: taxis and hotels. Both did so by using the power of data, coupled with robust, bullet-proof cloud infrastructure. These are the poster children of the information economy. But the opportunities for capitalizing on the information economy go far beyond two remarkable startups.