IDC: Digital transformation spending will eat up 50% of IT budgets by 2023 (TechRepublic)

‘Prediction 1 – Future of culture: by 2024, leaders in 50% of G2000 organizations will have mastered “future of culture” traits such as empathy, empowerment, innovation, and customer-and data-centricity to achieve leadership at scale. And Prediction 2 – Digital co-innovation: by 2022, empathy among brands and for customers will drive ecosystem collaboration and co-innovation among partners and competitors that will drive 20% collective growth in customer lifetime value.’ Veronica Combs via TechRepublic.com.

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Healthcare cybersecurity is doomed without staff-wide awareness initiatives – MedCity News (MedCity News)

‘Cybersecurity is the product of a lot of interconnected actions, policies, and controls. It is a chain and it’s only as strong as its weakest link. It may sound a bit harsh, but in healthcare, the staff is most often the weak link. In fact, healthcare is the only industry in which insiders pose a bigger threat to cybersecurity than outside actors, with 56 percent of incidents tracing back to staff misconduct. The majority of that misconduct is inadvertent rather than intentional, pointing a big fat finger at the lack of cyber training.’ Safi Oranski via MedCityNews.com

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5 ‘Ridiculous’ Ways Patagonia Has Built a Culture That Does Well and Does Good (linkedin.com)

Via the LinkedIn Talent Blog: Bruce Anderson describes how Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard ‘set out to build an “un-company” — one whose principal concern was taking care of employees, customers, and, above all else, the planet.’

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