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Software Is Eating The World, But Services Is Eating Software

“Software is eating the world,” wrote Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, in an essay published in The Wall Street Journal in 2011. But today, it’s clear that services are eating software. The implications of this trend are very significant for companies. The advantages are clear, but it’s also

The social media trends we’ll be seeing in 2020

Having trouble keeping up with the latest technology trends? You’re not alone. Social media is evolving faster than you can say “Zuckerberg congressional testimony”. And more big changes are on the horizon for next year. The people behind the scenes already have a good idea of what’s to come. Social media specialist Venessa Paech has

My father was IBM’s first black software engineer. The racism he fought persists in the high-tech world today

John Stanley Ford, my father, was the first black software engineer in America, hired by IBM in 1946. Passed over for promotions, discriminated against in pay, with many inside IBM working to ensure his failure, he still viewed his job as an opportunity of a lifetime. He refused to give up. Minority underrepresentation in high

Software eats the resource sector

Echoing Marc Andreessen’s years-old witticism that “software eats the world”, the authors of an Australian study try to imagine a fully-digitized resource sector. Released this month, the Staying Ahead Of The Game report was commissioned by the Industry Growth Centres for Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS Ignited) and National Energy Resources Australia (NERA). The authors