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How does David really beat Goliath? With speed and superior technology

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You may love or loathe Rupert Murdoch, but either way you probably agree with his statement that “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” 

Never has this felt truer than in 2020.  The global pandemic and the lockdown sent, and continues to send, shockwaves through the economy and has affected the daily lives of everyone on the planet. Organisations have had to keep up with the speed of change needed to cope with the new digital urgency left in its wake.  The ones that are ahead, are the businesses that swiftly respond to change, and IT projects are at the very heart of being able to support this speed and enable agility of business processes.  

Ray Kurzweil wrote twenty years ago in his 2001 essay, The Law of Accelerating Returns: “The continued acceleration of many intertwined technologies are roads paved with gold. In a competitive environment, it is an economic imperative to go down these roads. Relinquishing technological advancement would be economic suicide for individuals, companies, and nations.” 

Technology is essential for any business to run effectively and efficiently.  Using outdated systems and processes means there is a much higher risk of expensive breakdowns.  Organisations who are prepared for the rapidly changing technology trends are the ones who are going to run smoothly and be able to scale.  To stay competitive, it is critical to have access to skilled IT professionals who can ensure you are making the right technological investments and decisions for your business.  At ten80 we work with businesses globally to ensure they have the access to this valuable skilled resource, via our digital platform. We understand first-hand how vital it is to have the best people working on your IT projects, as we are born out of a need for a new technology and the access to the people with the skills to fulfil it.   

I’ll finish this blog on a quote by Malcom Gladwell which sums it up, discussing his book “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants”, he explains that “most people get this famous Biblical yarn all wrong because they misunderstand who really has the upper hand. It is because of, and not despite, David's size and unorthodox choice of weapon that he is able to slay the lumbering giant. In other words, Gladwell says, most people underestimate the importance of agility and speed.”  - Inc, 6th Feb 2020

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