ARC Reads: September 2021 Edition

This Month: BMW’s e-bikes, More on Planning Your Digital Transformation, Open Source Protection, Big Tech & More

In this cozy fall edition of ARC Reads, we continue to share the latest tech and business articles that have piqued our interest.  

What We’re Reading This Month

BMW’s e-bike concepts are motorcycles outside the city, bicycles within – BMW recently showed off not one, but two e-bike concepts. The announcements are sprinkled with tons of gee-whiz claims that are easy to make when something only lives on paper, not roads. But one idea stood out to me as a real solution: the use of geofencing to limit fast e-bike speeds inside congested cities. Especially since BMW already has a working geofencing solution deployed around Europe. Read more on BMW’s e-bikes here.

Robinhood opens up a slow and steady approach to crypto investing – Robinhood is rolling out a new feature that lets you automatically invest in cryptocurrencies on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. The investment app says this service will let you automatically invest in things like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and other supported cryptocurrencies without a commission fee.

Planning Your Digital Transformation – Part Two – If you have missed part one of this three-part blog series please reference that here.  As we move into the next phase of planning for your technology transformation, we want to move into applying what we learned in phase 1 and turning that into a deliverable and actionable plan.  After you have completed your Gap Analysis to understand where you have opportunities to enhance your technology and processes, the next critical step is focused on prioritizing these smaller projects to hit those goals.  Take an association looking to overhaul everything about their technology stack to better deliver experiences their members and customers expect. Check out ARC’s article here

The Digital Economy runs on Open Source, here’s how to protect it  Free and open-source software (FOSS) is essential to much of the tech we use every day — from cars to phones to planes to the cloud. While traditionally, it was developed by an army of volunteer developers and given away for free, companies are increasingly taking a more active role in its development, more here

India’s got the next big thing in tech, and it could be worth $1 trillion – More than two decades ago, India began its transformation into a global IT powerhouse, ushering in an era of wealth and job creation never before seen in the country.  Now, Asia’s third-largest economy is ready for the next big frontier in tech: Coming up with a new generation of software companies like Zoom or Slack.

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