Predicting the Hottest Data Trends in 2017

Predicting the Hottest Data Trends in 2017

DiscoverOrg is considered to be one of the best B2B sets in the data business. Their CEO, Henry Schuck, recently joined The Corporate Data Show to boldly predict a few upcoming business and data trends in 2017, including the fastest-growing verticals and the central theme that 2017 will be known for. This post reflects his predictions. Don’t have time to listen now? Download your listen later pack for free here! What Are the Fastest-Growing Verticals, Job Functions, and Job Titles in 2017? One of the hottest areas DiscoverOrg is seeing is DevOps: people in the engineering or product development departments of companies. Another is HR, a huge vertical that’s newly being sold into with a real precision approach. On the DevOps side, for a long time people have been focused on the Chief Information Officers at companies. You had to go way upstream (500-1,000 employees or more) to get a real size and scale of company. You were selling to really big companies if you wanted to sell 100,000 products into the CIO’s office. That changed considerably with the fast growth of app companies. A company might have only 100 employees, but it’s purely tech, and their product is an online tool or app. They’re spending as much, if not more, than a 1,000-person brick-and-mortar company does on technology. DiscoverOrg has been profiling those companies heavily. Henry mentioned the example of Zillow. Zillow has two sides of the house: the CIO, who’s responsible for internal email, phone, and systems, then the CTO, who has the big budget, is responsible for the infrastructure that keeps the Zillow app up, and...
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