What Gartner’s $4.4 Trillion IT Spending Forecast Tells Us: It’s A Software Economy

Worldwide IT spending in 2022 is poised to exceed $4.4 trillion, an increase of 4% over 2021, even after growing at the torrid pace of 9.5% the year before. When the pandemic first hit in early 2020, unsure about the business implications, CIOs pulled back...

A Perspective On Digital

Digital technologies have unleashed unprecedented innovation, resulting in massive disruption in all industries. Businesses with better strategic foresight of where the digital world is heading and the ability to leverage this information to adapt to their new environment will be more successful.

The economics of the digital world are fundamentally different from those of the physical world, leading to new and unanswered questions. My research, teaching, and consulting are directed at helping business leaders understand the new terrain and navigate the shift.

About Vijay Gurbaxani

Vijay Gurbaxani is the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) and Taco Bell Professor of Business and Computer Science at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. His research, teaching and consulting interests are at the intersection of business strategy and information technology (IT).

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CIOs: Apply These Lessons From The Pandemic To Win The Recovery

CIOs: Apply These Lessons From The Pandemic To Win The Recovery

The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced on July 29, 2021 that real economic output of the US grew at an annual rate of 6.5% in the second quarter. Following on the heels of a strong first quarter, US GDP has exceeded its pre-pandemic levels in remarkably short...


See Vijay’s reflections on strategy in a digital economy.

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Vijay’s research approach is distinctive in that he uses economics as the lens to analyse strategic management questions.

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Vijay speaks frequently at digital conferences and corporate events on strategy. See representative engagements.

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