From verticals to horizontals

The reference is to industry verticals, or classifications, on one hand, and horizontal disciplines, activities, functions, offerings, and so on…

which cut across and unite, indifferent to the sector category. It’s all data, it’s all bits.

The headline isn’t a prediction but an observation about the way things are already turning out…

in this age of convergence, network scarcity and product abundance, diffuse data connectivity and processing, and deflationary business systems.

This impacts transformative expansion strategies…

WSJ – Walmart’s Supercenter

… and expansionary transformations…

The Information – Facebook’s big bet on hardware

… and the resetting of boundaries for both startups and incumbents…

a16z – Banks and other fintech

… regardless of the sector, or vertical category, one happens to be branded with… to satisfy convention.

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