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With Uber upending the transportation industry, Airbnb shaking up hospitality, and a host of financial services companies like Monzo aiming to unseat the incumbents, it can be a scary time to be a legacy company, whatever your current market position. Billions of dollars are flowing into startups, most of them hoping to destroy the old guard across a variety of industries.
If you're Allstate, the insurance giant founded in 1931 with over $35 billion in revenue and an impressive spot (#81) on the Fortune 500 list, you fight back with today's dominant currency: Developers. Unfortunately, it's not enough to just intone "software is eating the world" or "developers are the new kingmakers" and hope for the best. As Allstate has shown, embracing developers means giving them the tools to succeed, starting with a winning cloud environment.