Transformation Strategy and The Digital Vortex

To explain how the Digital Vortex is the inevitable movement of industries toward a “digital center” in which business models, offerings, and value chains are digitised, the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center) published Digital Vortex: How Digital Disruption Is Redefining Industries in June 2015.

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Business Transformation Enabled by IDC DecisionScapes

The future of business will be technology fuelled and driven. Future technologies (Mobility, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Crowd-sourcing, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing) or the 3rd platform, is the key driver for the business innovation. Source: www.idc.com The…

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How Mobile Can Help CIOs Keep Their Jobs

The most visionary and transformational CIOs are incorporating mobile into their digital enterprise transformation. After all, with mobile being the consumer’s medium of choice, any company wishing to engage them needs to do so using mobile. A recent Forrester survey highlights the fact that the most mobile-mature organisations have…

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3 Steps to Comprehend Your Enterprise Digital Footprint

It is difficult to set the direction of the future’s digital organization and to comprehend and choose which present and future technologies (Mobility, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Crowd-sourcing, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing) will bring the most extreme returns for your association. Here we will…

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Disruptive Innovation Clarified by Christensen

In 1995, Clay Christensen and Joe Bower published the HBR article Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave, which introduced the notion of disruptive technology. As Clay states on his web site these days, “disruptive innovation describes a process by which a product or service takes…

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How to Survive The Great Transformation

In the 1990s and early 2000s, leaders focused on cost control and operational efficiency, and encouraged a culture described using words such as reliable, stable, consistent, repeatable. In today’s world, leaders have no choice (if they are to survive) but to focus on innovation, digitisation and business transformation, which requires…

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Towards a Definition of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to become one of the most significant drivers of growth for many industries, but its definition has been fuzzy. So the IEEE IoT initiative addressed this challenge by preparing an 86-page report called “Towards a Definition of the Internet…

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Are CIO Survey Results Helpful or Full of Hype?

Last week we posted a summary of global CIO survey results, which was one of the many that vendors set about creating each year as part of their content marketing strategies. A few days later, Mario Devargas, a strategic IT advisory consultant at HP, suggested that these surveys…

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VMware Exec Interview with Sanjay Poonen

In last week’s episode of CXO Talk, Michael Krigsman produced a very insightful interview with Sanjay Poonen – Executive Vice President and General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware. Previously Sanjay spent 7 years at SAP where he was President and Corporate Officer of SAP’s Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division.

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2015 Global CIO Survey Results

A new survey conducted by Deloitte University Press has resulted in a rich 72-page report that shares the views of more than 1,200 CIOs across 21 industries, 20% of whom sit inside Global 1000 companies. The report tells us that only 9% of these CIOs say…

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A Visionary Roadmap for Digital Leaders

In an exponential digital age, many of us need to refine our way of thinking to avoid becoming hung up on antiquated business models and more irrelevant to the future as each day goes by. While citing the Ubers of the world is easy, we all need to question ourselves about…

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Programme & Portfolio Management Maturity

For some firms, programme and portfolio management (PPM) involves a mad scramble to stay on top of daily demands, a shortage of resources and too little time. These symptoms do not describe an environment that breeds success, but they are all too common and reflect “Level One” (of five) in Gartner’s Programme and…

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Transformation Excellence Requires Always-On Mindset

It’s no secret that in the face of exponential change and volatility, that transformation (not simple change) is an imperative. Neither is it a secret that transformations are difficult and it’s common to read that 75% fall short of their targets and value generated. Most companies now embrace project management best practices to…

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Mindful Self-Regulation For Leaders

Mindful meditation and other related practices are now widely accepted, and people who are trained in mindfulness have proven to be much less likely to have hot and cold negative reactions that plague some business environments. While we get to know the behavioural traits of many people we work with, all leaders…

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Porter Wins World's Most Influential Management Thinker Award

Last night’s Thinkers50 Awards in London enjoyed the presence of some of the world’s finest thought leaders, and according to Thinkers50 the most influential management thinker in the world is the internationally renowned strategy and competitiveness expert Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School. Before the event, Thinkers50 had already…

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Thinkers50 Hall of Fame & Award Nominees

At this year’s Thinkers50 awards, Andrew Kakabadse accompanies five distinguished thinkers who join Charles Handy, Tom Peters, Philip Kotler and Henry Mintzberg in the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame. They are outstanding individuals who have all made a lasting and vital impact on how organisations are led and managed – they are the giants upon whose shoulders managers and…

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How 5 Types of Innovation Can Help You Disrupt

If you carefully orchestrate 5 or more of the 10 innovation types, particularly those types which most organisations typically ignore, you will almost always get disruptive innovation. That is the message shared by Larry Keeley – president and co-founder of Doblin, Inc., an innovation strategy firm known for pioneering comprehensive innovation…

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What To Do When Firms Are So Much Better Than Yours

In recent years, Exponential Organisations have revolutionised how a business can accelerate its growth by innovatively using technology. They eliminate the old incremental, linear way traditional companies grow by leveraging communities, big data, algorithms, and new technology, and as a result perform ten times better than their established peers. Meanwhile there are those who are…

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What is Your Risk of Data Breaches and Cyberattacks?

While teams have fun dreaming up their next serving of digital delight, some avoid looking into the eyes of the less sexy subject of data privacy and cybersecurity, leaving their organisations and customers dangerously exposed. Read Richard Lee’s article in which he explains that the…

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Gartner on Building the Digital Platform for 2016

Towards the end of 2014, Gartner told its customers that to grasp the digital opportunity, incrementally improving IT performance isn’t enough, and that enterprises and their CIOs need to “flip” from old to new in terms of information and technology leadership, value leadership and people leadership. Read Flipping…

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