Next Economy Organisations

Next Economy Organisations Listen to the conversation (14 August 2017) between Clay Christensen, John Hagel, and Carin Watson on how large organisations will survive and thrive in the new paradigm of startups, disruption, and exponential technologies. The speakers take to the stage at around the 13-minute mark. #GSummit…

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Digital Business Transformation Tools

Executives striving to remain competitive in the digital economy need to invest more in digital business transformation tools and capabilities. Digital business transformation tools are the digital economy equivalent of more traditional operational tools that have served technology and business leaders well over the last two decades. ITIL, CMMI, COBIT,…

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Business Transformation Management with BTM²

The Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM²) is a four-phase holistic and integrated business transformation management methodology developed by SAP Business Transformation Services and their extended network of academic and business partners throughout the world. This post serves as an introduction to an intensely documented approach to holistic business transformation management, which addresses…

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How to Learn From a £100m Digital Disaster

This post not only demonstrates how too much focus on technology puts digital business transformation initiatives at risk of failure, but it enables executives to look for unwelcome parallels between their own transformation initiatives, and the cases described below – then design and implement a rapid response strategy to avoid…

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Transformation Needs World-Class Execution

It’s often said that strategy is three times more difficult to deploy than develop, but leaders often engineer a strategy they are proud of, while grossly under-estimating the execution component. When global strategy meets world-class execution, the leaders who orchestrated the transformation are applauded both internally and externally, stakeholders are…

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Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation Management

The management of Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation have both similarities and differences, although confusion sometimes arises between the two. While Enterprise Architecture models the fundamental structure of an organisation’s business, information systems and technology, Business Transformation is a fundamental shift in the way a company operates. Enterprise Architects and Business Transformation…

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In Digital: Value Creation vs. Competition

We hear it all the time – new startups competing with traditional businesses, if not replacing existing industries and categories altogether. Disruptive technologies like cloud computing and enterprise mobility have lowered the barrier to entry, if not totally eliminated it. Aspiring entrepreneurs need not worry about leasing an office space,…

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Your Company Mindset: A Barrier to Digital Transformation?

Let’s face it: there’s much talk and hoopla about digital strategy and disruption. And I stand guilty as charged. Yet, according to a study conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting, only 38% responded that digital transformation is on their CEO’s agenda and that the number…

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The One Reason to Disrupt Your Business

Many business leaders are at a loss.  When do you disrupt your business? I stand and submit that a digital business is truly a people-driven business. In the age of digital disruption, businesses need to reinvent themselves and re-focus on their raison raison d’etre: the customers. Without customers, there is…

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4 Traits of A Digital Business

What are the traits of an authentic digital business?  If I made a dollar for every time I’m asked what a true digital business is, I’d be a millionaire. Alright, I’m exaggerating. Seriously speaking, I have made it my goal to educate businesses about digital strategy and transformation. While there’s…

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Dangers of The Transformation Illusion

Transformation illusions occur when companies believe they are undergoing transformation, when in fact they are only making small changes. It’s not uncommon for Transformation to be confused with Change, and George Westerman of MIT painted this perfectly when he explained; Right now, there are countless companies informing their workforce and stakeholders…

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The Future of Work and Management

THE OPPORTUNITY WITH THE PRESENT It’s 2016. What does the digital future hold? Sales of mobile devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets) have passed that of desktop computers. These devices have massive computing power. Coupled with access to a whole marketplace of personal and business apps, consumers now find themselves…

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The Transformation Readiness Challenge

Transformation readiness can be compared to preparing for other major undertakings. The details might be different but the fundamental principles of preparation and readiness remain the same. For example, an Arctic expedition would be seen as foolish if its leaders set off without an immense amount of preparation, and many other…

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What is The Right Time to Get Transformed?

At a gathering with the theme of business transformation, a delegate said; “Transformation never truly can work. Take a gander at me: I am fat, however that is me, it is a piece of my personality, and I get along fine. There are dependably blemishes yet we need to live…

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Transform Your Business in 2016 With IDC FutureScape

IDC FutureScape Forward-looking framework for evaluating IT initiatives based on their value to business strategy. IDC FutureScape – is used to shape IT strategy and planning by providing a framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now, and in the future.

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Business Transformation and Disruptive Technologies

Life is all about continuity and flow (transformation), Late Dr. Wayne Dyer beautifully mentioned that “Transformation literally means going beyond your form”. On the other hand disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. There is a deep relationship between transformation and disruption and…

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10 Secrets to be Digitally Transformed in 2016

Digital transformation (DX) is not only an innovation trend – it is at the focal point of business strategies across all industry sectors and markets. Top-down strategy by top leaders: The integration of DX in the core strategy is the way to design new business…

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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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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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SAP Business Transformation Summit Wrap-up

The 5th SAP Business Transformation Summit was held last week at SAP’s birthplace St Leon Rot, near Heidelberg in Germany. The event was kicked off by Michael Kleinemeier, a member of the SAP Global Managing Board, and Dr. Christoph Steiger, the new Global Head of SAP Business Transformation Services.

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