Building Your Fast-Moving Digital Enterprise

Large companies typically have one transformation success case somewhere, but transforming the entire company to a whole new way of working is what most struggle with. McKinsey’s Edwin van Bommel describes how organisations can quickly develop digital capabilities. He explains what it takes to deliver rapid results, the three Ds of…

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McKinsey on The Digital Age & Disruption

The digital age is disrupting every area of business, including the way marketing engages and interacts with prospective clients and existing ones. Listen to David Edelman at McKinsey Digital explain how successfully adapting requires more than new strategies, and that it requires a complete restructuring of the marketing organisation and its…

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Access Digital Enterprise Transformation Book Free

The book “Digital Enterprise Transformation” incorporates the Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM²) with the Digital Capability Framework (DCF). Written by The Business Transformation Academy (BTA) and SAP, Digital Enterprise Transformation presents how companies can blend innovation, digital and business transformation capabilities to add…

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Breaking Banking Into Bits

The information advantage that investment banks have traditionally enjoyed is being eroded as the flow of information moves away from banks and into new channels. This progress is allowing data to be created and controlled by non-bank entities. Discover how digital disruption is breaking banking into bits.

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Is Digital Lost in France?

In 1977, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler sang about being lost in France but almost 40 years later, is Digital getting lost in France too? Even though French retailers continue to invest in digital strategy, when it comes to digital evolution among its peer countries, France was found to…

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The Real Money in Bitcoin

In the way that Spencer Silver discovered a weak adhesive (which formed the basis of the Post-it Note) while attempting to create something else, a similar fate might await Bitcoin. While many see Bitcoin as the future of money, a growing group of investors and entrepreneurs believes the cryptographic techniques at…

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The Risk of Mobile Deployment

While mobile working has become the norm in many modern working environments around the world, along with flexibility and convenience comes the need to manage the very real risks that mobile deployment can expose unsuspecting organisations to. To help leaders evaluate mobility solutions, consider these six key areas…

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€415bn Digital Single Market Strategy

Last week the European Commission released its digital strategy which outlines 16 initiatives, in an effort to create €415 billion in additional European growth annually. The three pillars on which the strategy is based involve better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across…

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The Making of a Successful Digital Marketer

Digital marketers have been said to have the most entrepreneurial jobs in marketing, and in this digital age, what makes a good digital marketer also helps make a good entrepreneur. The best digital marketers act and think independently and passionately, they map digital tools to business objectives, they balance strategy,…

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Digital – What's The Real Point?

Thousands of CXOs want to see their organisations become digital, but is being mobile, social, cloud-based and data-driven all it takes? Many organisations will suffer the consequences of being detached from concepts of value management, as they focus largely on technology, as was done in the technology-blinkered ERP efforts of years gone…

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Digital Transformation, Execs & The Gap

The technology departments of most corporations are struggling just to keep applications operating, let alone leveraging new digital technologies to increase competitive advantage. So while CEOs want their CIOs to be leading digitally enabled business transformation, many CIOs are too bogged down in traditional IT to step up to the…

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16 Sectors Unprepared for Digital

Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are so caught up in their existing methods and practices that they are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries. As a consequence, they are exposing their companies to the risk of digital disruption, with commercial transportation, power utilities, healthcare and automotive sectors being…

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The Biggest IOT Business Opportunities

The Internet of Everything will become the nervous system of the human economy, and entrepreneurs who capitalise on this will drive massive value into business and society. So what does an entrepreneur or CEO need to consider, if they are to be part of the $19 Trillion business opportunity…

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Aussie Digital Transformation Plans

A few weeks ago we announced that the Australian Digital Transformation Office (DTO) had arrived with Interim CEO David Hazlehurst at the helm. Federal agencies have been told they need to have a Digital Transformation Plan ready by September 2015. It will be interesting to learn what Digital…

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Anticipating Digital Disruption

Why didn’t a cab driver think of Uber? Why didn’t Barnes & Noble think of Amazon?  Why didn’t Blockbuster think of Netflix? Why didn’t Marriott think of AirBnB? How can we anticipate digital disruption?…

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All Survivors Will Have Become Tech Firms

Experts know that in the decade that follows, every “surviving” company will have gone to the trouble of transforming themselves into a tech company. Their leaders will have prepared to ride the Digital Wave and not be left on the beach – unprepared, uninterested, and believing that…

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Digital Transformation Trends in Retail

Digital transformation is something that every business that survives the next five to tend years will embrace, and the one industry that faces us all on a daily basis is Retail. There is a digital revolution taking place in our malls and it…

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Australian Digital Transformation Office Arrives

Australia’s long awaited Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is now visibly active in the public domain, announcing that it will transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them simpler and easier to use. Interim CEO David Hazlehurst spends 3 minutes introducing the DTO…

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How DHL Leveraged The Digital Capability Framework

DHL Freight is a division of Deutsche Post DHL which has almost half a million employees, so every element of a business transformation inside such an organisation is going to be a huge undertaking. Nevertheless, the company embraced the Digital Capability Framework (DCF) and the management…

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Education Moonshots For a Digital Age

Massive Open Online Courses have pulled the ancient profession of Education into the digital age, but this is just the beginning, and as with all transformation, technology is only one component, albeit a critical one. Esther Wojcicki recently published “Moonshots in Education” in which she explores digital and online learning…

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