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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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Five Big Digital Transformation Challenges

Almost 130 years after Arthur Dehon Little and Roger Griffin founded the world’s first management consultancy, Arthur D. Little has distilled the findings of 120 hours of interviews across 7 industry sectors on digital transformation into a 67-page report. From BMW to Allianz, and from AirBus to L’Oreal, over 100…

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Is Your Organisational Health Fit For Transformation?

Any serious competitor in sport knows that if they, or their team, are not in top condition, they have very little chance of sporting success. Similarly, a company’s organisational health that is weak in management practices, speed and agility, cannot realistically expect to achieve much in the…

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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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Digitization Piano Plays Business Transformation Music

The Global Digital Business Transformation Center has released its “Digitization Piano”, which can help firms answer the question, “what should we transform?” With an IDC report predicting that by 2018, 70% of siloed digital transformation initiatives will…

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How to Prepare for Blindspot Digital Invaders

Not so long ago, CxOs could see the competition coming and they knew who and what to look out for. But that was yesterday’s world and things have changed. Now the competition is often invisible until it’s too late. Invisible, laughable and utterly unthinkable that a group of casually turned out…

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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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How to Leap Into Digital Dexterity

As the digital era takes shape, executives are faced with strategic challenges, which they are unaccustomed to dealing with. It is clear that simply adopting digital technology in a siloed manner is not sufficient to deliver the value that digital business transformation promises. Aligned with this harsh reality,  …

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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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Digital Transformation Skills Shortage Report

In collaboration with SAP SE, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) published a skills for digital transformation report in November 2015 after gathering data from 81 executives around the world. The responses gave rise to the following findings: 35% claim to have a clearly defined digital transformation strategy. 27% said…

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9 Digital Transformation Predictions From IDC

Here’s how IDC predicts digital transformation will shape up in the coming years Source: CIO.com…

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Design Digital Transformation Strategy Using IDC DX MaturityScape Benchmark

Digital Transformation – is a specialised type of business transformation where IT plays a dominant role. In the digital age, new business opportunities arise and enterprises transform their strategy, structure, culture and processes using the potential and power of digital. The IDC MaturityScape benchmark framework is a…

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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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With over 20 years helping managers and leaders generate commercial value from technology, Rob Llewellyn is dedicated to helping the new breed of digital economy professionals write the next digital economy success stories.

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