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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The Great Digital Illusion – Wake-up Call

The fourth industrial revolution is an exciting time to be alive and innovative start-ups are proving size doesn’t matter when you know how to put new technology to good business use. Meanwhile, some incumbent camps are falling victim to The Great Digital Illusion. Established firms feel…

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20 Must-Follow Digital Transformation Twitter Accounts

For forward thinking leaders, digital transformation isn’t just a priority on their to-do list; it’s a business imperative. As is the need for CIOs and other business leaders to stay informed on the latest digital business transformation news and trends that could shape the future of their organisations in the…

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Three Steps from the CIO to CEO Office

The most ambitious CIOs are not only committed to the business, but they are also dedicated to spending more time in boardroom conversations centred around strategic transformation, and less time bogged down with keeping the lights on. Some will even have their eyes firmly fixed upon the next opportunity to…

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Digital Transformation Middle East 2016

On 15, 16 and 17 April 2016, ancient history will meet the digital future, as Byblos in Lebanon hosts Digital Transformation Middle East 2016. The event is dedicated to digital business transformation and disruptive digital innovation, where leading international experts will share their insights and provide actionable…

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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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The Leadership Team Is the Company Culture

Company culture is a critical success factor in digital transformation initiatives, and digital transformation impacts three areas of opportunities, in their order of importance: people, process and technology. Unfortunately, between IT organizations and their respective consulting partners, the focus has almost always been the last – technology. Why?…

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12 Quotes About Digital Transformation

“Silicon Valley is coming and if banks don’t up their game, then tech companies will take over the industry’s business. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking.” — Jamie Dimon, CEO, J.P. Morgan   “At least 40% of…

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Start Your Digital Transformation in 6 Steps

Current and future technologies (Mobility, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Crowdsourcing, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing)  allow companies to create competitive advantages. Digital transformation (DX) is one of them which utilizes the most recent innovation as a part of reaction to socio-behavioural changes, to set up a…

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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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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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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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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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Your Move on the 2nd Half of the Chessboard

As an unprecedented pace of digital transformation encapsulates every industry like a digital vortex, even sharp leaders can fail to grasp the power of exponential forces, that they are not accustomed to dealing with. But as BCG explained in an article recently, these leaders can consider simple questions…

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Leading Digital Transformation to Scale

Many business executives are asking questions such as; “How do I lead my organisation through Digital Transformation?”  Similarly, IT Executives are asking; “How do I lead my IT organisation to be a successful technology partner to the business?” and Tech Supplier Execs are asking; “How do I lead my technology…

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How To Design Your Company’s Digital Transformation

In its simplest form, Design Thinking is a process of creating new and innovative ideas and solving problems, and has been used across thousands of organisations. Read design thinking comes of age. Some say that while Business is already incorporating design thinking, technology needs to do the same, and that design…

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Managing Digital Transformation Seminar

From 25 to 27 February 2016 in Basel Switzerland, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) will run a 3-day seminar on “Managing Digital Transformation”. The core elements of the seminar will cover: Evolution, opportunities and challenges of a digital world Thinking in and modelling of systems Identifying…

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Watch The Red Hat CIO Interview

Chief Information Officer of Red Hat, Lee Congdon, spoke with Michael Krigsman of CXO Talk about ideas for balancing infrastructure and innovation in a dynamic and transformational environment. They addressed the challenges that most CIOs now face when in addition to keeping on top of infrastructure and cost reduction, they need to build strategic…

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