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Marketing Measurement Mandate – NRF 2016
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What Separates Digital Transformation Leaders from Laggards?
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 3:52p   Beth Martin
We all know it’s a time of rapid change for businesses – the number of articles on digital transformation and rationale for change are in the news constantly. B2B and B2C Companies are realizing that embarking on strategic, transformational change, where all focus is around the customer, is not an option. It is a necessity to be a successful company. Yet, the digital transformation initiative is creating wider gaps between leaders and the laggards and there are some predictions that this gap
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Where to Start With Digital Transformation
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 7:33a   Michael Porter
Not all of our Digital Transformation content resides on this blog. Marin Richeson has a DT blog post over in our Life Sciences blog on where to start with Digital Transformation. It has a life sciences flavor, of course, but you can easily translate to any industry. Journey mapping connects the dots from your customer’s initial interaction with your brand, through their entire experience with your brand via multiple channels (e.g., website, mobile app, phone call, direct mail coupon), to the
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Top 5 Digital Transformation Best Practices: 4. Organize
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 6:30a   Michael Porter
Don’t forget the other parts of this series: Gain Insight Vision and Goals Culture In some ways, this topic is related to culture and highlights that so much of digital transformation does not deal directly with technology.  Our reality is that a change means dealing with people.  People organize in a variety of ways.  Those organizations have very specific explicit (bonus….) and implicit (culture) inducements to action.  Just starting down path and announcing, “Today we
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#NRF16: Uncover What Customers Value, Deliver Reliable Experience
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 11:38a   David Hess
Focus on what your customer wants, for they are all that truly matters. But let’s come back to that. Spending time at the National Retail Federation’s 2016 annual convention meant exposure to a staggering collection of gadgetry, hardware, technology, and an impressive gathering of some of the retail industry’s greatest thought leaders. Whether the goal of the NRF attendees was to come away with new ways to improve operational efficiency, leverage technology to connect to their customers, o
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Integration Strategy in a Digital World
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 5:25p   Eric Roch
In the report CIO Call to Action: Shake Up Your Integration Strategy to Enable Digital Transformation Gartner says, “Most CIOs have yet to recognize that their traditional, established integration strategy cannot cope with digitization’s fast technology innovation and accelerated pace of business.” IT integration competency centers  (ICC) and the software they use grew out of the complex requirements of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). But with the movement to Service-Oriented Ar
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Establishing Best Practices for API Architecture and Standards
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 12:24p   Eric Roch
A strong approach to API development is one that is driven by business value and objectives and governed by reference architecture and standards. It is common for companies to develop sets of APIs for point projects only to find that after years of project-based development, they have hundreds of APIs built with little commonality and a great deal of redundancy. Great success has come from building API strategy and standards based on SOA concepts and approaches. For example, having some gover
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Marketing Measurement Mandate – NRF 2016
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 9:05a   Ross Monaghan
Digital marketing is one of the fastest growing disciplines within the overall “marketing” ecosystem. One of the main reasons is due to the quantifiable nature of the insight provided in real-time. While one may receive a large amount of data related to their business, the reviewer of data or even senior leadership may not be using the appropriate key-performance-indicators (KPI’s) to measure each specific marketing tactics impact. Many companies are often times blinded by the overall miss
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Digital Transformation Means Rethinking Your Approach
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 11:26a   Michael Porter
I was reading some research from Forrester’s Nigel Fenwick on Digital Transformation.  I think one of the graphics he used portrays the digital prey vs digital predator tipping point quite nicely.   I think we all get annoyed when someone wants to sell you their product rather than create a solution to your need or problem or need. Digital Transformation Means Rethinking Your Approach was first posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:26 am.
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Digital Transformation Priorities in 2016
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 8:09p   Michael Porter
It’s that time of year where we look at what happened in 2015 and look forward to 2016.  The Enterprisers site has a nice article about CIO digital priorities for next year.  Not surprisingly, it’s heavy on the technology.  Also not surprisingly, back-end tech is well represented.   I won’t highlight everything so you should read the whole article. Rapid app mobile development Platformization of IT Focus on mobile back end integration Convergence of CRM and Marketing Autom
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Top 5 Digital Transformation Best Practices: 3 Culture
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 1:40p   Michael Porter
Don’t forget the other parts of this series: Gain Insight Vision and Goals When speaking of the digital world everyone’s natural inclination is to think technology.  While technology forms a key component of this digital first realm, it’s not the only component nor is it the hardest component.  Culture makes the top of my list for the hardest things you must tackle in your digital transformation.  It means you have to get the entire company on the same page and moving in t




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