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Change is in the Air
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A Dead Economist’s Argument for Cloud Computing
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 117
Factors for Successful Value Creation for Big Data Initiatives
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 70
Amazon and the Internet of Things
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 66
Digital Transformation Hindered by Data Quality
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 44
The CIO Role in Digital Transformation
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 43
Financial Insights Into Costs For New Digital Applications
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 41
Change is in the Air
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“IoM” Drives Digital
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Role of Customer Experience in Digital Transformation
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Digital Transformation Hindered by Data Quality
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 5:05p   Eric Roch
Not surprisingly, surveys point to a need for a customer experience makeover. A poll by Econsultancy in association with Ensighten referenced in the article “Why Marketers, Agencies Haven’t Mastered the Customer Experience” lists the following benefits to customer experience optimization: Higher engagement and conversion rates (by far the highest ranked) Better brand perception and loyalty Renewals, cross-sells and upsells Increased average order value However, the survey also pointe
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Amazon and the Internet of Things
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 10:34a   Michael Porter
I was speaking to someone who stated, “I’m not convinced about the internet of things.” To be honest, I hewed to that opinion for a while but as we see more examples of computing occurring outside of your desktop, tablet, and mobile devices I’m starting to change my mind. The latest example of the trend away from the three mainstays came yesterday with Amazon’s announcement of Amazon Dash. It’s a cool concept for the number of times I’ve run out of some
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Factors for Successful Value Creation for Big Data Initiatives
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 1:00p   Shankar RamaNathan
One of the major challenges of Big Data initiatives is the Value Creation. What is the business value of the data in question and how to leverage it to successful business strategies. There are various factors influencing the successful value creation. Source: McKinsey Global institute IT intensity – This is a big factor when doing analytics it is important to have the right tools, support and IT engagement. Many organization struggle when IT is mainly performing just infrastructure main
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Change is in the Air
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 4:39p   Bill Busch
The strategy is complete, implementation of the mobile application and analytical system is finished, data scientists are providing useful analytical research.  But is your enterprise getting the value out of your digital transformation investments? A company’s culture, people, and business processes usually provide the largest barrier to realizing the value from digital investments.    Yes, we talk about change management, however, most times that change management is involved in a one-ti
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“IoM” Drives Digital
Sun, Mar 29th 2015 12:46p   Neetu Shaw
All of this focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) is really about the “Internet of Me” (IoM). From social media sites to smartphone apps and GPS systems, loads of data are being generated today about individuals – their interests, their travels, their behavioral patterns, their purchases, and so on. No one in this digital economy can afford to ignore the demands of the “me” generation. It is no longer good enough to tailor marketing based on customer demographics alone. All interaction
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Essentials for Transforming into a Digital Enterprise
Sun, Mar 29th 2015 12:30p   Neetu Shaw
I recently got published in the Special Big Data Edition of the CIOStory (http://ciostory.com/magazine/September-2014/BigData20/), where I talked about the “six” essentials for transforming into an Information-driven organization. Here, I extend that premise to the creation of an information-driven, digital enterprise. Information is a hot commodity. Research suggests that in the next two to three years, businesses will begin to apply monetary value to their digital information asset
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A Dead Economist’s Argument for Cloud Computing
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 8:38p   Amir Sehic
In 1815, after Duke of Wellington ends years of war between the United Kingdom and France by defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, the UK parliament passes the “Corn Laws” which prohibit import of cheap grain from France. The motivation is obviously to protect British land owner’s monopoly, but the argument for why the UK shouldn’t be buying French grain is based on Adam Smith’s principle of absolute advantage. British farmers can produce more grain than the same number of French farmers, so
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Financial Insights Into Costs For New Digital Applications
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 12:00p   JP Morgenthal
When I initially wrote my blog “Making Financial Sense of PaaS” it was to crowdsource my estimates comparing building and operating a new mobile application for a year using various platform architectures. The platform choices ranged from n-tier on-premise using licensed software to using a hosted PaaS. The blog resulted in some excellent conversation and feedback leading me to produce “Making Financial Sense of PaaS – Part Deux”, which illustrated the estimates for businesses that eff
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The CIO Role in Digital Transformation
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 4:03p   Eric Roch
The CIO article, “Is it time for CIOs to step up and rule the digital world?” asks a good question. Can the CMO better lead a digital transformation and align IT with what is increasing a digital business than the CIO? This is an oversimplified question asking who but not what needs to be done? Specific to IT, what does the roadmap look like to achieve the digital transformation including removing aging IT systems that are a barrier to change? Modernizing IT systems is likely not what a CMO
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Role of Customer Experience in Digital Transformation
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 11:57a   Michael Porter
David Stallsmith and I recently gave a presentation on customer experience as it relates to digital transformation. I like David’s viewpoint on any transformation effort must include an “outside-in” view of an organization. You can’t afford to look through already clouded glasses with only internal people.  Here’s a snippet.




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