Why Businesses Must Embrace Digital Transformation
Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas gave a guest lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University on why businesses must embrace digital transformation, covering key transformation drivers, the ‘trust revolution’ and what transformation practically involves.
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Facebook, WhatsApp and Digital Disruption for Telcos
The news that Facebook has bought telco challenger WhatsApp for $19bn is dominating the tech and business press at the moment. But what’s really interesting isn’t just the figures, it’s Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion that the platform has been bought for its ability to connect hundreds of billions of people, not short term revenue.
Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas takes a look at why this deal proves putting customers first is the key to modern business growth, and how digital disruption is affecting even the most established industries.
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How to Break Digital Transformation Down Into Manageable Projects
For most businesses, the very phrase ‘digital transformation’ commonly conjures up an image of time, money and resource being poured into an all-consuming, pan-organisational programme of change, but it needn’t be as challenging as that.
In our latest blog series, we reveal how digital transformation can be turned into practical, manageable projects in four ways.
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What’s Next in 2014 for Digital Disruption?
A new report reveals that 52% of the Fortune 500 companies named in 2000 have since disappeared - a staggering reminder that the pace of change has increased and business models have been disrupted. The only certainty is that change will accelerate.
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Is There a Process for Digital Transformation?
Digital transformation is growing in scope and significance for businesses in all industries and of all sizes and the term ‘digital’ no longer applies as a subset.
Digital transformation can sound like an enormous commitment of time and resources, but it doesn’t have to. The key to delivering change lies in defining a process, identifying goals and building accountability into your plans.
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Key Dimensions of a Digital Transformation Journey
The latest podcast from Accenture’s Digital Insurance blog looks at unlocking digital’s potential by discussing the journey of digital transformation and how it differs from other transformations.
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What Does Digital Transformation Mean for Recruitment?
Digitalisation is driving businesses to seek people with digital skills to help them evolve. However, the rate of change is so rapid that a widening gap has opened between the numbers of digitally-proficient people and the demand for their abilities. The latest blog from Discerning Digital answers that common question - how can my business cope with the digital skills gap?
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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Mission Statement For Digital Business
Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella had strong words in his first memo this week:
"I believe over the next decade computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. The coevolution of software and new hardware form factors will intermediate and digitise many of the things we do and experience in business, life, and our world. This will be made possible by an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud, insights from big data, and intelligence from machine learning."
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Digital Transformation: We Haven’t Seen Anything Yet
MIT’s Principal Research Scientist, Andy McAfee, speaks to Capgemini, explaining the origins of digital transformation, where it’s come from, where it’s going and how digital innovations are going to affect the digital business world from here on in.
Lessons in Digital Transformation from the BBC: What Went Wrong?
The failings of the BBC’s Digital Media Initiative continues to dominate the headlines as former BBC director general Mark Thompson appears in front of the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions about the failed £94.8m initiative.
Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas gave his opinion on what went wrong, and the lessons for businesses of any size investing in digital transformation.
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