Digital Transformation

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Sep 3
Why Your Company Should Be a ‘Technology’ Company
"The digital transformation of media companies shows no sign of slowing down, as savvy content publishers utilise evolving technologies to find and appeal to customers online.
"Traditional media outlets with long heritages and entrenched infrastructures struggle to adapt as quickly as their younger rivals, but as Econsultancy’s latest research shows, the media industry is far from alone in this struggle."
Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas discusses the blurring lines between technology and journalism, and new research which reveals that 96% of enterprise businesses feel the pressure of digital transformation.
Read the full article here.

Why Your Company Should Be a ‘Technology’ Company

"The digital transformation of media companies shows no sign of slowing down, as savvy content publishers utilise evolving technologies to find and appeal to customers online.

"Traditional media outlets with long heritages and entrenched infrastructures struggle to adapt as quickly as their younger rivals, but as Econsultancy’s latest research shows, the media industry is far from alone in this struggle."

Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas discusses the blurring lines between technology and journalism, and new research which reveals that 96% of enterprise businesses feel the pressure of digital transformation.

Read the full article here.

Sep 1
Transforming Digital Business in ‘Real-Time’
"A central challenge for any digital transformation initiative is dealing with the ever-increasing pace of change – in the marketplace, in the technology environment, and in the world at large.
"Clearly, as customer expectations accelerate, our technology must keep up. Squeezing every last millisecond of performance leads to the demand for real-time – technology with no delays whatsoever, moving at the speed of thought itself."
Read the full Forbes article here.

Transforming Digital Business in ‘Real-Time’

"A central challenge for any digital transformation initiative is dealing with the ever-increasing pace of change – in the marketplace, in the technology environment, and in the world at large.

"Clearly, as customer expectations accelerate, our technology must keep up. Squeezing every last millisecond of performance leads to the demand for real-time – technology with no delays whatsoever, moving at the speed of thought itself."

Read the full Forbes article here.

Why It’s Good to be a ‘Technology Company’
Harvard Business Review published an interesting article recently, examining why venture capitalist Chris Dixon recently invested $50 million down in Buzzfeed, declaring he was investing in a ‘technology company’.
A statement on Dixon’s blog reads:
"Many of today’s great media companies were built on top of emerging technologies. Examples include Time Inc. which was built on color printing, CBS which was built on radio, and Viacom which was built on cable TV."
The article reports:
"Now, he writes, we’re in the midst of another technological shift, in which more and more of the world’s news and entertainment are delivered via social networks to mobile devices — and Buzzfeed and its “100+ person tech team” are all over it. “BuzzFeed takes the internet and computer science seriously.”
Read the full article here.

Why It’s Good to be a ‘Technology Company’

Harvard Business Review published an interesting article recently, examining why venture capitalist Chris Dixon recently invested $50 million down in Buzzfeed, declaring he was investing in a ‘technology company’.

A statement on Dixon’s blog reads:

"Many of today’s great media companies were built on top of emerging technologies. Examples include Time Inc. which was built on color printing, CBS which was built on radio, and Viacom which was built on cable TV."

The article reports:

"Now, he writes, we’re in the midst of another technological shift, in which more and more of the world’s news and entertainment are delivered via social networks to mobile devices — and Buzzfeed and its “100+ person tech team” are all over it. “BuzzFeed takes the internet and computer science seriously.”

Read the full article here.

Aug 4
Putting People First in Digital Transformation: Culture Change and the Customer Experience
"Focusing on your customer experience in the digital world, building strong, supportive relationships between your marketing and tech teams and being prepared to take on important culture changes will ensure you can not only survive, but thrive in the digital age."
Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas shares his insight into some important new digital transformation research from Altimeter, PwC and Capgemini.
Read the full article here.

Putting People First in Digital Transformation: Culture Change and the Customer Experience

"Focusing on your customer experience in the digital world, building strong, supportive relationships between your marketing and tech teams and being prepared to take on important culture changes will ensure you can not only survive, but thrive in the digital age."

Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas shares his insight into some important new digital transformation research from Altimeter, PwC and Capgemini.

Read the full article here.

The 2014 State of Digital Transformation
Altimeter Group has released its second piece of research into the current state of digital transformation for businesses.
The report set out to identify:
1) to unearth where companies and supporting teams are in their metamorphic digital transformation efforts; and 2) also to capture a current snapshot for future comparison.
The report set out to:
1) Unearth where companies and supporting teams are in their metamorphic digital transformation efforts.
2) Capture a current snapshot for future comparison.
The results revealed that while 88% of businesses claimed to have undertaken a formal process of digital transformation, only 25% had mapped out the digital customer journey.
Download the report here.

The 2014 State of Digital Transformation

Altimeter Group has released its second piece of research into the current state of digital transformation for businesses.

The report set out to identify:

1) to unearth where companies and supporting teams are in their metamorphic digital transformation efforts; and 2) also to capture a current snapshot for future comparison.

The report set out to:

1) Unearth where companies and supporting teams are in their metamorphic digital transformation efforts.

2) Capture a current snapshot for future comparison.

The results revealed that while 88% of businesses claimed to have undertaken a formal process of digital transformation, only 25% had mapped out the digital customer journey.

Download the report here.

Why It’s Time for Boards to Cross the Digital Divide 

"The ever-growing digital wave is washing over just about every facet of our personal and organizational lives, our consumer experiences, and across every industry and sector in its impact on business models and processes.
"So one would think that, in light of this, boards of directors would be actively steering their organisations through the digital revolution, right? According to recent research, it appears not. This is disturbing. Despite prominent calls to action, and despite digital’s ubiquity in the press and in many discussions of strategy and tactics across organisational functions, it appears that boards are still not seeing the value of digital.
Why?”
Read the full article here.

Why It’s Time for Boards to Cross the Digital Divide 

"The ever-growing digital wave is washing over just about every facet of our personal and organizational lives, our consumer experiences, and across every industry and sector in its impact on business models and processes.

"So one would think that, in light of this, boards of directors would be actively steering their organisations through the digital revolution, right? According to recent research, it appears not. This is disturbing. Despite prominent calls to action, and despite digital’s ubiquity in the press and in many discussions of strategy and tactics across organisational functions, it appears that boards are still not seeing the value of digital.

Why?”

Read the full article here.

Embracing Digital Disruption: Smart Government, Empowered Citizens
Forrester’s latest research examines the challenges of digital disruption for government, and how mobile optimisation and the intelligent use of data could be the key to successfully embracing the associated changes.
In this article, Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas extracts the takeaways for not just smart government, but smart business.
Read here.

Embracing Digital Disruption: Smart Government, Empowered Citizens

Forrester’s latest research examines the challenges of digital disruption for government, and how mobile optimisation and the intelligent use of data could be the key to successfully embracing the associated changes.

In this article, Discerning Digital MD Richard Lucas extracts the takeaways for not just smart government, but smart business.

Read here.

Bridging the Digital Divide With Hyper-Connected Consumers
"From wearable computers to autonomous drones, the ways in which we experience the world are changing fast: driven by advances in mobile, social and digital technologies.
"Such developments are creating an emergence of a new digital divide within the enterprise. On the one hand are those organisations that are well-adapted to this connected world and are already creating opportunities within it; on the other, there are those that have yet to gain a foothold."
Read the full article here.

Bridging the Digital Divide With Hyper-Connected Consumers

"From wearable computers to autonomous drones, the ways in which we experience the world are changing fast: driven by advances in mobile, social and digital technologies.

"Such developments are creating an emergence of a new digital divide within the enterprise. On the one hand are those organisations that are well-adapted to this connected world and are already creating opportunities within it; on the other, there are those that have yet to gain a foothold."

Read the full article here.

More Digital Disruption Ahead for News Groups
"According to the third annual digital news report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), some news organisations are being outpaced by the speed of change while others show signs of rising to the challenge.
"The report, in pointing to new threats to traditional news sources, identifies the smartphone and social media as the most powerful agents of change. It also reveals a clear generational split in how people are both finding and interpreting news."
Read the full report here.

More Digital Disruption Ahead for News Groups

"According to the third annual digital news report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), some news organisations are being outpaced by the speed of change while others show signs of rising to the challenge.

"The report, in pointing to new threats to traditional news sources, identifies the smartphone and social media as the most powerful agents of change. It also reveals a clear generational split in how people are both finding and interpreting news."

Read the full report here.

Jun 4
Digital Disruption: The Transformation of Banking
Very nice SlideShare on digital transformation of banking services, examining why banks need to change to keep up with their connected customers. 
View the presentation here.

Digital Disruption: The Transformation of Banking

Very nice SlideShare on digital transformation of banking services, examining why banks need to change to keep up with their connected customers. 

View the presentation here.

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