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Business Is Not as Usual in the Age of Digital Transformation Digital transformation typically begins as low cost POCs (proof of concepts), that evolve into mission critical corporate initiatives as positive results, consumer demands and market trends converge.  Digital transformation becomes mission critical when consumers vote with their money to accept the digital replacements for physical products, services and processes. Last month a regional retail book and entertainment chain, Hastings, filed for bankruptcy.  CFO Duane Huesers blamed "a decline in the market for "physical media properties" like music, movies, books, games and media rentals."  Hastings joins chains like Blockbuster, Borders Group and Tower Records that went out of business as a result of not making the transition to digital fast enough.  The strange part of this story is that Hastings never ch... (more)

Three Ages of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #IoT #DevOps #BigData

Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation When digital laggards finally recognize the degree of market disruption being caused by the rapid adoption of digital technologies, and desperately try to outrun the inescapable Darwinian effect of their slow response, they will be faced with not one, but three ages of digital transformation to navigate and survive. Understanding these ages, and what is unique about each one, is critical for business strategy, prioritizing, planning, sequencing and budgeting. Today, we live and work in the Age of Disruptive Transformation.  Tra... (more)

Driving the #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #BigData

The words "digital transformation" appear everywhere today. I use them in discussions daily. They describe the era we live in - an era where the rules of business, strategies and the pace of business have changed. In this era the manner in which we operate our businesses, and interact with our customers, suppliers, employees, partners and even physical objects have changed. This new era is different. We feel urgency for more information, deeper insights, faster operational tempos and business agility.  We recognize a need for change, but to what? I propose that it is important t... (more)

Winning in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #API

15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation and the Doctrine to Match Competitors can't compete, and leaders can't lead if they don't know the rules of the game.  Understanding how points are scored, and what is required to win, is key to any competition.  In the age of digital transformation there are key rules to learn: Data is the modern commercial battlefield Information dominance is the strategic goal It takes an "Optimized Information Logistics Systems" (OILS) to compete Advantages in speed, analytics, operational tempos and information logistics - determine the winners ... (more)

A Doctrine for #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

In my 30-years in the high tech industry I have often heard the business maxim, "Develop a business strategy first, and then find the technology to support it." This well-worn business doctrine, I have come to believe in this age of digital transformation, is wrong and it is time to repudiate it. Let me support my argument by first asking a few questions.  What came first e-commerce or the Internet?  What came first mobile banking, or wireless mobile communications?  What came first the commercial airline industry or the airplane?  What came first armored knights being used as sho... (more)