Digital Transformation
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Big Data: Big Deal or Big Hype?

May 22, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Social MediaComments (9)

By Sunil Gupta Google Flu Trends article of November 2008 heralded in a new age for big data where where it is possible to leverage the vast amount of data to speak for itself, without theory or expert knowledge of the subject matter. However, in a short span, the pendulum swung from big data being …

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Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

May 22, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Marketing & Consumers, Digital Transformation, Surdak on TechnologyComments (2)

By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts, emails, digital audio or video, – even bio-sensor gathered data – customers are

Analysis Paralysis: How “Big Data” May Finally Spell the End of Make-Believe Numbers

March 12, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Surdak on TechnologyComments (1)

By Chris Surdak  In this article, Chris Surdak speaks from experience and argues that financial models are not used to present scientific or mathematical fact but rather to further the political agenda of a business. But as Big Data takes hold, he asks what

The Dawn of a New Era in Business Computing

March 12, 2015 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By David Stokes In 2013 it was estimated that 90% of all of the data in the world had been generated in the preceding two years. The vast majority of digital information (about 80%) is generated in an unstructured form – articles, blogs, posts on social

The Digital Revolution is an Evolution for the Outsourcing Industry

January 19, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Mike Salvino Digital technology has transformed virtually every industry, affecting the way companies serve customers, manufacture products,

Opening the Eyes of the Digitally Myopic!

January 19, 2015 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (1)

By Eric Duffaut There are none so blind as those who will not see. They’ll probably go bankrupt too. It has never been easier to create, seize and profit from a business opportunity than today. Only two ingredients are needed: innovation and speed. Oh, and

Unpacking the ‘Big Data’ Skill Set: It’s not Just – or Even Mostly – About the Data

January 19, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, People Management, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Mihnea Moldoveanu Big Data presents challenges and opportunities that need a new set of skills. Current formulations of the Big Data skill set are reductive and restrictive, and programmes set up to hastily address the very real labour market shortage have

“I Can’t Help You:” The Dangers of Employees Disablement in the Social/Media Era

January 19, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Digital Transformation, Social Media, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak The quality of customer service has been steadily declining in recent years, but now that increasing digitisation has shifted more power to the consumer. Christopher Surdak demonstrates that bad service can, and will, become detrimental

Improving Digital Innovation in Large Enterprise: Strengthening e-Leadership at C-level

January 19, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Corporate Governance, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Joe Peppard, Simon Robinson and Tobias Hüsing If your company doesn’t want to miss out on the new opportunities IT offers for business innovation, you need people at C-level with a challenging combination of competencies: they have to be digitally

Are Digital Technologies the Planet’s Last Best Hope? (If bananas are anything to go by the answer is yes.)

November 18, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Social Impact, Social MediaComments (0)

By John Bates Humanity’s destructive ecological footprint is only getting bigger and effective solutions are needed more than ever. Below Dr. John Bates explains what a debate about bananas has to do with the effectiveness of climate change conferences, and