Digital Strategy

Most organizations are not realizing the full value from their digital projects because they fail to recognize that their digital strategy and business strategy are becoming one and the same.

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GDPR: 3 Myths and Misconceptions Demystified

GDPR: 3 Myths and Misconceptions Demystified

Organizations taking a proactive approach to compliance may find multiple silver linings in GDPR’s dark cloud, including cleaning up entrenched data quality problems.

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The Foundation for Digital Transformation

The Foundation for Digital Transformation

Since digital transformation is network centric, the risks are great if CIOs don't invest and upgrade their network.

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The Path to Digital Won’t Be Paved with Yesterday’s Networks

The Path to Digital Won’t Be Paved with Yesterday’s Networks

For innovation, better productivity, and performance, organizations must invest in modern, automated networks.

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The Future of IT

The Future of IT

Cloud, mobility, shadow IT, and relentless cyberattacks all drive mounting complexity. To the point where simply keeping the lights is a bigger challenge than ever. But today’s CIO must deliver so much more. Given the pace of business disruption, CIO’s can’t just be operational; they must be transformational.

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Take Me Out to the (Digitally Transformed) Ball Game

Take Me Out to the (Digitally Transformed) Ball Game

In any sport, peanuts, popcorn, and Crackerjacks only go so far. For fans to feel like champs, a winning stadium experience must be mobile, connected, and convenient.

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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends in 2017

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends in 2017

To create a successful digital organization, executives must keep one eye on the technology horizon at all times. These trends are already driving disruption for fast-moving companies. Yours could be next.

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Saving the Rhinos

Saving the Rhinos

Bruce Watson of Dimension Data speaks with Kevin Delaney about an innovative program to protect South Africa's imperiled rhinos.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Digital Healthcare Providers: Forget Sexy, Focus on Boring

Digital Healthcare Providers: Forget Sexy, Focus on Boring

New analysis shows the biggest impact comes from digitizing the ways clinicians, healthcare workers, and administrators do their jobs.

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Saving the Rhino with Digital Solutions

Saving the Rhino with Digital Solutions

From drones to seismic sensors, new technologies protect threatened wildlife treasures.

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The Changing Role of Organizations, Culture, Workforce, and the CIO

The Changing Role of Organizations, Culture, Workforce, and the CIO

Mike Guggemos, CIO of Insight Enterprises, discusses why digitization means simplification and automation for companies.

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Pokémon Go Brings Monster Opportunities for Business

Pokémon Go Brings Monster Opportunities for Business

The game’s use of location, augmented reality, and addictive gaming principles offer plenty of untapped potential for the business world.

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Making Change: How Vanguard’s CIO Fosters Adaptation

Making Change: How Vanguard’s CIO Fosters Adaptation

When employees embrace change, anything’s possible.

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It’s a Rocket Revolution

It’s a Rocket Revolution

In the space-launch industry, startups are blasting off into new frontiers of innovation. But don’t write off the established players.

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Using Data to Build Growth and Revenue

Using Data to Build Growth and Revenue

Data scares people, but manufacturers can’t afford to ignore it.

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Rounding the Corner Towards the Circular Economy

Rounding the Corner Towards the Circular Economy

A circular economy keeps products at their highest utility and value at all times, but what does that mean for CEOs?

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Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 2

Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 2

In a continuation of Part 1, Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum (ISF) and James Mobley, vice president of the Cisco Security and Collaboration Services Group, will discuss how CFOs are moving past the notion that security is only an IT problem and becoming empowered to align overall security strategy with digital transformation goals.

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Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity (Part 1)

Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 1

In Part 1 of this two part podcast series, Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF), and James Mobley, Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Collaboration Services Group, explore how executives view cybersecurity less as a “cost center” and more as a change catalyst.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Bank Industry

Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Bank Industry

Retail banks have a tremendous opportunity to capture new value and drive their own disruption.

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Banking on Digital

Banking on Digital

Traditional bank branches haven’t changed much over the years. See how one CEO has moved from paper and long lines to true digital disruption.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage

Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage

In an era of unparalleled disruption, companies need to begin viewing cybersecurity differently—beyond its traditional “defensive” role.

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The CIO’s New Role: Prevent Extinction

The CIO’s New Role: Prevent Extinction

In order to survive, the CIO must embrace digital transformation and bring value to the C-suite.

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5 Retail Transformation Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)
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Surviving the Risks While Diagnosing Innovation

Surviving the Risks While Diagnosing Innovation

Healthcare executives are embracing digital innovation, even with all the challenges it brings.

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Today’s Pace of Change: The New, New Normal

Today’s Pace of Change: The New, New Normal

When digitization leverages the cloud, it’s the golden ticket to driving greater revenue and acquiring new customers.

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Three Tips for Empowering (And Benefitting From) Millennials

Three Tips for Empowering (And Benefitting From) Millennials

It’s hard to ignore the impact millennials are having within organizations across all industries.

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CEOs Must Up Level Their Digital-Decisions Skills

CEOs Must Up Level Their Digital-Decisions Skills

On the path to digital mastery, executives need to work on improving the digital-decision making process.

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Five Industries Most Vulnerable to Digital Disruption

Five Industries Most Vulnerable to Digital Disruption

Which industries need to move fast to transform in the face of digital disruption?

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Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-Suite, Part 2

Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-Suite, Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, Peter High, Metis Strategy President, Author and Keynote Speaker, along with Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer of The Boeing Company, discuss how the c-suite can maintain their focus and innovate from within.

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Secrets of the Successful C-Suite

Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-Suite, Part 1

In Part one of this three-part series, Peter High, president of Metis Strategy and author and keynote speaker, along with Gus Shahin, chief information officer and senior vice president at Flextronics International Ltd, explore how the C-suite is changing the way traditional business is done with new, digitally fueled thinking, skills, and approaches.

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The Martial Art of Transitioning From the Industrial Era

The Martial Art of Transitioning From the Industrial Era

Focusing on harmony will help your organization thrive in the digital economy.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Why Retailers Need to Rush To Digital

Why Retailers Need to Rush To Digital

The retail industry has the potential to generate $506 billion in digital business value through 2018. Yet retailers only realized 15 percent of this Digital Value at Stake in 2015. How can retailers avoid disruption, and capitalize on the digital opportunity? This report prescribes specific steps retailers can take to digitize their businesses end-to-end.

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The Business Risk You Shouldn’t Avoid

The Business Risk You Shouldn’t Avoid

The journey to digital transformation may seem daunting, but the bigger risk is not starting down the path at all.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Starting Point: Journey to Digital Value

Starting Point: Journey to Digital Value

The digital landscape within the private sector has changed dramatically over the last three years.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Digital Transformation is not a luxury. It’s a Necessity.

Digital Transformation Is Not a Luxury. It’s a Necessity.

Considering the speed at which disruption is occurring, change will be uncomfortable, even when it presents new opportunities

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Four Steps to Experimenting with Innovation

Four Steps to Experimenting with Innovation

Helping your organization innovate at a pace that allows you to be a leader, not a follower

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A  Common Outcome to Digital Transformation

A Common Outcome to Digital Transformation

New technologies can lead transformation, but management and culture have to follow.

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Fortune Global Forum

Fortune Global Forum

Connected Futures is excited to tell you that our editorial team will be on the ground reporting live from the event, which is being held Nov. 2-4 in San Francisco.

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Top Four Takeaways From Gartner ITxpo 2015

Top Four Takeaways From Gartner ITxpo 2015

IT plays a critical role as digitization goes from concept to actualization.

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Transforming the Fan Experience

Transforming the Fan Experience

Sports and entertainment organizations are turning to technology for innovative fan experiences.

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Cybersecurity: Fighting the War One Battle at a Time

Cybersecurity: Fighting the War One Battle at a Time

Just as cybercrime transcends industries and national borders, so too must security.

PODCAST
Digital Predator or Digital Prey

Digital Predator or Digital Prey

Nigel Fenwick and Mike Riegel explore the difference between being a digital predator and digital prey, and the steps for energizing digital business.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
69 Percent of Internet of Everything’s Public Sector Value-at-Stake for Will Be Powered By Citizen-Centric Connections

Internet of Everything: 69 Percent of Public Sector Value at Stake Will Be Citizen-Centric Connections

More relevant, valuable connections will boost productivity, revenue, and citizen experience, while cutting costs. To maximize value, cities should combine Internet of Everything uses cases rather than approaching them individually.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Banks That Become as Digitized as Its Customers Can See a 5.6 Percent Increase in Bottom-Line, According to Recent Research

Banks Can Increase Bottom Line From 5.3 to 15.2 Percent When They Become as Digitized as Their Customers

Global banks can transform customer interactions to increase profitability. The next step of the journey is for banks to evolve the kinds of dynamic, personalized interactions that consumers now demand, and to deliver the right interactions to the right customer segments.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Retailers That Build Agile Business Processes to Turn Insights Into Value Can Capture Profit Improvement of 15.6 Percent

Retail Profits Can Rise 15.6 Percent When Using Real-Time Customer Insights

In retail insight is currency and context is king. Digital transformation has dramatically changed the shopping behaviors of consumers. As a result, retailers need to forget everything they thought they knew about today’s consumer, including traditional customer segmentation—digital shopping behaviors now transcend traditional demographic parameters of age and income.

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Digital Disruption: Only the Agile Survive

Digital Disruption: Only the Agile Survive

Chaos and complexity are on the rise and it is difficult for firms to figure out what to do in the face of this digitally-driven change.  

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Digital Transformation: Closing the Gap Between Now and the Future

Digital Transformation: Closing the Gap Between Now and the Future

Professor of Innovation and Strategic Information Management at IMD, Michael Wade, and futurist Glen Hiemstra will explore why becoming a digital business requires rethinking core business processes and implementing  an agile IT and OT foundation.

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Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation - Part 2

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation - Part 2

Futurists Ade McCormack and Thornton May explore how common barriers to digital transformation can be overcome with the right digital strategy.

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Key Technologies for the Digital Age

Key Technologies for the Digital Age

Digital is a revolution and one of the most important directions for the future of IT. 

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It’s Time for YOU to Write the Book on Digital

It’s Time for YOU to Write the Book on Digital

No one knows entirely what the last chapter of the digital book will look like but we do know that it is time to get busy on chapter one.

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Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

Futurists Ade McCormack and Thorton May explore how common barriers to digital transformation can be overcome with the right digital strategy.

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The Digital Discussion: It Starts in the Boardroom

The Digital Discussion: It Starts in the Boardroom

Everybody in the boardroom needs to be a digital leader. Anything less is mal-governance

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What it Means to be Digital

What it Means to be Digital

Andrew Wilson, CIO, Accenture give seven tips on how to succeed with a digital strategy

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Fitting Disruptive Technologies into Your Strategy

Fitting Disruptive Technologies into Your Strategy

Determining if a disruptive technology yields enormous benefits or turns out to be an expensive waste of time.

PODCAST
The Last Checkout Line

The Last Checkout Line

IDC's Leslie Hand shares how the retail landscape is evolving and what will be needed to make the Last Checkout Line ever become a reality.

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How Mobility is Unifying the Retail Experience

How Mobility is Unifying the Retail Experience

A conversation with Doug Stephens, one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, reveals how mobility fits into an omnichannel retail experience.

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9 Steps to Leading Digital Transformation

9 Steps to Leading Digital Transformation

Being a digital leader is not a role, it's a competency.

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Finding Success in the Next Wave of Business

Finding Success in the Next Wave of Business

A new IT model is emerging that helps drive digitization and innovation across the organization.

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Global Leaders Talk About Digitization, Innovation and Reinvention

Global Leaders Talk About Digitization, Innovation, and Reinvention

Eight key issues were top of mind during a gathering of global CEOs, CIOs, and world leaders.

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Leading a Genuinely Digital Organization

Leading a Genuinely Digital Organization

In this new world, you need to realize that real talent is too valuable to suppress. Your people are closer to the ground. They see what is happening in the market and can meld reality with creativity to determine what is best for the customer.

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Leaders Need to be Rewired to Win with Digital Disruption

Leaders Need to be Rewired to Win with Digital Disruption

Digital disruption is now part of the boardroom lexicon. This series of columns by Ade McCormack is designed to provide leaders with insights on how the world is changing and how they need to respond.

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Embrace Change to Reap the Benefits of Digital Disruption

Embrace Change to Reap the Benefits of Digital Disruption

According to Gartner, only 30 percent of digital transformations will succeed. Becoming a digital organization is not an easy journey. The real victors will be those organizations that disrupt their future—for good.

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From iPads to Iron Pipes, Kiewit’s Digital Strategy Delivers Savings

From iPads to Iron Pipes, Kiewit's Digital Strategy Delivers Savings

 Kiewit is applying digital business principles to transform the way it works, delivering insight on its operations that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago.

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In-Store Customer Experience Nirvana

In-Store Customer Experience Nirvana

Experts discuss what it takes for customers (and retailers) to experience ‘the Last Checkout Line.’

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Using Technology to Reinvent the In-Person Shopping Experience

Using Technology to Reinvent the In-Person Shopping Experience

Doug Stephens, founder and president of Retail Prophet, discusses how to engage shoppers and match online experiences with in-store realities by blending physical and virtual worlds.