Digital Transformation: More than a buzzword it’s a shift in thinking
How do you know you’ve successfully executed your digital transformation strategy for your business and customers?
Taking the Pulse of Innovation in Healthcare
We hear the term digital transformation everywhere these days it seems. Its meaning has extended far beyond a term used to describe a shift in processes, to become a new way of thinking and conceiving fresh possibilities.
5 Tips on How to Innovate
There are two kinds of leader: those who aim for short-term value to pacify baying shareholders, and those who want to leave a legacy.
How to change an industry sector
How do you change the way an industry functions? Some people might say: that is the job of disruptors, maybe startups, maybe new entrants from other industries who come in and shake up the incumbents.
Agile, Dual Innovation and Process Model Innovation: Where to lay your bets
In traditional discussions of innovation there was always a divide between execution and innovation. Or put another way, process model innovation (changing the core) has been something of a taboo. A belief grew up that execution, the process, has to be protected from change.
How stories help us change: using narrative to drive innovation
“Logical” is a term that could have easily been coined for those of us who work at the core of financial technology systems. Our mission has been to create IT that can stand up to intense use under demanding conditions, so what you do is wrap yourself in this idea of proceeding with what is logical.
Flow vs Agile: The Battle for a Consistent Innovation Method
Most organisations have gone some way now towards implementing agile development techniques. It’s likely as well that they will be using lean in other areas of innovation. The idea that innovation can and should be done as cheaply as possible has taken hold in business as we all seek to innovate more and faster for the sake of survival (and prosperity of course!). Along with it, though, should come the realisation that a lot of what passes for innovation is wasted effort. We are applying methods to a process without asking if the process itself is really necessary or efficient.
Trust, Innovation and the Future of Digital Work
In the new entrepreneurial work culture, people have to innovate through experimenting and taking risks. Employers need to demonstrate the trust factor, namely that failure is acceptable. If large firms don’t get this right they will fail at digital work.
Growing Responsiveness: Designing the Rules of Digital Transformation
CIO or IT Director is a curious title these days, it’s becoming unsure of who it really is. Having held this title in major companies people assume that I am a technical geek of some sort. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Enterprise Efficiencies and The Future of Outsourcing
Corporate IT is in the midst of a transformation that will rip apart today’s long-term outsourcing relationships. Outsourcers have provided essential support for the core systems that make it possible to run a large organisation. But, those core systems are being replaced by SaaS applications, or broken up into cloud services. These new systems based on “Web services” are faster to assemble, more adaptable, and cheaper to maintain.