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Surviving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

Companies need to reinvent themselves as destinations for their customers.

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CIOs and the Future of IT

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For digital success, CIOs must oversee all of IT, collaborating with marketers and business units.

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Improving Your Digital Intelligence

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Assessing your company’s digital intelligence offers a road map for your digital journey.

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Using Technology Strategically

Digital Audits as a Tactical and Strategic Management Resource

October 12, 2017 | Alexis Bateman

New factory audit processes help companies that outsource production to evaluate supplier performance in more depth, leading to more effective decision-making. Three key issues that hamper modern auditing — standardization, cost inflation, and fraud — are being mitigated by new systems that automate the inspection process while tailoring it to specific inputs. The result: analytical capabilities that go beyond the classic audit model.

The Intersection of Machines and People

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Reconsider Your Approach to Digital Transformation

Are You Taking the Wrong Approach to Digital Transformation?

Our research suggests that the approach many companies take toward digital transformation may be misguided. Early and developing companies push digital transformation through managerial directive or by technology provision. In contrast, maturing companies use an approach that cultivates conditions in which transformation can occur.

Digital Transformation On Purpose

As digital technology advances, the opportunity to use it to create a more sustainable, equitable world should not be overlooked. The first step: Define key terms and set up a framework for understanding how the digital revolution can also become a revolution for sustainable development.

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Getting a Return on Your Platform

For a Return on Platform Investment, Focus on New Capabilities

October 4, 2017 | Michael Schrage

Business success today requires taking part in open platform ecosystems. But too many world-class product and services companies find their platformization quests narrowly defined, and end up with constricted or conflicted implementations. The ability of information systems and devices to exchange data isn’t enough in and of itself. Instead, developing new capabilities is the key to platform innovation that will add value to an organization.

Perspectives on Digital Strategy

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Your Company Doesn’t Need a Digital Strategy

When it comes to digital transformation, digital is not the answer. Transformation is.

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Don’t Confuse Digital With Digitization

Digitization alone doesn’t make your company “digital” — but these five guiding principles can help.

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Three Characteristics of a Winning Digital Strategy

Understanding the characteristics of a winning digital strategy is the key to developing one.

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Five Management Strategies for Getting the Most From AI

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A global survey finds that AI is delivering value to companies that use it across operations.

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Achieving Digital Maturity

Digitally maturing companies are achieving success by increasing collaboration, scaling innovation, and revamping their approach to talent.

Moving Beyond Marketing

The 2014 research report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte finds that measurement sophistication is finally taking hold in social business.

Embracing Digital Technology

The 2013 Digital Transformation Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting looks at the road to digital transformation.

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