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Why the Human Voice Is the Year’s Most Important Technology

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The shrinking role of big screens heralds a change in how we communicate with devices and each other.

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How to Monetize Your Data

The ability to monetize data — not hoard it — can offer competitive advantage in the digital economy.

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Automating Supply Chain Resilience Should Be High on Your Digital Agenda

Advanced risk identification tools require companies to take a new approach to supply chain resilience.

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Technology Innovation

How Blockchain Will Change Organizations

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December 7, 2016 | Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform how businesses are organized and managed. It allows companies to eliminate transaction costs and use outside resources as easily as internal resources. The implications for areas such as accounting, contract negotiation and enforcement, sales and marketing, and capital investment are myriad. Companies should start exploring how this technology could impact their industry and processes.

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Finding (and Keeping) Digital Talent

Winning the Digital War for Talent

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Talent management processes need a digital update, too.

Improving Analytics Capabilities Through Crowdsourcing

Open-innovation platforms, used thoughtfully, can expand a company’s access to analytics talent.

Why It Pays to Be Where the IT Talent Already Is

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As demand for big data technologies grows, so does the problem of finding sufficient skills.

The Three New Skills Managers Need

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As technology evolves, managers and organizations will need new skill sets.

Digital Strategy

How to Develop a Great Digital Strategy

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November 8, 2016 | Jeanne W. Ross, Ina M. Sebastian, and Cynthia M. Beath

As companies recognize how important a digital strategy has become, they find themselves torn between different strategic options. The first decision is to choose between a customer engagement or a digital solutions strategy. Which to pursue depends on existing capabilities and competitive direction — but companies should avoid trying to do both.

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Automation, Robotics, and AI

Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

Organizations have begun to capture, create and use data in ways that are changing how we work and live. These in-depth case studies describe organizations tackling the opportunities and challenges associated with becoming a data-driven organization.

GE’s Big Bet on Data and Analytics

An MIT SMR case study looks at how GE is remaking itself from a traditional manufacturer into a leader of the Industrial Internet.

Digital Business Research Findings

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Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future

Digitally savvy executives are already aligning their people, processes, and culture to achieve their organizations’ long-term digital success.

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Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation

The 2015 Digital Business Report by MIT SMR and Deloitte identifies strategy as the key driver in the digital arena.

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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.

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Embracing Digital Technology

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