Internet Strategy

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Lessons From China’s Digital Battleground

The explosive growth of the digital market in China, a country with more than 700 million internet users, provides rich opportunities. So why have so few of the leading Western players succeeded in this market? One reason is the dramatic rise of China’s digital leaders, which has put the squeeze on Western internet giants. If Western players want to get back in the game, they must learn quickly.

Raising the Bar With Analytics

More than half of managers surveyed strongly agree that their organizations need to step up analytics use, according to a 2013 global survey by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS Institute. In addition, survey data suggests that in companies where analytics has improved the ability to innovate, managers are more likely to share data with partners and suppliers.

How to Revitalize Your Digital Business Model

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What should a company do if its digital business model isn’t working very well? Peter Weill, chairman of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Center for Information Systems Research, has created some principles to revamp the fortunes of a digital business. His framework focuses around three planks: content, experience and platform. Executives should decide which plank offers competitive advantage and develop a world-class version of it online, partnering with others for the other two planks.

Profits and the Internet: Seven Misconceptions

The Internet has created new markets, customers, products and modes of conducting business. The authors explain why seven popular strategies are not the path to profitable growth and provide thoughtful guidelines for avoiding misconceptions and taking a sensible approach to business on the Internet.

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