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Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital
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Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital

March 2015—Some of the talent and tools won’t necessarily be found in-house. Here’s how to create a sustainable strategy for sourcing the right people and products.more

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Protecting the enterprise with cybersecure IT architecture

March 2015—As digitization creates new cyberthreats, businesses should make security an integrated part of their IT infrastructure.more

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Digitizing the value chain

March 2015—Challenges remain for “Industry 4.0,” but the buzz is growing.more

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Europe’s e-government opportunity

March 2015—Only 40 percent of EU citizens now access online government services. Public-sector leaders can increase this number by following a new strategy for creating compelling digital platforms.more

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Competition at the digital edge: ‘Hyperscale’ businesses

March 2015—Digitization is giving rise to a new form, with a scale and complexity that challenge managerial conventions.more

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Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage

February 2015—Catherine Courage champions user-centered design—not only for the benefit of the software company’s customers but also for its employees.more

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The perils of ignoring software development

February 2015—Software is a key to market differentiation and value creation for an increasing number of products and services.more

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Why CIOs should be business-strategy partners

February 2015—Our latest survey of business and IT executives finds that IT performance increases across the board when CIOs are involved in shaping business strategy.more

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Getting big impact from big data

January 2015—New technology tools are making adoption by the front line much easier, and that’s accelerating the organizational adaptation needed to produce results.more

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Transforming the business through social tools

January 2015—The effect of social technologies in customer-facing processes is already significant. Our survey finds that while overall adoption of these tools has plateaued, companies can do more to measure and then capture social’s benefits.more

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Building capabilities for performance

January 2015—The capabilities that companies need most have evolved, but methods of building those skills have not. Our survey finds that the most effective companies focus on sustaining skills and linking learning to business performance.more

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