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Flip the ratio: Taking IT from bottleneck to battle ready

A new way to focus on outcomes and results can free IT organizations to spend more time on business priorities.
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Unlocking business acceleration in a hybrid cloud world

– Companies that have moved operations to the cloud still aren’t achieving the desired operational agility. A renewed focus... on people, processes, and policies can unlock the cloud’s full potential.
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Growing your own agility coaches to adopt new ways of working

– Agile coaches play a vital role in enterprise-wide agile transformations. To develop enough coaches, companies should create specialized... training academies.
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The platform play: How to operate like a tech company

– For tech to be a real driver of innovation and growth, IT needs to reorganize itself around flexible and independent platforms.
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The drumbeat of digital: How winning teams play

– Pace and power go hand in hand for digital leaders, which typically run four times faster and pull critical strategic levers two... times harder than other companies do.

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Agile in enterprise resource planning: A myth no more

– ERP transformations are never easy. Agile can help improve your results.
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Planning in an agile organization

– Agile organizations rely on an innovative mix of stable and dynamic elements to bring planning up to speed with their fast-paced... needs.
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The right digital-platform strategy

– Many incumbents are starting to build their own platforms or to forge ties with others. The penalty for not playing may be steep.
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Five moves to make during a digital transformation

– Surveyed executives confirm that digital transformations rarely achieve success. But in those that do lie the structural elements... that may help organizations overcome the odds.
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The seven make-or-break API challenges CIOs need to address

– Application programming interfaces hold great promise for tech modernization—if CIOs develop a coherent strategy in advance.

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Powering the digital economy

– As cheaper storage and renewables bend the electricity cost curve, utilities must refine their strategies and raise their digital game.
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A blueprint for successful digital transformations for automotive suppliers

– Leaders in the automotive-supply sector are mastering six elements of successful digital transformation—and reaping the rewards.
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Commercial lines insurtech: A pathway to digital

– Rather than fear the disruptive potential of insurtechs, commercial insurance executives should view them as a catalyst for digitization.

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Securing software as a service

– Here is how SaaS providers can meet the security needs of their enterprise customers.
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Five Fifty: Tech for the greater good

– Can advanced technologies like AI improve the well-being of humans? Only if we more carefully manage its deployment, and its effects... on human labor.
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Mind-set: The key to growth in the digital age

– To maximize growth, leaders need a growth-focused mind-set and a willingness to place bets on the future.
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Building agile capabilities: The fuel to power your agile ‘body’

– To move your organization from targeted experimentation to driving agility at scale, it’s crucial to focus on agile capability... building.
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Decoding digital transformation in construction

– Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies... move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital’s value across their enterprises.
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How digital is powering the next wave of growth in key-account management

– New research highlights what the best-performing sales organizations are doing.
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Radically rethink your strategy: How digital B2B ecosystems can help traditional manufacturers create and protect value

– Machinery companies that partner in a B2B ecosystem could fend off new waves of tech competition by developing the capacity to... deliver innovative aftersales and services offers.
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Five Fifty: Lost in translation

– Hire as many data scientists as you can find—you’ll still be lost without translators to connect analytics with real... business value.
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How lessons from the record-breaking 2018 holiday season can inform retailers’ 2019 strategy

– Black Friday and Cyber Monday are months away, but savvy retailers are incorporating lessons from last year’s holiday season... into this year’s marketing.
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The customer mandate to digitize collections strategies

– Customers told us that more calling won’t improve lenders’ contact and recovery rates. Here’s what they said does work.
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GDPR compliance since May 2018: A continuing challenge

– Companies must automate and streamline, or the challenge of GDPR compliance will overwhelm them.
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