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Four way boards can shape the cloud agenda

Cloud can become an important source of strategic advantage for businesses. It’s time for boards to get involved.
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SaaS, open source, and serverless: A winning combination to build and scale new businesses

– Three tech approaches can rapidly accelerate business building for established companies that learn how to use them.
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Four myths about building a software business

– As nontechnology companies turn to software-based business models for growth, they will need to avoid common misconceptions.
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Tipping the scales in AI: How leaders capture exponential returns

– Where many companies tire of marginal gains from early AI efforts, the most successful recognize that the real breakthroughs in... AI learning and scale come from persisting through the arduous phases.
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How to launch a new business: Three approaches that work

– Analysis of more than 200 corporate business builds shows what success looks like.

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Capturing value in the cloud

The cloud is revolutionizing how businesses create value, but only when tech organizations, and the business, understand how to use it and change how they operate.

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Seven lessons on how technology transformations can deliver value

– Our annual IT strategy survey shows how technology investments are proving their worth, especially at companies making more tech-based changes and bridging more of the technology-business divide.
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Harnessing the power of external data

– Few organizations take full advantage of data generated outside their walls. A well-structured plan for using external data can... provide a competitive edge.
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Breaking through data-architecture gridlock to scale AI

– Large-scale data modernization and rapidly evolving data technologies can tie up AI transformations. Five steps give organizations... a way to break through the gridlock.
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Managing large technology programs in the digital era

– To successfully implement large technology systems, first accept the complexity, and then take these six actions.
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Think fast: How to accelerate e-commerce growth

– The most critical tools in successful e-commerce expansion are customer-centricity and a test-and-learn mindset.

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A manufacturer’s guide to scaling Industrial IoT

– By integrating the business, the organization, and technology, manufacturing leaders can position their organizations to reap the full benefits of Industrial IoT.
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Healthtech in the fast lane: What is fueling investor excitement?

– As adoption of healthcare technology accelerates, it’s a good time for healthcare companies to consider investing in digital among nine potential “value pools.”
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Scaling digital in the public sector: Building blocks for the future

– The upcoming government transition presents public-sector leaders with the opportunity to establish processes for successfully scaling digital technologies.
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The energy-sector threat: How to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities

– Electric-power and gas companies are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational, and process frameworks can significantly reduce cyber-related risks.
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Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth

– One of the oldest industries must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand and several disruptive forces.

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Building a great digital business

– How companies are leveraging technology to address rapid market changes.

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RFID’s renaissance in retail

– A new era brings a familiar technology to the forefront for nongrocery retailers.
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Farmers value digital engagement, but want suppliers to step up their game

– Agriculture suppliers have the potential to grow their e-commerce base by a factor of five—but today’s online interactions... won’t get them there.
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A smarter way to digitize maintenance and reliability

– In heavy-equipment maintenance, digital and analytics tools are struggling to live up to their promise. Here’s how to help... them pull their weight.
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Cybersecurity in Iberia: Aligning business and the board

– Keeping cyber teams in silos puts companies at risk. Boards can best prepare for an increasingly digital future with these cross-functional... strategies.
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Digitization, automation, and online testing: Embracing smart quality control

– The smart quality approach allows pharma companies to digitize, automate, and integrate their quality controls, making them faster,... more effective, and more efficient.
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Europe’s innovation wunderkinds: The rising B2B start-up ecosystem

– While B2B start-ups are making Europe more competitive, start-ups, investors, and corporates will need to share expertise and... work as partners to realize the region’s full entrepreneurial potential.
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Reliably connecting the workforce of the future (which is now)

– The pandemic magnified existing trends and challenges affecting the way workers function. Always-on, cellular-connected devices... may now finally break out of their niche.
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Digitization, decarbonization, and electrification: A conversation with CLP Group’s Austin Bryan

– Energy represents one of the last major economic sectors to undergo digital disruption, but massive change is under way. The key... to providing sustainable solutions such as energy as a service is a company’s willingness to embrace ambiguity, risk, and discomfort, according to the head of innovation for a Hong Kong–based regional energy supplier.
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Commercial performance cockpit: A new era for data-driven steering

– B2B sales leaders are beginning to use data in new ways to drive better sales performance.
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How Asia can prepare for the future of work after COVID-19

– Which trends accelerated and sparked by COVID-19 will change the future of work in Asia? How can businesses and policy makers... respond?
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Five Fifty: Cloudy with a chance of billions

– The latest forecast calls for industries to capture billions in value from cloud. But not every company will join in the profits.
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