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Digital Transformation is the latest Buzz Phrase that is doing the rounds. Exactly what is it? As is typical of things in the Hype cycle, nothing much is available in a clear-cut form. Several Management Consulting company white papers and blogs include the usual automation in the fold. Some others are so vague that it is all marketing, marketing and more marketing. Anyway, after a lot of “Googling”, this is my understanding: We are looking at four areas: Digital Customer Experience Digital Media Digital Marketing Digital Content The underlying message seems to be that Consumer behaviour is changing rapidly due to...
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I was reading an interesting HBR Article recently that talked about Business Strategists learning from Architects: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/11/what-strategists-can-learn-from-architecture/ The Architects they refer in the article are not the EA-IT kind, but the Building (eg. House) kind, but that similarity could easily be extended to Enterprise Architects as well. The idea is that Business Strategists can follow the Architect’s design steps, from a creative high level with principles, vision and so on, to the detailed implementation levels via a series of iterative steps or levels of increasing complexity. Thus strategy is not just some high CXO level thinking or a document, but is...
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For creating and sustaining a successful growth, companies often need to transform themselves using a disruptive innovation that challenges their status quo. In his international bestseller The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen exposed this crushing paradox behind the failure of many industry leaders, who by placing too much focus on pleasing their most profitable customers, actually paved the way for their own demise by ignoring the disruptive technologies that aggressively evolved to displace them. Innovation and Change are major issues for any CEO, especially those that manage large corporations, who need to fight the status quo (their own success), given the...
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There are growing number of professionals from different business domain who are exploring the opportunity to re-skill themselves. Some time, we have questions related to Enterprise Architecture or SOA or Big data that need answers, but don’t know whom to ask. No worries, I persuaded Krish Ayyar (Director EA Services, Australia & New Zealand) to help me out this time. We had our share of fun while coordinating this interaction because of the travel schedules, and the time zone gaps. The good news is that I could get Krish to answer the six questions for you. First three questions were related to emerging...
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