In the Digital Vortex, It’s All About the Value, Not the Value Chain
Five years ago, the taxi industry seemed about as immune to digital disruption as any industry could be. Taxis, after all, were purely analog contraptions, far removed from digital innovation, software, apps, and the like. What’s more, their business model seemed as foolproof as the day it was created in the early 1900s: drivers prowled […]
Three Key Takeaways on Digital Dialogue at Gartner ITXpo
This week, I spent a few days at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. As usual, it was a great event that provided valuable insights into the state of the industry and our clients’ mindsets. Between a number of great sessions led by Gartner analysts, the dialogue created by the 10,000+ attendees at our Cisco sessions, and […]
In the Digital Age, Fortune Favors the Bold
The ancient Roman poet Virgil might feel at home in the Digital Age (once the initial future shock wears off!). He famously said, “Fortune favors the bold.” These words have never been more prescient. In a recent article, we likened the current climate of ever-present disruption, innovation, and change to a Digital Vortex, in which […]
Connected Analytics: Learn to Live on the Edge – and Love It!
Not surprisingly, as a networking company Cisco frequently publishes predictions on the growth of Internet traffic. Bragging unintended, typically the forecasts are pretty accurate. In a 2012 report we predicted that by 2017 there would be 2.5 devices and related connections for every person on earth, while there would be 5 devices and related connections […]
Five Keys to Success Leading Digital Business Transformation
As we explored in my previous blog, today’s rampant pace of innovation can be likened to a Digital Vortex, where ideas, technologies, and even entire industries are swept to the center of the Vortex — recombining and merging into disruptive new business models. In such an environment, digital business transformation is critical — and demands […]
Digital Vortex: How Not to Be the 40% That Will Fail!
At least 40% of businesses will fail at staying digitally agile. Among 941 business leaders in 12 industries surveyed, 43% percent...
Making the Right Connections Opens New Doors to Digital Business Success
Making the Right Connections Opens New Doors to Digital Business Success The digital transformation of business isn’t just about the connection of things, though those connections are certainly important. Industrial or IT automation can take many forms, whether it’s connections between people, the connections between people and things or, perhaps most importantly, the processes that […]
The Digital Vortex: Relentless, Disruptive, Chaotic — and Empowering
I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: across industries, digital disruption is threatening to overturn incumbents and reshape markets faster than perhaps any force in history. Now the good news: companies can take control of their own destiny by embracing digital transformation and the Internet of Everything (IoE). Let’s take a […]
In the Digital Vortex, Disruption Blurs the Lines Between Industries
Recently, I spent a week in Asia with clients, partners, and our various teams. One of the most common themes I heard from clients is that the pace of disruption in today’s markets can be overwhelming. Yet, despite the speed and pace of change resulting from todays’ technology forces, most leaders recognized that the disruption […]