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How are businesses implementing digital transformation?

Understanding where your enterprise customers and target accounts are placed along their unique journey of digital transformation can give considerable advantage when used to tailor your message and become more relevant than the competition. Usually, transformation is led by the C-suite with IT supporting their digital ambitions. This means digital transformation and the ideas of … Continue reading “How are businesses implementing digital transformation?”

3 common challenges manufacturers face that IT vendors often overlook

Putting yourself in the position of your customers to truly understand their challenges is key to planning how to engage them. Without this perspective, opportunities to adjust or correct the approach can easily be missed. Here are three challenges that global manufacturers commonly face that their existing and would-be suppliers regularly overlook: Challenge 1: Protection … Continue reading “3 common challenges manufacturers face that IT vendors often overlook”

Digital transformation: What does transformation mean?

Transformation infers an “end-point” transforming from one form to another like a caterpillar turning into a chrysalis and emerging as a butterfly – a fundamental transformation of structure, purpose and raison d’etre. We can’t think of one organization that has done that yet or will do at such a fundamental level. In financial services, digital … Continue reading “Digital transformation: What does transformation mean?”

10 benefits and accelerators of effective digital transformation for major enterprises

So how do enterprise organisations advance quickly in a fast and dynamic marketplace? Digital transformation done quickly and effectively is key to maximising opportunities and staying ahead of the competition. Here are our top 10 benefits and accelerants of digital transformation: 1. Execute more effective leadership 2. Adopt agile operating procedures 3. Launch new products … Continue reading “10 benefits and accelerators of effective digital transformation for major enterprises”

10 challenges that enterprises face in the digital business environment

Understanding how digital transformation is evolving, and how to advance in a faster, more dynamic market, is key to maximising opportunities in a digital business environment. Here are 10 of the common challenges that enterprise organisations face: 1. Requirement for new levels of security: attackers use the same architectures 2. Agility has to be balanced … Continue reading “10 challenges that enterprises face in the digital business environment”

Top 5 benefits BI Platform vendors all talk about. Join the pack or be different, see the facts.

When we analysed the top 24 vendors within the Gartner MQ for BI Platform providers earlier in the year we found it hard to see one that stood out. This theme continues when we looked at what the vendors said about the benefits their platforms provided. What we found was 2 central take-outs: Over 80% of … Continue reading “Top 5 benefits BI Platform vendors all talk about. Join the pack or be different, see the facts.”