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Who Is Your Transformation Leader?

Being a leader means nothing if you are not effective, especially when it comes to transitioning and transformation. When selecting the person at the head of a transformation, their effectiveness in helping to shape the vision and guide strategy is essential. In an article from Deloitte, suggestions are given on what to look for when picking an effective leader for transformation. Transformational Traits First, this person should have a deep knowledge of the organization. The …

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Why the CIO Is Essential to Digital Transformation

While 97% of businesses are taking on some digital initiatives, only 21% have implemented a company-wide digital transformation strategy, according to a recent survey from SAP and the Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey also found that the CIO is leading 37% of digital transformation efforts, but the IT team is only involved in finding innovative strategies 7% of the time. Alison DeNisco goes over why the CIO is essential to digital transformation for Tech Republic. …

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Achieving IT Nimbleness: 4 Steps to Start Your Journey

IT must not become marginalized as a result of the hot new technologies available. Rather, IT should give itself a makeover to become its own hot new thing. In an article for InformationWeek, Susan Nunziata shares four steps from the Hackett Group for creating a more agile IT: Reallocate resources from a transactional focus to a focus on adding value. Embrace digital transformation. Lead the organization’s information and analytics journey. Adopt customer-centric service design and …

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5 Things CIOs Need to Lead Digital Transformation

Every year is the year of digital transformation. In an article for TechRepublic, Jason Hiner recaps analyst Darin Brumby’s session at Gartner Zone Theater on what CIOs need to lead digital transformation. He narrows it down to five things: Embrace an extended role overseeing all technology enterprise-wide. Create and deliver blended strategies. Strengthen and extend CIO influence, power, and governance. Drive innovative talent acquisition. Expand flexibility and impact of CIO leadership style. Evolve on the …

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6 Reasons Bimodal IT Is Wrong for You

The ongoing hostile debate over bimodal IT continues. This time, it is Curtis Franklin Jr. writing for InformationWeek on offense against bimodal IT. He identifies six problems in the concept, any of which he feels should be reason to be weary of it. Here is what he believe bimodal IT does that is so risky: Prizes stasis Sets quality versus speed Complicates IT Means at least two IT staffs Discourages backend transformation Ignores the business …

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3 Tips Learned from the NFL about Digital Transformation

NFL games are expensive, nobody is happy about their concussions-ruining-lives issue, and TVs are super high-quality now. These are high barriers for the NFL to overcome in keeping people physically attending games, yet they are doing it. In an article for ZDNet, Jason Hiner extracts three lessons from the NFL’s digital transformation practices that we can be mindful of in our own situations: Stay out in front of demographic changes. Empower your customers with data. …

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What Going Digital Means to IT and the Bottom Line

No matter which industry or which sector you work in, your company is a technology company. In an article for CIO Insight, Pat Burke interviews Bill Briggs, CTO at Deloitte Consulting, to uncover what “going digital” really means. He then explains its impact. The Digital Shift, Part 57 Business leaders and technology leaders are typically on the same page when it comes to an organization’s digital transformation. Briggs says that the larger challenge is attempting …

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In Government IT, Innovators Are Gaining Ground

Government IT is finally making moves to keep up with the digital age by attracting some new talent to its cutting-edge endeavors. William D. Eggers, the executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Innovation, shares his insights. In an interview with CIO Insight, Eggers discusses with Pat Burke how attracting talent to the government sector is so important. Renewing Government Trust The greatest challenge that governments may face initially is attracting the right talent to …

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The Coming Disruption of ITSM

Like a ground-shattering earthquake, digital disruption is imminent and no one will be spared of its wrath. In a post for SITS Community 360, Peter Johnson explains how he believes that the digital disruption will change everything, and that ITSM needs to brace for impact. Digital transformation, according to Deloitte, is a strategic approach to handling the business, and it involves “integrating recent digital technologies such as analytics, cloud, social and mobile to transform the …

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The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation

The digital transformation is here and running full throttle into the future, but how can managers keep pace with this movement? In an article for MIT Sloan Management Review, George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, and Andrew McAfee elaborate on their findings after having interviewed 157 executives across 50 different companies. A Full Scope of Transformation All of these companies are considered large and derive from 15 countries. Half of those interviewed were business leaders and half …

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