How IoT Based Analytics Will Drive Future Supply Chain Operations

Over the past couple of years we have seen an exponential growth in interest around the Internet of Things (IoT). My interest in this space started at Cisco’s IoT World Forum in Barcelona in late 2013.  Back then many of the software and solution vendors were just starting to define their IoT strategies due to the various estimates that analysts had put out about the expected value of... Read More

Digital Engagement—A New Business Requirement

Be Like Water
Digital engagement isn’t an option anymore, it’s a requirement. Today’s consumers are savvy and fickle, and companies must work to earn their loyalty. They’re demanding more from the brands they love, and their tolerance for anything but a seamless, engaging, and compelling experience is flagging. In a digital world, organizations must digitize their customer journeys, from in... Read More

Data Driven Digest for September 18: Money and Finance

ddd 9-18 fiscal chart
This week marks the 133rd anniversary of the opening of the Pacific Stock Exchange in San Francisco. The establishment was created to serve the interest of businesses that struck it rich mining for gold during the California Gold Rush. Nowadays, businesses mine for data hoping to strike it rich. They use these visualizations like the ones listed below to best serve their customers, strea... Read More

What is a Digital Enterprise?

The Linear Value Chain is Replaced by an Ecosystem
In my first post in this blog series, I examined how the speed of digital is disrupting market leaders, and determined that the only way for them to keep pace and stay competitive is to transform into a digital business. But what exactly is a digital business and how does an organization transform itself? In a digital business, all major operating functions are empowered by digital t... Read More

Is Your Organization Ready for the Future?

Is your organization ready for the future? Meeting Customer Demand for Interactivity and Flexibility Consumer technology is changing at a rapid pace, and so are consumer expectations. As the lines between business customers and consumers blur, we can see the speed of this consumer technology evolution is impacting the expectations of corporate customers or business users. Busin... Read More

Operating at the Speed of Digital

Digital Disruption is Stronger and Faster
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin We live in a time of unprecedented change. In every sector, digital technologies are changing the rules of business by enabling new business models. Startups are reshaping entire industries, combining technologies like cloud, social, mobile, and analytics to ... Read More

4 Areas Where IoT and Analytics Can Shape Manufacturing

As global manufacturers continue to seek out new competitive advantages, many are investing in technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics. Within the next 6 years, companies in the Asia-Pacific area alone will increase manufacturing budgets from $9 billion to $57.96 billion, according to a 2014 Frost & Sullivan report. A recent study by MarketsandMarkets f... Read More

Introducing Digital-First Fridays

Building Blocks for Digital Transformation
Today, I’m happy to kick-off our “Digital-First Fridays,” a new blog series that describes a Digital-First World, provides strategies for transformation, and shares best practices using real-life examples. The series is based on our recent book, Digital: Disrupt or Die, authored by myself and OpenText Chairman, Tom Jenkins. In every sector, digital technologies are changing ... Read More

How B2B Automation Helps to Develop Greener Supply Chains

Developing a greener and more sustainable supply chain has been on the agenda of CEOs for many years and in fact just looking back through my archive of blogs that I have written over the years, the first green related blog that I wrote was in 2007. This was at a time when companies were being made to think more carefully about how they design their supply chains to help reduce carbon em... Read More

Accessibility in Telecommunications: Thriving in a Customer-Centric World

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules under Section 255 of the Communications Act require telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers to make their products and services accessible to people with disabilities, if such access is readily achievable. While this regulation has been around since 1996, Telco companies and device manufacturers are now starting t... Read More