Monthly Archives: Feb 2017

Feb 28

Delaying Digital Transformation Is Super Risky

By Mark Geschke | Digital Transformation , Operational IT Leadership , Strategic IT Leadership

Open any business publication and I can guarantee that you will find multiple articles about digital disruption and the almost universal need for digital transformation.

And yet, when I talk to senior business and IT leaders of mid-sized businesses there is usually no urgency to address this topic formally. Most are content to wait for a competitor to do something and to then be a fast follower.

Unfortunately this strategy is no longer viable in our digital world and will probably lead to disaster!

To understand why, I'll introduce you to 3 little-known facts that companies with strong digital DNA know very well ... and will use against your company.

  What do you think? Am I exaggerating or missing something?
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Feb 21

Survey Confirms – SMEs Are Lagging with Digital Transformation

By Mathias Tölken | Digital Transformation , Strategic IT Leadership

We first went on record in 2015 to say that Digital Transformation (or DX in short) “Squeezes” Mid-Sized Firms.  Last week my business partner Mark Geschke in a blog took a closer look at why we believe that SMEs are potentially the biggest losers of Digital Disruption.

But what do SMEs themselves say? To find out we published a fun Digital Disruption Simulator on our website.

This is a sneak peek at the interim results provided by nearly 150 respondents from all over the world.

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Feb 14

SMEs Potentially Biggest Losers of Digital Disruption

By Mark Geschke | Digital Transformation , Strategic IT Leadership

My year started on an absolute high as I had the privilege of joining Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Summit via video-streaming.

It was an absolutely mind-blowing experience and the best reminder of why every company should embark on a digital transformation or DX journey.

I got the inside track from some of the world’s leading authorities on the current state and future prospects of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles, Sensor Networks and Virtual Reality to name a few.

But then I had to get back to earth and in my case this means working with SME IT leaders from around the world who participate in our Mastermind groups.

And while facilitating one of these sessions it finally hit me:

The risks and opportunities from digital disruption are not evenly distributed.

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