Digital Transformation

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Home Depot CIO Matt Carey

How Home Depot is building customer experience from the outside in

The retailer's growth strategy hinges on the success of what CEO Craig Menear calls "One Home Depot." Here's what making good on that strategy looks like from IT's point of view.

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Digital business ecosystems and platforms: 5 new rules for innovators

Just as there's a dominant technology platform for digital business, comprised of a set of foundational emerging and disruptive technologies, there's also a dominant new business model emerging in the form of digital business...


Being a change agent for digital transformation

In the technology world, the only constant is change. Digital transformation and disruption are all around in the shape of new technologies or in the way we get things done. It can be a real struggle for businesses to keep pace....


MIT uses custom programs to help organizations solve their toughest problems's Sarah White visits MIT's campus to speak with associate dean, Peter Hirst, about MIT's custom programs that educate IT leaders and organizations on enabling digital transformation and innovation in the enterprise.

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Countries making the most impact on tech innovation

A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ranks nations based on the impact their economic and trade policies have on global innovation. Here’s a look at who came in first and last and a few in-between.

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Digital transformation designed for the customer

Part business process redesign, part agile development, the new re-engineering is endless — just like customer demands. Here's how smart companies are learning to please customers one at a time, all of the time.

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3 steps to a lean innovation workshop

If you're managing any aspect of innovation for your organization, particularly innovation workshops or other initiatives in support of targeted ideation, here are some steps to ensure your activities pass -- and even exceed -- the...

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How UCaaS will help enterprise employees collaborate

Unified communications services are gaining ground in the enterprise, but many businesses are only scratching the surface of what's possible with UC tools. Enter UCaaS.

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Read CW’s February 2016 digital magazine!

In this edition: Why the new re-engineering is endless -- and all about the customer; how humanitarian groups are using big data to improve response efforts; the pros and cons of a career focused on open source and much more.

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How the Industrial Internet builds on the new platform for digital business

More than just the IoT and big data/fast data/data analytics, the real potential of the Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0 will be realized by the holistic combination of a key set of technology enablers to deliver “dynamic,...

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9 key questions to ask of your next digital business initiative

Here's a list of nine key questions to ask of your next digital business initiative -- not just on the vision, value proposition and differentiation of the product or service itself, but on your entire business model and how you...

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Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

Ready for a change? IT pros should be prepared to rethink traditional IT roles and responsibilities this year.

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Secrets of disruptive CIOs: Investing in tomorrow has little to do with 'keeping the lights on'

“If all you do is keep the lights on, guess what, you’re not particularly valuable to your organization,” says Jim Houghton, CSC's Chief Technology Officer for the Americas Region. Listen to Houghton's CIO Perspectives keynote...

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Video: How to fail fast, learn quickly and move forward

By developing products like startups do, GE is fast-tracking innovation.

Public APIs give customers access to the internals of the SaaS platform

How three old-school companies became digital platform players

IT is a key driver when product-centric companies move to a new platform model. Here's how to make customers and supplies part of your business ecosystem.

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Digital business predictions for 2016

In 2016, as the race to digital transformation progresses, we’ll start to see the leaders separate themselves from the rest of the pack by setting a firm pace that’s fueled by five essential ingredients.

Michael Nilles, CIO, Schindler Group

CIO seeks 'disruptive opportunities'

Michael Nilles is not only the CIO at Schindler Group; he's also CEO of a new business unit that's leading the 140-year-old elevator maker's digital transformation -- an effort that includes the development of smart products connected...


Digital business lessons from the world of Formula One

With all the interest in digital transformation in the business world, what can the world of Formula One, where results are measured in thousandths of a second, teach us about emerging technologies and how to manage, combine and...

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