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2018 Technology Trends

Say vs. Do Innovation

While KPCB venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual “Internet Trends“ report does an outstanding job as a ”State of the Digital Nation,” there is no single user manual on the related trends affecting how companies can leverage emerging technology. Often there is asymmetry between the apparent positive...
Technology & innovation management, Digital problem solving, Information management

Why machine learning is crucial

Managing and gaining the most value from big data

This article explores the challenge of managing and gaining the most value from big data. We highlight the increased opportunity associated with larger data sets, while illustrating the limitations of current methods and human intellect across the 4 Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety, and...
Industrial goods & services, Technology & innovation management, Digital problem solving, Information management

CDO versus CIO –a non-zero-sum game

How a fruitful tension can be created from the imminent conflict between CDO and CIO

Digital units – savior of innovation?In recent years digital business units and subsidiaries have been booming across industries to set up organizations for the digital future: the aims of the new units are widespread, from development of new digital business models to building up of digital...
Technology & innovation management, Information management

Embrace the shadow

Shadow IT, systems built and used by business units without approval from the IT function, are now pervasive. Given that shadow IT is now a reality, this article outlines how companies and IT departments can embrace the trend in order to properly...
Digital problem solving, Digital company transformation, Information management

How to scale your Agile right

Successfully implementing Agile in large corporations

Being capable to react to change with agility is a key requirement for all companies onboarding digital business models or digital products and processes. It is becoming even more of a necessity to compete. Yet large and grown companies, in particular, see many challenges with the necessary balance...
Technology & innovation management, Information management

IT Governance Wins You the Battle

Arthur D. Little study shows 40 per cent of CEOs and CIOs want to overhaul IT governance

The Arthur D. Little IT Governance Study examined IT governance at 63 large corporations. The study found that, as a result of limited satisfaction with existing IT governance, 47% of corpora­tions intend to rework their IT governance, as figure 1 shows. IT governance: a key management lever for...
Information management

IT Rightsizing

A balanced approach to cost saving

The credit crisis, increasing energy prices and overheated stock markets are all indicators of a possible economic downturn. Like all budgets, IT budgets will be cut. IT "rightsizing" is a balanced approach to cost reduction which generates sustainable savings while maintaining the...
Information management

Cost Down, Environment Up

Green IT and cost improvement

Organisations may be tightening their belts in current economic times, but green IT’s global momentum shows no sign of slowing down, according to the Arthur D. Little market survey in January 2009. The CIO must combine green IT initiatives with cost improvement programs to convince executive...
Information management

Evolution of the species

Optimising the IT sourcing model

Few IT departments are in good enough shape to meet the challenges arising from the current financial crisis. Optimising the IT sourcing model can provide a solution. Arthur D. Little proposes a service integrator approach: by outsourcing IT to a service integrator, companies can focus internal...
Financial services, Information management

Do more IT for less

Best-in-class companies act beyond pure cost-cutting in ICT

Economic downturns force a cost-orientation, especially for "commodities" like information & communication technology (ICT). The pressure on ICT organisations to improve efficiency and effectiveness rises - but best-in-class companies act beyond pure cost-cutting: a holistic...
Information management