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How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Posted by hkarner - 11. Dezember 2019

Date: 11‑12‑2019

Source: The Wall Street Journal By Irving Wladawsky‑Berger

Looking back upon my long career, it’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves: Digital Equipment Corp., Wang Laboratories, Sun Microsystems…the list goes on. 

The forces of disruption might have been more powerful in the fast‑changing IT industry, but no industry has been immune. In less than two decades, the global recorded‑music industry has lost over half its revenues, while the drop in newspaper advertising revenue in the U.S. has been even steeper. Retail has undergone major changes with the rise of e‑commerce, as has the telecommunications sector with the transition to mobile phones.

Why have so many companies been done in by disruptive technological and market changes? Is it that in spite of all their efforts in strategy formulation, their leaders failed to anticipate these changes and were caught by surprise?  Or is it that, as if actors in a Greek tragedy, they saw the changes coming and understood what needed to be done, but were somehow unable to make the needed strategic and cultural transformations? Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How to Transform a ‘Big, Old’ Company into an Agile Digital Business

Posted by hkarner - 10. November 2019

Date: 10-11-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal By Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Agility, the ability to respond to rapidly changing technologies and markets, is key

A quarter century into the digital age, many corporations and institutions still struggle to embrace digital technology advances.

At a conference several years ago, I learned about the Sunday-night/Monday-morning syndrome. The term captures the frustration of employees who, after having access to the latest devices and applications at home, arrive at work on Monday morning to once again wrestle with primitive devices and applications that their IT departments support.

“If digital technologies are consistently making our consumer lives easier, why aren’t they making it easier to succeed in business?” ask Jeanne Ross, Cynthia Beath and Martin Mocker in „Designed for Digital,“ their recent book. “Why are business leaders anxious about digital disruption rather than marveling about how quickly they can provide new, exciting, and ever-improving digital solutions to their customers?”  Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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