Ask a business leader who has undertaken a project to implement new technology within their company, and you may find yourself hearing stories about delayed timelines, cost overruns and unforeseen roadblocks. The reason for this is that digital transformation is inherently complex if it is not thought through from end to end. Our customers, across a range of industries, are telling us that their digital journey is not an easy one. Taking on the challenge of aligning technology features with business functions, integrating new technology with old technology, and delivering innovation in areas that are traditionally risk-averse is no mean feat. This is especially true when you consider that all this must be done while taking into account the impact on the culture of a business and its employees.However, business leaders cannot allow these challenges to stand in the way of their company’s digital future. It is important to understand why digital transformation projects are perceived … [Read more...] about The digital transformation journey dissected – why do some businesses succeed while others lag behind?
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If you thought 2017 was the year of digital transformation in the mobile telecommunications industry, just wait until next year.During the past year we have seen increasing pressure to reduce or eliminate international roaming charges by the cellular carriers; more sophisticated cyber threats, even against Wi-Fi networks, and a general re-thinking of the cost-benefit equation in BYOD (bring your own device) mobile policies.Here are some predictions of what mobile telecom managers may expect in 2018:Further shifts away from BYODBecause of increasing cyber security concerns with mobile devices, apps and operating systems, expect to see organizations rethinking BYOD on a stepped-up basis. BYOD is already evolving into “BYOX” (bring your own anything) practice in many places. But with unsanctioned devices, unvetted apps, new and untested IoT (Internet of Things) add-ons, organizations and IT managers will feel even more vulnerable to cyber threats. The more employees access the … [Read more...] about Predictions for the digital transformation of mobile telecom management in 2018
Businesses around the world are undergoing, or at least planning, digital transformations. Yours might be one of them. Getting it right is not just about choosing the right technology and recruiting the best talent: It's also about encouraging an appropriate business culture and collaborating with other organizations. Some businesses are proving more successful at this than others. As you embark on your own digital transformation, here's your chance to see how you measure up against 1,625 global business leaders questioned on behalf of Fujitsu for a survey on attitudes to digital transformation. The survey was conducted by independent research company Censuswide in July and August 2017. Respondents came in roughly equal numbers from Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the U.K. and U.S., with smaller numbers from Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore and Sweden. They were decision makers in mid-size to large businesses in the public sector, financial … [Read more...] about Is your digital transformation behind the curve? See how you compare
Digitizing work is one thing. Digital transformation is another. And there's a world of difference between the two efforts, according to Ganesh Bell, chief digital officer at GE Power, a General Electric subsidiary and a world leader in power generation and water technologies.Many organizations are working to digitize their work or drive digital engagement with customers. Those are worthy efforts, says Bell, but he predicts those types of digital transformation projects will ultimately fall short."[The strategy] needs to go way beyond work and marketing to really reimagining your core business -- meaning your products, your offerings, your services. That's how you create new business models. Without that, most digital transformations will fail," says Bell, who spoke recently at the IDGE's AGENDA17 conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Watch Bell's complete mainstage presentation at the end of this article.)Key to a successful digital transformation is investing in your people, says … [Read more...] about Master Class (with video): At GE, digital transformation powers new lines of business
By Emmy Yi, SEMI Taiwan Driven by emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and big data, the digital transformation has become an irreversible trend for the electronics manufacturing industry. The global market for smart manufacturing and smart factory technologies is expected to reach US$250 billion in 2018.“The semiconductor manufacturing process has reached its downscaling limit, making outstanding manufacturing capabilities indispensable for corporations to stay competitive,” said Ana Li, Director of Outreach and Member Service at SEMI. “Advances in cloud computing, data processing, and system integration technologies will be key to driving the broad adoption of smart manufacturing.”To help semiconductor manufacturing companies navigate the digital transformation, SEMI recently held the AI and Smart Manufacturing Forum, a gathering of industry professionals from Microsoft, Stark Technology, … [Read more...] about Smart manufacturing fuels digital transformation: Takeaways from SEMI Member Forum