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SourceConnecte! Marketplace With A Mission

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Earlier this year, GC GlobalNet launched a new breed of B2B e-commerce sites. Curated by Kevin L. Jackson, SourceConnecte (with an “e”) went live with three strategic goals in mind: Efficiently leverage modern social media technologies to facilitate value-based interactions between enterprise buyers and vetted suppliers; Establish a protected interactive environment capable of supporting high-value B2B e-commerce negotiations…

Potential vs. Reality: Is Edge Computing Real?

By pwsadmin | January 19, 2020

Edge computing provides compute, storage, and networking resources close to devices generating traffic. Its benefits are based on an ability to provide new services capable of meeting stringent operational requirements by minimizing both data latency and the need for bandwidth. Based on Google trend data, searches for the term has also grown substantially over the…

Enabling Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | December 22, 2019

Digital transformation integrates technology into all areas of an organization’s business or mission. Its fundamental purpose is to create and deliver innovative and industry-changing products and services to a global customer base. This outcome requires the seamless two-way flow of data and information between internal business processes and external processes that interact with customers, business…

The ThinkShield Story Part 1: The Challenge

By G C Network | October 24, 2019

The cybersecurity challenge seems to be growing daily. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are becoming more destructive while the corporate world’s response seems to resemble a deer in headlights. Recent examples of this dangerous state of affairs include[1]: A data breach of a US Customs and Border Protection surveillance contractor that led to…

CIO dream team: Who’s in and why?

By G C Network | October 12, 2019

Today’s CIO navigates the twin challenges of enabling new business models and managing rapid technological change. Cloud computing strategies are now table stakes. CIOs must make complex decisions about using public and private clouds, on-premises enterprise systems, Internet of Things, edge computing, and many other user experience outlets. Cloud-enabled digital transformation can’t happen without the…

Digital Transformation and the Mainframe

By G C Network | September 1, 2019

Digital transformation infuses digital technology into all areas of an organization’s business or mission. Its fundamental purpose is to create and deliver innovative and industry-changing digital products and services to a global customer base. By doing this, an enterprise gains an ability to quickly act and react to changing data, operational conditions and competitive strategies…

Composable Architecture Q&A. Are you ready?

By G C Network | August 26, 2019

Q: Is it time for my company to jump on the composable architecture bandwagon? A: Composable architectures are quickly becoming essential to the modern enterprise. Citing a recent Forrester study: the adoption of composable infrastructure as an element of a hybrid IT strategy results in faster, more flexible, and more efficient ecosystems that enable companies…

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Increase Productivity by Reducing Technology Distraction: Lessons from Forrester Research

By G C Network | August 8, 2019

Workplace productivity is hurt every day by the very technology developed and purchased to improve it. Forrester announced this surprising conclusion in their latest “How To Wake Up From The Nightmare Of Workplace Technology Distraction” study. The Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Workforce Benchmark Recontact Survey included 6,508 respondents in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the…

Unveiling the end-to-end capabilities for the networked society

By G C Network | June 10, 2019

An Interview with Henrik Basilier  By Kevin L. Jackson The telecom industry is rapidly moving towards a future in which networks must have the capabilities of delivering services with the agility, flexibility and scalability only made possible by full programmability. More than software defined networks (SDN), these capabilities will deliver software defined service domains that…

AT&T Finance Solutions GM on Shrimping, Software, and CX

By G C Network | June 10, 2019

Helping clients address the trends and challenges presented by the Financial Services industry is the main focus for René Dufrene in his role as General Manager of Finance Solutions at AT&T Business. His global responsibility includes Retail Banking, Insurance, Payment, and Wealth Management solutions. His background, the impact of digital transformation, the role of 5G,…

Digital transformation necessitates changes in an organization’s operational processes. According to Harvard, a focus on operations can lead to business process optimization and entirely new revenue streams. Three common routes for this are the following:     

  • Robotic process automation (RPA) which uses artificial intelligence to automate routine activities     
  • Remote worker enablement that uses workspace virtualization and advanced visualization technologies     
  • Performance management decision making based on real-time data that delivers deeper insights into customers, products, and operational regions 

An important component of operational change is gaining a better understanding of your end customer. By observing and recording the digital footprint of consumers, information can be accumulated on customers, processes, organizations, and devices.

Since customers and businesses are increasingly active and identifiable online, organizations can operationally leverage digital marketing tools to personalize their product and service promotions, with the goal of increasing customer loyalty.

Digitize Products and Services  

Organizations today increasingly realize they can no longer focus on just selling products; they need to sell an experience.

Advanced digital technology, powered by a Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC Stack) that is informed by sensors, can improve business processes in several ways.

For example, big data analytics can help inbound logistics run more smoothly by tracking product movements; the cloud can be used to create uniform business processing platforms; and mobile platforms can enable employees to perform their work anytime, anywhere, on any device.

With value chains increasingly integrated among businesses, organizations can become part of a larger ecosystem, enabling them to offer end-to-end services to their customers.

Organizations can either shape and orchestrate an ecosystem themselves and provide a significant number of products and services, or focus on a niche service that adds value to the customer experience and becomes part of an already existing ecosystem. 

Collaboration Is Key

Digital collaboration today stretches beyond the borders of the organization, with communities co-creating products or services, and customers providing opinions and suggestions for product improvements through online forums.

Organizations operate with a familiar legacy perspective of customers, processes, metrics, business models, and technology, believing that it remains the solution to digital relevance. Individual groups recognize the strength in collaboration as their research, work, and shared insights contribute to new strategic road maps that plan for digital transformation ownership, efforts, and investments.

A dedicated digital transformation team forms to guide strategy and operations based on business and customer-centric goals. The new infrastructure of the organization takes shape as roles, expertise, models, processes, and systems to support transformation are solidified.

According to the research, understanding the six stages of digital transformation maturity will lead to the following business benefits:    

  • Customization of the maturity model to inform specific road map development     
  • Peer company benchmarking     
  • Executive alignment and buy-in     
  • Bolster sense of urgency     
  • Future marketing trend insights     
  • Prioritize digital transformation initiatives     
  • Set a new vision, course, and platform for leadership     
  • Develop new models, processes, and a purpose for technology and the future of work 

Organizations should adopt and use one of the many digital transformation frameworks to manage the process of creating a digital business strategy.

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