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Rediscovering sustainable competitive advantage

The Future Shapers

Sustainable competitive advantage? Most business leaders I talk to agree that the days of sustainable competitive advantage are over. In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. We won’t find it in strategy, business models or technology.

A new competitive edge

The Future Shapers

Such as: that the success or failure of a product or company depends solely on the strategy used. Choosing to accept the parallel between new product development and strategy can trigger a change in the way strategy is developed and deployed. A new competitive edge.

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What the digital transformation trend means for technology resellers

The Future Shapers

‘Digital transformation’ is a phrase that is widely used by many businesses today, who are attempting to upgrade their technology to accommodate for the increasingly mobile and flexible workforce of the twenty-first century. Competitive Advantage Innovation Culture Strategic Thinking

5G: what technologies change with increasing speed

mjvinnovation

With any type of 5G connection, we will see faster network speeds, but the biggest changes will occur when operators have deployed high-frequency millimeter wave technology to exploit radio wavelengths that have been unusable in the past. Low-frequency networks will use the same radio bands that current technology uses, but the coding signal changes and wider channel bands will allow speeds up to 50% better than the best 4G LTE available on the market today.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Make Digital Disruption Your Biggest Competitive Advantage

Daniel Burrus

In 1983, I identified digital disruption as one of twenty technology-driven Hard Trends that would increasingly shape the future at an exponential rate, and at the same time drive economic value creation. The basic thinking is that people don’t like change — which is, of course, untrue.

Technology leads, innovation exploitation is lagging

Paul Hobcraft

Mashing up for explosive change. It will be how and where a business or entities of business come together and see where ‘people, things and their business offering’ can come together for mutual value based on the unique combinations of the different technologies available.

Unique Ways Successful Startups are Changing the Corporate Innovation Landscape

Idea to Value

The word ‘corporate innovation’ is becoming an increasingly popular buzzword, but for the most forward-thinking companies, it represents the future of the business and a significant spend on research and development. Ways in which startups can change corporate innovation.

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Where speed, innovation, technology and strategy collide

Jeffrey Phillips

Old trading patterns and rules of engagement may be re-evaluated or may change entirely. Digital transformation - a "third wave" of information technology that creates an entirely new way to capture real time data and perhaps make sense of that data on the fly, could radically change how businesses operate, how they make money and how they interact with customers, consumers and suppliers. The pace of change - a common refrain in my writing - seems to only accelerate.

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

They become fixed, rigid and locked into their established ways, not adapting to the changes occurring around them. If we can’t adapt to changing times, we simply struggle to survive, that is the growing reality operating in today’s environment.

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future. Over time and iteration, this new technology will begin improving to handle more demanding uses.

Measuring Innovation Performance

competitive advantage or be a USP, is what drives every organization. Source: 2017 Report: The Corporate Innovation Imperative (Crowd Companies) 66.0 % Greater. customers, IP licensing or royalty Measuring ideas Ideas matter because they have the power to change the world.

Why Technology Is Important For Organizational Change

AureaWorks

Organizations that foster a culture of continuous change must also encourage a culture of innovation, as technology is the key enabler of change. Andrew Tarantola , senior editor at Engadget, notes that today’s technological innovations are driven by information and automation.

The Impact of Wearable Technology on Mobile Devices

Game-Changer

Part of the rise of these technologies stems from their ability to interface with mobile devices and improve the convenience and ease of those experiences. New applications of wearable technology will change the way we do business and go through our daily lives.

4 Emerging Technologies Impacting Today’s Digital Transformation

Acuvate

ZDnet defines today’s digital transformation as , “using digital technologies to remake a process to become more efficient or effective. With digital transformation, companies are re-evaluating everything they do, from internal systems to online and in-person customer interactions.

Telehealth and COVID-19: The Global Rise of Telehealth and Advances in Digital Health Technology in the Post COVID-19 World

Yet2

COVID-19 has catapulted global telehealth to the forefront of medical care, flourishing with new and existing technologies ready for healthcare workers to use in a serious effort to combat this deadly virus in a preventative manner. Supportive technology.

Tart-up or Start up? Two innovation strategies for established companies

Idea to Value

Start-ups – companies under 5 years old owned by one person or a small team of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists – will innovate quite differently from established companies, which have a history of successful growth and a market share to defend.

Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Results

Daniel Burrus

Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a key question: Is what got us to where we are today helping us to move forward, or holding us back? Change Your Thinking and you will Change your Results. Legacy Technology—Dangerous But Also Diverting.

10 Tips for Corporate Open Innovation with Startup Companies

InnovationManagement

Over 350 global corporations selected Israel as their source for innovation, understanding that the rapid rate that technology changes and the fierce competition that exists, does not allow these companies to rely just on their R&D departments.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

For years, Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath has been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated. The world is evolving too quickly for competitive advantages to last for a meaningful amount of time.

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How to Stay Ahead of the Game in a Fast-Changing Industry

IdeaScale

At the intersection of modern technology and advertising, digital marketing is one of the fastest changing industries in the world. And perhaps one of the most competitive and technology-dominated industries is digital marketing.

12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers

Daniel Burrus

As technology continues to impact our lives, workers at every level in today’s ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. Over the past thirty years, I have developed a proven methodology to anticipate disruption and change before it happens, allowing you to find the confidence that certainty provides. The list highlights technologies that are now and will continue to transform present and future careers.

Why Building a Culture of Innovation is your Competitive Advantage

Wazoku

A quick glance at the Most Innovative Companies [1] list at Forbes sees the top three places taken by Salesforce, Tesla and Amazon respectively. It’s perhaps safe to say, therefore, that they’ve mastered the art of innovating to derive a competitive advantage.

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Open Innovation Competitions

100%Open

We were asked recently by a new client what our top 10 Do’s and Don’ts are for running open innovation competitions, based on our experience including the UBS Future of Finance Challenge , Unilever Foundry Ideas Challenge , Colombia CO4 Open Innovation Competition , and Ordnance Survey GeoVation Challenge. Is it genuinely about finding new ideas, or new partners, or new technologies? Or is it really a glorified PR campaign, or even a stealth change management initiative?

How Energy Storage Can Change Everything

Daniel Burrus

The new renewable technology we’re counting on to help reduce our global carbon footprint—including all of those solar- and wind-harnessing companies—all depend on the environment itself to generate energy. What if a company like Toyota or Ford started their own experiments, too?

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The Merits of Innovation in a Competitive World

Daniel Burrus

Focusing time and resources on your competition limits businesses’ innovation potential for greater success, and prevents them from being leaders in their field. Instead, it is focused on what its competition is doing, and how to either replicate or incrementally improve on those products, services and practices. To remain in this aggressive competitive cycle is to hinder the possibility of getting ahead — a business cannot ‘win’ if it solely fixates on the race.

Which pace of change to align to?

Jeffrey Phillips

You've heard it before - the pace of change is accelerating. I can present all of the technology adoption charts , the fascinating nuggets of data that tell you how quickly different products or technologies were acquired by millions of customers. Change is real, and change is accelerating. Whether we are talking about change in your global markets, in your industry or in your customer base, change is everywhere.

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Who do European companies innovate with?

ideas4allinnovation

The current environment of disruption requires companies to be in constant transformation if they are to avoid being left behind, and to set themselves apart from the competition. Not confining themselves only to technology. Change in corporate culture.

Collaboration is the new competitive advantage

IdeaSpies

In 1985, a relatively unknown professor at Harvard Business School named Michael Porter published a book called Competitive Advantage , which explained that by optimizing every facet of the value chain , a firm could consistently outperform its competitors.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

It is no more just the smart, nimbler upstarts threatening us, it is coming from all directions, at speeds that seem to increase the rate of change constantly. Firstly we do need to recognize technology is inseparable in what we do going forward.

10 Technology Driven Hard Trends Shaping 2016

Daniel Burrus

Technology has become everyone’s business as we enter the next stage of this digital transformation where even your next toaster or refrigerator will connect to the Internet. A rapidly increasing number of companies are learning the importance of identifying Hard Trends that are both predictable and measurable. This gives companies a competitive edge in a world where thriving on change has become necessity.

The Fidelity story – technology-driven innovation

Wazoku

Fidelity International (Fidelity), one of the UK’s largest investment fund managers, initially started collaborative innovation with Step Change, an IT department run innovation programme, managed through SharePoint. With the platform has come an overall shift in company culture.

Why you should care about Trend, Technology, and Startup Scouting

ITONICS

In our days, companies are actively involved in scanning environmental activities more than ever before. We distinguish here between three pillars: technologies, trends, and startups. So-called “weak signals” are the first signs of change.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently. What is radically changing how we innovate? All that has changed dramatically.We

Crowdsourcing: Bolstering Your Company’s Survival Kit

Planview Spigit

A company’s very survival relies not on a visionary CEO or group of executives but the collective knowledge of its employees and their ability to collaborate. How do you adapt quickly if it’s just one person contributing to the company’s roadmap?

Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. Unfortunately, reacting and responding quickly provides less advantage every year as the exponential pace of technology-driven change accelerates. In addition, many companies are trying to use agility as a tool to drive innovation, and that can produce results, but due to the reactive foundation of agility, it is difficult to jump ahead. Anticipation Changes the Game.

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Innovation and the rapidly changing world of photography

Jeffrey Phillips

We've reached a couple of interesting milestones in a very short period of time, and it behooves us to pay attention to the changes in what has been an important industry - photography. The rapid advance of technology Both Canon's exit and Kodak's exit from film are examples of the ever-accelerating pace of technology. Both companies had long and profitable runs from these original products, and both experienced a sudden and rapid transition.

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Exponential Growth: the technological evolution dictating new business models

mjvinnovation

Read on to understand what Exponential Growth is, how you can use technology to scale your business at exponential rates and more! Canadian Salim Ismail – serial entrepreneur, angel investor, author, speaker and technology strategist – coined the term Exponential Organization in his eponymous book. He lectures on how linear thinking has been superseded by exponential thinking in many companies. Still within the technology topic, we need to focus on algorithms.

Perspectives in Latin America: How do companies innovate in Colombia?

ideas4allinnovation

Colombian companies are committed to innovation. What is more, the results of the ranking highlight that the most innovative companies are those with the best economic performance. It should be highlighted that the combined income of these companies represents 23% of the country’s GDP.

What Are The External Actors For Change?

The Human Factor

When business owners think of change, they often picture themselves as being the leader who brings change to the company. In reality, change is a response to a variety of factors. T stands for Technology. Changing location with an expert. Contributed post –.

Digital Transformation: why be a data company

mjvinnovation

And see how to use the data that already exists within your company to create innovative business models! It refers to the rapid leap in information technology, from analog to digital. . With new devices constantly coming to market, and the innovation that arouses consumer interest, the use of digital technology has become as common as driving or using a car. . The value of data in a changing digital world. Why be a data-driven company.

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Keeping Up is a Fool’s Game

Daniel Burrus

Keeping up—with technology, with the competition, with anything in business or life—is what some would call a fool’s game. And, what are all the successful companies evolving to? Trends that are linear (and not cyclical) present the best opportunity for exponential change.

How companies can innovate and scale

ITONICS

Are you still working on ideation or are you actually building an innovation ecosystem supporting the management and the entire company to scale up ? Due to high barriers of entry, established companies currently benefit from low competition.