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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

Encourage Innovation Through Competition

eZassi

Whether the focus is on product development, service delivery, customer satisfaction, or market share capture, competition drives a company to improve its performance. Internal Competitions. External and Open Competitions. Improve market responsiveness.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation).

Getting Board Buy-In for Your Innovation Project

IdeaScale

It’s not uncommon for corporate boards to lack strong expertise in the areas of innovation and technology. Taking an innovation project from idea through execution is challenging, and there can be obstacles at several places along the journey. When there is company-wide buy-in for an innovation project however, these challenges can be overcome more easily, and there is far less chance for the project to go uncompleted.

Measuring Innovation Performance

competitive advantage or be a USP, is what drives every organization. to market. projects moving. right behavior, activities, and projects. For example, we hosted a hackathon, #UnitedByHCL Hackathon, for HCL Technologies in. technologies.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Market 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been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated.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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The Future of Database Technology

InnovationManagement

Disruptive database technologies have mandated retailers to innovate to keep up with market trends and competition. Project managers are expecting a higher return and lower costs on technology projects. While this may seem costly, it's the only way businesses can stay relevant. Strategies analytics database digital innovation innovation

Case Study: Regional SME Development Project Brings Innovation Lift to Manufacturing Hub

Innovation 360 Group

These businesses are close to the action and markets, allowing them to easily adopt a need-seeker approach, a strategy highly correlated with radical innovation, the kind that shakes up markets and innovates from the inside out—from operations and processes though to business models and products.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. The answer is technology.

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.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. The answer is technology.

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. This gives companies a competitive edge in a world where thriving on change has become necessity. In this article, I’ll highlight ten technology-driven Hard Trends that I would like you to spend time thinking about and better yet, act on.

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. In short, exponential organizations adapt their business models to the new market dynamics – or they are born into this reality.

Case Study: Uncovering Hidden Market Opportunity

Taivara

They asked Taivara to research the market and see if there was a demand before investing in a full build. However, Taivara’s consultants found that the space was highly competitive. Entering the space too quickly could be risky, but the size of the market was still attractive.

How to grow faster than the market average

hackerearth

This can be achieved by the effective research into markets and competitors. . Justify the expenditure on every project. Helps identify trends to stay competitive. The data analytics is particularly useful for identifying new and emerging market trends.

Spigit’s New Partnership Unlocks 1 million+ Data Scientists, Programmers, and technology architects

Planview Spigit

And as newer technologies emerge, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, it leaves companies scrambling to figure out what it means for their businesses now and in the future. We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Topcoder , the largest talent network and crowdsourcing platform consisting of over 1 million data scientists, programmers, and technology architects! After all, in today’s competitive landscape, speed is a competitive advantage.

Business Model Innovation – Democratizing Innovation at Scale

The Future Shapers

However, moving toward a unique business model within your industry can hold out promise for much longer-lasting sources of competitive advantage as it allows you to respond to changing needs of the industry and your customers more effectively.

The Business Case for Open Innovation

IdeaScale

And to be fair, if you’ve got the best team, the best technology, and the best ideas, you might wonder why you need it. An idea can take years to come together, from the original concept to the testing to bringing it to market. Competitive Advantage.

The innovation value lies within the new system

Paul Hobcraft

Technology is transforming so much, it is the catalyst for change. It is the ability to leverage, through technology the broader ecosystem of partners and internal collaborators by a more holistic view of sharing building ‘greater’ value together.

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How To Build a Scouting Team Within Your Organization

eZassi

If your organization is focused on adjacent, incremental or breakthrough technologies you will need a strong scouting team to get the work done. It all begins with budget planning and understanding your market. Technology Scouting Research Tools for Discovery and Research.

Algo Trading: how algorithms are impacting the financial market

mjvinnovation

This new reality is increasingly present in the financial world and therefore needs to be understood by the organizations in this market. In this type of technological operation, the need for human operator intervention is minimized and therefore decision making is very rapid.

ABCDEFG of Successful Digital Transformation

Rmukesh Gupta

As John clearly points out in his post, doing the same thing faster or cheaper by applying digital technologies, while interesting and beneficial to the business, is not an example of transformation, less so of digital transformation. The initiative needs to use a digital technology to. Help us enter a new market or go after a new kind of customer. Change how we compete in the market. Change the businesses we compete against in the market.

The Three Rs of Innovation – Risk, Reward, and Resources

Mike Shipulski

For bottom line projects, it’s about maintaining product functionality while eliminating waste. For top line projects, it’s about providing novel usefulness to customers at a reasonable cost. For top line, the filters are breadth of applicability, competition, is/isn’t.

Open Innovation at Bouygues – Innovating Across Business Units

Innovation Excellence

His goal is to drive competitiveness through innovation, leveraging agile methods, fostering open innovation programs, and supporting Bouygues business units in their transformation. Vincent has an extensive experience in marketing, strategy, innovation, project management, telecom and information technologies; as Marketing Manager; deputy R&D director with. Vincent Maret is corporate director Open Innovation at Bouygues Corp.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently. Aligning People, Technology, and Innovation in Design-always and each time. It is constantly adapting to the needs of the project, not to the system.

The new ROI for digital innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has had a bigger brother moving into the house next door; Digital Technology and between them, they have been busily knocking the walls down, to share the future going forward. Data specific, technology driven, innovation invigorating.

Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

IdeaScale

Adapting to change requires constant innovation across all industry verticals, and there’s no better Petri dish for innovation than the booming technology sector. What lessons can the rest of the world learn from America’s technology heartland? Take the time to understand the market.

Top Organisations Manage for Growth

The Future Shapers

The process to get ideas to market will differ from organisation to organisation but most challenges in this regard are universal. Demystification of the concept and getting to market is a good start but none of this will yield results without doing the groundwork first. Process and Technology. Technology and the power it represents opens a new world of potential all around. It is about getting the good ideas to market, and doing so consistently.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

Global manufacturing executives rank “skilled talent” as their #1 competitive differentiator. 84% of manufacturing executives say they plan to add technology roles in the next 5 years to keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing industry.

Choosing your direction of travel

Paul Hobcraft

Digital connections and technology platforms. The project and portfolio management, the life-cycle management, integrating the supply chain, quality assurance and corporate sustainability all are work-in-progress.

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Innovation isn’t a thing in itself.

Mike Shipulski

For an innovative product here are the questions to answer: Can you make it, certify it, market it, sell it, distribute it, service it, reclaim it? Like any work based on a solid marketing methodology, innovation must deliver usefulness to the customer.

What Are Innovation Solutions?

eZassi

The best solutions tend to be a combination of technology and services. While we tend to think of innovation in terms of new technology, solutions can also come in the form of new types of services that offer improvements on old ways of doing things, meet previously unidentified needs or fill gaps in the market. More often, innovation solutions use technology to support and dispatch new services so that the best solutions tend to be a combination of technology and services.

Reducing the friction around innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Technological risks to information, from hacking to cybercrime and privacy concerns to identity theft are on the rise. New competitive business models made possible by new technologies are threats for which organizations can’t plan.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

There is a rub here, most transformation projects seem to fail. Digital disruption is the impact of digital technologies and business models on a company’s value proposition and market position. Let me finish on one example already successfully working in today’s market.

Treat Your Innovation Pipeline just like your Sales Pipeline

Destination Innovation

Who is the competition? The pipeline of innovation projects for new and improved products and services is also strategically vital for the business but typically it is not treated with the same attention or importance. Can we crack the technology?

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

eZassi

Traditionally, businesses have held their cards close to their chest and remained hesitant to share or discuss their projects. Today, businesses have realized that opening innovation to a designated crowd can actually accelerate innovation, making them more competitive.

The Pressures Placed on the Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

They keep praying they can keep balancing out all of the projects within the innovation portfolio that leaders are expecting but equally constantly constraining. nd There are multiple “stretching and straining points” that make the life of the innovator increasingly uncomfortable.

Who should invest in CleanTech in the supply chain?

Norbert Bol

More use of clean technologies in supply chains significantly reduce carbon- and other greenhouse gas emissions. However the cost of investment in clean technology is substantial. According to Apple’s Green Bond Report, Apple invested USD 1.657 billion (2016-2017) in clean technologies (CleanTech). Interestingly, retailers such as Walmart and Marks & Spencer also invest directly in manufacturers’ clean production projects.

The Potential of Qualitative Research in B2B

Gregg Fraley

Qualitative research is an effective way to understand your market better. They’re missing the boat — qualitative is arguably more effective in B2B markets. People ask “how can you infer what just a few people said to the broader market?”

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Innovation is about good judgement.

Mike Shipulski

If you have a technology and no market there are a set of tools to learn if there’s a market. If you have a market and no technology there’s a different set of tools. Innovation Top Line Growth Trust Uncertainty Competitiveness Creativity Understanding Physics

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Better, Not Just Longer, Life: Hacks For A Better Future You

Daniel Burrus

Rather than getting sick—then seeking medical attention—millions of people are employing technology to do what they can on their own to look after their health proactively with the goal of a better future. And, two, no new form of technology exists completely in the abstract.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

There is a rub here, most transformation projects seem to fail. Digital disruption is the impact of digital technologies and business models on a company’s value proposition and market position. Let me finish on one example already successfully working in today’s market.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

It relies on very careful market research that worships what consumers say, but pays little attention to behavior they can’t articulate. You need to embrace Different, and also it’s cousins, Risk and New to enliven innovation projects.