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The First Law of Thermodynamics and Digital Transformation The First Law of Thermodynamics states, "energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed."  In a business context that can be interpreted to mean if energy is being used to resist change, then it is not available for making change. Change is difficult. The default mode for most organizations and people is to resist change. Blockbusters' own board resisted digital and business model transformation out of concern for short-term profits, which doomed it. Businesses that can direct energy to fast and positive transformation can exploit many more opportunities than enterprises mired in resistance. Digital transformation and business agility are increasingly important in order to succeed, and both of these consume energy in the form of resources, available funds, credit, skill... (more)

Winning in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #API

15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation and the Doctrine to Match Competitors can't compete, and leaders can't lead if they don't know the rules of the game.  Understanding how points are scored, and what is required to win, is key to any competition.  In the age of digital transformation there are key rules to learn: Data is the modern commercial battlefield Information dominance is the strategic goal It takes an "Optimized Information Logistics Systems" (OILS) to compete Advantages in speed, analytics, operational tempos and information logistics - determine the winners ... (more)

Business Is Not as Usual in the Age of #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Cloud

Business Is Not as Usual in the Age of Digital Transformation Digital transformation typically begins as low cost POCs (proof of concepts), that evolve into mission critical corporate initiatives as positive results, consumer demands and market trends converge.  Digital transformation becomes mission critical when consumers vote with their money to accept the digital replacements for physical products, services and processes. Last month a regional retail book and entertainment chain, Hastings, filed for bankruptcy.  CFO Duane Huesers blamed "a decline in the market for "physical ... (more)

The End Goal of Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Although we often write about and discuss digital transformation, we often fail to identify the end goal we are really trying to achieve.  We talk at great length about data, analytics, speed, information logistics systems and personalized user experiences, but none of these are the end goal.  Ultimately we must digitally transform so we can remove the "fog of war," and have clear visibility and insights into our businesses and the needs of our customers.  The end goal of digital transformation, however, is the ability to rapidly act and react to changing data, competitive condit... (more)

Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #DigitalTransformation

Those that lead are able to collect and analyze data that followers can't.  Think about the first climber to reach the top of the mountain, they have a new and different view slower followers don't.  If you believe, as I do, that understanding data is the secret sauce of the digitally transformed enterprise, then having data not available to your competitors is a treasure! Those that achieve digital transformation before their competitors will have advantages - and advantages have advantages. Not only do they have new experiences and new data to analyze and understand, they are ab... (more)