Adapting to the New Digital World CIOs know digital transformation is important — but it's also a vague mandate that doesn't always lead to specific action steps. Luckily, ecosystem strategies are emerging as a more specific, robust and actionable take on the digital transformation narrative. rn
Adapting to the New Digital World Some business successes rely on trade secrets. Others, like Walgreens' vision to unite digital and physical experiences, rely on something simpler: the flexibility of APIs mixed with old-fashioned execution and passion.
Adapting to the New Digital World Apps are getting smarter at a ferocious pace; so why don't CEOs want to take advantage of these new technologies? I discuss API ecosystems and innovation with Sanjay Parthasarathy, CEO of Indix, a startup making structured product information accessible as a data-as-a-service API.
Adapting to the New Digital World Given that pragmatic programmers have prized code reuse and “designing for services” for decades (tips enshrined in the 1999 book of the same name), it should come as no surprise that developers have taken to a world of abundant, cloud-based, mash-up ready APIs like kids in a candy store. It’s high time IT professionals do the same and adopt the mindset (and passion) of an aspiring “API ninja.”
Adapting to the New Digital World An embrace of cloud a decade ago may have been considered “skating to where the puck was going to be.” Today, anything but going “all in” is like skating toward where your grandfather’s memoirs say the puck might once have been.
Adapting to the New Digital World As executives, strategists and implementers within an enterprise, we may be tempted to imagine ourselves as the ones conditioning consumers to instinctively turn to products and services during their mobile moments. But we may be the ones who need to learn new reflexes and build new muscle memories for how we invest in technology.
Adapting to the New Digital World If Kim Kardashian can win a top spot in the App Store, Global 2000 CIOs ought to be held to high bar for delivering compelling digital experiences at scale. Here's a by-the-numbers look at competitive digital strategies.
Adapting to the New Digital World The difference between being a digital disruptor rather than disruptee boils down to acting on a principle that fits in one tweet: They’ll like smartphone apps better.
Adapting to the New Digital World In competition, speed dominates and when disruptive innovation changes the game--even the best practitioners of the old ways cannot keep up with those that embrace the new ways. In modern retail, telcoms and a number of other industries, such a disruptive innovation can be found in the way APIs are enabling digital business.
Adapting to the New Digital World The role isn’t uncommon in software companies: the notion that the basis of competition is a platform and that platform’s ecosystem rather than a stand-alone product has been familiar terrain for a long time. Digital is enabling the move from product to platform in many industries.
Adapting to the New Digital World Walgreens and Burberry – both established, legacy companies – were able to tackle the digital era head-on in very different, yet disruptive ways. Here's why these brands succeeded, and why companies stuck asking the app vs. web question are already behind.
Adapting to the New Digital World We marvel at the thought that the price of lighting has fallen 10,000 times since the "Dark Ages." So why don't we take advantage of the fact that the price of data storage has fallen almost double that amount in only two decades? Companies that fear the cost of data are missing out on analysis and information that you can't put a price on.