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Digital Transformation How-To Guide #11: Data and Analytics in your Digital Transformation

Data has always been the soul of any business. Regardless of what industry you are in, companies for years have collected, combined and used Data to determine the health of the business. In the new digital world, Data has given us the ability to not only report on the business but also tools to predicted the future, recommend purchases and discover new facts. One of the largest changes about the usage of Data in a digital landscape is that we are not just using our own Data. Instead, we are combining the traditional Data we collect, Data customers enter, industry Data, environmental/governmental Data, and sensor Data into complex and rich information sources. These new Data sources are providing new and unique discoveries while driving massive changes for companies. If you are not leveraging Data this year are you still going to be in business next year?
 

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Digital Transformation How-To Guide #10: Modern Apps characteristics of Success

In the last post in this series, we touched on key challenges that can keep organizations from advancing as needed to maintain competitive advantage through the “stickiness” provided by Modern Applications. In this post, we’ll now turn to characteristics of Modern Apps. Each of these characteristics is necessary to ensure relevance to customers, employees and partners.
 

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Digital Transformation and our kids

Digital Transformation and our kids – my last several posts have talked about Digital Technology in the workplace.

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Digital Transformation How-To Guide #8: Cloud Datacenter in your Digital Transformation

Leveraging the cloud is at the heart of your Digital Transformation, but the tough decision is what to leverage the cloud (public cloud) for and what to leave on-premises (private cloud). Companies of all sizes have different views on this point. Some companies feel that all workloads are better served in the cloud, while others feel that only specific workloads that meet a certain ROI are candidates to run in the cloud. Regardless of your perspective, the cloud is driving change in the way companies define, build and manage the Datacenter.
 

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Digital Transformation How-To Guide #7: Achieving Modern IT Management

In the prior post in this Digital Transformation series, we touched on a wide range of challenges that illustrate the essential need for IT to work in harmony with business operations across an organization. The question, then, in this ever-changing world is where do you start on the journey of achieving a truly modern approach to IT Management?

Today there are industry standards that are evolving as best practices to organize and define Modern IT structures. The graphic in this blog post defines the four core functions that define a Modern IT organization. Below the graphic are the functional definition and details that define and make up each of the core functions.

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Digital Transformation How-To Guide #6: Why Digital Transformation Requires Modern IT Management

Digital Technologies’ impacts on companies affect not only business users and business operations but also fundamentally changes the way IT is delivered. IT management must change as technology transforms organizations, but the reality is many IT organizations are struggling to adapt.

The need is transformation from traditional IT management to Modern IT Management.

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