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Accelerating digital transformation: Overcoming the illusion of expertise

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A few years ago, a well-mannered but youthfully innocent management consulting professional walked into my office, and we had this exchange: Management Consultant: Mr. Lewis (they used to call me Mr.), our company has implemented dozens of streamlined best practice workflows for the mortgage industry, and we have created millions of dollars in efficiency for […]

How millennial work habits fuel enterprise success (really!)

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Regarding millennials, the typical advice for enterprise leaders often has a slightly patronizing air to it. Younger workers, it seems, are children to be tolerated and even indulged: “If you don’t allow millennial workers to use the digital tools of their choice on the job, they will become unhappy and unproductive.” (Cynical Subtext: You have to let […]

La lección sobre IoT que ya deberíamos haber aprendido 

Hace unas semanas escribí sobre los pasos que las empresas deben iniciar para prepararse ante la llegada de Internet de las Cosas (IoT). Me centraba en la importancia de gestionar y analizar los datos generados, a partir de los dispositivos conectados. Pero conseguirlo depende de dos variables: conectividad y seguridad. Sin éstas, sus iniciativas IoT […]

Transforming to a digital enterprise

Change is everywhere, it’s accelerating, and most companies today recognize that disruption has come to their industries, fueled by advances in digital technologies and more collaborative outside-in cultures. Indeed, many have already begun a digital transformation to ensure that their business is not left behind. Digital leaders understand, however, that simply implementing certain technologies isn’t […]

Fixing the underestimation factor

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So ladies and gents, this blog is going to be a bit more serious. After my last blog, I received feedback about how we ladies keep putting ourselves down and are missing out because of it. I understand our busy jobs may not allow time to work with a mentor — or some of you may not have access to […]

Develop business agility by building stronger teams

Business Agility

Consider what we already know about the world. We’re living through a digital technology evolution – the pace and scale of which is constantly accelerating. The lines between IT and the business are blurring. There is ongoing disruption to your people and business model. Competition to your products and services and for your best people […]

Hey IT pros, stop worrying about robot replacements

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When last I tried to frighten enterprise workers about losing their jobs to robots, I cited an Oxford University study that ranked 702 occupations “according to their probability of computerisation.” An interesting exercise (if you’re not a telemarketer or another 99-percenter), but let’s face it, going through such a large list is a hassle. Fortunately, there’s […]

Is there such a thing as too many questions?

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Curiosity: The natural urge to continually question the world around us, to understand how things work and where they come from. Recently, my colleague Courtney Carr posted a wonderful blog on the ways in which we ask questions, encouraging us to never stop doing so. But I wanted to capture the alternative view: Can there […]

What happened to the enterprise mobile apps revolution?

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IT professionals have been prepping for years for the mobile apps explosion that promises to transform enterprise productivity. But while demand from enterprise employees reportedly remains high, a new report from research firm Gartner concludes that the “number of enterprise mobile apps is not accelerating.” More than one-quarter of enterprises around the world “have not built, customized […]

A month after WannaCry: How do we stop the next threat?

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It’s been almost a month since the WannaCry ransomware attacks crippled businesses and governments in more than 150 countries. Though the attack was short-lived with a “kill switch” quickly identified, the disruption sent a clear message: As bad actors become more powerful and bold in their attacks, organizations must step up their game to stay […]