How to avoid the bad kind of digital disruption

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You often hear digital transformation described as a disruptive force — on markets, on business models, on processes, and more. In this context, disruption is viewed as a positive thing that creates new opportunities, and even new industries. For example, here’s a business-specific definition of disrupt from Cambridge Dictionary: to change the traditional way that an […]

4 companies with relentless customer focus

We just returned from the Leading Edge Forum (LEF) Spring Study Tour in Seattle and San Francisco, where we met with leading companies who are rapidly evolving their businesses to meet the latest customer demands. Directed by a clear purpose, these organisations are seemingly able to evolve their business models, change their operating models, and […]

Confiar en el análisis es un buen comienzo, pero no suficiente

Casi tres cuartas partes de las grandes empresas ya se han beneficiado de las iniciativas de Big Data e Inteligencia Artificial (IA), según una encuesta publicada a principios de este año en Harvard Business Review. Entre sus beneficios, aseguran los coautores Thomas Davenport y Randy Bean, destacan que las decisiones que se toman mediante análisis […]

Embracing analytics is a good start, but it’s not enough

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Nearly three-quarters of large enterprises already have benefited from big data and artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives, according to a survey published early this year in Harvard Business Review. Among those benefits, write co-authors Thomas Davenport and Randy Bean, are better decisions through advanced analytics, better customer service, lower costs, and innovation. However, only about one […]

Microsoft: The Windows cloud business

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Still think of Microsoft as the Windows company? Think again. In Microsoft’s latest quarter, it was the cloud, not Windows, that drove revenue to $25 billion in non-GAAP revenue in the quarter, over the expected $24 billion and up 10% year-over-year from $23 billion. Not bad. Not bad at all. “Innovation across our cloud platforms drove […]

What’s going on with Intel and OpenStack?

Is Intel backing away from the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud? Good question, but I don’t see it happening myself. The story that questions Intel’s commitment to OpenStack was sparked by news that Intel was pulling out of its Rackspace partnership, the OpenStack Innovation Center. This was a software-testing project meant to encourage the use of OpenStack in the enterprise. […]