D is for digital

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: […]

Develop business agility by building stronger teams

Business Agility

We’re living through a digital technology evolution — the pace and scale of which is constantly accelerating. The lines between IT, the business, and customers are disappearing. There is ongoing disruption to your people and business model. Competition to your products and services and for your best people is on the rise. None of this […]

Lean Change: A unique approach to managing change at speed

Lean Change Management

Those who have been around long enough have likely heard stories of large organisations spending millions (or even billions) of dollar on projects that provided very little in the way of benefits. This is often due to the disruptive nature of new technology emerging during the project’s lifespan. These can be very painful and costly exercises […]

Beyond off-shoring: Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic Process Automation RPA

In recent years, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) have often been discussed in the same forums. BPO and off-shoring have been widely used by businesses to reduce back office and operational costs through the use of low-cost labour markets. Now RPA is being seen as the way to continue the drive for […]

Change in IT: What is it good for?

If there is one thing that is constant in the IT world it is change. I learned early in my career that helping people navigate change in their environment was a critical key to success. My first experience with major change in the work environment occurred when I was a junior officer in the U.S. Navy […]

Are women leaders the mothers of transformation?

transformational leaders DXC Blogs

My last blog got me thinking about the main characteristics of a transformational leader and how they sound, well, almost motherly. Think about it: When we consider leadership outside the corporate context, surely the greatest leaders in many of our personal lives are our mothers, our caregivers. Where would we be now without all their compassion and hard work, their nagging about […]

Navigating seasons of change

seasons of change DXC Blogs

In life we have many metaphors to describe the rising and falling of the tumultuous experiences we encounter, and consequently, learn and grow from. We know that life is a journey, we should enjoy detours, and we should take the scenic route every once in a while. We know there are things we can’t control, […]

Are you transforming when modernizing will do?

Much of IT terminology is often misused and misapplied. Modernization and transformation are two such terms. They are often used interchangeably even though they mean different things and have very different connotations. Indeed, it is somewhat safe to assume that in IT any transformative effort is likely to also have a modernizing effect, and thus, […]

Will the digital revolution in retail fail due to funding gaps?

According to a recent survey, “Digital Agenda 2020”, 45 percent of retail companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland consider funding gaps the biggest obstacle on the way to the digital transformation of their businesses. Concurrently, the speed of innovation is putting the industry under pressure. As a consequence of the digital revolution, a completely new competitive […]

When monolithic legacy systems jeopardize digital transformation

“Legacy-challenged” organizations increasingly must compete with enterprises that have reined in complexity. Breaking down monoliths into smaller, loosely coupled parts can be done. Large firms such as Amazon, Netflix, Capital One, The Guardian and ING have succeeded at this. They restored/created start-up-like agility capabilities while operating at scale.