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IT Governance and Executive Strategies

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This is part 5 of the blog series on Digital Transformation (DX). To catch-up on any previous parts you may have missed in the series, please see the "Related Content" on the right side of the page. This blog focuses on one of the three strategic priorities for the enterprise – Digital Business at Scale, creating an operating model to run new businesses at scale.


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Welcome to Part 4 of this 5-Part blog series on Digital Transformation (DX). This blog focuses on one of the three strategic priorities for the enterprise – Data Monetization, the leveraging of data to create new digital revenue streams.


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Welcome to Part 3 of this 5-Part blog series on Digital Transformation (DX). Picking up from where Part 2 left off, this blog focuses on one of the three strategic priorities for the digital transformation of the enterprise – Experiential Engagement, the blending of digital and physical in consumer engagement.


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How to Break Through Digital Deadlock

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Welcome to Part 2 of this 5-Part series on digital transformation (DX) in the enterprise. Read on to learn the new IT capabilities required for DX and how enterprise leaders can help implement them.


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The new blog series from IDC will inform IT and business leadership teams of the priorities of a digital transformation strategy and required digital capabilities. Part 1 identifies the top goals of digital transformation for enterprise executives and their leadership teams.


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The Shortcomings of Bimodal IT

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As the business world becomes more global, complex, and sophisticated, IT organizations are challenged to simplify and expedite their processes. Several advisory firms recommend simplifying IT by implementing a bimodal, or two-speed, approach. This approach may seem like a good kick-start in the short term; however, it is impossible to sustain. Bimodal IT takes us back to the era of black and white photography — creating limited output, yet promising that a full spectrum of colors will be added down the road.

Simplification is not about ignoring complexity or reducing the value of the digital universe. To the contrary, it involves making a highly sophisticated system easy to use, easy to change, and welcoming to consumers.


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Business Innovation, IT Innovation and the New IT

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As enterprises move to the third platform of computing, an era where mobile, social, big data/analytics, and cloud come together to create intelligent solutions and ultimately intelligent enterprises, there are broad implications for CIOs and IT organizations. IT organizations will move from managing a portfolio of systems to managing a portfolio of services. As a strong link between IT and business develops, IT agility is replaced with business agility. And the role of the CIO shifts from managing information to driving innovation in the organization.


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I attended IBM's centennial celebration at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY last week.  In attendance was IBM's CEOs Sam Palmisano, along with former IBM CEOs Lou Gerstner and John Akers. Some other notable attendees included IBM's senior management team, key IBM alums, and the Watson family.  IBM took the opportunity to review its accomplishments over the past 100 years, revisit its core values, and look towards the future.


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I spent two and a half days with about 40 CIOs this week at GDS International's CIO US Summit in Miami, FL. As master of ceremonies for the event I found the discussions to be extremely consistent and centered on the following:



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