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    1. 10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

      10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

      How can you prepare your company -- whether it is large or small -- to play a leading role in the next industrial revolution, the one that is caused by large-scale digital technology? How can you take advantage of your existing strengths while developing the digital prowess and personal skill that you need? 10 principles can help senior executives navigate the opportunities and uncertainties.

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    2. The Back Roads of Digital Transformation: Connectivity and Data

      The Back Roads of Digital Transformation: Connectivity and Data

      A digital transformation is happening. What does this mean? According to TechTarget, Digital Transformation is the reinvention of an organization through the use of technology to improve the way it performs and serves its clients. What’s occurring is that companies are realizing they need to rethink their approach by leveraging technology innovations that put their customers at the center focus of the company’s goals.

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    3. Digital transformation: Retooling business for a new age

      Digital transformation: Retooling business for a new age

      What exactly is 'digital transformation'?

      Digital transformation is about reshaping organisations' culture, business processes and IT operations around new technology in order to better engage with their customers and streamline their internal processes.

      It's important to bear in mind what's at stake here: a recent survey of over 500 C-suite executives across Europe and the US (from ChristianSteven Software) found that two-thirds (65%) believe that 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies will not exist in 10 years' time. Over half (53%) of those surveyed said they were concerned about competition from disruptive businesses, although almost all (91%) were ...

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    4. IT priorities 2017: A mix of forward-looking and traditional tech

      IT priorities 2017: A mix of forward-looking and traditional tech

      Our ninth annual IT Priorities Survey indicates data centers will address upgrades and infrastructure improvements and take on new and emerging technologies.

      We asked how IT spends most of their time, with the following responses:  general IT management (cited by 27% of respondents), security (23%) and networking (22%) were the most cited activities, but they were followed by a fairly bunched up cluster that ranged from application development (19%) to the trending DevOps (8%).

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    5. Digital Transformations Start with Frontline Workers

      Digital Transformations Start with Frontline Workers

      Recently, one of the largest hotel chains in the world transformed itself with digital technology — for the second time. By all accounts, the first effort had been a failure.

      When a major technology investment fails, it’s probably because the leaders of the business didn’t pay enough attention to the actual business results and experience of using them.

      To boost a hotel's bottom line, ask the bellhop.

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    6. What’s Your Channel Management Strategy?

      What’s Your Channel Management Strategy?

      The industry calls it inventory. But for you, it’s your livelihood. So, selling all those hotel rooms as many nights of the year is an absolute must. Yet, figuring out the right mix of business for your specific hotels’ needs is a challenging puzzle. Simply figuring out what rooms to allocate to different potential revenue source is a complex conundrum.

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    7. Customer Loyalty Isn't What It Used to Be

      Customer Loyalty Isn't What It Used to Be

      The Internet and digital tools such as advanced search engines, review sites, price comparison apps, and social media platforms have changed how consumers make purchasing decisions. And the traditional means through which companies built up loyalty -- points and perks programs and advertising -- are no longer as effective as they once were.

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    8. New Ways to Build Online Community

      New Ways to Build Online Community

      How do startups with innovative ideas for business get their products into the online marketplace? In Silicon Valley, innovation often follows when venture capital makes big investments in a certain type of business. According to the National Venture Capital Association, roughly 40 percent of all venture money went toward software in 2015 .

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    9. Make IT Simple

      Make IT Simple

      We have reached a complex and transformative stage in digital business. After more than a quarter century of random innovation and the entrenchment of legacy models, protocols and technologies, digital transformation is reaching hyper-speed, exposing the unsustainable avalanche of complexity faced by many IT organizations.

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    10. 5 Tips To Better Understand Millennial Managers

      5 Tips To Better Understand Millennial Managers

      Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, which means they're quickly infiltrating every rank in corporate America -- especially middle management. While millennials want much of the same things as previous generations, they also have different values and expectations for their employers.

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    11. Reconnecting Cuba

      Reconnecting Cuba

      With the U.S. and Cuba beginning a slow thaw in their relations, foreign companies are starting to venture into the island nation very cautiously -- as well they should. Besides the hurdles that include the U.S. embargo, a lack of clear investment laws, widespread poverty, and corruption, Cuba is a frontier market that badly needs a competitive edge in the global economy.

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    12. Bold IT leadership is crucial, but difficult to find

      Bold IT leadership is crucial, but difficult to find

      According to the 2016 Deloitte Business Confidence Report, 90 percent of the 600 C-suite executives (CXOs) and executives-in-waiting admit to not regularly demonstrating bold leadership, yet bold leadership is essential for companies to achieve breakthrough performance.

      "Every single business is being disrupted by digital transformation, and every new innovation requires a certain amount of reinvention. In technology, many companies start out being incredibly innovative and cutting-edge, but get bogged down with operational issues

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