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What Happened? - Transformation

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about transformation. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.


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February 2016



  • EY looked at the disruptive potential of the sharing economy in 'Get ready: open to sharing means open for business'. EY said, that sharing economy business models may change the very nature and structure of the corporation. The potential for the sharing economy to disrupt most industries, globally, is unprecedented. Sharing economy business models have been born into a world wholly unprepared for them. Many existing rules don’t apply. But, ready or not, when a sharing economy opportunity knocks on your door, you’ll need to know how you should answer.








January 2016




  • A report from Accenture argued that few businesses grasp how dramatic the changes arising from new platform-based ecosystems will be. The threat they pose? Unexpected new competitors seizing advantage. The opportunity? Previous technology disruptions were often unpredictable, but now, enterprises have a line of sight to track growing ecosystems and anticipate their impacts. Forward-thinking leaders can get ahead of the game, develop their ecosystem strategies, and ride the results into new markets.





  • The head of cloud UK and Ireland for IBM believes that digital transformation is imminent for the healthcare industry. The driver is cloud computing, he argues: “It provides an infrastructure that allows hospitals, medical practices, and research facilities to tap improved computing resources at lower initial capital outlays. Additionally, cloud environments lower the barriers for innovation and modernisation of HIT systems and applications.” Separately, Elite Business Magazine profiled some UK start-ups that are harnessing the power of digital to solve some of life’s most serious problems. The three companies profiled are all developing technology that allows people to manage their own health more effectively.






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  • To build advantage, organisations must do more than just change, claimed BCG. They must transform. As technology’s role in business becomes ever more important, transformations will increasingly be underpinned by significant technology programs. In such technology-enabled transformations, IT leaders need two different strategies to ensure success. One is a strategy for delivering significant changes, such as digitising operations, replacing or modernising systems, and standardising infrastructure and applications. As part of this strategy, IT leaders must also develop the necessary tactics, multiyear roadmaps, and plans to deliver the technology to support the business transformation. The second strategy, which is often overlooked, must ensure that the IT organisation itself has the right functional capabilities to drive and sustain the transformation.