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Digital Myth No. 4 — Your Company Needs A Digital Strategy

Nigel Fenwick 3 days ago

When your CEO asks you for your digital strategy, you could go away and huddle up with your team for a month and produce some voluminous document full of TLAs, only to have it sit on the shelf for the next two years. Instead, simply give your CEO a copy of your business strategy. After […]

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When Trains Start Running Late: Japan’s Digital Awakening

Frederic Giron October 10, 2018

I love going to Japan, where everything works flawlessly and where customer obsession, or “omotenashi,” is deeply engrained into the culture of every institution: This is where, for instance, train operators apologize when their trains leave the platform 25 seconds earlier than scheduled. It’s also an economy stifled by a widespread risk-averse culture, a shrinking […]

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Invest In Virtual Care Now To Ensure Relevance In Tomorrow’s Healthcare Ecosystem

Arielle Trzcinski October 5, 2018

Virtual care is about to radically change the way that healthcare organizations deliver care. The silver tsunami looms, and within the next decade, the number of adults age 65 and older will increase by 41%.* Chronic disease prevalence is set to rise 57% by 2020.** Patients need to be supported beyond traditional care settings to guide their […]

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Winners Of The 2018 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show EA’s Role In Digital Transformation

Gene Leganza October 1, 2018

In past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. This year, we went theme-less to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. But the winners of the 2018 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show that there […]

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Myth No. 3 — Digital Transformation Requires A Chief Digital Officer

Nigel Fenwick September 27, 2018

Do you see the chief digital officer (CDO) as some kind of digital superhero, swooping in to rescue a dysfunctional business and transform it into a digital powerhouse? The truth is that chief digital officers can be very effective with strong CEO backing, but they are not always necessary. A business-savvy, customer-obsessed CIO can be […]

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Busting The Two Myths Of Low-Code Platforms

John Rymer September 26, 2018

Not everyone is on board with low-code development platforms, even though they are a key part of a strategy to accelerate app delivery. Why do many pro developers shun low-code? From their perspective, two reasons: “Low-code will limit the kinds of apps I can build and the scale of the apps.” “Low-code will lock out […]

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Money For Nothin' And Stocks For Free

Vijay Raghavan September 25, 2018

JPMorgan enters the retail investing price war.

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Talking SaaS — It’s All About The Experience (Video)

Allen Bonde September 21, 2018

There’s a lot to love about the SaaS model: flexibility, quick implementation, and the promise of an always-on pipeline of innovation through continuous updates. Yet just as many digital transformation efforts have stalled, and companies have also been slow to fully embrace SaaS apps or are lagging in their investments and how they leverage their […]

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It's Digital Go Time: The Six Vectors Of Investment

Ted Schadler September 17, 2018

It’s been 30 years since the internet made customer self-service and automation the watchwords of business. But most of you are still in the starting gates of digital transformation. Only 15% of companies have kicked it into digital high gear. And even these advanced incumbents fall way behind digital pure plays in harnessing the full power […]

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Wealth Management For Generations X, Y, and Z

Victor Milligan September 17, 2018

Wealth management is not a sleepy market, but the core business model and operations have remained relatively stable while other industries have been immediately — and in some cases — viciously affected by empowered customers and the dizzying pace of digital. It is already clear that younger customers are captivated by fintech and insurtech providers. They are willing to experiment and, in […]

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Five Myths Of Digital Transformation: Myth No. 2 — CIOs Can't Drive Transformation

Nigel Fenwick August 7, 2018

Many people believe that digital transformation is not an IT thing. While this may have been true when applied to last century’s typical IT group, it should not be true in 2018. To be fair to anyone who believes that IT cannot lead digital transformation, I’m referring to a new kind of IT: The technology team […]

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Cybersecurity Transformation Is A Thing, And It Needs Personal And Relentless Drive

Jinan Budge August 2, 2018

Well, it’s happening! My first Forrester report was published this week. (Forrester clients can access here.) The topic? Cybersecurity transformation, of course! It’s what I have lived and breathed for the last 3.5 years. I have also engaged peer CISOs doing terrific work transforming their firms’ security function and capabilities — I’ve always had a passion […]

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Five Myths Of Digital Transformation

Nigel Fenwick July 27, 2018

Since I first wrote about digital transformation back at the end of 2012, the term has become wildly overhyped. Since CEOs are now at least asking about digital transformation, and every technology vendor now claims expertise in digital transformation, it’s time to burst a few of the myths surrounding digital transformation. But first, let’s recap […]

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Seeking Magic Moments — Why It’s Time To Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

Allen Bonde July 20, 2018

The legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters’ 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.” The song is timeless because it tells a classic tale of a first kiss. It also captures a moment in time in words and song that reminds us of the power of storytelling, […]

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Organizational Design Needs Deep-Rooted Change

Sharyn Leaver July 9, 2018

Every day, executives lean in and light up when we describe the virtues of operating with true customer obsession, vowing to make a change . . . . . . and then they return to their reality. The entrenched design of their companies’ organization holds them back. Our research asserts that any modern organization needs […]

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Banking CX Is Stagnating

Alyson Clarke June 19, 2018

Customer experience leaders grow revenue faster than CX laggards, drive higher brand preference, and can charge more for their products. Based on a survey of more than 110,000 US adult customers in 2018, Forrester’s Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) methodology measures how well a brand’s customer experience strengthens the loyalty of its customers so that […]

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Tennis And Digital Transformation: Connecting The Dots

Daniel Hong June 11, 2018

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been inundated with the various highlight reels from the French Open, showcasing killer baseline winners, huge first serves, and wicked topspin shots — a constant reminder of how the game of tennis has evolved over the past 50 years. Today’s faster, more physical game is slugged out on the […]

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Too Fast To Fail

Martin Gill May 25, 2018

There’s an old mantra that no one really believes anymore: too big to fail. Tell that to the dinosaurs. In the past 20 years, business has undergone a critical pivot. We’ve moved from the age of scale, when the winners were vertically integrated monoliths with vast purchasing power, through the age of information to a […]

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All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

Michelle Beeson May 17, 2018

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to set parameters around the digital sales of their goods, regardless of the type of brand or […]

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Map Your Way To Digital Technology Mastery

Ted Schadler May 11, 2018

Forrester defines digital transformation as harnessing digital assets to continually improve customer outcomes while increasing operational agility. Digital transformation is a state of being; it’s not something with definitive beginning and ending points, but a constant state of motion. And building a technology road map for digital transformation presents greater difficulty than it might seem […]

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