digital transformation

Digital transformation is not just about technology. It’s the necessary but challenging journey of operating digital-first with the speed and nimbleness to change rapidly, exploit technology to create lean operations, and free people to do more complex tasks. Prepare your organization with Forrester’s insights.

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Digital Twins Combine Enterprise Data And IoT To Drive New Business Value

Paul Miller 2 days ago
The digital twin is not a new idea. But growing enthusiasm for connecting machines to the internet of things (IoT), and for delivering services instead of only selling products, mean that the digital twin is becoming relevant to a broader audience.
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The Key To Your AI Transformation: Think Like A Supervillain

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. October 4, 2019
Want to take over the world using AI? Contrary to popular belief, AI technology isn’t going to design a plan for AI-enabled world domination for you. (And don’t hold your breath, it won’t be doing so anytime soon.) Instead, it is on you to identify the untapped, world-changing business opportunities that best leverage AI’s unique […]
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New Retail Updates — Key Takeaways From Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference

Xiaofeng Wang October 3, 2019
Last week, I attended Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference 2019 in Hangzhou, China. It’s been nearly two years since Alibaba first showcased New Retail — its strategy to redefine commerce by blending online and offline ecosystems to create seamless customer experience and improve retail efficiency — on Singles’ Day 2017. Here are some key takeaways: To […]
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Banks Have Neglected SMEs — They Will Come To Regret It

Peter Wannemacher October 2, 2019
Most incumbent banks have ignored small- and medium-sized (SME) business clients. Meanwhile, fintechs have quietly built ecosystems that are poised to poach SMEs.
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Five (Plus One) Must-Reads On Behavioral Economics

Aurelie L'Hostis September 25, 2019
I’ve spent the past three weeks interviewing global financial institutions, fintech startups, and technology vendors to gain a broader perspective on how financial experiences will evolve in the coming years. Financial services firms and innovative startups of all stripes are all set on offering more holistic and personalized customer value propositions that support and sustain […]
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Winners Of The 2019 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show Strengths In Business Architecture, Realizing A Vision For Digital Transformation, And Architecture Governance

Gene Leganza September 25, 2019
In some 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, as last year, we went themeless to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. The winners of the 2019 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards […]
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Rome Was Not Built In A Day, And Neither Are Digital Businesses

Aurelie L'Hostis September 13, 2019
As I’m returning from the Eternal City, where I’ve had the chance to walk around Rome’s Baroque architecture gems and explore its awe-inspiring art collections, I cannot stop myself from reflecting on how much talent, courage, and leadership it took to transform and build such an incredible city. The seeds of the modern world were […]
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A New Era Of Operations

IT will drive innovation — and your business.

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Seeking New Opportunities To Deploy Internet Of Things (IoT) Use Cases? Check Out Our Report Highlighting Hot IoT Use Cases In 2019

Michele Pelino September 13, 2019
Is your organization currently deploying or planning to deploy internet of things (IoT) solutions as part of your digital transformation strategy? Check out the video to hear what types of IoT use cases enterprises are deploying to transform operations. IoT use cases such as facility management, security, and surveillance enhance operational processes, while other use […]
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How To Pick The Right Partners To Accelerate True Digital Transformation

Nigel Fenwick September 12, 2019
Transforming from a product-centric business to an outcome-delivery model requires the right technology and the right partners. VP and Principal Analyst Nigel Fenwick helps match your business needs with the right partners.
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Is Money (Still) Too Tight To Mention? Forrester’s New Research On The Future Of Financial Well-Being

Aurelie L'Hostis September 3, 2019
Now is the time for the retail financial services industry to take a much more proactive, holistic approach to customers’ financial well-being.
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The New South Wales Government Embarks On A Bold Journey To Improve Customer Experience

Riccardo Pasto September 2, 2019
The most populous Australian state is rolling out a unique CX improvement plan. The goal? Match or exceed the customer experience in the private sector.
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How To Become Self-Aware Of Your B2B eCommerce Digital Maturity

Joe Cicman August 28, 2019
Nearly half of businesses are digital beginners. The other half are eating their lunch. Find out where you stand and what you need to do to defend yourself. The B2B C-suite is demanding that you accelerate your digital transformation. This means that you face more pressure to show progress and benchmark your maturity. My newly […]
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The Future Of IT

Tech-driven innovation will revolutionize the business.

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Product Teams For Infrastructure And Operations

Charles Betz August 21, 2019
I believe the integrated product team is the most important economic unit of the 21st century. Can the old I&O dog learn these new product team tricks?
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Digital Business: Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019 Analysis

Nigel Fenwick August 13, 2019
Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals. What started several years ago as a hands-on-type of event where lots of practitioners demonstrated Bosch’s most innovative solutions has now become a more typical conference, with polished marketing […]
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Embed AI In Your Digital Supply Chain To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

George Lawrie August 13, 2019
Read an overview of the three main ways AI can augment supply chain management operations.
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Asia Pacific Financial Consumers’ Digital Coming Of Age Is Here — Is Your Firm Ready?

Zhi Ying Barry August 7, 2019
Something remarkable is happening with Asia Pacific online adults: Their behaviors and expectations are evolving at an unprecedented rate, and they’re embracing innovation faster than ever before. Forrester found that consumers in Asia Pacific markets are some of the most advanced when it comes to digital engagement. Their high levels of empowerment affect how they […]
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CEOs Own Software Competency — And The Structure Of Innovation Delivery

Randy Heffner July 30, 2019
World-class innovation delivery requires weaving together three foundational realities: “Software is eating the world.” Marc Andreessen famously said this in a 2011 essay in The Wall Street Journal. It was true then, and it’s all the more true today. Whether your firm is disrupting markets or playing catch-up, every major business activity and strategy requires […]
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Predictions 2019

The year that transformation goes pragmatic.

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A Blueprint For Pragmatic Digital Transformation: The Home Depot Story

Mike Chirokas July 30, 2019
Traditional retailers have been impacted more than most when it comes to digital disruption. Even retailers and brands that have embraced the urgency to transform often struggle to prioritize investments and create the right culture. Fortunately, we can learn from organizations that are embracing a pragmatic approach to transformation. They often start with focused innovation […]
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Manufacturers’ Digital Transformation Will Fail Without Both IT And OT

Paul Miller July 25, 2019
If you believe the stereotypes, then the worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are very different. In one, ranks of commoditized beige boxes hold institutional memory, critical intellectual property, and the bosses’ email: The data center is everything. In the other, proprietary, expensive, and arcane electromechanical monsters lurk next to the production […]
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Know When To Up The Digital Table Stakes

Nigel Fenwick July 24, 2019
Starbucks is sharing its market-leading digital capabilities with a company called Brightloom; in return, it gets a seat on the Brightloom board and a share in the company. Why did Starbucks make this move now?
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