IDG Contributor Network: Digital transformation with purpose: Making the shift towards balanced business models

While many companies are well into their digital transformation journey, it’s been widely reported that relatively few organizations are truly thriving or succeeding. Consultancy Inc.Digital, for example, cites only 18% of organizations as digitally thriving and consultancy ClearPrism has found that “fewer than 12% of companies capture more than 85% of economic profit in any industry.”

Difficulties in execution aside, digital transformation is clearly an ongoing journey, not a destination, but how many organizations have a truly clear picture of where they want to go? What’s the end game for their transformation? Is it customer obsession, revenue growth, cost reduction, process improvement, greater competitive differentiation, accelerated innovation, increased market share, improved shareholder value, all of the above, or perhaps something more?

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While many companies are well into their digital transformation journey, it’s been widely reported that relatively few organizations are truly thriving or succeeding. Consultancy Inc.Digital, for example, cites only 18% of organizations as digitally thriving and consultancy ClearPrism has found that “fewer than 12% of companies capture more than 85% of economic profit in any industry.”

Difficulties in execution aside, digital transformation is clearly an ongoing journey, not a destination, but how many organizations have a truly clear picture of where they want to go? What’s the end game for their transformation? Is it customer obsession, revenue growth, cost reduction, process improvement, greater competitive differentiation, accelerated innovation, increased market share, improved shareholder value, all of the above, or perhaps something more?

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IDG Contributor Network: Digital transformation with purpose: Making the shift towards balanced business models

While many companies are well into their digital transformation journey, it’s been widely reported that relatively few organizations are truly thriving or succeeding. Consultancy Inc.Digital, for example, cites only 18% of organizations as digitally thriving and consultancy ClearPrism has found that “fewer than 12% of companies capture more than 85% of economic profit in any industry.”

Difficulties in execution aside, digital transformation is clearly an ongoing journey, not a destination, but how many organizations have a truly clear picture of where they want to go? What’s the end game for their transformation? Is it customer obsession, revenue growth, cost reduction, process improvement, greater competitive differentiation, accelerated innovation, increased market share, improved shareholder value, all of the above, or perhaps something more?

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While many companies are well into their digital transformation journey, it’s been widely reported that relatively few organizations are truly thriving or succeeding. Consultancy Inc.Digital, for example, cites only 18% of organizations as digitally thriving and consultancy ClearPrism has found that “fewer than 12% of companies capture more than 85% of economic profit in any industry.”

Difficulties in execution aside, digital transformation is clearly an ongoing journey, not a destination, but how many organizations have a truly clear picture of where they want to go? What’s the end game for their transformation? Is it customer obsession, revenue growth, cost reduction, process improvement, greater competitive differentiation, accelerated innovation, increased market share, improved shareholder value, all of the above, or perhaps something more?

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IDG Contributor Network: Drones in the supply chain: the evolving drone landscape and ecosystem

According to Goldman Sachs, the drone market is projected to be a $100 billion opportunity between 2016 and 2020. Key markets include military ($70 billion), consumer ($17 billion), and commercial/civil ($13 billion) with the latter being the fastest growth opportunity.

In recent years, there’s been no shortage of media attention on both the positive and negative aspects of drone deployments. We’ve witnessed humanitarian success stories after various hurricanes, flooding events and earthquakes, various ecommerce drone delivery services, drones equipped with firearms and, more recently, even political assassination attempts.

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According to Goldman Sachs, the drone market is projected to be a $100 billion opportunity between 2016 and 2020. Key markets include military ($70 billion), consumer ($17 billion), and commercial/civil ($13 billion) with the latter being the fastest growth opportunity.

In recent years, there’s been no shortage of media attention on both the positive and negative aspects of drone deployments. We’ve witnessed humanitarian success stories after various hurricanes, flooding events and earthquakes, various ecommerce drone delivery services, drones equipped with firearms and, more recently, even political assassination attempts.

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