Articles

 

  • Bracing for Internet of Things Business Models

    New applications being ushered by the Internet of Things (IoT) are creating incredible opportunities for companies of all types and sizes to fashion new business models. For instance, tire makers Pirelli and Michelin are embedding their tires with sensors that are allowing the two companies to collect data about vehicle performance and road conditions. This information is then passed along to drivers and to the vehicle's telematics system as a means of improving safety and efficiency.

  • Driving Business Transformation via Process Revolution

    HMG Strategy agrees on three core elements that are required for driving transformational change: people, processes, and technology. There are also technological components involved in achieving transformation, including the distinctive ways that CIOs are leading digital disruption. While each of these competencies is essential for success, processes are often the mysterious ingredients that harmoniously bind the other elements together.

  • Raising Cyber Security Awareness Among CEOs

    KPMG recently surveyed more than 1,200 CEOs from some of the world's largest companies to get a handle on their biggest concerns. 86% of CEOs said their biggest fears involve the loyalty of their company's customers. 72% of business chiefs say they're struggling to keep up with new technologies, while 66% say they're concerned with the relevance of their company's products and services. These results suggest that "cyber security" hasn't yet received the magnitude of apprehension that it should.

  • Moving the Enterprise Forward via Next-Gen Cloud Technologies

    One of the greatest things about cloud computing is the scalability and flexibility it offers to businesses. Whether it's the ability to receive automated software updates (and freeing IT staff from system maintenance) to increased collaboration opportunities with far-flung company teams and business partners, the cloud offers companies incredible opportunities to share information and transform the business while reducing hardware, software, and support requirements.

  • Leveraging the Internet of Things for Disruption Today

    The Internet of Things (IoT) offers businesses new ways to expand relationships with customers and to improve operational efficiency. For instance, Samsung has introduced a smart refrigerator that takes a picture of the contents each time the door closes. The image can be sent to a homeowner's smartphone to remind them when items need to be replaced.

  • Apple vs. FBI Requires Careful Negotiation, Not Bombast

    The public battle between Apple and the FBI is like the tip of an iceberg. The real danger lurks beneath the surface, and nobody knows precisely how to maneuver around it safely. I had a great conversation last week with Israel Martinez on the topic.

  • Pinpointing New Opportunities for Enterprise Mobility

    While CIOs have a lot on their plates for 2016, surely enterprise mobility initiatives are near the top of the pecking order. According to a recent Harris Poll commissioned by Appian, enterprise mobility tops IT investments by IT decision-makers for 2016.

  • Challenging the Status Quo

    To compete in a business environment where change is constant, business leaders need to be agile and open to new ideas. They also must be willing to let go of traditional business practices and processes, recognizing that new approaches to serving customers and delivering value are needed in a landscape where customer expectations continue to rise.