5 days ago

The Adaptive Enterprise: Using Standards for Transformation – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

The rapid pace of change in technology and business today is driving the need for companies to be more adaptive than ever. Standards can help make these transitions easier for companies and aid them in their transformation efforts.

This blog is the first in a series that looks at how standards can be used together to help organizations better facilitate the transformations and changes they need to make. In this first installment, we spoke to Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BizzDesign, about the business imperatives that are driving enterprises to adopt a more adaptive approach to how they do business. Subsequent blogs in this series will explore the practical use of standards for adaptation and transformation.

21 days ago

Master the Art of Enterprise Architecture with the Game of Tetris

Are you a captain of the corporate ship leading it to sail towards new corporate milestones, to sustain through disruptive technology forces or to manoeuvre swiftly along uncharted business routes?

Then you must consider engaging an advisor who has mastered the game of Tetris to help you accelerate your journey towards desired goals, respond to and capitalise on technology disruptions, and navigate through your strategy map holistically. Yes! You have heard it right. Just for namesake, let’s call this master of Tetris ‘Enterprise Architect’.

1 month, 30 days ago

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

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…

2 months, 16 days ago

Will your company’s digital transformation end up as a bold decision or a bust?

In digital transformation, there’s a fine line between fearlessness and foolishness. Bad decisions can have all the trappings of a bold new strategy: A costly acquisition, suddenly pivoting to an unexpected new product offering, an ambitious new vision…

2 months, 21 days ago

Open Banking and PSD2 – the first 100 days. A slow, fragmented start.

TLDR: A slow, fragmented start to open banking, but the pace will accelerate. Fintechs are forging ahead with innovation, and a new set of intermediary service providers is growing. Banks need to become outside-in fast to thrive with open banking, buil…

3 months, 7 days ago

Apple’s Brand Playbook Unlocked

Do you want to be like Apple? In 2010, Apple ranked as the 17th most valuable brand in the world. Just three years later, it had garnered the top spot and has remained there. Since 2010, Apple’s brand value has increased at a compound annual growth rat…

3 months, 13 days ago

Amazon Flirts With Banks And Their Customers: Here’s What You Should Do

Like a football team captain at a junior high dance, Amazon just sauntered up to a big group of people and started dropping hints about its sweet moves on the dance floor . . . Okay, that’s not exactly what’s happening here, but it sure felt like that …

3 months, 18 days ago

Q&A: Branded Manufacturers Digital Commerce Strategies

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce is not a new concept for branded manufacturers, but there is certainly renewed interest and more options to choose from. With consumers ever more digitally connected, branded manufacturers are enticed by direct digital…

4 months, 11 days ago

Accelerate Digital Transformation With Forrester’s Business Innovation Canvas

Challenge Thinking, Lead Change! I take very seriously my role in delivering on our company tagline – “Challenge Thinking, Lead Change” –  especially the “challenge thinking” piece. In some companies, challenging thinking can ge…

4 months, 14 days ago

The State Of Digital Business 2018 – Top Technologies

Top Technologies By Maturity While the scope of business strategy is increasingly defined by technology, not all technologies are equally important. To help digital leaders think about where to place their future technology bets, we published “Th…

4 months, 15 days ago

Three things I never expected Marc Pritchard to say…but every marketer needs to hear

P&G CMO Marc Pritchard keynoted today’s ANA Media Conference and exhorted the marketing industry to disrupt and reinvent the craft of marketing: Quote #1: “Disrupt mass marketing” Yes you are reading that right. The company that i…