Over the last 2 years, the hype around blockchain has cooled down significantly and IoT continues to penetrate everything we do. Our use case research has found over 400 significant business implementations in just about every industry and it is expected that the 12 billion IoT devices in 2020 will grow to 25 billion by 2025. The World Economic Form believes that Blockchain and IoT has the potential to reduce cost in global GDP by $3-5 trillion over the next 6 years. I believe that number is understated.
So, why should you care? Continue reading Why Should You Care About Blockchain and IoT?
Group50’s CEO, Jim Gitney, was recently asked by an executive about how he should manage the division he just took over as its president. Jim told him “Manage it like you are going to sell it – maximize value creation”. The executive gave a strange look and asked why that mattered. Continue reading Manage Your Business Like You Are Going to Sell It
The phrase “Internet of Things ( IoT )” or “Internet of Everything ( IoE )” and its application to manufacturing and distribution does not bring to mind a concrete set of images or business approach to most senior executives. In fact, the opposite is true, Continue reading The Internet of Things – IoT : Making sense of Its Components
Companies today increasingly recognize Digital Technology and IT infrastructure as a strategic asset that provides companies with the ability to effectively compete in its’ marketplace – an observation underscored by the Nash KPMG 2017 CIO Survey finding that CIOs sit on 62% of executive boards as opposed to 38% in 2005. While their relative importance varies slightly from year to year, the C-Suite charter for Digital Technology consistently features the following items: Continue reading Digital Technology as a Strategic Asset
Most companies are struggling to identify the value of IoT (Internet of Things) and Blockchain in their business. That is partly due to the relationship between Strategy and IoT. While there is a need to have an IoT strategy, it needs to be a subset of the ultimate business strategy. IoT is an enabling technology that allows the business to rethink it strategy, how it goes to market and the product road (goods and services) that IoT enables. As a result, Continue reading Developing an IoT strategy for your business
The first blog in this series identified the phenomenon of Anti-Strategy as well-intentioned decisions made by senior leaders that are functionally focused because of a lack of a clear business strategy. With digital and information technology (IT) getting firmly established as a strategic corporate asset for middle market companies, we turn our attention to Continue reading INOCULATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGAINST ANTI-STRATEGY – PART IX
An earlier blog talked about the building blocks for aligning and integrating IT with the business. As IT becomes increasingly intertwined with the core operations of the company it’s time to take a fresh look at traditional middle market approaches to IT related Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR). Continue reading Business going increasingly Digital? – Rethinking Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Cost Takeout has been heard at one time or another in every C-Suite and boardroom. The primary objective of every leadership team is to take out cost. We live in a world where everything can be done at lower cost. With that in mind, how does a leadership team develop a cost takeout strategy? The first thing is to make sure everyone is clear on what a cost takeout strategy really is. Let’s start with what it isn’t.
It is not: Continue reading Cost Takeout as a Strategy
Historically, IT Infrastructure has been viewed as a “cost center” and IT Operations “a necessary evil” because significant human and financial capital expenditures have been required to maintain a functional system. Over the last few years, middle market companies are beginning to realize that IT infrastructure can be used as a competitive advantage. It needs to be Continue reading Should IT Infrastructure be in your Top 3 business priority?
McKinsey predicted in its 2016 IT-as-a-Service Cloud and Enterprise Cloud survey that enterprises are rapidly adopting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud for their primary workloads. It predicted that the adoption of multi-cloud strategies will jump from Continue reading Approaching the Multi-Cloud Management Paradigm