Strategy & Transformation

Strategy & Transformation
Nov
6
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2018

The Importance of Awe-Inspiring Goals

Putting a man on the moon looked impossible, certainly when you consider that the US wanted to do it first and they wanted to return the man to earth safely. The feat is even more impressive when you realise that for nearly 50 years we haven’t managed to do it again. It was the power of the goal that made it possible. It was insane and, most importantly, awe-inspiring.
Strategy & Transformation
Aug
24
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2018

A tax system for the digital age is needed

If the UK government really wants to be digital, it needs to transform how it taxes businesses today. Without this many long-standing businesses selling viable products will be forced out of business leaving foreign based digital companies to thrive, with jobs and tax receipts dwindling.
Strategy & Transformation
Jul
23
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2018

5 signs that your transformation is doomed from the start

Here are some watch points for spotting that a transformation programme is doomed. If you spot any of these, beware!
Strategy & Transformation
Feb
6
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2018

You're not in Silicon Valley. So what!

When I talk to clients about what ‘digital’ means to them and their business one of the most common responses I hear is “we are not silicon valley”. When I probe into what they mean by that I typically get something like “we are not like Amazon. We are not a start-up. We are not a tech company. We have legacy system. Our business doesn’t work like that.” So here’s my rant in response.
Strategy & Transformation
Oct
20
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2017

Do you need a business strategy to do an IT strategy?

Recently I’ve been in the situation at a couple of clients where an IT Strategy was needed, yet there was distinct lack of an agreed Business Strategy. Either the business strategy was too vague, or it did exist but work was under way to radically change in over the next 6-12 months. In these situations when I tried to facilitate the creation of the IT strategy I hit the obstacle of IT managers not feeling they could define the IT Strategy without a clearer Business Strategy, even though the CIO was asking for them to do so.
Strategy & Transformation
Sep
4
//
2017

Time to stop calling it IT

IT was the name given the technology department back when people wanted to make the point that the department was not simply about the ‘tin’ – it was about the processing and provision of information such as HR and finance data. However, since then the world has moved on and the moniker of IT is no longer useful. Increasingly IT departments are rebranding themselves and with good cause.