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News Roundup: Get Board-Level Buy-In For Your Digital Strategy

By Ideas @ AppDirect / December 17, 2018

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

Get Board-Level Buy-In For Your Digital Strategy

David Brown,, December 14, 2018

"Although technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and automation are becoming mainstream, many board members are slow to buy into digital transformation for their organizations. According to a Russell Reynolds survey (via McKinsey), just 4% of global 500 companies believe their boards are prepared for the changes that are necessary to make in the midst of going digital." Read more.

How To Make Employees Feel Empowered—Rather Than Threatened—By Digital Transformation

Eric Johnson,, December 11, 2018

"For enterprises, digital transformation offers potentially transformative benefits. But for line-of-business employees, these same tools often bring a sense of job insecurity. As enterprises make inroads in digitization, they should consider how to communicate these changes to a workforce that fears being automated out of a job." Read more.

How to Thrive in the Platform Economy

Ramadurai Ramalingam,, December 2018

"Modern enterprises are increasingly collaborative. They need to be. Today's markets are simply too competitive and customer loyalty too fickle for companies to go it alone. Rather, today's leading companies recognize that to thrive in the platform economy, they need to build dynamic ecosystems and deploy next-generation platforms to gain the competitive advantages they need to expand into new, complementary sectors." Read more.

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