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News Roundup: Surviving Digital Transformation, Views on Industry 4.0, and More

By Ideas @ AppDirect / Feb 19, 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.

Drop ‘Plan B’: How Companies Survive Digital Transformation

BusinessDay, February 16, 2018

“The most common mistakes to avoid during a digital transformation, said Lopez, were not doing anything; not thinking differently enough; and forgetting that change was not only about technology, but also about people.” Read more.

How Executives Around The World View Industry 4.0

Forbes Insights and Deloitte, February 15, 2018

“How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution play out? … To better understand the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on business, Forbes Insights and Deloitte surveyed more than 1,600 executives in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA for 'The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here—Are You Ready?,' asking them to share their views on four major areas: social impact, strategy, workforce and technology.” Read more.

Digital Transformation: Demystifying Needs and Challenges

Richard Hillebrecht,, February 12, 2018

“In today’s digital age, a variety of market and corporate factors, such as increased digital customer demand and increasing competition from industry disruptors in mature sectors, has made digitalization imperative for almost all organizations looking to succeed. Digital transformation is a long-term commitment and a journey that presents multiple complex challenges for CIOs and their boards in any enterprise, given the way technology is rapidly evolving and disrupting business models.” Read more.

What Life Is Supposed To Look Like On The Other Side Of Digital Transformation

Joe McKendrick, Forbes, January 29, 2018

“Digital transformation isn’t just about plopping in new technologies and forcing (I mean, persuading) employees to follow new processes. Too many organizations will attempt to throw new technology on top of their creaky, calcified ways of doing business and expect miracles. It doesn’t work that way.” Read more.

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