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News Roundup: What Traditional Businesses Should Know About Digital Transformation

By Ideas @ AppDirect / Apr 11, 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.

What Traditional Businesses Need To Know When Beginning A Digital Transformation

Peter Horst, Forbes, March 29, 2018

“The digital imperative came earlier to some sectors, such as media and financial services, while others have not yet been driven to re-invent their businesses around bits and bytes. For a company that’s still at the starting block, and with little experience in the realm of developing digital products and services, the prospect of transformation can be daunting.” Read more.

Digital Transformation: Necessary vs. Sufficient

Jim Haar, CIODive, April 9, 2018

“But enterprises must recognize that digital transformation can't be reduced to any single technology. It's not about mobile or cloud or AI or anything else—it's about achieving a perpetual state of readiness and agility for whatever comes next. This process is about using the cloud and APIs, sure, but it's also about changing the way a company operates.” Read more.

DevOps and CloudOps: The Connection Behind Digital Transformation Acceleration

Nick Ismail, Information Age, April 9, 2018

“The Digital Transformation Officer’s role is to drive change by holding responsible the parties who manage the hundreds or thousands of components that comprise a typical application. They must be masters at balancing: short-term successes vs. long-term value; delegating vs. personally ensuring results; and committing resources vs. staying agile.” Read more.

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