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Profitable Tech Products: Escaping the Organic Growth 'Comfort Zone'

Profitable Tech Products: Escaping the Organic Growth 'Comfort Zone'

Stepping outside of the organic growth 'comfort zone' and improving portfolio structure and technology could be key to ensuring long term benefits.

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Reaping RPA Benefits: From No-Code to Pro-Code

Reaping RPA Benefits: From No-Code to Pro-Code

New "no-code" RPA tools promise to enable employees with no coding experience. However, experience shows no-code tools mostly apply to simple individual workflows. To capture value in complex situatio…

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Moving to the Public Cloud: Overcoming the Business Challenges

Moving to the Public Cloud: Overcoming the Business Challenges

Business challenges are often neglected when companies migrate to the public cloud. Addressing them is a prerequisite for rapidly capturing value from a cloud strategy.

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Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

As companies are experiencing a significant increase in the demand for digital solutions, they need to find ways to fund it. The CIO should contribute by facilitating an IT O&M cost reduction.

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Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

There are many ways to modernise and transform a comprehensive customer support setup, but which levers should you execute and in what sequence? We share insights from recent Oleto clients and look at…

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Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

Measuring digital success can help executives track value creation and prioritize where to focus next. Paradoxically, some companies find that high digital performance can steal their digital health o…

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Banking in the Cloud: The Five Strategies

Banking in the Cloud: The Five Strategies

Cloud is catching on in banking, but many discussions tend to be for or against cloud for the entire IT landscape. Banks can benefit from a more nuanced and fact-based selection between 5 cloud strate…

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Organising IT in The Digital Age

Organising IT in The Digital Age

There are many organisational structures out there for agile software development. How should executives think about selecting the right one?

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Working From Home: The Overlooked Issues

Working From Home: The Overlooked Issues

Addressing three ignored areas will boost digital collaboration in the new WFH times. Where are you in the maturity model?

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5G is Here: Creating Value on Both the Demand & Supply Side

5G is Here: Creating Value on Both the Demand & Supply Side

5G is now available in most parts of the world, allowing for faster and more reliable mobile device communication. Which transformations will it trigger for customers and telcos?

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Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

Software robots are invading businesses and public institutions. Many companies have forgotten what they told the bots to do. This creates highly risky situations with devastating consequences when no…

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Acquisition Machines: Succeeding with Repeatable M&A

Acquisition Machines: Succeeding with Repeatable M&A

Repeatable M&A requires different capabilities than getting a one-off transaction right every 5-10 years.

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Four Difficult Leadership Situations in Technology Companies

Four Difficult Leadership Situations in Technology Companies

The role of the CEO in a technology company is highly challenging. Four situations are especially difficult. Fortunately, they can be changed.

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Towards Agile Innovation: Key R&D Models for the Next Decade

Towards Agile Innovation: Key R&D Models for the Next Decade

With companies under increasing pressure to innovate, what is the most effective R&D approach for the future? A strategic cross-industry perspective.

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Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

The possibility of another global economic decline cannot be denied. Can companies proactively plan to soften the impact of a crisis? Cost flexibility can be a viable strategic option.

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Multi-Room Audio: Which Suppliers Will Listen?

Multi-Room Audio: Which Suppliers Will Listen?

The multi-room audio industry is crowded and highly competitive. How do manufacturers continue to set their products apart while meeting customers' demand for more open systems?

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Fashion Retail: Shaping the Role of the Digital Twin

Fashion Retail: Shaping the Role of the Digital Twin

Almost all fashion retailers have moved online. But will e-commerce really make retail stores redundant? Three major strategies exist for their digital twin.

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Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

Telcos long ago disrupted traditional TV broadcasters but are now hit by three disruptions themselves. Other industries can learn how to profitably hold on to a declining business segment.

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Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

Innovations in computing and provider models have over decades taken executives for a ride. But when not managed carefully, businesses risk value destruction.

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Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

All agile and waterfall software development methodologies could destroy value when applied to an ill-fitting situation. A deliberate choice between 11 methodologies is required to be successful.

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Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Three competitive battles are likely to play out in the near future as the war for convenience, design and sustainability is heating up.

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Accelerating Digital Disruption in Tableware

Accelerating Digital Disruption in Tableware

Manufacturers of premium brands in the tableware market are creating new direct-to-consumer digital channels, intensifying the competition in the digital retail space

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Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

Sorting out how to leverage Big Data in a business strategy is just as crucial as dealing with its voluminous nature.

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Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital businesses are innovative and disruptive but not always valuable and good for customers – Meet the Digital Illusionist, the Digital Idealist and the Digital Artist.

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Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Make better and quicker decisions by using an approach that fits both the corporate and national business culture.

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Think Outside the Organisational Box

Think Outside the Organisational Box

Managers should spend their time differently after a big organisational change.

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An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

Take advantage of a challenging economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

If your purchasing employees are sourcing and your line managers are procuring, you are not exploiting your organisation’s buying power.

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

Companies should think harder about getting the country manager role right.

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Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

Life sciences companies have long started to globalize their business systems. Now is time to go all the way.

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