JP Rangaswami, Managing Director for Strategy & Innovation at BT Design, discusses the cultural challenges of applying 2.0 technologies in the enterprise from an executive perspective.Growing social and intellectual capital in companies is becoming easier thanks to modern technology, international boundaries are becoming less of an issue.Some fascinating thoughts about supply chain thinking being much more important than command and control operated silos...including partners and customers in the processes is possible with collaboration technologies but cultural issues are the main blockers to changing the thought paradigms which perpetuate the old control mechanisms.We met JP and some of his team in Palo Alto after the Ribbit board meeting JP mentions and spent a stimulating evening of conversation with Doc Searls, Martin Geddes, Kevin Marks of Google, Guillaume Lebleu of #OpenMoney, Don Thorson Ribbit's CMO and Mat Taylor.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.