Comments
Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
ChrisMurphy
50%
50%
ChrisMurphy,
User Rank: Author
7/17/2013 | 5:22:28 PM
re: Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
Getting the right people together to drive digital business -- as in your Vail example -- is indispensable. A recent IW Healthcare article had great advice from Larry Stofko, a leader in health IT: a hospital needs clinicians, IT and marketing together if it's going to do a patient-facing system right. Experts on the kind of information, on the audience for it, and how to deliver it.
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
7/17/2013 | 7:11:01 PM
re: Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
Another title that had been rising in government ranks, but is also likely to be short lived, is the Chief Data Officer. The FCC was among the first to really back the role as well as the title as a way to separate the importance of information harvesting from infrastructure operations. But hard part for CIOs or CDOs going forward will remain: How to discern emerging strategic value from terabytes of data in an increasingly dynamic world.
jaysimmons
50%
50%
jaysimmons,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/1/2013 | 3:07:42 AM
re: Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
As with all business, healthcare organizations cannot afford to be left behind when it comes to technology and digital business strategy. The ability to adapt to new technology and use it to your advantage is huge, as well as the ability to look to the future and develop digital strategies to strengthen your company and make yourself stand out from the crowd. CIOs definitely need to take more of a leadership role when it comes to this digital business strategy. Sometimes taking risks on new technology can reap huge rewards.

Jay Simmons
Information Week Contributor


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital 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.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July 22, 2014
Sophisticated attacks demand real-time risk management and continuous monitoring. Here's how federal agencies are meeting that challenge.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A UBM Tech Radio episode on the changing economics of Flash storage used in data tiering -- sponsored by Dell.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.