Online & on the go - Pushed forward by globalization

More than 50% of the world’s population now has internet access and the global average connection speed is 7.2 Mbps as of Q1 2017. We will not discuss whether the internet is a human right, but it can safely be concluded that it is fast becoming a human need. And with the internet in our pockets, a whole range of potential solutions become available.

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Organizations increasingly allow their employees to work from home, a coffee shop, or some remote island. The changing environment makes people more creative and offers fewer distractions than working from the same office day in day out. This also poses a few challenges for organizations;

  • Your team might expect more freedom than before;
  • You need to keep your team involved with the rest of the company;
  • There is less direct oversight on employee productivity.

Even if most of your employees still work from the office, the workplace is changing. That is why companies with a clear digital strategy transform more than just their communication.

Harvard Business Review (HBR) found that “firms with a strong vision and mature processes for digital transformation were more profitable on average, had higher revenues, and achieved a bigger market valuation than competitors without a strong vision.”[i]

We have to change the workplace and modernize the applications and systems we use particular to our business needs. This is where profits are made today and for the foreseeable future; Transformation of unique organizational processes into productivity tools.

But how to do so given the scarce ability to develop business applications? Continue reading our white paper Digital Transformation - stifled by Insufficient IT Capacity for a more detailed account on this topic.

 

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In today’s world, technology is an integral part of every aspect of our daily lives. We are all connected in real-time and guided throughout the day by our mobile phones. Technology has fundamentally changed our personal lives. How does this compare to the business life? Have organizations’ daily operations benefited equally from these technologies?

We look at some of the trends that our societies are subject to and reflect on how organizations are – or aren’t – contending the possibilities.

  • Online & on the go
  • The growing divide between our personal and working lives
  • Mobility + Innovation = Growth

 

[i] https://hbr.org/resources/pdfs/comm/microsoft/the_digital_transformation_of_business.pdf

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