Enterprise Architecture Planning 2.0

Strategy+Business

Businesses are finally ready to help close the gap between digital strategy and execution. Capabilities architecture planning is a vehicle for doing so. It takes digital technology out of the IT function and aligns it to a company's strategy

Reimagine Your Enterprise

Strategy+Business

When a company puts human-centered design at the heart of its digital agenda, it can find new sources of value through technology. Here are five principles to embrace to achieve this new way of doing business

Taking the pulse of enterprise IoT

McKinsey

A new survey suggests that the enterprise Internet of Things is poised for strong growth. Here are the trends companies need to understand. Our Insights

Why Healthcare Companies Need to Focus on Enterprise Resilience

Strategy+Business

Pursuing effective growth strategies will help firms navigate the uncertainty in the U.S. market

Ten trends redefining enterprise IT infrastructure

McKinsey

The IT infrastructure landscape is evolving rapidly. What will it look like in 2020? Our Insights

How to go agile enterprise-wide: An interview with Scott Richardson

McKinsey

Successfully scaling agile starts with a strategy that’s consistent from the front lines to the C-suite. Our Insights

Leaders and laggards in enterprise cloud infrastructure adoption

McKinsey

Investments in organizational capabilities rather than specific technology choices separate the leaders from the laggards. Our insights

Social Enterprise

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy consulting financial goal posts Management Consulting not for profit social enterprise social good It’s about much more than generating social good. It’s about changing the financial goal posts.

The Role of the Enterprise PMO Director

Gina Abudi

In ensuring success of the Enterprise PMO A highly functioning enterprise project management office (PMO) should be responsible for all initiatives within the organization – across all departments and divisions. In order for an enterprise PMO to be successful, however, the head of the enterprise PMO must be empowered to make strategic decisions regarding project [.]. The post The Role of the Enterprise PMO Director appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Flourishing in a Social Enterprise World

Tom Spencer

Rise of Social Enterprise. The growing trend towards social enterprise could be a game changer. A social enterprise, in essence, is an organisation which is not run primarily for profit and is required to reinvest any profits to further its social aims. THE YEAR is 2050.

Transforming enterprise risk management for value in the insurance industry

McKinsey

Leading insurers are retooling the role of their risk function from incident response and compliance to an essential partner in advancing the business strategy. Our Insights

Assessing the Effectiveness of the Enterprise PMO

Gina Abudi

Once an enterprise PMO has been launched within the organization, its effectiveness should be measured on a regular basis. To begin an ongoing assessment of the enterprise PMO, baseline information should be captured on how projects were conducted prior to [.]. The post Assessing the Effectiveness of the Enterprise PMO appeared first on Gina Abudi. In the past I have mainly seen assessments conducted on an annual or bi-annual basis.

Which commercial models make mobile-enterprise SaaS start-ups successful?

McKinsey

A new survey shows that some SaaS providers achieve greater value per customer than others. Their strong go-to-market strategies may help explain this trend. Our Insights

What enterprise-technology companies must know to drive digital-sales growth

McKinsey

B2B companies often achieve subpar results from digital-sales initiatives—and tech companies are not immune to this problem. How can they reverse the trend? Our Insights

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Sequencing a Complex Enterprise Design Initiative

Kates Kesler

Global companies are typically composed of three dimensions: Geographic market units (regions, countries, or country clusters). Global business units (products, … Blog

Microsoft's $26.2 Billion Bet to Boost its Enterprise Player Cred

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Microsoft took many people by surprise when it announced on Monday that it had acquired LinkedIn for the eye-popping price of $26.2 billion. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner described the deal as a chance to "change the way the world works." For Microsoft though, this acquisition is another example of the company playing catch-up to its competitors. . There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog. Customer Engagement Social Media homepage

Sustainable Social Enterprise - Tom Spencer consulting blog

Tom Spencer

Sustainable Social Enterprise. Lack of a sustainable ‘business engine’ is a Social Enterprise’s Kryptonite. IT’S a charity … It’s a for-profit … No, it’s a social enterprise! All social enterprises have a business model.

Box’s CEO on Pivoting to the Enterprise Market

Harvard Business

Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, reflects on the cloud storage company’s entry into the enterprise market. He was skeptical about pivoting away from consumers, and it was challenging. But by staying disciplined with the product and deeply understanding market trends, they’ve made the strategic shift from B2C to B2B work. Download this podcast. Technology Disruptive innovation Business models Audio

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A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

Harvard Business

Analytics Government Social enterprise Digital ArticleIt’s Sunday night. You’re the deputy mayor of a big city. You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. (“Will I like Birdemic? Ishtar? Zoolander 2?”) ”) The Netflix recommendation algorithm predicts what movie you’d like by mining data on millions of previous movie-watchers using sophisticated machine learning tools.

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Inside sales, outsize impact: An interview with Alice Coatalem of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

McKinsey

“Inside”-sales teams operating remotely are often viewed as local support for higher-profile field-sales forces. But centralization can turn inside sales into a significant source of revenue growth. Our Insights

Paternity Leave: The Key to Female Leadership

Strategy+Business

Let fathers of newborns take time off, and the whole enterprise will thrive

Four Business Models for the Digital Age

Strategy+Business

Which one is best for your enterprise As digital becomes the new normal, a few generic strategies that can help you determine where and how to create value.

One Company, Two Identities, One Strategy

Strategy+Business

Large enterprises that operate both as a single entity and a business portfolio get the best of both worlds

Big Data Deficiencies Earn Failing Grades for Enterprises

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Marketers readily believe that Big Data is a key enabler of personalization. However, according to a recent report conducted by the CMO Council, personalization of interactions is only happening at the marketing campaign level with email, direct mail, the Web, and social media engagements. In fact, some 65 percent say frontline resources do not have access to social media intelligence to leverage in personalized outreach.

The Enterprise Zone

Strategy+Business

The case for real case studies. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS LICENSED IMAGES

Radical Accountability

Strategy+Business

How to build trust by letting consumers know everything about your enterprise

Why the WTO Should Constrain the Power of China’s State-Owned Enterprises

Harvard Business

Such state-owned enterprises or state-supported industries (SOEs) — think steel, aluminum and solar panels — have flooded global markets , depressed prices, and literally shut down hundreds of U.S. chuttersnap/unsplash. The Trump Administration has a chance to start working with 164 other countries to create “rules of the road” to stop China building national champions with government funding.

In the Fight Against Poverty, Work Is Our Most Powerful Weapon

Harvard Business

Nine years ago, I launched a social enterprise designed to facilitate this change. Several social enterprises, such as Homeboy Industries, which operates a bakery and several other businesses in Los Angeles, and Delancey Street, which includes a restaurant and moving service in San Francisco, employ former convicts, and change their lives. Social enterprise Economics & Society Labor Social responsibility Policy Digital ArticleLaura Schneider for HBR.

Why Companies Are Becoming B Corporations

Harvard Business

Certified B Corporations are social enterprises verified by B Lab , a nonprofit organization. ” Social responsibility Sustainability Social enterprise Digital ArticleFrom the New York Public Library. The landscape of American corporations is changing.

You've Been Escalated: A Guide to Instigating Change

Strategy+Business

If you're a person who takes risks for your enterprise, you should learn how to handle the backlash

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Harvard Business

Over almost two decades, the social enterprise space has been learning how direct impact and systems change work together. Social enterprise Digital Article

Fintech Companies Could Give Billions of People More Banking Options

Harvard Business

Social enterprise Entrepreneurial finance Economic development Financial markets Digital ArticleMuch has been made of the fact that a new breed of financial technology (or fintech) companies is unbundling banks in the developed world. Startups are attacking all of the components of the traditional bank value proposition (e.g., accounts, portfolio management, mortgages, car loans, person-to-person payments).

Perpetual evolution—the management approach required for digital transformation

McKinsey

Companies that commit to continually updating their enterprise architectures can deliver goods and services as fast as Internet-born competitors do. Our Insights

How Companies Can Champion Sustainable Development

Harvard Business

Social enterprise Economic development Strategy Digital ArticleGiven political climates around the world and a new wariness around international cooperation, the private sector could find itself in the hot seat: trying to pick up the slack on big issues from climate change to sustainable development. This demand for taking on a larger role may come not only from advocacy and watchdog groups but also from customers, investors, partners, and employees.

How Blockchain Could Help Emerging Markets Leap Ahead

Harvard Business

Economic development Social enterprise Emerging markets Technology Digital ArticleMuch has been made of the potential for blockchain technologies to open up new vistas for business and society. But is there a way for this revolutionary technology to empower the rich and poor alike? We argue that, like previous revolutionary ideas, blockchain has the potential to help developing nations leapfrog more-developed economies.

3 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Solve Their Talent Problem

Harvard Business

What do these enterprises need to scale up? The research, conducted with analytical support from McKinsey and funding from Omidyar Network, included interviews with 37 investors and 10 social enterprise leaders. Social enterprise Hiring Talent management Digital Article

It Pays to Become a B Corporation

Harvard Business

Social responsibility Sustainability Social enterprise Digital ArticleAt Cabot Creamery Cooperative, we’ve seen firsthand that combining corporate self-interest with support for social and environmental issues is not a costly distraction. Quite the opposite, as a cooperative owned by dairy farm families, our focus on social and environmental issues has helped our company achieve an indisputable competitive advantage in our marketplace.

DMA2014: A Reality Check on Enterprise and SMB Omnichannel Marketing Strategies

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While attending the DMA2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego on Monday, I decided to apply this theory to see how both small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise companies are faring with their omnichannel marketing strategies. One of the reasons that marketing leaders and other professionals attend conferences is to get a reality check on what their peers and other companies are doing. Are we in-line with industry best practices?

Vineet Jain on Leading India's Media into the Future

Strategy+Business

BCCL), continually reinvents the enterprise in the face of ongoing disruption The managing director of India's leading media conglomerate, Bennett Coleman & Co.

How the Social Sector Can Attract More Young Talent

Harvard Business

Using whatever technical infrastructure you have at hand — email, instant messaging, an enterprise social network — begin to practice the art of asking questions. Hiring Social responsibility Social enterprise Digital ArticleMarion Barraud for HBR. In every organization and every sector, hiring managers want to find the best people they can.