Why Digital Transformations Fail Case Studies 1 – How to Align and Build a Corporate Website

In this article, I want to specifically drill down to a concrete example about why digital transformation can succeed and fail. In the first case study, I want to explain why and how a corporate website can be easily built and offer a solution to what remains to be the most difficult digital transformation work in a company.

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Why Digital Transformations Fail II – Fighting the Immune System & DNA of the Incumbent

In the second of the “why digital transformations fail” series, I want to focus on explaining why the immune system of the company in the form of cultural and operational DNA pushes back the change effort and what the ways of mitigation that would or would not work.

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Why Digital Transformations Fail I – The Incumbent & Disruptor Dilemma

In the first of the “why digital transformations fail” series, I want to highlight the rarely discussed incumbent and disruptor conundrum that are faced by many senior leadership executives and board members. In the same conversation, a few potential solutions are proposed to address this complex problem.

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Digital Disruption in Traditional Companies

Cute_mailbox_on_how_media_in_Singapore_should_evolve_&_my_opinion_on_mainstream_media_here. Crafting a digital strategy for a traditional company requires alignment between various stakeholders: the management, existing business unit leaders and the digital team. The situation is complex and often requires understanding from various perspectives. In most situations, traditional companies fail to innovate due to letting short term gains take precedence against long term goals. In the recent years, digital disruption has shifted from people deploying digital products to technology savvy customers to the average consumer with technology seamlessly integrated into their lives without them realising. Continue reading Digital Disruption in Traditional Companies

Mobile Strategy: Unbundling of Native Mobile Apps (and how it impacts Asian companies)

digital tablet pc with app icons and cloudIn the past year, some companies have beginning to unbundle their native mobile applications and breaking their own major application in a few smaller ones. For example, Facebook have built additional applications in addition to their official big blue application: Paper, Messenger and Pages and acquired additional apps from the market: Instagram and Whatsapp. At the same, other companies such as Google and Evernote have done the same in launching single focussed applications to the apps marketplace independent of the mobile operating system (iOS and Android). What is the rationale behind this move because we are observing it happening from the very big (major corporations) to the very small (startups)? What is the impact to the mobility strategy for the company moving ahead? In this article, I share some thoughts and insights on this kind of mobile strategy and how it might impact Asian companies as a whole. Continue reading Mobile Strategy: Unbundling of Native Mobile Apps (and how it impacts Asian companies)