Why Digital Transformations Fail Case Studies II – Digital Assets are not Free

In this article, I want to focus on a specific problem that is common with the mindsets of incumbent operators about digital assets. This mindset problem has a drastic effect on the P&L and how the failure to fund digital assets can be detrimental to digital transformation. Using a simple example of how a hypothetical traditional news media company often fail with digital transformation in that mindset.

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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