Special Report – Seeing the Tech-Tsunami Before the Impact

As the CIO, you’re responsible for staying abreast of technological changes and making sure your company is using them to increase productivity and efficiency in all areas. But in this second decade of this new century, improving these areas will no longer be enough to provide the competitive advantage your organization will need to stay…

Special Report – Seeing the Tech-Tsunami Before the Impact

We’re finding ways to unhook ourselves from all the physical anchors and going mobile with our work in new and powerful ways. Now, you might be thinking that mobile workers have been around for years. True, but the degree of mobility has changed, and the degree of practicality and productivity in a mobile context has…

Special Report – Seeing the Tech-Tsunami Before the Impact

Pathway #7: Globalization – With the explosion of outsourcing and collaboration software that enables us to easily spread even the simplest procedures around the planet, we have quickly grown familiar with the concept of globalization. But we are only beginning to grasp its true implications. Globalization doesn’t apply exclusively to information. We’re seeing the globalization…

Special Report – Finding Certainty in the Midst of Change

Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the future? If you could solve tomorrow’s problems… before they happen? If you could have what I call a “flash foresight” — a sudden burst of insight about the future that produces a new and radically different way of doing something by opening up invisible opportunities and…

Special Report – Finding Certainty in the Midst of Change

Consider this: In 1999, the United States government told us we were going to have a trillion-dollar surplus over the following decade. This projection was based on numbers that seemed sound. This was not an error committed by just the federal government. Of the 50 American states, 47 made similar projections of whopping budgetary windfalls….

Special Report – 8 Growth Opportunities for High Tech Firms

Three: Leveraging technologies We learned that information technology is widely considered to be a weakness in the global operations of electronics and high-tech companies. The research exposed that: Only 1-in-5 (21 percent) respondents were very confident in the capability of their current IT systems to support their global operations, although 70 percent said IT is…

Special Report – 8 Growth Opportunities for High Tech Firms

Seven: Forming more partnerships and networks with customers Accenture’s survey results suggest that coping with rapid technology change, new competitors, and more diverse customers increasingly requires a focus on external networks and partner­ships. Ninety percent of firms said enhancing partnerships and networks with customers formed a major imperative coming out of the downturn — an…

Special Report – 8 Growth Opportunities for High Tech Firms

Global operations within electronics and high-tech firms offer a wealth of growth opportunities that can accelerate firms towards high performance. Accenture arrives at this conclusion based on new research, The Future of Electronics and High Tech, that polled COOs and other executives from companies in the enterprise, communi­cations and consumer technology industries that have operations…

Special Report – The 3 Trends IT Can’t Ignore

This is about putting existing technologies together and using them in a creative way. So, for IT, this is about creatively applying the tools you already have. After all, it’s not always the tool, but how you use it. For example, some people can pick up the telephone, have a short conversation, and make a…