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52 companies dropped off the Fortune 500 list in the last decade. In 2016, 15 companies lost their places on the Fortune 500. These companies failed to understand that we are living in an era of constant change. We find that, more and more, the companies that thrive are the those that are able to harness disruption and reposition themselves to create a new future through a strategic transformation. This means that they are able to adapt their core business to changing market conditions while also creating new growth in the form of products, services, or business models. This post will explore the top 10 IT companies that have been able to achieve this feat.
Data mining is the practice of gathering and examining large databases to produce new information and predict future outcomes. Modern businesses rely on massive amounts of data, so much so that an IDG survey of 70 IT and business leaders recently found that 92% of respondents want to deploy advanced analytics more broadly across their organizations. This post will discuss some of the benefits of data mining that these leaders saw within their organizations.
Building a modern business platform is a requirement for teams, organizations, and teams of teams today. When we defined the “modern enterprise” and “business platform” we took from our experience in working with startups that started their teams in the last ten years, non-profits and associations, and some of the largest companies that have been around. We also have leveraged tremendous knowledge from other institutions and companies such as ITIL and Gartner Research. Continue reading
Probably foreseeing the need for knowledge platforms, Peter Drucker published “The Coming of the New Organization” in 1988 when I was coming to the United States for the first time as a first grader. I didn’t read the article then, but if I had, I would have started my journey with knowledge & communications systems earlier. In the past, I’ve been told that I over organize things or that I introduce too many sub-directories, tags, categories, etc. I don’t take it personally. I believe that in the long run, our human ability to recognize and name something will ultimately make us better partners with our coming computer counter-parts in the machine learning revolution. In fact, almost all of the machine learning today is done through “training” data which is used to train a computer to do what we do but about a million times faster. Machine learning isn’t going to make your organization a knowledge organization overnight. You are, by asking simple questions of who, what, how, why, what else, and where related to a Sales process.