Trends & Predictions

The Faster Way to Digital Transformation

Gartner ThinkCast 178, February 5, 2019 It turns out that the problem with big data is that it’s … big. “When we get really focused on the ‘big’ part, it can drive us to this thing where we just sort of take it as truth that more is better, and I think when it comes … Continued

Your People Will Drive Innovation

Gartner ThinkCast No. 177; January 22, 2019 Everyone talks about hiring digital talent, but it’s really about way more than talent. “So while they may be talking to us about digital talent as the path to innovation, innovation we find is the real goal. That’s the driver for success in the digital age.” (Leah Johnson, … Continued

Predictions: What Lies Ahead for You in 2019 and Beyond

Gartner ThinkCast No. 176, January 8, 2019 Happy New Year, everybody, and we know you’re all wondering, are we in for a good year or a bad year? “2019 is the year that we will no longer be holding our breath.” (John-David Lovelock, Gartner) And every breath you take, every move you make, we’ll be … Continued

The True Business Value of IT

Gartner ThinkCast, Episode No. 175, December 25, 2018 If you want your business leaders to know how much IT really does for them, take a lesson from the rock band Queen. “Bohemian Rhapsody, is it rock, is it opera, is it a ballad? It is everything, and that makes up its greatness.” (Daniel Sanchez Reina, Gartner) Hey, … Continued

Break Through to a Digital Culture

Gartner ThinkCast No. 174, December 11, 2018 A successful digital culture starts with the right mission statement — but not this one. “We are transforming into a digital-first organization ready for the challenges of the 21st century, exploiting our ecosystem of partners in order to deliver agility and innovation and engagement to our customer-centric, blah, blah, … Continued

Fortify Your 2019 Agenda

Gartner ThinkCast No. 173, December 4, 2018 Digital business is no longer some aspirational concept. It’s the way you need to do business. “We’re going from everybody talking about digital business and a few being out there to a significant portion of CIOs saying, ‘Yes, we are actually scaling and harvesting the benefits of being … Continued

Transform into a Customer-Centric Organization

Guess what? Your customers really don’t want to hear about your products or services. “Things have changed in the last decade. The companies that are really customer focused today, or customer centric, are the ones that focus on outcomes on the task or objective of the customer. So, instead of selling you a lawnmower, I’m … Continued

Let Data Drive Your Organization

When it comes to your Data and Analytics initiatives, it’s not really about the data … or the analytics. “This is going to surprise everybody that’s listening, a hundred percent. You start with the user community.” (Gartner expert Mark Beyer) Look, we all know that data drives the modern business, and Lord knows there’s a … Continued

Be a Digital Leader and Add Business Value

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – digital transformation gives IT leaders an unprecedented opportunity to exert themselves as business leaders. … But maybe the trick isn’t so much sparking a power surge as it is knowing when to turn it off. “The always-on manager is somebody who focuses on personally providing continuous … Continued

Be a Digital Disruptor Instead of the Disrupted

So you think you’re using digital disruption to your advantage … you might want to think again. “To be clear, very few companies are disruptors, but almost every company has been disrupted.” This week on Gartner ThinkCast, we will turn your organization into a digital disruptor. We’ll hear from Gartner expert Vivek Swaminathan about a … Continued

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