Your organisation may be looking to go through digital transformation. And by digital transformation I’m not talking about a routine project to automate a current manual process, but fundamental change to the way you deliver value to your customers or community through disruptive technologies such as social, mobile, analytics, cloud and internet of things (SMACIT).
In a rapidly changing and increasingly digital world you and your organisation need models and frameworks to help you succeed.
Equinox IT is the only New Zealand-owned IT consultancy that sponsors the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). In June I had the good fortune to represent Equinox IT at the CISR summer session in Boston, USA. The summer session had the theme of ‘Generating Business Value from Digitization’. During the session I heard the latest MIT CISR industry-based research findings from leading IT thinkers such as Peter Weill, Jeanne Ross and Erik Brynjolfsson. Topics covered included total digitisation, the future of IT, business architecture, big data, business analytics and the relationship between business and IT.
Dr. Peter Weill, addressing Equinox IT consultants in August, talked about his research into Options for Next Generation Enterprise.
One of Equinox IT's core values is 'knowledge exists to be shared'. So last week when we had Dr Peter Weill, Chair of the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) in Wellington, we got him to share his research findings on digital ecosystems at a free event hosted by Equinox IT together with the Wellington City Council.
The world is becoming digital and this digitisation is leading to greater connectivity and interaction that easily crosses the old traditional boundaries (such as the boundary of your organisation). Digitisation is resulting in the reality that we operate within a larger digital ecosystem, a complex environment that we cannot control, where different organisations and people with different objectives participate.