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Part 3; A Digital Business is more than the addition of e-commerce channels, instead it must embrace three distinct and different business functions. Digital Business models are defined as agile, dynamic, and responsive to external opportunities through sense and respond capabilities. This is the common terminology used in relation to the Front Office, with the external role winning of sales revenue.

On February 3rd SAP announced what the vendor called its biggest product announcement since the launch of the venerable R/3 system back in 1992.

My top 3 takeaways...

Last week at Lotusphere 2015, I mean IBM ConnectED 2015, I had the pleasure of presenting with Mat Newman and Carl Tyler on the 25 year history of Lotus Notes.

Over the past few years we have seen some remarkable changes in the landscape of work. Looking back, these changes seem small, but each contributed to a growing momentum, which when added together, provide a clear path to where we are today and where we are heading. Let’s take a look at some of these.

In case you missed them, here are the most read blog posts and research reports from January 2015.

Apparently today was "new apps for social business on mobile devices" day. Below are four announcements that I'm aware of. (in alphabetical order)

The 94 year old retailer, Radio Shack, is on the verge of no longer being in existence. Sad, but another example of digital disruption in the retail supply chain. Radio Shack was one of the leading retailers when it came to cutting edge electronics. I remember as a kid going there to get a new tape recorder (yup I played my first Van Halen cassette, 1984, on a tape recorder from Radio Shack) or when cordless phones came out, Radio Shack was the go to place to acquire such technological marvels. There is a picture circulating around social media about all the technologies you could have at Radio Shack in the 1990s…that are all now contained in that device we carry in our pockets – the smart phone (see below). Talk about digital disruption.

On Feb 3rd, Jive Software is launching the first of what Jive calls Workstyle applications. These specific purpose applications expand, not replace the platform they offer today with Jive (internal) and JiveX (external) community software.

What? I mean, what????



I have been talking about digital transformation for nearly four years now and began to write about the transformative power of data (what digital refers to) over 15 years ago (when I began to cover EFM at Gartner ‘member?). Why on earth would I want to stop talking about it now – when its finally reached the peak of the hype cycle and is beginning to be adopted?

VMWare has made February the month of the Cloud, promising 28 days of Cloud Insight. Can they deliver? What are the implications for the market?"