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Transformation Matters: Digital Fall      

Digital Fall

Now that your summer vacation is a pleasant memory and the fall routine is underway, we get back to the serious business of digital transformation. You might want to get some insights on IT design, change the organizational culture at work or get the latest pointers on DevOps adoption. Lucky for you, we have all that and more in this edition of Transformation Matters.

IT Design Rules

Bain & Co. sees the CIO coping with a new form of infrastructure within the IT department, one that is complex, modular and hybrid. This new environment requires a new and integrated approach, and they offer here their six core rules of IT design.  

Strategy Drives Digital Transformation

A company’s digital agenda is led from the top down, according to this article from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte. While the article was originally written when digital transformation was a newer concept, the conclusions are very relevant for today.  

Tips for a Successful Cultural Change

How are the older companies (established for more than 25 years) handling their foray into digital transformation? Not very well, according to Bill Davis at CMS Wire. More often than not it is due to a lack of change in corporate culture that needs to take place for the digital journey to begin. Useful tips from McKinsey are offered for creating cultural change.

DevOps Metrics

When choosing DevOps for your organization, a clear understanding of DevOps metrics tools and cycle is imperative. Using PayPal as an example, this article outlines the various metrics that are important to get the most out of your agile development.

With the Cloud in your Future, you Need DevOps

Cloud technology evangelist David Linthicum stresses that DevOps is necessary for companies working in the public cloud. The two major reasons are automation of the development process and being able to maintain security at the application level. Read more in this article from InfoWorld.


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About the author: Idit Aloni is a passionate Customer Experience marketer who enjoys spreading CX gospel. Idit has spent the last decade consulting and leading CX transformation initiatives in large organizations in Israel and at Vodafone New Zealand. As she works with industry influencers, her passion is finding new ways to build exceptional Customer and Employee Experiences.

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Transformation Matters:  Here’s Help Finding the Suit That Fits You the Best

Help Finding the Suit That Fits You the Best

If there was a one-size-fits-all, off-the-rack suit one could buy to wear to the digital transformation party, then life would be a lot simpler. Unfortunately, companies come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to have a transformation plan that is tailored for your organization. Check out the articles that we came up with this week that might help your company look absolutely fantastic.

Are We There Yet?

Many people tend to think that digital transformation is a destination that you will eventually get to one day. Not so, says this article from Econsultancy. Instead, that final goal of transformation is one that you should strive for, but realize that it is more of a moving target than a static destination. 

High Quality Data Enables Transformation

We are in the middle of the biggest transformation in corporate history, and it is digital in nature. Therefore, high quality data is of primary importance to every company that is looking to join in this transformation. Here are 5 steps that will help you demonstrate the value of high quality data to your senior leadership.

Have Your Vision Checked

TechRepublic writes that to successfully innovate, companies need to set a clear vision for digital transformation efforts. The consulting firm Capgemini presents three distinct steps to follow when formulating your company’s digital vision.

DevOps Guide

Business leaders trying to bring DevOps culture into their organizations need to be able to communicate the reasons why it can help their company. This guide, “The 7 habits of highly effective DevOps”, should help you deal with the culture change.

Tools for DevOps

According to InfoWorld Editor Martin Heller, DevOps is a little bit of philosophy and a lot of tools. This article discusses developer tools, code integration tools, deployment tools and environments, runtime monitoring tools, bug reporting and reproduction tools. Make sure you have a big enough tool box!


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About the author: Idit Aloni is a passionate Customer Experience marketer who enjoys spreading CX gospel. Idit has spent the last decade consulting and leading CX transformation initiatives in large organizations in Israel and at Vodafone New Zealand. As she works with industry influencers, her passion is finding new ways to build exceptional Customer and Employee Experiences.

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As companies come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to have a transformation plan

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Transformation Matters: The Search Continues    

The Search Continues

We continue to search the internet for the best weekly articles on digital transformation.  During this search, it makes you realize that digital transformation is a journey, not a destination.  While it would be nice to think that applying these changes to your company’s mission critical processes and operations is a one-time project, nothing could be further from the truth.  Once you start the digital transformation journey, you can be assured that change will be a constant in your organization from then on.  Here are the top articles we found for you this week.

Working on a Change Management Plan

If you want your digital transformation to succeed, you need to make both "cultural change" and "the educational aspects of transformation" highlights of your plan.  Here is a case study of Alere, a medical diagnostic equipment maker, and how they unlocked their company’s transformation potential.

Mindset Guru

If you want to bring in a person to help change the executive mindset at your organization, think about Brian Solis.  Brian is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, and this interview will give you some insight into his approach.

Six IT Design Rules for Digital Transformation

According to Bain & Company, only 40% of companies surveyed have moved their compute or storage to the cloud.  In the recent report, “Digital Transformation:  A CXO’s Guide”, you are introduced to the six IT design rules for digital transformation.

How to Measure Your Digital Transformation Progress

For those companies that are already well into their digital transformation journey, here is some insight on how to measure your progress.  The author introduces you to what he calls the pillars of digital transformation, and challenges you to measure up your organizational progress using these key elements.

Identity Management Plays a Key Role

Because your customers are the main reason for your company’s transformation, it makes sense that you find a way to get to know them better.  To get a detailed picture of their identity, consider getting them to login.  This article from the Technical Director of Amido explains why.


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About the author: Idit Aloni is a passionate Customer Experience marketer who enjoys spreading CX gospel. Idit has spent the last decade consulting and leading CX transformation initiatives in large organizations in Israel and at Vodafone New Zealand. As she works with industry influencers, her passion is finding new ways to build exceptional Customer and Employee Experiences.

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