Success Guide for Digital Business Transformation

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Jan 6, 2016 12:15:00 PM

There are many reasons for the growing interest in IT from business leaders, but the crucial one is: digital business transformation is not just a matter of competitiveness or market positioning, it is a matter of survival.

While the stakes are so high, many leaders find themselves trapped by inaction because they fail to follow the fast pace of new technology and do not know where to start or how to put these technologies in place in a global and coherent manner. To overcome this impasse, it is essential to understand the ‘why’ and especially the ‘how’ of such a process of transformation.

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Topics: Mobility, Digital transformation

What is the Internet of Things and where do we stand in 2015?

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Nov 25, 2015 11:45:00 AM

The Internet of Things or IoT, cannot be simply summed up as a technological breakthrough. As advances in mobility are already changing our lives, the Internet of Things will bring this to a whole new level.

The definitions of the Internet of Things are multiple and I usually refer to the one from UTI:  A global infrastructure for the Information Society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on, existing and evolving, interoperable information and communication technologies. Basically, it is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet and to each other.  

The story and the future of the Internet of Things is being written as we speak. However, the factors that are influencing the development of this new stage of the Internet are already well known:

  • The proliferation of inexpensive sensors and chips that allow for the communication of information

    •The advancement of wireless networks and cloud computing infrastructure

    The expansion of application development

    The progression of a connected culture

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Topics: Mobility, Digital transformation

5 companies that make their competitors look like zombies

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Oct 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

With the dramatic increase in the use of mobile devices in the last ten years, new companies have emerged, triggering disruption and even a sense of panic within their respective industries. In contrast, they have generated a growing enthusiasm among consumers.

Obviously, we think back to Amazon that begun to revolutionize the sale of books in 1994 and has become the world leader in electronic commerce as we know it today. The company has become the bane of many retailers and even led to the collapse of many companies.

As was the case with Amazon in the 90s, other companies are shaking up their industries today. To avoid the shipwreck experienced by Fortune 500 companies in the last years, we must adapt to the new economic and technological situation.

 

 

As you will read below, the latter element is the key to shaking up an industry, business and consumers.  Here are some companies that have spooked their competitors with their disruptive models.

 

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Topics: Mobility, Events, Digital transformation

7 ways to ruin the user experience on a mobile app

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Oct 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

A mobile app can be an excellent tool for companies wishing to improve internal processes and the efficiency of its employees.

However, to effectively achieve these objectives, the application must at all costs avoid certain missteps related to its design, value and efficiency.

To this effect, here are 7 elements that will, without a doubt, result in a bad user experience and will, by the same token, undermine the reason for its creation.

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Topics: Mobility

How to solve 7 challenges related to enterprise mobility applications

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Jul 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Enterprise mobility solutions are today a lever of differentiation and growth for companies. The establishment of an enterprise mobility strategy, however, remains a source of challenges that must be overcome in order to reap all the benefits.

Between the myths surrounding mobility and the obstacles that can stand in the way of enterprise mobility solutions, it can be difficult going downthis path.

Here's how to solve 7 of the main challenges related to enterprise mobility applications.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility

5 industries where enterprise mobility solutions are becoming essential

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Jul 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The rapid adoption of mobile devices and applications by consumers and within companies has redefined the way of thinking to solve business problems and seize growth opportunities.

Industries such as retail are among the early adopters of enterprise mobilty technology. The increasing shift towards e-commerce has forced an industry transformation in retail, where is it necessary to focus on the omni-channel shopping experience.

However, no industry can envision its evolution without an entreprise mobility strategy.

The paradigm shift caused by digital transformation must lead to a reflection on the levers of improvement and growth of organizations. Mobility allows businesses that have already made the shift early to benefit from competitive advantages.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, Customer Experience

What marketers need to know about mobility in 2015

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on May 6, 2015 12:00:00 PM

There's no doubt that today, the role of marketing managers is inseparable from information technology, and more specifically from mobility.

The rapid evolution of this role made inevitable by mobile innovations and the evolving customer behavior is accompanied by considerable challenges for companies.

To help marketing leaders deliver results, here's what they should know about mobility in 2015.

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Topics: Mobility, Events

4 myths about an enterprise mobility strategy busted

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on May 1, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Mobility in general and the establishment of an enterprise mobility strategy are at the top of business concerns and trends right now. Mobile technology strongly attracts the attention of all users, from the consumer to the professional.

However, the vision of mobility is still restrictive in many companies in Canada, and the use of enterprise mobile solutions is still under-exploited.

An enterprise mobility strategy is as much the responsibility of the leaders in operations, marketing or sales, as it is CIOs.

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Topics: Mobility, BYOD, Events

How Air Canada Cargo obtained 4 major gains by moving from paper to iOS

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Apr 15, 2015 7:30:00 AM

The persistent increase in the flow of goods is forcing transportation and logistics companies to look for new ways to optimize their processes in order to meet the needs of their customers. It is in this context that mobility solutions are beginning to replace traditional paper work.

Air Canada Cargo is a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies and solved a business problem around the transfer of sensitive goods (refrigerated products, live animals ...) thanks to a new mobility application for iPhone and iPod.

 Here is how they achieved significant operational gains by moving from paper to iOS.

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Topics: Mobility

How to successfully integrate your enterprise mobility solutions to your existing systems

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Apr 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Many organizations realize how huge of an impact mobile solutions can have on their business. The return on investment of these solutions usually speaks for itself and mobility does have an impact on the whole organization. Whether the business need is about improving efficiency, creating an extraordinary customer experience, increasing sales or reducing costs, it is clear that enterprise mobility solutions have a strategic part to play. Still, concerns are often raised in regards to the integration of these solutions.

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Topics: Mobility, IT infrastructure

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