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clrmoney
clrmoney
7/28/2017 12:06:22 PM
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Must Have Digital Transformation
Digital transformation may be important for new age technology and there may be a lot of value of virtual reality smart cities etc. But you have to wonder about the negative aspects of it all in a way.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/30/2017 4:37:52 PM
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Re: Must Have Digital Transformation
@clrmoney:

I hear what you are thinking. Anything comes with both positives and negatives and so is digital transformation. We just need to focus on positive aspects to ste tragets and also to analyze negatives and be cautious of potential issues that may beencountered. That way we can maintain balance and still proceed to achieve the targeted results.

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faryl
faryl
7/28/2017 5:27:08 PM
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Bottleneck to Innovation
Hopefully the telco companies in the US can get behind upgrading their infrastructure to support these changing needs. But if not, maybe we'll start to see leaders from different industries (such as the automobile industry) step up to contribute towards building an infrastructure that can help support their new opportunities.

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afwriter
afwriter
7/29/2017 5:49:07 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@Faryl I think they have to step up with the infrastructure or risk extinction. It wouldn't be surprising to see at least on company fail because they couldn't keep up. 

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faryl
faryl
7/30/2017 12:34:55 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@afwriter It will be interesting to see who ends up really stepping up to bat in their place. I can see Musk or Besos getting behind an initiative to help improve connectivity/infrastructure. Or Zuckerburg.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
7/30/2017 1:36:23 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
In regards to this issue about the human element: I think some of the problem can be attributed to skills that IT workers are not acquiring. Being able to listen to the customer or user is imperative today. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/30/2017 4:33:19 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@dcawrey:

That is a good point. Just stepping up with infrastructure and other technology alone is not going to help companies advance. They must realize the importance of training its employees. If not folks will proceed with trail an derror approach and that's when situations will be prone to human errors.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
7/30/2017 4:35:56 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@dcawrey Agreed. And tht could possibly be a training issue. IT workers are no longer the guys in the rooms with the racks and servers. Everyone needs to evolve here.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/30/2017 4:40:29 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@srufolo1:

Can't agree more. I just posted a comment on this. User training becomes really really a critical part in the whole process of any chnage or transformation. The change plan has preset activities and appropriately budgeted in companies. Companies are getting into the mode of notcing the importance of training.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
7/30/2017 4:45:38 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@ms.akkineni It definitely is something that cannot be ignored. Companies need to slip training into their budgets. It doesn't have to be an expensive endeavor, either, not to mention the ROI to be gained. It's also a good way to retain your already awesome IT people.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/30/2017 4:58:04 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
Absolutely.

Not everything can be tightly measured with an ROI. These kind of initiatives are kind of mandatory irrespective of ROI. Training need to be treated almost in similar lines of 'Complaince' needs.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
7/30/2017 5:10:20 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
Good point. Regardless of ROI, it's a necessity.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
7/31/2017 1:20:00 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@srufolo1 When you work in an organization with lots of accountants, one of the things they measure is ROI. And things like IT spending. It's one of the toughest things, because oftentimes it doesn't translate into revenue. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
7/31/2017 1:45:17 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@dcawrey So "Return on Investment" does not always equate to revenue. What does it measure then if not revenue?

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faryl
faryl
8/21/2017 7:09:18 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
@dcawrey It seems like that should have always been an important focus, but I guess it used to be easier to separate job roles & skillsets. Now people need to be able to do a little of everything in order to differentiate themselves from other people vying for their jobs.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
8/30/2017 4:57:21 PM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
True. Employees now need a little of each talent in order to stand out to a company and stay on top of their game.

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2017 3:21:13 AM
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Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
It would make sense for companies to invest in employee development plans so that they can retain employees while keeping them current on the most valuable skillsets.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
9/28/2017 10:24:45 AM
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Platinum
Re: Bottleneck to Innovation
Definitely! Just because now a days people need to be educated in many areas of technology. It's not just one or two things.

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