Day: October 29, 2020

How to make sure your digital transformation is about winning, not worry and woe

Boston Consulting Group identified six success factors, including an agile approach to all operations and putting digital natives in leadership roles.

The success score is calculated on the basis of the percentage of predetermined targets met and value created, the percentage of targets met and value created on time, the success relative to other transformations, and the success relative to management’s aspirations for sustainable change.

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Business leaders need to adopt agile principles to increase the chances of success for digital transformation projects, according to new research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The four authors of “Flipping the Odds of Digital Transformation Success” found that tech is important, but a company’s organizational structure, operating model, processes, and culture are the determining factor in transformational work.

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Four managing directors at BCG used client experience and a global survey of senior

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Marriott International announces partnership with Grab in six Southeast Asian countries – TechCrunch

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hospitality industry especially hard, and hotels around the world are looking for ways to regain revenue. Today, Marriott International and Grab announced a partnership that will cover the hospitality giant’s dining businesses in six Southeast Asian countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.

Instead of room bookings, Marriott International deal with Grab focuses on about 600 restaurants and bars at its properties in the six Southeast Asian countries, which will start being added to GrabFood’s on-demand delivery platform in November. A joint announcement from the companies said the deal represents Marriott International’s “first extensive integration with a super app platform in Southeast Asia and Grab’s most comprehensive agreement with a hospitality group to date.”

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company. During the second quarter, as the pandemic curtailed travel and in-person events, it reported a loss of $234 million

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The future of IoT: 5 major predictions for 2021

Forrester research predicts big network connectivity chaos, proactive healthcare engagement through wearables and sensors, and smart office initiatives for the return to the office.

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It remains unclear when offices will reopen, if remote work will become standard, along with other common lifestyle practices that dramatically changed during the coronavirus pandemic. But the factors that necessitated a swift digital transformation and the accompanying machinations were merely coating the surface. Looking at how our work lives will change, Forrester released its Predictions 2021: Internet of Things (IoT) on Wednesday. 

In 2021, according to the Forrester research, market growth will be driven by healthcare, smart offices, location services, remote-asset monitoring, and new networking technologies.

New IoT use cases throughout different environments and geographies are being created from the growing range of networking options, including satellite, cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the US.

With those

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