Digitization Challenge

November 18, 2016

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Choose a company that provides an interesting example of how digital transformation has created opportunities or challenges for business and operating models. A business model defines how a business differentiates itself by creating and capturing value. An operating model defines how that business delivers on that promise. Describe how the organization is using digital technology to develop its business model and operating model, and describe and justify what additional steps you think the organization should consider implementing. Your example can describe a positive (e.g., a success story or best practice) or negative experience (e.g., a business failure).

Note: The post for this assignment should be 600–800 words, and must conclude with a word count such as “(778 words).” Posts should not exceed 800 words.

Submitted (926)

Bitcoin and the Blockchain
Todd Joseph
Last modified on November 18, 2016 at 5:58 pm
If you cringe at the idea of Bitcoin because it conjures an image of those smug little Winkelvosse twins, then you and I have a hell of a lot in common…but by employing a new mastery of emotional regulation (thanks [...]
Coding Trust – Blockchain Contracts and the Law of the Future
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm
New research and enforcement technologies are changing the role that lawyers play in the corporate world.
WWF: Can Digitization Help Conservation?
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm
With extinction rates at 100x – 1,000x over historical magnitudes, pressing challenges of climate change, and an ever-growing footprint of mankind, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has its work cut out for it. With digitization creating new opportunities for many [...]
Daily Mail: Hailing Hitler to revealing how you too can get Mark Wahlberg’s Pecs
Last modified on November 18, 2016 at 1:50 am
  There is no one Daily Mail. While the daily newspaper is more likely to focus on the ills of immigration, the website, at the time of writing, heralded such stories as Khloe Kardashian’s struggles with her body image (real [...]
Alipay: Wining the Payments Game in China
Last modified on November 19, 2016 at 9:28 am
12 years into business, Alipay has grown into the world's most valuable fintech services provider and the unquestionable leader of China’s online payment market. In 2014, Alipay processed 140 million transactions per day, while the banking system in China handled [...]
Digital Visibility for Steel Black Box
Last modified on November 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm
Steel manufacturing is a black box , digitization is helping it become transparent!!
GE’s Industrial Internet of Things
Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm
With their imagination at work, GE is at the cutting edge of innovation and their investments in digital and analytics are testament to the relevance of these technologies to businesses of all types moving forward.
Garmin- A Tale of Playing Catch and Copycat
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm
  See that peak? Share price for Garmin hit $119.40 in September 2007, growing 7.5 times since its humble public offering in December 20001. Even as shareholders rejoiced in the success of Garmin’s personal navigation devices (PND) that used the [...]
Amazon: Born from Customer Obsession and Digital Innovation
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm
How has Amazon infused digital technologies into its growth strategy?
Internet of Commercial Buildings: Changes at Johnson Controls
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm
Digitization and the "Internet of Things" is driving change throughout the lifecycle of a commercial building.
NEST: our real-life J.A.R.V.I.S?… Perhaps, but not quite yet.
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm
Advanced technologies are bridging the gap between aspiration and reality. Just as J.A.R.V.I.S helped Tony Stark become the Iron Man; NEST’s digitalization and machine learning capabilities are bringing us one step closer to our version of that reality.
Artificial Intelligence-as-a-Service: Nervana Systems Allows Everyone Harness the Power of Big Data
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm
As big data becomes more prevalent and available, Nervana Systems provides deep learning AI for companies that lack the data analytic capabilities to interpret this data in a meaningful way.
Under Armour Wants Your Data
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm
Under Armour invested nearly $1B in a venture to create and grow an online health and fitness ecosystem through applications and wearable technology. Will this improve their business and operating models?
Fitbit Finds Its Fit with Digital
Posted on November 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm
As competition crowds the fitness wearable technology space, Fitbit will need to reposition its digital offering to stay ahead of the curve.
Last Book Standing: Can Barnes and Noble fend off the digital attack?
Posted on November 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm
Book stores are fighting fire with fire when it comes to digital competition. Is this the right move?
The Future of News: The Washington Post
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm
Can the Washington Post bring news online?
Digital Ordering – Curse or Cure for Struggling Restaurant Concepts?
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm
Panera Bread bets on expensive eCommerce platform to lift sales and improve customer service
Britannica’s quest to survive
Shantanu Misra
Last modified on November 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm
How an information aggregator is facing the challenges of the digital age?
Is The New York Times on its way to becoming old news?
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm
NY Times has survived thus far because of its brand name. It will continue to suffer great losses, however, if it doesn’t re-think its business and operating models to compete in the digital economy.
The New Waze to Drive
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm
Waze is crowdsourcing, analyzing, and disseminating traffic information to improve driving experiences for its users.
How Augmented Reality improves supply chain management for DHL
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm
The next industry transformation in logistics may have just appeared as a pair of Augmented Reality glasses at DHL. DHL is one of the world’s leading logistics companies, with $59 billion revenue and operations in 220 countries. The company successfully [...]
Is EZ Pass Poised to Take a Toll on Your Privacy Rights?
Last modified on November 18, 2016 at 5:38 pm
Is toll collection the only thing EZ Pass transponders are being used for? Surprisingly, the answer is no, and if that sounds unsettling, it should.
Bharatmatrimony.com: marrying Technology and Matchmaking
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:31 am
"Love comes after the marriage," says Murugavel Janakiraman, the founder and chief executive of one of India's largest matrimonial website companies, BharatMatrimony
Disrupt Your Life With Headspace: Meditation for the 21st Century
Brian L
Last modified on November 21, 2016 at 12:34 am
Not only has Headspace disrupted the ancient contemplative practice of meditation; it enables users to disrupt themselves by reducing stress and anxiety, improving relationships, and boosting performance at work.
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