Archive for 'Information Technology'

Creando una Cultura Digital (Primera Entrega):

Posted on 26. feb, 2013 by .

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En el proceso de transformación hacia una empresa digital, uno de los principales retos es la construcción de una cultura digital. ¿Cómo podemos definir cultura digital? Comenzaré con una definición muy directa: “La CULTURA DIGITAL implica el desarrollo de nuevos HÁBITOS Y COMPORTAMIENTOS en los directivos y empleados de una organización que permitan el despliegue, […]

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2013: Menos Recortes, Más Eficiencia

Posted on 30. dic, 2012 by .

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Pasa el año 2012 con un esfuerzo “monumental” por parte del gobierno de Mariano Rajoy de conseguir equilibrar las cuentas del Estado. Todo ello, y como ya se sabe, a través de una estrategia “brutal” de recortes y tijeretazos. Podría ser entendible, bajo una perspectiva de urgencia, de la necesidad imperativa de llevar a cabo […]

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Prácticas de mejora e innovación empresarial al servicio de la gestión pública

Posted on 03. oct, 2012 by .

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Los gobiernos, las empresas, y la sociedad están sometidos a una fuerte presión para adaptar sus modelos de gestión, de negocio y las formas de crear riqueza y prosperidad. La innovación, la mejora y la adaptación son fundamentales para garantizar la sostenibilidad. Las empresas vienen trabajando en estos temas desde hace tiempo, lo que les […]

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Extended and proper use of IT: The case of Engineering firms

Posted on 30. sep, 2012 by .

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We had an interesting debate in our Madrid campus last week. We were talking about the current situation of Engineering firms in Spain and potential solutions based on information technology investment. Four guest speakers presented their experiences and recommendations: Fabrizio Tesolato (Foster Wheeler), Juan Ignacio Burgaleta (Torresol Energy), Almudena Gallego (IFS Software) and I, from […]

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Amazon & the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Posted on 28. jun, 2012 by .

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Gartner has recently released the The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2012. The top five includes Apple, Amazon, McDonald’s, Dell and P&G. The whole report is very relevant and recommendable. Three of these top 5 are companies from the technological / digital arena. This is not a coincidence and we should consider it as […]

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Mobile technology to reach unbanked population

Posted on 25. may, 2012 by .

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We had an interesting discussion yesterday in the MBA class about the use of mobile technology in Kenya as a mobile money service. The well-known case of M-Pesa (Safaricom) is a great story of how digital platforms can allow companies to reach unbanked or underbanked population, which increase citizens’ quality of life and create more […]

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Information Technology: Commodity or Strategic Resource (2)

Posted on 29. mar, 2012 by .

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(versión en español en los próximos días) In the previous post, we brought out the controversy about IT being a commodity or a strategic resource. Depending on what side you take, IT management could be about administering costs and risks (commodity) or about envisioning and making the most of the business value of IT (BVIT). […]

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The use of digital platforms in virtual teams:

Posted on 29. mar, 2012 by .

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Last week, I was teaching (Deusto Business School) a session about the use and impact of digital platforms on virtual teams. This was an in-company seminar for a multinational firm. We were reviewing digital platforms and technologies for three different functions in a virtual team: sharing information, communicating, and collaborating. I would like to share […]

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Implementing New Technology a Long Conversation

Posted on 08. mar, 2012 by .

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We want to thank the team of Deusto Business School (www.dbs.deusto.es) for their support in the preparation and execution of our Book presentation in Madrid last February 23rd. We also want to thank Manuel Escudero and Frank Seeger for their moderation and participation in the round table commenting the Book. In addition, even more important, […]

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Your digital life: always-on mode

Posted on 17. oct, 2011 by .

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In a recent article (Living in a Digital World) published in Communications of the ACM, Samuel Greengard introduces us with a relevant debate about the impact of technology use on people’s behavior. It seems to some experts that “an always-on digital lifestyle” can give rise to undesirable attitudes due to your digital life. For example, Greengard mentions […]

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