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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A long-term plan for a more competitive Spain

Posted on 14. mar, 2012 by .

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We need to become more competitive in Spain, I agree with Paul Krugman. But, how can we do it? First it is the recognition that it will take time. This is a long conversation. It will take time to build competitive capabilities (even more in a country) to win the race of prosperity, but we […]

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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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Long Conversation: The Book and the Blurbs

Posted on 02. sep, 2011 by .

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Our book The Long Conversation: Maximizing Business Value from Information Technology Investment will be published this fall by Palgrave-Macmillan – Series. This book is based on 10 years of empirical research with companies in Latin America, Europe and Asia. It also includes data and examples of companies in which we have been working as consultants […]

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Productivity and BPM

Posted on 08. jun, 2011 by .

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I am now in Mexico to participate in a seminar about Business Process Management (BPM) with some colleagues at the Tech of Monterrey (one of the leading universities in Latin America). I will be talking about the BPM philosophy and BPM methodology. Last May I taught a similar seminar for executives at IE Business School […]

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Logistics and Supply Chain Best Practices

Posted on 23. mar, 2011 by .

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(versión en español en los próximos días) In a recent study* presented in the 8th International Conference in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research, we summarized the best logistics and SCM best practices collected from a broad review of literature and validated from a panel of experts. Then, we evaluated the current situation and use […]

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Quo Vadis? Process Standardization or Process Differentiation?

Posted on 01. mar, 2011 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) After several decades of evolution, business process management is entering an interesting phase as forces towards process standardization face opposing forces toward process differentiation. Which camp is going to prevail and what are going to be the implications of this confrontation on the profession of business process management in the […]

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IMP3ROVE – Exploiting options for competitiveness through innovation in Spain’s SME’s

Posted on 21. feb, 2011 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) Expertia, in its role as innovation difussion and change agent for competitiveness of SME’s, wants to share with all SME’s people what benefits  the IMP3ROVE inititave can bring to your enterprises. This is an option, that even though it has gained momentum, is not being used to its fullest. IMP3ROVE […]

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