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  • Oliver Chaudhuri 9:00 am on December 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Survival of the Smartest: new business models, new demands in communication 

    Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

    In the coming years, practically all industries will be asking the following question: What things can we optimize with solutions and digital processes? Who will be the winners in this race and who will lose? Or even, who will be devoured by it? The consulting firm KPMG recently published a study that precisely speaks of this: “Survival of the Smartest“.

    Five key messages from this study

    1. Traditional business models are under enormous pressure. Around 1/3 of the companies surveyed (34%) wait for their business model to change from now to the year 2020. Above all, business models of companies in the telecommunications sector, communication mediums and energy.  Companies that want to survive must break with traditional models and clean out their portfolio.

    2. Dialogue between distinct industrial sectors is necessary. The survivors will be those companies who think “outside of the box” and who know to take advantage of the growth opportunities in new industries. The study demonstrates that the banks and insurance companies, energy, trade and the telecommunications industry are the most competitive sectors.  Against this, sectors such as the automobile industry are not perceived as pointers.

    3. Investment is needed for a new culture of innovation. In an environment of innovation, necessary investment is high. Activate technology, life cycles of products that are shorter and the changing needs of customers. This especially concerns the telecommunications industry, the electronics sector and the automotive industry, and requires a lengthy optimization period in all processes.
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  • Oliver Chaudhuri 9:00 am on October 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    “Boss, I need social media for my work”. How Employees Establish New Business Rules 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    In 2013, the main demand from an employee is no longer “Listen, Boss, I need more money”. But rather, it is converting into

    “Hey Boss, I need more social media for my work. It helps my work be more productive. And if the company doesn’t provide it for me, I will use my own.”

    The trends Bring Your Own Device foment employees to use personal technological resources to develop their tasks more easily and efficiently. Part of the technology that they use naturally in their personal life facilitates their work and helps them increase their productivity. According to a recent study by Microsoft about uses and perceptions of the social enterprise, employees demand management from their companies to incorporate and accelerate corporate access to these tools.

    – Two of every 5 people polled support the use of social tools at work and believe that these tools can significantly improve their productivity.

    – In all of Europe, 12% of those polled consider their still companies underestimate the importance of social tools and continue severely restricting their use.

    More than 37% consider the fact that in their company, sufficient support is not given to staff collaboration.

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