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Hired: A Digital Shift Superhero

by Samuli Pekkola, by Maija Ylinen

In this article, we analyze the skills needed for the development and use of enterprise architecture. We argue that these skills are vital to the success of organization-wide digital shifts.

Autonomous Systems on the Rise

Who’s Already Using Autonomous Systems?

by San Murugesan

In this Advisor, we examine autonomous systems. These systems are on track to find widespread adoption. They will be a game changer and will propel new research, development, and business opportunities. It’s no wonder they are attracting the interest of researchers, manufacturers, and users alike.

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The Digital Shift: Are We Listening?

by Elizabeth Ervin

This article focuses on the challenge of over­coming resistance to change during the digital shift process and advocates for organizations to build a culture of continuous learning and education into its strategy of innovation and performance development.


Making a Digital Shift (Without Grinding Gears)

by Paul Clermont

As we explore the idea of “making a digital shift,” we must focus primarily on the front end of the process: the hard thinking required at the C-level. We also need to tackle the reasons it must be at that level. Next, it’s important to examine the ways to keep up the momentum and stay on track in managerial, not technical, terms.


Digital Shift — Opening Statement

by Volker Pfirsching

We feature five articles in this CBTJ, covering a wide range of issues relating to the digital shift — from securing executive-level buy-in during the transition and overcoming organizational/cultural inertia to creating a holistic overview of the enterprise and mapping the digital value-creation process.


Got 20 Minutes? Discover 3 Roadblocks to Digital Business

by Mike Rosen

According to Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Mike Rosen, there are three main roadblocks to digital business: 1) Lack of an agile architectural approach; 2) Limited data accessibility, integration, and quality; and 3) Inability to accommodate new requirements for speed, scope, and scale. Discover practical strategies for approaching and tackling these roadblocks in this short, on-demand session.

Executive Update

Effective Transformation: Rethinking Your Strategic Roadmap and Operating Model

by Karim Taga, by Vikas Kharbanda, by Arvind Rajeswaran, by Dhruv Soni, by Pranav Prince

In this Executive Update, we assess how a gradual transformation from traditional IT/network units to a more functional organization, using the example of telecom operators, will address several legacy constraints in adopting new technologies. Effective implementation of such a project reduces costs and organizational redundancies and provides the further push to digitalization.

Seeking the Right Skills for Industry 4.0

Seeking the Right Skills for Industry 4.0

by BM OReilly

In the webinar, “Overcoming the Industry 4.0 Skills Shortage,” Barry M. O'Reilly discussed the skills shortage that is both inevitable and predictable when businesses try to solve problems with Industry 4.0, which is less about automating old processes and more about inventing a new world in which computing drives business rather than mirrors it. It is apparent that we cannot simply continue as we have in the past. Educating engineers faster, matching them to jobs more easily, and simply doing “the same old thing” has not solved the earlier skills crises — and Industry 4.0 presents even tougher challenges than what we have experienced thus far. In this Advisor, Barry shares some responses to questions following the webinar.