Creating an Agile Board is a journey, not a playbook. It takes experimentation, learning and practice. If businesses are to successfully navigate the waters of disruption, agility needs to be practiced and demonstrated from the very top.
This year’s online retail holiday weekend proved, yet again, the power of discounts. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday all posted +28 percent or higher digital commerce spending versus 2017, according to comScore.
“Insights-driven companies derive value from their data. They systematically use data to deliver better customer experiences, improve operations, and create competitive differentiation — all of which adds to the bottom line.”
Today, 4 billion people are connected to the internet, and nearly all of them (92.6%) do so using their mobile devices. Every day, 85% of users (3.4 billion people) connect to the internet and spend, on average, six-and-a-half hours online. Consumers are spending more time, with increasing frequency, on an expanded range of diverse digital activities.
“58% of respondents say they have no capability to use open innovation and crowdsourced ideas, and only 9% agree strongly that they can do this. Organizations need to do more to take advantage of the ideas and skills from the wider market – not just from their traditional employee base.”
“Nearly 75% of all high-skilled migrants reside in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia; over 70% of software engineers in Silicon Valley are foreign-born. But today’s leaders could well be tomorrow’s laggards.”
“Business at the hyperscale operators is booming. Over the last four quarters, their year-on-year revenue growth has averaged 24% and they are investing an ever-growing percentage of their revenues in capex,” said John Dinsdale, a Chief Analyst at Synergy Research Group.