Digitization Challenge

November 18, 2016

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Choose a company that provides an interesting example of how digital transformation has created opportunities or challenges for business and operating models. A business model defines how a business differentiates itself by creating and capturing value. An operating model defines how that business delivers on that promise. Describe how the organization is using digital technology to develop its business model and operating model, and describe and justify what additional steps you think the organization should consider implementing. Your example can describe a positive (e.g., a success story or best practice) or negative experience (e.g., a business failure).

Note: The post for this assignment should be 600–800 words, and must conclude with a word count such as “(778 words).” Posts should not exceed 800 words.

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Bitcoin and the Blockchain
Todd Joseph
Last modified on November 18, 2016 at 5:58 pm
If you cringe at the idea of Bitcoin because it conjures an image of those smug little Winkelvosse twins, then you and I have a hell of a lot in common…but by employing a new mastery of emotional regulation (thanks [...]
WWF: Can Digitization Help Conservation?
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm
With extinction rates at 100x – 1,000x over historical magnitudes, pressing challenges of climate change, and an ever-growing footprint of mankind, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has its work cut out for it. With digitization creating new opportunities for many [...]
Alipay: Wining the Payments Game in China
Last modified on November 19, 2016 at 9:28 am
12 years into business, Alipay has grown into the world's most valuable fintech services provider and the unquestionable leader of China’s online payment market. In 2014, Alipay processed 140 million transactions per day, while the banking system in China handled [...]
GE’s Industrial Internet of Things
Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm
With their imagination at work, GE is at the cutting edge of innovation and their investments in digital and analytics are testament to the relevance of these technologies to businesses of all types moving forward.
Garmin- A Tale of Playing Catch and Copycat
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm
  See that peak? Share price for Garmin hit $119.40 in September 2007, growing 7.5 times since its humble public offering in December 20001. Even as shareholders rejoiced in the success of Garmin’s personal navigation devices (PND) that used the [...]
NEST: our real-life J.A.R.V.I.S?… Perhaps, but not quite yet.
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm
Advanced technologies are bridging the gap between aspiration and reality. Just as J.A.R.V.I.S helped Tony Stark become the Iron Man; NEST’s digitalization and machine learning capabilities are bringing us one step closer to our version of that reality.
Under Armour Wants Your Data
Posted on November 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm
Under Armour invested nearly $1B in a venture to create and grow an online health and fitness ecosystem through applications and wearable technology. Will this improve their business and operating models?
Fitbit Finds Its Fit with Digital
Posted on November 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm
As competition crowds the fitness wearable technology space, Fitbit will need to reposition its digital offering to stay ahead of the curve.
The New Waze to Drive
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm
Waze is crowdsourcing, analyzing, and disseminating traffic information to improve driving experiences for its users.
How Augmented Reality improves supply chain management for DHL
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm
The next industry transformation in logistics may have just appeared as a pair of Augmented Reality glasses at DHL. DHL is one of the world’s leading logistics companies, with $59 billion revenue and operations in 220 countries. The company successfully [...]
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