14 Shocking Digital Transformation & Digital Economy Statistics

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Every day we hear about new digital innovations that are changing the world around us and are requiring companies to quickly transform into a digital enterprise. Often times these innovations and trends are difficult to quantify and put into perspective. Read these 14 statistics to gain insight into what the digital economy is becoming and why digital transformation is so important.

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What Drives the Value of Data? 4 Essential Factors

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I recently Google searched “the value of data”. I was not at all surprised when it returned about 1,550,000,000 results. That got me thinking. Most organizations consider their data to be an asset, but how do you really quantify its value? How do you determine if the value in the data is worth the investment in data governance, analytics and other data initiatives? What is the return on those investments? As I dug deeper into this I started thinking about the relationship between data and knowledge. After all, the ultimate goal is to provide the information and knowledge required to make timely and appropriate decisions.

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4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Transformation (Part 3)

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We have scoured research and reports to find real life stories of digital transformation to inspire you to start or reinvigorate current efforts. Here are four great examples of successful digital transformation initiatives:

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5 Ways To Tell If You're In a Digital Enterprise (Part Two)

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As we discussed in Part One, a digital enterprise is defined by its ability to leverage technology to seek new levels of competitive advantage and profitability. There are several telltale signs that an organization has successfully executed their digital strategy to become a modern digital business.

5 Signs of a Digital Enterprise:

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What is a Digital Enterprise? (Part One)

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Just like any trending business topic, the concept of digitalization is starting to get murky. As a new theory takes hold and gains popularity, more and more people tend to start weighing in and providing their own nuances and approaches. In this three part blog series, we will address three important topics.

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GDSN Major Release 3: Organizational, Process & Technical Impacts (Part 2)

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The GDSN Major Release 3 (MjR3) in May 2016 is going to initiate significant business impacts. As we outlined in part one of this blog series, the MjR3 will bring flexibility to increase efficiency and support regulatory requirements allowing companies to react more quickly to business events that can differentiate them from their competitors. In order to be Major Release 3 ready, you must prepare for organizational, process, and technical business impacts. Progressive organizations recognize the competitive value here and are capitalizing on this opportunity to advance their e-publication capabilities to sell more products.

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GDSN Major Release 3: What Data Professionals Need to Know (Part 1)

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The GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is an Internet-based, intersected network of interoperable data pools and global registry. This global registry enables organizations to automatically share their data with each other so that a supplier or retailer updates their database, that update is reflected across the trading partners database as a result. Data that is traded between partners by the GDSN is assured that it is accurate and compliant with universally supported standards.

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Any Successful SAP HANA Initiative Better Have SAP MDG Along for the Ride

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Business Intelligence (BI) has been, and is going to be a big differentiator for companies for years to come. Historically, Business Intelligence practitioners knew what questions they wanted to ask and that the answers were available; but the problem was that by the time they figured out how to execute against those answers, the opportunity had passed by. With SAP HANA as the foundation for the transactional ECC system as well as the BI layer, that restriction does not exist anymore. The immense amount of data that a system like SAP HANA can store, analyze and report from removes almost any technical limitation BI analysts had in the past. Therefore, the companies that can ask the right questions, make the correct decision and execute efficiently against the strategy will be the ones that win.

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ConAgra's Active Data Governance Journey

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This ASUG webcast was presented by ConAgra and Winshuttle. Watch now to learn how ConAgra developed an active Data Management Organization to drastically reduce New Product Introduction cycle time with a winning combination of Winshuttle tools and DATUM's data governance advisory services.

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Healthcare Changes that will Affect Data Management in 2015

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Changes to healthcare aren't coming...they're here! Here's our take on healthcare changes that will have a big impact on the data management strategies at pharmaceutical organizations in 2015.

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