Business Strategy

Sustainability: A Million-Dollar Opportunity for the CIO

The CIO is in a great position to lead sustainability initiatives at a corporation. Why? Because like information technology, corporations must weave sustainability into the fabric of the enterprise to generate the opportunities that companies like The Dow Chemical Company, SAP and Intel have orchestrated. Their successes are featured in: “Sustainability: Moving from Compliance to […] MORE

December 14, 2011

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Demystifying Business Innovation

Guest post by John Sviokla Why innovate? Because the growth of your business ― and, ultimately, its success and sustainability ― demands it. In the past two decades over a billion new customers have entered the market economy, mostly in the parts of the world we now refer to as “emerging markets”. In the eyes […] MORE

June 09, 2011

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How Does IT Impact Business Productivity?

Guest post by Nalneesh Gaur Nick Carr’s controversial article on “IT doesn’t matter” published in 2003 noted that infrastructure technology is easily copied thus providing no competitive advantage. Yet, savvy businesses continue to pursue technology innovations to gain competitive advantages or improve business productivity in order to provide greater shareholder value, growth, and stability. Businesses […] MORE

February 14, 2011

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How to Make Decision Making More Adaptable with Layers

Co-authored with John Sviokla Never before has such a mass of data existed. Needless to say, all this information complicates the decision-making process. Businesses need new strategies to answer the biggest question: How do we effectively sift through the mountain of information to gain valuable insights. Layers is a term we use for visual information […] MORE

December 03, 2010

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Inside the Huddle: Connecting Strategy with Execution

Co-authored with John Sviokla

We’ve hit the point in the summer when football training camps are almost upon us—one of our favorite times of the year. Football, in our opinion, more than other American sports, exemplifies the three dynamics we at Diamond use in assessing a company’s “Digital IQ”—Strategy, Mobilization, and Execution... MORE

July 23, 2010

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Do CIOs Develop Leaders Like NCAA Coaches?

by Chris Curran, with research by Michael Mariani I am very passionate about coaching team sports and have been a basketball player most of my life. So, I read with great interest a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article, What Can Managers Learn From College Basketball? There are three very interesting points: 1.  That the […] MORE

May 05, 2009

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