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Don’t look now, but if you have a successful business, there IS a deadly competitor taking dead aim at your value proposition with a better/faster/easier version from the cloud.
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Baloney? Consider LinkedIn, Apple, Google and even Uber in comparison to companies like Blackberry, Best Buy, Kodak and Yellow Cab.
The $100 billion question is: Are large companies capable of mobilizing around transformation to cloud based applications internally, or will they continue to stumble and vanish as leadership repeats the business practices that were responsible for yesterday’s success?
To deliver a seamless customer experience online, internal business process silos must unify not “silofy”. The fact in most companies is that EVERYTHING from organizational structure to the roles of IT and operations screams to be torn down. Ask yourself this question: “If a new cloud based competitor appears with an order-of-magnitude easier/faster/cheaper value proposition, how long would it take us to mount a successful counter-attack?”
While most companies might view improvement as optional, the reality is that deliberate technology evolution can mean the difference between survival and extinction.
The evidence is mounting. Doing nothing is a bigger risk than making an imperfect decision and pivoting from the results. Cloud winners and losers are making themselves known daily.
Example: Boca Raton-based Office Depot (NYSE:ODP) posted a stunning $64-Million loss for the second quarter of 2012. Click here to read more.
Kyle Brown lives in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, California. He is the Executive Director of Curation and an active reporter for Cloud Investor.com. Email him at [email protected] If you know of a start-up in the cloud space looking for financial, management, or other support, let Kyle know.