I’ve a read a lot of articles about implementing change, but nothing resonated with me quite so much as, Accelerate! by John P. Kotter in the Harvard Business Review (http://hbr.org/2012/11/accelerate/ar/1).
Throughout 2012 The Bodhi Tree Group has worked on projects defining strategic direction for major broadcasters and helped set out paths for implementation. So many aspects [...]
There has been much discussion about corporate culture eating strategy for lunch (or breakfast or dinner) and Greg Smith’s public resignation from Goldman Sach’s in the New York Times further highlights the issues that can result from a shift in core values. Corporate cultures often come about organically with little planning and core values are [...]
Part Three – Proof of Concept as an Implementation Milestone
While a Proof of Concept (POC) is valid as a part of the vendor evaluation, it is equally valid to conduct a POC as an implementation milestone. Conducting a POC in this scenario will allow:
The customer to identify and plan for management of the organizational and [...]
If long term profitability is the ultimate measure of industry attractiveness, what can be said about the US Cable industry? The following article explains how the threat of substitute services is the biggest factor, turning the industry into a hyper competitive environment, where profits are likely to decrease. To prevent this, Cable companies will need [...]
Cable’s fascination with first mover wireless technology and Quad-play is nothing new, in 2008 when Comcast, Time Warner, Google, Intel and Sprint invested $1.5Bn in Craig McCaw’s Clearwire. Last week Time Warner Cable announced it started offering Clearwire enabled wireless hotspots to Road Runner Mobile subscribers in certain areas. Clearwire provides 4G networks to [...]
It goes without saying that a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status will need to be careful about its investment in technology; critically however, it will also need to justify that its mission is furthered by that IT spend. It is therefore important that the information systems (IS) strategy is aligned to business [...]
Comcast’s success and position as market leader to date has been based on their aggressive acquisitions and value delivery system. In order to differentiate their services going forward they need to acquire a major programme supplier, like NBC Universal, and focus on convergent technology.