A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

I''m often struck by how many articles exclusively focus on new or emerging technology and their productivity or efficiency effects. A new component of the IT function must be developed to support this category of work: the Distributed Innovation Group (DIG).

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Why Companies Are Using M&A to Transform Themselves, Not Just to Grow

Harvard Business Review

An internet technology company picks up a mobile phone manufacturer. The current cohort of acquisitions goes well beyond the typical defensive, synergy-driven, horizontal integration that marked previous M&A spurts. Technology, manufacturing, research and development, or human know-how – whatever the capability, acquisitions are a way to acquire it. However, back-office functions might be integrated. No operational integration is necessary.