Digital Transformation Insights

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

Five Digital Trends Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry

Digital Trends in Restaurant Industry

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017

Prepare for the Next Big Shift in Digital - Moving from Mobile-First to AI-First

Moving from Mobile-First to AI-First

 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing faster than the speed of light. From SIRI to self-driving cars, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are unlocking capabilities that were unthinkable only a few years ago.
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Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Digital Transformation Predictions for 2017

From the tsunami of Pokémon Go, which made augmented reality mainstream overnight, to the explosion of chatbots taking orders for brands, large and small — 2016 proved to be more exciting and disruptive than the year before.

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With the integration of digital technology into every aspect of business, digital transformation has become the key strategic thrust for most CEOs, CTOs, and CIOs. The global investment in digital transformation is expected to reach $2.2 trillion in 2019, almost 60% more than in 2016.

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017

How Banks are Re-engineering the Customer Journey

How Banks are Re-engineering Customer Journey

Look around and digital transformation is occurring everywhere. In the past 4 years, the financial services industry has seen an unprecedented pace of innovation:

  • Comprehensive mobile banking UX
  • Biometric mobile banking authentication
  • Competitive branchless banking
  • Social payments (P2P transfers and online purchases)
  • NFC and RFID-based contactless payments
  • Progress towards a cashless society through digital wallets
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016

5 Essential Steps to Improve Omnichannel Security

Top_5_steps_to_evolve_into_a_CYBERSECURITY_leader.jpgGiven that the rapid expansion in use of digital technologies also expands the attack surface, successfully managing security risks in omnichannel devices is a constant battle for CIOs and CISOs. Here are five essential steps to turn security risks into rewards by improving your omnichannel security:

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016

Digital Strategy: Mobile-first means API-first

By Srinivas Balasubramanian, Co-founder and CEO, Photon

Digital Strategy: Mobile-first means API-first

Convergence of megatrends like cloud platforms, mobile apps, and the IoT devices has made interconnectedness a precondition for digital business success. By allowing one-to-many and many-to-one loose coupling between systems, APIs enable the interconnectedness and business agility demanded by the always-on, always-connected customers and are quickly proving their value as a game-changing strategic business tool.

Photon’s foundational team had realized the business value of APIs in 1998 when we had founded Infravio, one of the world's leading SOA Infrastructure companies that wrote several standards in the SOA Governance and API Management space and was acquired by webMethods in 2006. Leveraging the deep understanding of enterprise middleware we gained from those roots, Photon today builds award-winning omnichannel presences for some of the biggest brands, including 34 of the Fortune 100 companies.

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Tue, 31 May 2016

Content-driven E-commerce Experiences: The New Revenue Engine

E-commerce and Content Management Systems have traditionally been segregated platforms with different processes and focus. As a result, many brands and businesses today suffer from ‘Two-Site Syndrome,’ where their “discover” and “explore” phases of the customer journey are disconnected from the “buy” phase, leading to a fractured digital experience.

Today, the desire for truly consistent omnichannel experiences has rendered the “old way” of creating content for a single channel futile. Serving integrated, evolved, and consistent content to commerce experiences to win the love, loyalty, and wallet share of the digitally-distracted consumer has become the new holy grail. This lofty aim calls for successful integration of e-commerce and content management platforms.

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Mon, 16 May 2016

Drive Growth with Omnichannel Customer Experiences [Podcast]

For most consumer-facing brands delivering hyper-personalized omnichannel experiences to their customers is not an easy task. That’s because building superior omnichannel experiences means putting the customer at the center of the overall experience. Below are the three areas critical for a winning customer experience design:

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015

Next-gen Automobile Sees Breathtaking Pace of Innovation & Investment

By Srinivas Balasubramanian, Co-founder and CEO, Photon

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At PhotonWorld 2015, at other forums and in his CTO Blog, co-founder and CTO of Photon, Mukund Balasubramanian has been exhorting Chief Digital Officers and Chief Information Officers at our clients to mind the post-mobile, multi-touchpoint world we are arriving at and the importance of being active across all emerging digital touchpoints for brand relevance.

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Thu, 10 Sep 2015

The Rise Of Apple Watch

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At the time of the launch of Apple Watch, Photon’s CTO had predicted in the blog that the Apple Watch will be a game changer for the wearables category, just as the iPhone was for mobile phones. Now there are 4 more industry data points that reinforce our prognosis.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015

Lone Voice Turns Chorus - ERP Generation IT Architectures Won’t Cut It for Digital

By Srinivas Balasubramanian, Co-founder and CEO, Photon

Interviewed in July after SAP’s annual user event SAPPHIRE, SAP Europe President Franck Cohen stated the obvious: “I think there is a trend for digital.” More tellingly, Franck acknowledged that SAP’s large system integrator partners need new skills and that “it is much easier for them to continue to sell consulting hours on SAP Financials”

Over the last twenty years, ERP systems from SAP and Oracle have dominated the budget and architecture of IT in large corporations. As a result, we see the following outcomes:

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015

Omnichannel NOW Book Review : How We Got To Now – Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

Author : Steve Johnson  
Publisher : The Penguin Group

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You might pick up the book How We Got To Now seduced exclusively by the “innovation” word in the subtitle. While innovation certainly is its core topic, the book will have an unanticipated additional gift for you. Much like Bill Bryson’s Made in America gave you an interesting perspective on the history and evolution of culture in America over the last three centuries as part of discussing its core topic - how the English language evolved in America, Steve Johnson’s book on innovation exposes you to quite a bit of fascinating history of the conditions, places and personalities over the centuries that touched or were touched by the innovations Steve discusses in the book.

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