Business Intelligence Emboldens Digital Transformation

Digital transformation enabled by business intelligence (BI) solutions presents an enormous opportunity to drive growth and profitability. Fostering a data-driven organization emboldens the vision of faster, better-informed decisions to compete in the digital economy.

Advancements in areas such as big data, in-memory computing, the cloud, mobile, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are placing BI in the spotlight. Organizations of all sizes and from all industries are empowered to effectively leverage their rich data assets and extend their decision-making capabilities beyond basic reporting of incomplete, outdated views of their data. Read more

Digital Transformation Through Mobile Analytics

Digital Transformation through Mobile Analytics by Kaan Turnali

At the core of every digital transformation is mobile analytics. More than ever, businesses are focused on delivering growth and profitability with faster, better-informed decision making. And with enterprise mobility solutions, we can intelligently integrate strategic data assets to provide actionable insight with agility and innovation.

Mobile analytics represents the last mile in delivering actionable insight—the final bridge that connects decision to action. Read more

Better Business Decisions Start With Better-Informed Leaders

Digital transformation brings about an incredible opportunity for fostering a data-driven culture and enabling faster, better-informed decision making. Although data’s role in making better-informed business decisions is undeniable, more data does not necessarily guarantee better business decisions.

Fueled by advances in technology and a deluge of data, the digital universe continues to shape and influence how leaders perceive, leverage or ignore data, which is a fundamental part of making decisions in the digital economy. Real-time, predictive, big data, mobile, cloud, the Internet of Things, and machine learning –these technologies and more are enabling organizations of all sizes leverage analytics solutions in all dimensions. Read more

Digital Transformation Is Not A Technology Makeover. It’s A Business Revolution.

Businesses from every industry are quickly engaged on a battleground where legacy business models are bound to fail or stay behind and digital transformation brings an incredible potential for growth and profitability.

Technology, without a doubt, plays a critical role in enabling such change, but technology alone does not guarantee transformation. This journey must embody our vision for the future of our organizations and the core values ingrained in our leadership and talent. Read more

4 Reasons Why Mobile Innovation Demands A Mobile Mindset

Mobile Innovation Demands Mobile Mindset by Kaan Turnali

If designed, developed, and delivered effectively, mobility solutions provide unparalleled convenience, speed, and ease of use. However, having a mobile mindset is a prerequisite if we want to drive growth and profitability.

In its simplest and purest form, I define “mobile mindset” as a framework that enables organizations of all sizes to unleash the power of mobile technology by using innovative mobility solutions and without adversely disrupting our existing business or our customer’s user experience.

Here are the four tenets of the mobile mindset that should apply to all facets of user interactions and be embraced by everyone involved—from developers to senior leadership. Read more

Design Thinking Is About Integrated Solutions

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The digital universe provides countless possibilities for innovation. Whether we stretch the boundaries of mobility and cloud solutions with mobile device apps, IoT devices, or real-time enterprise applications, integrated solutions are critical to delivering a complete user experience (UX), which is one of the core principles of design thinking.

Success comes from designing integrated solutions in which each part completes the system in whole—not designing fragmented pieces that make up a stack.

The integration principle of design thinking represents the opportunity to connect what would be otherwise restricted user interfaces (UI), disconnected touch points, and a fragmented UX.

Integrating these elements means the delivery of cohesive solutions, products, or services. This approach is about discovering value in hidden corners, as much as it is delivering what may be taken for granted or appear obvious in everyday human interactions. Read more

I am excited to return after another long break

It feels great to be back and writing again following another break—this time longer than the last one. I can’t believe that it has been eight months since I last published. I am grateful that the break—albeit uninvited —allowed me to devote personal attention to what matters in my life.

I have to confess that each time I endure these unplanned gaps as “life” throws a curve ball, it masses ideas of endless possibilities and uncultivated creativity. Unlike in the desert, the lack of rain does not appear to diminish my renewal.

Best part about returning is the anticipation of exhilaration, which follows these intervals. I simply miss the pure joy of it, the smell of the paper, the reflection of the ink, and—most important—the intellectual challenge that I seek in it beyond the mere words.

To me, writing—thought leadership in the greater sense—is more than just words on paper but a pursuit of exploration, innovation, and storytelling. lot of new projects are on the horizon, including several new series on digital transformation, executive mobile analytics, and design thinking.

As I wrote in my Forbes piece, titled “3 Reasons Why Thought Leadership Matters,” for those who follow and stay committed, the process of molding ideas can sometimes be as intense and focused as the development of new products and services.”

I feel re-energized and ready to run again!

The Art Of Opportunity And Innovation With Design Thinking

 

When we realize that innovation is an opportunity to deliver customer-centric solutions, we develop a growth mindset that’s vital for success. Frameworks, such as design thinking, help us uncover hidden opportunities with new and cutting-edge products, as well as back offices where roles and functions tend to be tedious and mundane.

Recently, I met with Parker Lee, co-author of The Art of Opportunity, which is about “how strategic innovation and design thinking can grow existing businesses and create completely new ones by discovering opportunities for new growth and crafting strategies to seize these opportunities.”

We spoke about two of my favorite topics: Driving innovation in the enterprise and applying design thinking as an enabler of forward-thinking ideas to spur growth and profitability. Read more

Innovation With Design Thinking Demands Critical Thinking

Innovation with design thinking demands critical thinking because we must understand our assumptions that frame our ideas and shape our design.

As our world becomes more and more digital, it’s not the first click that counts – it’s what happens after that first click. We design five steps ahead in the user experience, not one. And to deliver integrated solutions with a holistic view, we analyze five dimensions and drop none.

By blending design thinking with critical thinking, we foster innovation that delivers customer-centric solutions. This mindset is crucial to the success of design thinking because its universal applications are a key driver for creating opportunities for both new and old solutions, no matter if they are internal- or customer-facing. Read more

Response Time Is Critical To Mobile Analytics Design

Response Time Is Critical To Mobile Analytics Design by Kaan Turnali

When you design for mobile analytics, the response time (sometimes also referred to as load time) will always come into question. The concept of fast loading pages is nothing new. Plenty of material exists on the web that covers everything from designing web sites to developing apps.

Every so often I am presented with this question: What is an acceptable response time for an mobile analytics asset? And my answer—“it depends”— generally causes confusion. This is often because the person asking the question is looking for a magic number of seconds that’s regularly quoted on the web by different surveys or studies. Read more