According to Harvard Business School Professor Karim Lakhani, who is also a Cutter Consortium Fellow, a new “hub economy” is emerging as a result of a shift in the business models companies are using to create and capture value. It’s now networks and data that are the organizing principles. The hub economy, writes Prof. Lakhani in a recent article for Cutter Business Technology Journal, is disrupting traditional businesses — from retail to automotive, hospitality to health, manufacturing to finance — all across the spectrum. This, in turn, is creating world in which just a small number of companies (think Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc.) dominate. Why? Karim states: The nature of competition in the hub economy Read more
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The sesquiannual gathering of Cutter Consortium clients and consultants just took place in Cambridge, Mass., on November 15-16. The main theme was “digital transformation,” including the new business models centered on “digital data streams” and the implications of this transformation for the CIO’s organization. Cutter Fellow Prof. Karim Lakhani presented a Harvard Business School case study on “GE and the Industrial Internet.” It tells of GE’s decision to create a new entity devoted to applying IoT technology to industrial environments (manufacturing, transportation, electricity generation, etc.). There was a lot of discussion of how some other companies missed the transformation to digital services, in part by underestimating in the early 1990s the explosion in the number Read more