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‘Digitally Mature’ Companies Significantly Outperform Everyone Else

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/digitally-mature-companies-outperform-novices-2012-11

A new report released by Capgemeni Consulting based on years of joint research with the MIT Center for Digital Business found that digitally mature companies are, on average, 26 percent more profitable, have a 12 percent higher market capitalization, and get 9 percent more revenue from current assets. The advantage is there in every industry.

‘Digital maturity’ is defined by two things. The first is digital intensity, which means significant and well thought out investment in digital technology and capabilities. The second is transformation management intensity, actually shaping the practices, governance, and future of the company around digital efforts.

The report divides companies into four different quadrants based on their performance on the above. ‘Beginners’ have barely started, usually because they’re unaware of the opportunities, ‘Fashionistas’ adopt the newest or sexiest digital innovations, but without a cohesive strategy or eye to maximizing business value, ‘Digital Conservatives’ have a cohesive vision, but are slow to invest in new technology, and finally, the ‘Digirati,’ who both invest in digital and integrate it with their whole organization.

Capgemeni’s examples of digitally mature companies include Volvo, Burberry, and Nike. They’ve succeeded by making social media and digital tools a fundamental part of the way they do business, instead of just an ongoing experiment.

The 397 global companies researched exist on a huge spe! ctrum. T he Y-axis is digital intensity, and the X-axis is transformation management intensity:

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Here’s the profitability breakdown for the four quadrants:

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Read the full report here

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Monday, November 5th, 2012 news No Comments

Apple Is Now Bigger Than The Entire US Retail Sector…

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-is-now-bigger-than-the-entire-us-retail-sector-2012-3


File this one under the “check back in 10 years” folder.  This is a stat that will blow your mind.  Apple’s market cap is now bigger than the ENTIRE U.S. retail sector.

Now, I wouldn’t short AAPL in a million years, but these are the sorts of crazy stats that make you think “hmmm, is this really sustainable?”  Here’s more via CultofMac & Jim Cramer:

“Add this to your list of things Apple is worth more than. As the Zero Hedge blog notes, “A company whose value is dependent on the continued success of two key products, now has a larger market capitalization (at $542 billion), than the entire US retail sector (as defined by the S&P 500).” Nuff said.”

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Friday, March 16th, 2012 news No Comments

Groupon (GRPN) – Underwater in 12 Days; chop $1B off in Market Capitalization TODAY

Took 12 days for the markets to bring Groupon below its IPO price of $20.  Two back to back MINUS 10+% days.
Like I said, I believe in the wisdom of markets (eventually)  :-)

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 news No Comments

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