Technology-based Business Transformation

Pathway:  technology, to products, to applications, to business.

Businesses are built upon the development of new technology, the translation of that technology into innovative products, and the discovery of relevant and novel applications for those products. (Image courtesy of Professor Wladawsky-Berger.)


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Fall 2007



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This course covers how to leverage major technology advances to significantly transform a business in the marketplace. There is a focus on major issues a business must deal with to transform its technical and market strategies successfully, including the organizational and cultural aspects that often cause such business transformations to fail. Class material draws from concrete experiences of IBM's major transformation in the late 1990s, when it aggressively embraced the Internet and came up with its e-business strategy.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger. ESD.57 Technology-based Business Transformation. Fall 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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