Digital
Transformation

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Video: The new proximity of people, brands and markets
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Zero Distance

The new proximity of people, brands and markets

According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, digitally established companies achieve a higher turnover, are more profitable and have a higher company value. The winners include Zalando, Nike and Otto. Only those who are fully digitised and transform their IT will maintain their position in the market in the long term. Or disappear - like Praktiker and Quelle. Adapt or die!

Scalable and flexible
business models

vCloud
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Cloud Computing

Act quickly,
grow dynamically

Product launches that are difficult to predict, more intensive competition and cost pressure – under these conditions, needs-based IT infrastructures which grow with companies are required. This is exactly what cloud computing enables.

Protection against
cyber attacks

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ICT Security for secure digitalisation and networking

ICT security

Analyse risks, take precautions

With the increasing digitisation of companies and business processes, ICT infrastructures have become a lucrative target. It is therefore essential to have integrated protection against cyber attacks that covers the entire enterprise and includes mobile technology.

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Who's after whom?

Best Practice 1‑2014
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Zero Distance in professional practice

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Carefree

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Bottles

Future-proof

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The experts behind Zero Distance

Christian Pfromm, CIO, BHF-Bank

Christian Pfromm
CIO BHF-Bank

IT bosses should not be defined by the size and complexity of their landscape or how big a budget they have, but by the contribution they make to business value.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 1-2014.

Christoph Möltgen, Chief Transformation Officer Otto Group

Christoph Möltgen
Chief Transformation Officer Otto Group

IT bosses who are well versed in ICT but have little business insight are dying out.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 3-2013.

Dr. Ralf Schneider, Chief Information Officer, Allianz

Dr. Ralf Schneider
Chief Information Officer Allianz

Innovations are jointly developed with close collaboration between IT and the LoB.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 3-2013.

Ed Steinike, Vice President and CIO The Coca Cola Company

Ed Steinike
Vice President and CIO The Coca Cola Company

ICT has to stay very close to the new trends if it wants to be relevant.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 3-2013.

>Dr. Andreas König, CIO ProSiebenSat1-Gruppe

Dr. Andreas König
CIO ProSiebenSat1-Gruppe

Who needs time travel when the present day is so exciting?

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 3-2013.

Dr. Andreas Stiehler, Pierre Audoin Consultants

Dr. Andreas Stiehler
Pierre Audoin Consultants

IT needs to combine high usability and individualization with cast-iron security.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 2-2013.

Markus Lindkvist, Pattern Recognition

Markus Lindkvist
Pattern Recognition

Adding new things is easy, taking away is what’s difficult.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 2-2013.

Jill Dyché, SAS Institute

Jill Dyché
SAS Institute

Customers want to feel that the companies they buy from, whether in person or online, know them and are familiar with their shopping preferences in the broadest sense.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 2-2013.

Prof. Dirk Helbing, ETH Zürich

Prof. Dirk Helbing
ETH Zürich

Anything is possible – from a big brother society, to a participative society and business world. It is up to us to decide.

Statement taken from Interviews in Best Practice, issue 2-2013.

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Getting closer to customers

A brief guide to Zero Distance
(PDF - 3.2 MB)