Category Archives: Analogue Transformation

3. Staying Behind the Digital Curve

Aldi is the UK’s 5th largest grocery retailer and has always had a reputation for staying behind the digital curve. This episode explores some of the bizarre history behind Aldi’s purposeful delay in adopting consumer-facing digitisation. Surely won’t they lose out to their competition by not keeping up pace?

This is the second and final instalment that challenges if all digital transformations within a sector or across a sector are created equally.

WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE?

  • How the cost of capturing shoppers data outweighs the benefits of how that data would be used
  • Why online shopping is not on the future Aldi roadmap
  • Another great example of why a business transformation or market threat, does not always need a digital response
  • A must listen for all business and digital transformation specialists

QUOTES

“It wasn’t until 2002 when they introduced barcode scanning… I found it remarkable how a cashier could remember thousand’s of product codes.” – Bobby

RESOURCES

Blog post: Launching your ERP into the clouds
Blog post: Unclouding – do you need a cloud exit strategy?
First part of this episode: Episode 2 – Booking the trend

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2. Booking the Trend

A journey into the traditional bookstore and how chains such as Waterstones and Barnes & Noble challenged digitisation of their market. They did this by not just focusing on digital things. This is the first part of a two part episode.

WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE?

  • How the marketing methods around digital transformation are negatively influencing digital roadmaps
  • Why all business transformations don’t have to be digital
  • How Waterstones and Barnes & Noble responded to Amazon’s digital attack on their market by doing something very undigital and completely counter-intuitive
  • A must listen for all business and digital transformation specialists

QUOTES

“Your not just buying the story within the book, your buying the story of that physical book itself.” – Bobby

RESOURCES

Blog post: Launching your ERP into the clouds
Blog post: Unclouding – do you need a cloud exit strategy?
Next part of this episode: Episode 3 – Staying behind the digital curve

CHECK IN WITH BOBBY

Visit me at: bobbyjagdev.com

Follow me on social media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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FEEDBACK AND FOLLOW

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