Introduction Barclays group PLC is one of the largest financial providers in America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Middle East. , It which is mainly engaged deals with credit cards, retail banking, investment banking, corporate banking, and wealth management. The bank is made up of investment and corporate banking, global retail banking and wealth management, each of which has several business units (Burn, Cartwright &Maudsley, 2009). Barclay’s group practices integrated global banking that which serves their clients and customers and also optimizing risk adjusted for their shareholder returns. In this case, it moves, protects and invests money for over 38 million customers and clients globally. This group is the third largest in the world in assets and in terms of financial provider provision all over the world with a core tier one ratio of 11 per cent (Barclays PLC SWOT Analysis, 2013). In the UK, it is the third largest on the market capitalization, with its headquarters at Churchill in London, England. The iImportance of cChanging the Sstrategy in the dDigital Ccompetitive eEnvironment of 2014 The increase of business digitization processes, services and products ensures a better understanding of the digital strategies of a business. Some of the digital strategies such as IT outsourcing and investments in general information technology are major elements of overall business strategy, which most of the timesoften allow organizations to differentiate themselves from their competitors and also creating create demands that conform with the norms of the competition (Cadle, Paul & Turner, 2010). The needs need to changeof changing the digital strategies for competitive environments areis prompted by: Industry Turbulence Tu... ... middle of paper ... ...mer satisfaction: a research agenda. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 26(3), 170-182. Mithas, S., Tafti, A., & Mitchell, W. (2013). How a Firm’s Competitive Environment and Digital Strategic Posture Influence Digital Business Strategy. MIS Quarterly, 37(2), 511-536. Qatar Financial, C.(2009).Qfinance : The Ultimate Resource, London: Bloomsbury. Reed, D. (2010).'Barclays banks on being personal', Marketing Week (01419285), 33, 50, p. 35. Roy, D. (2009). Strategic foresight and Porter's five forces : towards a synthesis. München: GRIN. Setia, P, Venkatesh, V, &Joglekar, S (2013).'LEVERAGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES: HOW INFORMATION QUALITY LEADS TO LOCALIZED CAPABILITIES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE PERFORMANCE', MIS Quarterly, 37, 2, pp. 565-A4 Turnbull, P. W. (1983). Corporate attitudes towards bank services. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 1(1), 53-66.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, also known as CIBC, is Canada’s fifth largest bank. Established in 1961, the bank that we know today was formed through the merging of the Canadian Bank of Commerce and the Imperial Bank of Canada. At the time, these two banks were the largest banks in Canada. CIBC’s head office is located at 199 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario. This international company operates in Canada, Europe, the United States and the Asia Pacific region. CIBC`s vision is To be the leader in client relationships. They value Trust, Teamwork and Accountability. Their corporate objectives include building on their financial strength, unlocking value for reinvestment and to culture focus on client relationships. CIBC currently
A great deal of information was covered this week such as, the necessity in which businesses need to effectively plan and set objectives, the strategies utilized and how they are executed to obtains results, and how managements decisions can potentially affect those results. Although each topic covered was found to be interesting and informational, there was something in particular that struck a chord, which was how business establishments have to be flexible and adaptable and in many instances plan and change their strategies of today, in order to keep up with the evolving technology of tomorrow. Something that one often thinks about is how individuals use technology today and how companies that provide that technology are adapting. For instance, author Richard Daft of the textbook, Management, 12th ed. brings to light the potential issues that Intel is facing explaining “As another example of an external threat, Intel, whose microprocessors power most PCs, is being hurt by the decline in demand for personal computers as more people turn to tablets and smartphones.” (Daft, 2016, pg. 259). After reading this, one wanted to take a deep look into what it is exactly that Intel intends to do to overcome this obstacle and found some
Two organizations that show the importance of aligning a company’s business strategy with their IT strategy are Cirque du Soleil and Major League Baseball. Both of these organizations rely on digital technology to make it easier to provide to their customers better entertainment through collaboration.
This text is an attempt to make a rough analysis of the state of Barclays Bank PLC strategy in the area. Four sources were used for this article, being a highly reliable report from Ceres (formerly the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies) from January 2008, an article from the Director Magazine from May 2007 and two sources from Barclays itself; one being a press release from march 2007 and the other being Barclays actual website. These sources and this text were backed up by two articles from the Harvard Business Review issue of October 2007.
A company’s value chain can be created through a number of avenues. Tangible and intangible resources including knowledge, capabilities, skilled human resources, information systems, and company infrastructure can each be a distinctive competency. However, the multi-faceted business environment and industry dynamics can effectively erase a company’s advantage over time. This is particularly true with tangible resources. It’s easy for competitors to imitate one another. For example, all players in the package courier industry have invested heavily in tracking technology, shipping labels, and scanners. When UPS decided to move into the retail industry and acquired Mail Box Etc. in 2001, FedEx followed suit and acquired Kinko’s in 2004 (Hill & Jones, 2011). Marketing strategies related to pricing and promotions are also highly coveted.
A digital firm is organizations that run its core business relationship with employees, customers, suppliers and external partners through digital networks. Digital Firm can be an example of an information technology flattener. A digital firm is organizations that run its core business relationship with employees, customers, suppliers and external partners through digital networks. Digital firms have transformed the traditional business process of firms, by providing more flexibility in a global market. Digital firms offer both time shifting and space shifting which now has become the norm. Time shifting is when business is conducted continuously for 24/7; instead of the traditional workdays from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Space shifting is when the work takes place in a global scale. Firms such as Cisco Systems, 3M, and IBM, moving towards becoming a fully digital firm. Many companies today are replacing face-to-face interviews with “virtual” interviews such as video calls. One of the biggest advantages of a digital firm is the use of current technology to optimize resources and obtain the highest productivity and
Turban, E. (2009) Information technology for management : transforming organizations in the digital economy. 7th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is one of the world’s largest and well-known financial institutions. The firm was founded in New York in 1799. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was built on the foundation of past institutions that have come together throughout the years to form the firm that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is today. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a global financial service firm with operations in more than 50 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many corporate institutions.
The Internet Era is here and the advances in digital technology are completely changing the way we live. From digital cellular phones to handheld computers not much bigger than a stack of playing cards, digital technology has created an unprecedented explosion of new products that allow consumers to communicate with one another as well as integrate the numerous products they use in their daily lives. This increase in integration along with the increased speed of communication has created the “global” economy in which most business must operate to remain competitive. “Hardly a day goes by that we do not encounter products that are enabled by DSP technology. From consumer electronics including cell phones, toys, TV’s DVD, answering machines, to military, scientific, medical and infrastructure applications. DSP’s are showing up everywhere.”(Frantz, 2000) Let us take a look at one company that is heavily involved in the Internet Era.
In today's competing world, many organizations are rethinking their strategies in terms of the online business and its capabilities and culture. Organizations are taking advantage of the widespread web to buy and sell goods from other companies and recently from individual customers. Exploiting these opportunities of convenience, availability and widespread reach of the web or Internet, many companies such as Amazon have benefited from the use of web successfully.
Organizations and individuals have to strategically position themselves in order to take advantage of the growing technology and achieve business competitive advantage while at it (DeHaven 2010 pg 1). Technology has enabled globalization; where ideas, products and services have been shared. This has promoted foreign businesses thus helping different economies all across the globe. Different organizations and individuals have realized that technology will keep growing and changing and the best strategy will be to adapt it other than holding to rigid ways of doin...
Business today is inextricably intertwined with technology, from the smallest home office, to a multinational corporation with multiple monolithic legacy application. It is impossible to be in business today without confronting the issues of technology. The way we do business today is different than 30 years ago. Technology has evolved around the areas of telecommunication, travel, stock market, shipping even around our daily lives. E-commerce a system by which people can buy, sell and deal without even seeing the person on the other side has taken a front seat in improving the economy of countries around the world. Technology today has made it possible for monetary institutions to help locate the customers resources and help solve their problems at any given time through online banking. The Internet, a boon to all business, is playing a part of a catalyst; it links millions of customers to its suppliers and vice versa due to this, manufactures are able to cut the role of middlemen and are able to deal with the customers, giving them the ability for direct input from the customers about their choices and views of their product. The busi...
Information technology is infiltrating all aspects of business, both large and small. Without it, a company will not be able to keep up with their competition. On the flip side of this theory however is the fact that information technology is cheap, therefore everyone had access to it. This in turn allows all the competition to have the same edge. This may work for a smaller company that has a good marketing campaign. Larger companies have always been able to succeed in the competitive market due to their ability to gain a foothold in the stock market and obtain funding that a smaller company may not be able to do. The ability to advertise allows these smaller organizations to become more lucrative simply by being recognized. A retail company that is willing to ship their products globally is in a position to increase their sales exponentially.