Digital Winners & Losers

February 01, 2018

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Digital technologies are upending many industries and companies. Think about Uber’s impact on the taxi business or Spotify’s impact on music downloads and the record industry.

For this assignment, we would like you to identify companies/organizations that you think are winning or losing. Just work on either winners or losers. Please focus on just one organization. Tell us why they are a winner or loser. Discuss elements of how they create and/or capture value that is leading you to call them a winner or loser.

Create an approximately 500-750 word post to make your contribution on digit.hbs.org by 6pm on Feb 1. Please create appropriate tags for your post including if it is a “winner” or “loser.” Please also respond to and comment on three other posts per module. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

Selected posts will be discussed in class and also featured on the HBS Digital Initiative website.

Please prepare a 2-3 min summary of your blog post before class.

Responses (83)

Palo Alto Networks: Riding the Digitization Wave
HBS123
Posted on February 1, 2018 at 5:20 pm
Rapid digitization has created many opportunities but also enabled the rise of cybercrime activity, allowing firms like Palo Alto Networks to create tremendous value for the global economy
BlackBerry’s Fall from Grace
HC
Last modified on February 1, 2018 at 4:11 pm
In the late-2000s, Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone was seemingly everywhere and looked like it was here to stay. However, by the end of 2013, BlackBerry’s market share had fallen off a cliff to under 1%. What happened? How [...]
Can a 69 billion$ acquisition save CVS against Amazon disruption?
A
Posted on February 1, 2018 at 6:26 pm
CVS recently announced the acquisition of U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for $69 billion, with the goal to introduce lower-cost medical services in pharmacies. Will the move stop CVS stock price decline as Amazon threatens to enter the pharmaceutical market?
Amazon
Walter
Posted on February 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Overview of Amazon's platforms and core concepts that drive their successful delivery and capture of value.
BioWare: Fallen Angel
Chris
Last modified on April 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm
As this once-proud studio pushed to extract more value from its player base, its capacity to create value with hit games has fallen into decline.