The IOT Ecosystem

Source: Gartner 2015

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The IOT year 2015 in Review

The 10 most important acquisitions, investments, and announcements

 Source: IOT Analytics

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icondigital Digital Disruption in the next 12 Months, by Industry

Source: Digital Pulse, 2015, Russell Reynolds Association

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Leading in Extraordinary Times - PWC CEO Report 2015

Advances in technology and disruption in business models are some of the changes confronting business leaders across all industry sectors.  Leaders are challenged with aligning the right building blocks to create sustainalbe buisness value through a time of transformation.Many of the building blocks they need aren't within their inventory of resources but are external.  51% of 

CEOs are seeing new partnerships and alliances in 2015 to add new technologies and innovation to their portfolios and to drive new growth.  Read the Report


Summary ICON2013 Best Practices of High-Performing GTM Technology Alliances

Executive summary of the 2013 research into how alliance contribute to corporate value and what high-performing alliances do differently to achieve results. Conducted by Phoenix Consulting in conjunction with the Association of Strategy Alliance Professionals (ASAP), the survey included a total of 186 alliance managers from 95 companies in 23 countries. 

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View the Benchmark InfoGraphic profiling the answers of all 186 alliance managers in response to over 50 alliance management practices



2010 Best Practices Benchmark in Go-to-Market Alliances

A summary of results from a survey of alliance executives conducted in 2010 by IBM, CustomerImpact and PhoenixCG.  The survey sought to learn what drives performance in go-to-market alliances and asks about joint offers, market spend and investments, compensation, sales engagement and other topics.

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Alliance Culture: It's in the DNA

In this special report prepared for the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) by Ard-Pieter de Man and David Luvison.  In it, you’ll read the findings from a study of alliance culture that started in 2009 which discusses one of the biggest long-term challenges for alliance professionals – fostering collaborative capability throughout their organizations. 

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Today's Alliance Professional..Tomorrow's Strategic Leader

A study done by the American ManagementAssociation and Pearson in collaboration with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP). This study explores the work characteristics (e.g. personality style, critical thinking) of strategic alliance professionals. The study paints a picture of these professionals with the intellectual horsepower and leadership drive needed for executive positions. Alliance managers score high in critical thinking, innovation and ability to work independently.  

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Social Media and Partnering

How Partner Managers are using Web 2.0

"As a business tool, is social media returning value? The particular focus of this paper is in how partner managers and partner management organizations are using Web 2.0 and social media to enhance business relationships. We have tried to depict as many use cases in this paper as possible to go beyond 'What’s a tweet?' to show where benefits were being realized."
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Beyond Boundaries

A New Role for Finance in Driving Business Collaboration

CFO Research Services recently conducted research among senior finance executives around the world to examine the role company finance organizations now play in driving business collaboration alliances. Explore why collaboration between finance and other lines of business is becoming more widespread and more important to the overall corporate strategy.
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Value Creating Negotiations - Getting to Win/Win

Posted on 7/2/2018

Partnerships are about creating new value that could not be easily achieved alone. So the focus of negotiations should pivot on partner math 1 + 1 > 3.Your first discovery conversation with a potential partner is usually about how you create... Read More

Collaborative Innovation and the Role of Alliances

Posted on 5/15/2018

Diversity is an Opportuntiy to Create ValueInnovation takes many forms.  We often focus on innovation as technological breakthroughs and indeed those are important to fuel new revenue streams and corporate growth.  But there are other... Read More

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