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The Dual Company

07/23/2018

By Rod Collins

The heavyweight fighter Mike Tyson once famously quipped, “Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the face.” While having a plan is better than not having one, the sage advice implicit in Tyson’s observation is that, in the end, it isn’t plans that separate the winners from the losers, but rather the agility to respond to the unexpected in real time. Increasingly, this advice applies to businesses, as the pace of change continues to accelerate. The five-year and ten-year strategic plans that used to be the hallmark of the well-run business have become less useful, and sometimes even fatal, in rapidly changing markets. Just ask Kodak and Xerox, each of whom almost certainly had long-term plans, and each of whom, in differing ways, were “punched in the face” by markets and competitors who had no regard for corporate plans or corporate visions.

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Can Technology Keep the NHS Healthy at 70?

07/03/2018

This July, the NHS turns 70 years old. Amidst the well-deserved celebrations of the service’s countless life-saving achievements have been calls for securing the NHS’s future. Much of the media attention has focused on the sizeable public investment needed, but NHS leaders, politicians and pundits have also stressed how the service must adapt to assure its future.

 

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Ten Tips for a Successful DAM Migration

05/31/2018

Congratulations – you’ve made it through hard work of selecting a shiny, powerful new DAM system, and all hands are on deck working on its configuration and roll out. However, you also know there is one additional challenge lurking behind the scenes, one that is critical to successful implementation and user adoption – content migration. How will you get all the valuable assets and metadata from your existing tools into the new one? Never fear – these tips from our DAM experts will help the process to go smoothly:  

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Where Next for Understanding Integrated Care in Europe?

05/24/2018

In this third of our series of blogs leading up to the International Conference on Integrated Care in Utrecht from 23-25 May 2018, we look forward to the future for care integration across the EU, Norway and Iceland.

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Health System Characteristics Shape the Models of Implementation of Integrated Care Across Europe

05/22/2018

We have recently discussed context-sensitivity in the advancement of integrated care across the European Union, Norway and Iceland. In this blog, we explain some of the health system characteristics that have shaped different models of integrated care.

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