Digital Transformation of Businesses
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A selection of documents, articles, papers, videos and other content for those interested in the transformation that is required when going 100% digital in an organization. I also try to highlight the impacts, both positives and negatives of that transformation. Like it? Please click "Recommend"
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IT-Trends 2016 for the insurance industry

IT-Trends 2016 for the insurance industry | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Those who identify the potential of new technologies, trends and technological progress at an early stage have a competitive advantage and build the foundation for innovation. Constantly increasing technological complexity is leading to a growing number of areas that are relevant for our company to keep an eye on.
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A report that highlights key technology trends in the insurance industry.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Always good to know what is hot and what is not in different industries. Take with a grain of salt, as with all predictions...!

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Ken Feltman's curator insight, July 24, 9:28 AM
We all are affected by insurance....
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Free Gartner Research: Digital Marketing Transit Map

Free Gartner Research: Digital Marketing Transit Map | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Using the Map

The Digital Marketing Transit Map is designed to identify the best sources for your needs and acquire systems that work well together. It will help you:

  • Identify the connections among business functions, application tracks and providers.
  • Find additional research or structure questions about strategy and best practices as well as providers, products, and selection criteria.
  • Mediate discussions between marketing and IT.
Interpreting the Map

Navigate the complexity of a fragmented and confusing digital marketing landscape. Elements of the map include:

  • Neighborhoods represent functional regions that can be thought of as practice areas within an organization.
  • Tracks connect regions and can be thought of as application services that share common objectives and information.
  • Stations represent interaction points that can be thought of as vendor and product categories that provide platforms and point solutions.
  • Intersections represent transfer points where solutions may serve more than one business area.

 

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Gartner has mapped the different skills, technologies and functional areas that digital marketers should master.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Although I've never been a fan of the transit map analogy, I find this one captures one key message for marketing professionals: digital marketing is different than traditional marketing in the tools, technologies and skills required. As the diagram shows, they are more akin to software programming than they are of the traditional marketing curriculum. For those  that do not yet have those skills in-house, get help. For those that have the skills, make sure they are sharp and remain up-to-date because this technology world changes rapidly.

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Magento, hybris, IBM, Oracle Comparison April 2016

Magento, SAP hybris, IBM WebSphere Commerce, Oracle Commerce (ATG) e-commerce platform comparison including typical project, license, support, infrastructure m…
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This guy is obviously biased towards Magento but it is nice to see different solutions compared as is the case here. In particular, look at slide #9. Thank you Francois Medioni for the reference.

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Marketing Landscape in a new and dynamic chart

Marketing Landscape in a new and dynamic chart | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
An interactive visualization of the marketing universe. With input from over 100 CMOs Growthverse represents a taxonomy of the marketing technology ecosystem.
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Amazing reference of over 800 companies that deliver solutions for marketing automation and other marketing activities.

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Looking for Emerging Technology Trends for 2016: read the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar

Looking for Emerging Technology Trends for 2016: read the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The Technology Radar is our thoughts on emerging technology trends in the industry. Read the latest here.
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I pride myself on being "techno friendly" and futuristic, an early adopter of all things technological and digital. Then I receive the ToughtWorks technology radar and realize I know none of the solutions on the radar. Then I say: time to get to work and learn about these things. And you should too.

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16 technology websites every IT pro should Bookmark

16 technology websites every IT pro should Bookmark | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Tech is one of the most challenging industries to keep up to date with. So to help, we’ve put together a list of the best technology websites out there. 

Via TechinBiz
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Useful list of reference websites for technology professionals.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 21, 12:49 AM
I run several blogs, ranging from Hawaii news to Science and Technology.  I found these 16 technology website to be a wealth of valuable, helpful information.  These sites are well-constructed and offer a range of tools, suggestions, and guidance for those of us exploring the world of science and technology.  Good stuff!  Aloha, Russ.
Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 21, 3:24 AM

Good reporting helps determine when fads and gadgets become solid tools and how IT is changing. There have been many good web-based IT publications around since the nineties. Here are some favourite sources of information as of late.

Cristian Puca's curator insight, March 27, 7:14 AM

16 páginas web de tecnología!

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Google Shopping Insights

Google Shopping Insights | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Explore trends and the popularity of products across the U.S.
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Great reference on shopping trends in the USA.

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Yahoo Labs engineering blog

Yahoo Labs engineering blog | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Science-Driven Innovation
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Yahoo may be about to die but its engineering blog remain one of the best. Read it.

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Business Intelligence Tools Ranked by Features & Functions in 2014 BI Gleansight - Customer Think

Business Intelligence Tools Ranked by Features & Functions in 2014 BI Gleansight - Customer Think | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Business Intelligence Tools Ranked by Features & Functions in 2014 BI Gleansight Customer Think The 2014 Business Intelligence Report from Gleanster Research showcases business intelligence tools ranked by four criteria: ease of use, ease of...
Via Yves Mulkers
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A bit dated but still a great reference for anyone looking for a good overview of the BI tools out there. Compared to Gartner, this list appears way more complete and trustworthy.

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Top 100 Digital Agencies in UK via @Econsultancy

Top 100 Digital Agencies in UK via @Econsultancy | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The Top 100 Digital Agencies Report, sponsored by Telerik Sitefinity, is the definitive guide to the UK's biggest digital agencies. Consisting of a 64 page report and an interactive agency navigator tool, this data will provide invaluable for both clients looking to select an agency partner, and to agencies looking to understand the competition and the challenges within the industry.
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Ranking of UK top digital agencies by revenue and number of resources. In this case, top does not mean best I must point out... Nevertheless, it is useful information to know what is happening elsewhere in the world and where the digital consultant budget go to.

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CIO Desk Reference- for those times when you don't have the bucks to pay for Gartner

CIO Desk Reference is the world's best source for thought leadership articles, tools, and practical advice for CIOs, and IT Managers. It includes sections on the following topics:

  1. IT Strategy
  2. e-Strategy
  3. IT Governance
  4. Enterprise Architecture
  5. IT Sourcing
  6. IT Operations
  7. CIO Career
  8. CIO News
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CIO index provides a series of reference documents, white papers, studies, getting started guides and other document that focus on all IT fields.

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2016 Marketing Technology Landscape references over 4000 companies

2016 Marketing Technology Landscape references over 4000 companies | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
What marketers need to know about the evolving marketing technology landscape. Review the infographic now to learn more about martech.
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Been tracking this technology landscape since its beginning in 2011 when it only referenced 150 companies. This remains one of the best tool to make CMOs and other executives understand that marketing is technology enabled and a leader in digital transformation in the organization.

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Da Silva's curator insight, April 27, 3:39 AM
What about Database Publishing Systems and Catalog automation in the 2016 Marketing Technology Landscape?
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What’s in a Content Marketing Stack? [WCM, DAM, CMP, etc] via @Gartner

What’s in a Content Marketing Stack? [WCM, DAM, CMP, etc] via @Gartner | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Marketers who have started to do content marketing typically find themselves doing topic research via myriad analytics tools, managing editorial calendars in excel, handling workflow with writers and creative via email, publishing content via separate blogs and websites and promoting it with existing, but usually disconnected marketing automation and social media tools (that’s if they aren’t doing any paid promotion). At scale, this breaks down.

Enter the Content Marketing Platform (CMP) where players like Newscred, Skyword, Kapost, Curata, Percolate (whose ambitions seem to reach beyond content marketing) and more have built tools to help marketers get a handle on the creation process. But most have stayed away from competing with either the Web Content Management (WCM) or the DAM players which are made up of a group of established names.  The most common content marketing tech stacks observed in enterprise clients (clients see Content Marketing Point Solutions Bring Agility to Web Content Management Workflows) is a combination of either:

CMP + WCM + Marketing Hub/Marketing Automation + Content Marketing Point Tools
CMP + WordPress (in addition to branded website) + Marketing Hub/Marketing Automation + Content Marketing Point Tools

Via marketingIO
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A great blog post that sheds light into the murky waters of marketing tools and solutions to manage content. Specifically, it speaks of web content management (WCM), digital asset management (DAM) and contentn marketing point (CMP) tools, amongst others.

 

Ties in great with the recent posts on marketing tools universe here http://sco.lt/6ir5EH and here http://sco.lt/8dD2WH 

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marketingIO's curator insight, April 22, 1:37 PM

Which is a subset of the marketing stack.

 

marketingIO: One Source for All Marketing Technology Challenges. See our solutions.  

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Creative Technology on Vimeo

Creative Technology on Vimeo | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Aggregating work that demonstrates the creative potential in the use of technology.
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Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

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DA CHRIS's curator insight, April 1, 10:48 AM

Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

DA CHRIS's curator insight, April 1, 10:53 AM

Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

John Dilworth's curator insight, April 3, 3:48 PM

Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

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The definitive guide to 40 definitive marketing guides - Campaign Monitor

The definitive guide to 40 definitive marketing guides - Campaign Monitor | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Check out this definitive guide to the 40 must-read blogs about email marketing, content creation, SEO, social media, marketing automation and a/b testing.


Via marketingIO
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A review of 40 marketing automation guides. Great starting point or reference.

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steve batchelder's curator insight, March 17, 3:48 AM

CT to review the other curated guides. All the knowledge you need in one place.

Online Marketing Man's curator insight, March 28, 3:31 AM

A review of 40 marketing automation guides. Great starting point or reference.

Juan Quiñones's curator insight, April 3, 9:10 PM

A review of 40 marketing automation guides. Great starting point or reference.

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Move Fast and Fix Things - GitHub engineering blog

Move Fast and Fix Things - GitHub engineering blog | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Anyone who has worked on a large enough codebase knows that technical debt is an inescapable reality: The more rapidly an application grows in size and complexity, the more technical debt is accrue...

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A great reference for technology solutions in the practical world.

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Practical artificial intelligence tools you can use today via @KurzweilAI

Practical artificial intelligence tools you can use today via @KurzweilAI | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
(credit: KurzweilAI) By Bob Gourley Courtesy of CTOvision.com Practical artificial intelligence has made its way out of the labs and into our daily
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A reference list of tools that use deep learning and AI we use today.

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The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation via @mit @capgemini MIT Sloan Management Review

The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation via @mit @capgemini  MIT Sloan Management Review | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Digital advances create opportunities for companies to redefine nine key areas of their operations.
Farid Mheir's insight:

This is an amazing guide to help determine where to perform digital transformation in an organization. Extracted from a larger report by Capgemini-MIT, this model helps frame the discussion to determine where in an organization the digital transformation will have the biggest impact.


Also read:

- References for Digital Transformation http://sco.lt/5XWcqn

- Companies that embrace "digital" are 26% more profitable, and +12% market valuation via @capgemini http://sco.lt/4wa7ZB

CEOs need a digital vision & 100% digital value chain from sourcing to sales support via @Accenture http://sco.lt/9I4XU9

- Digital tools can help manufacturing companies cut costs by 30% and bring additional benefits via @capgemini http://sco.lt/8hjspt

- Digitizing Banking Back Office = 30% cost savings but requires people-process-tech-business combo via @capgemini http://sco.lt/8hqTs9

- Consulting Digital Transformation Review No. 5- UPS, ABB and others via @Capgemini http://sco.lt/6L8Rn7

- Digital Transformation: A Road-Map for Billion-Dollar Organizations via @capgemini @mit http://sco.lt/8WQYnR
- Accelerating Digital Transformation: Understanding and Setting Up a Digital Services Unit via @AlanOnFS http://sco.lt/5x0e8H


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