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Sustainable Business Models for Commercial Journalism Startups: Chasing Sustainability on the Net

Sustainable Business Models for Commercial Journalism Startups: Chasing Sustainability on the Net | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Robin Good: How can journalists and small news companies become/remain profitable in the years to come? What are the business moels that news-based outlets and professionals can consider adopting in their effort to become/remain sustainable?


A joint project of the University of Tampere, USC Annenberg and Waseda University in Tokyo, has decided to tackle these very set of questions by researching existing journalistic startups and analyzing their approach and results.


"...there has been much lively discussion about the future of journalism and its business model. However, there has been little research or academic focus to date on the business models for for-profit journalism startups..."


From the report Introduction: "Overall, advertising models that supported media offline seem – for the most part – unable to do so online.

Most attempts to shift business models online fail as they trade “old media dollars for new media pennies” (Nichols and McChesney 2009).


The fundamental trade on scarcity of space cannot hold value in abundant space. Yet advertising remains one of the bedrocks of revenue for most media organisations."


"This report outlines how online-based journalistic startups have created their economical locker in the evolving media ecology.


The research introduces the ways that startups have found sustainability in the markets of nine countries. The work is based on 69 case studies from Europe, USA and Japan.


The case analysis shows that business models can be divided into two groups.


a) The storytelling-oriented business models are still prevalent in our findings. These are the online journalistic outlets that produce original content – news and stories for audiences.


b) But the other group, service-oriented business models, seems to be growing. This group consists of sites that don’t try to monetize the journalistic content as such but rather focuson carving out new functionality.


The project was able to identify several revenue sources that include:  1. advertising,

2. paying for content,

3. affiliate marketing,

4. donations,

5. selling data or services,

6. organizing events,

7. freelancing and

8. training or

9. selling merchandise.


Where it was hard to evidence entirely new revenue sources, it was however possible to find new ways in which revenue sources have been combined or reconfigured.


The report also offers practical advice for those who are planning to start their own journalistic site."



Useful. Informative. Pragmatical. 9/10



Report: Table of Contents - http://www.submojour.net/archives/989/table-of-contents/


Full report (PDF): http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/66378






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Great reference to help start your digital transformation if you are in the journalism business. Very interesting collection of actual examples of business models exploring the different ways to make journalism websites profitable. goes way beyong advertising model.

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Digital Transformation of Businesses
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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10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware 

10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

In this post I share 10 urgent actions that must be taken immediately to manage, secure and protect your digital-moi.

Digital-moi is a unique concept that I have developed since 2013, centered on the impact that digital technologies have on our lives and the need to protect our digital self. Read more about it in this introduction post “We all have a digital twin“. This post is a complement to the conference “digital-moi.com: how to manage and protect your digital self“.

Farid Mheir's insight:

This is Data Privacy Weekend and I recommend you take time this Sunday morning to read through the actions in this blog post and put at least once in practice right now - my recommendation is #4

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 30, 12:27 AM

A timely and critical reminder from Farid Mheir to clean up your digital presence online. Pay attention to point #4 (use a password manager) and point #5 (use 2-factor authentication).  These two steps will add a bit more security to your personal and business data.


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Amazon Strategy Teardown: Building New Business Pillars In AI, Next-Gen Logistics, And Enterprise Cloud Apps

Amazon Strategy Teardown: Building New Business Pillars In AI, Next-Gen Logistics, And Enterprise Cloud Apps | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Seattle-based Amazon is doubling down on AWS and its AI assistant, Alexa. It's seeking to become the central provider for AI-as-a-service.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Amazon is a beacon in the digital transformation space - part of the famous GAFA acronym - Google Apple Facebook Amazon. This teardown from CBinsights shows that Amazon is way more than the eCommerce retailer we have come to love and rely on so much. The report reviews where Amazon invests and provides unique view into where it may be going. Retailers beware!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, Today, 6:34 PM

Thanks to Farid Mheir for this look at how Amazon is expanding beyond the confines of e-commerce.  Using AI and machine intelligence, Amazon will become the dominant player in retail marketing, as well as the main provider of AI-as-a-service.  Say goodbye to business and marketing as we know it.


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Industries are less than 40% #digital & #disruptive strategies return the most benefits says @McKinsey

Industries are less than 40% #digital & #disruptive strategies return the most benefits says @McKinsey | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Digital technology, despite its seeming ubiquity, has only begun to penetrate industries. As it continues its advance, the implications for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Updated number from McKinsey show agin that digital transformation has room to grow but that companies that embrace it see positive impact on both EBIT and revenue. So why are not more doing it? The answers: humans.

Digital transformation is difficult to do because there is no fail-proof recipe to follow. It requires trial-and-error and investments that may, at times, have to shift from traditional to digital (for example moving $ from TV ads to Facebook ads), requiring some executives to feel they are loosing power in favour of others. Because in the end there are humans behind those decisions and one has to make sure they all see benefits for them of the digital transformation.

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Retailers filing for #Chapter11 #bankruptcy approaching highest level since 2008- possible cause = #eCommerce?

Retailers filing for #Chapter11 #bankruptcy approaching highest level since 2008- possible cause = #eCommerce? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

There have been more retail bankruptcies so far this year than all of 2016. The number of retailers filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is approaching its highest level since 2008 and 2009.
Why now? Many point to the rise of Amazon and e-commerce, the glut of malls and a spending shift from clothes to health care and experiences. All of these trends hold true, but they've been building for a while now.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

If you are a retailer with physical stores or a real-estate owner, this chart should scare you into rethinking you long-term strategy regarding a decrease in physical store square footage and increase in eCommerce. From the looks of it, as soon as the cost of money will increase (interest rates), we may see many retailers from the old-wave (read: no eCommerce) be forced into bankruptcy...

 

Also read this for other very interesting stats, including sales per sq.ft.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-22/retail-bubble-has-now-burst-record-8640-stores-are-closing-2017 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 28, 2:07 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this business warning. Existing companies must shift to e-commerce if they hope to survive in the new digital economy.  These trends are inescapable.

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Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet)

Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

We all work so we should all be aware of this trend. For those of us that create strategy for others, this is essential to consider as an underlying trend.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 27, 1:51 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating and somewhat scary infographic on what kinds of jobs will be impacted the most by machine intelligence.

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Manufacturing 4.0 "digital compass" helps select where to invest effort to deliver results

Manufacturing 4.0 "digital compass" helps select where to invest effort to deliver results | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Industry 4.0 is more than just a flashy catchphrase. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Great chart from McKinsey that shows how to select technologies for the value they deliver. Need to improve time-to-market, look at rapid experimentation, concurrent engineering or cocreation. Useful and simple, can be reused in many other areas.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 26, 2:49 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this useful chart which helps businesses  invest in technologies that deliver real market results.

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Digital innovation in consumer-goods manufacturing #CPG goes beyond #robots and #automation

Digital innovation in consumer-goods manufacturing #CPG goes beyond #robots and #automation | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Consumer-goods companies have begun to capture value by applying digital tools to manufacturing. Here’s a look at how they’re doing this today--and how they might do so tomorrow.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Digital transformation in manufacturing is not as sexy as in Marketing as it often does not improve sales but reduces costs. Nevertheless it is an essential part of the digital transformation and this old vs. new chart from McKinsey clearly shows the transformation affects many different activities and resources in the organization.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 25, 1:54 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir on this look at how digital innovation is changing how we make, distribute, and market consumer products.  Business won't ever be the same anymore. The digital revolution has changed the way we do business worldwide.

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Building The LinkedIn Knowledge Graph

Building The LinkedIn Knowledge Graph | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

At LinkedIn, we use machine learning technology widely to optimize our products: for instance, ranking search results, advertisements, and updates in the news feed, or recommending people, jobs, articles, and learning opportunities to members. An important component of this technology stack is a knowledge graph that provides input signals to machine learning models and data insight pipelines to power LinkedIn products. This post gives an overview of how we build this knowledge graph.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

LinkedIn has 450M members, 190M historical job listings, 9M companies, 200+ countries (where 60+ have granular geolocational data), 35K skills in 19 languages, 28K schools, 1.5K fields of study, 600+ degrees, 24K titles in 19 languages, and 500+ certificates, among other entities. Making sense of relations between those entities is a difficult task and this paper explains how LinkedIn does it. Not for the technically faint of heart.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 23, 11:28 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this insight into how LinkedIn creates and uses its Knowledge Graph. Another application of machine learning technology.


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10 innovations that could disrupt grocery in 2017

10 innovations that could disrupt grocery in 2017 | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, droid delivery systems, mobile wallets and in-store gardens should be on every grocer’s radar in the year ahead.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

WE always think of grocery as non technical and very hands-on, touchy-feely. This is becoming less and less so, a testament of the profound impact that digital technologies are having in our society at large.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 22, 10:17 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our concepts of retail and food marketing. Supermarkets are morphing into forms we won't recognize. Same goes for retail sales. The digital revolution is forging ahead.

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Advanced Crop Intelligence based on hyperspectral imaging #AgriTech

Advanced Crop Intelligence based on hyperspectral imaging #AgriTech | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
As data analytics company, Gamaya uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to translate hyperspectral imagery data captured by our unique patented hyperspectral camera into issue maps.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Applying technology to the agriculture field has become huge business because it may have a profound impact on cost reduction, environmental protection and improve yields. This is one example of such tech.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 21, 11:28 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at advance crop intelligence--a field that will have an impact on crop production, distribution, and marketing.

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The Final Frontier In Virtual Reality? Hacking Your Muscles

The Final Frontier In Virtual Reality? Hacking Your Muscles | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Tiny bursts of electrical stimulation could help users feel walls and spaces in VR. Lopes and his team found that they could use the wearer’s own muscles against them, artificially creating a counter force, or the feeling of resistance to a physical object, by triggering the opposing muscles. The same setup can also enable the wearer to “hold” a large cube in virtual reality or press a virtual button–while using only a small wearable device hooked up to electrodes that are stuck to the user’s skin.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

There is much work being done on improving sensors to place them on watches and other wearables to measure what humans feel and how they react to real life situations. The next logical step is of course for digital systems to modify human behavior. This is a very young field of research along with exoskeletons and other devices. But it can have a huge impact to make AR, VR, healtcare and fitness applications possible.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 20, 11:16 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this insight into wearable technology.  Medical applications and behavioral psychology are just two aspects of this growing tech trend.

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DeepMind is building a blockchain-style system to track healthcare records to bring back #privacy

DeepMind is building a blockchain-style system to track healthcare records to bring back #privacy | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Alphabet’s artificial intelligence outfit, DeepMind, plans to build a blockchain-style system that will carefully track how every shred of patient data is used. The company, which is rapidly expanding its health-care initiatives, has announced that it will build a tool that it calls Verifiable Data Audit during the course of this year. The idea: allow hospitals, and potentially even patients, to see exactly who is using health-care records, and for what purpose. By logging how every piece of patient data is used, the company hopes to leave behind an indelible audit trail.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

For everyone concerned about privacy in the digital world, the mega digital record would provide visibility into what is currently a completely opaque process. But far more reaching is the possibility to extend this audit trail to all our personal data. 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 20, 12:36 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at how blockchain-style systems will change our health care system.  This is both a blessing and a curse.  Medical records are still vulnerable to hacking and cyber criminals...a double edged sword.

Russell Roberts

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There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works

There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
Farid Mheir's insight:

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Requiring new computer algorithms to explain their reasoning process has become essential in this era of machine intelligence and deep learning. Here is why.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 18, 5:21 PM

A cautionary tale from reporter Farid Mheir about the hidden dangers of Artificial Intelligence.  The real problem is simple:

we really don't know how AI works and whether we can actually control AI's development.  A bit scary.

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Verily’s health research watch is super discreet but knows everything about you #wearables #sensors

Verily’s health research watch is super discreet but knows everything about you #wearables #sensors | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The watch collects your heart rate and rhythms, but it only tells you the time and date.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Wearables have had difficulty in recent months to provide strong selling arguments for their devices - which in my opinion are very often nothing more than very expensive watches. That being said, wearables killer use case may lie in the inclusion of sensors to track your every moves and measure your bodily functions, from heart rate to skin conductivity to blood glucose levels. 

 

Also read:

- top 5 wearable vendors: http://sco.lt/6QYZ73

- Apple wearable sensor network: http://sco.lt/96ftkP

- gyms now leverage wearables: http://sco.lt/68ynsv 

- wearables to keep us fit: http://sco.lt/58eRBx 

- fitbit for multiple sclerosis: http://sco.lt/8SsH5t

- wireless smart headphones: http://sco.lt/5NXCdt 

- ingestible sensors: http://sco.lt/83A1JZ 

- apple watch sensors (2013): http://sco.lt/8KKBWb 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 18, 12:24 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing article on the evolution of wearables.  The Verily health research watch could help save thousands of lives by keeping doctors appraised of their patients' daily health conditions.  I can see this watch as a monitoring aid for those suffering from diabetes, kidney failure, and heart problems.

Russell Roberts

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700+ software engineering blogs: #geek #reading for long weekend

700+ software engineering blogs: #geek #reading for long weekend | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

A curated list of 700+ engineering blogs.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Learning from the best is a must today. Engineering blogs are the way to gather insights from the best companies and individuals, to learn what solutions they found to the most difficult problems around.

 

I often refer to engineering blogs in my posts, see here some of them: http://fmcs.digital/?s=engineering 

This replaces an old references from 2015: http://sco.lt/6p5b7p

 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 18, 12:31 AM

Excellent observation from reporter Farid Mheir.  We can learn a lot from blogs and websites maintained by engineers and technicians.  These blogs are often the first announcements of groundbreaking developments in a number of fields.

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Mobile’s Hierarchy of Needs shows "mobile first" is a reality in Retail food category via @comscore

Mobile’s Hierarchy of Needs shows "mobile first" is a reality in Retail food category via @comscore | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The concept of ‘mobile first’ is no longer exclusive to technology-focused businesses and consumers, but is the default position for a growing number of internet users, who now consider smartphones and tablets essential to their daily lives. In this report, we examine key mobile behaviours that have propelled it to a primary platform, using 9 global markets (USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, China and Indonesia) to demonstrate pockets of intense usage within a mobile hierarchy of needs.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

We've been warning that our consumption of Internet will move to the mobile devices since 2005 when Google bought Android and Apple started work on the iPhone. This report from Comscore comes in to support that with actual numbers. In particular, and close to my field of expertise, it looks like most of us already consume digital on our mobile phones in the grocery store more than any other category...

Also, the analogy with the hierarchy of needs is dear to me as I wrote about the Hierarchy of digital needs recently... http://fmcs.digital/blog/pyramid-of-digital-needs/ 

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Greg Olsen's curator insight, April 7, 10:49 AM
Mobile first is not a mantra to be given lip service to -- Maslow 2.0 (the hierarchy guy) would see mobile as a tool to lead us down the primrose path to self-actualization.  

True enough - 100 hundred years ago if you wanted to climb a mountain in Peru you spent a month researching, shopping, & preparing.  Today with mobile you do all that AND facebook your friends about your new adventure all in minutes.

No wonder why physchology = availability.
 
prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 8, 12:07 AM

Informative article from reporter Farid Mheir.  It seems mobile data platforms such as Android and iOS are becoming the preferred method of online shopping.  This trend is being felt most seriously in the retail food business.

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How technology is elevating the in-store experience | Canadian Grocer

How technology is elevating the in-store experience | Canadian Grocer | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Selling groceries is an increasingly competitive business. What are retailers doing to stay in the game?
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

The retail stores will invariably change and this article explores some of the ways that this may happen: drive-thru stores, movement detecting sensors, digital shelves, social media interactions with stores to select products, scan-and-go or even better, grab-and-go without lines or cash registers. What will the store look like in the future?

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 7, 2:07 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look how technology is changing the grocery business.  Technology is forever changing the retail marketplace.

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things moves mainstream and continues to see rapid growth and development. The report lists

  • What is the Internet of Things? Definition, Industries and Companies
  • IoT Ecosystem - Forecasts and Business Opportunities
  • IoT Market Size, Share & Growth Forecasts
  • IoT Trends, Growth & Predictions
  • IoT Devices, Applications & Examples
  • Top IoT Companies to Watch & Invest In
  • IoT Wearable Devices & Technology
  • How IoT Will Affect Security
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Looks like we soon will have Internet in every device we own. That's the Internet of Things. This reports provides a good overview of the market, the trends but also the possible uses for these devices. Must have in every business digital strategy.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 6, 1:47 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the economic and social dimensions of our current world.  There are many business opportunities to be found here, both legitimate and criminal.  A major concern is the vulnerability of IoT to hackers and cyber criminals.

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Trends in B2B Ecommerce: Browserless Commerce - Gorilla Group

Trends in B2B Ecommerce: Browserless Commerce - Gorilla Group | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
As B2B ecommerce matures and evolves, we’re beginning to see businesses transition beyond traditional commerce channels (online and offline). One area where we’ll see rapid innovation is in “browserless” commerce, which is quite simply removing the traditional browser interface from a range of purchasing / service scenarios.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

It is true that Internet permeates every single fiber of the digital strategies and we often forget to think outside the box. In this case, how can we perform eCommerce transactions without the use of a browser? AI, internet of things, chatbots are great ways to explore the opportunities.

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5 Cities That Are Setting Trends in Smart City Development

5 Cities That Are Setting Trends in Smart City Development | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

"Trends in Smart City Development" is a new report from the National League of Cities featuring case studies about how five cities – Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Delhi, India – are using different approaches to implement smart city projects.
The report also provides recommendations to help local governments consider and plan smart city projects.
A "smart city" is one that has developed technological infrastructure that enables it to collect, aggregate, and analyze real-time data to improve the lives of its residents. The report suggests that any smart city effort should include explicit policy recommendations regarding smart infrastructure and data, a functioning administrative component, and some form of community engagement.
You can read the full report here. (PDF)

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Cities will contribute an enormous amount of data to help improve travel, work and life in general.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 4, 12:49 AM

Our embattled cities can learn some valuable lessons from urban centers that have decided to confront reality and work on real, practical solutions for their residents. The report suggests ways to implement smart cities projects that are cost effective and beneficial to urban residents.  The goal is realizable if we just demand that improvements be made.


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DoorDash Will Start Delivering Food Via Robots In California: is this the future of eCommece #delivery?

DoorDash Will Start Delivering Food Via Robots In California: is this the future of eCommece #delivery? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Unleash the bots! Automation has emerged as a critical issue in the US following a 2016 election that focused largely on jobs and plans to save them. Though a significant amount of attention has been directed towards autonomous driving as a potential job killer, specifically for long-haul trucking, delivery robots appear poised to go mainstream much sooner.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

We think of robots as fixed machines that assemble cars. However, with the advances in autonomous driving we may see an explosion of delivery robots. We have seen experiments with the use of drones to deliver products (Amazon and others) and now we are seeing self driving robots appear on the streets as it is much easier to get permits for those than it is for flying objects that can crash and hurt people. This is important because delivery remains the Achille's heel of eCommerce (slow, expensive): whoever cracks this problem and comes up with a low cost and economical solution will make a killing.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 3, 1:02 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this gem!  DoorDash may herald the arrival of robotic delivery systems and a subsequent loss of drivers and delivery trucks in the transportation sector. Keep an eye on this company--they may be the wave of the future.

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Augmented Reality #AR to be a $50 billion business in 5 years, bigger than #VR via @IDC

Augmented Reality #AR to be a $50 billion business in 5 years, bigger than #VR via @IDC | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Plenty of tech companies seem convinced that augmented reality is the next big thing.
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Much talk about virtual reality these days but looks like the killer app will be AR. Wrote about this in the past and looks like IDC research agrees with me... ;-)

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 1, 11:18 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this appraisal of Augmented Reality.  AR seems to be "the next big thing" in technology, and companies are preparing for its impact on business.

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API-First Drupal and the Future of the CMS

Is the future of content management decoupled? Centralization around a single source of content has never been more important as marketers aim to reach
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Another look into new web and mobile CMS solutions.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 31, 11:05 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at other CMS offerings for your business. Drupal is an interesting system worth considering.


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JAMstack for Clients: Benefits, Static Site CMS, & Limitations via @Snipcart

JAMstack for Clients: Benefits, Static Site CMS, & Limitations via @Snipcart | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Learn more about the implications of the JAMstack (JavaScript, APIs & Markup) & static site CMS for non-technical clients & businesses.
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Web is very dynamic and there are many new developments in technology to help improve website and mobile development. Here is an interesting look at new technologies for Content Management Systems (CMS).

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 30, 11:16 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at new developments in software engineering. Fascinating, easily understood article on the evolving state of CMS.


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How Was Your Credit Card Stolen? #mustRead explanation via @BrianKrebs 

How Was Your Credit Card Stolen? #mustRead explanation via @BrianKrebs  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

This post provides a primer on the types of card fraud and the likelihood with each of the cardholder ever learning how their account was compromised.

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I always wondered how thieves steal my credit card number and this post is a very good explanation. It shows where I should be careful about my credit card use and, for business, where to look to improve security.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 28, 10:40 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this bit of wisdom. A good introduction to credit card fraud and how not to become a victim of this credit theft.


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China Thinks It Has Figured Out Online Grocery Shopping

China Thinks It Has Figured Out Online Grocery Shopping | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
When it comes to groceries, most Chinese still rely on their neighborhood markets. But that’s starting to change as Alibaba and JD.com use a new form of courier service that works like the Uber of delivery.
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Americans have been at the fore-front of eCommerce - and in many respects UK, France and other European countries also. However, news like this remind us to look East to China, India and other Asian countries for digital innovation - here in the context of Retail but I assume it may be the case for other innovations.

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Digital transformation technology consultant and Enterprise Architect. Works with business executives in the fields of eCommerce, Cloud, Web2.0, enterprise2.0, sourcing2.0