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CEOs need a digital vision & 100% digital value chain from sourcing to sales support via @Accenture

CEOs need a digital vision & 100% digital value chain from sourcing to sales support via @Accenture | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Find out why the CEO needs a digital vision and must explore the business opportunity in digitizing the value chain.
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Along the same lines as the CApgemini paper on digital manufacturing, Accenture presents an early view into 100% digital businesses. It proposes a self assessment which may be useful for those wondering if they are ready for 100% digital.

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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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The future of global payments via @McKinsey

The future of global payments via @McKinsey | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
While strong growth has returned to the payments industry, disruptive forces will continue to reshape the competitive landscape. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and retailers alike.

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Technologies that @RedBadgerTeam uses

Technologies that @RedBadgerTeam uses | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
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Always good to know what tools others are using. Here's a list.

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Cellphone tracking now easier than ever via @WashingtonPost

Cellphone tracking now easier than ever via @WashingtonPost | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
New devices can pinpoint what floor you’re on, aiding rescue crews but setting off privacy groups’ alarms.

Via Luigi Cappel
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Cell phones can now be tracked inside buildings using barometric sensors. Great for 911 calls, it also raises a lot of privacy concerns.

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Luigi Cappel's curator insight, November 22, 1:37 PM

There are now about 100 million smartphones that feature barometric sensors. This is very interesting technology and while the primary purpose for barometers was to monitor changes in the weather, this opens up some very interesting new capability.

 

One of the exciting opportunities this opens up is being able to locate people, not only by their GPS coordinates, but also what their altitude is and therefore what floor they are on. Imagine for example that someone has dialed 911 and needs urgent medical assistance, but is disoriented. The ability to track that call and identify that a person is on the 15th floor of a commercial building could be a life saver.

 

Retailers are constantly seeking that magical solution to identify where people are in a shopping precinct or mall. This again can help in pinpointing the location of shoppers without requiring the use if Bluetooth or other LBS technologies.

 

Of course this raises security concerns, especially if you don't have the ability to turn that information off. When it comes to law enforcement, safety, security and providing evidence of a crime that has or may be about to be committed, I'm fine with this concept and particularly situations where innocent people can use location based services to prove they were not at the scene of a crime.

 

It's interesting to me that we have long seen these sorts of technologies on TV shows, where high tech law enforcement agencies use it to find terrorists and others and tracking people by their mobiles is an every day thing. Now we're talking reality and its getting interesting.

 

So locating people with special needs has always been an interest of mine. Elderly people, people with disabilities like being blind, dementia, health conditions like diabetes that can cause people to become disoriented or lose consciousness. I have long looked for viable devices and been involved in R&D with a number of them, but the ubiquitous mobile has the potential to change all that.

 

What other things could you do with this technology? How about fitness training? The barometer can help apps know when you are climbing stairs and can count how many you climbed. It can be used to monitor inclinometer for people doing training for sport, because publicly available web maps mostly don't provide this. functionality. I'm sure cycling, running and other fitness apps soon will. The iPhone 6 comes with a health app that counts stairs for you, so you may already be using this functionality in your new mobile.

 

I recently had the pleasure of flying in a Hoverwing, a hybrid combination of plane and hovercraft. The pilot used his iPhone to get information about where we went and emailed me a picture of the track. Glider pilots can now use this technology which is much cheaper and lighter than conventional technology. For a glider pilot of course the lighter the craft the more lift,

 

For those of you who have scoffed in the past about face and voice recognition, tracking people and using big data analysis to track people and interpret their behavior, location and where they are likely to go next as something that will remain on SciFi movies, it's time to face facts. We live in a new world. I'm just glad that I live in a democratic country where it is unlikely that this technology will be abused by those in authority.

 

Of course the technology can be abused very easily by people with less benevolent intentions and this is where standards to protect our personal safety and privacy need to be developed, and quickly, because it can be very easily be abused to commit crimes against people. Whilst law enforcement is getting smarter, there are levels of  the criminal element that are doing likewise. There are of course loads of less intelligent criminals and as you will read in many of my blogs, particularly http://luigicappelwordpress.com and http://solomoconsulting@wordpress.com people are being caught daily having stolen mobiles, cars, handbags, even hay bales! Something I love to read about these busts is that they also tend to find lots of other stolen property and other illegal items when they catch these people.

 

As long as the laws are in place to protect the innocent and our inherent right to privacy, inasmuch as that exists any more, I think these are very positive and exciting developments. How about you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 25, 2:10 AM

As great as this development is for saving lives and pinpointing people in emergencies, there are serious issues revolving around privacy.  Perhaps well-intentioned people are getting a bit too involved in the personal lives of others, often in the guise of helping them.  I don't like the idea of someone being able to track you every minute.  Aloha, Russ.

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Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

in support of wider adoption, companies and independent software vendors are increasingly embedding both traditional reporting, dashboards and interactive analysis, in addition to more advanced and prescriptive analytics built from statistical functions and algorithms available within the BI platform into business processes or applications. The intent is to expand the use of analytics to a broad range of consumers and nontraditional BI users, increasingly on mobile devices. Moreover, companies are increasingly building analytics applications, leveraging new data types and new types of analysis, such as location intelligence and analytics on multistructured data 


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The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing - Accenture

The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing - Accenture | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Digital technology clearly has become a momentous disruptor of traditional business paradigms, as well as an enabler of new business approaches and customer relationships. This is why, according to Cisco Systems Inc., there is an estimated $14.4 trillion in “digital disruption dollars” up for grabs between now and 2022. Accenture believes that digital supply networks are the backbone of this new ecosystem: worldwide conduits that streamline and accelerate the exchange of products, materials, components and (perhaps most important) information. We also believe 3D printing is an ideal illustration of the digital supply network’s vast potential


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Too Hot to Trot: Temperature's Effect on Exercise

Too Hot to Trot: Temperature's Effect on Exercise | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
When comparing activity data to weather data from the NCDC, we uncover patterns between weather and workouts. What is temperature's effect on exercise?
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How an analysis of 100K+ jawbone users tells us about the impact of weather on exercice. Also a good example of Big Data use.

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5 steps to evolving IT from order taker to trusted business enabler | The Enterprisers Project

5 steps to evolving IT from order taker to trusted business enabler | The Enterprisers Project | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Advancing your organization’s IT department from order taker to trusted business enabler is no easy task, but there are some key steps you can take to make it easier.

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NewMadisonAve's curator insight, October 22, 7:04 PM

Still stuck just taking orders? 

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Mojio launches its plug-in car module that connects the unconnected car

Mojio launches its plug-in car module that connects the unconnected car | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Mojio’s new plug-in car module will link your car to the cloud, tracking the daily minutiae of driving. App developers like Glympse, Concur and IFTTT are then using that data to make their apps smarter.
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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 9, 12:06 AM

Very interesting plug-in module that links your vehicle to the "Cloud." The app will track the "minutiae" of everyday driving, perhaps even helping  you to  travel more efficiently.  You might consider adding this plug-in to your car if you really want to know how well your vehicle is performing.  Aloha, Russ.

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Wearable Computing: Ready To Take Off via @LeWeb

Wearable Computing: Ready To Take Off via @LeWeb | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Some have said that wearables are a passing fad. And in the very year that Nike backed away from its Fuel Band, it is bold to predict that in 2015 the number of people with a wearable computing device around the globe will more than triple. But it will happen, and the companies that make it happen will benefit for years to come.

 


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 2, 11:10 PM

This is one of those ideas whose time has come.  Now that manufacturers can embed solar cells in sports jackets and suits and various "smart" watches are entering the marketplace, it's just a matter of time before the mobile office really becomes "mobile"  The self-powered office is becoming reality.  As the article suggests, "the companies that make it happe will benefit for years to come.  Aloha, Russ.

Ken Stephens's curator insight, November 3, 9:35 AM

I do not think this is a passing fad.  I am very interested in where this goes and what innovation this drives from artificial intelligence and Big Data.  I believe it is the perfect marriage as AI is great for large unstructured data with varying sources but will be 5-10 years before it is truly useful and mature.

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Big data and big agriculture via @gigaom

Big data and big agriculture via @gigaom | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
As the global population increases, weather volatility grows, and fuel prices surge, there will be more incentives to use data and analytics on the farm to increase yields and minimize risks.
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great insight that shows how much digital permeates every field (pun intended ;-)

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 1, 1:51 AM

Fascinating and intriguing article on the role of data management and analytics to increase farm yields and minimize risks.  With the world population increasing and more land being pulled out of agriculture, humanity will need every technological and scientific tool to keep us all fed.  Progress must be made quickly before we run out of food.  Aloha, Russ.

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'Reverse Showrooming': Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Are Fighting Back Against Amazon And Others

'Reverse Showrooming': Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Are Fighting Back Against Amazon And Others | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Retailers are catching on to the 'reverse showrooming' trend.
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a new buzzword, reverse showrooming....

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How technology is taking retail back to the future via @brickmeetsclick

How technology is taking retail back to the future via @brickmeetsclick | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Stuart Armstrong is pushing the boundaries of using digital screens to communicate with shoppers inside stores at ComQi. I think he has important things to say about where we’re going with the technology-enhanced shopping experience, which changes in the retail environment are most transformative, and how retailers and brands are using interactive screens to build customer relationships.
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Should your driverless car kill you to save a child?

Should your driverless car kill you to save a child? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Robots have already taken over the world. It may not seem so because it hasn’t happened in the way science fiction author Isaac Asmiov imagined it in his book I, Robot. City streets are not crowded by humanoid robots walking around just yet, but robots have been doing a lot of mundane work behind closed doors,...
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I think those questions will have to be answered over the next few years...

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Spree Commerce eCommerce solution via @RedBadgerTeam

Spree Commerce eCommerce solution via @RedBadgerTeam | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
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A biased review of spree commerce eCommerce open source solution.

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Enterprise Fleet Management Dashboard: Tame Big Data

Enterprise Fleet Management Dashboard: Tame Big Data | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
As telematics enters the era of big data and the connected Internet of things, fleet managers are staring down the barrel of an information tsunami.

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A Rare Peek Into The Massive Scale of AWS

A Rare Peek Into The Massive Scale of AWS | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The idea behind cloud computing, as pioneer Amazon Web Services believed when it launched its first utility compute and storage products eight years ago, i
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Full of data about the size of Amazon data centers (Amazon probably has close to 5M servers), the article describes how they are organized and hints at the networking issues they face. Very interesting and insightful.

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451 Research launches Cloud Price Index - ZDNet

451 Research launches Cloud Price Index - ZDNet | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Want to pick the right public cloud at the right price, but not sure how to find it? 451 Research is providing some practical guidance.

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Interesting to see the variability in pricing for cloud computing solutions out there. You'd assume the differences would be minimal but they are actually very significant.

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G2 Crowd Announces Fall 2014 Rankings of the Best Marketing Automation platforms - G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd Announces Fall 2014 Rankings of the Best Marketing Automation platforms - G2 Crowd | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

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Useful insights.

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, November 20, 6:44 PM

Click through for details. G2 Crowd: the Yelp or TripAdvisor for the MarTech world.

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CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Has Nearly A Billion Payment Cards On File

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Has Nearly A Billion Payment Cards On File | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Apple has been collecting payment card data since 2003, the year it launched the iTunes Store.
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This will likely make Apple Pay very popular

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| The Enterprisers Project

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A CIO community powered resource about how to drive innovation in the enterprise | The Enterprisers Project

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, September 4, 2:33 PM

A collection of Harvard Business Review articles curated for technology leaders who are thinking more strategically about the role IT plays in their companies

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IDC To CIOs: 60 Percent Of You Will Be Supplanted By Chief Digital Officers By 2020

IDC To CIOs: 60 Percent Of You Will Be Supplanted By Chief Digital Officers By 2020 | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
In a webinar yesterday, IDC discussed its CIO predictions for 2015 and beyond. Of IDC’s 10 predictions, the one that intrigued me most, predicted that most of the audience, presumably CIOs and senior IT executives, will eventually relinquish their most interesting and important responsibilities to Chief Digital Officers (CDOs):
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We need error bars around all our #BigData predictions via @IEEE

We need error bars around all our #BigData predictions via @IEEE | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

I think data analysis can deliver inferences at certain levels of quality. But we have to be clear about what levels of quality. We have to have error bars around all our predictions. That is something that’s missing in much of the current machine learning literature.

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Jump over to the section on Big Data, and you'll get a great description of where Big Data will likely fail on the near future: making predictions. As a good engineer, Jordan states a fact about Big Data that often goes unnoticed: Big Data today is like gambling because it is not based on a formal scientific approach. Rather, he states quite clearly that Big Data today is like building bridges prior to civil engineering: you can build a bridge but cannot GUARANTEE it will not fail. Same with Big Data: we can analyze a lot of data and make predictions but we cannot guarantee they will become reality.


(or read the entire piece, it will enlighten you on a typical engineering discussion on new technology: dry, cold, fact-based. Much to the opposite of everyday marketing and scientific media interpretation.)

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The Sharing Economy via @franckdiana

The Sharing Economy via @franckdiana | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Something Economy: seems like a popular trend - stick a word in front of economy and use it to describe the next big thing. Some of these words are: Peer, Maker, Sharing, Gig, Collaborative, Green,...
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Hackers transform a smartphone gyroscope into an always-on microphone

Hackers transform a smartphone gyroscope into an always-on microphone | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Apps that use your smartphone's microphone need to ask permission, but the motion sensors? No say-so needed. That might not sound like a big deal, but
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Intel and 50 Cent Tease Headphones That Measure Your Heart Rate

Intel and 50 Cent Tease Headphones That Measure Your Heart Rate | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Intel is teaming up with 50 Cent's SMS Audio to develop headphones designed for fitness and athletes.
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