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List of 252 eCommerce stores in Canada via @sincever @CedricFontaine

List of 252 eCommerce stores in Canada via @sincever @CedricFontaine | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Je me suis dit que ce serait une bonne idée de faire l’exercice de lister des sites de eCommerce au Québec, voire au Canada.

On a l’impression de pouvoir les compter sur les doigts mais quand on s’y intéresse un peu finalement on se rend compte qu’il y en a beaucoup!

J’en liste actuellement 252 (et 5 déplacés pour cause de fermeture), qui dit mieux? Vous trouvez cette liste intéressante? Tombez sur une boutique fermée? Dites-le dans les commentaires et aidez-moi à faire grandir cette liste, à me faire découvrir d’autres boutiques en ligne. Cette liste sera fréquemment mise à jour au fur et à mesure de mes découvertes.

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Nice list of mostly local eCommerce online boutiques in Quebec and Canada.

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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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McDonald's serving up fitness trackers in Happy Meals

McDonald's serving up fitness trackers in Happy Meals | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Update: McDonald's voluntarily removed StepIt! Activity bands from Happy Meals "after receiving limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated from wearing the band," Terri Hickey, a spokesperson for McDonald’s said in a stateme
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McDonald's is giving away fitness trackers instead of gifts in their happy meals.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

1- fitness trackers have become so inexpensive they can be given away as toys - I assume this is also true for many other simple electronic devices. Think about it in your next marketing or sales strategy

2- Mcdo is using digital technology to change how people view the brand and their products. Brilliant.

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Uber Fleet of Driverless Cars Will Bring us to Level 3 in Autonomy

Uber Fleet of Driverless Cars Will Bring us to Level 3 in Autonomy | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The autonomous cars, launching this summer, are custom Volvo XC90s, supervised by humans in the driver’s seat.
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Detailed description of UBER self driving car project. Includes a great "maturity level" chart from the US NHTSA.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

We are entering Level 3 of 4 is the self driving car innovation.

 

More news on this topic here:

http://www.wired.com/tag/autonomous-vehicles/ 

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Rio 2016: CEOs should teach their employees to think like Olympic marathoners, not like Usain Bolt — Quartz

Rio 2016: CEOs should teach their employees to think like Olympic marathoners, not like Usain Bolt — Quartz | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Quartz obsessions cover the future of finance, sea, batteries, space, china's transition, business of sport, fashion, energy shocks, internet of everything.
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Must read for any leader, especially startups. In a nutshell: your employees need a goal and a purpose to pace themselves for the long run, not a bunch of sprints.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 22, 12:25 AM
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this excellent article from "Quartz Obsessions."  Basically, you must prepare yourself and your employees for the long haul.
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New Google speech and natural learning APIs could help businesses via @fortune

New Google speech and natural learning APIs could help businesses via @fortune | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Two new Google machine learning APIs can be used by mere mortals in businesses to build better software, the company said.
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A review of recent frameworks and APIs that Google has made public to help in the creation of artificial intelligence solutions.

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Top 5 Ways to Track Digital Transformation with Walmart, Humana, City of Boston, BBVA

Top 5 Ways to Track Digital Transformation with Walmart, Humana, City of Boston, BBVA | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

“Driving and Measuring Digital Transformation” at NYC CDO Summit with Chief Digital Officers from BBVA, City of Boston, Walmart, Humana, and Centric Digital

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Summary of a panel discussion from a recent CDO summit.

 

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CDO role has been around since 2011 in certain organization. It is now time to look back and start learning from early adopters, as is the case here.

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Applied Hacking: #youTube hacking channel

Applied Hacking: #youTube hacking channel | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
How the creator of the Samy worm became the friendly face of technological insecurity.
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Describes how a hacker youTube channel with 90K subscribers and 5M views describes how to hack everything from credit card readers to garage door openers.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Hacking has become a past time for many and there is an industry forming around this new trend to help users with their hacking projects and solutions. Any digital expert would be well informed to follow such hacking gurus to understand what is possible, how it is done and - possibly - how to prevent it in their strategies and roadmaps.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 22, 12:37 AM
This hacker may actually be in the forefront of improving internet security.  By exposing how easily the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital devices can be compromised, he is helping people protect their identities online.  Security companies should hire this guy. The hacking channel makes for fascinating viewing!  Many thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this article.
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BlackBerry's future: Making the Autonomous Cars More Secure?

BlackBerry's future: Making the Autonomous Cars More Secure? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
In February 2010 a car dealership in Austin, Texas, was inundated by phone calls from over 100 irate customers. For some inexplicable reason, their cars wouldn’t start. To make matters worse, their car horns started to honk non-stop.
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A description of BlackBerry's QNX technology and how it can be leveraged to make cars more secure.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

This article raises a number of concerns regarding car security and the need to consider that security from the design and not as an after thought. It also opens a new area for BlackBerry, moving away from phones and into another consumer market. This ay prove the beginning of a new era for them. Who knows...

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 18, 1:58 AM
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this enlightening and somewhat scary article.  My main concern is that hackers will have a "field day" with the sensitive digital equipment in vehicles. As the article points out, electromagnetic interference and just plain hacking has reduced some current model cars to the status of identity theft victims.  Perhaps Blackberry can reverse this trend.  Security is becoming a worrisome concern for not only cars but also the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Chilling Courtside at The VR Olympics — Backchannel

Chilling Courtside at The VR Olympics — Backchannel | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Hi there Backchannelers. This is Sandra, and I’m a VR skeptic. Yet with the Olympics embracing virtual reality, it’s clear even to a slow…
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Olympics in VR is just starting. This article describes what it is like to look at volleyball in VR. and it is quite something. Actually it is part of a larger trend to push sports in virtual reality as described elegantly here: http://bit.ly/2aJv8lO

 

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 14, 12:09 AM
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing and often stunning look at the Rio Olympics through the eyes of VR.  VR gives sports an entirely new dimension.
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China’s tech trailblazers: the rise of China's technology startups

China’s tech trailblazers: the rise of China's technology startups | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The Western caricature of Chinese internet firms needs a reboot.

GOOGLE left. Facebook is blocked. Amazon is struggling to make headway. And if further proof were needed that China’s tech market is a world apart, this week seemed to provide conclusive evidence. Uber, a ride-hailing service that is the world’s most valuable startup, decided to sell its local unit to Didi Chuxing, a Chinese rival (see article). Its China dream, like those of so many before, is dead.

For many, the lessons of this latest capitulation are clear. China is a sort of technological Galapagos island, a distinct and isolated environment in which local firms flourish. Chinese firms are protected from external competition by government regulation and the Great Firewall. And that protection means that they need not innovate but can thrive by copying business models developed in the West. In short, China is closed, its firms are cosseted and their talent is for mimicry.

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Provides context on the recent merger between UBER and DIDI for ride sharing in China.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

China has graduated to a real technology startup hotspot that competes quite well with Silicon Valley/Alley and others in the USA. When creating digital strategies for global companies and markets, you may be wise to prioritize China over the US as the new economic world order takes shape.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 9, 8:38 PM
A cautionary tale from reporter Farid Mheir.  China is fast becoming the center for major technical and industrial startups. China will soon eclipse the United States in the economic and technical arena. All China has to do is back- engineer products, produce them at lower cost, and copy successful business models.  Chinese firms are protected from external competition and the "Great Firewall."  Foreign business has a rough time competing in China--all to the advantage of China's industries. There is no "level playing field in China."  Our very existence may soon depend on China's largess.
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How enterprise architects can help ensure success with digital transformations | McKinsey & Company

How enterprise architects can help ensure success with digital transformations | McKinsey & Company | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The enterprise-architecture (EA) department can play a central role in reducing the complexity associated with digital transformations. Most companies have a dedicated EA group embedded within the larger IT organization. This group typically oversees the entire systems architecture, including business processes and IT infrastructure. It helps to establish rules for and processes around technology usage to ensure consistency across business units and functions. As such, this group can help the CEO and others on the senior leadership team redesign their companies’ business and IT architectures so that they can avoid some of the pitfalls cited earlier and compete more effectively in a digital era.
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A very positive viewpoint on the potential contribution that enterprise architecture can play in a digital transformation.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

EA groups has historically failed to deliver the value they promised. Here McKinsey suggests they can be an essential team to bridge the business - technology gap. I remain sceptical as most EA groups lack the desired skills to communicate effectively because they focus on technology and infrastructure. Let's use this article to guide EA teams to improve and truly contribute.

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2 Minutes To Improve Your Writing Forever

2 Minutes To Improve Your Writing Forever | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
You’re busy, so I’ll keep this quick.
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Additional tips like these are found in the 1959 book by Strunk and White “The Elements of Style” http://amzn.to/2ao6HtN 

 

One of the top 10 must read books in your life https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elements_of_Style 

 

And if you're wondering, this has nothing to do with digital transformation, just something everyone should know and do.

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41% pay Starbucks with mobile app / 1.2B$ in loyalty programme: More Cash Than Many Banks

41% pay Starbucks with mobile app / 1.2B$ in loyalty programme: More Cash Than Many Banks | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Starbucks customers in the U.S. and Canada are splashing less cash at the coffee chain than ever before. That doesn't mean that they are buying fewer beverages and snacks. Rather, they are embracing the company's loyalty card (which can be loaded with money) and app. The company has 12 million loyalty members in the U.S. alone and that means that Starbucks boasts a serious amount of cash on its customer cards. Wall Street Journal data featured in Market Watch shows that Starbucks has more customer cash than many banks have in deposits.

 

Before long, splashing the cash at your local Starbucks might become a thing of the past. 41 percent of the coffee chain’s customers in the U.S. and Canada now pay for their beverages and snacks after loading money onto their Starbuck’s card. With 12 million loyalty members in the U.S. alone, the coffee chain boasts more customer money on its cards than many banks have in deposits.

According to Wall Street Journal data featured in Market Watch, Starbuck’s customers in the U.S. have loaded at least $1.2 billion onto the company’s cards and app. That’s higher than the deposits held by Customers Bank ($780m) and the Green Dot Corporation ($560m). Starbucks still has a long way to go to catch Paypal which boasts a whopping $13 billion on its customer accounts across the world.

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Chart shows amount of money held in cash by institutions. 41% of Starbucks customers pay using the mobile app.

 

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT

Mobile payment is a great thing when done right. Moreover, coupled with loyalty programme, this becomes a huge profit generating machine (some of this cash never gets spent + payment fees to credit and debit card companies are lowered). So why has mobile payment adoption been so slow? Why are not more companies jumping into this bandwagon? Should credit card companies and Apple Pay / Google Pay / etc products be worried?

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Simple loyalty programme but well executed
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#IoT Internet of Things Trends, Forecasts & Market Estimates

#IoT Internet of Things Trends, Forecasts & Market Estimates | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Cisco predicts the global IoT market will be $14.4T by 2022. IC Insights predicts revenue from Industrial Internet IoT spending will increase from $6.4B in 2012 to $12.4B in 2015. IoT in manufacturing market size is estimated to grow from $4.11B in 2015 to $13.49B by 2020, attaining a CAGR of 26.9%. With the potential …
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A review of trends, forecasts, market estimates and other predictions regarding Internet of Things.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

IOT has th potential to impact all industries, from consumer products to manufacturing processes to healthcare and treatment. Its technology and platforms should thus be included in all digital transformation plans from this point forward. Moreover, this represents a growing niche for new companies and consulting firms.

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27 Tips on How to Build FBA Strategy via @CPCStrategy

27 Tips on How to Build FBA Strategy via @CPCStrategy | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
28 questions - answered by Amazon expert Pat Petriello on how to improve FBA profitability.
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One post from a great blog on all things related to eCommerce, Amazon, Google, and others.

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Shopper ready for beacons and other mobile notifications in store via @CanadianGrocer

Shopper ready for beacons and other mobile notifications in store via @CanadianGrocer | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Among the study’s findings:

• 65% of shoppers have used some sort of mobile device to support them while shopping in-store and 45% have used a device in-store that has led them to make an immediate purchase

• 63% of consumers who have previously received location based notifications are very or somewhat likely to continue receiving them

• 62% of shoppers who own smartphones find receiving rewards relevant to location to be appealing, while 47% want to receive product information relevant to location and 35% want mobile payment options

• 20% of consumers have uninstalled or opted out of push notifications from a retailer’s app due to lack of relevance

 

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A recent survey and study confirms that shoppers want to receive notifications on their mobile phones when they are in store.

 

related article: http://www.the-cma.org/resource/leadership/enhance-customer-experience

study: https://www.the-cma.org/Media/Default/Core/Library/Publications/Using_Digital_Solutions.pdf 

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Plastc | Bring Intelligence to the Way You Pay

Plastc helps you pay any way and anywhere you want*. With a magnetic stripe and barcode display, your Plastc Card will work in all the places you already frequent. Plus, with NFC and Chip and PIN capabilities a software update away, you'll soon be ready for the future of payments.
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A single credit card that can emulate all your other cards. At 155$ and 50$/year subscription, it is not cheap but a great idea to replace all cards in your wallet.

 

I have not tested the device however.

 

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 22, 12:30 AM
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this interesting approach to managing your credit cards.  This expensive card has possibilities, but I'm concerned that "Plastic " doesn't include basic security features such as holograms and other features. Magnetic stripes, now employed on many cards, are subject to identity theft and easy duplication by hackers.  Nice idea, but I'll pass until more robust security measures are used in these cards.
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There's one key reason Uber's self-driving cars need to master Pittsburgh

There's one key reason Uber's self-driving cars need to master Pittsburgh | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
If Uber can master Pittsburgh's terrain, infrastructure, and erratic drivers, its self-driving cars can handle anything.
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Uber is rolling out self driving car development programme in Pittsburgh because that city presents a number of key challenges: bridges, snow, etc.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Self driving cars represent the biggest opportunity for businesses to reduce their costs and improve their logistics in the coming years. Uber, Google and others are at the forefront of this innovation and it is essential to track how good or bad the technology is so you can add it to your roadmap at the appropriate time. 

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IT talent shortage is global via @HBR

IT talent shortage is global via @HBR | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

A lot of research is available about the IT talent shortage in the United States. The unemployment rate in just about any metropolitan area is close to zero for many functions, despite the recent slight slowdown in hiring linked to ever-greater cloud adoption.

 

12 TIPS TO SURVIVE THE TALENT CRISIS

Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders

  1. Ensure team members feel they’re part of something greater than themselves
  2. Invest in coaching, mentoring, training—one CIO said he’ll cut headcount before he cuts his training budget. Curt Carver, CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, sets aside 3 percent of his budget for training, “no matter what”
  3. Hire less for skills and more for emotional maturity and the ability to learn and change
  4. Offer interesting opportunities, such as working with the latest technologies or creating an application that will make a real di erence in customers’ lives
  5. Rethink the org chart and keep it flexible—Carver redesigns his every 12 to 18 months
  6. Redesign work around projects rather than roles, then tap into nontraditional sourcing methods such as crowdsourcing and talent platforms; not everything needs to be done by an FTE
  7. Use social media and speaking events to find and engage top talent
  8. Use open source as a magnet for talent by having your team become part of (and contribute to) the community
  9. Create affiliations with colleges/universities (course design, internships, etc.) and even K-12
  10. Invest in diversity programs that go beyond filling your corporate social responsibility requirements— for example, retaining women returning to the workforce or hiring individuals with autism
  11. Build a strong collaborative relationship between IT and HR
  12. Be clear about what you’re offering upfront (culture, mission, type of projects), and then be consistent in delivering that
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A survey of CIOs shows challenges ir recruiting talent for IT organizations.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Companies focus on technical expertise and skills but recruiting millennials means that other characteristics are as important - if not more - such as attitude and emotional maturity. The old saying remains true: hire on skills, fire on attitude...

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A Quick Guide to Value-Based Pricing

A Quick Guide to Value-Based Pricing | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Reviewing how to calculate it and dispelling misconceptions.
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A review of value based pricing and misconceptions.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Digital transformations often imply new products and investments, which require ROI calculation. Being able to use value based pricing can provide a formal process to determine future value of products and thus evaluate if the level of investments that should be made during the transformation.

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Open source home design: ecofriendly & low cost

Open source home design: ecofriendly & low cost | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Wanna ditch the mortgage and live in a modular, open source, ecological house?
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Explains 5 steps to build a house using open source components. Is this the future of home building?

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Open source has revolutionized software development and other technology areas. Can it also be applied to real-life products? This is exactly what this is all about: revolutionize the way we think about our everyday products by having low cost options with no patents or protections. This should keep costs down and foster innovation. Watch out.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 18, 2:18 AM
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir on how ecofriendly  and low cost modular housing can reduce the financial burden of home ownership.  This open source approach to housing design could help solve the homelessness issue for many communities and would pave the way for a different kind of real estate professional.
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Hong Kong Bitcoin Exchange BitFinex Loses Nearly 120,000 Bitcoins in Hack

Hong Kong Bitcoin Exchange BitFinex Loses Nearly 120,000 Bitcoins in Hack | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
$72 million-worth stolen, Bitcoin price plummets, individual customer accounts hacked despite multisignature protection
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Describes how multisignature transactions can protect digital currencies - and the limitations of that technology.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Blockchain technology that is behind bitcoin currency remains immatures and open to fraud. I expect this to improve in the coming years as large FInancial organizations come to leverage this new tech.

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Never heard of Deep Linking? Why you cannot afford to

Never heard of Deep Linking? Why you cannot afford to | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Deep linking technology has gaine
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Summary post that explains what deep linking is and what it is used for in mobile devices and apps. Links to a full length report (for a fee).

 

WHY THIS IMPORTANT

mobile apps have limitations when you need to link to specific pages or products from digital mobile apps for examples. This technology and solutions such as Branch may provide a solution for digital marketing teams.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 9, 8:46 PM
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing report on Deep Linking.  Anyone who markets to the mobile community should understand the concept of Deep Linking.  With so many people surrounding themselves with digital mobile technology, it just makes sense to understand how to reach these potential customers.
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How Google Sets Goals: Inside Buffer's Experiment with OKRs

How Google Sets Goals: Inside Buffer's Experiment with OKRs | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
How many goals have you achieved today? Setting goals is key to making progress in any area. We know that those who write down their goals are 95% more likely to achieve them and that two best practices for goal-setting include making them measurable and giving them a deadline. We’ve even explored a variety of formats for …
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Articles describes the Google goal setting approach called OKR which stands for “objectives and key results”. Buffer is a startup company that has applied this approach and describes its key learnings.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Google is a very large firm and yet it has manage to define a simple approach to set goals that trickle down the org chart to all its thousands of employees worldwide. And it can be applied in small organizations as well.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, August 9, 8:59 PM
Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguingly simple way to improve the operations of your business.  You could learn some valuable management ideas from  Buffer's experiment with OKRs (objectives and key results). The concept is derived from the goal-setting strategy of Google. Given Google's worldwide success with OKRs, it may be a good idea to apply some of this knowledge to your own business.
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How to Build Your Own #Chat #Bot in #Slack when you don't know how to code software

How to Build Your Own #Chat #Bot in #Slack when you don't know how to code software | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Bots are handy little assistants that hang out in your app, wait for commands, and then find or create the thing you need. They're another way to use your favorite apps without needing to open those apps, running automated tasks for you. They're the big new thing—a core part of Slack, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram's newest features—and yet they seem too complicated to build and use.

Turns out, bots are simple enough for anyone to make. Here's how you can make a bot to do anything you want in a few minutes without any coding—along with a dozen examples of bots that real teams are using today, and a Slack bot cheat sheet for a handy reference to help build your own bots.

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A detailed how-to article on how to build a chat bot using Zapier, a popular online programming automation tool.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Robots or "bots" will become more and more common in the near future as they integrate seamlessly into our most common chat programs such as Facebook messenger. They will become popular because they allow any company to have a presence inside popular mobile apps and do not require any installation from users: they just type in requests and get responses in return. Directions, orders, and information will be streamed by those autonomous programs to help you fulfill daily tasks. This article highlights an important aspect of bot programming: they will become easier and easier to create, especially for common and recurring problems.

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Guide to Innovation: Peek Inside Google Moonshot Factory Operating Manual

Guide to Innovation: Peek Inside Google Moonshot Factory Operating Manual | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Ever since we started as Google[x] in 2010, X has had a single mission: to invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could…
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Rules that guide selection and priorization of projects in Google X, the innovation labs of Google that produced some of its most famous innovations.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Rules are different when you innovate and it is always useful to see which ones successful innovators break. Here it seems that the most important rule is acceptance of failure and very rapid decision making. Must read for anyone trying to innovate in his or her organization.

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