WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
122.5K views | +88 today
Follow
WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
Going digital in your business? I select the best posts and highlight the reasons why it matters. Like it? Click "recommend" + register to get the digest in your inbox: http://fmcs.digital/newsletter-signup/
Curated by Farid Mheir
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Farid Mheir
Scoop.it!

Distill is a new #publication platform to share the latest articles about #machineLearning in a visual & interactive way

Distill is a new #publication platform to share the latest articles about #machineLearning in a visual & interactive way | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Machine Learning Research Should Be Clear, Dynamic and Vivid.
Distill Is Here to Help. The web is a powerful medium to share new ways of thinking. Over the last few years we’ve seen many imaginative examples of such work. But traditional academic publishing remains focused on the PDF, which prevents this sort of communication.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: AI researcher often struggle to explain concepts in their research. They have created a new publication platform to help make papers easier to understand and reduce what they call "research debt". I think the same applies to many other fields...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Farid Mheir
Scoop.it!

The foundations of Data Science: example of new book publishing using GitBook

The foundations of Data Science: example of new book publishing using GitBook | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
The Foundations of Data Science
Farid Mheir's insight:

I found this book reference on GitBook. It is the textbook for the class at UC Berkeley and provides not only great content for anyone interested in Data Science (visualization, prediction, etc.) but also for anyone interested in self publication. 

 

GitBook is similar to GitHub, the open source software code repository that pretty much everyone in the industry is using. It provides not only the technology to create and publish a book online or as an ebook but also the social network and collaboration features you'd expect in today's world. Book content can be consolidated from multiple authors, versioned and commented by a network of colleagues or clients.

more...
Scooped by Farid Mheir
Scoop.it!

Why 12.99$ maybe the price of eBooks and the transformation that Amazon has on publishers via@allthingsd

Why 12.99$ maybe the price of eBooks and the transformation that Amazon has on publishers via@allthingsd | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

"Heck, Amazon is selling these books at $9.99, and who knows maybe they are right and we will fail even at $12.99."

Farid Mheir's insight:

Take the 5 minutes to read the email exchange between Harper Collins and Apple on prices of eBooks. It sheds a light on the transformation that digital has on businesses for things as simple as books. A new technology - eBooks - transforms the distribution but also removes a lot of the costs - materials, distribution, remaindering, cost of capital, bad debt, etc. - which forces businesses into different pricing structures.


Underlying the discussion is the disrupting impact that Amazon has - buys books at 13$, sells online for 10$, author getting 3.30$ - creating a market with their ecosystems of kindle devices and amazon.com platform. Mindblowing.


Moreover, I appreciate the conciseness of the exchange: to the point, this is what it is. 

more...
No comment yet.
Curated by Farid Mheir
Digital technology consultant. Register to my free email newsletter: http://fmcs.digital/newsletter-signup/