WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q4 2018 #WCMS #CMS #Internet #Web

The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q4 2018 #WCMS #CMS #Internet #Web | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In our 26-criterion evaluation of web content management system (web CMS) providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Acquia, Adobe, Amplience, Automattic, BloomReach, Contentful, CoreMedia, Crownpeak, Episerver, Kentico Software, Magnolia, OpenText, Progress, SDL, and Sitecore — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps digital experience (DX) and strategy professionals make the right choice.

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WHY IT MATTERS: most recent review of top technologies for web specialists. Always good reference to check out first.

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Netflix is Responsible for 15% of Global Internet Traffic and video generates most of the traffic via @Statista @MHalle

Netflix is Responsible for 15% of Global Internet Traffic and video generates most of the traffic via @Statista @MHalle | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

This chart shows a distribution of worldwide downstream traffic, by web application in 2018.

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WHY IT MATTERS: I reported in 2015 that Netflix + YouTube accounted for 55% of web traffic. Their share is down only because the other streaming video services are growing. Also interesting from this chart that HTTP (good old web browsing), now only accounts for less than 10%. This means video is the medium of choice, cable TV is on it's way out (so expect more growth) and 5G mobile coverage will be in high demand when it becomes available soon...

2015 reference is here: http://fmcs.digital/blog/netflix-youtube-55-of-internet-traffic/ 

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sales@thefutureof.report's curator insight, October 20, 7:34 AM
The future of Media requires more and better data infrastructure
 
Obinna Odenigbo's curator insight, October 23, 2:51 AM
Incredible how video streaming is taking over the internet with Netflix in the first position and YouTube in third.
 
Jayne Fenton Keane's curator insight, October 25, 6:23 PM
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Sitecore has hit a ceiling in recent years and web content management platforms are too expensive and under used. Sad. #Web #WCMS #CMS HT @TonyByrne @RealStoryGroup

Sitecore has hit a ceiling in recent years and web content management platforms are too expensive and under used. Sad. #Web #WCMS #CMS HT @TonyByrne @RealStoryGroup | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The vendor's focus on core R&D and channel-based selling proved a winning business strategy, but I think Sitecore has hit a ceiling in recent years.

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WHY IT MATTERS: companies have been building website for close to years now and this post reminds us all that most still do not leverage the full power of analytics, personalization and other high end features of web platforms. Basically companies continue to create informational websites with little or no data analysis and gathering. My experience confirms this is mostly true. Sad.

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Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker Internet Trends at Code 2018 #mustRead #weekendRead #video #AI #eCommerce

Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker Internet Trends at Code 2018 #mustRead #weekendRead #video #AI #eCommerce | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

"When you have rising monetization, rising growth and rising data collection, it drives a lot of regulatory scrutiny whether it’s related to data privacy, competition or safety in content."

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WHY IT MATTERS: this is the annual presentation to level-set everyone on the Internet, mobile, ecommerce, cybersecurity, epayment, personalization, etc. She covers everything and shows that digital transformation is in full swing. Just WOW. Again.

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Do You Need Digital Asset Management? HT @technoRousseau @JarrodGingras @realstorygroup

Do You Need Digital Asset Management? HT @technoRousseau @JarrodGingras @realstorygroup | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

How do you know if you need Digital Asset Management technology in your enterprise? Do any of these challenges resonate with you?

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WHY IT MATTERS: always a great reference when looking for solutions to web and marketing automation problems, the RSG provides here valuable information regarding Digital Asset Management tools.

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Cyber-Risk & Resilience 2017 details large-scale #cyberattacks & #online threats to #businesses are rising exponentially #tech #digital #data #business #hack #blockchain via @Raconteur @kuriharan

Cyber-Risk & Resilience 2017 details large-scale #cyberattacks & #online threats to #businesses are rising exponentially #tech #digital #data #business #hack #blockchain via @Raconteur @kuriharan | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In an evermore connected world, large-scale cyberattacks and online threats to businesses are rising exponentially. The Cyber-Risk & Resilience special report, published in The Sunday Times, features insights into the impact cybercriminals can inflict on organisations and individuals. From chatbots spreading fake news, risks concerning personal data, biometrics and fraud, as well as tackling phishing emails, the potential dangers are unprecedented. Also included is an infographic on why hackers hack and an article on the top five ways quantum computing will change cybersecurity for good.

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WHY IT MATTERS: the more we digitize our businesses and our lives the more we are exposed to hacking. The explosion of cryptocurrencies hacking and recent months appears to be a strong trend. A great series of articles on the subject is presented here.

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Jeff Bezos: The electricity metaphor for the dotcom boom and Internet - This can apply now to #AI #bitcoin #blockchain #TED

The dot-com boom and bust is often compared to the Gold Rush. But Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos says its more like the early days of the electric industry.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: I've used the electricity metaphor many times before to explain the digital transformation potential impact on businesses. Jezz Bezos here gives us a great presentation that I believe also applies to more current technologies that are artificial intelligence and the blockchain. Well invested 15min video (or 7.5min at 2x speed ;-)

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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...

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How I Hacked 40 Websites in 7 minutes

How I Hacked 40 Websites in 7 minutes | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A narrative about a recent assessment I did to a peer’s website which ended up in a potentially very impactful situation.

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WHY IT MATTERS: explains in relatively simple terms how hackers work and get access to computers and websites. Good to know.

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GigWriting.com's curator insight, November 25, 2017 8:10 AM

Article to be referred by every web-designers and website owners. Thanks - Gigwriting.com

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Firefox Developer Tools #essential #web #development

Firefox Developer Tools #essential #web #development | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Examine, edit, and debug HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the desktop and on mobile.
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WHY IT MATTERS: great tools from mozilla to gain behind the scenes access to the web pages you browse every day. Similar tools can be found on chrome and IE as well.

https://developer.chrome.com/devtools 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/f12-devtools-guide 

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4% to 10% of #web #encrypted #https traffic is intercepted

4% to 10% of #web #encrypted #https traffic is intercepted | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Overall we found out that HTTPS interceptions are more prevalent than expected (4% - 10%) and pose serious security risks as they downgrade the encryption used to secure web communications. Furthermore, the HTTPS implementations used for interception do not have the same automatic update mechanisms that browsers do, making fixes less likely to be rolled out. Intercepting middleboxes have also contributed to the delayed release of TLS 1.3 in browsers. It is our hope that raising awareness around this issue will help software vendors that rely on interception to realize the risks of this practice.
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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

This is a technical article that sheds light onto a potential security risk that all digital professionals should be aware of as we generally assume that SSL and HTTPS will keep our conversations secure over the Internet.

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Smartphones are driving all growth in web traffic

Smartphones are driving all growth in web traffic | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Smartphones are driving all growth in U.S. web traffic, while tablets and computer web access has declined, according to new data from Adobe Analytics.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Mobile is eating the world and the stats tend to prove that this is true. Companies that do not have a mobile strategy or support mobile on their websites are at risk of loosing leads, clients, customers, etc.

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How to Browse the Web and Leave No Trace

How to Browse the Web and Leave No Trace | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
On today’s web it’s hard to set a (digital) foot online without it attracting dozens of trackers and log entries, as companies look to learn everything about you and sell that data on to advertisers. To hide you’ve got a few tools at your disposal, many of which we’ve talked about in the past, and all of which add up to a largely anonymous browsing experience. What we can’t do is promise 100 percent that you won’t be tracked—we’re not privy to the inner workings of the FBI or your employer’s IT system—but this is as much as you can do.
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This is the basics you need to know: incognito mode, VPNs and TOR network. If you don't read this.

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Evolution of Dropbox’s Edge Network shows 50% performance improvement and makes the case for #CDN

Evolution of Dropbox’s Edge Network shows 50% performance improvement and makes the case for #CDN | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Since launching Magic Pocket last year, we’ve been storing and serving more than 90 percent of our users’ data on our own custom-built infrastructure, which has helped us to be more efficient and improved performance for our users globally.
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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Internet is a global resource and often we forget that there is a cost to delivering web pages across the world. This paper from Dropbox shows just how important it is to use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for websites.

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17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify

17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

What does 2017 have in store for us? We asked the industry’s experts for their views on the future of web design trends.

  1. Conversational interfaces
  2. Machine learning
  3. Emotionally intelligent design
  4. Virtual reality
  5. Location and context awareness
  6. Micro-interactions
  7. Colors
  8. Cohesive experiences
  9. Even more JavaScript!
  10. Designed failure
  11. Design sprints
  12. Better collaboration across design and development
  13. Merging of UX and service design
  14. Facebook and Google as destinations for content
  15. Credibility becomes king
  16. Mass disruption to foundational Internet services
  17. The rise of the diversity designer
  18. Bonus: 2017 According to Jeffrey Zeldman
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Lots of elements to account for in your 2017 digital strategy.

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The Internet Health Report: @mozilla 

The Internet Health Report: @mozilla  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Mozilla’s new open source initiative to document and explain what’s happening to the health of the Internet. Combining research from multiple sources, we collect data on five key topics and offer a brief overview of each.

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Mozilla has always been promoting Internet security and privacy and this new report paves the way for a very interesting ongoing look at key elements of the public Internet.

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Your #browser has a 'fingerprint' & online #trackers use it to follow your online activity #PrivacyAware 

Your #browser has a 'fingerprint' & online #trackers use it to follow your online activity #PrivacyAware  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Online tracking is no longer about "cookies." New technology helps trackers link online breadcrumbs — including across devices — through browser settings, battery levels and other details.
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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

We are being tracked everywhere as I reported in a previous article about behavioral tracking: http://fmcs.digital/blog/behavioral-tracking-explained-in-9min-video-by-gary_kovacs-via-ted-mustsee-privacyaware-dataprivacyday/ 

This new tracking method is very clever as it uses your browser configuration settings to derive an almost unique fingerprint to track you everywhere, even in the absence of cookies or ad beacons on a web page. On this Data Privacy day 2017, be aware, and be careful.

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Today is Data Privacy Day: what will you do to protect yourself better? #PrivacyAware @DataPrivacyDay 

Today is Data Privacy Day: what will you do to protect yourself better? #PrivacyAware @DataPrivacyDay  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Data Privacy Day Reminds Organizations That Protecting Customers’ Privacy is Critical to Their Business

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If you only do one thing here is what you should be doing: 

http://fmcs.digital/blog/digital-moi-introduction/ 

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Inspect Element: How to Temporarily Edit Any Webpage

Inspect Element: How to Temporarily Edit Any Webpage | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
There's a powerful tool hiding in your browser: Inspect Element.
Right-click on any webpage, click Inspect, and you'll see the innards of that site: its source code, the images and CSS that form its design, the fonts and icons it uses, and the Javascript code that power
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A simple overview of a very useful and powerful tool.

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17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify

17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
What does 2017 have in store for us? We asked the industry’s experts for their views on the future of web design trends.
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Always good to know what is trendy to make sure we can support it with digital technology.

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Robson Grant's curator insight, January 12, 2017 9:57 AM
The internet is only 9291 days old (25 years, 5 months, 7 days including today). On 6 August 1991 the World Wide Web became publicly available. If you're into technology and the net and want a glimpse into where it's headed the Peter Smart: The Future of the Web and How to Prepare for it Now video is a must watch.
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In 2016 renewable energy became cheaper than coal & other Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity 

In 2016 renewable energy became cheaper than coal & other Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity. Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity.

For this “2017 Kick-Off” blog, I reviewed 52 weeks of science and technology breakthroughs, and categorized them into the top 10 tech trends changing our world.

I’m blown away by how palpable the feeling of exponential change has become.

I’m also certain that 99.999% of humanity doesn’t understand or appreciate the ramifications of what is coming.

In this blog, enjoy the top 10 tech trends of the past 12 months and why they are important to you.

Farid Mheir's insight:

I am not a big fan of trends and yearly predictions as a glimpse into the future. However, I like them because they provide a good state of the nation - a condensed picture of where we are and what are hot topics. 

 

This review is of particular value in that respect and I especially like #2 where author states "2016 was the year solar and renewable energy became cheaper than coal" because it goes against what we often hear, yet confirms something we expect will happen as it has been predicted for such a long time.

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Using Progressive Web Apps

Using Progressive Web Apps | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Why choose between website and native apps when you can use both at the same time? With PWAs, you can browse what you want to, whenever you want to.
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Christopher Herbert's comment, January 10, 2017 3:36 AM
Thanks https://www.synapseindia.website/solutions/mobile_application_development.php
Jean-Anne McMahon's curator insight, January 12, 2017 8:42 AM
No more separate apps for web and mobile in the future.
 
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What the entire internet looked like in September 1973

What the entire internet looked like in September 1973 | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Before it became a ginormous ocean of information carrying over a zettabyte of physical transcontinental connections, the internet used to be a lot simpler. Half a century ago, the entirety of ARPANET, predecessor of the internet, was just 45 computers connected to 40 nodes. The logical map above shows the state of the internet in Sept. 1973. It was charted by Advance
Farid Mheir's insight:

Sometimes good to look back when you wan to se ahead.

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Ronald Przygodzki's curator insight, December 25, 2016 11:57 AM
Wild how far we've moved on..
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Why #AdBlockers May be as Bad as the #Ads they are blocking: they need to make $$ using ads+tracking

Why #AdBlockers May be as Bad as the #Ads they are blocking: they need to make $$ using ads+tracking | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
For publishers and advertisers, Internet ad blockers are a scourge. But the blockers also have to pay the bills.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Surveillance is part of the web browsing experience mostly due to ads and social beacons. Trying to block them off not only degrades the user experience but may not provide the expected benefits as it may provide a different type of surveillance. Ad blocking does not appear to be the solution after all. So what can provide more privacy when surfing the web? The question remains open.

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Jean-Marie Grange's comment, December 20, 2016 1:12 PM
Maybe one solution would be for content publishers to offer the choice of paying a fair amount for ad-free content... http://sco.lt/7CrAVl
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Inside Russia’s Creepy, Innovative Internet and other #video stories on #digital via @valleyhack @bloomberg

Inside Russia’s Creepy, Innovative Internet and other #video stories on #digital via @valleyhack @bloomberg | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
For the past five years, Russia’s been building walls around its web and packing it with tech oligarchs, startup cities, face-finding algorithms, hacker hunters, and, of course, a few bears.
Farid Mheir's insight:

Hello World is an amazing series of video reports on digital transformations and Internet and technology. I find this episode on Russia of particular interest regarding privacy - or the loss of privacy. Must listen.

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