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How to Disappear Online at WhoIsHostingThis.com

How to Disappear Online at WhoIsHostingThis.com | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to disappear online? Simply vanish from the electronic realm? Read on to discover how to remove your private info from the Internet.
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Very useful, if not complete, list of things to do to erase your life on the Internet. The post also has useful links to services that can partially automate the process.

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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  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | 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“.

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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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How Chinese tech giants like Alibaba are bringing AI to neighborhood corner stores - ensuring they remain supplier of choice for the long term

How Chinese tech giants like Alibaba are bringing AI to neighborhood corner stores - ensuring they remain supplier of choice for the long term | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The future of retail is playing out in China's mom-and-pop shops. Alibaba says that over the last year, it has redone about 1 million mom and pop shops like the Huangs' across China. It has done the same with about a hundred superstores. Big and small, these outlets buy all their goods through Alibaba's platform and pay using its affiliate Alipay app.

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WHY IT MATTERS: chinese eCommerce giants are making sure there is no difference between on-line and in-store, paying to renovate stores with the latest hitech (AI, Big Data) and turning them into loyal customers. The future of retail is being defined in China.

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Three Signals Your Industry Is About to Be Disrupted

Disruption rarely comes out of nowhere — so if you see these key signs, take action to limit your risk.

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WHY IT MATTERS: many are denying that digital disruption will affect their industry. These 3 factors are a good litmus test to determine if you are at risk.

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Evolution of #CloudComputing includes #fogComputing as #InternetOfThings proliferate - see this short video intro #IOT via @jssprenger

What is fog computing, and why is it necessary? This 2-minute video provides a quick overview and introduction.

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WHY IT MATTERS: always good to stay abreast of the latest buzzword... ;-)

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#3Dprinting in #Montreal schools show the potential to learn by doing - L’imprimante 3D arrive, et elle va changer nos vies @icipremiere

#3Dprinting in #Montreal schools show the potential to learn by doing - L’imprimante 3D arrive, et elle va changer nos vies @icipremiere | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

L’imprimante 3D arrive, et elle va changer nos viesL’imprimante 3D arrive, et elle va changer nos vies (Écouter la liste complète) 3 éléments 20 min Option Ma radioPARTAGERPlusComme la plupart des technologies émergentes, l’imprimante 3D soulève la curiosité. Plusieurs spécialistes s’entendent pour dire que ce n’est pas une invention comme les autres. Elle pourrait transformer l’économie mondiale et révolutionner les habitudes de vie des familles. Découvrez le pouvoir de l’imprimante 3D dans cette série de reportages.

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WHY IT MATTERS: follow the link below to the June 10 story and listen to how a school in Montreal has 6 3dprinters for their students to use and build the best spinning wheel. The potentials are endless: science, art, architecture, etc.. Why don't we do the same in offices ie. equip them with those small devices to let employees try new designs of things they struggle with on a daily basis?

 

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/les-annees-lumiere 

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You need an #Innovation labs to stay in business today - a review of 70 corporations that have setup a lab in recent years

You need an #Innovation labs to stay in business today - a review of 70 corporations that have setup a lab in recent years | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Innovation is critical for established companies to stay relevant in the face of disruption. Here's our list of corporate innovation labs.

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WHY IT MATTERS: everyone asks how they change do digital transformation. For one thing, setting up an independent lab can be a good place to start.

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TGI Friday's #AI-powered #marketing #chatbot drives $150 million (with virtual bartenders and more) #AI 

TGI Friday's #AI-powered #marketing #chatbot drives $150 million (with virtual bartenders and more) #AI  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Restaurant chain TGI Fridays has used AI to double its off-premise business over the last year — and is seeing such fast growth that the company has struggled to keep up.

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WHY IT MATTERS: AI in marketing holds many promises and case studies like this one may prove useful to determine if AI and chatbots should be part of your digital strategy.

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François DEMONGEOT's curator insight, June 15, 5:29 AM

A double trend to watch - Services development drive the growth of the economy , no longer products - For services Understanding the customer expectation has always been key , AI among other techniques is a real booster

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When Your Employees Post Passwords Online in public Trello boards and other public SaaS solutions you may have serious data security issues via @brianKrebs #KrebsOnSecurity

When Your Employees Post Passwords Online in public Trello boards and other public SaaS solutions you may have serious data security issues via @brianKrebs #KrebsOnSecurity | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Last month’s story about organizations exposing passwords and other sensitive data via collaborative online spaces at Trello.com only scratched the surface of the problem. A deeper dive suggests a large number of government agencies, marketing firms, healthcare organizations and IT support companies are publishing credentials via public Trello boards that quickly get indexed by the major search engines.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this article is a reminder that the use of public software as a service tools may lead to exposure of critical and private corporate data. In the past, locking everything down behind corporate firewall and network meant this was not possible. At the same time, remote work and collaboration with partners around the globe was very difficult. CIOs would like to return to the good old days but users certainly do not want that. Proper governance must be enforced with these new tools and systems.

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Modern #Marketing Department #outsource a large portion of their work as they make the #digital transformation towards skills that are rare and in high demand

Modern #Marketing Department #outsource a large portion of their work as they make the #digital transformation towards skills that are rare and in high demand | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The ecosystem of third-party partners is only getting more complex as technology proliferates: creative, media, digital, research, communications, management consulting firms, data partners and marketing/advertising technology vendors.
With so much choice, CMOs worldwide outsource a good number of marketing services, according to Newbase’s January 2018 survey.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital transformation often requires new processes, skills and organisation chart. This chart explains what to keep in-house and what to outsource.

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Online Shopping Gaining Traction in Canada - 2% of total sales growing to 5% in 2020 via @nielsen

Online Shopping Gaining Traction in Canada - 2% of total sales growing to 5% in 2020 via @nielsen | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Today, online fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales account for 2% of total FMCG sales, or $2.2 billion, in Canada. However, that number is expected to reach 5.3%, nearly $6 billion by 2020. On top of that, Nielsen estimates Canadian FMCG e-commerce sales to outpace brick and mortar store sales by a margin of seven to one.

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WHY IT MATTERS: eCommerce is growing even in fast moving goods (as opposed to categories such as travel or electronics)

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#AI at Google: our principles

#AI at Google: our principles | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We’re announcing seven principles to guide our work in AI. We believe these principles are the right foundation for our company and the future development of AI. This approach is consistent with the values laid out in our original Founders’ Letter back in 2004. There we made clear our intention to take a long-term perspective, even if it means making short-term tradeoffs. We said it then, and we believe it now.

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WHY IT MATTERS: it is great to see companies create AI using these principles. Most interesting also are the areas that Google plans to avoid. Let's hope all others - including nation states - also will adhere to those principles...

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#weekend Read what is #GitHub and why is it such a big deal?... other than the #Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion acquisition price tag of course! via @Bloomberg

#weekend Read what is #GitHub and why is it such a big deal?... other than the #Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion acquisition price tag of course! via @Bloomberg | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

If only everything worked like this! Why are we still sending files around via email? Why aren’t there multiple branching versions of everything? Why do we pretend that there’s any canonical version of anything? (Because we have to make money.) Git acknowledges a long-held, shared, and hard-to-express truth, which is that the world is ever-shifting and nothing is ever finished.

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WHY IT MATTERS: every techno geek knows GitHub and appreciates it. This article explains it for the rest of us (you actually ;-)...

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Compare your company's digital maturity with others in your industry with this interactive tool from @MIT @Deloitte

Compare your company's digital maturity with others in your industry with this interactive tool from @MIT @Deloitte | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In the 2018 Digital Business Report, MIT SMR and Deloitte find that digitally maturing organizations encourage distributed leadership and a healthy appetite for experimentation.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital transformation allows companies to mature in their use of digital in the organization. This MIT research survey provides an interactive tool to compare yourself against others in your industry.

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Coming of Age Digitally: research shows that being #digital is not about technology @MIT @Deloitte #digitalTransformation

Coming of Age Digitally: research shows that being #digital is not about technology @MIT @Deloitte #digitalTransformation | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The biggest difference respondents cite is the pace of doing business. Put simply, digital business requires companies to act and respond faster than they ever have before.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital transformation allows companies to mature in their use of digital in the organization. This MIT research survey shows that "digital" companies are very different than traditional ones.

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What makes a great leader, explained in 8 counterintuitive charts

What makes a great leader, explained in 8 counterintuitive charts | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
A lot of the common wisdom we have about working together is wrong.
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WHY IT MATTERS: I am a very visual person - those are just great ways to visualize things we know.

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Coming of Age Digitally: digital transformation requires rapid experimentation and fail-forward-fast attitude @MIT @Deloitte #digitalMaturity

Coming of Age Digitally: digital transformation requires rapid experimentation and fail-forward-fast attitude @MIT @Deloitte #digitalMaturity | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

While experiments in organizations will likely move more slowly than those on digital platforms, increased digitization of communications and other business processes creates the opportunity for rapid experimentation or allows for “natural experiments,” where researchers can compare data on differences that occur as a result of normal business routines.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital transformation allows companies to mature in their use of digital in the organization. This MIT research survey shows that "digital" companies embrace experimentation at all levels in the organization.

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Coming of Age Digitally: @MIT @Deloitte research shows that executives need to change their leaders to digitally transform their organization

Coming of Age Digitally: @MIT @Deloitte research shows that executives need to change their leaders to digitally transform their organization | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Leading organizations that are characterized by continual learning and experimentation require new skills, approaches, and capabilities.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital transformation allows companies to mature in their use of digital in the organization. This MIT research survey shows that it is not a question of technology and that executives and leaders must transform as well.

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Coming of Age Digitally: an @MIT + @Deloitte survey on digital transformation speed is increasing and that laggards need to start their digital roadmap ASAP

Coming of Age Digitally: an @MIT + @Deloitte survey on digital transformation speed is increasing and that laggards need to start their digital roadmap ASAP | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Based on a global survey of more than 4,300 managers, executives, and analysts and 17 interviews with executives and thought leaders, MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte’s1 fourth annual study of digital business shows that the digital business environment is fundamentally different from the traditional one. Digitally maturing companies recognize the differences and are evolving how they learn and lead in order to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing market.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital transformation allows companies to mature in their use of digital in the organization. This MIT research survey shows that the speed of transformation is increasing, leaving laggards behind.

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How to leverage #BusinessArchitecture approach to support business innovation and #digitalTransformation HT @daniellambert07 ‏

How to leverage #BusinessArchitecture approach to support business innovation and #digitalTransformation HT @daniellambert07 ‏ | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

 Through a financial service example, this article will show how Business Model Canvas, Customer Journey Mapping, Customer Value Mapping, Value Streams mapped for each customer segment or persona where each Value Stream is linked to its enabling Business Capabilities can assist organizations in facing their business transformation to deliver a more customer driven enterprise.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a great article that shows how to use business architecture methodology and deliverables to support business innovation and digital transformation.

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Canada’s Digital ID Future - white paper by Canadian Bankers makes the case for creation of a national federated #digitalID system and regulation - I agree! #security #privacy 

Canada’s Digital ID Future - white paper by Canadian Bankers makes the case for creation of a national federated #digitalID system and regulation - I agree! #security #privacy  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In this brief, we highlight why Canada needs a digital identity system, how other countries have made progress in this area and the lessons we can learn from those experiences to build a system in Canada.

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WHY IT MATTERS: digital identification is at the base of the digital pyramid of needs. This white papers details the requirements for a national digital identification system that includes proper government regulations. FINALLY!

For more on the digital pyramid of needs: http://fmcs.digital/blog/pyramid-of-digital-needs/ 

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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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Fourth Industrial Revolution | Explore | TOPLINK

Fourth Industrial Revolution | Explore | TOPLINK | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril. The speed, breadth and depth of this revolution is forcing us to rethink how countries develop, how organisations create value and even what it means to be human. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. The real opportunity is to look beyond technology, and find ways to give the greatest number of people the ability to positively impact their families, organisations and communities.

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WHY IT MATTERS: the world economic forum provides a trove of useful data and analysis on topics related to the 4th industrial revolution. It provides useful insight into key digital technologies related to that topics as well.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 4, 5:56 AM
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to help everyone, including leaders, policy-makers and people from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. The real opportunity is to look beyond technology, and find ways to give the greatest number of people the ability to positively impact their families, organisations and communities.
Peter Langerbeck's curator insight, June 8, 7:41 AM
We have to keep pace with development. IRL 5.0 is on the door step.
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Is this the future of the Internet of Things? #IOT #M2M via @wef

Is this the future of the Internet of Things? #IOT #M2M via @wef | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Think of the trends we’ve seen emerge in recent years:

  • Sensors and actuators, including implantables and wearables, that let us capture more data and impressions from more objects in more places, and that affect the environment around them.
  • Ubiquitous computing and hyperconnectivity, which exponentially increase the flow of data between people and devices and among devices themselves.
  • Nanotechnology and nanomaterials, which let us build ever more complex devices at microscopic scale.
  • Artificial intelligence, in which algorithms become increasingly capable of making decisions based on past performance and desired results.
  • Vision as an interface to participate in and control augmented and virtual reality
  • Blockchain technology, which makes all kinds of digital transactions secure, verifiable, and potentially automatic.
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WHY IT MATTERS: the number of devices connected to the Internet will dwarf anything else we've seen since the early web  and usher an era of machine-to-machine and AI infused solutions, further bridging the real-world and the digital world.

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The Cloud is Not Flat – Analysis of the Gartner #Cloud #Infrastructure quadrant via @charlesfitz

The Cloud is Not Flat – Analysis of the Gartner #Cloud #Infrastructure quadrant via @charlesfitz | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Update of the geographic view of Gartner’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Magic Quadrant.

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WHY IT MATTERS: cloud computing Gartner quadrant analyzed to show that Seattle region is home to the industry leaders.

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Separating the Clowns from the Clouds: IBM+Oracle not in same league as Google+Amazon+Microsoft on #CloudCOmputing 

Separating the Clowns from the Clouds: IBM+Oracle not in same league as Google+Amazon+Microsoft on #CloudCOmputing  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

As I keep repeating, CAPEX is both a prerequisite to play in the big boy cloud and confirmation of customer success. Both IBM and Oracle are tens of billions of dollars in cloud infrastructure CAPEX behind Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Oracle’s spending has at least ticked up, but their spending is not enough to keep pace, much less to have any hope of catching up to the infrastructure of the big three.

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WHY IT MATTERS: there are only 3 players in cloud computing market: Google, Amazon, microsoft. Sorry IBM & Oracle just don't make the cut. Here is a great analysis of why this is so.

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Internet of Things Trend Research shows the potential applications clusters #IOT via @noggle

Internet of Things Trend Research shows the potential applications clusters #IOT via @noggle | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Upcoming trends in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT). A cognitive map which depicts popular phrases and subjects for IoT in the patents database.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this analysis of 90M patents highlights the most important applications of Internet Of Things.

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