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This post summarizes what I think about when I refer to #digitalTransformation: What comes after smartphones? via @BenedictEvans

This post summarizes what I think about when I refer to #digitalTransformation: What comes after smartphones? via @BenedictEvans | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

There’s an old saying that the first fifty years of the car industry were about creating car companies and working out what cars should look like, and the second fifty years were about what happened once everyone had a car - they were about McDonalds and Walmart, suburbs and the remaking of the world around the car, for good and of course bad. The innovation in cars became everything around the car. One could suggest the same today about smartphones - now the innovation comes from everything else that happens around them.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this post is a bit theoretical for someone not bathing in digital transformation all day as I do (mostly). It explores what could come next but more importantly stresses an important fact: we now have a new platform - the mobile phone - in our pockets that has the potential to transform our world. We have started to see this with eCommerce - physical retail stores become irrelevant and we can price compare from anywhere - but we have yet to see the real impact of eCommerce+mobile+cloud+5G. THIS is what I think about most days...

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Remote Work is Changing the Employee Experience via @Fjord @Accenture 2021 #trends

Remote Work is Changing the Employee Experience via @Fjord @Accenture 2021 #trends | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Accenture notes that technology has reframed our relationships with work, working hours & workspaces for years, with this shift accelerating in 2020. 

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WHY IT MATTERS: suggestions for improvements in 2021 from Accenture include rethinking innovation, delivery, last mile and  remote work.

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A pandemic digital silver lining: Companies digitized many activities 20 to 25 times faster during COVID-19 via @McKinsey

A pandemic digital silver lining: Companies digitized many activities 20 to 25 times faster during COVID-19 via @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We asked executives how long they expected it would have taken their companies prepandemic to digitize 12 different activities and how long it actually took them once the coronavirus hit.

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WHY IT MATTERS: "quand on veut, on peut".

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Use Lighthouse for performance budgets: a #must for website development

Use Lighthouse for performance budgets: a #must for website development | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Lighthouse now supports performance budgets. This feature, LightWallet, can be set up in under five minutes and provides feedvack on the size and quantity of page resources.

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WHY IT MATTERS: setting performance budget for websites is a great practice to ensure that the final result behaves as expected.

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Server-Side Rendering vs. Static Site Generation #SSR vs #SSG

Server-Side Rendering vs. Static Site Generation #SSR vs #SSG | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In this article I’m going to try and demystify SSR and SSG and learn where they can actually help us.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a good intro article about the differences between SSR and SSG. So you are buzzword compliant in 2021! ;-)

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A #caseStudy on building all-new, fast-loading, easy-to-use, and fancy designed #website built from scratch with Gatsby, Forestry and Vercel #staticSiteGeneration

A #caseStudy on building all-new, fast-loading, easy-to-use, and fancy designed #website built from scratch with Gatsby, Forestry and Vercel #staticSiteGeneration | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The all-new fast-loading, easy-to-use, and fancy designed website built from scratch with Gatsby, Forestry and Vercel was a tough cookie. 

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WHY IT MATTERS: been playing with static site solutions recently as it seems a natural evolution for websites, blog, etc. This article is a good case study of a web design firm that are now on their 2nd version of their static website. Lots of tech references and links for those like me still learning about the stuff.

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2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report Is A Compressive Analysis Of The Top Cyber Threats That Occurred Last Year

2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report Is A Compressive Analysis Of The Top Cyber Threats That Occurred Last Year | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Falcon OverWatch managed threat hunting team and the CrowdStrike Services team present selected analysis that highlights the most significant events and trends in the past year of cyber threat activity. This analysis demonstrates how threat intelligence and proactive hunting can provide a deeper understanding of the motives, objectives and activities of these actors — information that can empower swift proactive countermeasures to better defend your valuable data now and in the future.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: until the 2021 report is released, the 2020 report will do to understand the cybercriminality at the world level. I'd love to read a report but from Russia's or China's viewpoint though... 

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The Twelve-Factor App is #mustread for all software developers

The Twelve-Factor App is #mustread for all software developers | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A methodology for building modern, scalable, maintainable software-as-a-service apps.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this is great reference for all developers to back to every year to remind themselves what to do and how to do it. Unfortunately, not many do it ... or forget during the year. It is a quick read of things that every developer should put at the top of their list.

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Amazon Location is now offering Maps and Location Awareness to AWS Applications

Amazon Location is now offering Maps and Location Awareness to AWS Applications | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We want to make it easier and more cost-effective for you to add maps, location awareness, and other location-based features to your web and mobile applications. Until now, doing this has been somewhat complex and expensive, and also tied you to the business and programming models of a single provider. Introducing Amazon Location Service Today […]

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WHY IT MATTERS: this is big news as Amazon now prepares to offer an alternative to Google maps. Based on its delivery fleet and trucks information, this solution now offers a useful solution for AWS users.

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The #eCommerce Trends 2021 from @divante sound about right

The #eCommerce Trends 2021 from @divante sound about right | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The eCommerce Trends 2021 report ranks the most significant trends in the years to come based on the opinions of eCommerce experts.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: the explosion of ecommerce due to covid lockdown will see impacts in years to come. This list sounds about right regarding what's coming in the foreseable future...

Filip Nowakowski's curator insight, December 17, 2020 6:53 AM
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"The origins of C programming language" from @Arstechnica is a history lesson on the genesis of #software development and #computer engineering #mustRead - and listen to the video

"The origins of C programming language" from @Arstechnica is a history lesson on the genesis of #software development and #computer engineering #mustRead - and listen to the video | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In the early 1960s, it was common to think, ‘We are building a new computer, so we need a new programming language,’

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this short article is must read for anyone in the field to understand where things we used today come from (web, PHP, etc.). A bit technical but very approachable, what strikes me most is that everything we used today - Internet, iPhones, eCommerce & digital transformation in general - are no more than 60-70 years old. We are digital puberty with 40 year old software parents. Keep that in mind as you think about your digital transformation. 

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Do you know about the /uses page? You should! Great way to find out what other #geeks setup is (software, frameworks, computers, etc.) #mustSee #weekendread

Do you know about the /uses page? You should! Great way to find out what other #geeks setup is (software, frameworks, computers, etc.) #mustSee #weekendread | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A list of /uses pages detailing developer setups, gear, software and configs.

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WHY IT MATTERS: recently found this compilation of /uses pages. Browse it and you'll discover new tools, systems, framework, techniques, etc. that developers use to be productive. My page is not yet up but should be coming soon!

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Selling Direct to Consumer #DTC is gaining in popularity with manufacturer and this report lays out the PROs and CONs via @PriceSpider

Selling Direct to Consumer #DTC is gaining in popularity with manufacturer and this report lays out the PROs and CONs via @PriceSpider | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A hype free guide to an all channel approach to selling your brand direct to consumer.

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WHY IT MATTERS: useful reference when considering going direct to consumers as there are PROs and CONs for doing it and this report highlights them well.

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Top #1 TODO to be the best #Marketer in 2021 is ... #digitalTransformation - no kidding, #digital is the way to go for success in #Marketing #itsGoodToBeRight

Top #1 TODO to be the best #Marketer in 2021 is ... #digitalTransformation - no kidding, #digital is the way to go for success in #Marketing #itsGoodToBeRight | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Well. It is certainly safe to say that 2020 has been tumultuous.

Marketers have been thrown challenges from every angle. This report takes a reflection through the past year and looks at what marketers should do to improve their ability to compete in 2021.

In this guide you will learn:-

  • The importance of embracing digital transformation
  • How to be a helpful and genuine marketer
  • What it means to be data driven in decision making
  • And so much more.
Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: key insight for marketers: success lies in embracing digital transformation. And what's the topic of my blog for 10 years? Digital transformation of business. BOOM! ;-)

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RETURNS ARE A MAJOR ISSUE for #eCommerce. Case in point: return rates of 50% for @zalando may be typical but still represent a *huge* waste of time, effort, energy, etc. Solutions exist but are not...

RETURNS ARE A MAJOR ISSUE for #eCommerce. Case in point: return rates of 50% for @zalando may be typical but still represent a *huge* waste of time, effort, energy, etc. Solutions exist but are not... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

From the top 500 report on delivery in Europe

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WHY IT MATTERS: 50% return rates stated as "normal" for this retailer: I find it shameful and unsustainable for many reasons (economic and environmental for starters). It is great that only 0.05% end up in the landfill but this is not the case in most organizations: returns are at best discounted and most often trashed. How can small retailers build profitable eCommerce business models when 1in2 or 1in10 orders gets returned? It may work ok for apparel or luxury or other high margins segments, but for most retailers this is not the case. Returns are a problem and they need to be addressed!

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Top 500 report of Europe's #eDelivery retailers via @internetRetail @retailX #delivery #ecommerce #fulfillment #delivery

Top 500 report of Europe's #eDelivery retailers via @internetRetail @retailX #delivery #ecommerce #fulfillment #delivery | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Our ranking shows that it is not all about having absurdly fast
or absurdly cheap delivery – retailers should not fear a race to
the bottom in terms of profit margins. What we believe they should
prioritise is a wide range of offerings that suit their product ranges
and customer base.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this report is Europe centric and provides some useful nuggets of information about what makes the best eCommerce retailers successful. Automation, customer service, data and analytics and many others. Nice reference to keep handy when you want to audit or plan your delivery improvements.

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A bit of #geek trivia and history: why every #Java class starts with 0xCAFEBABE magic number #software

A bit of #geek trivia and history: why every #Java class starts with 0xCAFEBABE magic number #software | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The first four bytes of every Java class file are specified to be 0xCAFEBABE, a magic number that can help tools quickly differentiate likely class files from non class files.

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WHY IT MATTERS: well, it doesn't really but still counts as great #geek trivia. Also, see this forum thread from 1996 where other trivia is explained, including DEADBEEF... ;-)

https://www.artima.com/insidejvm/whyCAFEBABE.html

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The Commerce Platform Evaluation Guide from @Shopify provides useful insights and criteria to help pick a solution and is of course #biased ;-)

The Commerce Platform Evaluation Guide from @Shopify provides useful insights and criteria to help pick a solution and is of course #biased ;-) | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Choose a future-ready commerce platform for your best (and worst) days with this guide.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: picking the right ecommerce platform is not easy. This guide can help - keeping in mind that it is very biased to Shopify strengths ;-)

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Large #digital #technology projects often bust their budget by 200% but #agile #cloud #servicesArchitecture can help keep things on track says @McKinsey #makesSense

Large #digital #technology projects often bust their budget by 200% but #agile #cloud #servicesArchitecture can help keep things on track says @McKinsey #makesSense | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

However, an unwillingness to admit—or the inability to realize—that the issues are more complex and require more work than anticipated means that problems continue and often get worse. The research is quite clear on this point. Early cost and schedule overruns end up, on average, much worse in most programs, often costing twice as much as anticipated—and that’s despite the interventions of program leaders (see Exhibit 2 for an example analysis).

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this post highlights 6 key elements of successful technology projects. They include agile, cloud and service architecture. No surprise. What is interesting is that they can even prevent projects from busting their budget by 200%, which seems to be the "track record of comparable programs" according to McKinsey... #sad

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Google Shopping for Shopify: The Definitive Guide is a great illustration of the complexity and the craft/skills required to standout in a sea of #ecommerce websites, marketplaces and search engine...

Google Shopping for Shopify: The Definitive Guide is a great illustration of the complexity and the craft/skills required to standout in a sea of #ecommerce websites, marketplaces and search engine... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The only resource you need to profit from Google Shopping on Shopify. Read this free definitive guide for free today to save yourself time and frustration.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this guide is specific about Google and Shopify but the principles apply to all eCommerce solutions and the various discovery channels out there (facebook, Amazon, etc.). It highlights the relative complexity and expertise required to let your eCommerce website standout in a sea of solutions. Retailers thus must learn new ways to market and merchandize their store and their products to standout online. In the illustration from the guide, just crafting the right title for your product names requires time and effort in order to make it easy for users to *find* your products on Google. Not easy, not simple. This is where Le Panier Bleu can help by reducing the clutter and making local retailers standout when buying local is a concern for shoppers...

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How Robinhood Makes Money: a detailed analysis of the solution is an eye-opening read on the potential - and dangers - of #gamification in the #financial sector from @CBInsights

How Robinhood Makes Money: a detailed analysis of the solution is an eye-opening read on the potential - and dangers - of #gamification in the #financial sector from @CBInsights | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Robinhood has made investing accessible for even the most inexperienced first-time investors. But while it has attracted millions of users with its no-fee, gamified approach, critics argue that the company's business model is not without risk.

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WHY IT MATTERS: amazing report on how this "no commission" gamified mobile app makes money. An eye opening read.

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2020 Autonomous Vehicle Technology Report is an #amazing summary of the technologies that make #selfDriving cars possible

2020 Autonomous Vehicle Technology Report is an #amazing summary of the technologies that make #selfDriving cars possible | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The guide to understanding the current state of the art in hardware & software for self-driving vehicles.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this report provides an amazing overview of the technologies that make self-driving a reality.

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MITRE ATT&CK documents common tactics, techniques, and procedures in a framework of #cyberThreats

MITRE ATT&CK documents common tactics, techniques, and procedures in a framework of #cyberThreats | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

MITRE started ATT&CK in 2013 to document common tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that advanced persistent threats use against Windows enterprise networks. ATT&CK was created out of a need to document adversary behaviors for use within a MITRE research project called FMX.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this very complete frameworks provides a great reference to understand the tactics of cyber threats and possible solutions.

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How to Prepare for and Respond to Business Disruptions After Aggressive Cyberattacks via @Gartner - hoping you never have to use this

How to Prepare for and Respond to Business Disruptions After Aggressive Cyberattacks via @Gartner - hoping you never have to use this | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Global boardroom awareness of the increased scale and sophistication of cyberattacks, and their financial and reputational impact, has skyrocketed. To improve response and recovery, security and risk management leaders must align business continuity management with cybersecurity incident response.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a good overview of what to do when you suffer a cyber attack.

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This #startup AID:Tech is creating legal identities for a billion people and makes the case why having a #digitalIdentity has become essential for us all via @WEForum

This #startup AID:Tech is creating legal identities for a billion people and makes the case why having a #digitalIdentity has become essential for us all via @WEForum | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A billion people in the world have no legal identity. Without an ID they can’t open a bank account, get a loan, or even vote. Now a tech entrepreneur has come up with an answer.

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WHY IT MATTERS: an amazing article from WEF about how important digital identity is. The diagram is also a great summary of the potential use cases for digital IDs. In short: its way more than a digital version of your passport.

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