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366 Security Certifications show just how complex it is to become an expert in the field

366 Security Certifications show just how complex it is to become an expert in the field | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

IT Security Certification Roadmap charting security implementation, architecture, management, analysis, offensive, and defensive operation certifications.

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WHY IT MATTERS: cyber security is more important than never yet the field is huge and requires a lot of knowledge, as evidenced by this list of 366 security certifications.

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Voyage Commander is a state-of-the-art self-driving robot taxi that has a number of important limitations and sheds light into what is possible and what is not

Voyage Commander is a state-of-the-art self-driving robot taxi that has a number of important limitations and sheds light into what is possible and what is not | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

When Commander detects that something in the road ahead cannot be handled by itself, it gracefully transitions control to Telessist, our novel remote assistance technology. Telessist enables our robotaxi service to scale quicker, safely driving riders through any scenario that the world can throw at us.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a very interesting article about a robot taxi system, how it works and its limitations. Fun read to understand what is possible and what is not in self driving tech today. This is important because many of digital transformation use case depend on this for profitability (for example eCommerce delivery cost should reduce drastically when this available).

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Ambitions vs Reality in #web #Personalization highlights the fact that many talk about it but few have done it via @realStoryGroup 

Ambitions vs Reality in #web #Personalization highlights the fact that many talk about it but few have done it via @realStoryGroup  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A recent meeting of Real Story Group’s MarTech Stack Leadership Council focused on personalization lessons learned. These sessions with large-enterprise stack owners are confidential, so I can’t share specific details and recommendations, but some high-level themes might interest you.

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WHY IT MATTERS: personalization is like sex for teenagers, everyone's talking about it but few have done it ;-)

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A bunch of informative #infographics on Google Cloud services by @pvergadia @theCloudGirl

A bunch of informative #infographics on Google Cloud services by @pvergadia @theCloudGirl | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Where should you run your app in Google Cloud? #GCPSketchnote
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WHY IT MATTERS: this is just one infographics on Google Cloud services with others here https://thecloudgirl.dev/index.html and here https://github.com/priyankavergadia/GCPSketchnote . Unlike so many infographics these ones are actually useful... ;-)

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5 Emerging Technologies Trends include composite architectures and digital twins from @Gartner #HypeCycle

5 Emerging Technologies Trends include composite architectures and digital twins from @Gartner #HypeCycle | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020 highlights technologies that will significantly affect business, society and people over the next 5 to 10 years. This year's highlights 5 unique trends - find out what they are here.

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WHY IT MATTERS: another hype cycle, but with 2 important trends: composite architectures and digital me. In that context I wrote qui a bit about this years ago. See here for example: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pyramid-digital-needs-farid-mheir/

 

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Artificial intelligence trends from @Gartner #hypeCycle #AI

Artificial intelligence trends from @Gartner #hypeCycle #AI | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Gartner Hype Cycle shows firms deemed "fast followers" should be working on an AI business. For early adopters, AI scalability is the next frontier.

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WHY IT MATTERS: fun to see these trends and realize there are technologies that can be applied today ... but many that we hear about in the news that are 10 years away ;-)

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Cloudflare Radar shows how the covid in 2020 has changed the #internet traffic and usage

Cloudflare Radar shows how the covid in 2020 has changed the #internet traffic and usage | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Today we are launching a dedicated Year In Review page with interactive maps and charts where you can explore what changed on the Internet in 2020. Year In Review is part of Cloudflare Radar.

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WHY IT MATTERS: always interesting to track internet traffic from the infrastructure providers. Here Cloudflare but also Akamai, etc.

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A Guide to Saas #ecommerce technologies via @Plytix

A Guide to Saas #ecommerce technologies via @Plytix | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

SaaS-based ecommerce technology offers all the features modern retailers need to serve their customers and run their businesses effectively. And because it’s hosted off-site by a vendor with subject matter expertise in their specific industry and software, good SaaS ecommerce tech is always up to date, always ready to handle new market trends, and always ready to scale as your business grows and changes.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a simple overview of cloud based ecommerce solutions that small businesses should consider.

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An Absurdly Basic Bug Let Anyone Grab All of Parler's Data via @WIRED HT @NunoBarbeita @umlaut21

An Absurdly Basic Bug Let Anyone Grab All of Parler's Data via @WIRED HT @NunoBarbeita @umlaut21 | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Parler lacked the most basic security measures that would have prevented the automated scraping of the site's data. It even ordered its posts by number in the site's URLs, so that anyone could have easily, programmatically downloaded the site's millions of posts. Parler's cardinal security sin is known as an insecure direct object reference,

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: security has become central in our age of digital transformation. Yet, it seems, most people are either unaware of basic security principles, or not willing to invest time or money to do it. And I am not even talking of doing it *well*. Just implementing proper security measure. In this case it affect Parler, which in itself I don't much care about (they deserve it for such a stupid mistake). But their lack of security impacts their users privacy as well. And that includes potentially millions of people (in the photo, 68000 video have been geolocated - too bad for keeping your anonymity ;-)

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51 #martech stacks shared in the 2020 Stackie Awards, are illustrated examples of modern marketing toolsets that every company should use for inspiration and guidance

51 #martech stacks shared in the 2020 Stackie Awards, are illustrated examples of modern marketing toolsets that every company should use for inspiration and guidance | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

This is the 6th year that we have run The Stackies as an awards contest that invites marketers to send in a single slide illustrating their marketing stack — the collection of martech tools they use and the way they conceptualize them together as a whole. Although we award trophies for a few winning entries for the ideas they shared, any stack that works for the team who uses it is a winner where it really matters. But through this contest, the martech community at large wins, by learning from the many examples their peers so generously share. A big,

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WHY IT MATTERS: not sure if you are using the right tools for your marketing activities, this TOP50 list will provide a starting point.

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Visual Search is a powerful #AI solution with huge opportunities for #eCommerce and product discovery

Visual Search is a powerful #AI solution with huge opportunities for #eCommerce and product discovery | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A new way to find images on Unsplash

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WHY IT MATTERS: machine learning biggest contribution is with image analysis and the visual search feature is a great example of a useful application. Of course search engines and eCommerce are low hanging fruits but what are business use cases for this? Find me the user manual for this part? Where is this product in the warehouse? Etc.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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,’

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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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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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