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News use across #SocialMedia platforms in 2020 highlights the need for editorial and fact checking as part of the media feed algorithms via @PewResearch

News use across #SocialMedia platforms in 2020 highlights the need for editorial and fact checking as part of the media feed algorithms via @PewResearch | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

About half of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites. Facebook stands out as a regular source of news for about a third of Americans.

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WHY IT MATTERS: the problem is not social media but the fact that people use it as a replacement for news media with editorial checks and fact checks...

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When you think #digitalTransformation will be over soon, start reading about #AI and its various applications such as enhanced #socialMedia and things like the #Metaverse - then throw in #AR and yo...

When you think #digitalTransformation will be over soon, start reading about #AI and its various applications such as enhanced #socialMedia and things like the #Metaverse - then throw in #AR and yo... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Through UGC and AI, we’re inching closer to the Metaverse. But the most exciting part of that vision is its potential to reinvent our social interactions.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a good article on the Metaverse as part of a series on new social media. Just in case you thought digital transformation was about to slow down.

Also: https://a16z.com/social-strikes-back

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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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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.

Farid Mheirs insight:

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.

Farid Mheirs insight:

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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5 Trends for the Future of Ecommerce in 2021 by @Shopify

5 Trends for the Future of Ecommerce in 2021 by @Shopify | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Don’t believe the hype: retail isn’t failing nor is success tied to innovation for innovation’s sake. What is the future of ecommerce for 2021 and beyond? 5 insights offer the answer.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: Shopify is now a leader in the field so their annual report provides important insights.

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Wikipedia’s future lies in poorer countries- what have the last 20 years of wikipedia's life shown

Wikipedia’s future lies in poorer countries- what have the last 20 years of wikipedia's life shown | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Meanwhile, as more people in poorer countries gain internet access, Wikipedia is becoming a truly global resource. The encyclopedia’s sub-sites are organised by language, not by nationality. Using this method, the richest Wikipedias—as measured by the share of speakers of each language who are active editors—tend to cluster in rich Western countries.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: after 20 years, wikipedia is proof that "the web" can live up to its potential where the masses can contribute valuable information for the greater good. That being said, wikipedia remains a solution driven by english-speaking white males. The future lies in improving its diversity and maybe transferring some of its learnings to facebook, twitter and other social media. This article summarizes the growth and evolution after 20 years existence.

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Marketing Technology Landscape reviews 8000 different technologies - no wonder everyone is #lost and #confused #Martech

Marketing Technology Landscape reviews 8000 different technologies - no wonder everyone is #lost and #confused #Martech | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the marketing technology landscape. Yes, it grew once again, by 13.6%, up to a total of 8,000 martech solutions. That's after 615 from the 2019 landscape went away, either consolidated with another martech company or simply gone defunct. If you were predicting consolidation, an 8.7% churn rate from one year to the next is pretty significant attrition to support that narrative.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this list keeps growing and changing every year. No wonder marketing people are lost and confused, don't know where to look, what to choose. And this post predicts the trend is not about to change any time soon...

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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,

Farid Mheirs insight:

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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The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond via @McKinsey

The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond via @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In March 2020, some of our McKinsey colleagues argued that the COVID-19 crisis could be the “imperative of our time.” A month later, we noted that it could bring a “dramatic restructuring of the economic and social order.” We stand by those assertions. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an economic and human catastrophe, and it’s far from over. But with vaccines beginning to roll out, it’s possible to be cautiously optimistic that the next normal will emerge this year or next.
And we believe that, in some ways, that normal could be better. With good leadership, from both business and governments, the changes we described—in productivity, green growth, medical innovation, and resiliency—could provide an enduring foundation for the long term.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: an optimistic viewpoint of the future, very much worth reading as it covers all aspects of the recovery and many elements of digital transformation - remote work, eCommerce, etc.

dkh_sprachschule's comment, January 10, 5:47 PM
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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. 

Farid Mheirs insight:

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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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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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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Very informative post on how to reduce post-Holiday returns that can apply to any season - it highlights the complexity or #returns for #merchants in their #ecommerce solutions

Very informative post on how to reduce post-Holiday returns that can apply to any season - it highlights the complexity or #returns for #merchants in their #ecommerce solutions | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

On average, 30% of customers will return what they bought online from you during the holidays, and the vast majority will do so within the first month of the post-holiday season. We’ll show you how to reduce holiday returns, automate the returns process, and protect yourself from fraudulent returns.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: very informative post about returns with useful stats, solutions and links to help retailers manage returns. Especially useful during Holiday shopping but true all year around. Moreover, as retailers move from bricks to clicks, they have to consider this important new aspect that eCommerce brings to the forefront.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management describes the importance of continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) but highlight cost-reduction as primary goal of IT to move to SaaS sol...

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management describes the importance of continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) but highlight cost-reduction as primary goal of IT to move to SaaS sol... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

As remote work increases access management tool adoption, and security controls shift to identity, the ability to secure access with AM strategies aligned with continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment is paramount. Cost optimization for IT spending (e.g., AM) will also increase during 2021.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: as with most quadrants, the most interesting elements lie in the market definition and overview sections, not in the quadrant or ratings themselves. Notable in this quadrant is the fact that Amazon AWS, Salesforce and Google solutions have been excluded, as I assume they would be in top quadrant.

Interestingly, companies continue their move to SaaS solutions (no surprise) and focus on cost-reduction instead of customer satisfaction (weird, no?).

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50 Top Digital Influencers to Follow in 2021 is #technology-focused and helps define #digitalTransformation

This list is covering major Topics around the global economic and technical Digital Transformation, such as: Digital Marketing/SEO, Social Media Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Ethics, IoT (Internet of Things)IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), AlgorithmsNeural NetworksAutonomous VehiclesDigital HealthCloudSmart CitiesAutomationRoboticsRobots/Bots/ChatbotsFuture of WorkData ScienceBig DataAnalyticsFintech, Insurtech, DevOps, Edtech, Cyber Security…

The ranking here is in fact not important, the important things are the ideas, knowledge, and insights shared by the experts and influencers there.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this is important for 2 reason:

1- it gives you a starting point to your daily (weekly) reading routine

2- it helps define digital transformation with the choice of technologies to track. I know, there are many. Thus DT complexity.

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The #retail industry should benefit most from #AI in #marketing and #supplyChain but are retailers leveraging it? via @McKinsey

The #retail industry should benefit most from #AI in #marketing and #supplyChain but are retailers leveraging it? via @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant economic potential of advanced AI techniques.

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WHY IT MATTERS: I was surprise to see that the retail industry has the highest potential to leverage AI. This report provides the insights and the analysis.

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China surveillance system—the world's largest—is growing. So is the backlash

China surveillance system—the world's largest—is growing. So is the backlash | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A new report reveals the scope of China's mass surveillance program as data privacy concerns mount.

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WHY IT MATTERS: the fact that China installs cameras with facial recognition is cause for concern and that is why cities such as San Francisco have banned their use. This data updates us on the quantity of cameras in China - and the fact that London is #3.

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Technology Radar highlights #graphQL, #browser struggles, #visualization, #infrastructureAsCode and #programming amongst other #technology key areas of concern - and they are right as usual #geekRe...

Technology Radar highlights #graphQL, #browser struggles, #visualization, #infrastructureAsCode and #programming amongst other #technology key areas of concern - and they are right as usual #geekRe... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Technology Radar is an opinionated guide to technology frontiers.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: the quarterly must read review of technology trends is here and as good as ever to brush up on your techno buzzword compliance for christmas cocktail parties (OK not this year!).

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AI talent remains limited event with 500K people globally with #AI skills via @jfgagne @elementai

AI talent remains limited event with 500K people globally with #AI skills via @jfgagne @elementai | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We estimate that globally, there will be 86,000 authors pre-publishing fundamental and applied AI research papers on arXiv in all of 2020; and that there are approximately 478,000 people globally with the specialized AI technical skills needed for building an AI product. You can read the full report with further breakdowns of the data here. Below I share why understanding the talent pool can help explain the friction in getting AI to work.

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WHY IT MATTERS: AI and more specifically machine learning and deep learning skills are in high demand but it appears from this annual update that demand remains higher than supply.

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For the first time, The New York Times’ digital subscriptions generate more revenue than its print ones - this is a sign of the #digitalDivide between those that can afford news + facts + #PII prot...

For the first time, The New York Times’ digital subscriptions generate more revenue than its print ones - this is a sign of the #digitalDivide between those that can afford news + facts + #PII prot... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and nearly five years of constant attacks on the news media by the president, the Times projects a 14 percent increase in total subscription revenue in the fourth quarter vs. 2019, as well as a 35 percent increase in digital-only subscription revenue. The Times is well on its way to meet its goal of 10 million subscribers by 2025 and well on its way to make its digital journalism its core revenue stream.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: the great digital divide is widening between those that can afford to pay to

1) get the news and the facts

2) protect their digital personal information

and the others.

This is the battle of the next decade.

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Don't believe your eyes + Fact check EVERYTHING from now on: #deepFake images are being used to influence and create alternate reality - How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden co...

Don't believe your eyes + Fact check EVERYTHING from now on: #deepFake images are being used to influence and create alternate reality - How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden co... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A deepfake was used to create the fake author of the dubious Hunter Biden report. Martin Aspen, allegedly a Swiss security analyst who authored a report about the business activities of Joe Biden's son in China, is a completely fictional persona, disinformation researchers have concluded, according to a report by NBC News. The researchers say the report was part of an elaborate attempt to smear Biden. Among many other indications that Aspen is a fiction, the experts concluded that photos of Aspen that appear on various social media pages were created using deepfake technology, the A.I.-based method that can create fictional faces or graph one person's head onto another's body.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: AI has been used in the past 3-4 years to generate fake images of people, create fake politicians and celebrity videos, and even generate people that never existed. It was only a question of time for the technology to be used to influence people, here in the context of US political campaign. Don't believe what you read, see and hear. Fact check EVERYTHING.

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