Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [March 28, 2016]

Shelly Dutton

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Each week on the Digitalist Magazine site, we curate and publish the top ten posts of the week from across our content categories. We hope you find these articles valuable, informative, and interesting.

Reimagine Your Business Model For Exponential Change – 4 Steps
By Dan Wellers@DanielWellers

Over the last year or so, we’ve been discussing digital futures and the ways they might affect business and life in the next decade. We’ve touched on some specific ways these technologies are already impacting businesses and will continue to do so, but now it’s time to look at the bigger picture: how exponential technological change will alter the very foundations of successful business models.

5 Ways The Internet Of Things Is Changing The Game For Education And Learning
By Geetika Shukla

The realm of education is not immune to the influence of the Internet of Things (IoT). Until now, educational technology has pivoted more or less around virtual conferencing and classrooms, online tutorials, and similar offerings. However, this is only the beginning. Here are five ways the IoT can transform education.

Megacities And Unexpected Industries Diversify Saudi Arabia’s Economy
By John Ward@JohnGWard3

When you think about Saudi Arabia’s economy, you probably picture oil wells – not rolls of paper towels. But these days, the Kingdom is working very hard to diversify its sources of income. And both purpose-built cities and businesses like the Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company are important elements of this economic strategy.

Why Digital Transformation Is Not Out Of Reach For Small Businesses
By Dinesh Sharma, @sharmad

Every day, we hear stories of how a small or midsize business achieves “overnight success” by disrupting an entire industry. Uber, Skype, Spotify, WhatsApp, Netflix, and Airbnb – how did they do it? It’s all starts with the digital transformation of the entire business model. A recent IDC study takes a rare, thorough look at how small and midsize businesses are seizing this opportunity.

What Going Digital Really Means For Your Supply Chain
By Amr El Meleegy@Meleegy

Are supply chains already digitally transformed? Not quite. For decades, supply chains have incorporated digital technologies, like programmable logic controllers, radio-frequency ID, EDI, and electronic documents, into their processes and operations. But, the next step is creating a connected network with a brand-new operational model that keep customers coming back for more. Here’s why.

Why Manufacturers Require 5 Degrees Of Connectedness
By Mike Lackey

“Six degrees of separation” is the theory that all things are never more than six steps away from one another. But in the digital economy, even a single degree of separation can result in competitive disadvantage. To compete and win, manufacturers need to attain “five degrees of connectedness.”

Master Data Science, Master Supply Chain: A 4-Step Guide
By Warren Miller

Properly staffing your organization is crucial to overcoming your greatest supply chain challenges. In today’s data-driven world, your success may hinge on employing a knowledgeable data scientist. Follow these four steps to become one yourself!

The Digital Mine: Automation, Tech, Big Data, And Analytics Fuel Growth
By Samir Damag@sdamag

Rapid change is happening in the mining industry, as companies assess how to use new technology and embrace digital technology. Are you ready to transform your mining business? Check out how companies are investing in tools that improve operations through data analytics to position themselves for future success.

11 Statistics About Employee Happiness That You Need To Know
By Sean Kelly@seanpk

Considering the high cost of replacing someone who leaves a company, it’s no surprise that having happier employees is good for your company. They will produce more and stay at the company longer. Not convinced? The stats compiled into the infographic below show you exactly how important employee happiness is for your business’s success.

Forget Consumer IoT  Industrial IoT Will Be The Revolution
By Danielle Beurteaux

Recent big news in the IoT-sphere isn’t about intelligent toasters or sentient vacuum cleaners. It’s about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is about to blow us out of the water. Getting from where we are today to a future of ubiquitous IIoT has some hurdles. Will we be ready?