Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [July 25, 2016]

Shelly Dutton

On the Digitalist Magazine site, we deliver the top blogs, news, and featured content for professionals looking to grow and gain a competitive business advantage.

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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.

From Machine Learning To Company Learning: What Artificial Intelligence Can Tell Us About The Future Of Business
By Dinesh Sharma, @sharmad

To compete, companies should use advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to make sense of an exponentially growing volume of inputs. This approach allows two-way communication between humans and systems and the opportunity to take maximum advantage of low-friction capabilities.

5 Things Pokémon Go Taught Me About The Future Of Marketing
By Madelyn Bayer, @madelyn_bayer

On the surface, Pokémon Go is a fun mobile game whose popularity is as intriguing as it is entertaining. But the superficial fun of the app has led to some real results: Developer Nintendo’s valuation has increased by an estimated $7.5 billion thanks to the game. With results like that, this app is more than just a game, but a possible whole new realm of digital marketing.

Reinventing Law Firms For A Digital Age
By Ginger Shimp, @GingerShimp

It’s an industry based on precedent that sometimes stretches back hundreds of years, and its practitioners rely on terminology coined in a language long dead. But make no mistake: Law firms are making an open-and-shut case for the benefits of 21st-century digital transformation. Here’s what’s on the docket.

Manufacturing And The Internet of Things: Connecting All Things Unconnected For Market Leadership [VIDEO]
By Kai Goerlich, @KaiGoe

For manufacturers, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more than about efficiency and maintaining machines. Now, it’s an opportunity to run as Live Business to fundamentally change how products are made and resources are used. Find out which IoT opportunities your manufacturing business should pursue.

How Harley-Davidson And Other Companies Deliver Individualized Products
By Richard Howells, @howellsrichard

Harley-Davidson initiated an ambitious transformation project at its York production plant. By adopting smart manufacturing techniques and embracing a more flexible digital supply chain approach, the organization would be able to churn out a bevy of individualized motorbikes at the facility. Here are the secrets to this transformation.

3D Printing Extends From Building Individual Products To Entire Buildings
By Folkert Haag, @folkerthaag1

Businesses are producing everything from faucets and doors to entire buildings. But what benefits are they seeing? Is 3D printing increasing digital customer engagement? Is it becoming easier to provide custom work? What are the drawbacks? Explore how 3D printing is disrupting our industry and how to take advantage of the change.

Delivering On Transformational Innovation
By R “Ray” Wang, @rwang0

New business models are emerging for digital businesses – with three that stand out in adoption and maturity. The first focuses on using data to create differentiated offerings. The second involves brokering this digital information. The third is about building networks to deliver data where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Here’s a look at how each type of business model works.

BI And Planning: Integrate It Or Suffer Forever
By Carsten Bange, @carstenbange

Taking this integrated approach to business intelligence (BI) and planning is an important piece of an overall framework of supporting decisions in enterprises. In fact, companies that use integrated software platforms for BI and planning experience far fewer problems than companies that address BI and planning separately with different software tools.

The Digitally Transformed Boardroom – Helping CFOs Take The Lead, Anytime, Anywhere
By Thack Brown, @ThackBrown

Thanks to technology, innovation is quickly catching up to imagination. And CFOs are poised to enjoy the benefits in a big way. Take digitally transformed boardrooms, for example. Just a few years ago, that technology was considered grist for sci-fi. Now it’s here to stay and transporting CFOs to the next level of strategic corporate leadership.

CIOs: Look Beyond Departmental Walls To Inspire Innovation
By Pete Swabey, @peteswabey

One of the standout findings from a recent study is the number of executives who would like their IT department to be more proactive in driving digital innovation, and IT leaders recognize the need to exemplify how digital technology could be used to support innovation to those functions. So why haven’t they taken the lead already?