Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [August 8, 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.

Why Banks Must Leverage Digital Tech To Compete With Digital Disruptors
By Simon Chmielewski

We all hear about the disruption and pressure that fintechs are putting on traditional banking and insurance players, but their influence may be more than what meets the eye. Could the rise of fintechs bring a massive opportunity for traditional banks to move with the digital wave and bring billions in economic value?

Innovation: Key To Chemical Industry Success
By Stefan Guertzgen, @SGgaw29c

Innovation and learning are critical to the success of any chemical firm. Is it time to reimagine your objectives and start considering new business models and focusing more on outcomes and services? Find out how your business can provides your R&D areas the necessary agility and speed to develop innovative products, solutions, and services that stay ahead of competition while still controlling costs.

Future Skills: What Will Be The 5 Most Sought After?
By Amanda Wilks

During a heavily industrialized era, the skills employers wanted mostly involved obedience, increased performance, and, well, pretty much the opposite of what a good employee is appreciated for today. It’s clear the world is continuing to change and, along with it, so are jobs and the criteria that determine the ideal candidate. Get a glimpse into the future and learn which employees will be in demand?

Digital Transformation Strategy: Think Big, Act Small
By Pete Swabey, @peteswabey

Although digital business is the new norm, such initiatives are rarely guided by an organization-wide digital transformation strategy. What should a digital transformation strategy look like, and how should it be implemented? The answers are here.

Internet Of Things: Good Or Bad For Carbon Emissions?
By Kai Goerlich, @KaiGoe

It’s tough to predict how much additional infrastructure will be needed in the future, but our analysis shows that the Internet of Things (IoT) could potentially saving carbon emissions significantly. And if current conditions persist, it may even save more carbon than it’s using. But first, businesses must connect the dots between the IoT and carbon emissions.

Leading Companies Look To Next Wave Of ERP To Run Live
By Peter Russo, @PeterMRusso

No matter how you cut it, we are in a state of economic stasis. Many of us are now looking for answers to the same old questions. How can we grow while population growth stagnates or moves declines? And at the corporate level, how can we grow without substantially adding to the workforce or expanding facilities? It’s time for an in-memory technology breakthrough.

What Ben & Jerry’s Does Differently That Makes Its Marketing So Successful [VIDEO]
By Simon Mainwaring, @simonmainwaring

Typically, a brand approaches its corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability by using the following a natural hierarchy and mindset: First comes the company, then comes the brand, and finally social impact through corporate citizenship, sustainability, or foundation efforts. Yet counterintuitively, Ben & Jerry’s has built its quickly-growing bottom line by doing something very different.

IoT and R&D: Engineering For The Internet Of Things
By Thomas Ohnemus, @OhnemusThomas

The kinds of IoT scenarios that will be successful remains to be seen. But, you can be sure that your competitors — and even non-competitors — are beginning to experiment with them. Smart companies will stay ahead of the curve and start engineering for IoT. Will you be one of them?

Stop Checking Your E-mail Outside Office Hours
By Danielle Beurteaux

Many employees think e-mail access outside the office a positive development in the quest for balancing work with life, saying that they often check their work e-mails whenever, wherever. But studies suggest that this habit could be ruining your brain.

Hoping Your Mobile App Will Bring Digital Transformation? Think Again
By Dinesh Sharma, @sharmad

Next-generation processes are spanning across multiple organizations internally and over the business network to boost efficiency. While there is value in this capability, the most game-changing aspect is how these processes connect to devices and enhance the customer experience.