Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [September 5, 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 The Digital Disruption Shaking Up Banks Is A Good Thing
By Simon Chmielewski

Some amazing concepts in the banking industry are showcasing how innovation create new “bank for life” relationships. As traditional institutions are pushed into a corner, they are told that they must respond by embracing the disruption. But does anyone know what that means?

Is This The End Of Car Dealerships As We Know Them?
By Danielle Beurteaux

Carvana might have first come to your attention thanks to the company’s car vending machine. Sure, it’s a bit gimmicky, but the point is made: buying a car should be that easy. And unsurprisingly, other startups are catching on.

How As-A-Service Business Models Allow Partnerships For Construction
By Johnny Clemmons, @JohnnyClemmons

Digitization is disrupting industries worldwide, but there’s also risk. Your business could fail to adapt to the digital economy. Your construction project management software could leave gaps that need too much outside intervention. Your business may not take advantage of the benefits of new business models. Any of these risks could leave your business open to danger. How do you avoid it?

How 3D Printing Is Changing The Construction Industry
By Michael Quadt

Defining future business models that capitalized on the digital construction economy involves all aspects of a modern contractor and a systematic approach to identifying and capturing business opportunities. These examples prove how 3D printing is one of these business opportunities and is poised to profoundly disrupt the construction industry.  

4 Ways Tech Can Help Small Businesses Succeed
By Barbara Weltman and Karen Kerrigan, @BarbaraWeltman and @KarenKerrigan

There’s never been a better time to start, grow, and operate a business. Tech tools are saving businesses time, enabling employees to work efficiently, and increasing compliance with government rules and regulations – but that’s not all. Check out these surprising ways technology can help your business.

The Data Warehouse Revolution Is Coming
By Tom Traubitz, @traubitz

Modernizing the data warehouse is no longer just a passing thought in most major enterprises. A centralized structure for all our data that took shape in the ’90s is increasingly appearing to be outdated and incomplete as the sole architecture for business analytics. Here’s why.

Leaders 2020: Next-Generation Executives And Winning Digital Organizations
By Michael Rander, @michaelrander

The organizational digital winners and next-generation executive leaders are not just changing with the digital economy, but also how we perceive the future of work and the future of leadership. Should you reinvent your approach to leadership? According to a recent Oxford Economics report, the answer is most likely yes.          

3 Reasons Data Warehouses Are Moving To The Cloud
By Neil McGovern, @neilmcgovern

What’s driving the shift away from the traditional on-premises data warehouse to private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments? For most businesses that have recently migrated to the cloud or built their data warehouse from scratch are likely responding to one or more of these three major drivers.       

Digital Transformation Redefines IT’s Relevance In Small And Midsize Businesses
By Carsten Linz@CarstenLinz

IT leadership has a distinct opportunity to take on a greater role in digital transformation and drive value and differentiation. But is it possible for IT to stop operating as a cost center that keeps the lights on and to emerge as a digital innovator that drives revenue and a competitive edge for the organization?

How Millennials Are Changing Workplace Culture
By Duy Nguyen

Millennials are starting to make up the majority of the workforce and shifting the behavior in today’s workplace culture. What can employers do to account for this cultural shift, and how will these changes affect the way companies engage with their employees?