Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [September 12, 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.

300w x 200hWe cover hot topics and thought leadership on mobile applications, cloud computing, Big Data, real-time analytics, and the top challenges facing executives and leaders in sales and marketing, finance, human resources, and much, much more.

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.

Perception Vs. Reality: Driverless Cars
By Dan Wellers, @DanielWellers

With approximately 1.25 million vehicle-related deaths each year, advocates argue that driverless technology is a solution for eliminating crashes caused by human error, which account for 90% of all accidents. But Tesla’s first fatal accident is causing people to wonder whether the promise of greater safety is accurate. Here’s the truth about our future with driverless cars.

Why Your Current Car May Be The Last One You Drive Or Own
By Gavin Mooney

Being stuck in a traffic jam is intensely frustrating and can be stressful. There is nothing the driver can do apart from ponder the lost time.  This is where autonomous vehicles come in. Luckily, most of the major car manufacturers and other companies agree that autonomous vehicles are the way of the future and are investing heavily in self-driving technology. Here’s why.

Agility, Growth, And The Data Warehouse
By Neil McGovern, @neilmcgovern

Being agile is not optional if you want to keep up with rapidly changing technologies, competitor initiatives, and customer needs. Plus, Big Data is needed to harness the insights that can drive effective responses to these changes. Is there a link between agility and success when it comes to implementing business intelligence solutions? Recent research from Forrester tells all.

Farm To Fork Goes Digital: How Agribusiness Digitization Can Feed the World
By Anja Strothkämper

The converging needs for increased farming efficiency, transparent and sustainable food supply chains, and management of supply and price volatility are driving digitization. With these innovations, agribusiness leaders can better understand where they stand in the quest to feed 10 billion people by 2050, while transformation drivers and new technologies disrupt their industry.

Disrupters In Food And Agriculture
By Danielle Beurteaux

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that the global human population will number 9.6 billion by 2050, which raises a critical question: how will we feed all those people? Efficient food production is essential. Check out the startups that are developing technologies, using data to shepherd resources and increase yields in an environmentally sustainable way.

What’s The Return On Developing In The Cloud?
By Emily Mui, @Em8Mui

Cloud integration has come and gone, and the cloud now fully envelops modern business. However, gauging an ROI for the cloud is difficult and oftentimes too subjective – leaving many businesses in the dark. Explore this insight on cloud ROI and some guidance on how other companies have made the move to the cloud successfully.

Winning The Gold Medal In Wholesale Distribution
By Karen Lynch

How do we help the next generation of our workforce understand why distributors are key to a business’ economic survival? It won’t be easy, and it will take a mind shift in most organizations, but here’s some food for thought.

The Next-Generation Analytics Function: Six Skills That Will Make Your Team Future-Proof
By Robin Jose

What qualities does a successful analytics professional have? It’s true that a strong background in mathematics, statistics, and software engineering is helpful, but they don’t necessarily need a PhD to understand the basics. What they really need to be the right blend between a generalist and a specialist.

Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy With These 7 Tips
By Michael Brenner, @BrennerMichael

iI you’re just publishing content for the sake of publishing, you’re likely going to find that your content isn’t delivering on your marketing objectives. How can you improve the performance of your content marketing efforts? Entrepreneur contributor John Rampton suggests these seven steps that can help right now.

People Analytics In HR: A Business Boon Or Bust?
By Susan Galer, @smgaler

When it comes to employee data, HR has a tremendous amount of power. But concerns about security and privacy are preventing many organizations from taking full business advantage of people analytics. Make no mistake, high-profile security breaches along with legal mandates are real gating factors. However, that doesn’t have to automatically shut analytics down.