Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [September 26, 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.

Finding Value In IoT Data
By Paul Taylor@PaulTaylorNYC

IoT, particularly the Internet of Industrial Internet of Things (IoIT), is about hyperconnectivity and sensor-generated data – huge amounts of it. But the real value lies in what you can do with that data – in the outcomes it enables, rather than the collection, transmission, or storage of that data. Here’s why.

Why Small Construction Companies Must Consolidate
By Michael Quadt

Digital technology is disrupting the construction industry, providing new ways to address poor profitability, low productivity, lagging project performance, skilled labor shortages, and sustainability. Although smaller companies cannot afford to make this digital transformation, they cannot fall further behind either. The result: consolidation is sweeping through the construction industry.

Leading The Shift To A Digital Business With Determination
By Carsten Linz@CarstenLinz

Digital transformation is opening the door for IT leaders to prove what they have known all along: Technology is the enabler, not the motivator. By embracing entrepreneurial and transformational leadership, CIOs have a unique reason to rise into prominence as they spearhead competitive innovation, create a unique value proposition for the brand, and set a clear road map that delivers the full promise of digital transformation.

Digitizing The Supply Chain: Which Comes First, Data Or Collaboration?
By John Buckley

The supply chain can be a competitive advantage — or disadvantage. For many businesses, the supply chain will become a central activity. And a digitized supply chain is what will enable them to succeed. However, don’t forget that the digitized supply chain isn’t just about data; it’s also about connecting and collaborating.

A Cure For The BI Hangover
By Andreas Krause@andr_krause

Nobody wants to be a bottleneck. So don’t. Be an innovator instead by showing the business a better way. The sad truth is that many people have greater access to data than ever before, but don’t know what to do with it. More often than not, multiple data sources aren’t being blended together or enriched in any sort of meaningful way.

Design, UX, UI: What Is The Difference?
By Andreas Hauser@HauserAndreas

When it comes to design, user experience, and user interfaces, most people think they all mean the same thing. In reality, they are different parts of the puzzle, all working together to support the new way we need to think about enterprise software. To set the record straight, here are some thoughts on what these terms mean and how you can use them to influence user adoption.

How The Insurance Industry Can Leverage IoT
By Jane Disney

Known for its ability to predict risks, the insurance industry is threatened by the Internet of Things. Typical business models are now redundant by the ability to connect data created by people, places, and things, which improves risk assessment and safety and pricing accuracy. But on the other hand, it could mark the beginning of an industry shift towards efficiency and customer centricity through proactive and personalized offerings.

Digital Transformation Is All About Disruption
By Matthias Harbusch

What is the true meaning of “digital transformation”? The number of definitions is just as overwhelming as the different perspectives on it. But as the likes of Amazon and Uber have proven, digital transformation is the process of taking a step into a new world and not just for the sake of presenting something new.

From T2S To Blockchain: The Future Of The European Post-Trading Market
By Jovan Gavrilovic

It’s hard to believe any new technology has dramatically altered life itself – from the ways we purchase clothing, food, and entertainment to how we store large amounts of data and operate businesses. It’s even accelerated the development of technologies that affect almost every industry and business area. But today, a new database might signal that this kind of seismic change is ready to happen again.

How To Develop A More Effective Digital Transformation Strategy
By Andre Smith

Implementing a digital transformation strategy in your organization can reap many rewards. However, it takes time and a lot of planning to make the necessary changes, especially if your company and its employees are accustomed to working in a certain way. Here are some of the ways you can develop a more effective digital transformation strategy for your business.