My links of the week (weekly)


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My links of the week (weekly)


  • “Fifty years ago Weight Watchers was about weekly meetings and calorie counting among friends. Now you can do all that from your wrist and it doesn’t cost you anything. That’s why the firm needs a digital transformation plan.

    Simpler times
    It’s the trends you don’t see coming that bring you down.

    Two years ago, the then-CEO of Weight Watchers David Kirchhoff dismissed the potential threat to his business model from wearables.”

    tags: Digital_transformation case_study

  • “L’Oréal is building its digital team with a host of experts as it looks to gain a strong competitive advantage and win the battle against its cosmetics rivals, according to company chairman and CEO, Jean-Paul Agon.
    Speaking in a conference call with analysts, the French firm’s chief detailed the company’s focus on the ‘digital revolution’ and the steps it is taking to ensure it comes out on top.

    “We are recruiting a dream team of digital geeks and experts that can really help us to win the battle. And we are very excited, because we think that it’s going to be a great competitive advantage,” he explains.

    “We have recruited many people, because it’s a complete new expertise and we want to have the best expertise in the industry.””

    tags: Digital_transformation case_study

  • “Clark Quinn recently asked, as have many others, the difference between collaboration and cooperation, and why it is important.

    “collaboration means ‘working together’. That’s why you see it in market economies. markets are based on quantity and mass.

    cooperation means ’sharing’. That’s why you see it in networks. In networks, the nature of the connection is important; it is not simply about quantity and mass …

    You and I are in a network – but we do not collaborate (we do not align ourselves to the same goal, subscribe to the same vision statement, etc), we *cooperate* – Stephen Downes”

    tags: cooperation

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  • “Nessun meeting noioso con perdite di tempo per tutti, niente discussioni inconcludenti che non arrivano a prendere decisioni, nessuna idea lasciata cadere nel nulla. Le riunioni in casa Google seguono strategie ben precise, che mettono in primo piano i brainstorming di gruppo e la negoziazione. L’obiettivo? Tagliare la parte noiosa e tirare fuori il meglio dalle diverse prospettive, cogliere i lati positivi di tutti i punti di vista. Questo metodo si chiama “note-and-vote”, annota e vota. Si svolge in 7 passi.

  • “Like many technological advances, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been long in coming.  Ubiquitous or Pervasive Computing dates back to the 1990s, when neither the necessary low-cost devices nor ubiquitous wireless networking were anywhere near ready.  But IoT has now reached an inflection point, with over 10 billion interconnected smart devices already out there, a number that’s expected to rapidly expand to 10s of billions by 2025 and to 100s of billions in the decades ahead.”

    tags: Internet_of_Things

  • “Customers at McDonald’s newly reopened Sleaford restaurant are among the first in the country to experience the fast food chain’s dramatic digital transformation.

    The Holdingham Roundabout outlet has undergone major investment from local franchisee Martin Cuthbert which sees digital self-service ordering points and a twin-lane drive-thru facility aimed at improving the customer experience – the biggest investment the company has ever made in Sleaford and a first for the area.”

    tags: Digital_transformation case_study

  • “Il Comune ha deciso di adottare una piattaforma Cloud che consente al personale di collaborare e condividere informazioni ovunque e in qualunque momento. «Grazie alla nuova piattaforma e agli strumenti di comunicazione integrata e collaborazione è possibile recuperare efficienza e ridurre la spesa IT per dedicare più risorse ai servizi sul territorio», ha commentato il Sindaco Matteo Ricci”

    tags: Smart_Work case_study

  • “Si chiama Chicco App Toys Blocks l’applicazione  creata con Forge Reply per trasformare il gioco tradizionale in esperienza digitale.
    Pensata per bambini di età compresa tra i 18 mesi e 6 anni, rappresenta la prima di una serie di applicazioni di realtà aumentata che il brand del Gruppo Artsana sta mettendo a punto con la società del gruppo Reply specializzata nello sviluppo di giochi per dispositivi mobile, smartphone, tablet.”

    tags: Digital_transformation case_study

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  • “Technology and beauty may seem like unlikely bedfellows, as most people like to smell a perfume or try on a lipstick before making a purchase, but L’Oréal, the largest cosmetics and beauty company in the world, believes they are a perfect match.
    Over the past few years, the company has undergone a major digital transformation, investing 5.7pc of its 2014 global media spend in digital. E-commerce accounted for 3.5pc of its turnover during the period, and the company has launched a range of digital initiatives to help drive sales and loyalty across its brands.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

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  • “Dal contact center alla app: il provider telefonico offre una nuova qualità della relazione a oltre 10 milioni di clienti, aggiungendo tanti servizi in più, tutti a portata di smartphone”

  • “We have come long way in the digitization of the processes in industries.  The way, we are going, expectations of business and consumers has increased to automate anything to everything and have the autonomous decision making at the point of action.
     
    The first wave of digitization focused on driving efficiencies in the internal business process of the organizations (e.g. capturing data into the system, workflow for approval, integrating data between departments to give holistic view of the companies) that achieve huge savings.
     
    The second wave was brought external players like partners, suppliers (e.g. supplier collaboration, point of sales report by channel partner, travel expensing) and automated lot of manual processes to drive additional business benefits.
     
    The third wave of digitization – internet of things is driving new business models and also enabling business to offer service based models (e.g. uptime of the asset, pay per use models) that offers differentiator in the market.
     “

    tags: Digital_transformation

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  • “As intranet managers, from time-to-time we all do it, despite bearing the scars from the last time. We decide to re-launch our intranet homepage. A triumph of optimism over experience. We know we’ll get hate mail from users the day it launches no matter how good it actually is … but we just can’t help ourselves. And so it is now in BT. We’re full speed ahead on developing a new intranet homepage site which will be launched before Christmas.”

    tags: enterprise_social_networks intranet

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  • “In the early days of enterprise social, we approached it as a means to improve communication and collaboration, but enterprise social networks require a different kind of glue than consumer social networks, namely, work objects.

    While relationships are the glue of social media, work objects are the glue of internal social networks. A work object is a report, sales proposal, project deliverable, executive presentation, or customer question that needs to be addressed. It’s the stuff employees actually work on together. Everything outside of work objects is secondary, and that’s where the focus needs to be.”

    tags: enterprise_social_networks

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