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Skills and Talent Management in the Age of the Digital Business

As the majority of enterprises undergo digital transformation, it's easy to turn to buzzy technology solutions involving big data and machine learning to get you to your digital goals. However, digital transformation is the destination, and these technologies are just tools to help companies along

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Intelligent Business Applications: The Dawn of Machine Learning

From expense trackers, to conferencing scheduling services, mobile desktop operation or workflow assignments, it’s easier to accelerate your business through digital transformation. With a grounding in advanced analytics and more intelligent computing, utilizing business applications with mac

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Should Your Business Digitally Strategize or Digitally Transform? What's the Difference?

How much appetite for going digital do you have? Are you looking at a digital strategy or a digital transformation? The two terms are often misused, in part by being used interchangeably when they are in fact two very different things. So, in the age of digital business, does it mean you need to i

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Is the Ease of Trade in the Age of Digital Globalization Making the World Flat?

Conventional wisdom says that globalization has stalled. But although the global goods trade has flattened and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply since 2008, globalization is not heading into reverse. Rather, it is entering a new phase defined by soaring flows of data and information,

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Digital Transformation and Innovation Management: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition

Digital transformation describes the dramatic ways in which businesses are adapting to meet the requirements of today’s digital era —one in which we are facing profound and far-reaching changes in the way digital technology is created, managed, analyzed, and consumed. Digital business t

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How Your Industry Can Benefit From Digital Disruption

Digital disruption is a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models. These innovative new technologies and models can impact the value of existing products and services offered in the industry. What businesses can do is embrace digital disruption, even plan f

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Why Process Digitization is the Key to Today's Successful Business

Customers want a quick and seamless digital experience, and they want it now. Thanks to companies such as Amazon and Apple, customers now expect every organization to deliver products and services swiftly, with a seamless user experience. Customers want to log in to their online account and see a r

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Custom Software Solutions

Sometimes, off-the-shelf solutions are not going to work. When it comes to software decisions, if it is possible to get everything you need in a pre-packaged solution, then use it.  However, it is not uncommon that the one size fits all solution doesn’t work for an organization. Every o

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Disruption: The Most Efficient Way To Beat Your Business's Competitors

The rapid increase in the use of of mobile devices for personal use and work, a shift sometimes referred to as the consumerization of IT, has increased the potential for digital disruption across many industries. So what is “Digital Disruption”? Digital disruption is the change that oc

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Why Organizations Need to Evolve to Address the Changing Business Landscapes

Is your organization embracing digital transformation?  What is digital transformation exactly?  And if you are not embracing it, should you? In a recently published article entitled, “Unleash the Digital Transformation,” author and expert, Kadamb Goswami, writes: “The

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Why Your Business Should Be Focusing on Platforms And Not Pipelines When Strategizing

Why do most social networks never take off? Why are marketplaces such difficult businesses? Why do startups with the best technology fail so often? There are two broad business models: pipes and platforms. You could be running your business the wrong way if you’re building a platform, but usi

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Why You Should Employ The "Test-and-Learn" Approach To Digital Operations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In the age of digital transformation, you need to continually seek ways to integrate new digital and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies into your traditional operations. Dynamic business conditions, including around-the-clock operations and shifting business demands, cre

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Why Your Business Should Be Looking to Lead the Charge Towards a Digital Future

It’s increasingly clear that all organizations must prepare for doing business in the digital world, or risk their survival. The rapid advancement of technology continues to change the world – and the marketplace – faster than many businesses can keep up, disrupting all their pla

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Ultimate Tips on How Your Business Can Succeed in the Digital Age

Reinventing your business means taking a step back and looking at everything your company does and how it does it; from its business model, products and services through to its culture, leadership, skills, processes and systems. Reinventing your business model has never been a one-off activity. Bu

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AI & Machine Learning: How Can It Benefit Your Business?

Machine learning, along with many other disciplines within the field of artificial intelligence and cognitive systems, is gaining popularity, and it may in the not so distant future have a colossal impact on the software industry, and the way businesses operate. In a recently published article enti

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Conversational AI for the Enterprise: Why Your Business Should Look Into This Upgraded Tech

As customers, many of us have had conversations with chatbots—they’re often our first point of contact when we have a question about our service or account. But we’ll soon be interacting with them at work too, as companies adopt chatbots for internal enterprise and B2B applications

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Why Staying Digitally Complacent Can Be Detrimental To Your Business

Your Business Must Digitally Transform To Keep Pace Innovation is key to adapting to a digital landscape and getting ahead of the competition. But how should you shape your organization’s culture to inspire and facilitate innovation? In a recently published article entitled, “Is Digita

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Digital Transformation Is The Key To Your Business’s Success

Digital Transformation Is The Future of Business Digital transformation is the profound and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact across society in a strategic a

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Why Now, More Than Ever Before, Your Business Needs Total Digital Transformation

Wherever you turn, businesses are facing tremendous disruptive pressure A shift is happening now that is forcing companies, large and small, to scramble to transform into digitally-driven organizations. The time for your business’s digital transformation is now. But what does a total digital

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DevOps: What Is It? And How Can It Help Your Business Digitally Transform with Ease?

For many large enterprises, achieving both the customer focus of digital transformation and the business velocity of DevOps is a daunting task. Simply replacing old with new is rarely practical or cost-effective. And yet, separating fast-moving digital efforts from slower, traditional IT is a recip

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Real-Time Big Data is the Future of Business Operations

Real-Time Big Data is the Future of Business Operations Cloud services, mobility, machine-to-machine and related managed services are beginning to combine to create new modes of business intelligence, collaboration and services delivery. The intersection of cloud computing, big data and intelligen

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Making Sense of Digital Disruption

Digital Disruption is a Hot-Button Phrase Floating Around the Business World as of Late, But What Does it Mean? Digital Disruption happens when the incumbent’s mainstream customers start taking up the start-up’s products or services in volume. Think Blockbuster and Netflix. In a recent

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Digital Transformation is Turning the Business World on it's Head

Welcome to the Future of Business The ability to digitally reimagine your business is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and invent the new. While these insights are consistent with prior technology evolutions, what is uniqu

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How Does Your Business Measure Up in the Digital Transformation Ring?

Company culture is like an employee’s attitude; it will make or break you. Your company’s culture is a strong determining factor in its adaptability. So, how is your business doing with regard to adapting to the digital age? Digital transformation has struck companies large and small,

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The Digital Transformation: Why Your Business Needs to Transform to Survive

What is Causing Digital Transformation? Digital transformation is more than just technology – it's a culture. And when it comes to tools, these nine traits have emerged as fundamental to the digitally transformed workplace arsenal: It’s hard to put your finger on. What is digital tran

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Why Machine Learning Technology Can Be Advantageous To Your Business

What is Machine Learning, Really? Machine learning is essentially a set of algorithms which allow machines to work like human brains. In a nutshell: the machine can take information based on your activities and remember. In an article published by SAS entitled: “Machine Learning: What It Is

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Top 4 Ways To Painlessly Implement a Digital Business Model

For Today’s Modern Business, Implementing a Digital Business Model is Essential    It’s true. The 21st century business model must encompass a digital strategy, and it must be fluid and work within your existing model. But how can this be done without disrupting business-as-u

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The Digital Awakening: How New Technologies Are Irreversibly Changing The Workplace

The “Human and Digital Recombination” is Changing The Workplace So, what is the human and digital recombination? It’s the idea of the “digital worker”; the shift from physical labour to intellectual labour.   In a special report published by D!gitalist Mag entitl

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Digital Distruption: Why Your Business Needs To Adopt Digital Practices Now

Today’s Tech Savvy Customer Expects Businesses to be Just as Savvy New start-up businesses are giving customers what they want, and are disrupting the traditional model of business practice. If your business is to thrive in the new, digital world, you need to take note of these young, tech sa

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Why Universities & Colleges Must Go Digital To Remain Relevant

University Leaders Need to Keep Up With Rapid Changes in Technology to Meet The Expectations of Today’s Digital Generation The somewhat precipitous proliferation of today’s digital technology is leaving many in the education sector to wonder how to keep up. The stark changes in how we o

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The Internet of Things: Why You Need to Understand the Power of This $300 Billion Industry

The Internet of Things is the Next Frontier in the Digital Revolution The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived—and it’s here to stay—with its network of RFID tags, machines, appliances, smartphones, buildings, and many other devices with embedded technology that can be accessed ov

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A Digital Transformation is Not Only Beneficial, But Can Protect Your Business

A Digital Transformation in Your Business Can Be Overwhelmingly Beneficial In a recently published article in D!gitalist Mag entitled “3 Ways Digital Transformation Can Protect Your Business”, author Shelly Dutton provides a comprehensive study on the benefits of businesses embracing a

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Why Your Business Needs to Live Up to It's Digital Potential

You Need to Step Up Your Business’s Digital Potential in Order to Compete A digital divide has opened up in today’s business landscape. According to James Manyika, Gary Pinkus and Sree Ramaswamy, who authored the Harvard Business Review article entitled “The Most Digital Companies

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Why Hiring a Millennial Could be Beneficial to Your Business

If there are two words that could sum up the group of young adults commonly referred to as “millennials,” those words would be: “new ideas”. …No, wait, actually, they would be: “digital natives”. No! Even better; they would be: “intrinsically creative

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Some Words to Inspire the Aspiring Entrepreneur

So, you’ve done it. You’ve mulled it over in your head for months, or even years. You’ve done your research, and no matter how daunting it seems, you’re gonna shake it off and follow your dreams. You’re going to start your own business. Okay, good! But, wait&hel

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25 Years of Capturing the Stars

It was 25 years ago today that the human race was finally able to really see the stars for the first time. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) hitched a ride into the heavens on the spacecraft Discovery from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, FLA — destined to bring the most inconceivabl

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Remembering Robin Williams

By now the world has all heard that Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63.  A brilliant actor, comedian and avid game player. That’s right a man that has touched so many of our hearts with his movies.  Such as Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire, Hook, the voice of the genie in Aladdin

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Need Some Inspiration For Innovation?

At times, what we need, when we need it, will never be found until we no longer seek it. Inspiration and motivation are hard to come by at times, especially while in the workplace trying to create those striking innovative ideas. So before contemplating pulling your hair out, open up your favorite b

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A millennials journey into the working world

As a LinxSmart marketing intern in my third and final year at Mohawk College, I’m preparing for life after Advertising and Marketing Communications. It’s time to get out into the work world, accept my first job and be happy right? Well it's not quite that simple as millennials, you see w

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Conquer Your Competitors with Real Time Data

All businesses dream of having real time process management at their fingertips. Being able to make that crucial decision that could save you time, increase profits, or jump ahead of the competition tends to only happen periodically - perhaps at the weekly team meeting or when a business process bre

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5 Best Money Management Apps for Small Business

Staying up to date with the latest mobile apps is hard, but rest assured it’s worth it. To make this task easier, we put together this handy list of the top five money management apps. These apps will help you manage both personal and business finances, saving you time and money!   1. M

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How Lego Built a Story Around their Brand

The Lego Story was one of the most-watched videos in August 2012, and for good reason. Their story about how the company was founded, their family values, and the challanges they've faced hit many of us on both a personal and professional level. It's no secret that in business, personalizing your br

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Will Your Website Get Panda Slapped?

As we demand more relevant content when searching for information online, search engines strive to update their algorithms to meet our needs. In 2011, as a response to our changing needs, Google rolled out the Panda update which made some significant changes to their algorithm structure. Since the P

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Un Marketing, by Scott Stretten

This is a book I heavily recommend to business owners, marketers, and others in business who want to excel. Scott Stratten’s book, UN MARKETING is all about viral, social, and authentic marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. It gives excellent examples of how business are marketing their busi

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Facebooks EdgeRank Boosts Exposure (Infographic)

Facebook is an amazing tool to gain exposure and awareness among followers, but are your posts and content actually being seen? EdgeRank is the algorithm Facebook uses to determine the level of exposure and reach a Facebook post will receive among the publisher’s connections in their newsfeed.

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What is a Thumbnail (Infographic)

Although the term "thumbnail" is known and commonly used among the majority of tech savvy internet users, there is still a significant portion of people who are unfamiliar with it. In the world of social media, and by our definition, thumbnails are reduced size versions of pictures used to help view

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An organized approach to website planning

  If you've selected the right website provider this process should be painless, however you might like to know in advance what to expect when you set out to create your website. Knowing this process prior to moving forward is probably the safest way to go: it allows you to be organized and cu

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Simplifying Your Web Planning Process

Before 2010 most have had a thorough understanding about why web sites are necessary for business, who uses them, when they use them, why they're convenient, and how much new business one could gain by having a professional site up for the world to see. We knew this because by 2010 roughly 83% of co

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Creative Marketing Tactics for Green Initiatives

Social responsibility organizations surrounding 'green initiatives' such as Green Peace, PETA, World Wildlife Fund, and others often try to grab your attention and raise awareness through advertising and PSAs. Follow this link to see what creative thought-provoking expressions the minds of Saatchi a

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