Credete che la “digitalizzazione” sia solo una moda passeggera?

Vi ricordate che poco più di 10 anni fa non esistevano gli smartphone, i tablet e le Apps?

Usavamo telefonini Nokia, BlackBerry o Motorola: società’ ormai pressoché scomparse dal mercato. Cosi come e’ avvenuto alle videoteche Blockbuster con l’avvento dei film in digitale.

Il futuro sara’ sempre più “distruttivo” rispetto agli attuali stili di vita e di conseguenza cambieranno ancora di piu’ le professioni richieste dal mercato del lavoro, cioe’ cosa dovranno sapere fare i nostri figli.

Che piaccia o no, bisogna abituarsi all’idea, prepararsi a viverla e munirsi (soprattutto i ragazzi) delle competenze necessarie per saper gestire una societa’ in veloce cambiamento per esserne attori/promotori e non esserne travolti!

http://www.archimedea.it/le-professioni-dei-nostri-figli/

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What Exactly Is Quantum Computing?

At the end of this reading and other ones I did on the same topic I ended up with my understanding of this new breakthrough Quantum Computing (QC) technology. As far as I understood, in very simple words quantum computer it is not at its best  boosting computing performances in any context like sequential operations or deterministic operations like just browsing the internet or streaming a video. For this purpose is more performing a deterministic “traditional” multi-processor computer.

QC delivers all its incredible performance when it comes to pull together many conditions, n-complex problems,  to be all verified at the same time to find the optimal solution, e.g. np complex problem , breaking any RSA security code or anayze genome code.

So quantum computing will slowly grow side by side with  the traditional computing to address specific problems that cannot be managed in the traditional way for lack of time/computational resources.

Not clear where this new technology could lead alike the “Theory of relativity“: its another opportunity, more powerful and comprehensive way to read and interact with Universe’s laws.

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Quantum computers are nothing like the regular computers or even supercomputers. While the top supercomputers use extensive parallelism with numerous processing units to get its super speed, the Quantum computers work with the physics of quantum mechanics at its core.

How Does Quantum Computing Work?

[…]The quantum computers use atoms (quanta) as its physical system. Unlike in regular computing where the information is carried in either 0 or 1 bit, the quantum mechanics allows an atom to be in both 0 and 1 state simultaneously. This bit of data is called a qubit. ( Don’t hold your head just yet!)

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So, as per the theory, if there are equal number of qubits and the regular bits, then the qubits will hold twice the information, i.e. if there are n qubits in the supercomputer, then it will have 2^n different states.

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As of today, many private players have entered into the competition to build a quantum computer, that would actually silence the critics. D-Wave has recently claimed to break the 1000 qubits barrier record. Other tech giants such as Google and IBM are advancing to develop their own quantum computers as well.

Mobile Telco: is it time for CTRL+ALT+DEL?

Telefonia mobile, un utente su 2 vorrebbe Google, Apple o Facebook come gestore: «Insoddisfatti dell’attuale customer experience»

Secondo i consumatori, gli operatori tradizionali investono troppo poco nei canali digitali (siti web, app mobili e social media), e solo l’8% ritiene i negozi fisici indispensabili, dice un report di Capgemini Consulting. «Emerge una correlazione tra uso dei canali digitali, livello di soddifazione, e crescita del fatturato»

Il report di Capgemini Consulting: “Unlocking customer satisfaction: why digital holds the key for telcos

“… rivela che quasi la metà (44%) degli utenti mobili passerebbe a Google, Apple o Facebook, se questi colossi introducessero un servizio di comunicazione mobile, per la “miglior qualità del servizio” (48%) e per la “esperienza più personalizzata” (23%) che essi potrebbero garantire rispetto all’attuale gestore telefonico.

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«Ciò che i consumatori si aspettano dai fornitori di servizi di telecomunicazioni è cambiato, ma molti operatori non sono ancora pienamente in grado di soddisfare le richieste, con conseguente calo del livello di customer satisfaction, spiega Eraldo Federici, Senior Vice President, Market Unit Head, TME & Large Accounts di Capgemini Italia, in un articolo su CorCom. «La lenta diffusione dei servizi digitali costituisce il cuore del problema, e questo è un pesante richiamo agli operatori affinché accelerino gli sforzi di trasformazione in un’ottica digitale o si tengano pronti a rischiare uno sconvolgimento a opera dei gestori solo digitali”

leggi articolo originale:

http://www.mobile4innovation.it/mobile-internet/telefonia-mobile-un-utente-su-2-vorrebbe-google-apple-o-facebook-come-gestore-insoddisfatti_43672152227.htm?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=1SU2USERSGOOGLEFB_17052016&utm_content=post_content

Elettronica stampata in 3D: se ne parlerà a Milano al Vodafone Theatre | 3d Printing

 

Durante il convegno, i leader internazionali del settore si incontreranno per fornire una visione concreta dei prossimi scenari tecnologici e stabilire un punto di incontro con l’industria, il mercato e la ricerca sulle tematiche dell’additive manufacturing, alla presenza di produttori, esperti, responsabili d’azienda e professionisti.

I guru del settore racconteranno i  prossimi step tecnologici e di innovazione a livello mondiale, delineando i temi strategici del futuro dell’additive manufacturing tra tecnologie, materiali, trend e case history di eccellenza.

Elettronica stampata in 3D: se ne parlerà a Milano

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Apple vende le Ultimaker 2+ nei suoi negozi in Europa

La decisione di Apple è degna di interesse, perchè rappresenta il primo passo concreto, tangibile, verso la stampa 3D.

Fino ad oggi la casa di Cupertino ha fatto raccolta di brevetti per questa tecnologia: ne abbiamo parlato lo scorso dicembre QUI. Ora passa alla vendita al dettaglio.

Le Ultimaker 2+ sono acquistabili a 2.299 euro in Austria, Repubblica Ceca, Danimarca, Finlandia, Italia, Norvegia, Polonia, Portogallo, Svizzera, Spagna, Svezia e Ungheria.

Il nuovo iPhone7 Plus potrebbe permettere agli utenti di effettuare scan 3D degli oggetti per poi stamparli in 3D con una stampante Ultimaker 2+

leggi di piu…

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160413-ultimaker-2-now-available-in-apple-webstores-in-19-european-countries.html

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2016/04/12/apple-sells-ultimaker-3d-printers-in-europe/

Sei pronto per il futuro?? via Insider Pro

10 abilità di cui avrai bisogno nel 2020

Il report “The Future of Jobs” presenta un sondaggio condotto fra i dirigenti di oltre 350 aziende, appartenenti a nove settori industriali di 15 delle più grandi economie del mondo, in cui sono state chieste previsioni su come il progresso tecnologico obbligherà il mercato del lavoro a evolversi. Diamo un’occhiata alla top ten delle capacità professionali che, secondo gli intervistati, saranno maggiormente richieste da qui al 2020.

10. Flessibilità cognitiva

9. Capacità di negoziazione

8. Orientamento al servizio

7. Capacità decisionali e di giudizio

6. Intelligenza emotiva

5. Coordinamento

4. Gestione del personale

3. Creatività

2. Pensiero critico

1. Risoluzione di problemi complessi

Allora? Sei pronto per il futuro??

Leggi di più su ogni singola capacita’ su https://insider.pro/it/article/64477/

Industria 4.0, con la digital transformation profitti in crescita del 13% in tre anni

Cloud, IoT e analytics le tecnologie che avranno un maggiore impatto nella produzione, meno centrali robotica e stampa 3D. Per l’Italia grandi opportunità

Source: Industria 4.0, con la digital transformation profitti in crescita del 13% in tre anni

McKinsey: nel 2025 l’Internet of Things può valere l’11% dell’economia mondiale

McKinsey stima che da qui al 2025 il mercato globale dell’Internet of Things potrebbe valere dai 3.900 agli 11.100 miliardi di dollari all’anno. Nella migliore delle ipotesi, si parla dell’11% dell’intera economia mondiale. Ma per arrivare a questa migliore ipotesi occorre costruire contesti, tecnologie e modelli di business che, al di là dell’entusiasmo e delle aspettative con cui ora si guarda al fenomeno, lo trasformino in una solida realtà.

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http://www.mobile4innovation.it/internet-of-things/mckinsey-nel-2025-l-internet-of-things-puo-valere-l-11-dell-economia-mondiale_43672151971.htm

 

Learning from Google’s digital culture – from McKinsey

What can traditional organizations learn from digital natives? In this interview, Google’s VP of US sales and operations explains how the company’s culture developed and continues to be nurtured.

For traditional companies, making the transition to thinking and acting digitally is easier said than done. Yet digital natives must also continually work to maximize the advantages of digital technology. In this interview, Google’s vice president of US sales and operations, Jon Kaplan, tells McKinsey’s Barr Seitz how the company’s culture developed and how Google keeps pushing to retain its entrepreneurial spirit. An edited transcript of Kaplan’s remarks follows.

Elements of Google’s DNA

From the very beginning, we were actually incredibly scrappy. Think about Larry and Sergey’s1 first servers: they were built, in part, with Legos. Literally, with Legos.

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That’s just one example of how scrappy the company had to be in the early days, and I think that’s really a part of what we’re trying to keep in the culture of the company. I think that’s number one. Number two is that we’re a data-driven company. At Google, you really don’t walk into a meeting talking about your gut feel on something. You need to have the data to back it up. And so data is another key tenet of what’s made our decision making really successful.

Third is that we have to be agile. As you think about the businesses that we are in and how the company has changed over the last 10 or 15 years, it’s totally different today than when we started. So we have to have leaders, we have to have employees, and we have to have technology that is all very agile for where the industry is going.

What agile means at Google

We do dozens of tests and experiments every single quarter. We can do that with a 1 percent test, for instance, on our core search product—scale that up if it’s successful, but we can start very small and test a theory, and if it doesn’t work, we can very quickly pull that back. That’s a really important part of what we do every day. We do thousands of tests a year on our various products to see how they perform, again, on a very small subset of our audience.

One of the hallmarks of Google, though, is how do we learn from failures that happen in this test-and-learn culture? And we have many examples of failure, first of all, and of using that information to improve the product going forward. We celebrate failure. Google Buzz is a great example of that. It was not a successful product in the social ecosystem, but we used that experience to understand how we would iterate for Google Plus in a much better way.

Focusing on the ‘10x return’

Everybody in the world is thinking about the next 10 percent. How do you think about a 10x improvement in an industry? Our role is how do you apply a technology to that—to fundamentally transform that industry? Think about the implications to this.

If you are successful, there’s no competition, because you’re creating something that has never been created before. You’ve got an opportunity to really define a market.

Second, it really inspires people to think big about the aspirations of the company and how they could do something that really does change the overall trajectory of an industry.

And third, you get the best people who want to solve the biggest, toughest problems in the world. And so, by nature, people want to start to work on those problems, and even if there’s just a halo effect of working at Google, that’s a real benefit for us.

There are product managers who can create amazing, incredible products. An example of this is our contact-lens project, Iris, which applies technology to the contact lens—the contact lens is connected to the Internet and it monitors your glucose. We were able to launch this as a product and then, in partnership with our business organization, struck a deal with Novartis to license it. That’s a great example for somebody who has a very tangible product. I think it’s now permeated the entire organization to say, “What does a 10x relationship change with our clients look like?”

How Google supports its culture

We are, as you could imagine, highly analytical about our culture. One of the key ways that we measure how Google is changing over time is called Googlegeist, which is our internal survey that we give to all of our employees once a year, in January. It covers every aspect of what a great culture would include: innovation and autonomy, forward thinking, teamwork. All the things that are important to the DNA of the culture. This is a very comprehensive study.

We look at this and analyze it every single year, and then we actually take every piece of feedback—the big buckets of feedback, where we need to improve—and, over the course of the rest of the year, all of our programs are designed to address the areas of our Googlegeist feedback that have not performed very well.

Balancing innovation and business results

The 20 percent time has been a hallmark of Google’s culture from the very beginning. And I think that’s attracted people to come and work on a core product, but to have the ability to think about where this could go that would be, again, tangential to the core product.

I think it’s something that continues to be important to the culture, but it’s not hard and fast. It’s not literally that you have one day a week that you can go work on something totally different. You need to think about, if you’re an engineer, for instance, how that product—that 20 percent time product—would be complementary to something that is now our focus. In the early days, it was “Let a thousand flowers bloom, and we’ll see what happens.” Now there’s a lot more focus, and we say, “If we’re going to do 20 percent time, how is it tangential to a core product?”

Importantly, it can’t be just you out there doing your own 20 percent time. You need to create a team that would go work on a 20 percent project. So part of it is, you’ve got to be a good salesperson internally. Part of it is that it needs to be something that you are able to convince people that it’s a good enough idea that they should take their 20 percent time and go work on it, as opposed to creating their own idea.

Rapid prototyping in action

The concept of rapid prototyping is something that we have had to learn as we’ve got into new industries, like hardware. I think there are a couple of things that have benefited us as we’ve gone into that. First, we’ve actually brought the expertise of hardware manufacturing and fabrication in-house in some cases.

So we have tinkerers—people who actually like building things.

And it’s not going to be beautiful or perfect by any means. But there are incredible labs at Google where they are creating these initial prototypes.

I think second is that the technology, the software and hardware that are available, is allowing us to iterate very, very quickly.

That’s a difference between a decade ago, where rapid prototyping wasn’t really something you could do with the hardware and software that were available.

Those two things have been, most importantly that first one, the change that Google had to go through.

Report: Mobile Ads Drove 80 Percent Increase In Store Visits Within 24 Hours

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[…] in-store visits increased 80 percent within 24 hours of mobile ad exposure and stayed above average store-visitation benchmarks for the following six days. We don’t know much about the specific ad creative generating these visits. It appears however that they’re mostly offer-based ads.

One of the most interesting sets of findings in the report involves an analysis of ad performance in relation to store proximity. Here it appears performance is measured by CTR, which is a questionable mobile metric for ultimate performance. Nonetheless it can be a directional indicator of intent.

http://marketingland.com/131407-131407