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Digital Transformation Best Practices

Key Ways to Avoid a Scope Creep Nightmare in your Digital Transformation Projects by Daisy Shevlin

“The project management of digital transformation can easily turn into a horror story. Due to the scale of the business change, sometimes it’s difficult to comprehend which aspects of innovation need to be included where.That’s where the dreaded scope creep comes in. An occurrence that can happen on any project, particularly a large one like the digital transformation of your business.So, the scope creep is a project manager’s worst nightmare, but its official definition is:Adding features and functionality (project scope) without addressing the effects on time, costs and resources, or without customer approval”

Industry Standards and Regulatory Frameworks – Cheat Sheet by Sameer Paradkar

“Few organizations keep compliance data i.e. all data belonging or pertaining to the enterprise or included in the law, which can be used for implementing or validating compliance in a separate store for meeting requirements. Compliance software is increasingly being implemented to help companies manage their compliance data more efficiently. Regulatory frameworks provide true, actionable guidance i.e. actual structure which becomes a backbone for organizational initiatives.Standards make it easier to understand and compare competing products. As standards are globally adopted and applied in many markets, they also fuel international trade. It is only through the use of standards that the requirements of interconnectivity and interoperability can be assured. It is only through the application of standards that the credibility of new products and new markets can be verified.”

Digital Transformation Industry Implementations

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Mobile phones and health: is 5G being rolled out too fast? by Investigate Europe

A very comprehensive article on the subject of 5G and its potential effects on public health. Did you know that scientists around the world are asking for more research into the topic of a potential damage that electromagnetic radiation produced by 5G may cause? Find all the details in this excellent article produced by nine journalists from eight European countries. “European countries are rolling out 5G mobile communications at breakneck speed as they seek to gain a competitive edge over the US and Asia. But some scientists have raised questions about the effects of 5G mobile phone radiation on public health and are calling for a precautionary approach. By 2020, at least one major city in every state in the European Union (EU) is due to have a 5G mobile phone service in operation, and by 2025, three-quarters of the European population is expected to have 5G access..”
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Digital transformation for the healthcare industry: five things to consider by Ying Lei

Healthcare industry is benefiting from Digital Transformation in multiple ways, with all of us receiving positive benefits out of it. In this article, the author goes through five considerations for the digital experts in Healthcare; a recommended read.

“While every industry is facing increasingly stringent levels of regulation and oversight, none is more tightly regulated than healthcare and pharmaceuticals. In a context of highly complex day-to-day operations, the central risk to patients’ lives that poor processes can pose is coupled with the risks of financial and reputational damage which come from regulatory non-compliance. Achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance can also lead to growing overheads which, stacked on top of a challenging business environment, can threaten agility and competitiveness.”

Digital Transformation of Government and Public Services

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Privacy concerns abound as IoT devices grow in use by Chris Teale

The article discusses the risks and concerns about the security aspect of the IoT implementations, the current public perception and governments’ take on the matter. “The safety and security of internet of things (IoT) devices remains a vexing issue for lawmakers, while a survey from the Internet Society shows there is still some way to go before reaching widespread public acceptance of IoT connectivity. The survey, conducted in six countries by polling firm IPSOS Mori, found that 65% of those surveyed are concerned with how connected devices collect data, while 55% do not trust those devices to protect their privacy. Meanwhile, 63% of those surveyed said they find IoT devices, which are projected to number in the tens of billions worldwide, to be “creepy.””
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Is Space the Next Frontier for Innovation in Gov Tech? by Dustin Haisler and Dennis McKenna

Excellent overview of opportunities for governments in a space-as-a-platform domain. “Space launches have gotten a lot cheaper and satellites have gotten a lot smaller. These two things combined mean we’re entering an age where space can factor in to service delivery for government.“We’re launching our own damn satellite,” said former California Gov. Jerry Brown, in September 2018, expressing frustration with what he felt was slow work on climate change research. Brown saw value in space for state government early in his political career, even earning himself the nickname ‘Gov. Moonbeam’ in 1976 from a Chicago Tribune columnist. Brown’s views on space may have seemed far-fetched 40 years ago, but a host of new technologies and companies are opening up possibilities and introducing use cases that may make space the next tech frontier for state and local agencies.”

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