21/10/2018

Tom Loosemore on internet era working

From his blog post

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Our definition of digital says: Applying the culture, processes, business models & technologies of the internet-era to respond to people’s raised expectations.”

Once they’ve heard that, the next thing people always ask us is: OK. But how? How do I make that happen in my organisation?”

Good question.

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the answer to that. Between us, we’ve collectively made a lot of mistakes over the last 20+ years of digital delivery, and learned from every one of them. We think the answer looks something like this: a todo list for putting internet-era ways of working into action.

Some of this will sound familiar to those of you who know the UK government design principles. You could think of those as an earlier iteration of this list. Now we’ve moved beyond the UK government and started working internationally, and with non-government institutions, we’re noticing how many people understand the design principles, but want help on how to put them into practice.

So we don’t intend this list to be a replacement for the design principles. It’s more like a new branch of the repository. Clearly, there’s further iteration to come.

20/10/2018

Vision Urbanetic

A revolutionary mobility concept.With Vision URBANETIC Mercedes-Benz presents a revolutionary mobility concept that goes way beyond existing ideas on autonomous vehicles. Vision URBANETIC eliminates the separation between people moving and goods transport. It enables on-demand, sustainable and efficient movement of people and goods — and applies an innovative approach to fulfil the needs of cities, businesses from diverse sectors as well as city dwellers and travellers. The concept reduces traffic flows, relieves inner-city infrastructures and contributes to an improved quality of urban life.

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20/10/2018

Vision Urbanetic

A revolutionary mobility concept.With Vision URBANETIC Mercedes-Benz presents a revolutionary mobility concept that goes way beyond existing ideas on autonomous vehicles. Vision URBANETIC eliminates the separation between people moving and goods transport. It enables on-demand, sustainable and efficient movement of people and goods — and applies an innovative approach to fulfil the needs of cities, businesses from diverse sectors as well as city dwellers and travellers. The concept reduces traffic flows, relieves inner-city infrastructures and contributes to an improved quality of urban life.

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20/10/2018

Ama­zon’s robots sig­nal a sea change in how the things we buy will be ag­gre­gated, stored and de­liv­ered. The com­pany re­quires one minute of hu­man la­bor to get a pack­age onto a truck, but that num­ber is headed to zero. Au­tonomous ware­houses will merge with au­tonomous man­u­fac­tur­ing and de­liv­ery to form a fully au­to­mated sup­ply chain.

We are in the early days of what might be called the phys­i­cal cloud,” an e-com-merce ecosys­tem that func-tions like the in­ter­net it­self. Net­flix caches the movies you stream at a data cen­ter phys­i­cally close to you; Ama­zon is build­ing ware­house af­ter ware­house to store goods closer to con­sumers. And the stor­age sys­tems at those ware­houses are look­ing more like the data-stor­age sys­tems in the cloud. In­stead of stor­ing sim­i­lar items in the same place—a help­ful prac­tice when hu­mans were fetch­ing the goods—Ama­zon’s ware-houses store mul­ti­ples of the same item at ran­dom lo­ca-tions, known only to the robots. Try­ing to find an In­stapot at one of Ama­zon’s ware­houses would be like try­ing to find where in the cloud one of your emails is stored. Of course, you don’t have to. You just tap your screen and the email ap­pears. No hu­mans are in­volved.

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