Category archives: Business

When are you out-of-office?

In 1999, mobile phones and the internet both existed, but for all intensive purposes there was really no connection with work or family when you were traveling.

The world turned upside down

There will be many differences between the Industrial Society logic we are now leaving and the logic of the Networked Society that is now emerging. One of the differences is how we look at customers – whether they are consumers or clients and where we find them in the value chain.

The Networked Society in a box

Did you know that Ericsson produces high-performance networks packaged in a big container? In a world where things are getting smaller and smaller, Ericsson is still producing big things, in both size and weight. Nearly 14 meters long and with a 14-ton battery, this “network-in-a-container” is probably the biggest product Ericsson delivers, and it can [...]

Peter’s passionate predictions: Digital download doomed

Audio and video has moved into the streaming domain while downloading has dropped below 10% of all internet traffic for the first time ever.

Evolution of the Networked Society: Try to run Twitter on this!

Is this the start of the Networked Society? Let us go back some years in Core Network history and we will find a very old network solution. It was called the switchboard operator.

Progessive innovation: accelerating, active and accessible

As described in my last blog post, Mobility, Broadband and the Cloud have become general-purpose technologies with a broad applicability, creating a foundation for innovation and driving the transformation of society.

Logging lost luggage: your travel tags are migrating to the Networked Society

It’s the time of the year when we attach frequent-flyer tags to suitcases for everyone in the family, or write out the small paper tags in the line at the airport. Luggage tags are one area where I think we will see a massive shift from paper and plastic to connected devices in the near [...]

Introducing the sharing economy – courtesy of the Networked Society

You might have heard the term “sharing economy.” It’s all over the news these days, for both good and not-so-good reasons. Wikipedia defines the sharing economy as “an economic system built around the sharing of human and physical assets.” You may have also heard of companies such as Airbnb and Uber, and even used their [...]

Truth not trust – the importance of data integrity in the Networked Society

For the first time, we are hearing Tom Wheeler, head of the Federal Communications Commission in the US, start to discuss changes to regulation if cybersecurity is not adequately addressed by network providers. This is just a beginning. There is both need and opportunity to re-think what it takes to be safe in the [...]

Seventy seven society sketches & statistics

Networked Society evangelist, Peter Linder, outlines 77 trends he believes will shape our society during 2014. The presentation is not designed to provide answers but rather trigger your own thoughts in key areas.