Category archives: Business

Are we shaping smartphones or are they shaping us?

In my last post, I wrote about two-way flexibility – about people trying to understand the new norms and rules in the changing landscape of work and leisure. In this post, I want to continue that discussion further and look into what issues arise as the private and personal spheres merge.

What is a phone?

I was recently participating in an innovation workshop attended by some of the leading organizations in the North American telecom market. We were brainstorming when somebody made the following comment: “We as an industry are in a great place. The phone has become central to all interaction – it’s in the middle of everything and [...]

Risk management at the frontline of the new economy

In the Networked Society it is essential to understand the paradigm shift that everything in the digital economy is a data object and can be given attribution and integrity through signing at scale.

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 [...]