Category archives: Technology

Finding your productivity sweet spot – at home and at work

For many people, the latte-paced economy is a reality. Managing a work-life balance today is about combining work at home and in the office. And as the workforce becomes even more mobile, this model will change even further. So what can we learn from global road warriors who fly more often than they take the [...]

Living in a working environment: what does the future hold?

The office as a concept did not exist before there was need for big companies to orchestrate mass production after the inventions of the industrial revolution. Like all concepts they always live long after the reasons they came to be have disappeared.

Asian mobile app adoption gallops on

There’s little doubt that the Networked Society is in full force in Asia, and driving innovation for mobile apps. Mobile data networks will be hard pressed to keep up and new solutions will need to be introduced for better app coverage in the year of the galloping horse.

How fast is our world becoming obsolete?

Nowadays change doesn’t occur over a lifetime or even over years but rather months. Today if you complete a computer science degree, what you learned in your first year of study is obsolete by year 3. And this is not only a problem for individuals but for business too.

Smart devices are making city life healthier

The wellbeing of ‘cityzens’ is dependent on individuals taking a greater responsibility for being active. Running in the parks or workout sessions at the gym are common in urban areas but what will we demand in the form of measurement when these activities moves beyond fitness freaks and become mainstream in the city?

Why is Stockholm the best city in the world?

At the top of the list comparing 31 cities around the world on aspects of ICT maturity, economy, social development and environmental progress is Stockholm, capital of Sweden, followed closely by London, Singapore and Paris. These are the top-ranking cities in the Networked Society City Index a valuable asset for analyzing the correlation between triple bottom line performance and ICT maturity in cities.

Smartphones lend a helping hand to city homeless

Life for homeless persons in the city is not getting easier and funding of their basic needs has gone beyond the capabilities of tax-driven efforts. A perspective that has perhaps not been explored as much is what role smartphones and mobile applications can play in assisting homeless people in urban areas?

Yangon: Challenges and solutions for Asia’s future megacity

Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city with a population of 5 million. The city has been the country’s commercial and financial capital since colonial times and was its political capital until 2005, when the government moved to Nay Pyi Taw, a new city built in the center of the country. Yangon is an attractive and living [...]

What is defining next-generation working life?

Recently, Tonny Uhlin and I went into the studio to record the first episode of the “Next-generation Working Life” podcast. During this first episode, we talk about the big and small changes we see coming to our work places as we journey deeper into the Networked Society and how these will impact our working life [...]

Trends from CES 2014 – from the future telco perspective

After CES 2014, what are the most important trends that operators, especially mobile operators, need to understand?