That legendary ICT-driven party that delivered a flawless experience … except for Dad


If you’re a parent of teenagers or tweens, stop reading this. If you’re a social media practitioner, you can already shake your head and stop reading this. But if you’re a regular good ol’ human being, you might recognize this story.

Because this is a story about how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Continue reading

Intimate innovations introduced to win the wearables “arms race”


Early generations of smart watches have struggled on the packaging and applications front. The technology was the centerpiece of this wearable innovation with insufficient emphasis on the fashion side of the package. Even then, the applications were, to a large extent, scaled down smartphone applications where the watch acted as a slave screen for relaying information to the user. But this is changing, and now we are entering a new intimate wearable application era. Continue reading

Facebook at 1000km/h – how does it work?


For many years it has been against the law to use your phone on an airplane. One rumor went that no phones were allowed only because no one had bothered to do any tests, as a test of this scope would involve astronomic costs. Therefore, it’s been better just not to allow phones on planes, the story goes. Continue reading

Finding your way in Dhaka at the dawn of the Networked Society

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My colleague Ellen Alarilla, Ericsson Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibilities for South East Asia and Oceania, recently traveled to Bangladesh – a trip that inspired her to reflect on how ICT is changing lives in one of the world’s least developed countries. Here’s her story: Continue reading

From smart meter to smart grid – looking at real world examples


My previous post talked about the increasing penetration of smart meters around the world and explored a few ways in which we can use the data coming out of them. But it isn’t just meters that are getting smarter. The entire energy backbone and energy distribution network in many countries is being instrumented and is starting to send back large quantities of real-time operational data. Continue reading

Skip sign-on and slow surfing – carry your network and privacy with you


Frequent travelers have gotten used to relying on WiFi access for at least a portion of their professional and private data needs. In most cases this is driven by the fact that WiFi-only devices are starting to play a key role in our connected lives. So what are the options for travelers who have growing concerns over network performance and privacy issues? Continue reading

Come along for the ride – the transformation of last mile logistics


When people talk about transportation in the Networked Society, the focus is often on managing transport flows better or making it more comfortable or profitable.

But what about reducing transportation? And I’m not just talking about more telecommuting. What about taking that next big step beyond 2020? Continue reading

How can we best use smart meter data? Creative solutions are starting to emerge.


By 2020 it is estimated that over 800 million smart utility meters will have been deployed in buildings around the world. China is expected to lead the pack with over 400 million smart meters. The United States will follow with around 120-130 million smart meters and the European Union, driven by commitments from 16 member countries, won’t be far behind. Japan and Australia are also early adopters, and India and Brazil will jump on the bandwagon soon. It’s clear from these statistics that over the next few years smart meter penetration around the world will grow rapidly. Continue reading

170 million taxi rides gives you a lot of data to rethink urban mobility


The digital revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, live, move and communicate.

Everything will soon be digitally connected to everything else. And taxis are one example of how a connected business gives a good picture of the total business in a certain place. Continue reading

Exponentially extend your mobile enterprise experience


WiFi has long been considered the entire universe of wireless indoor data communication for enterprises. Continue reading