ICT is transforming the way we learn and the way we do business. Competition that was once local is now global. And if you want to stay competitive, the need to know how to leverage technology effectively in the workplace is becoming essential, no matter what industry you work in. Continue reading
By 2015, almost the whole world will be connected – and that will be a driving force for change.
2011 will be remembered as the year of the Arab Spring. The political unrest and the mass protests started by people in the Middle East shared one common element: the use of mobile communications and social media to get information out to the rest of the world. In this way, technology supported freedom of speech and assembly. Continue reading
Being connected to everything and everyone via apps on our smartphones is changing the way we live. Apps are becoming an emotionally important and integral part of people’s daily lives. Today there is an app for just about everything. And the benefits of these apps are being experienced in various ways around the globe. Continue reading
It is rare that a Masters Golf Tournament features so many Swedes in contention for the final round. And this year there were four: Peter Hanson, Henrik Stenson, Fredrik Jacobson and Bubba Watson. But is this what I enjoyed most about watching this year’s Masters – or was it that I was able to create a truly unique, personalized viewer experience for myself? Continue reading
My family watches movies from Netflix in the evening. For anyone who isn’t aware, Netflix is the biggest distributor in the film-rental business. It started by shipping DVDs to the home, via online ordering, to compete with the giant in the space – Blockbuster. And it won. Customers’ dislike of Blockbuster’s late-return fees, combined with the simple convenience of getting the DVDs in the mail, gained Netflix customer approval. Continue reading
One of the things I enjoy most about my work is that I have a variety of different roles. I’m constantly learning new ways of approaching and fulfilling my responsibilities. I also get to interact with a wide range of people. In this sense, I am a generalist. But in the future, this way of working is likely to change. Continue reading
Today’s most common broadband business model – fat pipe at a flat rate – was launched in 1996 when ADSL and cable came along. The model was re-used when mobile broadband was introduced in 2005. But should this classic business model be used in all networked industries? How do we deal with traffic volumes that can differ by thousands of times among applications that generate similar revenues? Continue reading
As we move toward connecting 50 billion devices by 2020, the innovations that are creating the Networked Society never cease to amaze me. While some connected devices are creating incredible opportunities in health, education and utilities, others are just creative ways to promote an owner’s brand and, in this case, fill our tummies. Continue reading
Between working, commuting and being a mom, time is one of those things that I never have enough of. Whether I’m running to the grocery store after work to pick up dinner, or having to buy clothes for myself or the kids, I am always in a rush.
But the concept of pop-up virtual storefronts has got me excited. Stores in South Korea, Australia, the UK and the US are taking shopping to a new level by setting up pop-up billboards so that consumers waiting for public transport or walking past shops can now browse, scan a barcode and make a purchase – without having to walk into the shop, wait in line or even carry bags of heavy purchases home. Continue reading
I have been working on a report with the Broadband Commission called The Broadband Bridge, Linking ICT with Climate Action for a Low-Carbon Economy, and we published it today.
The purpose of the report is to raise awareness about the important role that broadband can play in shaping the low-carbon economy of the future. The report identifies best practices, expresses views of selected leaders, and outlines clear recommendations for policy makers.