Tag archives: ICT

Combined technologies key to improved network performance

Network performance is the most important criteria considered when purchasing broadband services. Coverage and capacity have traditionally been the main factors for measuring this performance, but now this is not enough. New requirements for Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), premium data and video over mobile broadband are also becoming vital network design criteria.

Redefining the economic value

In recent years, big business has caused a number of social, environmental and economic problems. We have seen its effects on health-care systems, the environment, the mortgage crisis and so on. Profit maximization by companies has often been perceived as positive, but there is an increasing belief that this profit is made at the expense [...]

Dare to be disruptive

It is the second day of SIME Stockholm and “disruptive” is the word of the day. Put simply: in a Networked Society where everybody has constant access to knowledge and a “like/dislike” button, entrepreneurs, investors, larger companies and HR departments need to embrace a new way of thinking. And eventually find new ways of being [...]

Entrepreneurial thoughts at SIME Stockholm

Today and tomorrow, I’m taking part in SIME Stockholm, where a lot of interesting people have gathered – visionaries, thinkers, some of the best brains representing various industries, who have one thing in common: they believe that innovation is important. Many also share the belief that innovation today is closely linked to the development of [...]

It’s business time in the city

In the newly released Networked Society City Index report, produced in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics and Improvement Labs, we continue to explore the correlation between cities’ ICT maturity and their triple-bottom-line development.

Individualized learning in the Networked Society

When I met Professor Stephen Heppell in London last month, he raised interesting ideas about measuring the learning process. He said that in the future, we will start to measure our learning in the same manner as many of us today have started to measure our health or our sports activities.

The transformation of learning and education

We are in the midst of a great transformation in society. In our latest Networked Society report, “Learning and Education in the Networked Society” and the documentary film “The Future of Learning” we take a closer look at this change.

Empowered learning – how ICT is reshaping our classrooms

All around the world, a lively debate is taking place on the subjects of learning and education. At the 2011 Networked Society Forum in Hong Kong, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes proclaimed that the textbook is dead. In a recent interview, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, Sugata Mitra says that we don’t need institutional [...]

Schools enter a new age (Part 1)

The Networked Society has given rise to completely new technologies entering schools, changing the way students learn. More and more people are realizing that the successful integration of ICT into teaching can add value to children’s education and thereby also improve students’ future prospects.
This is why Colegio y Ventro Comunitario San Luis Beltrán, a school [...]

Connecting transport stations crucial to reducing mobile churn

More than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, a figure that will grow to as much as 70 percent by 2050, according to our report on the future life in the megacities. This huge surge will bring 630 million people to the 40 largest metropolitan areas by 2025 – and ensuring that [...]