Tag archives: Networked Society

All Things D – does it have to be so disruptive?

All Things D is where everyone is gathering to discuss everything digital. But in the spirit of the entrepreneurial industries that we’ll be discussing, I think it’s better to think of “D” as in “disruption.”

What will survive?

Is it relevant to consider what “things” will continue to exist or is it more interesting to ask why things exist in the first place? In the Networked Society, it is possible to distribute human invented concepts digitally, rather than physically. And once they are digital, they can be enhanced or completely re-invented.

For the first time since the Industrial Revolution it is possible to distribute human invented concepts digitally, rather than physically. And once they are digital, they can be enhanced or completely re-invented.

Shopping just the start in tomorrow’s in-line world

Twitter is the ultimate connection between people and things

Followers of Twitter don’t have to be human beings anymore. They can be things as well. Things broadcasting to things – that is a very exciting proposition.

The changing nature of working life – Part I

Just like other major, historical shifts, the Networked Society will fundamentally change working life as we know it. It will change the type of business and value-creating activities we are engaged in; it will change how businesses are organized and the business development processes; it will change how we as individuals are working and the skills and knowledge we will need to acquire.

Blue Ocean Strategy in the Networked Society – European operator

This is the third post in a series related to Blue Ocean Strategy in the Networked Society. I will examine a European operator in a saturated market with over 140 percent mobile penetration. The competition to this operator is fierce providing telephony, internet, TV, broadband, cloud and M2M services and includes many active MVNO’s competing on price and putting a lot of pressure on the incumbent.

Can mobile phones in school make the grade?

How have these initiatives affected school life in Estonia? We recently did a study of Estonian students to explore how they are using ICT..

Miracast moves multimedia methodically

Classic Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) is widely adopted for wireless data access in a broad range of devices. In 2012, 100 percent of the smartphones, tablets, notebooks and game consoles sold had embedded Wi-Fi while only 1 percent of set-top boxes did. Right now the Wi-Fi ecosystem is going through a significant capability leap with video as a key driver. So what can we expect from Wi-Fi in the future beyond free and best effort?

Blue Ocean Strategy in the Networked Society

Blue Ocean Strategy is about the requirements for strategic success, it’s about transforming, rebuilding and creating new markets. So why not apply it to telcos within the Networked Society?

A smartphone is a girl’s best friend

It’s International Women’s Day and I’m thinking about how the opportunities brought by our industry – or more specifically by broadband, mobility, and the cloud – are essential for women globally, for helping to facilitate their daily lives and for development and innovation within their communities.