Tag archives: Networked Society

Paper or tablet? The future of magazines

Over the next five years, many print magazines will be transformed into digital publications. Digital magazines will come in two forms: a downloaded version that is available offline, and a networked cloud version that readers can access in real time.
As I flipped through a pile of magazines during my summer vacation, I realized the paper [...]

Life in the modern-day megacity

 A megacity is a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million. That’s a lot of people!
In our recent Megacities report, it was stated that by 2025 it is estimated that around 630 million people will live in close to 40 megacities around the world. Japan’s Tokyo will still be the largest [...]

STRESS IN THE CITY

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, what one could complete during a day depended entirely on daylight. With technological innovations we’ve managed to extend our days to such an extent that we’re now living in a 24-hour society. City people in particular tend to live high tempo lifestyles, moving between meetings, appointments, various roles and activities. We live [...]

Intelligent medicine: the future of health

The Swedish American Life Science Summit, held August 21 – 23, had many interesting presentations and discussions about various topics across the life science sector, such as Innovative Healthcare Delivery Models and Creating a Digital Health System.
At the event, I presented Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society and some of the concepts that could be realized [...]

Is bigger always better? Evolving TV and video-consumption habits

The way we watch TV is evolving continuously. About 10 years ago, it was all about the size of your TV screen at home. While the bigger the better still applies in the living room, in the past two or three years, mobile broadband  and the cloud have enabled TV content to be viewed on [...]

A small country with big ideas

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia’s technology progression has moved ahead in leaps and bounds.

The city amplifier

City people walk fast. As a matter of fact, the larger the city, the faster they walk. When talking to New Yorkers about everyday life in the city, we met a young man who said he gets so annoyed with the tourists on the sidewalks of the city not keeping up the pace that sometimes [...]

Time to go back to school

It’s August, and for many children that means back-to-school time is already here or just around the corner. Kids all over are preparing for the year to come – and some are looking forward to it with excitement, some with anxiety.

How can your company ensure a successful business transformation?

In my most recent post, I wrote about the way that the digital transformation of businesses around the world has had a disruptive effect on the market.
Leaders of major companies are being challenged as the physical business-fulfillment model that has been the norm for more than 200 years is replaced with its digital offspring.

Dematerialization – the future of business

Of all of the insights listed in the discussion paper Changing the Game Before the Game Changes You, the digital transformation of businesses around the world is the most disruptive. It is also the most important for companies to understand because of the impact it is having on most industries and the way leaders run [...]