Way back ten years ago in October 2011 I was posting multiple times a month on my column at ZDNet at what turned out to be the tail end of the golden era of blogging. By then the Apple iPhone, launched June 2007, had revolutionized the way we consumed and contributed information, having enabled a… Continue reading The 2011 signal to noise crisis 10 years later
Lines are blurring between fintech banking and consumer digital wallets, major consumer brands have much to gain and more to lose as the race to serve future customers with their own unique currencies accelerates ‘Brand name’ corporate run cryptocurrencies received a massive awareness boost earlier this year when Facebook and partners ‘Libra consortium‘ and associated… Continue reading High stakes major global brand cryptocurrency competition is evolving fast
Our connected world is now in many ways more engaging than ‘being there’ and this is a huge problem for retail and event organizers as they attempt to justify travel and expense to attend live events and shopping expeditions During the dot com boom twenty years ago nobody dreamt that ‘brick and mortar’ stores would… Continue reading Are digital experiences now more powerful than ‘live’ events?
The word “digital” is a dangerously generic buzzword that few understand or agree on, yet those left behind by digital’s evolution will have an increasingly hard time catching up. The word “digital” has been bouncing around like a ball for the last 15 years or so. In the Web 1.0 era, digital transformation… Continue reading ‘Digital’ confusion, disasters… and opportunities beyond the hype
A huge opportunity to provide large-scale business innovation with smart strategies and effective execution is tempered by strong competition, legacy perceptions, and a ticking clock to successfully demonstrate relevance and effectiveness. Large scale technology services vendors would be committing commercial suicide by selling themselves merely as legacy IT plumbers, outsourced administrators and historical code and process supporters, despite that being a… Continue reading DXC Technology: Relevant partner or the Sears of IT services?
Digital platforms that are fit for today’s specific business purpose are essentially far more agile, open and flexible versions of the old proprietary enterprise suites. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite juggernaut that arguably peaked at the end of the last century transformed many aspects of modern life. ERP evolution has been foundational to enabling… Continue reading Return of the business value suite spot
Innovative Internet of Things efforts need the maturity and experience of industrial internet service providers to secure data platforms and drive growth. The Internet of Things (IoT) has now entered a period of showstopping and heartstopping security reality checks. While most people can see the promise and value of data feeds from and to physical… Continue reading IoT’s moment of truth — who can secure the data flows?
Digital has never been more experiential and immediate, yet it’s also never been harder to find ways to reach and influence people. Technology vendors warp and mutate business concepts to sell strategies, marketing tools and platforms to businesses, but divining what will be successful to reach a new customer and associated organizational models is a… Continue reading Business concepts degraded to marketing buzzwords are causing strategic havoc
What Do I do? I help companies of all sizes with business strategy to enable a ‘joined up’ approach across multiple business function disciplines and workflows. Digital technologies tend to be used in business silos and can cause major political and scaling issues. I can help to streamline and simplify, and to design tactics and workflows… Continue reading What value do I bring to your organization and what will it cost you?
Summary: The challenge for giant swathes of the tech industry is that bad smell from past plumbing failures — and fear of the unknown. The iPad is five years old this week and Apple just had the most successful business quarter of any company, ever. Asymco analyst Horace Deidu has deduced that in 2014 iOS… Continue reading The growing digital divide and the strategic inertia that can kill