By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 26, 2012
Why is it that so many traditional companies with an enormous wealth of assets largely fail to transform them for the digital era? By assets here, I mean established customer base, closely held relationships with trading partners, mountains of data and IP, as well as their bread and butter, the actual products and services they [...]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on October 31, 2011
As I was reading David F. Carr’s latest piece on The Brainyard today, it drove home again for me some of the practically insurmountable challenges that many organizations have in avoiding the growing forces of digital disruption. David’s piece talked about Don Tapscott‘s proposition that we have to fundamentally remake the way our organizations engage [...]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on August 4, 2010
It will come as little surprise to readers here that businesses this year have been getting increasingly serious about social media as they find that their customers are spending a rapidly growing amount of time there. The most recent numbers show that Americans are spending nearly a quarter of their online time in social networks, [...]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on March 5, 2010
Though smaller than in year’s past, Germany’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover this week remains one of the giants of the industry and is a must-attend event for much of Europe’s technology leaders. For the last two years, I have been participating in Webciety, a show within a show that explores the emerging 21st century digital lifestyle.
Here is a breakdown of how Europe is looking at Enterprise 2.0 adoption and how it affects us as well.
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on February 28, 2010
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, the well-known CRM and cloud computing company (and now soon-to-be social software vendor) wrote a guest post on TechCrunch late last week making the case for “why enterprise software should take its cues from Facebook and become more social.”
What then does this mean for the future of IT and what impacts will social computing ultimately have on the enterprise.
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 21, 2010
Amazon announced today that it was opening up its Kindle reader device to 3rd party applications to be distributed later this year in the Kindle Store.
This news was just one more in a string of announcements from platform vendors large and small that they’re getting the message: The app store model that Apple has proved so successfully with the iPhone is becoming the next frontier when it comes to next-generation software distribution that creates clear value for both customers and companies alike.
What will then mean for software distribution models of the future? You can bet they will look a lot like the Apple App Store…
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on December 10, 2009
The ongoing and seemingly inexorable decline of traditional media continues to be the canonical example of what happens when the ground rules get changed in an industry that is fundamentally unable to adapt to new market conditions. A great analysis recently posted by Umair Haque at Harvard Business underscores the point: The so-called new normal is starting to seem more and more foreign the deeper we go into the 21st century than most organizations may yet be willing to believe.
Here’s an exploration of what will likely drive forward next-generation businesses in the 21st century.
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