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Are Online Monopolies a Good Thing?

Chris Measures
Are effective online monopolies (Google has 90% of the European search market for example) a good or bad thing? Obviously in the real world monopolies are viewed with suspicion, particularly when a dominant position is then used to raise prices, unfairly squeeze competitors and generally provide a poor deal to customers. But a monopoly on its own is not enough for regulators to step in.
Are Online Monopolies a Good Thing?

Internet of Things: Inventors and Operators

SandyCarter
There are two basic groups of Internet of Things use cases. One is centered around enterprises and entrepreneurs looking to invent new IoT products or services, and the other focused on those looking to optimize their operations. And the truth is that many of our clients, the businesses who stand to gain or lose the most based on their IoT strategy, represent both roles. They are inventors, and they are operators as well.
Internet of Things: Inventors and Operators

Mobile Cloud Services Will Disrupt Old Business Models

David H Deans
The competition for market share in the mobile cloud arena will escalate during 2015. The cloud content and services markets -- enabled by the ubiquity of smartphones and media tablets -- are now the battleground between major content providers, device manufacturers and internet service providers.
Mobile Cloud Services Will Disrupt Old Business Models

The Digital Transformation of Business Functions

Courtney Hunt
As organizations become digital enterprises, various business functions – and the professionals who work in them – will be digitally transformed as well. External applications of social and digital technologies like marketing and sales are just the tip of the iceberg. Internal applications and implications will be far more extensive and significant, and virtually all functions and jobs will have a digital dimension to them. This essay offers food for thought and examples along these lines.
The Digital Transformation of Business Functions

The Amazing Case of the Disappearing Technology

servantofchaos
For decades, technology has driven business innovation, resulting in the rise of professional services firms, technology companies and most recently, software platforms. Until the early 90s, we designed systems around single business functions – like purchasing or order management.
The Amazing Case of the Disappearing Technology

We're All Becoming Tech Workers: Are We Ready? (Part 2)

Courtney Hunt
As the Digital Era continues to progress and social and digital technologies become more fully integrated into not just the work we do, but how we do it, there's an increasing need for all workers to be digitally literate and competent. Here are some things individuals can and should do to increase their current capabilities and lay a foundation for ongoing growth and development.
We're All Becoming Tech Workers: Are We Ready? (Part 2)

Why Bold Leadership Will Drive the Internet of Things

David H Deans
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to potentially generate huge new market opportunities for current information technology (IT) or telecom companies and new start-up companies, according to the latest global market study by CompTIA.
Why Bold Leadership Will Drive the Internet of Things

How Technology Pricing Is Going to Affect Your Business

Alex Coley
I've always needed to be clear on pricing. And I've never known an industry where pricing changes more than in tech. When pricing was simple, products were arbitrary. Now pricing is complex but the options are near infinite. Where is technology pricing going next?
How Technology Pricing Is Going to Affect Your Business

Digital Identity, Predictive Analytics, and Context at Center of Digital Transformation [VIDEO]

bvellmure
Last week, I had the privilege to spend some time discussing some of the most important topics facing organizations today with Vala Afshar, Michael Krigsman, and Mitch Lieberman. During the course of the conversation, we riffed on what digital even means, the intersection between the digital and the physical, the requirement of the CMO and the CIO to work together, and the overarching importance of keeping the customer and their experience in the foreground.
Digital Identity, Predictive Analytics, and Context at Center of Digital Transformation [VIDEO]

Dreamforce 2014: It's All About the Data

aberkson
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff knows how to put on a show. The annual Salesforce conference, Dreamforce takes over San Francisco for a week, with 1450 Sessions, 400 companies presenting and 145,000 registered attendees. Amid the crowds and Uber surge pricing, Salesforce takes the opportunity to trot out their latest product launches and marketing messages.
Dreamforce 2014: It's All About the Data