Big Data: Making It Personal

Experts say that personal data is the oil of the 21st century. But for all the hype surrounding big data, consumers complain about how little they matter and how badly companies misuse their data. The reason is that many are still extracting information for the purpose of streamlining business processes, and are overlooking an essential […]

China’s Explosive Digital Growth

The boundaries between the physical and digital are disappearing and as this expansion continues China will be in the vanguard. By 2015 some 680 million Chinese will be connected to the Internet and that same year three times as many smartphones will be sold in China than in the U.S. and most of them will […]

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BYOD: Innovation for Added Value

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is about using readily available technology – such as smart phones and free – inside an organization, explains IESE’s Javier Zamora. The question is: Now that every company has access to sophisticated technology, how can BYOD help not only lower costs but also add value?  

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Digital Density Is Disrupting the Taxi Industry

Digital density has three ingredients: the number of connections, interactions and the amount of information we can exchange through these connections. As digital density is increasing it is disrupting the taxi industry as well as many other analog and traditional business model, says Prof. Javier Zamora. We may arrive at the point where 100% digital […]

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Apple Enters the Wearables Business

The reports that Apple is close to buying the headphone company Beats was received with widespread skepticism, says Prof. Josep Valor. It doesn’t seem to make sense from either a branding or a technological point of view. However, Apple has already shown an interest in headphones that measure physical activity and, as the wearable industry […]

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Will Robots Put Us All Out of Work?

Transcription Recently, we have been doing a number of articles claiming that the advent of robotics and mechanisation of a number of jobs are going to displace a lot of labour, creating huge unemployment. I believe that this is not new. We have been having industrial revolutions for a long time. At the beginning of […]