When AT&T acquired Time Warner earlier this month, critics warned that the deal could end up costing customers dear. But is this the likely outcome? Josep Valor investigates.
Javier Zamora shares his five “take aways” from the Mobile World Congress 2016, held last week in Barcelona, and how technology is changing the future of companies.
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 […]
Understanding and analyzing the scope of the digital transformation in our society – how it impacts global business, sectors and people – came under the spotlight at the IESE 21st ICT & Digital Media Industry Meeting. The digital revolution is happening, and it is changing everything.
Retail banking is due for a disruptive revolution. Other industries, like music and entertainment, have evolved on the impulse of technology and the process of digitization. Commercial banks, however, are still enchained, held hostage, by the paper world: it is a business that handles information—therefore digitizable—yet remains held back by the analog era. This is […]
IESE Lecturer of Information Systems Javier Zamora on the hot topic of this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress: Mobile-First.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Do we have the right to be digitally forgotten? Europe thinks so and is forcing Google to remove links to data of users who ask for their removal. This is going to change the way search engines work, as they will need to focus on how to exclude information rather than how to gather data, […]
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 […]
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 […]