Since ancestral times, wherever there is a narrow passage that many people have to cross, someone will try to establish itself as the gatekeeper and exercise control on the passersby. In fact controlling passageways, from maritime straits to oil pipes, has been one of the reasons humanity has endured many wars. The digital space is […]
Facebook’s valuation is approaching $100 billion, Microsoft recently acquired Skype to the tune of $8.5 billion and Twitter’s estimated market value is $8 to $10 billion: someone is always crying bubble, but is the social web another bloated shell game or a gold mine to be tapped? In this talk, I tried to take a closer look at three Internet companies with different models, breathtaking valuations and connected users in common.
The consequence and at the same time the cause of four technologies (smartphones, cloud computing, pervasive video and social media) is the commoditization of IT, where consumers are more savy about the use of technology in their dayly life
“Fifteen years ago, enterprise technology was higher-quality than consumer technology. That’s not true anymore. It used to be that you used enterprise technology because you wanted uptime, security and speed. None of those things are as good in those things are as good in enterprise software anymore [as they are in some consumer software]. The […]