Blackberry squashed in Windows?

Here’s an interesting piece from Computer Weekly – Are businesses turning to Windows Phone instead of BlackBerry? – suggesting that enterprises, as Blackberry continues to shrink, are being attracted to Windows Phone.  Windows Phone has a natural synergy with many enterprises’ Microsoft back-ends. Could this become a sufficiently large beach-head for Windows to capture significant share in […]

Tech Startups: why, how and a new innovation paradigm?

I’m a bit slow in blogging this but last week’s Economist featured a special report on technology startups.  The report explores how the availability of cheap cloud-based building blocks from Amazon Web Services and Azure all the way up the stack have enabled a bloom of low-cost startups. Does this go as far as to […]

The PC Calamity – @Asymco

Here’s an interesting analysis of PC shipments versus tablets from Asymco’s Horace Dediu. “PC sales fell again last quarter and the contraction is likely to continue. … At the same time, computing device sales have soared.” I’m not sure the PC is dead yet.  The tablet form factor and (current) performance don’t lend themselves to […]

The PC Calamity – @Asymco

Here’s an interesting analysis of PC shipments versus tablets from Asymco’s Horace Dediu. “PC sales fell again last quarter and the contraction is likely to continue. … At the same time, computing device sales have soared.” I’m not sure the PC is dead yet.  The tablet form factor and (current) performance don’t lend themselves to […]

The Unanticipated Consequences of a Frictionless Mobile Experience–@peterkriss, HBR

A fascinating cautionary tale from Customer Experience Research Scientist Peter Kriss on the HBR blog.  Offering an easier to access customer satisfaction survey to hotel guests resulted in an unexpected drop in ratings.  Guests who otherwise wouldn’t have bothered, chose to give feedback using the easier system.  The consequence is greater insights from a wider […]

The Unanticipated Consequences of a Frictionless Mobile Experience–@peterkriss, HBR

A fascinating cautionary tale from Customer Experience Research Scientist Peter Kriss on the HBR blog.  Offering an easier to access customer satisfaction survey to hotel guests resulted in an unexpected drop in ratings.  Guests who otherwise wouldn’t have bothered, chose to give feedback using the easier system.  The consequence is greater insights from a wider […]

Kurt Harden on Churchill

A nice post from Kurt at CulturalOffering.com on Churchill. No PCs, no email, no mobiles, no iPads, no PowerPoint.  How on earth did they ever achieve anything? Technorati Tags: Winston Churchill,Productivity

F*** Off, Sherlock

Or not.  Nicholas Carr reflects on IBM’s attempts to teach Watson the Urban Dictionary. I’m with Carr.  The nobler, and more fascinating, route would have been to persevere in teaching Watson to distinguish what was appropriate rather than simply wiping its mind. And I rather like the idea of a foul-mouthed super-computer.  I suspect Douglas […]

Future of Healthcare – CulturalOffering.com

A great find from Kurt at Cultural Offering: the future of healthcare from a firm called Scanadu. It reminds me of the telehealth work that UK firm Cogent Healthcare are embarked upon.  Cogent’s approach is massively scalable telehealth solutions addressing the management of long-term conditions like COPD, dementia etc.  By contrast, scanadu’s solution looks more […]

Cogent Healthcare Systems

It’s great to see this project go live. I recently created the copy for this web-site.  Cogent are the UK’s fastest growing telehealth company and they are doing some inspiring work in what is an inevitable growth area for society: the management of long-term health conditions. I did the words but the site was designed […]

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