DeepDive : Asia Pacific’s most influential voices in the Smarter Cities social stream. Business tends to get poked with the sharp end of the digital transformation stick, while consumers tend to pick up the pennies that spill out of all of those disrupted pinatas. There is often less focus on the

Disruption in professional services markets delivers an incentive to automate The disruption of professional services markets — caused in part by the emergence of digital technologies — is encouraging cloud-based business app providers like NetSuite to accelerate the automation of business processes in the world of suits. According to NetSuite

Skype and other services will cost the global telco sector almost $400B over the next four years The world’s telcos are set to lose almost $400 billion in revenues over the next six years due to the disruptive impact of voice over IP  services like Skype and Link. The figure comes

Gartner: ‘Are CMOs expecting “too much” of data?’ Are marketers at risk of relying too much on big data. That’s a question Gartner analysts Jake Sorofman and Andrew Frank raised this week in a post on the HBR Blog network. They also revealed a new toolkit for CMOs that they

Still think the Twitter IPO was a good bet? Twitter, as Statista once famously observed – has a quitter problem and that has serious implications for its growth potential. And for its share price. Since peaking at $73.31 on boxing day last year Twitter has lost a third of its value

3D printing will unlock $550 billion in economic value over the next 10 years says McKinsey & Company It is only just starting to capture the imagination of the wider community, but already it’s apparent that 3D printing is set to become a wildly disruptive technology over the next decade.

It’s not the threat from one smart kid — we live in a world of disruptive ubiquity In an era when anyone can engage the means of production at peppercorn rents, corporations need to stop focusing on the single new upstart with a clever idea and realise they live in

IAB launches local video advertising council Reflecting the growing importance of online video as an advertising channel, IAB Australia has launched its Video Advertising Council. Launch members include Adaptv, Foxtel, Google, MCM, MCN, VENA, SpotXchange, SBS, TEN, TubeMogul, TVN Videology, and Yahoo!7, with more organisations expected to join in the

YouTube and Facebook account for one third of all US mobile web traffic Facebook and Google are utterly dominant on mobile,  with the Facebook mothership and YouTube accounting for just under a third of all mobile web traffic in the US. Both companies also have other properties in the top ten:

YouTube and Facebook account for one third of all US mobile web traffic Facebook and Google are utterly dominant on mobile,  with the Facebook mothership and YouTube accounting for just under a third of all mobile web traffic in the US. Both companies also have other properties in the top ten: