WHICH 50 : 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

Consumers sit at the heart of the digital revolution. We know from McKinsey’s research that the benefits of digital disruption accrue mostly to the consumer, not the disrupter. And we can see how companies that put customer utility and experience at the heart of their business have been able to

As ever, the recent equity markets dump of tech stocks appeared like a funk.  For the past few weeks we’ve had a round of booster-bear antics, with various luminaries making very large grabs for credibility of the who-called-it-right variety. As usual, it appears the market had at least one good

Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp for the eye-watering price tag of $US19 billion is likely just the beginning of a major consolidation in the social messaging space that has also seen Viber acquired by Rakuten. Research outfit Ovum, in its new report called &kdquo;A Guide to the Future of Mobile

Facebook captures 17 per cent of all the mobile minutes in America, and that is before taking into account the acquisition of WhatsApp. On current form its mobile dominance could match or exceed its reach at the height of its desktop moment when it account for 25 per cent of

The analysts and the management consultants call them the mega-trends – market moves that are so compelling they change the rules for almost everyone. Normally the technology industry throws them out sequentially (remember client/server) but right now there are several mega-trends all interplaying together and multiplying the impact of disruption.

The telecommunciations sector, and particularly mobile operators around the world are caught in a pincer which is compelling further and rapid digital transformation. On the one hand their most valuable customer segments are demanding very high service levels and fully integrated onmichannel experiences, however the industry is struggling to monetize

More than half of all online videos will be viewed on a Smartphone or a tablet by 2016 according to projections based on the latest Ooyala Global Video Index. The report found that since 2011 there has been a 719 per cent increase in video views on these platforms and

America’s fastest growing private companies as identified by the Inc 500 list outstrip their larger Fortune 500 rivals in the use of social media. LinkedIn is the most popular platform, Twitter offers the best future sales potential, Facebook is enjoying a resurgence, and Google+ is proving surprisingly strong according to

By 2015 Android will be the majority operating system in the world, accounting for more devices than all other personal device operating systems combined according to Gartner. Not bad really, given it didn’t exist only six years ago in any practical sense. Blackberry, iOS, Mac OS and even eventually Windows