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…nice example of differentiating your business through content, understanding your users, converging online/offline - probably a couple of other things, too… wonder how it stacks up financially though?
John Seely Brown & Deloitte work hard to codify the things that many of us understand - great reading for those who wish to underpin their insight into the shape of things to come with data, or for leaders trying to grapple with the cross-industry reality of increased competition, diminishing returns and VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) operating/business environments.
The service’s thousands of delivery vehicles have only one purpose now: to transport mail. But what if they were fitted with sensors to collect and transmit information about weather or air pollutants? The trucks would go from being bulky tools of industrial-age communication to being on the cutting edge of 21st-century information-gathering and forecasting.
Paul Higgins: an interesting concept. We all need to re-think what we have as assets and competencies and see if they can be reconfigured in an information rich networked world
The mobile healthcare market is finally starting to show significant growth. The number of apps has increased more than 150% on Android and 140% on the Blackberry in the past year. According to Mobile Health News, more than 4,200 healthcare apps are on the Apple platform and Android users have access to about 500. By 2015, more than 500,000 people are expected to be using healthcare smartphone applications.