The Era of Continuous Collaboration

We are entering the Continuous Collaboration era.  An era that will deliver applications, services and platforms enabling all of us to collaborate seamlessly between and across both our personal and work lives. Today, we increasingly find ourselves using the very same consumer and personal cloud services that help us organize our personal lives, to help […]

Rethinking Knowledge Work

In HBR, Roger Martin outlines a new model for managing the expensive resource of “knowledge workers”. He recommends: – Move from “Job” to “Project” to move skills easily and efficiently – Code-ify learnings from “Projects” so an algorithm can be applied next time “Companies everywhere struggle with the management of knowledge workers. They compete fiercely […]

Going Digital and Back Again

From analog to digital to somewhere in between… Companies are testing how to exploit their digital assets and insights to create real-world, tangible new products. Think about how Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos talks about the Netflix transformation into a live-action studio: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” So […]

Adoption of Cloud Communications is an evolution, not a revolution

The emergence of cloud technologies and architectures has re-defined and re-ignited interest in subscription based Cloud Communication models. There is no doubt that introduction of cloud enables many new and exciting experiences for end users and opportunities for productivity gains for enterprises. It seems to me, that while we will continue to hear how “the […]

Aggregating Value

Peter Kim has a short post describing the guiding principle of : Aggregate or Be Aggregated Peter writes: “Functional integration of ecosystems is emerging as the path towards maximizing value creation within our increasingly digital world. To own an industry leadership position, you need to own the experience. Aggregate or be aggregated. Keep this in […]

Platform Strategies Evolve

While most platforms evolve from “killer apps” to powerful platforms, Bijan Sabet highlights how new platforms are emerging without developing an application first. From Bijan, examples include: Yodlee for banking apps Twilio for voice and sms apps Cardspring for payment card apps Clever for education apps Onswipe for touch web apps These “platform first” companies […]

Twitter Federation

Dan Wineman lights up the federation crew by asking for a federated Twitter.  Dan outlines the benefits as well as the problems when it comes to a decentralized, federated, real-time, social communications app. “I’d like to see App.net move toward a federated architecture. Broadly, what that means is that instead of being a central service […]