26 Fitness Trackers Ranked from Worst to First

Originally posted on Tech:
Fine. You didn’t buy a smartwatch. You were never going to anyway. Meet the fitness tracker: a less expensive, more immediately useful tech product that might actually help get your lazy self in shape. Designed to gamify your daily exercise routines, fitness trackers make people do funny, crazy things, like going…

A New Wave

I think we all agree that the enterprise software industry is in transition.  Some will argue the path and pace, others the extent of impact on the incumbents, but the enterprise software space is in the midst of significant change. I characterize my vision for the future state of enterprise applications as having 6 elements […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Story of Nike+

Stefan Olander is VP of Digital Sport at Nike and co-author of The Laws of Velocity.  Under his leadership, Nike is transitioning to a digital product + services company and is innovating in a number of ways to change their relationship with users. “It used to be that when you bought a product, that was […]

Nike+ Fuelband

  There is new, untold value when offering innovative experiences for users that help them monitor, analyze, share and shape behavior.  

Frames and the Personal Cloud

Forrester's Frank Gillett recently published a new report on the growth of tablets titled "Tablets will rule the future Personal Computing Landscape" Of specific interest to me was Frank's view on how tablets and a new form of personal computer they call "frames" will interact with the personal cloud. "We predict a new form of […]