Becoming an “as-it-happens” business

Steve Wooledge, VP Marketing at MapR Technologies, highlights the shift to realtime analytics and the value of a data-centric approach to deliver “as-it-happens” results. Is your business an “as-it-happens” business or an “after-it-happens” business? If you are only using big data to build models for optimizing processes every so often, then yours is an “after-it-happens” […]

Creating a Market with Dynamic Pricing

From James Surowiecki article titled – “In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging” “In the four years since the car service Uber launched, it has been beset by criticism from myriad groups, including city officials annoyed by its sometimes cavalier attitude toward regulation and taxi companies annoyed by increased competition. Some of the harshest criticism, though, […]

Apple Silently Becomes One Of The Most Influential Companies In The Smartwatch Industry

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Somehow, despite the fact that Apple hasn’t even announced a smartwatch product, the company is still the second-most influential corporate entity in the smartwatch industry, just behind Samsung. Samsung has already released a handful of different Smart Watch offerings, and Google, ranking third on Appinions Smart Watch Influencer report, has also…

Data from Everywhere, Personalize Anywhere

This week Facebook unveiled a new mobile ad network at its F8 conference. The purpose of the network is for Facebook to sell ads outside of Facebook.com and outside the Facebook mobile app. If Facebook’s direction or strategy isn’t clear, let me spell it out: Harvest personal data from multiple apps, then sell personalized advertising […]

The Real-time Revolution

“Real-time functionality” is rapidly becoming a requirement for software projects across many industries. What is “real-time”, and what’s driving this trend? Unlike typical “request/response” apps, where users have to reload a page, or press a button to get updates, real-time apps use the power of an always-on connection to receive data “as it happens.” Early […]

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 […]

Unlocking Value of Realtime Conversations & Relationships

Originally posted September 17, 2009 In 1999, Doc Searls, David Weinberger and Chris Locke released The Cluetrain Manifesto outlining a number of insights on the rise of the internet, its ability to empower individuals and the impact it would have on business.  The subtitle to the book declared “the end of business as usual”. The introduction to the book […]