Category: Market Analysis

CES 2014: Implications for Apple

Read here or download the PDF. The major CES trends should not be lost on its arguably biggest no show.  Even if not immediately, several technologies showcased at CES will eventually force Apple to create more powerful devices with more memory, perhaps abandon long-rumored entries into new markets and decide on the role it wants.

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Mind Map Application Market Update

With the rise of mobile devices, the number of mind mapping tools has risen in recent years, yet only a few should be considered enterprise-ready.  Mind mapping tools have evolved from simple drawing tools into complex environments that include collaborative authoring, project management, quantitative model building, dashboards and integration with third-party tools, particularly Microsoft Office,.

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Apple’s SnappyCam Acquisition and Industry Camera Strategy

Toward the end of the year, burst mode camera app developer SnappyLabs disappeared from Apple’s App Store, along with its app, SnappyCam, only to reappear on the pages and posts of industry merger and acquisition analysts. SnappyCam one-upped Apple’s iOS 7/iPhone 5s burst mode image capture with 20 photos per second to Apple’s 10. The.

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HyperOffice Offers Mature Competitor to Google and Microsoft Collaboration Services

I had the pleasure of meeting with Farzin Arsanjani today, the president of HyperOffice. We explored the evolution of the collaboration market and his company’s product. Here are my thoughts. The collaboration market is a tough place these days, but it isn’t without its opportunities for smaller companies. Google, with Google Apps and Google Drive,.

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Future of Retail–Sites and Technologies That Are Changing Expectations

I facilitated a future of retail workshop recently and flew through several emergent, and potential game changing retail sites and technologies.  Here is the blog I promised as a pointer to all of these sites and technologies.: Retail Websites and Services to Watch Mulu – personal recommendation site. Drives purchases through peer recommendations. Stipple (still.

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A Punch List for Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

Define Yahoo’s Strategic Position I always tell my clients that their company, no matter how old, is a gangly teenager. If they aren’t they are an at risk newborn or a calcified senior citizen, neither of those categories offer as much promise as the gangly teenager with a strong body and mind, seeking desperately for.

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Rethinking Strategy at Kodak

This post originally appeared as Retro Thinking During A Difficult Kodak Moment at Fast Company 01-13-2012 in an earlier, and less edited form. As Kodak readies for bankruptcy protection, refocusing its strategy on film would be a way to both regroup, and maintain its brand integrity. Way back in 2005, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a piece.

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What HP Needs To Get Right About Strategy Execution

This post originally appeared at Fast Company 09-23-2011 HP is rapidly devolving from a leading PC manufacturer into a can’t-look-away soap opera. Getting back on track requires innovation in its development and execution of corporate strategy as much as development of new products. I’m not going to bother rehashing the sad executive-leadership saga that has.

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Uncertain Implications for Microsoft’s Acquisition of Skype

download a PDF here. Microsoft sometimes acts like a mature, patient Asian firm, willing to invest large amounts of money and then bide its time for the investment bear fruit. The Skype acquisition may be one of these times, and then again, if could just be another Microsoft acquisition where a year or two down.

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