Archive for Trends

Mary’s Views

Dec 06, 2012 Comments Off

Here’s the link to Mark Meeker’s latest report to Stanford on the state of the Internet – and the world! With 112 slides, Mary has lots of stats on a range of areas. It’s well worth a look. Her thoughts and examples on the re-imagining of everything are fascinating, and as with the big picture […]

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Does Australian business ‘get’ the web?

May 05, 2012 Comments Off

Many businesses and business owners get bashed up for behind the game in the online world. I know,  I’ve done it. But sometimes it’s a bit unfair.  Then again, according to a recent survey, less than 16% of SMEs in Australia have some form of strategy for the digital activities of their business.   The […]

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Here’s why Mobile MUST be part of your Smarter Web Strategies

Apr 11, 2012 Comments Off

If you are wondering about the growth in mobile and whether to embrace mobile in your business planning, you need to check out some of the info in this latest report from Cisco. It’s a Cisco Public white paper called “Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2011–2016“.   (And many thanks to Peter […]

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You have amazing opportunities when your competitors think they are successful

Dec 03, 2011 Comments Off

If your competitors think they are successful now, then you’ve got some amazing opportunities. Success today often sets businesses up to be easy targets for you to attack them tomorrow. And if they were successful yesterday, then start attacking them now. Today. Do it smarter. Plan first, plan quickly, roll it out fast and get […]

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Crowd-sourcing for geniuses helps businesses make better plans

Dec 03, 2011 Comments Off

Just came across this great article from Asher Moses of Fairfax Digital about the guy behind a new online predictive modelling service called Kaggle. Check out the video – and then read Asher’s article here about the business itself.

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9 Quick Questions for struggling retailers to ponder…

Oct 04, 2011 8 Comments

Sometimes, retailers are their own worst enemy. Right now, many retailers are complaining about how bloody tough things are – but there are plenty of smart things smart retailers can do to help themselves. Try these for starters… There’s no denying retailing can be tough – wages are high, rents can be really high in […]

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It’s worth remembering that your customers are struggling humans

Mar 23, 2011 Comments Off

A key to business success is to find out what people want to do but are struggling to do and make it easy for them to do it.  You can use technology to help, but you can get lots of grief if you let technology dictate your approach. There’s an interesting interview here on O’Reilly.com […]

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Do you want to see the future of your business online? Come fly with me in my virtual helicopter…

Mar 15, 2011 5 Comments

Do you want to see the future of your business online? Come fly with me… You see, I’m the pilot of my virtual helicopter and I can fly you above and beyond your business. You’ll be able to clearly see your online business landscape. As we fly, we look down and backwards and forwards. We look […]

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Smarter manufacturers do battle with middle-men to win customers

Mar 10, 2011 36 Comments

It’s no secret that manufacturers need good distribution systems to get their products to customers, but in today’s battles distribution channels run by middle-men are being replaced by smarter distribution systems operated by the manufacturers. The growth of business online is creating opportunities for many players but also creating huge risks, threats and pain.  Small […]

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Glimpses of the future?

Feb 21, 2011 1 Comment

What could the future look like? Here’s a video from Corning called “A Day made of Glass”.  It goes for a bit over 5 mins, and is a promo for Corning, but it is well worth a look at some on-trend applications using clever glass. This part of the future is not too far away. […]

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What is Social Media?

Feb 21, 2011 1 Comment

Just came across this presentation on Social Media by Marta Kagan. Check it out… What is Social Media? View more presentations from Marta Kagan.

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Smartphones Post Update: Nokia sleeps with Microsoft WITHOUT getting paid!

Feb 16, 2011 9 Comments

Oops. About 36 hours ago the Internet was buzzing with news of billions being paid to Nokia by Microsoft.  I picked up on it from The Sydney Morning Herald. Seems The Sydney Morning Herald may have got it wrong.  And therefore, so did I. Here’s an update on 16 Feb 2011 from Engadget. MS & […]

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