Consumers buy technology for different reasons than enterprises. Consumers value simplicity, enterprises value optionality and risk reduction. A consumer IoT strategy with enterprise values is a mistake, and that’s just what Samsung is trying.
CES is showcasing a lot of smart home technology. I believe that product managers have a missing persona: that of the family. Here are some examples of gaps that result from the missing family persona.
Even though there wasn’t much technical news, I found a lot of interesting things going on around DevOps in the cloud, APIs and enterprise hackathons, and emerging technologies like intelligent notifications, Blockchains (Bitcoin), IoT, and Apple’s HealthKit. Some good thought provoking stuff to close out the year.
Three things to get you thinking about how the culture of technology is changing the way corporate executives need to approach software products and corporate communications. Using a lens of Apple Pay vs MCX/CurrentC, it’s easy to see how MCX executives failed to understand this new cultural reality.
A new perpective on the role of the CIO driven by the app economy and a first look at the results of the Apple/IBM “mobile first” partnership. Last week’s post on the Apple Watch got retweeted a few hundred times, so it’s here again as are three new insightful posts I wrote this week on the changing business models emerging from the app economy.
A major challenge to fitness wearables improving our health is integrating the fitness value into the insurance landscape. The integration can only happen if it’s easier to create the software that brings it all together. Here’s a way to make it faster, better, and cheaper to execute innovative insurance models.