Over the last few weeks I had a chance to read a number of interesting books and articles on transformative trends and technologies and wanted to share some of my notes. I hope you find them useful and interesting as well.
Mobile and Social Transforming Power Structures
By 2010, 70 percent of all information generated every year in the world came from e-mails, online videos, and the World Wide Web. This dramatic change in the linked technologies of computing and communications is changing the nature of government and accelerating a diffusion of power. ~ The Future of Power by Joseph Nye
World politics is no longer the sole province of governments thanks to social media and mobile technologies.
The real challenge is acting strategically enough to matter. ~ Social Business By Design
As Facebook and Twitter become as central to workplace conversation as the company cafeteria, federal regulators are ordering employers to scale back policies that limit what workers can say online.
Media Transformation Caused by the Internet and Mobility
The Financial Times said it would try to eliminate 35 editorial jobs through voluntary means and add ten jobs as part of its focus on "digital" and a move away from news to "a networked business." Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times, wrote that a trip to Silicon Valley in September had "confirmed the speed of change" and added, “We must also recognize that the Internet offers new avenues and platforms for the richer delivery and sharing of information.”
More from ZDNET, “Google's content production costs are small and so are its distribution costs, which means it can sell advertising at very low rates and still make large profits. The FT, or any type of traditional media organization, cannot compete against a Silicon Valley media company that can thrive on such low advertising rates.”
A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, found that in the past 12 months, 13 percent of survey participants visited a library website using a smartphone or tablet. The overall number of library users has shrunk.
Transforming IT Infrastructures and the Cloud
In a recent survey of 2,000 CIOs, a Gartner report revealed that the execs' top tech priorities for 2013 include cloud computing in general, as well as its specific types: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS).
Here are comScore’s Top 10 Burning Digital Issues for 2013:
- Big Date
- Social Media
- Shift of Ad Spending to Digital
- Audience Targeting vs. Media Location
- Measuring Digital Media Campaigns
- Growth of Smartphones and Tablets
- Multi-Platform Media Planning and Analysis
- Real-Time Marketing Insights
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.