Companies utilize different approaches while trying reach customers attention. Some shoot blindly into dark, some follow the trail created by customer. Most clever ones are trying to meet the customer where customer is heading to!
I didn’t have time to write during #IPO of #Alibaba, but I had positive feelings about this one due to its dominant market position in China. First quarterly report seem to be quite impressive as expected. Although few questions remain open.
I have been earlier following the cloud war between #amazon, #microsoft and #google. Things would be easier to observe, if these would be pure cloud providers, but most of their business is else where. The question that comes to my mind is, if that is sustainable and is there enough focus?
I was participating yesterday in an interesting panel discussion organized by KAOS (Enterprise architecture knowledge community). We were talking about transformational industries and impact of enterprise architecture in that scene. Here I collected few of my own takeaways and thoughts risen by the discussion (Not fully covering, just a flow of thoughts around the topic). Continue reading Enterprise architecture – transformational industries
While reading New Years first news articles, few global topics from news were rising to top of my mind.
- Salary increases in Asia Pacific are corroding the cheap labor driven ecosystem
- GDP growth in China is slowing down
- Concerns about stability of euro
- Rising value of US dollar
- Bridging gap between education supply and labor market demand
Forecasts are just forecasts, but any how they will rise topics worth to follow up into our attention. It will be interesting to observe how things have really developed at the end of 2014.
Yesterday there was IMD alumni club meeting hosted by Fonecta with interesting panel discussion. Panel was chaired by Professor Seán Meehan from International institute for Management Development. The panelists were Kimmo Alkio from Tieto, Timo Hiltunen from Fonecta and Harri Kerminen from Finnpro. They were addressing the topic of creating growth from perspective of their companies.
I was just browsing through study released by Idean. What are the tools (=smartphone) for delivering the mobile marketing message (alongside with other mobile content) to end-users and how that market is developing, where (globally or locally) my questions while starting to explore this study. Continue reading Mobile content market – how it develops in Finland
Previous week was quite active in cyber security scene: collapsing cn-domains, twitter hick-ups, unpublished online news papers. Some splashes went over to my tiny site too: I got suddenly few thousand new readers. Unfortunately they were reported either unknown robots or know spamming IPs. Continue reading Cybersecurity – growing market?
88% (85% Q1) of Facebook’s revenue is coming from advertisements. 41% (30% Q1) of that is already coming from mobile advertisements. There are over 1 million active advertisers according to Facebook’s latest report. The growth is driven significantly by local businesses. Continue reading Facebook moving advertising on mobile
It will be interesting to see how Alibaba’s potential IPO will impact into Yahoo. Yahoo has 23% stake of Alibaba. Value estimates of Alibaba seem now been dropping from $100 billion into area of 70-80 billion. Even with that Yahoo’s stake would be worth 16-18 billion. Continue reading Impact of Alibaba’s IPO to Yahoo?