What’s your role in the ecosystem?

Ecosystem business models have the potential to generate and deliver much greater value than traditional business models. It’s not a question of whether companies will make the shift anymore. The question now is about the role they will play. We've written about building platforms and how platform companies are more likely to succeed. However, there

By | 2017-08-03T09:44:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Business, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on What’s your role in the ecosystem?

The digital platform trend

We've previously written about the importance of building your own platform, or at least be part of an open one. The most disruptive and successful companies around are their own platforms. Apple with iOS and AppStore, Air B'n'B, über, Lyft, Facebook and Google are just a few of the dominating software platforms of today. In

By | 2017-07-06T10:29:52+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Business, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on The digital platform trend

Two cloud application trends

Trying to predict the future is always risky business. Necessary but risky. Predictions can be off by just a little, completely off base or bang on target. Depending on which, companies can find themselves in a make or break situation. In the cloud application market it seems, mostly a 'make' type of situation. According to

By | 2017-06-20T08:31:57+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Business, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on Two cloud application trends

Be your own platform

Think about the major enterprise software systems around today. Several of them have their own very specific and closed platforms. They set their own rules, and have a very strong impact on the revenue stream for you the innovator, the independent software vendor. The business application world of today is dominated by a few giants.

By | 2017-06-15T10:32:23+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Apps, Business, Development, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on Be your own platform

Big Data, speed and the software of the future

The past few years the amount of data we create has increased explosively. With the ever increasing number of connected devices (IoT) it's just going to multiply. The problem is that the capability of handling large data sets fast enough is lacking in the technology we used yesterday to build the systems of today. Everything must

By | 2017-06-01T09:34:35+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Business, Database, IoT, platform|Comments Off on Big Data, speed and the software of the future

The realtime CRM

Today’s solutions for keeping track of customers and potential customers are basically the same as twenty years ago. They are grouped under the name CRM, Customer Relations Management systems. However, these systems may soon be facing their dinosaur asteroid. The main reason for their risk of extinction is the fact that these systems were not

By | 2017-05-18T08:36:29+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Apps, Business, Innovation, marketing, platform, Starcounter|Comments Off on The realtime CRM

IoT and the future

The internet of things (IoT) has been coming for a long time. According to Gartner there will be 8.4 billion connected devices in 2017. More than 3 billion of those devices will be of a non-consumer variety, like industry or infrastructure amounting to almost a trillion $ in spending. By 2020 Gartner estimates that will

By | 2017-05-11T09:49:30+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Business, Innovation, IoT, platform, Starcounter|Comments Off on IoT and the future

Develop for the right market

Choosing the right game to play is no simple thing, and most of us are affected by trends and what is talked about in the media. Many focus on consumer applications, especially mobile apps, partly because it's top-of-mind with apps like Spotify, Trello, Angry Birds, Pokémon Go and others. Another reason is, of course, that

By | 2017-02-17T10:07:57+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Apps, platform, Starcounter|Comments Off on Develop for the right market

The Open App Economy

The business application world of today is dominated by a few giants. If you want to take your application to market, you will most likely have to do it by building plugins for the giants and sell them through their app stores. But this leaves you exposed to the whims of huge closed platform corporations.

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Apps, platform, Starcounter|Comments Off on The Open App Economy

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