The Enterprise Insight team reviews 12 trends that will shape how business is done in the near-to-mid future.
Blog Posts and Updates
The combination of today’s complex and uncertain competitive environments with the rapid speed of innovation in a networked ecosystem has undermined traditional approaches to enterprise strategy. The proposed alternative is “continuous strategy” (CS), a process of constantly evaluating performance and revising expectations to account for new and better information.
The real lesson of the iPhone turned out to have very little to do with the phone at all. The iPhone–and now Android–experience underscores the versatility of business platforms and ecosystems when connected to a powerful mobile device. But the mobility experience has also taught us another thing: there are new vistas of human behavior [...]
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Ben Worthen, Cari Tuna and Justin Scheck pointed out a resurgence of vertical integration as a company strategy as seen with Oracle’s recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems, HP’s pending acquisition of 3Com, and Apple’s acquisition of chip maker, P.A. Semi last year. These acquisitions provide these [...]
In 2004, Walt DuLaney and I conducted a longitudinal examination of business growth and cumulative revenue performance. Among the success factors, we found that companies with powerful business platforms outperformed peers in cumulative revenue growth over a 15 year period. Our conclusion: business platforms can be a means for organizational renewal, continuous innovation, and sustainable [...]
Surprise. Not all social media is the same. Brian Solis and JESS3 break new ground with an illustrative taxonomy that unravels some of the mystery concerning the use of social media. The power of their contribution lies in the distinctions implicit in the categories found in The Conversation Prism (click the diagram below). Each category [...]
“I’ve got a better computing environment at home than at work,” an executive at a Fortune 500 company told me, adding that he does most of his “creative” work at home because his company-issued Adobe Suite was several generations behind the version he bought for his personal use. An HR executive at a major manufacturer [...]
In my two last two posts I focused on collaborative platforms and ecosystems in private sector and in the public sector. In my previous post, I specifically discussed the emergence of what I called the New Public-Private Ecosystem and key examples. I noted that this new type of public-private collaboration would lead to a reconstruction [...]
In my previous post, I presented Apple, Inc. as a leader in using corporate business platforms and ecosystems for business growth. I also advised all industries to take notice and learn. But platforms and collaborative ecosystems transcend the private sector. At nGenera Insight’s All Members Meeting in May, I argued that the emergence of “public-private [...]
Last Friday, the Apple rumor mill went into overdrive. Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster and All Things Digital’s ardent Apple follower of Boomtown fame, Kara Swisher, openly discussed the long-rumored Apple “iTablet” computer. Unceremoniously, Apple Stock moved upward. But it’s not simply innovative products and fancy form factors that drive Apple’s growth – rather it is [...]