Archive for March, 2008

Converged Products: Week of 3/30/08

Monday, March 31st, 2008

The most convenient way that mobility is getting built into products is through the convergence into the cellphone of capabilities that previously existed as standalone products. That way, those products are now with you and available for your use whenever you need them wherever you go.

Complete list here.

Big Bell Dogma: March 2008

Monday, March 31st, 2008

As we work to build mobility into every product, service, and process, our greatest inhibitor is the mindset represented by those who defend the tethering of products and processes to specific places. This mindset is fueled by the investments that have been made that establish power in the companies, departments, and individuals that stand in the way of mobilizing our lives and our businesses. These investments are not always in hard assets, but often are investments of time and experience to establish intellectual and relational assets. We should expect our assault on these ways to be defended to the death. Here are recent examples:

Complete list here.

(For more context, read the Mobile Declaration of Independence.)

Recent Research: March 2008

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Research is good. Free highlights from expensive research reports are great. Here are some recent headlines:

Beyond the Phone: March 2008

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Converging products into a cellphone is one way that mobility is getting built into every product, but it’s not the only way. Every month, I’ll focus on devices that are integrating the power of mobility into products themselves in ways that create new value for the customer. Power up!

Business Models: March 2008

Friday, March 28th, 2008

As the Mobility Era matures, obviously a key question will be “how to make money?”. There are plenty of opinions on the best answer to this question. The below is very inclusive and I provide no editorial functions, so don’t take from my selections, ordering, headlines, etc. any indications of the interests or plans of my employer (if you do, you’ll undoubtedly be disappointed when they don’t play out):

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Now playing: Phil Keaggy – Water Day

Enabling Technology: Week of 3/23/08

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The Law of Mobility talks about value increasing with mobility. The impact of this law is being felt because the barriers to building mobility in are being obliterated week after week. Here are examples of technology advances enabling this to happen:

Full list here.

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Now playing: Edwyn Collins – It’s In Your Heart

Indicators: Week of 3/23/08

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Each week we will track indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

Full list here.

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Now playing: Phil Keaggy – Noah’s Shuffle

Capturing the Power: Week of 3/23/08

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Bonus: Brian Suda provides 7 tips for designing for the mobile web

Slideshow: Rudy De Waele shares his views on Mobile 2.0

Mobility is a wonderful thing. As mobility gets built into all products and services, businesses need to learn how to both capture the power of mobility and manage the dangers introduced through mobility. Here are some examples of how the power of mobility is being applied to create competitive advantage:

Complete list here

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Now playing: Jill Phillips – Wrecking Ball

Converged Products: Week of 3/23/08

Monday, March 24th, 2008

The most convenient way that mobility is getting built into products is through the convergence into the cellphone of capabilities that previously existed as standalone products. That way, those products are now with you and available for your use whenever you need them wherever you go.

Complete list here.

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Now playing: Don Chaffer – Sing With Great Affection

Enabling Technology: Week of 3/16/08

Friday, March 21st, 2008

The Law of Mobility talks about value increasing with mobility. The impact of this law is being felt because the barriers to building mobility in are being obliterated week after week. Here are examples of technology advances enabling this to happen:

Full list here.

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Now playing: Lori Chaffer – Please Don’t Make Us Sing This Song