Archive for May, 2008

Big Bell Dogma: May 2008

Friday, May 30th, 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:

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Now playing: Sandra McCracken – Letters

Beyond the Phone: May 2008

Friday, May 30th, 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!

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Now playing: Randall Goodgame – Sweet Story Of Old

Recent Research: May 2008

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

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

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Now playing: Phil Keaggy – This Fragile Vessel

Capturing the Power: May 23, 2008 Edition

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Bonus: Little Springs Design provides a collection of mobile design resources

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:

Indicators: May 23, 2008 Edition

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

Converged Products: May 23, 2008 Edition

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Bonus: The top 50 entrants in the Android Developer’s Challenge

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.

Enabling Technology: May 19, 2008 Edition

Monday, May 19th, 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:

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Now playing: Jars Of Clay – I Need Thee Every Hour

Capturing the Power: May 16, 2008 Edition

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Bonus: Samuel Dean shares “5 Essentials for the Mobile Web Worker

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:

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Now playing: Ian – The Way

Managing the Danger: May 15, 2008 Edition

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Bonus: Computing SA provides “Five steps to mobile success

In order to be winners in the new mobile era, businesses will not only need to capture the power of mobility, but also manage the danger. Highlighted below are recent examples of the danger of mobility and how some firms are beginning to manage it:

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Now playing: Greg Adkins – Be The Body

Indicators: May 13, 2008 Edition

Tuesday, May 13th, 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:

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Now playing: Ian – To Be Free