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24. August 2021

Compelling events are accelerating every tech-enabled transformation

In the recent past, technology advances have passed the tipping point much faster, leading to viable commercialization in shorter innovation cycles. Compelling events, such as we are currently experiencing with COVID-19, reinforce this process with the effect that the speed of innovation is accelerated and becomes a matter of weeks rather than years, as it was before the virus outbreak.
21. July 2021

Staying relevant in platform eco-systems

Future business will be conducted more and more on platforms like marketplaces and the development of marketplaces can be observed along the evolution of web technologies. We’ve followed the whole evolution, starting with static websites providing information. The next evolution was to generate social context and vertical specialization. Matching transactions were then the next logical step, where entire marketplaces were created to bring supply and demand together. The on-demand experience grew with the effect of more marketplace use cases to the point of creating their own business models based on marketplace orchestration.
1. July 2021

Data and software driven business models on the rise

In our online world every use of technology leaves behind a digital footprint, which can be useful. By definition, information-based business models are fueled by any traceable digital footprint created by a human being, a component, a machine or a service. Additionally, technologies like low-code or no-code environments, which lead to an increased use of software, do reinforce productivity in the provision of services. Related data-processing becomes the fuel of such a hyper-productive machine.
10. June 2021

Many startups are in the sweet spot of emerging customer need

Startups have a much higher developmental velocity and eventually become meaningful market players fast. When we look at examples of startups or new market entrants appearing to gain market share, the reaction of established companies has sometimes been remarkably complacent.
3. June 2021

Broadly accessible technologies are changing customer experience and consumer behavior

Get insights about how digital and web technologies are leading to changing consumer behavior: for a future customer-centric or better human-centric service provision companies may need to be way more transparent about environmental aspects in their value proposition and how their products contribute to societal progression.
12. May 2021

Technology shifts determine business success (and not the other way round)

We live in an increasingly engineered world – in the digital age. But we operate business models, as if we were still in the industrial age – with linear growth. Many of you know about the exponential growth of hardware performance also expressed in Moore's Law. Even on the Top500-List of the most powerful HPC clusters, there are now increasingly commercial applications. In addition, low-code and no-code platforms are finding their way into areas outside of pure software development. This enables fast and flexible application possibilities - without programming skills.
28. April 2021

Technology is determining Business – why it’s important to be “tech-forward”

Every time we approach the top management of a new prospect to talk about IT, technology or the currently very prominent subject of digital transformation, we have to retrace several steps in the evolutionary history of IT before we can engage our client in a meaningful conversation about their IT strategy. It has become a bit of a running gag how far back we have to get in the history of IT.
31. October 2020

Payments are digital! What is needed to make it happen in smart cities and regions?

Payments processing is not just with COVID-19 becoming increasingly digital and we wonder what it needs to make digital payments happen in urban environments as well, not just for the sake of health safety but also for ease of use and the exploration of new business models arising with digital footprints being left in any interaction.
28. October 2020

Financial health of a company – the check up for future business viability

When we deal with new customer prospects for the first time, our initial approach is quite similar to the traditional interpretation of financial KPIs and this is exactly where problems begin: this approach is intended for companies that have emerged from the Industrial Age and thus, does not reflect the value drivers of the Information Age i.e. data become an asset that actually has no maturity and, unlike machines, their intrinsic value can even increase over time if created through network effects.