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Stepping inside Alice’s mirror

Alice was in front of the looking glass and found herself climbing into it and wandering into an amazing new world. Today we are doing the same, using technology evolution as the ladder to climb into the digital world. The problem is that, like in Alice’s dream, it is getting …

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Platforms, Present and Future XV

Platforms as enabler of business (and services) IV As final post in this series on platform I would like to point out an aspect that may not be obvious in the transformation of products into services. Services are made of bits and as such can be easily duplicated at -basically- …

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Platforms, Present and Future XIV

Platforms as enabler of business (and services) III OK, so after having discussed the evolution of API let’s go back to the use of platforms as enabler of the shift from products to services (and ecosystems). The evolution of products is first towards flanking them with add-on services (see graphic …

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Platforms, Present and Future XII

Platforms as enabler of business (and services) I What follows is the result of several interactions I had with key people (CEOs, CTOs, Directors) in several industries covering a broad spectrum of verticals, from mechanical to textile, from food to transportation. The general comment I got is that industry is …

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Platforms, Present and Future XI

Platforms supporting the Gig Economy Platforms are basically slashing the transaction cost in connecting providers (of products, services) to the marketplace. As such they are ideal tools to support the Gig Economy and I would like to spend a few words to explore their role in this context. A clear …

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Platforms, Present and Future X

7. Knowledge platforms I closed the last post touching on “knowledge” and pointing out that our smartphones, our digital twins, might become knowledge intermediators in our access to the knowledge on the web. This ties in nicely with the last category of platforms I would like to discuss: knowledge platforms. …

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Platforms, present and future IX

6. Device/product platforms: I stated in the first post in this series that a technical platform support processing, storage and communications. Now, let’s look at a smartphone. Doesn’t it support processing, storage and communications? Of course it does (and it does much more, like sensing). We often underestimate the power of …

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