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The economics of the Digital Transformation – XX

– Improve cooperative working exploiting complementary knowledge CDTs can be considered as active knowledge repositories: the keypoint is “active”. They can establish relations with other CDTs and explore the cyberspace to become aware of new knowledge and how that knowledge complement / obsolete their own knowledge. Within a firm there …

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The economics of the Digital Transformation – VII

Digital Twins as independent economic entities Digital Twins are evolving rapidly. It started in the last decade with them being used as digital “mock-ups”, created by CAD systems. These mock-ups were refined till they could be used as digital specs for interaction with various groups in the company and with …

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Planning for the New World – VI

Restoring the Health of the Environment That this insignificant species called Home Sapiens Sapiens is having an impact on the planet is no longer debatable: every hour humankind is destroying 18 million square meters of forest with agriculture being the leading cause; 750 billion tons of CO2 are exchanged by …

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Communications is a machine business…

According to the recently released Annual Internet Forecast by Cisco there  will be close to 30 billion devices connected to the internet, versus some 5 billion people, that makes 6 times more devices than people. Some of these devices, like tablets, phones… will be gateways for people, so one may …

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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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