Sunday, September 30, 2012

Can Sony be saved?

Sony must desperately seek an emergency exit from the consumer electronic market it established. To play on today's complicated market of converged industries is much different than on the pure consumer electronics market of the past and requires much more holistic managerial style than Sony can offer. Sony now wants to move to "medical business, with the aim of developing it into a key pillar of our overall business portfolio," said Sony's chief executive Kazuo Hirai this Friday.

Can Sony be saved? Read more in my today's analysis at Start2Cloud.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Could EU regulations improve competitiveness in cloud computing?

Personally, I doubt it. The biggest advantage cloud computing brings is that it removes bareers, so that companies can more freely compete in innovations. No new regulations will help here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Google adds coral reef panoramas to Street View maps - is it on purpose, to show the imperfection of Apple maps?

Mapping application is a platform - the more people use it, the better it is (and of course vice versa). These days are crucial for the success or failure of new maps from Apple. Google does not help his rival and adds another icing on the cake to his already mature maps.
Have a look at the nice corals in my today's article at Start2Cloud - and also a thought what Apple maps future may be.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Facebook preps for social search future, but not for the right questions people will really ask

Facebook is ideally positioned for creating personalized search. It should however prepare for different questions than Mark Zuckerberg thinks. People will not ask which restaurants liked their friends, but which restaurant they may like themselves. This is quite different question and it requires different algorithm.

Read more my thoughts on future of search in today's article at Start2Cloud.

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Apple Maps - Signalling the Beginning of The Post-Jobs Era?

Steve Jobs: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying ‘we’ve done something wonderful’—that’s what matters to me.”

In its new maps, Apple however destroys not only Brooklyn Bridge, but also its reputation of providing customers with the best user experience. More in my comment on

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nokia is now harvesting the fruits of its collaboration with Microsof

Nokia is now harvesting the full fruits of its collaboration with Microsoft. It abandoned its own Symbian operating system, and bet all its cards on Windows Phone OS. From an exclusive market where Nokia was the solely player it entered a market available to everyone. 

Now it can welcome on this new market its biggest rival, the world's largest mobile phone maker Samsung. How can this turn out?

Amazon expands in IaaS, but should focus to SaaS

Amazon Cloud Service Opens in Japan.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Three simple reasons why the patent system will collapse

The original idea that patent protection brought is simply inapplicable in today’s world. Today it is possible to immediately benefit from our innovations in the market, we do not have to ask for 20 years of protection of our ideas to recoup our investments - also because those ideas become very fast outdated. Apple is a clear example of a company that is able to win the market in the same year, when it makes the innovation. In such a world we don't need another system to promote innovation. Especially not the current patent system that does make in fact the innovation very difficult and risky. More in our today's analysis.

Monday, September 10, 2012

How big are the chances of Microsoft to win the tablet market?

Microsoft is now fully entering the hardware market. But maybe it should have chosen another market than the segment of tablets that was already won by others.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Google to open first Latin America data centre in Chile - another boost to the IaaS market?

Google is intensifying its battle for the IaaS market. Will every application in the future run on Google's infrastructure? Read my today's comment at Start2Cloud.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Microsoft’s New Windows Server 2012 connects with online services

Microsoft has generally three strategic paths it can pursue. The existing software licence business is just one of them, but the only one where it is successful so far. Also its new announcement targets this area.

IBM launches its “IBM TV” before Apple

Interestingly enough, IBM overtook its main rival Apple in its own field of services for consumer electronics, and announced “IBM TV” today . But the important thing is not overtake the competition by early announcement, but to grasp the problem correctly. This and only this really counts in the long term. We can learn a lot from Apple and Microsoft, and their battle for the tablet market, or from Apple and Nokia and their battle for smartphone. Read more about the new IBM platform dubbed as IBM SmartCloud Service Delivery for Electronics here on Start2Cloud.