The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

Old innovation ecosystem models are broken, it is time to realise the open models based around startups (particularly scalable global product based tech startups) are the key to our future. The above diagram by StartupCommons summarises the change in focus at a macro level, we also need to look at the basics of our cultural … Continue reading The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

Mobile has long been the catch cry for startup and enterprise Business Technology experts alike. This article originally from TechCrunch gives a very well prioritised list of how and why with examples.

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Editor’s note: Roger Lee is a general partner with Battery Ventures

Seven years ago when the iPhone was first introduced, smartphones were a novelty. Now they’re the default method of computing for most people. As of late last year, Americans spent 34 hours a month on their mobile devices, compared with just 27 hours accessing the web via a computer, according to Nielsen.

This mobile-first mindset has also deeply permeated the enterprise. Some 95 percent of knowledge workers own smartphones, and they reach for them first to do all kinds of tasks – from email and document sharing/management to meeting planning and videoconferencing.

Smartphones and tablets are also rapidly entering business sectors such as construction, shipping, manufacturing, healthcare, real estate, education, law enforcement, fleet management and others. Most people have noticed field workers using mobile devices equipped with industry-specific apps (everyone from rental-car agents to home contractors) to…

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Internet Trends Analysis

Here at Cooper & Co we have a long standing appreciation of the work of Mary Meeker who is now @KPCB and continues to produce her excellent Internet Trends report on a semi regular basis. Here are our top points extracted from the rather wonderful 164 pages of charts Mary and her team provided. Many of … Continue reading Internet Trends Analysis

New Tech Landscape

The New Technology Landscape Guide by Cooper & Co All stereotypes are wrong we can confidently predict with tongue firmly planted in cheek. When it comes to technology industry classifications this is certainly the case but we decided to publish this New Information & Communications Technology Landscape Guide to help people understand the changes the … Continue reading New Tech Landscape

Enpoma Alpha Is Coming

Application Portfolio Management has finally come of age and is available instantly for all large and small firms in the form of Enpoma for Apps - Enterprise Portfolio Management for everything from simple apps to complex mission critical multi-server platforms. The pre-release (alpha) version of Enpoma for Apps is entering limited testing with enterprise prospects … Continue reading Enpoma Alpha Is Coming

Enterprise Portfolio Management

Building on years of work in large enterprises, we are pleased to announce a Beta release for the next Cooper & Co product - Enpoma. Enpoma is an Enterprise Portfolio Management tool for tracking applications used in large organisations. Enpoma lets you track, profile and analyse the strategic aspects of your applications like risk profile, … Continue reading Enterprise Portfolio Management

The RSA

The RSA The RSA is a registered charity devoted to innovation as a path for improving humanity best known for their series of short high impact educational videos on a variety of timeless important topics. More formally, to quote them directly - 'The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation … Continue reading The RSA

Australia – Central To Asian Century

The recent discussion about Australia's Asian Century is simply one of our largest opportunities but also one of our largest understated achievements. Australia has always been part of Asia. The recent statements by the current government are merely playing catchup and grabbing easy headlines. The reality is we have been closely part of Asia for generations. We … Continue reading Australia – Central To Asian Century