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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Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

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This new MS CEO is unlike any other, after Office on iPad and Salesforce.com now there is this droid phone, talk about changing strategy …

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Meet the Nokia X2, the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft.

Yes, you read that right: Microsoft has just made a new Android-based handset.

It’s also still using the Nokia name at this point, despite previously saying it didn’t plan to trade on that name for long. (Evidently Microsoft’s marketing minions are still working on cooking up that “go forward” smartphone brand.)

The Nokia X2 is not the first Android device Microsoft owns, being as Redmond took over Nokia’s mobile making division in April — a move which brought the original Nokia X device under its wing. But some doubted whether Microsoft approved of Nokia’s Android experiment — and speculated that the line would be quickly culled by Redmond.

Nokia forked Android back in February to create a new smartphone platform, which it called the Nokia X Software Platform to slot in between — pricing-wise — its Series 40 based low cost Asha devices and its Windows Phone…

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What We Do

What We Do At Cooper & Co - About Us One Pager

For some time now the question 'What do you do?' has been a little bit of a long answer here at Cooper & Co. We have a diverse range of interests but there are key underpinning motives, values and desires about improving our world with a mix of commercial and non-commercial sustainable activities. These are … Continue reading What We Do

New Tech Landscape

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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

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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

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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