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
As blockchain outstrips bitcoin in fintech what are the hot areas? CB Insights has some insightful views, looks a bit like Google Trends...
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.
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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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 …
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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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
Cooper & Co are proud to be the founding and long term sponsors of the largest professional tech startup event in Australia - SydStart. This event is something we support because we want to grow the startup ecosystem in Australia and it is undergoing a dramatic growth phase, due in no small part to the hyper … Continue reading SydStart by Cooper & Co.
A useful and potentially important business strategy to keep in mind when making the buy/build/integrate decision. This article was reblogged from one of our founder’s personal blogs.
Most technologists are familiar with the concept of transclusion, but this is not necessarily the case for entrepreneurs.
It is another example of why innovation happens at the intersections of life or business.
- Cut across traditional boundaries and you will find places, people, products and processes that are often central to where or how new improvements are found.
- Tech startups founded by one or more geek entrepreneurs would have awareness of transclusion from their technology (usually software) training and naturally apply it to their business design.
Basically, to me (with my geek hat on), transclusion means avoid duplication or reuse existing code or apply use best practice PLUS be open to how these are employed or integrated.
- Why copy a piece of code from another place when you can refer to it (or call it in at run time or integrate it) and hence benefit in both places if…
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