What ‘doing digital’ really means, in one simple map

In my earlier post (Making sense of Digital: is “look at Uber and Airbnb” the best we can do?) I highlighted how we might be in danger of obsessing over what companies like Uber and Airbnb do, and how they’re disrupting existing industries; and thereby missing a bigger picture. Uber and Airbnb are of course […]

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 by

Will Socialcast go the distance with VMware?

VMware entered the social collaboration market four years ago, in May 2011, through its acquisition of pure play vendor Socialcast. The move was part of a trio of collaboration software acquisitions by the company in the space of just over a year, with email vendor Zimbra and presentation software vendor SlideRocket completing the set. However, […]

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015 by

Are we post-digital yet?

We talk a lot about the digital evolution of knowledge work here at MWD Advisors – how a confluence of new expectations of ubiquitous access (mobile, open, BYOD, etc.) and new ways of participating (social connections, sharing, etc.) are bearing down on organisations of all types, transforming the ways in which work gets done and […]

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015 by

Back to the future

It’s 10 years since we started MWD Advisors… a time before the launch of the iPhone, Twitter and Amazon Web Services, and when Facebook was still a hobby site. Many of the big issues playing out are still the same, though, only more so. As I was searching for some material for a project yesterday, […]

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 by

Win a free ticket to our October event, Making Social Collaboration Work

On October 15th we’re running an intense one-day event in London, UK focused on helping anyone exploring, or actively running, a social collaboration initiative learn from experienced peers: Making Social Collaboration Work. The day is going to be firmly practical: packed with case studies presented by project leaders themselves, and peer discussion groups on topics […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by

At Eurostar, IT’s all about the customer

Eurostar, founded in 1994, is the high-speed train company that links the UK with France and Belgium through the Channel Tunnel. It carries over 10m passengers a year. Eurostar’s mission is to create Europe’s most loved travel experience, and as I found out in a recent interview with CIO Antoine de Kerviler, the company’s IS […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by

ManyWho: Cloud-based workflow, with a twist

When it comes to the landscape of tools that organisations can use to manage and co-ordinate the work that people do, we’re seeing the established ‘enterprise-scale’ players being joined by a fast-growing constellation of new suppliers explicitly targeting clients who want to start fast and get value fast. These suppliers are providing their tools from […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by

EVRYTHNG: ‘Facebook pages’ for connected products

You’re exploring how connected products and the Internet of Things might bring opportunities to your business. Perhaps you’re a supply chain player and you want better visibility; perhaps you’re a consumer brand and you want to create new kinds of engagement with customers (circumventing retailers); perhaps you’re a white goods manufacturer wanting to find ways […]

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015 by

The Business of IoT

First things first: let’s get one thing clear – the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a technology. It’s not even a group of technologies. It’s a prediction about how a particular set of technologies in combination is going to impact society and business. But the IoT prediction has potentially very significant implications, and from my perspective […]

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 by

Listen and learn from real-world Digital leaders

I’m pleased to announce the start of a brand new series of webinars from MWD’s founder and Research Director, Neil Ward-Dutton. In these new interviews Neil talks candidly with those leading the charge in the Digital enterprise world about how their organisations are responding to rapid business change and disruption with the effective use of Digital technologies. Each one will […]

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014 by