background preloader

Business Models

Facebook Twitter

Accenture-snags-deloitte-exec-to-lead-new-security-unit-targets-1b-in-sales. Accenture has brought all its security capabilities together under one roof and tasked a longtime Deloitte leader with creating the world's largest security service provider.


The Dublin, Ireland-based company -- No. 2 on CRN's Solution Provider 500 list -- has brought in Kelly Bissell to take Accenture's security practice from between $500 million and $1 billion in annual revenue today to well over $1 billion. Bissell will do this by growing Accenture's presence in such areas as mobile security and traditional governance, risk and compliance (GRC) consulting, the company said. 2016 CNBC's Disruptor 50. The Store Of The Future: 72 Startups Transforming Bricks-And-Mortar Retail In One Infographic.

What Are The Five Main Markets of IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is accelerating at an impressive speed, forecasters predict 25 billion devices will be online by 2020, creating over $300 billion in opportunities for companies involved1.

What Are The Five Main Markets of IoT?

Even with this considerable growth coming in the next five years, most enterprise folks still don’t understand or aren’t invested in the IoT revolution. Management consulting firm Bain & Company believe that’s due to misrepresentation on the definition of IoT. In a new report, Bain & Company cut the IoT pie into five slices, which it calls the “major emerging battlegrounds” that will define the industry: Consumer Apple, Google, Samsung, and other mobile leaders will extend their reach to customers by launching new products in the autonomous, robotic, and smart home categories. The company able to create the most dynamic and useful system will be able to lock people further into the ecosystem. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)1 Networking. 8 Unusual Link Building Strategies That’ll Catapult Your Rankings.

The SEO landscape has evolved tremendously over the last 5 years.

8 Unusual Link Building Strategies That’ll Catapult Your Rankings

Back in the day, keyword stuffing would help in ranking. Now it’s ignored by Google. Low-quality spun articles were acceptable. Now they will get your website penalized. Spammy backlinks from article directories and forum comments would elevate your rankings. Backlinks still play a major role in Google’s search rankings. Matt Cutts believes that links will remain a part of Google’s algorithm for the foreseeable future. Getting authority websites to link to you is difficult. The most common link building strategies that survive and are widely used by marketers currently include – broken link building, roundup posts and the skyscraping technique.

But, in this article, I want to introduce you to some unusual strategies. Hopefully, these strategies will get your creative juices flowing. Are you running a link building campaign? Without further ado, here are 8 unusual link building strategies. 1. Do you like practical jokes? 2. How Will Digitalization Influence Fashion and the Way We Shop?

Fashion Industry Not Quick Enough to Embrace Technology Nowadays, the compatibility of technology and fashion provides more food for thought and a vision for the future spanning from e-retail through e-textiles or smart fabrics to 3D printing.

How Will Digitalization Influence Fashion and the Way We Shop?

Computer design is already being used in the production of clothing, and prototypes of 3D-printed fashion can be seen at fashion shows or in online videos. E-commerce is already effectively in place, but could experience another boost. Replacement items such as underwear and jeans are already being bought via the Internet, mainly driven by cheaper prices and, to a lesser extent, shopping time saved. It is an easy process, especially if you know your size. The Next Big Thing In Phones May Not Be A Phone. Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mold for mobile phones, the question being asked is whether the evolution of the smartphone has finally come to an end, as even Apple now treats older, smaller 4-inch screens as something new.

The Next Big Thing In Phones May Not Be A Phone

Industry experts believe innovation in smartphones is giving way to phone functions popping up as software or services in all manner of new devices, from cars to fridges to watches and jewelry rather than remaining with handheld devices. And analysts and product designers said fresh breakthroughs are running up against the practical limits of what's possible in current smartphone hardware in terms of screen size, battery life and network capacity. 10 Disruptive Business Models. The 10 Business Models of Digital Disruption (and how to respond to them) Disrupt or be disrupted.

The 10 Business Models of Digital Disruption (and how to respond to them)

That’s today’s digital mantra. But how do you disrupt? Or how do you respond if you are being disrupted? Here are 10 business models behind digital disruption, as covered by Jo Caudron and Dado Van Peteghem in their book Digital Transformation, and 7 strategies to respond to disruptors if you are getting disrupted, as enumerated by IMD’s Professor Michael Wade, co-director of the IMD Leading Digital Business Transformation course. 10 Hyper-Disruptive Business Models The Subscription Model (Netflix, Dollar Shave Club, Apple Music) Disrupts through “lock-in” by taking a product or service that is traditionally purchased on an ad hoc basis, and locking-in repeat custom by charging a subscription fee for continued access to the product/serviceThe Freemium Model (Spotify, LinkedIn, Dropbox) Disrupts through digital sampling, where users pay for a basic service or product with their data or ‘eyeballs’, rather than money, and then charging to upgrade to the full offer.