Future Of Work


Decoding Disruption: A Decision Model Canvas for Planning

The Decision Model Canvas for disruption presents a visual representation of how to manage the planning and execution of disruptive strategies companies can use in a systematic way to reshape markets. Business and technology leaders can use this canvas to map out company strategies and processes, and communicate the results to their team, their investors, and their partners.


The new enterprise operating model

Modern IT allows companies to free themselves from old enterprise constraints. However, business management and IT organizations must address ensuing conceptual and business model issues in order to succeed.

Hey, IT, want to innovate? Become a network

Innovation may be an aging buzzword, but IT execs are only too happy to hear their CEOs parrot it. CIOs can get their seat back at the executive table if they can help turn their company – and its product – into networks.


The future of Wi-Fi in the enterprise

Wi-Fi is the technology that has first brought wireless broadband to the market — both among residential users and in the enterprise. Despite the fast adoption of mobile broadband, Wi-Fi still is the only or predominant wireless access technology today for most of us. Wi-Fi has shown a remarkable ability to evolve, to meet increasingly higher expectations and requirements, and to become pervasively adopted in mobile devices.

Why HP is betting the farm on Autonomy

Hewlett-Packard plans to spend some $10.25 billion to acquire Autonomy, the United Kingdom–based software and services company. HP’s balance sheet currently has $13 billion in cash. Why is the company making such a big bet? According to HP’s CEO, Leo Apotheker, it’s now or never.

Storytree wants to bring your family memories online

There’s a growing number of social networks providing plenty of ways for users to share the minutiae of their everyday lives. Storytree, on the other hands, wants to provide a platform for users to share rich memories with their family and friends.

The democratization of the enterprise

What do Egypt’s former president and Lotus Notes have in common? Middle East dictators and enterprise software solutions do not, on the surface, appear to have a lot of shared characteristics, but there is a connection. They are both victims of the will of the people.

Photo Hack Day highlights rise of NY hacking culture

Come August 20 and 21, the next Instagram and Hipstamatic could emerge in New York City, ready to do battle in the increasingly tough photo app market. Those are the dates for the Photo Hack Day, billed as the largest photo hackathon for developers.

Want to be a gamification expert? Get certified

Gamification, that buzz word panned as hype by some, has increasingly won over companies, investors and even research firms like Gartner, which now predicts half of all companies will use gamification by 2015. So what’s next? How about gamification certification?

Verizon’s strike pits its past against its future

More than 45,000 Verizon workers are striking this morning. People are concerned about what the strike could mean for telecom equipment vendors, but a better question is how much will Verizon’s legacy employees drag down the company as it competes against more modern IT companies?

GigaOM Euro 20: Almost Famous

In the third part of GigaOM’s Euro 20 roundup, we’ll look at five of the startups we’ve dubbed Almost Famous. They’ve weathered the storm, come out the other side, and have solid products to offer.

New York can’t & shouldn’t try to rival Silicon Valley

New York doesn’t have to rival Silicon Valley; it can be its own success story, with its own unique culture. And that is what the region should be looking at first, rather than trying to gain some bragging-rights parity with the San Francisco Bay Area.

Breaking: Shake up at YuMe, founder replaces CEO

YuMe founder Jayant Kadambi is back in the CEO position at the video ad optimization company, according to sources. He replaces Michael Mathieu, who was brought in about three years ago to bring some sales expertise to the tech-heavy startup.

New York takes its engineering talent crunch to the NYSE floor

The effort to solve New York’s engineering talent crunch is coming to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in a major recruiting event hosted by Next Jump and the NYSE. The event will bring together 500 top East Coast engineering students and 50 companies.

GigaOM Euro 20: Ones to watch

There are hundreds of promising European startups that lie just below the surface of success waiting to break out. For our second installment of GigaOM’s Euro 20, we chose five of these. Here are the ones to watch.

GigaOM welcomes David Card

With any startup, fast growth requires investment, starting first and foremost with good people. With that in mind, I’d like to welcome the newest member of the GigaOM Pro family, David Card, who will serve as the research director of GigaOM Pro

Mobile payments worth $670 billion by 2015

Mobile payments have taken off in the last few years and are now poised to grow from $240 billion this year to $670 billion worldwide in 2015, aided by growing near field communication transactions for physical goods, according to Juniper Research.

Apple could kill the finder. Would you miss it?

At the WWDC keynote this week, Steve Jobs remarked that the file system is the trickiest part of adjusting to a new OS. Apple seems intent on a future where the file system is invisible to the user. Is that a good or a bad thing?

Share documents easily with AirDrop

The upcoming OS X Lion will include a new way of sharing documents with friends and family who are on the same Wi-Fi network in a similar manner as other P2P wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi Direct or Qualcomm’s FlashLinq. The service is called AirDrop.