Connectedness for Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 4 off 4)

In the first post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. Three key learnings that contribute to an iterative product development for digital products include rethinking prototyping, platforms choices and connectedness. In order make digital product development more iterative, […]

Platforms for Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 3 off 4)

In the first post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. At the end, I outlined three key learnings along the lines of prototyping, platforms and connectedness. In order make digital product development more iterative, I elaborated the first part […]

Digital Products | Hardware Product Management

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 1 off 4)

Digital Products a.k.a connected hardware-devices, are an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. Learning tools, productivity and entertainment are a few of the ways we interact with these on an everyday basis. According to IHS Markit, Smart TV Share Jumps to 70 Percent of TV Shipments in 2018 From Less Than 50 Percent in 2015. In September 2017, […]

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Impact Of Digital Revolution On Strategy At Enterprises

‘Digital’ is the new thing in enterprise organizations, while ‘Agility’ is a phenomenon that comes naturally to the new age start-ups. How can the large enterprise organizations embrace ‘agility’ and be ‘digital’ despite the baggage they have? What tell-tale signs should they look for and what pitfalls to avoid when adopting the digital revolution? Despite […]

A cluttered marketplace

Does Flipkart need to move step in step with Amazon?

Flipkart, the leading Indian eCommerce company recently launched its own brand of Android Tablet devices, starting with a Digiflip Pro XT712. Flipkart claims that this step will take it closer to building an eCommerce eco-system. But, with the low price positioning of this device in an already crowded tablet & smartphone market – does this […]

Are Vertical Integration and Coopetition based business model related?

Coopetition (Cooperation + Competition) has been an aggressively researched topic in the recent past. I was introduced to this term only during my studies at HEC Paris and while I read this interesting article – ‘Coopetition based business models‘ it brought a few more thoughts to my mind. This piece on strategy-business.com puts forth various perspectives about Coopetition based […]

Can firms challenge critical mass in multi-sided platform markets?

I came across this nicely written piece about platform markets – “From Netscape to eHarmony: The High Risks and Big Rewards of Platform Markets” on http://strategy-business.com Technology eco-systems are common in markets with multi-sided business models – For e.g the smartphone app-store connecting developers & phone-users, online-marketplace & storefronts connecting buyers & sellers. The article introduces the […]

Is my SmartPhone NFC enabled?

Two interesting pieces of news from NFCWorld.com Vodafone to launch NFC mobile wallet across Europe Mobile network operator Vodafone‘s NFC mobile wallet is going live today in Spain, will be available in Germany in mid-December and expand to the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014. Vodafone Wallet works with a range of NFC phones as […]

HP puts NFC in Enterprise printers – like I said last year

Earlier today I came across this article on NFCWorld.com – “HP puts NFC in Enterprise Printers“ Not so long ago, I did an assessment for enterprise printer makers on this blog and had proposed a product strategy to map innovation cycles between printers and contact-less technologies. Happy to see it was in line with what dominant printer makers are […]

The 50th entry – a collated list …

It has been a while since I have started this blog. It has been enriching being more disciplined in creating original content (while curating some). Looking back over these 49 blog post entries, I thought it might be a good time to take a pause – and collate in the 50th entry some of the original […]