June 24, 2013

Tablet, Thy Time Has Come

Posted by Anup Uppadhayay (View Profile | View All Posts) at 9:44 AM

Top 5 tablets and mobile phones from MWC 2013 [Source: WhichWebsite]

Just when you thought your smartphone was the center of your digital life, something new comes along. This year we've officially passed the threshold into the new computing model with tablets becoming the platform of choice. Doesn't it seem like we just took delivery of our smartphones like, uh, yesterday? To be sure, the smartphone's trajectory is going up, up, up. It has enormous growth potential. But it's sobering nonetheless that the computer industry and the marketplace that drives it sometimes seem to be moving a lot faster than we are. Like a shark cutting through the ocean at breakneck speed while we're just treading water.

Mary Meeker, the former Internet analyst who's now a major player in the private equity world, outlined the exponentially rapid growth of the tablet in her annual internet trends report. First the big picture: Meeker says that global traffic of mobile devices as a percentage of global Internet traffic is unrelenting. It's been growing at 1.5 times a year for some time now and is likely to maintain that rate for the next few years. The trend line, therefore, is that mobile devices accounted for 0.9 percent of Internet traffic at the end of 2008. By the end of 2014, they could account for a quarter of all Internet traffic.

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June 3, 2013

Innovating a Better Way Through The Checkout Line

Posted by Anup Uppadhayay (View Profile | View All Posts) at 11:43 AM


During my last London trip, a friend cajoled me to accompany her to Selfridge. "Let me show you the London you've never seen before. Let me show you what High Street shopping is all about." she said. And, as London often tempts me to do - I found myself digging into a bit of the store's history.

Back in 1909, when Harry Gordon Selfridge opened his store, he introduced to the British consumer a new idea: that the act of shopping could be a fun activity. In fact, King Edward VII, curious about everything he'd been hearing about this retail revolution, showed up at the store one evening and told Selfridge that he'd never bought anything in a store in his life - but that he would do so that evening because "that's where society seemed to be going." Bright displays, helpful salesmen, and fanciful store windows filled with merchandise: these are all staples of the modern department store. But they were quite revolutionary back in 1909.

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February 25, 2013

Mobility and the Enterprise

Posted by Anup Uppadhayay (View Profile | View All Posts) at 4:22 AM

Planet Earth has yet to pass the 7 billion mark when it comes to human beings alive on its surface. Yet it recently passed the 7.3 billion threshold for mobile devices. That there are more mobile telephones than people in the world is one thing. But when you factor out the many humans that are barely out of diapers, or very old, that ratio becomes even more extraordinary.

The folks at Forrester Research recently published a study that points to a startling phenomenon: that although there are a lot of mobile devices out there, true mobility is difficult for organizations both to attain and, later, to maintain. (Coleridge comes to mind: "Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink!"

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January 21, 2013

The Top 10 Mobility Trends for 2013

Posted by Anup Uppadhayay (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:32 AM

mobility trends infographic 

It's safe to say we at Infosys know a thing or two about the benefits of being mobile. I think about some of the enormous projects we've completed over the years in which some of our closest and most trusted co-workers were thousands of miles away. Their actual location on planet Earth didn't matter; what mattered was how everyone could collaborate, strategize, and innovate as a seamless team because (in part) of their mobility.

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February 20, 2012

Is market research breathing its last? Well, the smart phone isn't helping.

Posted by Anup Uppadhayay (View Profile | View All Posts) at 3:22 PM

If technology has influenced anything, it has perhaps had its greatest impact on our patience. A Google research team recently has confirmed that we humans cannot stand waiting. And our patience is wearing thinner every nanosecond. People will visit a website less often if it is slower, than a close competitor, by more than 250 milliseconds (a millisecond is a thousandth of a second).

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