There is no question that social networking has changed the way that we communicate with our friends. Since the foundation of the earliest social network, Friends Reunited, back in 2000, the social media world has exploded. We’ve become social network junkies, sending 58 million tweets worldwide every day, around half of those from mobile phones.
Retailers are increasingly concerned about shoppers who are ‘just looking’. The electronics chain Best Buy, in the US, has been described as a ‘showroom for Amazon’ because of the number of people who visit to look at goods and then buy online. But is this just hype, or is it a genuine threat to bricks
Here’s a question for a quiet ten minutes in the office, or when you feel the need for a little philosophical reflection. What do you think is the best thing about the internet? Maybe the ability to shop instantly, without leaving your desk or house. Maybe being able to chat to your friends at any
In a reflective report, Deloitte Consulting focuses corporate attention on the subject of ‘asset intelligence’. Not to be confused with asset management or artificial intelligence, this is a report that positions asset intelligence as the ‘new frontline’ in the battle for customer intimacy and competitive advantage. Put simply, the report, “The rise of asset intelligence: moving business
Last week, KPMG released findings from its Consumers and Convergence V: The Converged Lifestyle survey which looks at consumer trends in digital technology, communications and e-commerce. It was conducted in late summer of 2011 and surveyed 9,600 consumers ranging in age from 16 to over 65, in 31 countries. As we prepare for the January
Enterprises across the size and vertical segment spectrum are struggling to balance the need for alignment, control, compliance and accountability with clamours for collaboration, socialization, mobility and transparency. But among senior business managers there is diversity in digital comfort. While the vast majority of workforce in their 20s and 30s are likely to embrace all
We all form tribes. It’s a natural human condition, and it’s been going on for millennia, as far as we can gather. You’re probably a member of several tribes: your group of friends, your department at work, maybe a sports club, quite possibly others as well. So what? Well, management consultant David Logan has been