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Seven Industries About to Be Amazoned - Are You in One of Them? 2018 is off to a roaring start in the software and technology sectors. But what's in store for the next few years? If you're an Amazon watcher like me, you know not to take your eye off the giant or risk getting squashed by its next category-crushing move. There is a lot to learn from Amazon as it uses Vertical and Horizontal Integration, Value Creation, Value Migration and Value Delivery Systems strategies to efficiently exploit new market opportunities. Our analyses show Amazon has proved expert in deploying all parts of Grey Heron's Four Values FrameworkTM* These have worked exceptionally well as Amazon continues to conquer new industries, bulldoze its way into new markets and approaches a trillion dollar marketcap. 2018: Is Amazon Bulldozing its way into Your Market? Leading high tech companies - A... (more)

IoT’s Adolescence | @ThingsExpo @Xopher5 #BigData #AI #IoT #IIoT #M2M

The IoT continued its toddler-like growth and stumbles in 2016. Here are five trends to look for in 2017 as the IoT enters its adolescence and how to benefit from them. 1. Ecosystems begin to determine winners and losers Previously these were nice in-the-future concerns; now they will really count. Filling out a whole product value proposition through partnerships has repeatedly proven its importance across B2B and enterprise software sectors. In the IoT, they will be even more critical. As an example, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is driving the definition of platfor... (more)

Why Amazon Is More Up and Nest Is Down | @ThingsExpo #IoT #SmartHome

Welcome to the latest installment in the battle of two tech titans. Last week Alphabet announced that Nest is being merged into Google. See Fortune's summary: Google Will Absorb Nest Developers. This is the denouement to the saga that started in April, tied to infighting between the Google and Nest teams. I dissected this "silo-itis" in Why #Nest is Down, #Amazon Up, in #IoT for the #Connected Home. Now some unsurprising new developments since Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest, resigned in June. Here's what Google is trying to achieve by "re-absorbing" the troubled Nest group: A sing... (more)