Building Strictly for Mobile: The Choice for Startups in Developing Markets

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With over 2 billion smartphones in use around the world, the growing dominance of mobile technology becomes undebatable.

This is true for consumer use-cases and business use-cases alike. People are increasingly dependent on mobile apps and technology to get things done in a personal and professional context.

For developing economies, this reliance is on an entirely different spectrum. Mobile is everything.

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Predicting What’s After the Mobile-App Era

Beyond Mobile Apps

First it was the browser. Now it is mobile apps. What will the next iteration of content consumption look like?

I was recently diving into some interesting statistics that illustrated just how rapid the mobile growth trend is occurring. While doing so, I couldn’t help but think that a new experience will emerge that will change how we receive and take in content.

We all know that eyes and attention are increasingly going to mobile devices, whether it be to phones or tablets. This trend will not change for the foreseeable future.

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Stifling Innovation: Regulators Push for Flintstones Future, Not Jetsons

Flintstones vs Jetsons Future

Things are changing very fast in the tech landscape. Yesterday’s processes simply aren’t adequate enough for today’s demands. For many, these changes are happening too fast.

Products and services that used to take years to reach a mass audience now gain a massive customer base within months.

Innovative companies are entering sectors where the status quo hasn’t changed in decades. Regulators don’t know how to handle this.

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Why ‘The Enterprise’ Innovates Slowly and How That’s Changing

Innovation within the Enterprise

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

– Winston Churchill

Even though I often discuss consumer startups on my  blog, my roots and professional experience are in the enterprise space. I spend a lot of time thinking about how technology changes within businesses and the reasons behind it.

By most standards, large companies and enterprises innovate slowly. Old processes, outdated tools and archaic systems. Technological innovations that sprawl in the consumer space gradually become prevalent in the business space. This trend is often known as ‘the consumerization of IT.’

In my opinion, this topic of internal-business innovation will have increasing attention in the coming years. In fact, similar sentiments were echoed by a popular technology blog a few days after I began drafting this post.

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