Digital services

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Cybersecurity and the future of the digital economy

Concerns about a digital economy futureCybersecurity is the biggest concern for businesses preparing for an increasingly digital economic future. Innovation Observatory has found many times in its research among businesses that security is right at the top of companies’ concerns ...

The digital economy is bigger than you think

Innovation Observatory has just concluded a major study of the digital economy for KC, the incumbent provider of telecoms services in Hull, UK. We developed a method for measuring the digital economy that better reflects its value in terms of sales and employment than existing industrial-classification-based methods...

How Huawei structures its innovation

Innovation is ...To paraphrase Thomas Edison, “innovation is 1% inspiration, 79% perspiration, and 20% organisation”. In a wide-ranging presentation at the Huawei Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen this April, Ryan Ding, the company’s president of products and solutions, explained how the ICT vendor had structured innovation into three layers – recognising that no company, not even one as big as Huawei, has a monopoly of new ideas in all the areas in which its products and services are used.

Thought leadership by numbers

I blame Cisco. When the US network equipment provider brought out its Visual Networking Index (VNI), I wonder if it realised quite how widely quoted it would be? I reckon Cisco probably thought it would be a useful piece of marketing communications collateral, but surely it could not have realised the affect it would have on the way technology companies do their marketing...?

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