This week is about wikinomics business models, as you can see that I am up very late trying to finish this blog. It took me ages to find companies or enterprises that use some of the business models (i.e peer, being open, sharing and acting global).
Wikinomics is all about collaboration within the companies and enterprise 2.0, today I will be focusing on Companies whom are well into technology; whom also supply the technology to be used for web 2.0 purposes as well and by enterprises.
The first company in which I think may use this is Samsung. Apple has been collaborating with Samsung on LCD screens, in which Samsung has developed and are being tested. Apple seems very interested in Samsungs quad extended graphics (QXGA), this is a displaywith a high resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels which will provide full high definition (HD) viewing experiences to users. So in my opinion Samsung is using “peer” by collaborating with Apple (a rival) and also “shares” Samsung’s intellectual property to foster relationships, contributing holistically to industry growth (tablets). Not just that but LG has also been involved in this, so there are three companies collaborating and sharing hardware to create in my opinion; relationships (although Apple is suing Samsung over patent matters). I could not seem to find anything on Acting Global, All I know is that Samsung has done very well with their devices, especially in the “screens department. Most rivals want the hardware and technology. Would this count as acting global? You guys tell me what you think.
Because Web 2.0 is growing, it means that it is getting bigger and bigger everyday. Everything nowadays is all about visual for example; interviews through Skype (social media), Youtube videos etc. The screen resolution will have to improve visibility for web browsing, viewing pictures/photos, watching videos and face to face conversation/conferences online. Documents can be clear if the person is holding them up to the camera and thus the receiving person can view it. This will surely boost web 2.0. It is definately getting bigger and better everyday.
The second company is you guessed it, Apple. Apple has collaborated with Nike in the past to deliver a sports sensor in which iPhone’s and iPod’s can connect to cardio equipment. You may already know this but in the past Apple and Nike collaborated and came up with a sensor for some of their shoes in which it tracks the distances of runs and other information. Apple wishes to take it further so that it could focus building relationships within the gyms and the people who use them. Nikes apps which are released on itunes are Nike Training Club and Boom. In my opinion Apple has used “peer” with Nike, being open to gym, fitness and personal uses. And “acting global” as Apple is the leader in smart devices and they collaborated with Nike to help global citizens keep fit. And also “sharing” for Apple to share this app with the gym, it would create a huge growth not only in their smart devices but also in Nikes sporting wears and gym memberships. Below is a quick video of the training app which Nike has Published with the help of Apple.
This app can record data to give you your result, this benefits you because you do not have to manually record data as it is all stored. the best thing about this is that you can send the data to your personal trainer through Facebook and email. By using web 2.0 it benefits all gym junkies as they can share their statistics online through social media.
So what do you guys think? Do these 2 companies use the Wikinomics Business Model? Subscribe on the right and leave a comment below and I shall talk to you soon!