Wikinomics Business Model – Week 3

Hi guys,

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!

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikinomics:_How_Mass_Collaboration_Changes_Everything

http://www.macstories.net/news/is-apple-collaborating-with-nike-to-deliver-a-fitness-center-app/

http://ipadjailbreak.ziphone.org/apple-collaborates-with-samsung-and-lg-for-ipad-3-retina-display.html

Introduction To My Blog – Week 2

Hey Guys, Welcome to my blog.

This is my first blog, i hope you guys check out the links which I will provide at the end of this. Take a look, read, think, create and be inspired!

The purpose of my blog is to express my ideas, opinions, new technology and provide technical support on some devices; to get it “out there” to the community.  By doing this I am aiming to help not only my peers by expressing my experiences so that they can learn from them. Not only that but it is also a fantastic way to obtain other’s opinions and ideas. It is a great way of sourcing information, learning and receiving feedback. This is a great way to collaborate with each other and help each other out by any means.

To create useful posts in which readers would view and comment, there are a few key points in which I will be using in order to accomplish this. These points are as follows

  1. Useful information
  2. Images (step by step guide if neccessary)
  3. Links to other blogs/websites
  4. Keeping posts updated and up to date

With the use of these strategies I am hoping to gain the attention of  readers therefore receiving comments and replies to my post, hopefully this will improve my ideas and opinions and also obtain new information or any that I have missed. So guys, feel free to comment and post!!

In order to obtain readership there are many ways in which you can achieve this. Social networking would probably suit most people as it is a great way of distributing your blog across the internet. By posting your blog onto Facebook, Twitter or even Google+ your networked friends will be able to view it and they can then direct their friends to it. By doing this your blog slowly gets across to other users. As with anything, this has a down side; your wall could be blasted with posts that decrease your branding name hence you will lose some readers and your blogs will not be read at all. This is even evident on proper blog sites (sites not related to social networking i.e Facebook etc) with Facebook the administrator is able to block the person and delete the post. This is a good thing as you would not want that post to remain there forever. By blocking them on Facebook, they will never be able to view your wall and will be unable to post discriminating posts.

Below are a few links to direct you all to what I think are excellent blogs, click on the image to be navigated to the site.

Gizmodo – Is a technology weblog about consumer electronics. It is part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton and is known for up-to-date coverage of the technology industry. Bloggers provide up-to-date coverage by hearing rumours, attending special functions such as CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and also personal use of a product (reviews). Images are provided to us readers to give as all a perspective of what the bloggers are talking about. Lets face it, we all need some photos and images to go along with our texts. Otherwise…. we wont know what the product looks like!

Digital Buzz – Provides us with the latest digital campaign, fantastic new websites, interactive marketing ideas social media, and great digital trends from all over the world. All of us would love this, digital trends from all over the world to inspire us and to create ideas. It is a great blog jammed packed full of videos imported in via youtube.

The Future Buzz  -Provides us readers  the digital marketing and  social media. Readers are inspired to think creatively about leveraging the web for their business, art or clients. Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest trends, insights and strategies. Heaps of information from a professional in the field. This blog explains the one thing which we all need such as: How to start a blog, reasons why you should blog etc. I highly recommend this site as it is packed with information which we all need.

These are a few which I think are excellent as they are updated and new information is available daily. There are many more excellent blogs out there which would be useful to anyone. I suggest taking your time and look for blogs that appeal to you or suited to what you are looking for.

The right blog for you is out there, so get out there and take a look!