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As promised, here is the video replay of IDC Asia/Pacific’s panel on “Generation Y and the Emerging Power of User-Generated Content”, featuring IDC moderator Claus Mortensen, and four prominent young bloggers from the region: Victor Isaac Cheung (Hong Kong Phooey), Kenny Sia (Kenny Sia), Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan (The Compulsive Confessor), and Daryl Tay (Unique-Frequency).

[This is a 4-part PLAYLIST. Simply click the youtube play button above to play all four parts.]

idc_live-round.pngFor you night owls, tonight (tomorrow a.m.) my colleagues in IDC A/P are going to live stream an interesting panel discussion from the grand ballroom of Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel among some prominent young bloggers from the region, moderated by IDC analyst Claus Mortensen:

Generation Y and the Emerging Power of User-generated Content
What makes younger generations tick? How do you reach them as a company and why is self-expression in the form of user-generated content becoming so important to today’s Internet generation? Claus Mortensen moderates a panel of prominent young bloggers from around the Asia/Pacific region to get their perspective on these issues and more. This panel will give the audience a great opportunity to understand what motivates today’s “Generation Y”.

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P&G VP Shares Web 2.0 Initiatives, Experiences

Posted by Frank Gens on March 7th, 2008

Real-life experiences of Global 100 companies putting Web 2.0 to work – as a core part of their business strategy – are not that common yet. At IDC’s European IT Forum in Berlin last September, Procter & Gamble VP Patrick Arlequeeuw spoke about the company’s experiences in using Web 2.0 technologies and business models to increase the collaboration of P&G researchers with each other (InnovationNet) and outsiders (Connect and Develop), as well as between P&G and its customers (B2B Portal).

Here is a video excerpt:

At IDC’s European ICT Forum in Berlin last Fall, Dr. Klaus Töpfer , environmental politics expert, and former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) gave a presentation entitled “Green IT – Fashion or Challenge?”.

Dr. Töpfer’s key message was that – in the near future – prosperity (and peace) will require economic development of the heavily populated and economically underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, and that the huge scale of this goal will require much more energy- and material-efficient resourcing – i.e., “green” approaches. Therefore, he says, “Green IT” (and “green”, overall) is not just about the environment: “it is much more – it is economically necessary”.

Here is the video of his speech at the IDC Forum: [...read more...]

Cisco: the Communication Business Solutions Provider?

Posted by Frank Gens on December 21st, 2007

In Cisco & WebEx: Striking Two Hyperdisruption Chords, we said that Cisco – in the wake of its WebEx acquisition – has a disruption-enabled opportunity to expand its business far beyond networking, moving “up the stack” toward business applications and solutions. Last week, at C-Scape, Cisco’s analyst briefing in San Jose, John Chambers and other Cisco executives articulated just such an expansive vision of the company’s future – one they hope will move the company well beyond its traditional role as networking sector leader, to a leader in providing a wide range of business solutions. [...read more...]

“IDC Predictions for 2008″ Published Today

Posted by Frank Gens on December 6th, 2007

This morning, my colleagues and I published IDC’s predictions for the 2008 IT marketplace: IDC Predictions 2008 – The “Post-Disruption” Marketplace Takes Shape.

The headlines are two-fold, and closely related to each other: 1) Worldwide IT spending growth will be down by 1 to 1-1/2 points, and 2) IT’s big market makers will stop pussyfooting around, and finally jump into new, disruptive business models and offerings with both feet – to open up the hyper-growth emerging market and SMB segments. [...read more...]

More On Intel’s Mobile Device Plans (video)

Posted by Frank Gens on September 21st, 2007

In yesterday’s post, I wrote about Intel’s plans to drive the Intel Architecture (IA) down into mobile device form factors as small as Apple’s iPhone handset. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, I got more detail on the company’s mobile device strategy from Gadi Singer, VP of Intel’s Mobility Group. In this video, he shows off an example of a “Menlow”-based device, of the type we’ll see OEMs ship in early 2008. Then he shows a more iPhone-sized device, based on Menlow’s successor, the “Moorestown” platform, which Intel claims will ship by 2010 – although the market (and Paul Otellini’s ambitions for these devices) will certainly pressure Intel to ship earlier if possible. [...read more...]

eBay: the Application Platform and Ecosystem!

Posted by Frank Gens on June 27th, 2007

Many in the market think of Microsoft, IBM, SAP and Oracle as the “kingpins” of the business applications world – after all, these four own the major, traditional application platforms. And they have developed – and are rapidly expanding – large communities of developers around those platforms.

But in my IDC Directions speech in March, I mentioned the growing importance of the major Internet sites like Google, Amazon, Paypal and eBay as a new form of web-based application platform and developer community. [...read more...]

Who Owns the Web? Once Again…

Posted by Frank Gens on April 5th, 2007

Just after I posted “Who Owns the Web? Guess Again…” – a piece about the shift of web search and queries from the big horizontal gateways to more brand- and community-focused hubs – NBC Universal and News Corp. announced a joint venture aimed at taking advantage of, and accelerating, that shift. In this video post, I continue the discussion about the Web power shift with IDC’s Susan Feldman and Rachel Happe, with topics ranging from online advertising and content distribution networks, to the growing importance of social networking and communities. [...read more...]


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