Category: Marshall van Alstyne

How CIOs Can Prepare For The Platform Economy

June 10th, 2015 in 2015, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom School of Business

Are you ready for the platform economy? Do you even know what that means?…

Expert quote:

“Products have features; platforms have communities.”

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The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

May 24th, 2015 in 2015, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom School of Business

Everywhere you turn these days, companies are being challenged to transform, innovate and think like a designer…

Expert quote:

“Do work that results in a track record of innovation or what you can articulate as innovation.”

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ABA National Summit: ‘Challenges to Innovation’

May 19th, 2015 in 2015, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Where Does Apple Pay Fall Short?

October 8th, 2014 in 2014, Forbes, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management

Apple has a long history of making things work that others have previously tried…

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Business Adapts to a New Style of Computer

May 20th, 2014 in 2014, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, School of Management, Technology Review 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management

The technology industry is preparing for the Internet of things, a type of computing characterized by small, often dumb, usually unseen computers attached to objects. These devices sense and transmit data about the environment or offer new means of controlling it…

Expert quote:

“You might find the data is more valuable than the shoe.”

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Upsetting the app cart: Asian messaging services challenge mobile order

February 18th, 2014 in 2014, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, Reuters, School of Management 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management

Asian chat services KakaoTalk, LINE and WeChat threaten to overturn the mobile order of things, usurping the role of Google Inc, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and telecoms carriers as gatekeeper to the consumer…

Expert quote:

“This is why Microsoft feared Netscape, why Facebook feared Instagram, why AT&T lost to Apple, and why Apple was worried about Google Maps: in each case a platform was inserting itself between the existing platform layer and the users.”

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Digital component would boost advertising mail, USPS OIG says

January 6th, 2014 in 2014, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management

The Postal Service could help sustain its advertising mail business by adding a scannable code for recipients to provide feedback to advertisers, a report from the office of inspector general says…

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Who’s Managing Your Company’s Network Effects?

December 4th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management

Much as war is too important to be left to the generals, the business of network effects is too valuable to be entrusted to the CMOs and CIOs…

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What Twitter knows that Blackberry didn’t

October 10th, 2013 in 2013, Marketwatch, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Management 0 comments

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Google’s Android grows stronger and is moving beyond smartphones to power cars, home electronics and wearable accessories. A thriving Amazon.com and Kindle are transforming publishing. In the hotel industry, AirBnB is disrupting the market. Now Twitter TWTR 0.00%  , with an ecosystem of more than one million apps, has filed its IPO to raise $1 billion…

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Zuckerberg: “Killer stuff” in mobile on the way

September 12th, 2012 in 2012, BU Studio, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, Reuters TV 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management