Category: N. Venkat Venkatraman

The Conversation US – N. Venkat Venkatraman

Microsoft CEO faces biggest test yet as he charts new course with Windows 10 N Venkat Venkatraman, Boston University Today, July 29, is an important date for Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO. Twenty years after Bill Gates introduced Windows 95 to the world, he is launching another version of the ubiquitous software that promises an equally […]

What Comes After Smart Products

Harvard Business Review Co-written by N. Venkat Venkatraman, Questrom School of Business Companies today are on a journey from digitization 1.0 to digitization 2.0. This means advancing from simply overlaying digital functionality on existing offerings to learning the customer context via connected products and services and adapting them to meet customer needs… View full article by […]

Facebook May Punch In at Work

E-Commerce Times N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Facebook is preparing to plunge into the office collaboration and communication space with something it’s calling “Facebook At Work,” the Financial Times reported Monday… Expert quote: “For a long time, corporations have explored ways of using information technology to redesign work processes, but with limited success, in […]

Salesforce Tries On Wearable Tech for Size

E-Commerce Times N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Salesforce.com is moving aggressively to carve out its own place in a hot emerging technology niche: wearable computing. With its new initiative, Salesforce Wear, it appears to be following its usual MO of co-opting technology in the consumer world and repositioning it for the enterprise… Expert quote: […]

Jury gives Apple $120M, Samsung $158G in patent fight

Boston Herald N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management A California jury yesterday awarded Apple $120 million and Samsung $158,000 after finding both companies infringed each other’s smartphone patents… Expert quote: “This is a victory for Samsung, in my view, as it sought to downplay the patents’ real value. Clearly, the jury has sided with the […]