Mobile is reordering tech industry and internet forever


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Try to remember, back in 2010, we anticipated Mobile Internet would overtake fixed Internet by 2014. We actually entered the mobile era for some time already with 5.2B mobile phone users (73% population penetration) and 1.6B of these owning Smartphones, 789M laptop users, an astounding 440M tablet users to be compared to 743M Desktop users and 5.5B TV users.

Tablets

Tablet Shipment Growth

Tablet Shipment Growth © KPCB

Tablets have been taking this industry by storm. Would you believe it took less than 3 years for tablets shipment to outgrow Desktop and Laptop?

Tablet and smartphone business accounts for nearly 50% of the global consumer electronic industry.

Mobile Apps

Time spent on mobile apps surpasses now the time spent on the web in the US already. Way to go is for every business to have a customer app.

As presented by Benedict Evans from Andreessen Horowitz, Mobile is eating the world. A typical startup back in 2000 would raise $10M with 100 employees and 1M users. Today, startups are raising $1M with 10 employees and 10M users.

That’s it! Our world changed forever. But mobile internet is indeed more than just Smartphones and Tablets, but also MP3 players, cameras and home entertainment, not to forget wearables as watches. Each new computing wave is associated with about 10x the number of users compared to the previous one. The client server one brought 100M+ PCs, Internet brought 1B+ desktop/laptops, mobile will connect 10B+ devices. Let’s not even think of, for now, of the Internet of Things (IoT), it’ll be at least a 10x factor.

Mobile is now becoming the by default place to start thinking about our customers interaction with our brands and their experience of it. Industry after industry, the business transformation to a digital mobile one is happening.

In the meantime, have a look at Mary Meeker latest Internet trends great presentation.

Get ready, we’ll be back on this topic.


Le mobile bouscule l’industie des technologies et l’Internet pour toujours

Essayez de vous rappeler: en 2010 nous avions prévu que l’Internet mobile dépasserait l’Internet fixe en 2014. Nous sommes en fait entrés dans l’ère mobile depuis un certain temps déjà avec 5,2 milliard de téléphones portables (73% de pénétration de la population) dont 1,6 milliard de Smartphones, 789 millions d’ordinateurs portables et un étonnant chiffre de 440 millions de tablettes à rapprocher des 743 millions de PC et 5,5 milliard de télévisions.

Tablettes

Tablet Shipment Growth © KPCB

Tablet Shipment Growth © KPCB

Les tablettes sont entrées dans cette industrie avec force. Croiriez-vous qu’il a fallu moins de 3 ans pour que le nombre de tablettes livrées dépasse celui des PC de bureau et portables?

Le chiffre d’affaire des tablettes et smartphones représente déjà près de 50% de l’industrie mondiale de l’électronique grand public.

Applications mobiles

Le temps passé sur les applications mobiles dépasse maintenant celui passé sur le web aux Etats-Unis déjà. Pour toutes les entreprises avoir une application mobile pour ses clients semblent une évidence.

Tel que présenté par Benoît Evans Andreessen Horowitz, le mobile est en train de manger le monde. Une start-up typique en 2000 levait 10 million $ avec 100 employés et 1 million d’utilisateurs. Aujourd’hui, les startups lèvent 1 million de dollars avec 10 employés et 10 millions d’utilisateurs.

Et voilà! Notre monde a changé pour toujours. Mais l’Internet mobile est en réalité beaucoup plus que simplement les smartphones et tablettes, il faut compter également les lecteurs MP3, les appareils photo et l’équipement de divertissement à domicile, sans oublier les objets qui se portent comme les montres. Chaque nouvelle vague de l’informatique est associée à environ 10x le nombre d’utilisateurs par rapport à la précédente. Le client/serveur apportait 100M + de PC, Internet connectait 1 milliard ou plus de PC de bureau / portables, l’ère mobile ajoutera 10 milliard de périphériques connectés au moins. Ne pensons même pas pour l’instant, à l’internet des objets (IoT), car ce ce sera au moins encore un facteur 10.

Le Mobile est maintenant en train de devenir l’endroit par défaut pour commencer à penser à l’interaction et l’expérience des clients avec nos marques. Industrie après industrie, la transformation de l’entreprise à une entreprise mobile numérique se réalise.

En attendant, jetez un oeil à Mary Meeker et ses fameuses dernières tendances Internet, une excellente présentation.

Préparez-vous, nous serons de retour sur ce sujet.


Achieve Your Vision


Montmartre

Montmartre © John Althouse Cohen

In today’s world, coming up with a great idea is paramount. How many times did you get with some friends where a business idea bubbles up and appears to be awesome? Often.

What makes a difference, is how are you going to make it happen? How are you going to achieve your vision?

This is where I love to jump in and help others make it happen as it requires strategic thinking, marketing tactics and a great deal of energy.

Feel free to get me involved!

Happy New Year, health and energy to live your dreams


Happy New Year to you all, may it bring you the health and energy to live your dreams
Emmanuel

What a pivotal year in our industry! Mobile, Cloud and Social making new leaders


What a pivotal year in our industry! Let’s face it, IT has been attesting more evidences that its tectonic forces at work did let emerge new leaders and previous ones fade.

Combining this to Big Data and associated analytics to get a modern business insight, let’s attest we’re already in a new world. Get ready if you’re not already! CIO, CMO, CDO or CEOs, don’t let your competition harness these revolutions before you get a chance to compete or lead: initiate change now.

Happy New Year | About Change


One year since Steve passed away, why do I care


It’s been already one year, lightning fast, since the late Steve Jobs passed away. I remember vividly the very day this was announced in our part of the world, I was in Paris that day.

Like I think most of us, there a great times and troubled times in our life. This is part of what life is about and why we grow and learn more than usual in these tough moments. Human nature is lazy and we sometimes wait for adversity to kick in to really unleash our full potential. This day was a day like this to me, I wanted to fully be part of the social revolution and walk the talk.

Since quite a while, when I felt a bit down, I went back to Steve commencement speech to recharge my motivation and inspiration batteries — listening to it while I write this btw. It’s there, in your face, what you really must focus on to get rid of that grey weather on your mind. “Stay hungry, Stay foolish” coins it pretty well to me.

On that specific day, one year ago, I felt the urgent need for a change. It became obvious and explicit when I heard on the radio, going to work, “Steve Jobs is dead”. Passion didn’t seem to be my day to day and I wanted to embark onto new heights. I enjoyed very much the revolutions we’ve been through in the last 30 years and each time I tried to grab a piece of it to fuel my path. Started with the PC revolution in the early eighties — I founded my software company, then came the Internet revolution — I was preaching fortune 500 top execs with the IBM logo in the back then switched to Sun Micro to live the Silicon Valley excitement about it, and now is the era of the Cloud, Mobile and Social Networks — brought me to Salesforce.com. Steve inspires many of us, since long. When leading a team of developers back at the software company I founded years ago, I’d share with them “The journey is the reward” and the story of the Macintosh. I wanted to inspire them to achieve “insanely” great things.

So this is why I care. I’d really like to meet with more youngsters willing to change the world. The conventional wisdom surrounding us tends to mitigate this, wrongly. Let’s remember more often individuals like Steve and the ones he chose to have in the Think Different campaign, the crazy ones, the misfits, to change the world and make it a better place for all of us.

Working in a social enterprise: On boarding @salesforce experience


I’ve just completed my third week at salesforce.com and I wanted to share with you the light and colors of this amazing on-boarding.

My first day already had a special flavor. What would a geek like me do when arriving in the lobby? Foursquare it! And as I’ve included the @salesforce handle in my message that of course got spanned on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook among others – I’m becoming lazy and all my accounts are chained- the salesforce team back in the Bay Area using Radian 6 spotted me within minutes as a new hire. What a surprise when I got a response message on Twitter from the official @salesforce feed stating “Welcome to the family”. I felt it as a social hug if you will, a good first impression of a social enterprise.

This very first day I could feel the energy, passion, commitment and team spirit of this fast growing company individuals. If you were not aware, Salesforce has been to date the B2B software vendor to reach the $2B mark the fastest. It was not Microsoft, Oracle nor SAP. Combined with the think different kind of attitude and this desire to show the world that cloud computing is a must for all enterprises, Salesforce employees seem all to be part of a burning quest: Born Cloud, Reborn Social.

Another clue that I have been joining a cloud company, I could finally behave at work just as I had been in my day to day life: everything on the cloud – my music, my videos, my books, my address book, my email, my calendar, my files from multiple devices, my bank accounts… The ultimate mobility lies in this, just give me a connected device and I can operate within minutes just from everywhere. Computing has truly become a utility, plug and live! Salesforce.com is walking the talk. Good to feel.

As a matter of fact I was totally able to operate with the corporate environment at the end of the very first day, using a Mac at work, my personal iPhone certified and even a request for me to buy an iPad for work. What a difference from any other company I was given to work for before.

I’ve been meeting a lot of people at salesforce since this first day and I can attest there is a true company’s culture by which we all live by. Someone summarized one aspect of it with this quote “Type A people environment where A.H. cannot survive”.

I believe such a company is due to succeed big time because of the people. I’ve been given to compete against very large companies before and I know it: a small gang of passionate and committed individuals with strong beliefs and a quest at heart can make a huge difference.

To be continued…