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Cloud computing: Internet solution SMEs will find useful

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Cloud computing: Internet solution SMEs will find useful.

An interesting story from Business Day Online from last november. In fact it is a little search from me in regard to Erik Hekman’s post in www.crossmedialab.nl. You may want to check that one out as well.

Written by Kees Winkel

January 20, 2011 at 11:11

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2011 Mumbling away (just for once)

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I’ve got a couple of things I would like to share with you. First of all: happy New Year! Since it is the 6th, this is still allowed in our culture and as our website enjoys an increasing number of viewers, I consider this my last best whishes for 2011 to all.

Secondly I would like to thank everybody who has given me strength over the last five and a half months. I am recovering rapidly and look forward to pick up the pieces again fully by the 1st of February.

Number three. I found a little something regarding who was suing whom for patent infringement in the mobile landscape by the end of last year.

As the writer of that article points out, the chart was based on bad data but still gives a good depiction of how companies can lame others (and themselves) in terms of innovation. Read the whole story at Cult of Mac. Isn’t it strange to see that Nokia is sort of leading the pack?

Number four. w3schools.com has published some OS statistics. Most popular OS platform in 2010 is Windows XP. For those who say huh? These OS’s are for desk tops, laptops, notebooks but not smart phones.

And according to an article in Wikipedia, the most used mobile OS is Symbian with a dazzling 36.6% global market share in Q3 2010.

Number five. Geek.com announced back in November 2010: The Symbian Foundation is going on life-support and Symbian OS will be the next to die. For those who are not really into mobile, Symbian was at one time the most prestigious operating system in the world. Hence, nowadays Android is the apparent new runner up in OS’s.

Conclusion. With Nokia leading the Symbian movement that once started as an (more or less) ideological enterprise an Symbian loosing ground, why should it bother to sue on patents. Suing costs money. A lot of money. Anyway. You may also take a closer look and try to figure out why ‘who is suing who’. It may explain a lot about where we, as simple and ignorant consumers, are heading in the mobile world. I bet 2011 will show us some pretty nice new directions.

Written by Kees Winkel

January 6, 2011 at 20:29

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More than 7 trillion SMS messages will be sent in 2011

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A happy new year to all. Here’s some future stuff with dazzling figures. Read the whole story at Mobile Marketer.com

A study by ABI Research finds that consumers worldwide will send more than 7 trillion SMS messages in 2011, indicating a huge opportunity for marketers.
The study found that messaging is more prevalent among younger subscribers, and as they replace older subscribers, messaging will get a further boost. According to ABI, messaging includes four types of communication: SMS, MMS, mobile email and instant messaging.
“The key finding is the astounding number of SMS that gets sent annually,” said Neil Strother, practice director at ABI Research, Oyster Bay, NY. “Trillions of messages are sent across billions of mobile phones.t is the key communication tool of the modern era,” he said. “It is a great place for marketers to communicate with consumers.
“Marketers get consumers to spark the conversation via messages based on a trigger or keyword. With SMS, you can connect the consumer to other media such as a video.”
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies.

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Written by Kees Winkel

January 2, 2011 at 11:04

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2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times


In 2010, there were 11 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 42 posts. There were 7 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was July 28th with 76 views. The most popular post that day was 6 months of research have led to a list of mentalities.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were rapichat.com, free-backlinks.rapichat.com, bigextracash.com, twitter.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for define:freemium, kees winkel, enneagram, arnold cornelis, and future case.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


6 months of research have led to a list of mentalities June 2008
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GRATIS. A taxonomy of the ‘FREECONOMY’. May 2008


Vision Mission Compassion, the book and the bookosphere December 2007


Personal Fact Sheet Kees Winkel December 2007


Social network penetration a PDF December 2007

Written by Kees Winkel

January 2, 2011 at 10:33

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