This is the eBook version of the printed book.Ubiquitous Computing (“UbiComp”) is the next game-changing technology. In Ubiquitous Business, PARC UbiComp pioneer Bo Begole shows you how to successfully incorporate it into your products, services, processes, and strategies. Begole introduces UbiComp’s component technologies, thoroughly illuminates its potential impact, and demonstrates how to achieve real competitive advantage with it.
Table of Contents
About the Author xi
Chapter 1 Introduction: Reading the Waves 1
Section I: Background and Capabilities of Ubiquitous Computing
Chapter 2 Profound Technologies 7
Chapter 3 Harmless if Used as Directed 31
Chapter 4 Still Stupid after All These Years 53
Chapter 5 Missing Ingredients 83
Section II: Business Opportunities
Chapter 6 Making Choices 101
Chapter 7 The Soft Sell: Personalized Marketing 111
Chapter 8 Breaking Out of the Supply Chain Gang 137
Chapter 9 Discontinuous Connections 173
Chapter 10 Coordination 187
Chapter 11 Clear Sailing 201
Chapter 12 Ubiquitous Business 229
Appendix Further Reading 241
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