This month’s MIT SMR Strategy Forum asks our panel of experts whether antitrust policy should intervene more decisively to limit the scope of large technology platforms.
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There’s very little regulatory oversight for the tech industry, and this has become a problem. The status quo lacks transparency and shuts down competition — while holding no one accountable for breaches of trust. Some want big tech companies broken up. Others want stronger government oversight. They all are trying to answer the same question: What’s the best way to regulate the tech industry so that privacy and ethics concerns are addressed without stifling innovation?
- Research Highlight
In this webinar, Cornell University’s Sheryl E. Kimes discusses the expectations disconnect between companies and customers over self-service technologies.
- Opinion & Analysis
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Former photography giant Kodak is often cited as having lacked the vision to recognize the effects digital technology would have on its business. The reality of what happened — and the true lessons of Kodak’s experience with digital disruption — highlight the complex challenges posed by fast-moving technological innovation.
- Research Feature
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Some of the fastest growing businesses in recent years — companies such as Facebook, eBay and LinkedIn — are “multisided platforms” that enable interactions between two or more sets of participants. The spectacular success of some of these MSPs has caught the attention of many entrepreneurs and investors. But building a multisided platform business requires savvy decisions on everything from design to governance to pricing.
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How can the chief information officer of a large business application development organization choose which, if any, of new software process technologies to adopt? CIOs and other managers seeking advice on new software process technologies should learn from the lessons of technological change in other domains — while recognizing the relatively unique features of software process technologies.
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