Downes and Mui argue that the dominant trend behind the proliferation of killer apps is a combination of Moore's Law, which states that the processing power of the CPU doubles every 18 months, and Metcalfe's Law, which observes that the value of a network increases dramatically with each node that's added to it. These two laws are fundamentally changing how businesses interact with each other and with their customers. To exploit these changes, the authors outline 12 points for designing a digital strategy to help you identify and create killer apps in your own organization. The book includes dozens of examples of how killer apps were discovered and implemented.
Unleashing the Killer App provides an excellent framework for rethinking the nature of business in today's wired economy. No matter the size of your company or what it does--health care, publishing, or fast food--there's probably a killer app lurking somewhere. This book will help you find it. Highly recommended. --Harry C. Edwards --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The title is a lasting reminder of the unreality of the dot-con bubble. As if there are killer apps on leashes straining to get off and savage markets! Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by MovieMusic
Traditionally, a killer app is a computer program so useful that it justifies the purchase of an entire system all by itself. Read morePublished on December 7, 2007 by Raymond T. Hightower
I thought that this book would be a little more than what it ended up being. I don't recall it keeping my attention for long, as I bought it well over a year ago. Read morePublished on January 6, 2007 by C. Jack
A Killer App is an invention, product or service that changes the world dramatically and quickly. Today, killer applications seem to be coming at a remarkable rate, threatening to... Read morePublished on January 26, 2006 by Amazon Customer
"Are you going to be part of creating the future or are you just going to be a spectator - the choice is yours." - Michael A. Read morePublished on April 27, 2005 by Michael Davis
For technologists that have worked in the I/T field for twenty years or more, it is easy to find ourselves reacting poorly to technology changes and business opportunities due to a... Read morePublished on February 4, 2005 by William L. James
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The major principles of this module deal with ideas and methods to increase one's ability to focus on higher levels of information that began as low... Read more
This is an excellent book that gives you insights into how the internet has changed the 'typical' business model. Read morePublished on July 1, 2003 by Mr. A. Mcveigh
"In the end, the real distinction between digital winners and losers is always found in the boardroom" are saying to us Larry Downes and Chunka Mui in their book: Unleashing the... Read morePublished on July 12, 2002 by Jean-Claude LE GAL