New Ecosystems Require Specialization and Internal Startups

Digile’s research programs IoT and N4S opened many new perspectives to the operation of a traditional device supplier such as Ericsson. This means an environment where creating, testing and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently and more reliably.

According to an estimate by the Gartner research company, there will be as many as 25 billion devices connected to a network in the world in 2020. The huge number of devices will change the ways of doing business.

It is obvious that those devices will represent hundreds of fields of application from electrical grids to traffic, and of course everybody’s home electronics. This wide array of applications opens up opportunities for new business models and even new roles in value chains. We may also presume that entirely new ecosystems will be born. Specialization will be needed, and partnerships and ecosystems will most likely be born through these specializations.

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