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The App Effect
Jaap Bloem, Menno van Doorn, Sander Duivestein, Andreas Sjöström

The App Effect traces the effects of the current mobile revolution. “Social is the new capital” is the conclusion of the ten app effects presented in book. The unprecedented success of smartphones, tablets and app stores has created a watershed in our information society.  Sogeti’s trend lab VINT is mapping the implications of this new post-PC era for people, corporations and society. According to their predictions, as people become fully addicted to apps by 2020, corporations need to transform to become “social businesses”.Download the book

We the Web – Diffusing the big data frenzy 
Sander Duivestein, Jaap Bloem

The historical increase of information and knowledge envisages a new period of enlightenment.  This evolution is described in this latest report from VINT. 


Collaboration in the Cloud – How cross-boundary collaboration is transforming business

Erik van Ommeren, Sander Duivestein, John deVadoss, Clemens Reijnen, Erik Gunvaldson
Improving Collaboration between people and between organizations is no longer optional if you want to survive in today’s hyper connected business world. Speed of change, unpredictability and the increasingly social nature of the marketplace make collaboration instrumental to your company’s ability to differentiate. New ways of collaboration are starting to take place within your company, across value chains and in the individual social domain of your employees. At the same time, new architecture and delivery models are bringing many new collaborative tools within reach of every person in your organization, with or without your knowledge or control. On the technology side, a volatile mix of acronyms like SOA – Service Oriented Architecture, SaaS – Software as a Service andWeb2.0 is brewing that is drastically changing our view on the role and value of Information Technology. In this book we address the changes and opportunities that come with this new business world that is starting to show all around us. In it we talk about autonomous, bottom up organizations where innovation and collaboration are part of the culture. We discuss Value Chain 2.0, where it is about quickly establishing combinations that offer value to the marketplace. It is about crossing boundaries and taking the full benefits from Cloud Computing and anything available As A Service, from platform to complete business solution.

ISBN: 978 90 75414 24 0
Print version available from April 15th.
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Me the Media – The Rise of the Conversation Society: Past, Presence and future of the third media revolution
Jaap Bloem, Menno van Doorn, Peter Leyden, Sander Duivestein

The trend sketched out in this book is that of information technology increasingly encroaching on our bodies. From somewhere in the basement, an underground facility that some readers might still remember, then by way of the desktop in the office, computer technology has emphatically entered our retinas and into our experience. The eyes of the world are directed at YouTube and other social media. They announce a new era in which everyone can, in principle, use simple technology to begin his or her own media company: ‘Me the Media.’

The writers aim is to open the readers’ eyes to the completely new world that is being created. A new society with a revolutionary character, where power shifts from institutions towards connected citizens. A world  full of new media technology: from simple blogs to location-bound multimedia, ultimately producing a situation in which science fiction seems to be on the verge of becoming reality.

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ISBN: 978-90-75414-22-6

Seize the Cloud – A Manager’s Guide to Success with Cloud Computing 

Erik van Ommeren, Martin van den Berg, Sogeti

Seize the Cloud will serve as your guide through the business and enterprise architecture aspects of Cloud Computing. In a down-to-earth way, Cloud is woven into the reality of running an organization, managing IT and creating value with technology. This book has a positive note without turning evangelical or overly optimistic: it does not shy away from the barriers that could stand in the way of adoption. As a final dose of reality, eleven cases can be found in between the chapter in which leading organizations share insights gained from their experience with Cloud.

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ISBN: 978-90-75414-32-5

Explorations in Technology

The Institute for the Analysis of New Technology VINT, of Sogeti Group (ViNT stands for vision, inspiration, navigation and trends) was founded in 1994.In the first eleven years of its exsistence, the institute has published ten books and organized ten symposia. These constitute the basis of this volume, Explorations in New Technology. In the five sections of the anniversairy edition – software, organization, technology, strategy and innovation – ViNT provides a segmented overview of its investigations and views, and formuilates an interim balance at the end of each section, at which point the current situation is given its due.

ISBN: 90-76414-13-17

SOA for Profit – a Manager’s Guide to Success with Service Oriented Architecture
Martin van den Berg, Norbert Bieberstein, Erik van Ommeren

SOA for Profit explains the value and essence of Service Oriented Architecture. It makes SOA practical and pragmatic: turning models and vision into an actionable approach to start doing SOA in projects that deliver business value. It emphasizes the importance of governance and architecture and shows that a broad vision of SOA is essential for deriving benefits from it. This book will bridge the gap between business and IT by providing tools and a common language that can be used when starting up a strategic dialogue that is the basis of business drive IT. Written by a team of authors from Sogeti and IBM, SOA for Profit is a real-world book: based on experiences with real companies and real projects.

ISBN: 978-90-75414-14-1

Don’t Be Evil – Imagineering 21st Century Business 
Jaap Bloem, Menno van Doorn, Sander Duivestein
“Don’t Be Evil”, yet another book from Sogeti research institute VINT, brings food for thought. The title stands for honest decision-making coupled with a constant focus on long-term objectives and the abandonment of opportunistic short-term thinking. As such the Don’t Be Evil imperative may mean a great deal for your economic activities and the way that you deal with employees, customers and partners. Especially in tough times. The book is a source from which to draw the inspiration necessary to counter the effects of the crisis and to move towards a prosperous future.Download a pdf of the book
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ISBN: 978 90 75414 30 1

Open for Business – Open Source Inspired Innovation
Jaap Bloem, Menno van Doorn

Innovation is the engine of the economy, prosperity and progress. In our era of computers, Internet and smart software, innovational inspiration is encroaching from all directions. In order to exploit the new business opportunities that are becoming available, organizations are being compelled to open themselves up to the masses. This means first and foremost that ideas must be fosterd via intense interaction with the outside world: partners, knowledge institutes, competitors, and individuals. Expert users play a crutial role in this dynamic environment. This trend, which started with open source software development, is now clearly spreading through all economic sectrors.ISBN: 978-90-75414-19-6

Making IT Governance Work in a Sarbanes-Oxley World
Jaap Bloem, Menno van Doorn, Piyush Mittal

Comprehensive and eye-opening, this book addresses both the human and economic aspects of IT governance and covers recent Sarbanes-Oxley history and compliance consequences for IT groups within corporations. It presents a clear view of the relationship of corporate governance and IT governance and gives managers, controllers, and officers a multifaceted approach and an entire repertoire of resources that can assist in achieving better IT governance. Furthermore the book includes up-to-date information on evolving business and reporting frameworks and tools and advocates bottom-up governance principles such as distributed leadership.ISBN: 0-471-74359-3Virtual Concept > Real Profit

In five chapters this book discusses the various topics and issues that are central to the implementation and development of digital manufacturing and simulation. Readers who would benefit from this book belong to various categories, ranging from decision making and business developers to engineers, technical managers and researchers.

ISBN: 978 90 75414 25 7