Articles By Rob Whent

When the disruptive get disrupted

A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is one that, when introduced, either radically transforms markets, creates brand new markets or destroys existing markets for other technologies. As you can imagine, it is very

Published on: August 8th, 2012 Rob Whent

Microsoft’s Surface tablet – I believe!

I have been thinking about what I would say about Microsoft’s Big Announcement on June 18th that they will be releasing not one but two tablets into the marketplace sometime before the end

Published on: June 24th, 2012 Rob Whent

A brief history of Skype

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.  It was like a telephone, but you plugged it into

Published on: June 21st, 2012 Rob Whent

Top five gadgets for a hi-tech Dad

I really look forward to Father’s Day every year. My son Mitchell is 19 and he has given me some of my most treasured gadgets over the years. You see, Father’s Day to

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Rob Whent