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COVID-19 – we cannot ignore it IX – Microsoft (series completed)

Finally we added Microsoft to the graph, but…  it is a huge company – more like BP or Munich Re. This means all companies had to be presented together again. Of course this will make the small ones almost invisible, … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XIV – Undisclosed intangible assets

All the companies are in the graph now, but there was still something bothering me. The old industries have a lot of tangible assets (oil rigs, refineries, factories, inventories) and also some intangible ones (goodwill, software licences – sometimes also … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XIII – Facebook is different!

Of course Facebook followed the same trend as the other tech-giants. It was small and grew to a rather large (but not extremely large) company between 2008 and 2018. The difference is that Facebook only became public in 2012. I … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XII – Microsoft: more green roofs

We are nearly at the end of the series and this time we have another runner-up. Yet in the 3D-graph Microsoft looks much smaller than the oil-majors. It grew like the other tech companies did, but not as fast as … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil II – which order?

It is time to come up with something, but until now I only determined which companies to visualise: four oil majors, four manufacturers and four tech giants. Apple is a manufacturer, but because of its history we will consider it … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil

Is data really the new oil? It depends on the the point of view, of course. Cars will drive on electricity or hydrogen, but not on data. Homes won’t be heated by data, although data-centres can generate a lot of … Continue reading

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