and Vital Wave Consulting News Clips
November 14, 2012
Conservation and Economic Freedom Policies Key to Switzerland and Chile's Top Annual Adventure Rankings
"This year’s Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI), published by The George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Vital Wave Consulting reveals that Switzerland and New Zealand topped the rankings on sustainable adventure tourism for developed nations while Chile ranked first in the category among developing nations for the first time."
February 11, 2012
The Age of Big Data
Wave Consulting report, "Big Data, Big Impact", authored for the World Economic Forum features Big in Davos. "GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company's fast-growing ranks of data consultants."
January 25, 2012
At Davos, Discussions of a Global Data Deluge
Wave Consulting report, "Big Data, Big Impact", authored for the World Economic Forum features Big in Davos. "Each year, a new theme reverberates through technology conferences around the world. A few years ago it was predictions of the coming wave of social media, location-based services and mobile, long before they became mainstream."
August 1, 2011
Switzerland, Israel top adventure tourism ranking - The Independent
"Switzerland has topped an annual ranking of adventure tourism destinations by the Adventure Travel Trade Association - but if you're looking for something a little less traditional, Israel or the Slovak Republic could be the best bets..."
August 1, 2011
Four Fast-Growing Niches in the Travel Business
Xola Consulting, a specialized tourism consulting firm recently acquired by Vital Wave Consulting, quoted in Entrepreneur magazine.
July 26, 2011
Study Reveals that Israel, Slovak Republic and Chile Are Among Countries with Highest Adventure Tourism Potential
3rd Annual Adventure Travel Development Index Ranks Adventure Tourism in Developed and Emerging Markets
"A study published by George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Vital Wave Consulting revealed that Israel, the Slovak Republic and Chile were among the top adventure tourism destinations for 2010. The Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI), now in its third year, offers a ranking of countries around the world based on principles of sustainable adventure tourism and is calculated through a combination of expert survey data and quantitative data gathered from international indices..."
July 26, 2011
Vital Wave Consulting acquires tourism-focused Xola Consulting
Joining Forces to Support Business Growth in Emerging Markets
"Vital Wave Consulting, Inc. announces the acquisition of Xola Consulting, specialists in sustainable and adventure tourism since 2004. Xola's consulting practice will bring a sharp focus on tourism – one of the hottest growth areas in emerging markets – to Vital Wave Consulting's current offerings in the health, financial services, education, public services, technology and agriculture sectors..."
January 27, 2011
Not just talk - The Economist
"Not many services are set up to grow, says Brooke Partridge of Vital Wave Consulting, which advises businesses in emerging markets. Providers lack technology, money and market knowledge. "We don't need more new services, but a better focus on commercialisation..."
March 8, 2010
Vital Wave Consulting Contributes to the GSMA Development Fund’s new mWomen Initiative Catalyzing Action to Empower Women with Mobile Phones
"Leading up to International Women’s Day, the GMSA Development Fund hosted a workshop on Mobile Phones and Women (mWomen) last week in London. During this workshop, cross-sector leaders from organizations as diverse as CARE International, Telenor and the South African government discussed how to accelerate women’s ownership of mobile phones for social and economic empowerment. These discussions centered on a wide range of issues including overcoming the barriers to phone ownership by women and tailoring mobile services..."
March 8, 2010
Cherie Blair: Liberate women – give them mobile phones - The Independent
"...The role mobile phones play in increasing economic opportunities for women is transformative. Women in Asia, Africa and the Middle East have told me how having their own income gives them more confidence and status within the family that leads to their having an input into key decisions. They are, for example, much more likely to be able to insist their daughters receive an education. Greater financial independence gives women more control over their own bodies, the power to insist on safe sex, for example..."
March 2, 2010
In developing nations, women lag behind men in use of cell phones - The Washington Post
"The mobile phone has been critical to helping solve poverty and promote development around the world. But in many developing nations, this hand-held technological revolution has left behind a large segment of the population: women..."
March 29, 2009
Consulting's Karen Coppock and Brendan Smith Selected to
Speak at International CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas
"...Smith will discuss the role
that mobile services will play in accelerating
profitable revenue growth in emerging markets. Coppock
will discuss the variety of business and technical
challenges confounding the selection process for
healthcare organizations along with a variety of
wireless deployment solutions that have been adopted by
January 5, 2009
Net Effect: Sticker Shock - Foreign Policy
"...training and support expenses
eventually dwarf the initial outlay, putting total costs
on par with conventional machines. “You have a cheaper
device, but you still need to understand those other
costs,” says Vital Wave’s Karen Coppock. The ultracheap
devices might not even last as long as ordinary
December 10, 2008
Developing Nations Use SMS to Save Lives - Internet
"...Health professionals operating in
urban centers [in developing countries] now have access
to reliable information via the Internet through
landlines,” says VitalWave CEO Brooke Partridge. "This
knowledge can be then disseminated via text- or
SMS-based mHealth programs, such as answers to questions
regarding HIV or disease consultations..."
November 3, 2008
The New Business Metrics: Measuring Social Return - Green Biz
"...clients who are implementing
healthcare technologies like mobile health (mhealth)
want to quantify the value of improved health outcomes
and the operational efficiencies they gain through the
implementation of the technology platform..."
March 7, 2008
Negroponte Goes Fishing for an OLPC Chief -
Tech News World
"...While the OLPC organization seeks
a new chief, Negroponte offers his opinion of his
leadership and the organization's future..."
February 20, 2008
Emerging Markets Focus at Mobile World Congress:
Financing May Accelerate Growth of First-time Mobile
"...Mobile industry executives at last
week's Mobile World Congress agreed that the key to
expanding mobile adoption will be to offer lower-cost
handsets to low-income buyers in emerging markets..."
Financing Plans Will Accelerate Growth of First-time
Mobile Handset Buyers in Emerging Markets Says Vital
"...key to accelerating sales to
these near-term handset buyers is tapping into existing
Iceland Getting Back on Track as Place to Invest - Investment News
"...From our perspective it's
considered an advanced market because of their overall
Toeing the Line - Inc Magazine
"What's the difference between a bribe and
a gift? Vital Wave Consulting looks at five emerging
It takes a wired village - InfoWorld
"...Technology companies are reaching
out to the 4 billion people not yet connected to the
PC Companies Get Practical Guide to Capturing
"...PC companies aiming for near-term
revenue growth in emerging markets will do well to focus
on selling traditional PCs to young urban workers and
Surpass Total US
"...subscriber base grew to 301 million, surpassing the total population of the United States"
February 2, 2007
Does the $100 Computer Have A Future in the US? -
Tech News World
"...If the OLPC and other such efforts can
effectively produce low-priced machines, the overall
educational computing market will see an overhaul..."
January 25, 2007
Access the Web
PCs ICT companies
products to this
"...Internet users in China would surpass the number of users in the United States within two years"
November 2, 2006
"...concepts range from the establishment of Internet cafés in Nigerian universities to the creation of a telemedicine system for detecting outbreaks of diseases"
August 10, 2005
"...companies hoping to increase their revenues in fast-growing emerging markets gained an ally"