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Center of Excellence (CoE) is essentially a team of people that promote collaboration and using best practices around a specific focus area to drive business results. The CoE is a team of like-minded people from various organizational backgrounds with skill and organizational executio...
“Mobile” and “Web” sound like a perfect match, but reality often shows that these two trends form opposite forces. Recently we had an interesting engagement with one of our customers where we found how easy and dangerous it can be to inadvertently spoil end-users’ experience with mobil...
The cloud is a commercial vehicle. This undeniable truth must now be accepted as a deeply entrenched truism by CIOs who are looking to manage the forward-looking growth of their technology architectures. We can actually refine this statement further. The cloud is a commercial vehicle ...
In this acute age of class warfare, elitism, and social media tools, somewhere in the middle of all of it, the retail and financial services industries are spawning the latest “Must-have” digital bling: mobile wallets. (or digital wallets) Will credit cards become a thing of the past...
There is a famous saying “Imagination is the creativity behind all innovations.” In today’s world where there is a plethora of smart devices to the market, the growth of smart devices is changing our work patterns. Enterprises are looking to build a solution that will give unified exp...
In 1704, the first newspaper advertisement was published. Ever since, newspapers have served their local and loyal community of readers, while pursuing new revenue streams in advertising. And so began an uneasy relationship with consumerism – newspapers can uniquely offer advertisers a...
Smartphone penetration in the US recently passed the 50 percent mark and it’s a similar story in Europe. There are now nearly 110 million smartphone owners in the US alone, according to comScore. The tablet market is also growing fast and mobile devices are claiming an ever-greater sha...
There is an increasing demand for rendering rich content quickly on mobile devices due to the massive growth of such devices. In the past there have been silo applications that supported mobile devices, but a lot of that is being transitioned to the Cloud. The big advantage is that Clo...
A new online exchange in China is helping mobile game developers find partners, advertisers and a new approach to in-app promotions. China will have an estimated 100 million smartphone users by the end of the year, and it's a market that is keenly interested in high quality games. The...
Welcome to a series on three concepts decision makers must understand for their own mobile application development. Many companies are creating mobile applications for internal and external use. Some of these mobile apps are systems that exist in some other form, such as a traditiona...
Major retailers like Sears, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Shell and others announced last week their focus on developing MCX, Merchant Customer Exchange, to enhance their sales and cover the growing demand for capabilities to buy things from the smartphone. This is a great milestone in ...
The data center (as we knew it) is never going to be the same. Fluid changes are already in motion, brought about largely as a result of ‘paradigm’ shifts in computing. empowerment for those that can bring meaningful analytics to bear upon the new data stack and, conversely, security ...
As new smart-connected devices ship at a record pace and more and more people join the mobile world, strained networks are bound to incur the occasional dropped call or slow-loading app. However, users are growing less tolerant of service “hiccups” and are more demanding of consistent ...
Business management and ERP have undergone huge technological, social and economic shifts. The explosion of cloud computing, mobility of business users, Big Data demands and microscopic focus on cost cutting are changing the pace and direction of every company’s IT strategy. Five yea...
The combination of Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antennae Systems) communications technology is becoming a new intelligent amenity in many sports stadiums for enhancing the fan experience by having apps like Stadium VIP and others providing new services available at your fingertips throug...
Consumers are continuing to adopt multiple connected devices and video content is expected to reach more than 70 percent of global traffic. This growth and the increased reliance on wireless networks is putting stress on existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks. As a result of this high usage, ...
Recently I was entering names of contacts in iOS and noticed that from iOS 5 onwards, Apple have allowed us to add new fields for each individual of 'Related People'. Obviously this makes sense with respects to friends or family, though currently this seems to be nothing other than a m...
The huge growth in mobile technologies and new free collaboration services (e.g. Dropbox) is forcing organizations to find ways to coexist with these technologies, taking advantage of the efficiencies they bring, and ensuring that their data assets are adequately protected. Organizatio...
As an increasingly mobile and decentralized workforce gains access to a variety of communications options, organizations are ready to adopt unified communications. With its reduction in communications costs and significant improvements in overall employee mobility, flexibility, efficie...
Most people agree that our technology is getting smarter, but most don’t realize just how smart. Sure, they know their smartphones have GPS capability and their smart appliances are capable of improving efficiency, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, smart technology is...
Everything about this book rocks!!! It is in color which makes for a great read. Being able to see the code and screenshots in color doubles the value of a book like this. I wish all programming books that included coding client UIs were in color. Although the chapter names usually hi...
Is your business creating a mobile app? It’s all the rage, of course. Ninety-one percent of the top 100 brands have branded apps out according to a report by mobile analytics firm Distimo last October. Symantec just announced new research that says 53% of North American companies are m...
Much of the success of the Cloud delivery model is attributed to the implementation of similar concepts through mainframe computing several years back. The concepts of multi-tenancy, workload management, virtualization, and chargeback accounting all are basic tenants of the mainframe. ...
For the last two years, enterprise mobility has had a high place on the technology agenda of most companies. However, the mobile enterprise remains a highly complex and expensive endeavor that can only be afforded by a small group of organizations. Even more importantly, the enterprise...
In a previous article I mentioned the Companion App. Basically a Companion App is one that extends the reach of an existing brand, even a brand that could be a TV/Film or a non-mobile system. I have stated my opinion before that if you are a brand, then you have got to have a app store...
In a traditional modern enterprise, information can be a key factor in delaying business process control, as people who own information can own control over the process. Mobility is challenging this traditional process control hierarchy by making it easier for decision makers (this mea...
I was recently asked how to calculate the ROI after implementing a Mobile App and immediately thought of the less tangible part Prosumer Satisfaction. I have mentioned in a previous article that to aid creation of Mobile Apps that the Enterprise needs, companies should be putting in pl...
The emergence of the Prosumer (a harmonious mix of consumer and professional business worker) is a major milestone over the last few years and the prosumer has a growing influence over innovation and the use of technology within their company. For example in the enterprise the “Prosume...
Let’s set the stage. You’re a software developer. More specifically, you’re a mobile app developer and you have a great idea for the next Instagram. After a few weeks (okay, probably months) and a lot of late nights, not only is your app finished, but it is live on the app store! And ...
This is Part 3 of the 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable ...
Like it or not, some enterprises have already entered a post-PC world -- where their business communication network must accommodate new user-driven choices. These include traditional applications, mobile apps, social apps and operating systems; various server architectures; and an arr...
This is Part 2 of the 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable ...
This article details 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable w...
Due to such features as low cost, ease of deployment, increased coverage, and enhanced capacity, multihop wireless networks such as ad hoc networks, mesh networks, and sensor networks that form the network in a selforganized manner without relying on fixed infrastructure is touted as t...
As utilities shift to smart meters and more customer-oriented systems under new government-mandated Smart Grid initiatives, they will quickly face the need to handle billions of real-time energy utilization transactions. In this new energy arena, the high volume, low-cost model of M2M ...
Networks have become a strategic asset, the life blood of organizations. Once considered a “techy thing,” networks are now mission-critical for every member of the organization – from the IT manager to the marketing VP to the CEO. An increasing number of companies now recognize the imp...
The explosion of mobile applications and IP-based data traffic on mobile devices is fueling the migration to faster data rates and pushing the uptake of 4G technologies. Service providers are busy with migration strategies and upgrading their existing networks as stop-gap measures to a...
There is a storm rising in the midst of enterprise networks today. It builds quickly and overtakes unsuspecting companies as the popularity of virtual initiatives causes data volumes on their networks to swell to proportions too large to access efficiently over existing bandwidth. The ...
As smartphone users become more sophisticated, they are actively seeking out the service provider they believe offers the best overall network for their smartphone. Providers are learning that users are quick to switch if they are unhappy with their existing service. Customers today ex...
2012 is shaping up to be a challenging year for CIOs as they figure out how to safely embrace the slew of mobile devices entering their networks. Smartphones and tablets are seriously threatening the IT status quo, and CIOs who fail to adapt and get ahead of this technological upheaval...


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