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Technology, Mobility

Common Mobile App Design Mistakes to Take Care

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Tue, 10/29/2013 - 09:25

There are many mobile app design mistakes that developers make while developing an iPhone app. Discussed here are a few which you can avoid when developing an iPhone app.

iOS is the most preferred platform when it comes to mobile application design and development. There are millions of iPhone and iPad users today who use these devices to surf the web and communicate with people across the world; so, various enterprises decide to choose this platform to approach maximum number of mobile users and to promote their products and services.

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CIO Leadership, Applications, Mobility, Security

The ramifications of CMO having more sway over mobility

Will security and testing take a back seat? BYOD chaos?

Blog-post by John Dodge, Mon, 10/14/2013 - 21:16

A new survey from mobile life cycle concern Netbisquets found that 51% of CMOs think they should have more influence over the enterprise mobile than the CIO.

Is this really a good idea, especially when 74% of the CIOs said testing was critical to very important while only half the CMOs did?

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Why CIOs need a “to don’t” list

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Blog-post by Joel Dobbs, , Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:18

In his classic Harvard Business Review article, What is Strategy? Michael Porter says, “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” When I have consulting clients read this article in preparation for strategic planning sessions this point almost always comes up during the initial planning session when we discuss the article.  We naturally tend to see strategy as a “to do” exercise instead of a “to don’t” one.  When we look at how to manage ourselves, choosing what

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Business Issues, Big Data, Services

Digital marketers confess they are doing a lousy job

A crisis of confidence in digital marketing. Where does this leave Big Data?

Blog-post by John Dodge, Wed, 10/02/2013 - 20:31

Here's a startling statistic: only 48% of digital marketers feel they are highly proficient at digital marketing.

Come again? That suggests more than half of digital marketers think they're not very good at what they do.

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud, Services

Cloud skills shortage continues

Grow your own? Get IT staffers cloud certified? Migration and integration in demand

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 09/20/2013 - 16:24

Earlier this year, an IDC report revealed that 1.7 million cloud jobs went unfilled in 2012. It's hard to imagine that the situation is any better now.

In fact, Microsoft cited IDC figures predicting a shortage of  "cloud ready" pros by 26% annually that could result in 7 million unfilled jobs worldwide (such an astronomical number of open jobs always rings a bit hollow when so many people around the world are desparate to find jobs.)  

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Technology, Big Data, Services

The next big thing (maybe): social analytics

If nothing else, social analytics puts a little flesh on the bones of big data.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 09/06/2013 - 14:00

Social analytics is latest term getting some buzz. And it has some real meaning - at least in concept.

According to a story on the topic, social analytics examines things like e-mail and social media to determine where work time is being wasted.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

How deep is the impact of Big Data across industries?

Question is: How is your enterprise impacted by Big Data's presence in your industry?

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:14

While Big Data has impacted enterprises from multiple perspectives, there are certain characteristics that stand out more than the others within a given industry. Enterprises looking to leverage Big Data to be competitive in the future can do so more effectively if they factor in the business drivers and nuances specific to their industry. Let’s see how:

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Technology, Cloud

Software: A New World Order

Application development changes as access to the Internet does.

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Fri, 07/26/2013 - 21:15

Your world is about to change.

The world is always changing, of course.  New technologies emerge as old ones die away. Demographics and social mores drive new values and new behavior.  Circumstance and providence conspire to befuddle prognosticators and corporate strategists alike.  Change drives the adoption of new technology; it is the holy grail of corporate America.  Innovation is rewarded, and stagnation is punished.

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CIO Leadership, Mobility

CIOs and IT are finally getting a grip on who calls the BYOD shots

At some point, 'digital natives' will be charged with the same BYOD challenges that face us who grew with pencil and paper.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Thu, 06/20/2013 - 15:11
jdodge's Tom Kaneshige's "5 BYOD pitfalls and how you can avoid them" is a must-read for CIOs who want to take control of smart devices, apps and mobility. 

Before I expound on Kaneshige's five pitfalls, let me expose a myth about BYOD: that enterprises must let employees have any device and app they want. I have yet to hear of an employee who quit their job because IT would not let them have an app of their Angry Birds.

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CIO Leadership, Applications

BYOD gets a new definition — Be Your Own Device

Reducing layers of interaction to increase Return on Innovation

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Mon, 05/06/2013 - 17:58

Over the years, size and form factor have defined the emergence of innovative devices people use to interface with computers. From punch-card readers to terminals to desktop computers to laptops to BYOD to wearable devices and flexible displays — the focus has been on reduced layers of interaction. The growing omnipresence of our devices of engagement ensures information is available to us where we want it, when we want it.

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