Articles in category: Mobile
In mobile business intelligence (BI) design, the “consistency principle” is the most powerful tool to effectively deliver a mobile user experience.
Developing components that are both consistent and repeatable greatly accelerates the “mobile learning curve,” leading to higher user adoption.(Read Full Article)
Don’t let long, arduous strategy exercises lead your team down a rabbit hole of endless debate and inaction. Start implementing your tactics faster and capture more users by switching to a lean mobile strategy.
Lean mobile strategies are nimble, results oriented approaches to winning customers and keeping in step with the latest trends in your market.(Read Full Article)
The use of mobile business intelligence (BI) as a framework to enable faster, better-informed decision making continues to expand as the technology advances and more users become mobile ready. Whether you’re planning a project for a business app or developing a strategy, it’s critical to gauge your mobile BI app’s readiness for a complete mobile user experience. Here are five must-have features that are critical to delivering a complete mobile BI experience.(Read Full Article)
Evel Knievel may be remembered today for his kitschy outfits or his ambitious but failed jump across Idaho's Snake River Canyon, yet few can claim to have attempted bolder challenges. A good corporate turnaround artist knows that adrenaline-seeking instinct. The business suit may be much more conservative than a star-spangled white jumpsuit, but the heart beating inside knows what it's like to master a seemingly impossible challenge.(Read Full Article)
SAP Mobility is a hot topic, in order to address the skills gap in this rapidly growing area SAP have introduced a new platform for massively open online courses, or MOOCs, thousands of people have enrolled and completed the courses available. I attended the “Introduction to Mobile Solution Development” one of the first courses offered by SAP that focuses on enterprise mobility, and shared my experiences.(Read Full Article)
A rise in the use of mobile devices and applications has heightened the demand for enterprises to elevate their plans to deliver mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions. However, designing mobile BI solutions without understanding your audience and purpose can sometimes backfire.(Read Full Article)
SAP says it is looking to deliver on a promise of secure programming for mobile apps based upon open standards (both on premise and in the cloud) with its latest mobile software application development offerings. For SAP, the new generation of mobile apps are marked out as what the firm calls "user-centric" -- but is there any other kind if we're not in the machine-to-machine space?(Read Full Article)
It wasn't just the availability of rival smartphones that killed off BlackBerry (it did fine against Nokia's Symbian, after all). It was the loss of all those things it excelled at - such as thriving in a world where data was expensive.(Read Full Article)
If organizations are going to utilize mobile business intelligence (BI) to drive growth and profitability, they must take a holistic approach that leverages technology’s strengths and minimize its weaknesses within a supported infrastructure. Moreover, organizations must deliver the power of mobile BI through innovation and without disruption.(Read Full Article)
Maxwell Technology, a satellite-based communications and data solutions provider, has launched a satellite hotspot solution. The Maxwell HotSpot solution is a unique offering for public facilities that require voucher- or token-based WiFi Internet access for guests.
This solution is easy and quick to deploy, anywhere in South Africa, and does not rely on any terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure(Read Full Article)
Are paid apps going the way of DOS applications? In recent years, analysts have pegged the burgeoning "app economy" -- in which publishers can sell their solutions for what amounts to micro-payments -- at about $25 billion. However, it appears less of it is about selling the actual apps to a broad audience, as app stores are now brimming with free apps that have a few strings attached, designed to enhance marketing or serve as on-ramps to online (in-app) purchases.(Read Full Article)
The sharp rise in the use of increasingly smart mobile devices has changed many aspects of our lives—not least of which is the way we work. Not very long ago employees had a personal cell phone and a corporate-deployed device they used for work—more often than not, a BlackBerry. In those days, never the mobile device twain would meet. Today, however, the lines between personal and professional use of mobile devices are blurring, and almost anything goes.(Read Full Article)
Maybe you've used your smartphone to buy some lattes, but in-store mobile payments are still in their infancy. Analysts now predict a surge in activity, though, and organizations ranging from the Subway chain to the MCX retailers group are readying new apps.(Read Full Article)
Let’s face it: We love our mobile devices and smartphones. Approximately 90% of us have these handy devices within reach 24 hours a day and check them as often as 30 times a day – every day. Because life with mobile access is the new world order, customers expect it to be an integral part in their dealings with vendors and suppliers. Plus, employees insist on incorporating mobile solutions, that they are accustomed to using, in their business strategies and daily routines.(Read Full Article)
As the demand for access to information anytime and anywhere only continues to grow within businesses, many are turning to not one, but rather two solutions, to fulfill their needs: mobile and cloud. Mobile cloud platforms provide the tools, technologies, and infrastructure businesses require to be successful in today’s world.(Read Full Article)
A few weeks ago I attended the Mastering SAP for Mobility event in Melbourne, Australia. My reading was that the strongest stories SAP customers were able to share centred around the implementation of Syclo - not surprising to me - given the relative maturity of this solution (and if you are not aware, since SAP's acquisition of Syclo this is now part of the SAP Mobile Platform). I didn't see any stories relating to lightweight mobile-enabled implementations of HTML5 Fiori apps by customers, but that solution is very new in the marketplace and in any case SAP did well to demonstrate some examples in its mobile roadmap presentations.(Read Full Article)
It has become the norm instead of the exception – companies are using mobile devices to run just about every business process. They are leveraging mobile to support sales staff from wherever they are, and in real time.
From the days when Apple was the only retailer to use their iPod devices to eliminate the need for lines and allow employees to check customers out on the spot, to the recent announcement that Chili’s would be adding mobile device kiosks to restaurant tables to make payment processing more transparent and simple – it’s the way of the world and companies ...(Read Full Article)
When we design for mobile business intelligence (BI), we need to apply the mobile mindset to all facets of user interactions, not just what we do when we are online but also what we do offline. In my first blog of the series, I discussed the importance of embracing a mobile design philosophy that will be unique to each of us and the environments we work in.(Read Full Article)
A lot of businesses have been eagerly awaiting Apple’s iOS 7 release, that finally arrived yesterday. The new OS will undoubtedly have an impact on the entire enterprise mobile management marketplace, and many vendors are sharing their opinions as they relate to their own mobile security solutions.(Read Full Article)
Vinnie Mirchandani has long held the view that Apple is the gold standard for app stores. He believes enterprise tech vendors should actively encourage the building of thriving developer ecosystems. I agree. At least in principle. For the princely sum of $99, anyone who has what they believe to be a bright idea can submit an application to the Apple AppStore, and then subject to Apple’s ever changing approvals process, launch into the big wide world.(Read Full Article)
When it comes to technology, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the U.S. has a clear superiority to the rest of the world. Although many devices in use today are manufactured in China, the original manufacturer of the devices and the owner of many patents are U.S. companies.(Read Full Article)
Surface RT versus iPad: Which is better for work? The iPad isn't being used as a desktop or laptop replacement in businesses – which may give hybrid devices such as Microsoft's Surface a chance to gain a foothold.(Read Full Article)
With Appcelerator’s purchase of the API management company Singly today, one thing is clear: Appcelerator’s ambitions lie far beyond its early business helping people to create mobile apps — it wants to be a key component of the mobile ecosystem for every developer.(Read Full Article)
More and more mobile devices are becoming connected with the software that runs on them. But the true value of mobility can’t be realized until these devices take advantage of the necessary integration among the underlying systems. The same principles hold true for mobile business intelligence (BI). Therefore, when you’re developing a mobile BI strategy, you need to capitalize on opportunities for system integration that can enhance your end product.(Read Full Article)