Tag Archives: #mobile

Thoughts on how mobile tech will change our work

When we think of mobile technology and the workplace, it’s very easy to go down one of two paths: I can be reached 24 x 7 and never get a break thanks to my smartphone I can work from anywhere and have freedom thanks to my smartphone Both of these paths are a real part […]

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Asurion knows digital life is here to stay

Asurion CEO Steve Ellis and CIO Barry Vandevier took the stage this morning at TUCON 2013 with a great story of our times. We live in a world increasingly dependent on mobile devices. In fact, we’ve reached a point that when technology fails, our daily routine is out of balance at work and at home. Knowing […]

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Our devices are going to coach us

Adidas announced at GigaOM’s Mobilize 2013 Conference that they’re creating a smartwatch that can provide location, speed, heart rate and serve music during workouts. That’s interesting, sure, but there’s something remarkable they’re adding: coaching. An athlete wearing the Adidas smartwatch will provide coaching through the watch’s screen or headphones. This is certainly a glimpse of what’s […]

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Is mobile retail starting to grow up?

It really takes two things for mobile retail to become the norm…it has to be high on the agenda of the major brands and it has to be an expectation of the consumer. We’re making progress on both fronts. A recent survey by Internet Retailer shows that 79% of retailers now find mobile commerce important, […]

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Mobility requires a different kind of infrastructure

The following is a guest post by Sean O’Shaughnessey. With the launch of the iPhone 5S, consumers have been treated to yet another leap forward in technology and ease of use, but that creates a problem as well. Enterprise consumers of mobile applications are setting their expectations of performance based on popular consumer applications on […]

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Threading the mobile needle with service gateways

It’s ridiculous, when you think about it…craziness. We expect our business and personal information to be available through a little device, our chosen smartphone, anytime, anywhere. Likewise, organizations expect any system on the organization’s ‘backend’ to be available to any employee, partner or customer…on any device… on the ‘front end’, 24 x 7, with no […]

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Integration is everything in a mobile, social, cloud and big data world

We live in a world where business is moving faster each and every day. The time frames of the pre-Internet age where phones and fax were the norm would seem impossibly slow today. Unfortunately, it’s worse than that. While the speed of business picks up, there are new challenges that make managing information and decisions […]

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Mobility brings a whole new level of loyalty

It’s starting to look like brands and retailers are finally starting to understand the mobile device. It’s about time. Since the dawn of the smartphone, the world has predicted that mobile technology would change the retail landscape. Instead, there’s been very slow progress and an unfulfilled prediction. But we’re turning a corner, and reports are […]

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Mary Meeker and why the US tech economy will continue to roll

Each time Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker updates her web analysis, everyone listens. No surprise — her famously detailed decks are compelling enough to grab your attention and hold it for 100+ slides. Early on, she points out what I thought was the biggest takeaway from this round…that while the World economy stumbled a few years […]

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Get a jump on the next twenty years of technology

After so many years in technology, I find it hard to see the newest trends as completely new. I’ve become a cynic about hype. Things have cycled so many times in my career that every new fad reminds me of  highly touted ‘movements’ like CORBA and artificial intelligence, and once-hot platforms like MySpace and AOL. […]

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Who needs Apple if everything is a mobile device?

In a story everyone could enjoy, Heineken announced the creation of special beer bottles that are connected devices. That story raises a great point…why should humans ‘carry’ a single mobile device when everything we come into contact with can be the point of interaction? If we think about it, the idea that our desktop, tablet, […]

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If you don’t embrace mobile your business will remain forever stuck

Here are some interesting numbers from a variety of sources. 70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. 70% of online searches result in action in one month. 61% of customers who visit a mobile unfriendly site are likely to go to a competitor’s site. 71% of smartphone users that see a captivating TV, […]

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Mobile technology is even changing the job landscape

We’ve heard the predictions of a mobile revolution but like many hype cycles, the changes come more slowly or catch up to the hype quietly. The use of mobile technology is at the point now where the hype is receding and the effects are here and strongly felt. A very good article in the Wall […]

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Google says ‘Welcome to Cloud City’

Google knows what it’s doing. The Chromebook Pixel represents a step towards a completely cloud-based future, so much so that I’m willing to bet that in the next 5 years it will usher in Cloud Cities; towns and communities where the entire population have fully embraced an always on, mobile and cloud based infrastructure. The […]

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5 Apps Your Employees Should Start Using Today

The following is a guest post. Countless apps are now available on the market – at least 300,000 have been developed over the past three years alone according to Source Digital Buzz.  In an increasingly mobile world, many modern workers use apps their smartphones or mobile devices for business purposes. This makes it easy for […]

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The automobile is dead, long live the auto-mobile

How many times have you stared at the features list of an Audi or BMW and played with their online configuration game trying to create the most expensive version ? Even trying to spec the sounds system and associated functions is mind-boggling I find it amusing and yet somewhat odd that the focus is on the […]

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