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Sensors allow us to digitally monitor our physical world, and take real-time action on the data from afar. Plant managers, in fact, can manage multiple manufacturing locations around the world in real-time via sensors and Internet connectivity. Drone pilots in the Nevada desert; proj...
The C suite must understand the battle they are fighting before they can develop and implement a winning digital transformation strategy. The commercial battlefield is data, and the effectiveness and speed of competitors’ information logistics systems will make all the difference. The...
Mobile apps and data collection go hand in glove. Mobile devices are powerful sensor platforms that are never more than 2 meters away from their owners 24 hours a day. These sensor platforms and the data collected from them are golden to mobile commerce vendors and digital marketers, ...
Economies are changing. Industries are changing. Markets are changing. Consumers are changing and shopping differently. As competitive advantages evolve into market standards, areas of competition move.
I just completed a video that accompanies my latest research on mobile consumer behaviors, and the strategies retailers must implement. If you design, develop or deploy customer facing apps, this content is relevant and important.
Our shopping experiences continue to change. Today, we use smartphones, tablets and laptops to shop, purchase and track shipments online, from anywhere at any time. We bring mobile devices into retail stores to compare prices and learn more about products on the shelf. We search for av...
We hear a lot about Internet of Things but the million dollar question is, how does anybody actually make any money? The Cloud based vendors will add in IoT support in order to retain or grow their customer base within their MBaaS, MADP or API Gateway solutions. The developers will t...
In the early 1990s major retailers began investing in data analytics to better manage their stores and warehouses by analyzing individual store sales. This insight gave them a perspective on the needs of the local market. Retailers soon advanced in their use of analytics and added e...
Farmers once sold their harvest bounty directly to their customers from beneath the branches of their fruit trees. Customers had a direct face-to-face relationship with the farmer and could express their preferences and demonstrate their buying patterns to the farmer. Over time farme...
I am deep into researching mobile consumer behaviors at this time, and am amazed at the impact that mobile technologies are having on us - especially millennials. Here are some examples from my research.
Robots bring to our minds images of dangerous humanoids, but business process robots look different and behave in very positive ways. In this important conversation with three robot and automation experts, they reveal the presence of robots all around us, and their expanding roles in ...
In 2002, I was developing mobile applications for blue collar workers. These apps were not intelligent. They were basically forms on handheld computers or PDAs. Yes, they could be made to understand, based on data inputs, which form(s) should be presented next, but that was about as ...
In a recent survey, conducted by Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work and Cognizant's retail practice, we found that of 5,000 people who make online purchases at least a few times each year, 68.1% (3,918) make online purchases at least once a month.
In this segment of the Mobile Expert Interview series we discuss enterprise mobility in the context of plant maintenance and operations. Bob Meads is the founder/CEO of IQagent's and focuses on making work for service technicians and plant maintenance professionals easier and more eff...
The evolution of JavaScript and HTML 5 to support a genuine component based framework (Web Components) with the necessary tools to deliver something close to a native experience including genuine realtime networking (UDP using WebRTC). HTML5 is evolving to offer built in templating sup...
There are literally hundreds of thousands of different use cases for IPA robots. IPA robots can also interact with IoT sensors and take actions based on sensor data. Not just by completing a digital business processes, but even by controlling physical equipment and machines as well. ...
Articles about the IoT (Internet of Things) have moved from technical journals to our daily newspapers. They are a popular mainstream media topic today, but where are there actual business values found as a result of the IoT? In this article we will explore some of these topics. I...
IoT sensors extend our physical senses beyond our physical reach and communicate the results from afar. They also allow us to share experiences remotely, not just mentally, but also tactilely.
In this video Diginomica's Jon Reed interviews enterprise mobility expert Kevin Benedict on mobile strategies and ways to manage total cost of ownership as the numbers of mobile apps increase.
Diginomica's Jon Reed interviews Cognizant's Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation and Mobility, Kevin Benedict on what he learned this year at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This year 93,000 people came together to learn and review the newest mobile, wirele...
In this Google+ Hangout OnAir, I have the privilege of discussing the findings of my recent report, Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, with UK based mobile and digital transformation expert Ved Sen. We discuss the challenges identified and possible solutions.
In this short video I review the recent Smart City award that Juniper Research recently gave to Barcelona and what it takes to be a smart city these days.  Enjoy!Video Link: https://youtu.be/ticVDU8V2fY************************************************************************ Kevin...
I had the privilege last week, while working in India, to interview Cognizant's Head of the Center for the Future of Work in Asia, Manish Bahl. In this interview we discuss the current state of mobility and digital transformation across Asia.
I am honored to have as my guest in this interview, Ron Caine with B2M Solutions. Our paths have crossed many times throughout our careers including Ohio, Kentucky and Paris, France. I have found Ron to be an expert in all things related to industrial grade and ruggedized handheld c...
In this interview recorded last week in Kista, Sweden, with Michael Beversdorf, Product Director, of SVS Innovations, we learn how 3D modeling technologies, integrated with real-time sensor data, can help you visualize operations remotely.
Marketing strategies have changed so much over the past few years because of smartphones, mobile apps, big data and high speed Internet. In this interview with Cadient Groups' Chief Innovation Officer, Will Reese, we talk about the impact of these changes.
Mico Yuk is the founder of BI Dashboard Formula. In this interview we discuss the state of business intelligence and the impact of real-time and SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) on BI.
"You can't scale, in a digital economy, without enterprise collaboration." ~ Jack C. CrawfordThis week I had the chance to meet with and interview Cognizant's Senior Director of Customer Experience Jack C. Crawford.  In this interview we talk about all the ways digital transformat...
This interview is with Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services, Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant. Enjoy!
For all the good technology supports, it also exposes us, (See Flights Disrupted After Computer Failure at UK Control Center) and makes us vulnerable to new kinds of attacks and accidents.
I have never before recorded an interview with the CEO of a mobile solutions company who has an office in a thatched roof cottage, in the middle of an orchard, in foggy England?
Enterprises can no longer ignore what it takes to get the job done on the go, and must accept that reaching their end goal of mobile empowerment starts with a comprehensive roadmap. While business users are eager to collaborate on the go, having IT jump straight into the deep end with ...
I was able to attend the Oracle's Open World user conference this week in sunny and warm San Francisco.  This year was a special year.  It was the public unveiling of Oracle's suite of enterprise mobility solutions - both on-premise and cloud.  In this interview with Ora...