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Tactics without strategy are dangerous. ~ Robert LeonhardIn the new book titled Code Halos the authors and Cognizant thought leaders, Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Benjamin Pring, propose that data is the new competitive arena for businesses.  Winners in this competition are tho...
Mobile application testing has never been a topic I have explored in depth until today. In this three part series we discuss testing strategies, methodologies, tactics and processes. I hope you will find this an informative as I did. Enjoy!
I write and study often on the subject of digital transformation - the digital transformation of industries, markets, products, business models, etc. In brief, digital transformation is about the impact that collected and analyzed data can have when used to enhance business processes ...
I had the privilege of attending a mobile security event this week and speaking with many experts on the matter. I am not a mobile security expert, so my role was to speak on mobile strategies and trends and to learn as much as I could. What did I learn? I learned the difference b...
Digital transformation is often unnerving. Our morning newspaper shifts to the iPad. Our coffee is paid for on a mobile app. Our taxis are hailed via mobile apps. Our cars talk to us. Our jobs and careers change as a result of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) solutions. How s...
Last week I was both learning and speaking at the The Internet of @ThingsExpo in New York City. I taught a session on the subject of IoT, Code Halos and Digital Transformation Strategies. Then I had the privilege of interviewing Microsoft's mobile and IoT guru Nick Landry (Twitter @Act...
In this segment of Mobile Expert Interviews we have the privilege of learning fromCellrox's SVP Sales and Strategic Alliances, Dror Nadler. Cellrox brings a unique approach to mobile security involving multi persona's and virtualization. Enjoy!
One of the most popular functions of a mobile phone is SMS or mobile messaging. Just look at the number of messages your family sends each month. We sometimes forget, in these days of mobile apps, that SMS and mobile messaging platforms offer powerful capabilities for the enterprise. ...
Gartner's Hype Cycle 2014 is out and "gamification" has already peaked and is now heading downward on the cycle toward the trough of disillusionment. In this article my colleague and mobile expert Peter Rogers introduces the next emerging concept - shamification. Please forgive his man...
I love sensors. In my opinion we write too little about the role sensors play in the whole Internet of Things discussion. Sensors are what measure things in the physical world and converts the information to digital. This process is a key component of digital transformation which en...
Most of the interviews and articles I publish here are on the relatively sterile topic of technologies, industry trends and business strategies. That is not to say they are uninteresting, just absent of a human interest perspective. This article and interview is not one of those. I h...
In the world of mobile security solutions there are cloud-based, on-premise, off-the-shelf apps and bespoke (custom for North Americans) solutions that can be tailored to an enterprise's unique requirements. In this segment of our Mobile Expert Interview series I interview mobility exp...
A recent report* by CIO Strategic Marketing Servicesstates that most customer and employee mobility applications are integrated with back-end systems. Although that is not necessarily a surprise, it is useful to see the average number of apps that are connected to different back-end sy...
How would a university professor and his team approach enterprise mobility differently? How would a new start-up challenge the strategies and business models of mature enterprise mobility vendors? In this interview mobility expert and CEO/President of StarMobile, Todd Fryburger answer...
In the US Army they have a term called "Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA)." It is often associated with the use of modern data collecting technologies, communications technologies, information analysis and the use of these technologies to improve strategies, doctrines and organizati...
My friend and colleague, the Chief Technologist of Studio 13 at Cognizant, Peter Rogers, shares his insights on digital transformation and mobile strategies in this guest post. He digs deep into the technologies involved in a digital transformation and the role of mobility? This arti...
I have been watching Google's Android closely for developments related to enterprise use for some time. Google's Android now dominates smartphone sales to consumers, but rampant security flaws have prevented enterprises from adopting it. In this article, my friend and mobility expert D...
If you believe as the authors of the new book Code Halos do, that data is the new competitive arena for businesses, then you will want to develop a strategy in order to compete. What might that strategy look like? It may be as simple as, "We believe the better we understand the needs...
I love receiving gifts in the form of new insights! It doesn't matter if others received the same gift years ago and I am just getting it now. If it is new to me, I get excited. It is like waking up in the morning and discovering a new room in your house. I read an article by Thoma...
In this segment, I had the privilege of interviewing the founder of AnyPresence, Rich Mendis on his views of the enterprise mobility market, mobile strategies and his predictions for the future. Enjoy!
Have you taken this year's The State of Enterprise Mobility Report survey yet? If not, please do as your insights are very important to us. All participants will receive the final report free. Here are some early results: 73% of survey participants report their mobile strategies an...
I write and speak often on the need to have a thoughtful Code Halo strategy in addition to your mobile and digital strategies. Code Halos is the term for the information that surrounds people, organizations, and devices. Many companies consider Code Halostrategies only for marketing, s...
Dromology - the science (or logic) of speed. This is the definition developed by Urbanist and Professor Dr. Paul Virilio's. He believed that, "a thing that acts with speed quickly comes to dominate that which is slower." I highlighted this statement in his paper when I read, Speed a...
My colleague Peter Rogers shares how his team is developing strategies for merging creative forces with real-world projects and delivering rapid beta products. This is a big challenge as many of you know! Enjoy! I begin with the following question: What happens when Creativity meets T...
Did you read that Uber, the mobile application company, received $1.2 billion in additional VC investment this month? Why would investors be willing to invest so much? Investors believe that Uber is among a group of mobile app companies capable of disrupting entire industries. They are...
Retailing has always been hard, but it is getting even harder. Brick and mortar stores are struggling to get people into their buildings to see and buy their products. Even when customers enter the store and look at the products, they often reach for their smartphone to check prices ...
Google leads the way in terms of autonomous driverless cars. Their vehicles have altogether logged over 700,000 autonomous miles, and there is still a lot more to do in terms of development. The latest developments are of a model without a brake, gas pedal, or steering wheel making it ...
In this fast changing world of transformation, digital transformation, the rules of business are being changed before our eyes due to the impact of mobile technologies, big data, social media, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, etc. The strategies of yesteryear are no longer del...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.
Last week I was both learning and speaking at the The Internet of @ThingsExpo in New York City. I taught a session on the subject of IoT, Code Halos and Digital Transformation Strategies. Then I had the privilege of interviewing Microsoft's mobile and IoT guru Nick Landry (Twitter @Act...
MNOs (mobile network operators) collect massive amounts of data on mobile phone usage, activities, web use and location. SAP has 500 MNO clients around the world. Combine the two and you have a service that can provide an incredible amount of business insight. Jim Brooks shares the ...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
I had the pleasure to meet and spend time with VDC Research's Senior Analyst for Enterprise Mobility, Eric Klein this week at the SAPPHIRE conference for SAP users. In this interview we discuss a wide range of enterprise mobility trends and developments. Enjoy!
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Apple unveiled iOS 8, an update to the operatin...
SAP announced many new developments in their SAP Mobile Platform this week in Orlando, FL at SAPPHIRE. In this interview, SAP's Head of Mobile Solution, Product Marketing, Adam Stein shares the details. Enjoy!
I have been attending the M6 MobilityXchange this week in smoky San Diego. It has been an adventure! The hills were glowing with the reflection of wildfires last night at the reception. Everyone seemed to be hydrating as fast as they could in case the fire came too near. I had the...
I had the privilege this week at the M6 Mobility Xchange of getting to know mobility guru and expert Jack Gold. In this interview we talk about his views on wearables, the Internet of Things, enterprise mobility and mobile strategies. Enjoy!
Last week I spent three days at the M6 Mobility Xchange conference surrounded by wildfires. The smoke filtered sunsets and glowing skylines at night made for a memorable event. I like this intimate event. There were a couple of hundred attendees and excellent content on emerging tre...