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Thinking-TimeAs the definition of productive work-time evolves from physically being on a production line or in an office, to anywhere and anytime you are contributing to the goals of your employer, there also needs to be an evolution into new ways of valuing and managing time.I recent...
Welcome to the Holiday Editions of~ Mobile Commerce News Weekly ~~ Mobile Health News Weekly ~~ Mobility News Weekly ~Welcome to this special Holiday edition of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile commerce, mobile health and enterprise mobility.  I have aggreg...
I was thrilled to catch business intelligence expert Mico Yuk at her home office in Atlanta, GA., as she travels so frequently.  She 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 (...
Welcome to the Christmas Editions of~ Mobile Commerce News Weekly ~~ Mobile Health News Weekly ~~ Mobility News Weekly ~Welcome to this special Christmas edition of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile commerce, mobile health and enterprise mobility.  I have ag...
Welcome to the Christmas Editions of~ Connected Globe News Weekly ~~ Field Mobility News Weekly ~~ Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly ~Welcome to this special Christmas edition of the most interesting news and articles related to connected devices, field mobility and mobile cyber securi...
Last week I learned much and will share some of it here today.  Although I have worked with Cognizant for over 2 years, I have not had many opportunities to actually meet large numbers of my colleagues.  I have been traveling the world speaking at conferences, teaching and wr...
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.  Enjoy!Video Link:...
Today we are honored with a guest post from mobile expert Yaacov Cohen, the CEO of harmon.ie.  In this article Yaacov reviews the findings of a recent report titled State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration and shares his thoughts on what the findings mean to businesses. I hav...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
The pace of change in retail today is crazy! Consumer behaviors are changing as fast as new mobile applications are being released. I don't envy the role of the IT strategy team or the marketing team in a retail operation today.
In 2015 I am going to be investing a lot of time studying how consumer behaviors are changing as a result of the use of smartphones and mobile apps. I will also be studying what leading companies are doing to address those changing behaviors.
Businesses, and let's be honest most of us, are interested in amplifying our influence. I remember reading adventure books as a child about pioneers and woodsman that craved isolation, and that would move whenever neighbors settled close enough to hear, but that's not an effective str...
This week I had the good fortune of spending time in Lisbon, Portugal. I met with several hundred business men and women at a mobility event in Microsoft's auditorium in Lisbon, at banks and with mobile network operators where we discussed digital transformation, enterprise mobility, ...
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.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
While many companies talk about someday implementing strategies that will provide competitive advantages and change the world, SmartStory Technologies is delivering.  They combine the use of big data, POS (point of sale) systems, Code Halos strategies, mobile apps and hyper-person...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
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...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
Digital transformation is a buzzword, but it is also a thing.  It is happening all around us.  I spoke at a large French bank last week in Europe on the impact of digital transformation on the workforce.  This was a hot topic within the bank.  How can they more effe...
Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
View from my Apartment in LisbonI love Airbnb.  Look at this view from the apartment I booked in Lisbon!  Not only was it far cheaper than the business class hotels in Lisbon, it was in a location and with a view that no hotel could beat. Plus, what hotel would provide you wi...
I had the honor of speaking in Lisbon, Portugal last week on mobile strategies, Code Halos and digital transformation.  When possible I try study up on the location I am traveling as I recognize it as a special treat that should not be overlooked.  In this short video I share...
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. Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso ...
Lisbon, PortugalThis week I had the good fortune of spending time in Lisbon, Portugal.  I met with several hundred business men and women at a mobility event in Microsoft's auditorium in Lisbon, at banks and with mobile network operators where we discussed digital transformation, ...
This week I had the privilege of speaking at the MobileEdge 2014 event in Lisbon, Portugal.  The event was limited to 200 hundred seats in Microsoft's auditorium, but over 500 people registered. There is definitely an interest in all things mobile in Lisbon.  In this segment,...
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.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
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...
Peter RogersIn this article, my colleague, uber-mobile app-dev-geek - Peter Rogers, Chief Technologist with Studio 13 at Cognizant, takes us through a technical discussion of the latest developments surrounding B2E Hybrid mobile apps.  I am serious!  Where else can you find t...
Where are mobile and web technologies going?  How are they going to impact your company, project, mobile app and career?  In this article my colleague, Peter Rogers, the Chief Technologist of Studio 13 at Cognizant, shares the latest developments in mobile and web technologie...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
Being an IT strategy person in a large company today is a frightening experience.  The world is changing so fast that trying to change business, technology and culture all at the same time seems nearly an impossible task.  Digital transformation is crashing into the enterpris...
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. Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso ...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a...
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...
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.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...