US Mobile App Users Facing Increased Security Risks, New Report Argues
The Importance of User Experience in Enterprise Mobile Apps
“User Experience” (UX) is a trending buzzword in the app development industry. In fact, there are over 5,000 books on the topic on Amazon alone, not to mention the millions of hits when searched on Google. Enterprises should consider user experience as a critical aspect of their mobile strategy, with the first step to driving a successful mobile transformation is to listen to and collaborate with your end users.
Software Developers: We’re On Board with Low-Code (Or Even No-Code) Tools
The notion of low-code and no-code development solutions often stirs up mixed feelings. The fact that developer and IT departments don’t have to tend to every user need — that they can actually be self-sufficient at some of these things — is a positive. Yet, there is a concern that so-called “citizen developers” may end up creating messes that IT pros need to end up fixing anyway.
Samsung Unveils Customized Enterprise Versions of Galaxy S8
Samsung Electronics has unveiled three new enterprise versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that are customized for local partners and their customers. The South Korean tech giant introduced the Galaxy S8 HanaCard, Galaxy S8 Shinsegae, and Galaxy S8 K-Bank editions of the phones at its press conference in South Korea.
Google Tests App for Food Delivery and Home Services
Google has introduced in two Indian cities a new app that aggregates local providers of food delivery and home services. The Android app called Areo is being described by Google as an experiment, with no details available on how the search giant plans to make money from the service and whether a version will also be tried in other locations around the world.
Google Android Pay Works with Bank of America, Discover, Others
If Google is still struggling somewhat to get consumers and merchants to work with its Android Pay mobile payment service, it certainly isn’t for a lack of trying. The company this week added more banks to the list of financial institutions whose bank cards work with Android Pay. Starting this week customers of Bank of America, USAA, Discover, Bank of New Zealand, and Poland’s mBank can link their cards to the Google mobile payment service.
Samsung Taps DOD Tech Veteran to Head Enterprise Push
Samsung Electronics has appointed the former CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense to help a global push to expand its mobile enterprise business. Terry Halvorsen served as chief information officer at the Pentagon from 2015 until this year. Before that, he served as deputy commander of the Navy Cyber Forces and deputy commander of the Naval Network Warfare Command.
South32, GE Partnering on Digital Transformation
South32 and General Electric (GE) recently signed a three-year strategic partnership to develop South32’s technology roadmap and guide the company’s digital transformation. The partnership, GE’s first with an Australian mining company in the digital space, is a step towards playing a much bigger role in the global mining sector, GE reported. Through it, South32 will utilize GE’s Predix platform, which is designed specifically for industry and connects industrial equipment, data analysis and instant insights.
How Employee Expectations are Driving Enterprise Mobility
Employee expectations are increasingly driving enterprise mobility strategies, helping organizations to improve business performance and agility while reducing costs, according to a new whitepaper from Pervasive, part of Capita IT Services.
Chatbots, Messaging and Refining the Art of Mobile Commerce
Smartphone communication is fast shifting from voice to text and images, and consumers are adopting messaging at an unprecedented pace. But are B2C businesses keeping up? Leading Forrester analyst, Julie Ask, spoke to CMO and revealed why marketers are still struggling to adopt best mobile commerce practice and leverage the likes of chatbots and instant messaging to engage with customers in more conversational ways.
Mobile Payments Struggle to Make Impact on Contactless Card Use
The widespread popularity of contactless cards is stunting the adoption of mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Android Pay in the UK, according to research. Just 1 percent of British consumers would choose to use mobile payments in everyday scenarios such as buying lunch or shopping for clothes, far below those who would opt for cards or cash. The study, based on polling of more than 2,000 people from ICM on behalf of marketing group HH Global, counted security concerns among the reasons for slow adoption of the technology.
Samsung Bixby, Apple 3D Sensing Won’t Be Ready for Latest Smartphones
Samsung has high hopes for its upcoming new Bixby voice assistant and Apple has been planning 3D sensing capabilities for its next iPhones. However, It’s unlikely that these new features will ready when Samsung and Apple launch their new smartphone models this year.
Ford Smart Mobility CEO: Mobility of Data as Important as Security
From the (parent) car company that just announced a ringtone emulating the signature growl of a Ford Mustang comes the promise of a car company more tuned into mobility and connectedness than ever before. “We feel that automotive companies will continue to evolve and look less like automotive companies and more as companies that are connected with today’s tech cycle,” Raj Rao, CEO of Ford Smart Mobility (FSM), said during an online webinar.
Artificial Intelligence: How to Build the Business Case
There’s plenty of excitement around artificial intelligence: analyst Gartner places it at the top of its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017. The analyst says the technology has reached a tipping point and AI is beginning to extend its tentacles into every service, thing, or application, and that it will become the primary battleground for technology vendors looking to make money through 2020.
Apple Team Working on Non-Invasive Sensors for Diabetes Patients
Apple has formed a small team of biomedical engineers to work on noninvasive blood sugar monitoring to better treat diabetes, according to CNBC. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the report said Apple has been conducting “feasibility” trials at clinics across the Bay Area.
Digital Transformation Efforts Seriously Lagging – Dell EMC Research
The survey, commissioned by Dell EMC, conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and entitled The ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve Study, finds that 95 percent of respondents are falling behind an “elite set of competitors” that are accelerating digital business goals through IT transformation. Despite this, 71 percent of those surveyed said they won’t be competitive without IT transformation.
IoT Device Sales Set to Surge in Next Decade
The number of Internet of Things devices used to spark the “smart” in smart cities is projected to surge six-fold in the next decade, according to a new forecast from market research firm IHS Markit. Shipments of devices like sensors and nodes that detect pedestrians and traffic and measure water and air pollution are expected to hit 202 million devices globally this year, then grow to 1.4 billion by 2026, IHS Markit said in a report.