The Post-Digital Generation: How Connectivity Is Changing The Workplace
In the month up to December 2016, it is estimated that there will be 42.4 million smartphone users in the UK. In January 2017, the Labour Force Survey found that there were 31.85 million people in employment. When there are 10.55 million more smartphones per user than there are employees in the UK, it becomes clear how and why the smartphone has changed our day-to-day working practices — but is it for better or for worse?
Four Principles For Great Enterprise App User Experiences
Enterprise IT leaders are under pressure to keep up with growing business demands for custom applications. In doing so, IT leaders must also make sure the applications they build are helpful to their intended users. Applications that fail to satisfy these requirements simply won’t be adopted; and without adoption, the desired business outcomes will never be achieved. Given the continued proliferation of devices and the tendency of users to switch between them, one increasingly important aspect of usability is providing a seamless, user experience across multiple channels.
Williams-Sonoma CEO Styles A Digital Future
“While Amazon does really so many things really well, have you ever tried calling them and asking them if they could please come refurnish your living room?” It’s a feisty response to the inevitable ‘What about the threat from Amazon?’ question that faces all retailers today, but Laura Alber, CEO of Williams and Sonoma makes a fair point. Assisting and consulting with customers with home decor needs is a major competitive differentiator for the brand and not something that an online pureplay can replicate – yet.
How Mobility Is Driving The Digital Transformation
The internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies dominate headlines today, but CIOs and their IT teams aren’t neglecting mobility either. In fact, the vast majority considers mobility as a key priority in their organization, according to a recent survey from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange. The resulting “Industry Insight 2017: A Global Perspective” report indicates that mobile initiatives are aligning with emerging technologies as part of an enterprise-wide digital transformation effort.
Android Oreo: Google Has Just Made App Installs From Unknown Sources A Lot Safer
Android 8.0 has introduced a new way to protect devices from malicious Android apps installed from the web or third-party app stores. In Android Oreo, Google eschewed the setting for a new ‘Install unknown apps’ permission that’s tied to each app. Android Oreo users will need to grant permission to each app to allow it to download apps from untrusted sources. So, the user could enable Drive and a third-party store app to download apps outside the Play Store, but block Chrome and Gmail from downloading unknown apps.
What To Consider Before Developing Enterprise Apps
If we look at the current as well as past few year stats of the mobile app market, we see a constant rise in its adaptation. And the numbers clearly demonstrate that the market growth of mobile apps is not going to slow down anytime soon. Development of mobile apps encompasses several factors, which must be considered before you start developing one. If you are a Mobile App Development company who is into developing enterprise apps have to keep certain considerations in mind.
Technological Trends Featuring Digital Transformation: Big Data, Cloud And DevOps
How are technological trends like cloud, DevOps, microservices and big data influencing the revolution of the digital transformation? By going inside their stack, we’ll see how successful examples of digital businesses, like NetFlix, eBay, General Electric, Domino’s and Uber, took technological choices to re-imagine their traditional businesses or to improve the efficiency of their native ones.
The Evolving State Of Enterprise Middleware
The enterprise middleware landscape is shifting dramatically, with organizations pursuing a variety of paths — in both specialized managed services and DYI iPaaS packaged software – to get to the common destination of cloud-enabled middleware. With cloud integration skills in high demand, new outside partners to work with, and even some LOB managers now creating business apps, corporate developers are feeling the impact.
Digital Transformation With An Eye On The Cloud
Digital transformation is an all-encompassing term that seems to mean different things to different enterprises at various stages of modernization. However, it can be broadly broken down into three constituent parts: within employee teams, within the customer ecosystem, and at the granular or project level. Each sphere of an enterprise’s activity needs to transform in tandem with the others, but a holistic view of transformation is also critical.
Digital Transformation: Who’s In Charge?
It’s hard to avoid digital transformation today. Many organizations are embarking on projects in order to gain competitive advantages and boost bottom lines. While digital transformation initiatives are largely driven by the business side, it does bring into question what role IT should play. Should IT implement digital technologies, influence digital transformation decisions, or step aside?
Samsung Wants To Make It Up To Former Galaxy Note7 Owners With Note 8
As expected, Samsung has officially unveiled its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, a follow-up to the ill-fated Note7. To further distance the Note 8 from the notoriety surrounding last year’s Note7 Samsung is incentivizing former owners to give the Note 8 a shot. Samsung is offering Note7 owners who lost their devices to the global recall up to $425 off the Note 8 when they trade in their current device. Many buyers may take Samsung up on its offer.
Digital Is A Strategic Vehicle For Business Disruption
Research from Harvard Business Review Analytics Services found that less than two in 10 businesses are able to deliver relevant and valuable customer experiences. According to the research findings, the top three success factors for customer experience transformation is: 1. customer centric culture, 2. management/leadership buy-in, and 3. visibility into and understanding of the end customer experience. The research also revealed that customer experience (CX) leaders are more likely to be using emerging technologies and creating personalized and omni-channel experiences.
Google Launches Chrome Enterprise Subscription For Greater Business Push
Google has announced the launch of Chrome Enterprise, a subscription service which aims to help organizations looking to roll out the search giant’s devices – and potentially help Google better infiltrate the enterprise market. The service, which costs $50 per device per year, has a variety of features, including single sign-on support, support for Google Play and Android apps on Chromebooks, as well as integration with on-prem management systems and infrastructure via Microsoft Active Directory.
Stop Assuming Your C-Suite Understands Digital Transformation
Going digital and successfully utilizing cloud-based software solutions can be quite a journey – one that requires talented leadership. Even among digitally savvy companies, the talents to navigate new technology can be rare. John Ryan, CMO of Crossfuze, shared his insights into helping your company’s C-suite team make a successful transition.