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Enterprise Mobility Bytes | Week of – March 5 – 11, 2018

 

Most Employees Waste 32 Days Of Productivity Per Year On Bad Enterprise Apps

The massive number of enterprise apps that employees use on a daily basis is starting to kill productivity and cost companies money. According to a report from RingCentral, 69 percent of workers waste up to an hour of productivity each day (or 32 days per year) just navigating their workplace communications apps.

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The App Economy Is Solidifying Mobile Transformation

Business is about return on investment, plain and simple. If there’s no profit, there’s no business. In the ever-widening scope of technological innovation, those companies who take advantage sooner and with proper techniques tend to lead the pack in their individual industries. When considering enterprise mobility and how that’s transformed the way organizations run, there are myriad ways IT administrators can harness those tools to widen the bottom line.

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Google Lens Arrives On Every Android Phone With Google Photos

Google on Monday said Google Lens, an app that uses artificial intelligence to identify objects using a phone’s camera, is now rolling out to all Google Photos users on Android. Previously, Google Lens was only available for the Pixel lineup.

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What CEOs Need To Know About Embracing Digital Transformation

“Digital” has fundamentally changed consumer expectations. Great brands have two choices, they can radically transform their customer experience to make it digitally elegant, or they can cede a significant portion of their market to digital-first companies who are already doing it.

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Broadband Forum CEO On 5G: What’s Fixed Got To Do With It?

The 28 billion devices expected to be connected to 5G will never achieve full functionality through wireless networks alone and must be backed by a world-class fixed network, according to Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh. Speaking during Mobile World Congress 2018, Mersh warned that the transport network is in danger of being overlooked, with industry talk and innovation currently focusing on radio capabilities and the services 5G could realize.

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How To Begin Your Digital Transformation Journey In Six Steps

The most discussed topic in business today is digital transformation, but it begs the question: Why? Before we embark on the journey of digital transformation, let us explore why this may be important. Companies are in a constant cycle of creating value, monetizing value, and defending value. While the cycle keeps repeating itself, the way a company goes about this cycle changes over time. Let us consider the example of value creation in the movie industry.

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Breakthrough In Creativity For Artificial Intelligence

Appier recently showcased its pioneering research that demonstrated AI’s ability to be creative, at the 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18). AI’s ability to create and design items that humans will find appealing is considered the next important breakthrough in the field – and Appier’s research suggests that the day when AI can help designers in their day-to-day work might be closer than we thought.

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Accelerating Digital Transformation With Blockchain Technology

In today’s digital era, business success is increasingly tied to extracting value from data. With data being the new currency fuelling digital transformation, exploiting its untapped potential is now a critical pathway to success for all organizations, in all sectors. For data is now the foundation for fostering growth and innovation.

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Android Users Are More Loyal Than Those On iOS

Android user loyalty is higher than iOS users, according to new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). The study also says Android and iOS loyalty has remained steady since early 2016, and has now reached the highest levels yet.

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Unraveling The Significance Of Digital Transformation

Over the years, digital transformation has penetrated through every industry sector and has helped organizations garner enormous business success in the course of adoption. The rapid growth has also led to the discovery of enterprises like social media, online shopping, digital currencies, and e-wallets among others, which have today become a means to survive. Digital transformation thrives on one simple goal: making everything accessible at the push of a button.

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Microsoft Quietly Adds Cortana Features; Still Testing Alexa Integration

Microsoft is slowly but surely introducing new features to Cortana, including the ability for the Microsoft personal assistant to check for and read new emails aloud. Members of the Cortana team discussed some of the new feature additions during the March 6 monthly Windows Insiders webcast. These new features seem to be debuting first on the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker, which is powered by Cortana, as well as in Windows 10 for PCs.

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Google Lens Now Describes Landmarks And Creates Contacts From Business Cards

Google Lens is a handy little tool. Announced at Google I/O 2017, Lens is essentially a visual search engine. Take a picture with your phone, and Google will do some clever analysis and provide insights into what you’re looking at. Now, it’s getting even better, and can store information from business cards as contacts, and even describe landmarks you’ve spotted.

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Dell Survey Suggests How Automation, AI Will Change Workplaces By 2030

A digital-first future is coming. But not everyone is sure it’ll be a good thing. That’s one of the major takeaways from a new survey of 3,000 business leaders conducted by Dell Technologies and the Institute for the future.

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Google Search App For iOS Gains iMessage Extension

Google on Monday updated its Google app for iPhone and iPad to now include an iMessage extension. It allows users to Google search from within iMessage, and share results with contacts. Within iMessage, the Google extension will appear in the apps drawer. Google has included pre-set search icons like food and weather, and a GIF search mode, as well. You can also filter search results by location by tapping “nearby.”

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Top Cloud Computing Predictions For 2018

AWS, Google, Microsoft – these are the three giants of the cloud computing universe, and their collective efforts made 2017 a great year for cloud computing in general. It’s expected that the Big 3 will increase their combined market share to 76 percent in 2018, and to 80 percent by 2020.

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Why Culture Is The Key To Successful Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation changes the DNA of an organization. It breaks down the silos, rinses existing processes, and makes sure the business is leaner, faster, agile, and more responsive than ever before. However, too often, business leaders forget that for such a transformation to be successful, it needs to be backed by a corresponding cultural shift.

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Microsoft Says AI And Machine Learning Driven By Open Source And The Cloud

Yes, Microsoft just announced that the next major edition of Windows 10 will support artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). But, marketing hype aside, Microsoft knows darn well that the real heavy lifting for AI and ML happens on the cloud with open-source software. That was the message Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s Azure CTO, brought to The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Leadership Summit (OSLS) in Sonoma, CA.

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Why A Digital Mindset Is Key To Digital Transformation

Digital transformation refers to the transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to enable organizations to use and exploit digital technologies to improve business processes and outcomes. But when talking about it, business leaders often resort to discussing IT infrastructure, technologies and applications. That is only part of the equation.

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Dropbox And Salesforce Forge Major Integration Pact

Dropbox and Salesforce have announced a significant integration pact that will more tightly link their platforms for joint customers. The primary integrations center around Salesforce’s Commerce Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Quip platforms, and creating native, two-way access between these platforms and Dropbox.

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Google’s Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Google’s Quantum AI Lab has shown off a new 72-qubit quantum processor called ‘Bristlecone’, which it says could soon achieve ‘quantum supremacy’ by outperforming a classical supercomputer on some problems. Quantum supremacy is a key milestone on the journey towards quantum computing. The idea is that if a quantum processor can be operated with low enough error rates, it could outperform a classical supercomputer on a well-defined computer science problem.

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Top 12 SaaS Apps For Enterprises

Enterprises are migrating from on-premises applications to cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) apps at a frantic pace. In a 2018 report titled The CIO Agenda: Driving Value from Transformation, researchers from The Hackett Group wrote, “Cloud-based applications will reach a saturation point, advancing from a 93 percent adoption rate today to 100 percent in the next two to three years.”

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Box And Dropbox Both Eye Enterprise Collaboration

Box and Dropbox appear to be set up for a struggle to dominate enterprise file storage and sharing. Is there more to consider? It must be a serendipitous coincidence (we don’t peddle conspiracy theories here) that the two pure-play contenders in the cloud file sharing cum content management business released business results within days of one another.

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Charting The Digital Transformation Genome

Want digital transformation to succeed? Then you’d better ‘be’ digital rather than ‘do’ digital – and HR has a role to play here.

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Google Takes Health Care To The Cloud With New API, Partnerships

Google on Monday outlined steps it’s taking to usher the health care industry to the cloud, including a new Cloud Healthcare API, more HIPAA-compliant products and new partnerships.

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