Cybrary, the world’s first and only no-cost cyber security massive open online course (MOOC) provider, announced the availability of its Android-based mobile app that allows users with limited Web access – particularly in developing countries – to learn hacking, forensics and other cyber security skills on the go.
“Going mobile” seems to be the mantra of modern day enterprises, with 63 percent of them firmly believing that mobility leads to competitive advantage. Their belief is not without cause, as a recent survey by Nielson reports that 93 percent of consumers who research products via mobile go on to make the purchase, while 55 percent of them make the purchase within an hour. If this wasn’t reason enough for businesses to jump on the mobility bandwagon, high operational efficiency coupled with increased employee productivity and customer loyalty paint a compelling picture.
Thinking about a move away from traditional phone lines to a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution? You’re not alone: According to Business Wire, the market is on track to reach almost 350 million subscribers by 2020 and generate $136 billion in revenue. However, before ditching your plain old telephone service (POTS) for a VoIP, it’s important to ask a few critical questions.
Fewer than half of all payment cards and PoS terminals in the US are currently EMV-ready. Moreover, US merchants and card issuers have been slow to migrate to the new technology. In the wake of EMV’s worldwide implementation, a wave of technologies – including near-field communication (NFC), tokenization and cloud-based wallets – is having an accelerating impact on the industry.
Consulting firm Chadwick Martin Bailey found in a recent survey that 15 percent of U.S. consumers have used a mobile wallet in the past six months, up from nine percent in the same period in 2013. The numbers may seem small at first glance, but do the math: that’s a 66 percent increase in usage in just two years. In terms of awareness of mobile wallets, the percentage jump is even higher. Their Mobile Wallet in 2015 and Beyond report found that 18 percent of consumers are “very familiar” with mobile wallets, compared to eight percent in 2013.
In this webcast, we answer those questions and more with two of the industry’s leading experts. Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst, Ken Dulaney and Microsoft Services Director of Devices and Mobility, Brad Smith. They’ll reveal how mobility can transform your business.
If you’ve been holding off on changing your marketing strategy to cater to mobile device users, the time to act is now. If you’re hoping to stay relevant to target consumers and to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, preparing your mobile marketing strategy for the future is officially mission critical.
Revel Systems Drives Mobile-Led Business Transformation for Enterprises Through Innovative iOS and iPad-based Point of Sale SolutionSeptember 21, 2015 No Comments
Revel Systems®, the world’s leading Point of Sale made for iPad, today announced that it is helping enterprise organizations offer faster, more efficient service, streamline operations and ultimately grow their businesses by leveraging Revel’s iOS and iPad-based Point of Sale solutions.
Making a purchase or other payment is not like it used to be. These days, cash and credit cards aren’t the necessities they once were because alternative-payment options are just a tap or two away on a mobile device through apps such as Google Wallet, Apple Pay, Square, Levelup, Kash and PayPal. But just how secure are those mobile-payment apps and who makes sure that the companies behind them are doing all they can to keep your personal data safe?
A WhatsApp messenger is the success story nowadays. With the transformation of cell phones to smartphones, SMS messaging has also transferred to a WhatsApp messaging way of communication. Teenagers send messages and even pictures and videos to their friends through WhatsApp quite easily. For parents to make sure that their kids don’t get involved in the transferring of unethical images and videos to their friends via WhatsApp, they need to keep a close eye on them. This can be done quite easily with the help of a WhatsApp spy app Xnspy.
The end of the year festive season comes with numerous offers from all quarters. Sometimes consumers get confused with the many promotional campaigns available during this period. One of the areas that experience heightened attention is the mobile phone industry. Many consumers get lost in the chaotic marketing campaigns that seek to sell different mobile phone options. Generally, the two most common options include the pay as you go phones, and the bill pay phones. Apparently, it is very easy for the lucrative offers from Smartphone vendors to distract consumers from noticing the nitty gritty of the different plans on offer.
It’s a matter of fact that many businesses today overlook the impact that mobile browsing has on them, and many are not putting any plans in place for the future when most online activity is likely to take place on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Although a few businesses are taking advantage of this today rather than waiting until they have no choice, and to them it may not seem like there’s much of a problem. However, providers of SEO tools that we all use appear to be under the impression that the market is not yet asking for tools and features to track the impact of mobile on social revenue and search. Perhaps the reason behind this is that marketers aren’t fully aware of the differences and impacts.
In recent years, Microsoft’s hustle to compete with newer, more flexible technology innovators like Google, Apple, and Samsung has resulted in a handful of enthusiastic projects. However, despite Microsoft’s unchallenged supremacy in computing, Microsoft phones are few and far between. Windows 8, the operating system for the mobile era, was beautiful and seamless on touch devices, but wasn’t perfect. Though a few of their tablets, including the most recent Surface Pro 3, have earned top reviews, most Microsoft users prefer true laptops — and continue to reminisce about the powers of XP.
Smartphones have been around for years now, with the first gen iPhone that started the revolution now all the way back in 2007. Just about every business now reaps the benefits of being able to communicate with customers through the new means that smartphones made possible, like custom apps, and the fact that thanks to their phones, most people are now online all the time and readily checking things like Twitter, Facebook and their email.
IT leaders face the challenge of delivering improved collaboration capabilities while also minimizing cost of operations. Consequently, understanding the ability of IP Telephony (IPT) and Unified Communications (UC) solutions to provide robust technology affordably is critical for overall IT success.
Businesses today are turning to cloud phone systems more than ever, but how do you know which one is right for you? To choose the one that’s best for your business, we’ve dialed it down to nine simple questions you should ask before pressing one for yes.
The ongoing shift of consumers’ time and marketing spend to digital channels has been significant in the past few years and it is expected to continue unabated at a 20%+ annual pace. In terms of M&A activity, Online and Mobile transaction volume increased 12 percent from second half 2014 to first half 2015. Aggregate value rose nine percent, from $64.55 billion to $70.27 billion. The median revenue multiple decreased from 2.6x to 2.3x, while the median EBITDA multiple declined from 13.7x to 10.3x. The peak for both volume and value over the past two-and-a-half years occurred in first half 2015.
As businesses grow, customer service becomes more challenging. One cost-effective way to help ensure continued high-quality customer service is to upgrade to a better call center phone system. The solution is not to buy more sophisticated phones with features employees will never use. A new phone system can automatically route calls to the correct agent, not just the next one available. Administrators can set up rules for how each type of request is handled, according to David Waring of the product review website, FitSmallBusines.com.
with Israel Lifshitz, NuboIf you’ve been tracking the evolution of our BYOD work culture, you’ll know that most enterprises are at some stage of getting a grip on a myriad of issues, including employee adoption, compliance, Shadow IT and user privacy just to name a few. Read More >>>
With the release of Windows 10 comes another opportunity for Microsoft to align its direction for mobile to better serve developers and IT departments. Together with a subtle name change to Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft is looking to draw a line in the sand on its failed attempt to chase Apple in the consumer market with Windows Phone.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of companies allowing employees to use their own devices at work including mobiles, tablets and laptops. In fact more than just allowing it, some businesses actually encourage ‘bring your own device’ in their quest to reduce their IT overheads.
by Kristen Gramigna, BluePayMobile payments can equip small businesses to accept payment by credit or debit card, using the mobile device that small-business owners likely have within reach most of the time. While mobile payment technology can benefit both customer and business owner, some customers remain hesitant about them. Read More >>>
with Dror Nadler, CellroxAs mobile payments barrel forward like a freight train, the potential consequences of cyber breaches grow in severity. 30 percent of U.S. shoppers already use mobile wallets, and 62 percent of shoppers who don’t use a mobile wallet expect to adopt one in the next year, according to a 2015 report from Interactions marketing group. Read More >>>
Business hasn’t been as usual since mobile entered the scene. Mobilizing technology with network-connected devices like smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin laptops has pushed innovation in general and specifically mobile integration at work. Here are three major ways mobile technology has changed business.
with Sam Ganga, DMIIn this interview, Sam Ganga at DMI speaks with IT Briefcase on the three fastest-growing trends for addressing ecommerce through the mobile web and provide the pros and cons of each. Read More >>>
iPhone is one of the costliest gadgets we have in the market, with the latest iPhone 6 Plus model starting from $299. With the difficulty in customizing user experience where iPhones are concerned, and the fact that Apple products cost a lot of money for repair, a lot of customers end up buying Android systems and cheaper models. Apple however remains unfazed at the fact that a high price could be a turn off for many potential customers, and is simply focusing on matters which will ultimately pay off well.
Money management is probably at the forefront of your mind. While everyone should have a long-term plan for their investments, yours will do you no good if you aren’t also watching your money on a day-to-day basis. You should have a monthly budget, spending categories with soft and hard caps, and a system to keep track of it all and rein in your spending. If you don’t have responsible spending habits, you don’t have responsible saving habits; it’s that simple.
Are you just getting on the e-reading bandwagon after all this time? Perhaps you want to test it out instead of investing in an e-reader right away. Whether you have an iPad or Nook tablet there is something out there for everyone. Whatever the case may be, you can test how you like this new found hobby by using your iPhone on the go. And with the widely available reading apps for iOS, you just might fall in love with one of them.
We know how cumbersome it can be to develop fast, efficient and multiple platform compatible mobile applications. Every platform is unique & exhibits distinct features, behavior and capabilities. Cross-platform compatible apps are need of the hour. A developer needs to find the solutions to create the best applications that work well with most of the mobile devices without using up all the resources on creating apps for just a few platforms at a time. Fortunately, a wide variety of mobile application development tools are available in the online market that can be used to achieve your goals and objectives.
by Mitch Black, MOBIRecently, there has been a great deal of debate in the world of mobile devices and how they function in the enterprise. There’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) vs. COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled), and now even CYOD (Choose Your Own Device). Read More >>>