It is time for government agencies to take heed of accessibility requirements. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (also known as the Access Board) delivered a final rule, effective March 21, concerning the contemporary implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which relates to ensuring the availability of accessible IT in the federal workplace. Because technology is constantly evolving, this “refresh” serves to address technological advancements and keep the Rehabilitation Act current.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their jobs in order to understand the needs, struggles, and goals of the business. Only by doing so will they be able to create and bring to the table new technology-enabled solutions.
The mobile gaming industry is one of the most creative, dynamic and revolutionary creations of the 21st Century. From stakeholders, software developers, coders to consumers, many parties have played an active role in the development of this thriving industry. Games like Angry Birds, Transformers and Clash of Clans have taken the industry by storm. Currently, millions of consumers worldwide spend time and money playing their favourite games on their tablets and smartphones.
In 2017, mobile users are quickly becoming a majority in nearly every single aspect of business. They browse more, buy more, and are more easily engaged. However, some businesses still refuse to put stronger focus on them than they do on their desktop users. Why? Well, simply because they are used to doing things one way, and the idea of change seems both complicated and expensive.
Chester Zoo realized its customers were rapidly going mobile as early as 2010. Working with agency partner, Code Computerlove, the zoo embarked on a mobile transformation project to make sure every customer visit is mobile optimized before, during, and after every zoo visit.
Bring your own device or “BYOD” is gaining serious momentum. However, before we go any further, it’s important to establish what BYOD is. Essentially, it’s a business policy that enables employees to bring in personally owned endpoint devices (such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) and allows them to securely connect to company applications and access privileged business data. It also allows employees to remotely access this information from locations outside the office (anywhere, anytime, any device).
As the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend becomes increasingly popular for large enterprises and small businesses alike, the need to discuss best practices and proper implementation also grows. While the decision to launch a BYOD policy can be very advantageous and prosperous, going in without an understanding of potential mistakes is essentially a disaster waiting to happen.
2017 will be a critical year for the CIO. We are in the midst of a major technological revolution, and as businesses face unprecedented technological transformation and new generations enter the workforce, the CIO will play a crucial role in the ongoing challenge to ensure their organizations stay competitive in the marketplace.
Businesses that depend heavily on custom software, top mobile app developers may have to build applications for all diverse operating systems and devices. It is not an easy task to learn all the different coding languages, moreover, it is time-consuming and tedious to build the same app more than once to run on different OSes. While the smart mobile market is ruled by Apple iOS and Android OS, app makers who want to reach all the smartphone users cannot ignore other gadgets.
The direction of technology both follows and influences the direction of business. The tools enterprises need to compete, improve, adapt, solve problems, and succeed are supplied by technology. Sometimes, technology even supplies new opportunities, such as when a technological advance leads to the creation of a new marketplace. The Internet is by far the most powerful example of this in the past 50 years.
with Alden Fertig, IBM Cloud Video’s UstreamIn this interview, Alden Fertig, Vice President of Product for IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream, and brings us along the evolution of NASA’s live streaming. Read More >>>
Two weeks ago, at the World of Watson event in Las Vegas, IBM announced that they are bringing their Watson tools to the enterprise world in a big way. As it turns out, MobileFirst for the iOS apps can now be integrated with a set of cognitive abilities to help enhance productivity, decision-making and the experience of enterprise employees. Basically, with Watson’s abilities, enterprise applications will be able to comprehend, reason and learn using analytics, according to the press release.
Swiss banking giant UBS is looking to change how employees view their relationship with their work spaces.
The pace of change and innovation is speeding up every day as technology continues to radically transform businesses. This rate of change is like nothing before. When the telephone was invented, it took 75 years for it reach 100 million users. However, Instagram accomplished that in just two years.
It seems as though the world has gone mobile. Everywhere you look someone has their smartphone out doing everything from playing Pokémon Go to shopping on the QVC online store. From texting to checking Facebook to keeping abreast of the news and weather forecasts, there is always something to do and see on that handy little gadget we wouldn’t leave home without. Not only are our cell phones a source of entertainment, but also a source of information and even function.
Mobile apps are at the front line of the digital revolution, and MADPs are becoming the main driver accelerating digital transformation in businesses. By 2020, more than 75% of enterprises will have adopted at least one mobile app development platform to accelerate their digital business transformation strategy, up from approximately 33% in 2015.
This white paper discusses emerging uses cases and methods used by vendors’s professional services and systems integrators to help enterprises navigate the challenges around digital transformation.
The modern business environment has upended some long-standing traditions. Many employees are now expected to work not just at the office from their desktops, but from home as well, on devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The BYOD phenomenon has transformed industries across the country, as employees are now always in reach. As a result, the traditional 9-to-5 work day is quickly becoming blurred.
A good website is important, no doubt, but it’s not enough on its own. There are so many more factors as to successfully attracting visitors to a website that both website owners and website designers need to be aware of them, because they come into play from the code up. As mobile usage becomes increasingly common, building a website that’s equally friendly to mobile devices is a big factor of a website’s ability to sink or swim.
with Jerry Melnick, SIOSIn this interview, SIOS Technology President and CEO Jerry Melnick speaks with IT Briefcase about optimizing infrastructure operations and application performance in complex VMware environments. Read More >>>
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This Total Economic Impact study by Forrester Consulting found that using the IBM MobileFirst Platform results in an ROI of nearly 107 percent, with a payback time of less than eight months, compared to individually integrating disparately built mobile apps into the enterprise. Download the full study to learn more.
This 30-minute webcast is about analytics because without end-to-end analytics, organizations have little to no insight into what’s really happening with their mobile apps. And Mobile leaders will be hard-pressed to answer even one of the three questions.
The mobile web is going through an exciting growth phase as consumers and businesses shift their interests toward the “second screen.” Even the media is taking notice of the trend: Forbes declared 2015 the “Year of the Mobile Web.” If your business is not yet treating mobile web and app development as a priority, now is the time to start. But do not get swept away by the excitement: Your business should not build an app just for the sake of having one.
The enterprise mobility landscape is changing and you need a solution that has you covered no matter what the future brings. Read the report to find out who were named leaders in this space.
Smartphones are making inroads everywhere. They are no longer treated as simple communication devices; rather they are now increasingly being used as multitasking devices capable of performing complex tasks with meticulous ease and perfection. The efficacies of smartphones have got a major boost thanks to the vast repository of apps. But not all apps manage to make it big.