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.
With end-user accessing all the information via digital means, small and mid-sized enterprises are on a move to build their digital presence on web and mobile apps, to make their services accessible for users on digital landscape and generate revenue out of it. Enterprises are also streamlining their day to day tasks and processes to get benefits such as faster service, real-time report, around-the-clock availability, improve productivity and quality check; which indirectly helps to increase business growth and sales.
There is no doubt that our smartphones are highly valuable to us and have become an extension of our lives. Smartphones have changed how we live, work, create, and maintain relationships. Mobile platforms can improve awareness and engagement around corporate values and significantly enhance the corporate, organizational and community event and initiative experience.
Taxi apps are quite the rage these days. In developing economies like India, taxi apps are more popular, just as Uber is quite popular in USA. The convenience and safety that taxi apps have to offer makes it the trending favorite for many. And with there being more middle class individuals than ever before, it makes perfect sense to create your own taxi dispatch software.
with Wes Gyure, IBM SoftwareIn this interview, Wes Gyure, MaaS360 Portfolio Offering Manager, IBM, helps us understand the evolution of enterprise mobility and the challenges organizations are facing as they look to enable their mobile workforce. Read More >>>
Gartner in it’s “IT Market Clock for Enterprise Mobility” (September 2015) has as one of its key findings that organizations still “struggle with the broader challenges brought by rapidly evolving device types, internal use cases and customer requirements” however even with this difficulty, internal appetites have moved to “more complex use cases, and the focus is shifting from basic communications and productivity toward digital transformation of the business.
When we think of ridesharing apps, the very first thing that pops into our minds is the efficiency of popular taxi apps like Lyft and Uber. Before we delve into further details about fleet management systems let’s take a look at the basics of what ridesharing apps are and how they have their positive effects. So how does a taxi mobile app work?
with Ed Macnair, CEO, CensorNetIn this interview, Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet, speaks with IT Briefcase on how security technologies needs to evolve to meet the challenge and opportunities of cloud computing.Read More >>>
Advances in technology have made it easier than ever to manage both your personal and professional life. Having a smartphone on hand at all times is no longer a novelty—almost two-thirds of the population own one, according to a 2015 Pew Research Study. And smartphone owners are using them for more than just making phone calls and sending texts. Smartphones are used heavily to get online, or download applications specifically created to manage every facet of life.
The mobile revolution has transformed the way that businesses get work done. Distributed teams and remote individuals need applications that are available any time and on all of their devices. This new model of collaboration and productivity has created a high demand for the latest “it” career in tech: custom app developer.
At Hayat Communications, we design, supply, build and manage diverse spectrum services in fixed line and wireless networks, with offices and major activities in Kuwait, UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, India and Iraq. Supporting our field workers across such a large geographic area can be difficult. For years, we had been doing it with an ad-hoc set of tools, and didn’t have an easy way to coordinate the work of our people in the field – or tie them back to centralized databases. We needed to improve our efficiency and field productivity.
Technology is improving each day. One of the technologies that have had a significant impact on people’s lives is the mobile phone technology. Using a mobile app while driving is forbidden by the law. However, some apps have been developed that can be used to make one a better driver. Below is a list of some of these apps.
Mobile communication is playing a bigger role in modern businesses. However, many business owners are still coming to terms with this relatively new technology. Before you rush in and implement a new mobile business strategy, there are important factors you should consider first.
Cell phones are so much more than an easy way to keep in touch with loved ones. Smart phones are a pocket-sized computer that’s capable of everything from browsing the internet, to finding your location through GPS, and even helping you complete business-related tasks from a distance. Unfortunately, as convenient as the cell phone is, it’s all rife with possible security risks – particularly in regards to your personal data.
It seems like it wasn’t that long ago when people and businesses alike were excitedly talking about the possibilities and potential that accompanied the introduction of 4G networks. There’s little doubt that 4G has transformed how people use mobile devices and take advantage of internet connections, but already many experts are dreaming of what lies ahead with the fifth generation of mobile networks: 5G. Verizon may introduce the first 5G network as early as next year, while Samsung may show off its own 5G capabilities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
“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.
This paper explores the implications of cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social business and the evolving IT security landscape on data center and enterprise networks.
Mobile devices are quickly becoming the primary devices among enterprises. Their great user experience, increased computing capabilities, explosion of apps, and always-on connectivity combined with agility, make them ideal replacements for PCs. Mobility these days, is not just a tool enabling employees access to email and a handful of corporate applications, but rather a tool to improve employee productivity and ease of working by enabling them with real-time connectivity to customers, partners, suppliers and workers.
Mobile devices are almost ubiquitously used by employees in today’s workplace. These devices have the power to vastly increase productivity, connectivity and the ability to collaborate, but they also present significant challenges in maintaining privacy and security. Employees can easily access corporate networks and sensitive enterprise data with just a flick or a swipe – whether they are using their own device (BYOD) or a corporate-owned device.
No longer a catchphrase or a vague notion, the Internet of Things is in full swing. McKinsey & Company estimates that the IoT has a total potential economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025. Manufacturers are already spending considerable amounts of money on mobilizing the enterprise, including connecting employees, products, services and machines/vehicles. Digging deeper, we can see what functions in the business they’ve tackled first.
E-commerce continues its rapid growth and ever shifting shape. In 2016, we are likely to see a stronger focus on customer experience and personalization, according to some e-commerce experts that IT Briefcase has spoken to. Mobile payments and the technolical infrastructure will also become more important as differentiators between e-commerce winners and losers in the coming year.
The voice over IP (VoIP) services market is enjoying a strong growth. According to Empowered News, the corporate consumer segment of VoIP technologies should reach $86.2 billion in revenue by 2020, while alternatives like hosted PBX and even PSTN continue to perform well. If you’re considering a first-time telecom implementation and this all sounds confusing, you’re not alone — many companies struggle when choosing the right mix of value, features and ease of use. Here are four tips to help jump-start the telecoms conversation.
Facebook’s latest move on shutting down Parse.com came across as a shock to many! It’s important to take a look at the other alternatives and pick the right cloud computing service. Here’s a quick guide on how to migrate your application from Parse to AWS!
What is mobile-first, and how can enterprises be mobile-first? Enterprises that realize that mobile devices are primary tools for employees to get work done are referred to as mobile-first enterprises. Enterprises are slowly but surely opening up to the idea of their employees using mobile devices for work. A research study by Juniper even suggests that there will be 1 billion employee-owned devices by 2018. It is imperative that enterprises start preparing their monitoring capabilities to withstand the barrage of mobile devices that will come into their environment over the next few years.
It’s a jungle out there! The Android marketplace is packed with apps being released on a daily basis. After reading this article, you will become aware of all the coolest Android apps that were both released and which were already there at the Google Play Store. Take a look.
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Consumer mobile devices are so compelling and offer business users such a powerful medium for learning, transacting, sharing, and presenting that companies are willing to upend the “way we do things around here” to have them. Download this white paper to read about what you need to do to take your enterprise mobile.
Today, the market tells a slightly different story. MDM is still the preferred method for BYOD security, according to a Technavio report.
by Dean Wiech, Tools4everWhile as a whole, the IAM market has been growing, there have been certain areas and solutions that have, in particular, shown great growth. What are these and why have organizations of all sizes been implementing them? Read More >>>