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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with IBM: How Major Snow Storms Effect Shopping Trends

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with IBM: How Major Snow Storms Effect Shopping Trends

with Jay Henderson, IBM Commerce
In this interview, Jay Henderson, Director, Product Strategy, IBM Commerce, speaks with IT Briefcase on how trends such as extreme weather and holiday shopping impact online commerce and what it means for retailers.




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Your Mobile Wallet Isn’t Safe

June 29, 2015 No Comments

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 >>>

3 Ways Mobile Changed Business

June 9, 2015 No Comments

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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Weighing the Options for Mobile Design in a Google-centric World

May 26, 2015 No Comments

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 >>>

Sapphire Screens and the Phire project: How Apple wants to improve the iPhone screens

May 18, 2015 No Comments

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.

Track Your Spending Habits With a Money-Management App

April 29, 2015 No Comments

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.

5 iPhone Reading Apps You Won’t Want To Miss

April 22, 2015 No Comments

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.

Tools For Quick & Efficient Mobile Application Development In 2015

April 8, 2015 No Comments

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.

COPE vs. BYOD vs. CYOD – How Should an Enterprise Choose?

March 31, 2015 No Comments

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 >>>

Outsourcing Your Enterprise Mobility Management: Considerations and Questions

March 26, 2015 No Comments

Nieslen reports that mobile Web adoption has grown at a rate eight times faster than Web adoption in the 1990s and early 2000s. More than 1.2 billion people are accessing the Web from their mobile devices. This explosion of mobility creates exciting opportunities to serve customers better and more quickly, as well as allow employees greater work flexibility. It also creates a strain in IT resources.

Mobile Security: iOS, Android and Windows Phone

March 26, 2015 No Comments

There is a lot of competition between Apple, Google and Microsoft, especially in the smartphone realm with iOS, Android and Windows phones. Security is becoming a frequently discussed issue on smartphones as they play a larger role in people’s lives.

Mobile Metrics are a Global Future

March 26, 2015 No Comments

Mobile payment – you’ve heard all about it, right? First it was Google Wallet, then it was Apple Pay. Say, when was the last time you’ve made a payment with either? It’s a rather sad story involving industry behemoths with grand ambitions going up against leviathans with other ideas. We’d all love to pay with our phones, but no one seems to be able to make that happen.

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2015

March 20, 2015 No Comments

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2015, May 18-20, Orlando, FL., delivers the strategic insights and actionable advice needed to redesign your organization’s work environment.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with IBM: How Major Snow Storms Effect Shopping Trends

March 18, 2015 No Comments

with Jay Henderson, IBM CommerceIn this interview, Jay Henderson, Director, Product Strategy, IBM Commerce, speaks with IT Briefcase on how trends such as extreme weather and holiday shopping impact online commerce and what it means for retailers. Read More >>>

Avert Security Risks of Messaging Apps in the Enterprise

February 25, 2015 No Comments

BYOD users like the ease of consumer apps for messaging and calling, in both personal and corporate use. Does this undermine the security of enterprise messaging and business calling? What should the enterprise do to make sure that corporate data in messages and call logs are protected in this situation?

A Comprehensive View Into the Ever-Evolving World of Mobile Technologies

February 20, 2015 No Comments

When people discuss advances in technology, the conversation often touches upon how quickly things are moving: one barely gets their hands on the latest iPhone or tablet before it is, effectively, obsolete. While it is difficult to ignore the rapidly shifting nature of mobile technologies, Sebastian Thalanany, the author of Mobile Evolution: Insights on Connectivity and Service, encourages us to take a new point of view: the confluence of this technology and art, and the profound impact of interdisciplinary and interdependent considerations in this blended landscape.

Mobile Security: Confidence ebbs as BYOD booms

February 19, 2015 No Comments

Download this IDG Quick Pulse paper and read the results of the IDG survey on mobile security and learn how to improve your own organizations mobile security.

Cheat Sheet: Mobility and Your Remote Workforce: What to Consider Before Deploying New Laptops

February 12, 2015 No Comments

Download this paper today to learn about how combining the right hardware upgrades with newer OS options and endpoint management software can provide the needed protection against today’s security risks.

“The Offline Problem”: How to Solve the Biggest Hurdle Facing the Mobile Workforce

February 10, 2015 No Comments

by Richard Rabins, Alpha SoftwareDespite the opportunities that mobilizing the workforce offers, enterprises have deployed a surprisingly small number of apps due to the challenges inherent with mobile app development. Read More >>>

Nubo Launches Virtual Mobile Infrastructure with HTML 5 Compatibility

February 5, 2015 No Comments

Nubo Software announced today the launch of their new and enhanced Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) platform which can now be accessed from any computer with an internet browser. The first enterprise mobility solution in the world to develop VMI technology, Nubo’s new Version 2 client is the only remote workspace that is compatible with all HTML 5 web browsers, in addition to all Android and iOS devices.

The Cost of a Bad App – and how to deliver a good one, fast

February 4, 2015 No Comments

A new Forrester report commissioned by IBM finds that companies can save 10% building an app and 20% running an app by following best practices – or have development costs double unless ten key cost drivers are kept under control

Tech Predictions: Mobile Trends for 2015

December 30, 2014 No Comments

It’s that time of the year again. If it’s not a wrap-up of the noteworthy milestones or events of the year that’s about to close, we’re bombarded with tech predictions for the upcoming year from various experts and observers. Not that we’re complaining. And just so we showcase our solidarity with industry thought leaders who willingly share their expertise with the world, this article will be compiling some of the more prominent mobile predictions for 2015.

What’s in Store for 2015 – Technology Edition

December 4, 2014 No Comments

by Dan Pickett, nfrastructureWe predict that through next year, technology will only continue to become “consumerized” as devices become more connected, everything becomes software-defined and the Internet of Things becomes completely engrained in our everyday life. Read More >>>

What Globalization Means in the Age of Real-Time, Mobile and Cloud

December 3, 2014 No Comments

by Rob Vandenberg, LingotekRemember when people first started talking about globalization in the 1980s? Branching out into new markets usually meant physically expanding to somewhere in Europe or the U.K. It required opening new offices, growing new markets through direct sales and having dedicated translators interpret content by hand. Read More >>>

The Tip of the Iceberg – Making Mobile Enterprise Ready

November 18, 2014 No Comments

It is no secret that mobile applications provide rapid, almost instantaneous access to data. They are the gateway to a new era of information sharing – unfortunately, they also have the ability to become the Achilles’ heel for data security. Personal data security is at the forefront of consumer concerns when they consider adopting mobile applications. It is easy to see why, when just within the past few weeks, a major retailer, a global bank, and a federal government agency all reported intruders had compromised the personal and financial information of millions of their customers and constituents.

2015 mobile computing trends

November 13, 2014 No Comments

There are now roughly two billion smartphone users in the world, and several hundred million tablet users. Add to that laptops and you get a considerable chunk of the world’s population that is always connected, on the go, everywhere, with their work and private lives in their pockets and handbags. But mobility has side effects… The cracked display is a common sight these days.

Why Shellshock is Absolutely Terrifying for BYOD Security

November 12, 2014 No Comments

By Israel Lifshitz, NuboLate last month, it was discovered that the security vulnerability Shellshock can be made wormable and grant hackers the ability to run arbitrary codes on Bash, the most widely-used command processor which serves as the default shell for Unix, Linux and Mac OS X. Read More >>>

IBM Predicts Record Mobile Holiday Shopping as Consumers Browse and Buy on the Go

November 6, 2014 No Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today released its predictions for the 2014 holiday shopping season based on billions of online and in-store transactions analyzed by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark and IBM Quarterly Retail Forecast.

Mobile First: Securing Information Sprawl

November 6, 2014 No Comments

In a recent survey, “The Mobile Trust Gap,” MobileIron reported that of the 3000 respondents, 80% claimed they are using personal smartphones and tablets for work.

Delivering Next-Gen Customer Experiences: How to Quickly Build the Apps Your Business Needs

October 31, 2014 No Comments

As customer-focused executives, you understand all too well that success today is based on delivering great customer experiences. Increasingly, this means that you need next generation applications to support new processes, products/services and even business models. These applications aid a variety of functions, including serving customers across channels, assisting with sales and marketing operations, supporting customer communities, and enabling e-commerce and other digital services.

BYOD to BYOA: Shaping the Future of Your Work Environment

October 31, 2014 No Comments

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has been growing in a number of businesses for the past few years. Now, a different, yet related, trend has emerged—Bring Your Own Application (BYOA). BYOA allows employees to choose and use the software they believe helps them perform their jobs best and bring these programs into the office on their devices.

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