Modern society has, over time, learned to love retro technology. Mention a Commodore 64 or the original NES to someone and they go crazy for it, bringing back with it a flood of nostalgia. There are now countless emulators relating to retro consoles and computers that can be played on modern hardware and this yearning for old tech has started to enter the world of mobiles.
Times of great crisis tend to be accompanied by times of great innovation – and 2020 has been quite a crisis. We’ve all found out new things about ourselves and the world around us during the past year. Many of us now know that we don’t need to go into the office to get our jobs done. Some of us might never go back into the office again because of that revelation. We’ve also found out that we don’t need some of the things that we used to rely on, many meetings really could just be emails, and technology is even more essential than we already thought it was. In short, it’s been a good year for the world of information technology.
It’s no secret that people love their phones. We get attached to these pocket-sized devices that hold onto the contact information for every person we’ve ever met, store all our photos and videos, and connect us to others. Our phones even give us directions when we’re lost. We’re not exaggerating when we say it would be hard to go back to living without them.
Industries such as ecommerce, healthcare, learning, and more are dramatically changing the way they operate due to the rise in technology usage. Using technology can help retain customers, increase your customers’ lifetime value, and improve customer experiences. So, which technologies are available to achieve your business objectives and help to retain customers? Read on to find out.
Software licensing trends are always top of mind for Nicole Segerer, vice president of product management and marketing at Revenera. Reflecting on findings from newly-released annual research, she sheds light on how software suppliers use monetization and deployment models, how to support customers’ needs, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is no doubt that the Android operating system is more popular compared to its counterparts (iOS, Windows, etc). According to Statista, as of 2019, the Android global market share was at 87%. From the stats, it is evident that some developers choose to gain revenue fraudulently from the widely used operating system.
If you’re looking to start a business of creating and selling apps, or you’ve produced an app for your business and you’re ready to push it out to the public, you need to find yourself an exceptional app development team. There’s much more to app testing and development than meets the eye. Having your own in-house app development team will ensure that all of your app testing needs are thoroughly catered too, and it gives you a lot more control than you would have if you were to outsource the job to another company.
In our modern, tech-driven age, who can survive without their beloved mobile phone? Our phones are now intrinsic part of our daily lives, going far beyond simply being a device to make calls. Not only do we use our phones to communicate in a wide range of ways from emails to instant messages, but they also let us watch videos, look up important information, keep track of appointments and even support our lifestyles and wellbeing by helping us meditate or reminding us to drink more water. In 2020, there are a large range of amazing smart phones available. So how do you know which is right for you? Let’s dive in.
If you are researching your options of stocks to purchase next, tech stocks would be a fairly good choice to invest your money in. The tech stocks have proved that they can withstand different changes to the market conditions because people have become so dependent on it. Even during a pandemic and an economic shock, tech companies have faired well – as technology becomes a necessary utility for modern living.
The very first SMS message was sent way back in 1992 and throughout the 90s and the early 00s we heavily used this messaging system to stay in touch. Once the smartphone emerged however and we began to see web based instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Viber, the SMS almost became obsolete. Despite the fact that people no longer use SMS to keep in touch with friends and family, the messaging system presents a wealth of opportunities to businesses and email SMS is one of the most frequently used methods, which has become vital to many companies. Let’s take a look at how these tool can help businesses.
APIs are the “connective tissue” used in every application that an average user’s likely to touch. They’re used more heavily than ever before according to Cequence Security’s Matt Keil. “Mobile and IoT devices, the adoption of containers and the move to decentralized or agile development are the driving forces behind the explosion in API usage. That’s one reason why API-focused attacks are increasingly popular with bad actors. Another is the organization’s poor or non-existent visibility into just how many APIs they have and where and how they’re used.
Many of us use mobile apps every day. In fact, in 2019, according to App Annie’s latest State of Mobile report, there were 204 billion downloads from app stores worldwide. It’s not surprising then, that businesses typically approach app developers asking for an iPhone app (and an Android app if there’s budget). But there’s a third option. And if you’re a small business or start-up, the money and time saved could be the difference between building your app … or not.
How many times have you heard someone saying: “He was at the right place at the right time.”? It can be applied to bountiful spheres of life. In soccer, we’ve all witnessed commentators using this phrase to describe the situation where striker used the deflection to send the ball into the back of the net. Being in the right place at the right time usually makes all the difference between success and failure. We will focus on the significance of this phrase in the digital world in this article.
The importance of businesses reaching the widest audience possible has been a determiner of success ever since the entrepreneurs staring selling products and services. The age-old question has been answered in a number of ways. Today one of the best methods to reach a wide audience is by the incorporation of a mobile app. It is the answer that may be simple but the implementation can reduce the return on investment to the point where company directors turn red in the face and start pulling hair.
The current COVID-19 is presenting many challenges to us all and one of that is lack of mobility! It’s ironic then that we’re experiencing a spike that our online training content is being consumed on a mobile device more often than desktops during this current crisis. That’s most likely down to the fact that the majority of us are homeworking and are mobile around the house if nothing else.
Mobile phones are the most widely used internet device by billions of people across the world. The portability and affordability of mobile phones mean that they have become an important aspect of our daily lives. However, just like other internet devices like the PC, the rate of losing private data on mobile devices has increased significantly.
In this digital era, every business owner prefers mobile apps as their primary marketing tool. How so? Well, who wouldn’t want to increase their brand’s recognition? How about engaging the customer through reverse communication? And, when a potential customer searches for a product or service while on the go, a mobile app provides the perfect platform for it. Then, how do you tap into this great marketing potential of mobile apps?
Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and digital currency. Insurance, mortgages, investments, and more are also mainly handled online. Waiting is no longer an option for today’s financial services customers, who now expect instant and accurate transactions conducted on a website or mobile app. This has given rise to a new technological discipline called digital experience monitoring (DEM).
The last couple of years have been great for mobile technology, with app developers competing hard to create must-use software – even as all the big names are in a race to the top to design the most advanced and user-friendly handsets. This fast-moving environment is both good and bad for customers. One the one hand, smartphones are becoming so sophisticated and multi-purpose that most of us barely need to possess any other gadget. On the other, we can be left with a paralysing amount of choice, and technology that can feel out of date almost as soon as it has been purchased.
Improvement of technology has affected every area of human life. As a result, there are many apps available for students to get their life in order and manage the complexity of college life. The best app for students can help bring some organization and sanity to their life. If you need to order essay writing online, there are apps and websites dedicated to this. Some apps can help you get the best deals on buying books as well. And I am pretty sure many students will love online college homework help.
Anyone with even a passing interest in tech or IT will be aware of the burgeoning cryptocurrency sector. Bitcoin is still the major player here and the coin that not only grabs headlines but also gives an indicator of the overall health that this sector may show. The great news for investors since the early 2010s is that the price of bitcoin has gone up overall until the present day.
Since the advent of mobile marketing, the use of mobile apps has become unstoppable. It means that if your business is not into mobile marketing, then you are left behind. Countless people are using their mobile phones and other devices to search everything they need. Thus, it is important that you are adaptive to the changes.
It’s no surprise that cloud adoption continues to be on the rise with some studies showing that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020 and that 94% of enterprises already use some type of cloud service. Moreover, since the cloud offers numerous benefits including reducing IT costs, providing quick access to business applications and forms, and supporting work groups with on-demand and easy access to important data, it’s no wonder that numerous industries, from retail, to finance, to banking and even healthcare are all taking the cloud by storm.
Governments around the world have responded to cyberattacks by enacting regulations to govern data protection and privacy for their citizens. The EU, for example, passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016, giving citizens throughout the EU control over their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for international companies doing business there. Similarly, Brazil will enact its new General Data Protection Law in mid-2020.
Whether you’ve invested in a new iPhone for business or personal use, keeping it running efficiently comes down to how secure you keep it. Malware affects smartphones just as it does personal computers, and so it’s paramount that we keep our smartphones safe some cybercrime. This is particularly pertinent if you use your personal phone as your business phone. Bring your own device schemes (BYOD) do sometimes leave, companies open to the threat of potential cybercrime.
The development of mobile Internet technologies has allowed people to use phones for surfing the Web. Mobile gadgets are used not only to search for the necessary information but to communicate in social networks, make purchases, conduct financial transactions, work in corporate networks, etc. But how to make these actions totally safe and anonymous? You just need to use a VPN.
People are now using their mobile devices to complete more and more tasks each day. There are an estimated three billion smartphone users across the world using their devices to make purchases and to book tickets. It is therefore vital that modern businesses are equipped to cater for existing and potential customers. Businesses cannot afford to ignore mobile users and the increased revenue they can bring to a company.
Over the past 10-15 years, we have seen mobile technology become bigger, faster and smarter. A mobile device’s security used to be a 4-digit passcode, and in the present day, many mobile devices use facial recognition to identify a user. In many industries, security has always been of importance, especially where online transactions are being made, a fundamental part for online retailers, merchants and gambling sites.
There’s no doubt that businesses today need wireless networks. Aside from providing customers with internet connectivity, businesses also use them to enhance their productivity. Still, online threats are becoming more and more sophisticated as technology continues to evolve. Security is becoming more crucial now than ever, so businesses will need to know how to keep their networks safe from ad-hoc attacks, denial of service attacks, and other strategies used by ill-intentioned individuals or even organizations.
If you want to future-proof your business, you should embrace mobile tech. There are no two ways about it, by going mobile today you will strengthen your footing in your market for years to come and show yourself to have your finger on the pulse. What specific pieces of tech should you be embracing, though, and what exact benefits can you expect to reap by doing so? Read on to find out.