Smartphones and tablets are overtaking web traffic. Read about "mobile first" strategy and learn best practices for overcoming the challenges of developing mobile websites and hybrid apps in a rapidly evolving market.
Apps have become critical to small businesses’ success. Small businesses are increasingly using apps in their daily operations. According to a recent survey, nearly three-fourths (72%) of small businesses are using apps on smartphones or tablets for their business and 38% report they could not survive—or it would be a major challenge to survive—without apps.
Published By: Motorola
Published Date: Aug 09, 2007
In this paper, two case studies illustrate different approaches to unlocking the value of existing investments through mobilization. Each case study provides an overview of an application we mobilized, identifies the characteristics that made the application a good candidate and explains the value realized by enabling access to these applications from mobile devices.
Today, in the age of information, people are paid for their ideas: to create original knowledge products or add value to existing products. Given their self-reliance, it is not surprising that workers take pride in their outputs—up to half of employees take a portfolio of files with them when they leave.
When employees move on, many feel entitled to the work they’ve created.They presume it is acceptable to transfer work documents to personal computers, removable media, tablets, smartphones or online file sharing apps. Some pilfered data is innocuous and already in the public realm. But some of it is classified. Read this paper to find out how to collect and secure data to protect operations, reputation and continuity when employees leave.
Nearly two-thirds of customers who try to solve issues online or through an interactive voice response (IVR) system inevitably choose to speak with an agent. Can smartphone applications change this interaction landscape for the better?
In our latest Good Push Index data study (examining more than 2,400 apps and 500 million push notifications), we reveal how push messaging influences mobile app users’ behavior, measuring both engagement and retention over a six-month period.
Striving for employees to be able to collect, update, and access data anytime anywhere, organizations are leveraging smartphones and tablets to extend HR data and processes, creating new thresholds of efficiency, decision-making, and competitive advantage. Read this research report for new insights and examples on how mobility is impacting enterprise applications, data and processes, with a particular focus on HR applications.
Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have become embedded in enterprise processes, thanks to the consumerization of IT and a new generation of workers raised
on mobile technologies. Consumer devices and bring-yourown-device (BYOD) programs are driving a new wave of business process innovation, changing the way customers, employees and partners interact with organizations and with each other. In fact, mobile devices and applications are catching up with — and in many cases surpassing — PCs in the quality and functionality of their applications.
Mobile devices are ubiquitous. The wide variety of functions
they provide on the go — everything from making phone
calls to checking email to literally millions of applications —
has created widespread demand around the globe for this
technology. With the right tools, an organization can extend
the workplace far beyond its own physical walls. And
employees can be active at any time within the 24-hour
cycle; whenever inspiration strikes, a smartphone or tablet
can quickly harness their productivity.
It’s official — BYOD is here, and there’s no turning back. Mobile Device Management (MDM) gives employees the freedom to connect whenever, wherever for increased productivity and a better work-life balance. But every smartphone, tablet and notebook is a potential gateway for unauthorized applications, malware and other security threats.
A phone system that can integrate your desk phones, smartphones, and tablets is possible because of cloud technologies. And you are empowered to manage your entire company communications with a web browser and mobile app.
RingCentral’s service frees businesses from outdated modalities of work and obsolete hardware—giving you voice, fax and text capabilities you can manage and access anywhere you go.
Published By: bigtincan
Published Date: Oct 10, 2014
Enabling the mobile workforce to be productive is the ultimate goal of any mobile business initiative. While the idea that mobile devices like the iPad, Galaxy Tab and today’s leading smartphones can change how users work in the enterprise is well established, the real challenge is how to enable a mobile workforce to have device access to all the different content they need to do their job without having to circumvent security and content governance objective or require users to learn a mix of consumer oriented software tools and work in different user interfaces in order to be productive. Viewing, editing, annotating and sharing content must be available from the same application.
Published By: bigtincan
Published Date: Oct 10, 2014
These days, business productivity depends largely on the ability to securely access and interact with a wide range of information over mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones. From sales executives to field technicians, the demand for accessing corporate content securely on mobile devices is growing exponentially.
In the past, implementing security measures to protect corporate content has involved VPNs, intranets, firewalls and passwords. However the increasing uptake of mobile devices in corporate settings means security measures must be implemented over a plethora of networks and devices.
bigtincan has created a powerful solution with BigTinCan hub. An application for mobile devices, it allows for the distribution, management and governance of a range of content, including documents and rich media content, with enterprise-grade security.
Companies of all sizes are realizing the increasingly important role digital plays in the enablement of their employees, sales teams and customers.
To communicate with employees and customers around the world, Lufthansa Cargo needed to develop a corporate tablet and smartphone app that featured key details about the company such as information on its fleet, network, infrastructure, products and corporate responsibility. While Lufthansa Cargo had already gone digital with a customer magazine, the company realized a corporate app was a must have. Originally the app was envisioned as a toolkit for Lufthansa Cargo‘s top management and sales staff, but it ultimately developed into a multimedia offering for all air cargo enthusiasts.
Download the case study to learn how Lufthansa Cargo increased its digital reach with an award-winning corporate app.
Endpoint security is at a critical juncture. Increasingly, employees
at organizations of all sizes are using a wider variety than ever of
desktop and mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and
laptops, as they work from broadly dispersed locations, including
home offices. Often, organizations are permitting and even
encouraging employees to use their own devices under BYOD
(bring your own device) policies. With these devices, employees
are accessing not only corporate data and applications, but also
social media, banking and shopping sites. Download this white paper to learn more about endpoint security.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Every year, consumers flock to malls, department stores and retailers - big and small - to score huge savings and deals on holiday gifts. All the while, these shoppers are chained at the hip to their smartphones and tablets to stay connected to what's happening in real time. Download this research report for a snapshot of how local search and mobile marketing streamline the path to in-store sales for small businesses.
Nonostante la massiccia adozione delle piattaforme mobili, degli smartphone e dei tablet, le applicazioni e i desktop Windows mantengono un ruolo centrale nelle aziende di oggi. Tuttavia, a differenza di quanto avvenuto per le tecnologie mobili, le architetture desktop non si sono evolute nel corso degli anni. È giunto il momento di una trasformazione del desktop.
Previously, wireless added a useful layer of mobility to your wired infrastructure. Now, you have users who may never connect with cables.
Before, laptops and desktops were the primary tools of productivity in the office. These days, smartphones, tablets and apps are essential, whether users are on the move or at their desks.
This report, which is the vision report of the mobile app development playbook for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, focuses on the changes application developers need to understand if they want to build modern applications that deliver contextual customer experiences.
Smartphones and tablets are game changers for engagement because people carry them everywhere they go. Your customers and partners and employees have perpetual access to the vast resources of the Internet — and hopefully your mobile app as well — in the key moments of their day. In interviews with more than 100 mobile innovators, we have found four places where mobile engagement transforms services and processes: customer engagement, process acceleration, employee productivity, and new business services. Even at this early stage of development, you can see positive impacts of mobile engagement in apps from General Electric, Trane, and Uber Technologies. We close with a simple framework for prioritizing which apps and features people will actually use based how useful and convenient they are.
By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken website or a screen-scraped application. Rather, mobile is the visible manifestation of a much broader shift to systems of engagement that marry physical context and digital intelligence to deliver service directly into a person's hands. This shift will add value and take cost out of every business service, workflow process, and business application. But mobile engagement will also require wholesale changes to your app design, service delivery, IT skills, technology assets, and even your business model. This report lays out a vision for mobile engagement and introduces the strategic elements developed further in The CIO's Mobile Engagement playbook.
Today’s organizations face a ballooning data management and risk problem. The use of laptops, tablets, workstations, servers and smartphones in the enterprise to create and store critical data is growing at an alarming rate.
Many companies still rely on a legacy, platform-specific data backup solution, even though it doesn’t provide consistent backup across the enterprise. This outdated approach becomes especially risky when IT faces a data migration initiative. Whether migrating to a new version or brand new hardware on the client or server—organizations risk immense data loss and an expensive, intensive disaster recovery undertaking if they launch a data migration effort without first properly securing their data.
Continuous, real-time data backup is the only viable solution for protecting all enterprise data while providing for a seamless migration process. But how do you achieve it?
Published By: SnowFlake
Published Date: Jul 08, 2016
Jana provides free, unrestricted internet access to more than 30 million smartphone users in emerging markets. With their mCent Android app, Jana shifts the cost of mobile data to brands via sponsored content. When users engage with content in mCent, they earn free mobile data that can be used anywhere on the internet. Jana product managers use data to constantly analyze how well each of the features in mCent performs, to determine which features should be turned on for everyone, and which features should be turned off.
Mobile device management (MDM) tools allow companies to connect their employees securely to basic corporate network resources. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) goes a step further by enabling secure mobile versions of business-critical applications and data loss prevention to protect corporate information. But in today's workplace, employees and businesses deal with a vast variety of devices with different operating systems and form factors, from PCs and laptops, to tablets and smartphones, and now, increasingly wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints. The solution is unified endpoint management (UEM), which enables organizations to take a consistent approach to manage and secure every endpoint, any app and content, and across deployment use cases from a single holistic platform. Read this whitepaper to uncover VMware AirWatch®'s leading UEM approach that is benefiting organizations tremendously.
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