Mobile Tech and Big Data

Chris Nerney's take on the latest developments in mobile technology

How millennial work habits fuel enterprise success (really!)

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Regarding millennials, the typical advice for enterprise leaders often has a slightly patronizing air to it. Younger workers, it seems, are children to be tolerated and even indulged: “If you don’t allow millennial workers to use the digital tools of their choice on the job, they will become unhappy and unproductive.” (Cynical Subtext: You have to let […]

IoT spending increases as strategies mature

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Apparently the Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just a passing fad. Global spending on IoT is expected to grow 16.7% year over year in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. That’s according to technology research giant IDC in an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. By 2021, IDC says, enterprise spending on […]

Hey IT pros, stop worrying about robot replacements

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When last I tried to frighten enterprise workers about losing their jobs to robots, I cited an Oxford University study that ranked 702 occupations “according to their probability of computerisation.” An interesting exercise (if you’re not a telemarketer or another 99-percenter), but let’s face it, going through such a large list is a hassle. Fortunately, there’s […]

What happened to the enterprise mobile apps revolution?

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IT professionals have been prepping for years for the mobile apps explosion that promises to transform enterprise productivity. But while demand from enterprise employees reportedly remains high, a new report from research firm Gartner concludes that the “number of enterprise mobile apps is not accelerating.” More than one-quarter of enterprises around the world “have not built, customized […]

How chatbots can help you be a better version of yourself

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Chatbots are proving to be incredibly useful for relatively simple tasks such as finding and retrieving information. While this is all well and good, it’s mostly first-level stuff. Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business, envisions a much more inspiring, valuable and value-creating role for chatbots powered by artificial […]

The essential vehicle for digital transformation

Ask 10 enterprise professionals to define “digital transformation” and you’re liable to get 10 different answers. But however digital transformation is defined, it simply isn’t possible without mobile technology. With that in mind, enterprise IT leaders must ensure their mobile initiatives are on track, strategically and operationally. Otherwise digital transformation will be derailed — and that spells potential […]

The potential benefit of robots in the workplace

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More than 2.5 million industrial robots will be working by 2019, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). That figure represents an average annual growth rate of 12% from this year. While some enterprise workers worry they eventually will be replaced by a machine, most see robots providing a valuable service (taking on tedious jobs) and leading to even more […]

Why your IoT initiative is failing

A constant part of any IT professional’s job is implementing new technologies as they become enterprise-ready. But integrating new technology into the enterprise IT infrastructure isn’t as simple as plugging in hardware, installing software and turning on a switch. Most of the crucial work involved in a tech implementation comes during the planning and testing stages. Not surprisingly, […]

Google Lens shows the practical, everyday value of augmented reality

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The consumer world was introduced to augmented reality (AR) in a huge way last summer through Pokemon GO, a mobile app that allows users to see (and attempt to “capture”) little cartoon figures superimposed onto actual reality through their phone screens. While interest in Pokemon GO peaked within weeks of its release, it offered a […]

Automating AI to make enterprises smarter, faster

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are in the process of transforming the economy, the workplace and the home. We already see it in the form of Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Nest, Pandora, chatbots and other technologies used by millions of consumers and workers every day. Throw in self-driving cars, robots and smart drones — […]