Mobility

News, trends and insights for mobile technology

Protecting the enterprise from consumer-grade IoT devices

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Enterprise IT leaders face many challenges trying to implement Internet of Things (IoT) technology into their networks. But they are challenges that cannot be averted or deferred, for the number of installed IoT devices worldwide is expected to more than triple to 75.4 billion in 2025 from 23.1 in 2018. In addition to integrating and managing […]

How enterprise IT can achieve mobile first

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We have come to understand “mobile first” as a way to prioritise mobile device design over desktop design. However, what an effective “mobile first” design strategy should really do is equalise the user experience (UX) — allowing mobile devices to be as useful as desktops (especially in the conversion of sales). So, what does “mobile […]

Getting mobile security right: The foundational elements on which to build

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As a mobility security architect, I get to research and play with the latest technologies developed for the enterprise. The pace of change is astonishing, to the point that if we are not at the top of our game, technology becomes a destructive force and puts our enterprises at risk. There are many ways to […]

Upcoming opportunities to learn more about GDPR

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The world is abuzz with talk of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming out in May 2018. Unlike EU directives, regulations like GDPR don’t have to be implemented in local law, meaning that once GDPR hits, it hits everyone. Companies that have EU citizens as customers, no matter where these companies are in the […]

The cloud-enabled enterprise archetype: Facilitating mobility

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Imagine that your IT environment has zero legacy infrastructure, that your company embraces “access anywhere, anytime,” and follows through with BYOD and other policies to empower employees with mobility. Imagine that your company’s executives believe technology isn’t just about cutting costs, and that your IT teams are actively moving data and applications to the cloud […]

The neuroscience of social media

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In case you hadn’t heard, Kylie Jenner recently caused a $1.3 billion run on Snapchat valuation simply by tweeting that she may not be as prolific on the platform in the future. I’m clearly not in a demographic that would much care about her absence, but the investment gurus that track the social media demographics […]

The key questions and considerations of enterprise mobility reporting

Enterprise reporting for mobility services involves considerably more than knowing the number of devices in use. In fact, a view into a range of details is critical to enterprise security and workplace effectiveness. The ultimate goal of mobile device management (MDM) is safe, secure handling of corporate data by device users, and enterprise reporting for […]

How Venmo and other payment sharing apps change culture

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If you ask a group of 20-somethings how to split a dinner tab, you’ll get a totally different answer than you would from their boomer parents. This became readily evident in a graduate class I teach on cross-cultural communications made up mostly of international students between 21-26 years old. Just three years ago when I […]

Digital fitness: Increasing training efficiency with big data

DXC Technology recently published 6 Technology Trends for 2018.  Number three on this list is the “Quantified Enterprise,” where “companies will harness the ‘data exhaust’ from digital systems to quantify the business and become even more productive.” This trend also applies to using data to train more efficiently for a sport to get better results.  […]

Convergence is central to many 2018 tech trends

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The advantage to being a blogger with a “diverse” background is the ability to be somewhat schizophrenic in one’s writing.  As you may have sensed, my current professional career ranges from healthcare technology, enterprise IT, smart cites, global branding, international media, higher education, cross cultural business, and snowboard instruction. While many “predictions articles” focus on […]