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The Rise of Business Texting

Business professionals are forsaking voicemail and phone tag for texting their colleagues and clients, according to a new study by messaging service provider HeyWire Business. Almost three quarters of respondents say they use text messaging to communicate with coworkers and that texting's immediacy and responsiveness has led to widespread adoption... Read More >

Arkansas Embraces a Mobile-First Approach

The State of Arkansas has launched an ambitious initiative to make mobility the centerpiece of its emerging business strategy. Read More >

Mobile Data Traffic to Increase Elevenfold by 2018

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase by almost a factor of 11 during the next four years, according to the "Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2013-2018" report. It is forecast to reach an annual run rate of 190 exabytes (EBs) by 2018, 57 times the total amount of mobile data traffic in 2010. The projected increase is due in part to growth in... Read More >

'Dilbert' Creator: Focus on Systems, Not Goals

Cartoonist Scott Adams argues that leaders are more likely to be successful if they concentrate on systems instead of goals. Read More >

Staying in Touch With Generation Mobile

Mobile computing is clearly transforming how we work and play, which is creating challenges for CIOs that need to provide the services and applications that make all the mobility possible. Employees, for example, are voting with their feet to work for companies that provide employees with a more flexible work experience. Meanwhile, customers are showing a clear preference for engaging with... Read More >

Mobile App Security Needs Improvement

The security of many mobile apps is lacking, and CIOs should review their apps and focus on eliminating opportunities for unintentionally revealing information that may be helpful to cybercriminals. Read More >

State of Hawaii Dials Into Digital

The Aloha State is undergoing a digital transformation. CIO Sonny Bhagowalia offers his insights into the state's award-winning approach. Read More >

New-Gen IT Requiring CIOs to Think More Like CFOs

A key takeaway of the WSJ CIO Network Summit: CIOs need to start thinking more like CFOs or they will slowly forfeit their power to other C-level colleagues. Read More >

Five Counterintuitive Ways to Spur IT Innovation

Most CIOs could benefit by spending less time on day-to-day IT issues and more time on learning from customers and employees about what the business needs from IT. Read More >

Inviting the App Store Into Your Enterprise

An app store can transform your business by unlocking mobility's potential. Here's what you need to understand about creating an app store for your organization. Read More >

How to be a Mobile Strategy Leader

According to a recent IBM study, "The 'Upwardly Mobile' Enterprise: Setting the Strategic Agenda," mobile leaders are investing in BYOD strategies, recognizing that they require a new approach to IT support and customer service. IBM found that 79 percent of mobile strategy leaders say their organizations have well-documented BYOD policies for employees using mobile devices. It also... Read More >

A Geek's Guide to the Customer Service Experience

Are companies starting to depend on providing a pleasant customer experience in order to cover their flaws in providing basic service? Read More >

Enterprise Mobility Dominates IT Agenda in 2014

Enterprise mobility projects will increase domination of the global IT agenda in 2014—and beyond, according to a recent survey from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange. The accompanying report, "The Global State of Enterprise Mobility: A Look to the Past, Present and Future," provides a comprehensive perspective of... Read More >

Organizations Must Look Beyond BYOD

A new Gartner report defines BYOD as an applications strategy, rather than a purchasing policy, and suggests organizations adopt a global-class computing approach. Read More >

Six Tech Trends That Will Shape IT in 2014

Personal clouds, the Internet of things and social collaboration are among the tech trends that will significantly impact the enterprise in 2014. Are you ready? Read More >

Why Enterprise Strategies Must Drive Mobility

The mobile revolution is now arguably in its third decade (if one counts the 2G network first launched in Finland in 1991 as comprising the starting point.) Since then, a dizzying blitz of innovative changes have shaped what we now know as the mobile age, advancing app performance, cloud adoption and other tech initiatives. And with bring your... Read More >

Six Top Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

Companies are discovering that they must approach IT in radically different ways. Here are six technology trends that will sweep through the enterprise in 2014. Read More >

Mobility's Potential Remains Largely Untapped

CIOs and other senior tech decision-makers say the enterprise's mobile IT remains vastly underutilized, according to a recent survey from Mobile Helix. True, the vast majority of organizations want mobile to advance business-benefiting strategies. But, as they say, wishing isn't doing: A small minority say that mobility is actually helping open up new revenue opportunities and business... Read More >

Mobile and Cloud Computing Face Emerging Threats

At last month's annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit, security experts from academia, private industry and government gathered to discuss new technologies and strategies to ward off sophisticated cyber-attacks. The resulting report, "Emerging Cyber Threats," discusses emerging threats, their potential impact and countermeasures. The report notes that organizations face a dilemma: they must... Read More >

Companies Missing out on Mobile Social Tools

It's safe to say that many companies understand social technology: The vast majority of them are using at least one social-tech product, according to a recent global survey from McKinsey. However, there is considerable lag with respect to adapting these tools for mobile devices, the findings reveal. Given the wealth of employees who spend... Read More >

10 Awesome Facts About the Mobile Revolution

You may think that everyone on the planet already has a smartphone. Well, guess again: smartphone-based subscriptions actually account for the vast minority of overall mobile subscriptions in the world, which means there's plenty of room for user share to grow, according to research recently published by Ericsson. The resulting "Ericsson Mobility Report: On the Pulse of the... Read More >

Bill Clinton Discusses IT as Key Driver of Growth

The former U.S. president spoke about IT as a key driver of economic growth, the correlation between broadband access and prosperity, and his hopes for digital Millennials at a SAP event in China. Read More >

Smartglasses Come Into View

A newly released Gartner report highlights the enterprise’s growing adoption of smartglasses, especially among health-care professionals and field service workers. Read More >

CIOs and CMOs Duel to Control Mobile Web Strategy

CMOs want to be more involved in determining mobile web strategy and direction because key performance metrics, like incremental sales, conversion and brand equity are directly influenced by an organization's ability to optimize its Websites for mobile devices. CMOs also want to invest more in the technological solutions required to deliver on these indicators. But how does this sit with... Read More >

The Approaching Era of Hyper-Personalization

With the advent of Bluetooth low energy and related technologies, businesses will have the ability to profit from hyper-personalization and super-targeted marketing. Read More >

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