Mobile Category


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 >

Gartner Identifies Top 10 Strategic Technologies

The challenge for CIOs is figuring out how to deliver on the promise of these strategic technologies, which include IT as service broker, 3D printing and more. Read More >

Making Social and Collaboration Systems Work

Social and collaboration systems often face implementation challenges when introduced into a company. Here are several strategies for mitigating them. Read More >

Weak Mobile Security Poses Enterprise Threat

“Are consumers are willing to pay for antivirus software on their mobile devices?” is a question that Gartner asked in an online consumer survey at several of its events from February through December 2012. Gartner found high consumer use of personal mobile devices for work, but a low willingness to pay for security software compared to their willingness to secure desktops and... Read More >

Creating Business Value Through IT Consumerization

Done right, a top-down IT consumerization strategy can maximize business value for an organization and provide it with a formidable competitive advantage. Read More >

Green Clinic Refreshes Its Technology Arsenal

A multilocation health system, Green Clinic upgraded its technology in one fell swoop, providing its medical staff with anytime, anywhere information access. Read More >

Mobile App Rollouts Stymied by Security, Costs Complexity: Study

The majority of CIOs know employees want access to company apps on mobile devices, but few feel able to delivery, according to a new report. Read More >

What Consumers Want From the Mobile Web

As the digerati has dictated since the dawning of the Internet, "Content is king." Some two decades later, this adage still holds true—even in the mobile age. Whether using smartphones or tablets, consumers are mainly seeking information as opposed to apps, according to a recent survey from Netbiscuits. In fact, the resulting People's... Read More >

Technology Autonomy Boosts Profits, Productivity

Most executives believe both revenues and profits would increase if employees could choose their own devices and applications, according to a new survey. Read More >

11 Compelling Arguments for Mobile IT Investments

As indicated in past features, effective CIOs realize that they can't justify major IT acquisitions based strictly upon tech-focused criterion. To win over influential members of the C-suite, they must introduce convincing business-benefiting arguments to greenlight a significant spend. In a section of the recent book, Mobile Strategy: How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile... Read More >

Businesses Provide Mobile Technology Insights

The corporate world is changing by the minute. At one time, it seemed that there was a simple equation to doing business, and often times, it came down to how well the CIO could implement a product or service for the company. Productivity, time efficiency, and all types of other measurable and actionable concerns were placed upon the CIO. And he or she was forced to respond to those... Read More >

CIOs Struggling to Meet Mobility Challenge

We may be living in the Mobile Age. But CIOs and other tech and business leaders say their organizations are falling far short of expectations in pursuing mobile strategies, according to a recent survey from TEKsystems. With the realization that they may be falling behind here,... Read More >

Leading Your Way to the Top

Gregory S. Smith explains how CIOs can leverage the new world of mobile, social and cloud computing for both career advancement and business success. Read More >

NASCAR Uses Big Data to Better Engage With Fans

NASCAR supports its vast ecosystem--race teams, sponsors and more—with custom-tailored analysis of fan sentiment about its products and services. Read More >

Medical Mobility Improves Patient Care

Emory Healthcare virtualizes its desktops to provide nurses and doctors with anywhere and anytime access to critical systems for patient care. Read More >

Ten Ways Apple Is Infiltrating the Enterprise

Apple has done the impossible. For decades, the company was largely ignored by enterprise customers as CIOs viewed it as a firm with products designed specifically for consumers. The very thought of bringing Apple products into the corporate world was, for many IT decision-makers, a joke. And for Apple, making the decision to not appeal to enterprise customers was a non-starter. The future,... Read More >

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Mobile devices are infiltrating the enterprise at an astounding rate. From smartphones to tablets, the corporate world is being inundated with products that are designed to keep employees working while they're away from the office. Most companies believe the effort works. In fact, the sheer number of smartphones and tablets entering the enterprise seems to indicate that without mobile products,... Read More >

BYOD: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The corporate world has changed dramatically in the last few years, hasn't it? For many CIOs that worked their way through the 1990s' Web boom and into the early 2000s with the smartphone craze, change is nothing new. But, along the way, CIOs and other IT decision-makers were able to determine the products that employees used in the office. The very thought of them using anything else was... Read More >

10 iPhone 5 Fast Facts All CIOs Should Know

Apple’s iPhone 5 launched on Sept. 21, officially kicking off what could be the biggest and most important smartphone offering this year. The device is a nice improvement over the iPhone 4S, and so far, appears to be appealing to consumers and enterprise users alike. It takes a special phone to bridge the gap between consumers and enterprise users, and it appears that Apple has been able... Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Reasons CIOs Need the iPhone 5

CIOs likely aren'€™t the first customers Apple was thinking about when it was developing the iPhone 5. After all, corporate IT decision-makers tend to be loath to make the leap to Apple products. And in far too many cases, a battle erupts between Apple'€™s policies and what the average company is looking for in a product. It's an issue that can'€™t be easily escaped. And it’s... Read More >

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