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Having an effective BYOD policy is one of the most critical steps to ensuring BYOD success. Learn the basics for securing your company's data and clarifying the process. Employees like the ability to choose. Whether it be choosing the hours they work or whether or not they can teleco...
Arun Bhattacharya of CA Technologies has recently written an eBooklet called Seven Ways to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy, where he outlines what business and IT leaders need to do NOW to manage their business’s mobile future. While Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) prog...
I have been blessed with the opportunity to conduct digital and mobile strategy workshops and speak in many places around the world. Because of the frequency of these trips, I often don't have time to research in advance the locations I will be visiting. That can be both good and bad...
This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material and it covers it in depth. Although this book is more of a reference than a cover to cover read, every time I use it to look something up I find myself getting sucked in and reading several topics, and sometim...
This book is the perfect place for an experienced developer to start with iOS programming. I say experienced developer because this book does a great job of showing you the basics of C and the Objective-C language, but if you don't understand the basics of programming, you are probably...
I had the privilege last week to present alongside Forrester Research's enterprise mobility expert John McCarthy in London. I was able to write a full page of notes from his presentation that I share here with you. The Age of Cheap and Cheerful Mobile is Over! It's now going to be c...
This book is a great place to start with iOS 7 development. It is actually the first 13 chapters of what would have been Programming iOS 7 4th edition. The book Programming iOS 6 contained everything, but the book was getting too large to keep adding new material. This book now ends wh...
Today's competitive marketplace requires companies to collect more data, analyze more data and utilize more data to improve customer interactions and engagements. Mobile devices are exceptionally designed to assist in this effort. Apple's iPhone comes with an inventory of sensors. I l...
Apple’s latest iPhones come with a new operating system with state-of-of-the-art features. Although this operating system is unimaginatively named iOS 7, it’s definitely a “must have” for people who want to stay on the bleeding edge of the technological revolution.
Consumers are a funny bunch. We want to be first with the latest hot smartphone. We want flawless experiences when we deal with online services and don’t deal with slow responsiveness well. While our want for new devices is good for the device manufacturers, our lack of patience can be...
Skinit Inc. is an eCommerce provider of personalized skins and cases for a wide range of consumer products. With over 180 licensed brands, in-house artwork and the ability to completely customize designs, the company reaches a diverse market. Skinit knew it faced an increasingly compet...
Employees today expect that in their professional lives they can work using the types of tools and technologies they prefer in their personal lives, and their personal mobile devices are chief among them. Three quarters of businesses today allow some sort of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD...
Using Ariba, Koozoo was able to make sophisticated decisions on small-batch purchases of unfamiliar products. Here to explain the latest and greatest around agile procurement for businesses of any size, we're joined by Ian Thomson, Koozoo’s Head of Business Development, based in San F...
Three of my colleagues here at Cognizant, Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring, are writing a new book on the subjects of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud), digital and business transformations, and successful strategies for navigating through them. The concepts in this ...
Business always needs the ability to deliver real-time analytics on-demand for better information visibility and decision making anytime anywhere. Delivering dashboards on mobile devices or tablets has become a very popular use case for executives. The use case has more relevancy now t...
Mobile cloud computing refers to the combination of mobile networks and cloud computing with an aim of benefiting the network operators, mobile users, and cloud providers. Usually it’s a technology that leverages the elastic resources of network technologies and varied clouds toward un...
This morning Cognizant, the company where I work as an analyst, reported their earnings. In the earnings call Cognizant CEO Francisco D'Souza stated, "This year we expect to deliver about $500 million in SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) related services." That is a significant...
In my research on companies that are transforming themselves by adopting an integrated SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) strategy, I came across a recent blog article by the CIO of Woolworths Limited, Dan Beecham. I will share some excerpts from it here. Woolworths is an Aus...
How many advertisements for automobiles today promote the fact their cars are horseless carriages? None! Why? It is an assumption that your automobile will be horseless. The same is happening today with mobile apps. Who would develop a work order management or scheduling system tod...
If you want to learn iOS 6 development, this is a great place to start. The book spends the first several chapters covering the basics. The author first shows you how to get your system setup and how to install Xcode. He then covers the Xcode interface and the iOS simulator. After tha...
We’ve heard about Google Glasses. And we’ve heard about Apple iWatch. And yes, we’ve heard about people embedding cellphones into shoes [1]. Once again, the term “wearable computing” is becoming a hot topic in news and literatures. Some have even announced that the age of wearable tech...
There have been quite a lot of rumors these last few weeks with regards to Apple reportedly working on an iWatch. I was wondering what they would gain with such a move? Some have pointed out that they already have the iPod Nano as a simple watch, but this repeats the functionality of t...
The telecom industry will be challenged in the coming year as operators learn to adapt to the rapidly changing mobile landscape. 2012 was the year of mobile – big brands and Internet companies have just started to realize the potential impact that mobile communications can have on the...
It’s that time again – the New Year has arrived and everyone’s excited to start 2013 on the right foot. We’re ready to tackle the biggest projects, climb the tallest mountains, and make the biggest deals. Now all we need are the right tools to help us get the job done. To make this ta...
This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material and it covers it in depth. Although this book is more of a reference than a cover to cover read, every time I use it to look something up I find myself getting sucked in and reading several chapters. The auth...
I did not look closely at the description of this book before acquiring it. I mistakenly thought it was going to be about the Core Frameworks iOS has to offer. I thought that because I own the previous version of the author's book The iOS 5 Developer's Cookbook: Core Concepts and Essen...
If you flat-out asked your resident nerd what gifts they are hoping for as the holidays get into full swing, you might get a response like, “You mean besides for an uncut Blu-ray version of the original Star Wars Trilogy? Hmm, let me think…” But even if the family Jedi is less than hel...
Nowadays Mobile should be at the centre of your corporate strategy, if it is not then you are probably missing out on some major cost saving and streamlining benefits to your business through innovation to your Information Workers. Though going mobile is not a magic bullet, the major ...
When I talk to CIOs, they usually complain that the trend of Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is undermining their ability to keep their organization’s infrastructures and data secure. Every employee who comes to work with his or her smartphone or tablet and pulls up sales reports, help...
Quest Software has begun supporting BYOD -- even with the full blessing of IT, and this has had benefits far beyond just the users’ sense of empowerment. The growing acceptance of bring your own device (BYOD) at enterprises comes with promise and perils. We'll see how this has had be...
Now might be a good time to consider some of the options available from Citrix and others to get the organization back on track without adding hours of suffering commuting to employees schedules. If you are one of the millions in the North East lucky enough to escape the worst of Sand...
This was a perfect size book for what I needed. What I needed was a book that would get me back up to speed quickly on UNIX. I have not used UNIX since the late 80's, and I have not used Mac since the early 90's. The book starts off with a nice introduction to you Unix and why you wou...
On returning from an awesome SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, I was waiting in the departure lounge for my Virgin Atlantic flight and looked through the iTunesU videos I had on my iPad2. There I saw the WWDC2010 Keynote, one that I had personally attended and decided to view it. Within 10 minu...
Although Apple quickly fixed their delete test page that caused problems with user's wifi connections on their new iPhone 5s, that is not the real issue. There is still a huge issue with iOS 6 and possibly iPhone 5 hardware. The forums are buzzing with users having issues and returnin...
I am writing this on the morning of September 12 2012, the same day that it is envisaged that Apple will announce the iPhone5, availability of iOS6 and possibly a few more interesting assets. They have never been a company that has been shy when it comes to innovation, so I thought I w...

The highly empowered mobile user is a disruptive trend most enterprises have yet to come to grips with. This is causing huge changes in enterprises. Friends at Wikibon, the awesome open research and collaboration site, have produced an infographic that helps capture some key dimensi...

As a Mobile Evangelist I keep preaching that... Mobile is the new Enterprise and Mobile is Now! This is a phrase that most businesses should now have heard many times over the last year and a half, or they are already living it daily by enabling their mobile workforce. Also we hear dai...
Smartphone penetration in the US recently passed the 50 percent mark and it’s a similar story in Europe. There are now nearly 110 million smartphone owners in the US alone, according to comScore. The tablet market is also growing fast and mobile devices are claiming an ever-greater sha...
A nice compact way of getting familiar with OS X Mountain Lion. It is an overview of everything included with OS X Mountain Lion. The easiest way to show you the high level topics covered is to list the table of contents. I have listed the chapters below along with the topics included...
It is common knowledge in Business that Mobile is the New Enterprise and that Mobile is Now! Meaning that you should have a strategy to build Mobile Apps that mobilize your core systems and free your Information Workers to work anytime and anywhere. The Power behind Enterprise Mobility...