The Internet of Things has continued to grow at a pace that suggests a
staying power beyond a simple buzzword. It permeates nearly every industry
across the globe, both industrial and consumer, and although the complexity
varies from application to application, the technology has allowed us to
rethink the way we live into the future. However, as fun as it is to don the
seer's cap and predict all of the wonderful ways connected technology will
change our lives, the development of the "back end" of the Internet of Things
is proving to be a formidable component in the quest for growth.
As our devices continue to increase in connective capability, the amount of
data being transferred every second will continue to grow as well. As the
flow of data expands, the mobile and web applications through which the data
runs will need to be able to incorporate not only greater amou... (more)
Here’s a quick look at what’s out and what’s in for IT in 2014.
What’s out: Mobile, especially Mobile First. What’s in? Experience First.
Mobility has become a means to an end now. People now demand compelling,
engaging, context-aware experiences that catch them in the moment, that
deliver services when they most need or want them. People want an emotional
connection to the companies they do business with, and mobility is definitely
one tool that can be used to deliver that. Certainly, mobility is going to
continue to grow, people are still catching up in certain areas. and it wil... (more)
Too often, little consideration is given to performance testing in the
context of mobile application testing. We are reaching a tipping point in how
consumers are accessing the Internet, with more than 50% of users expected to
access the Web via a mobile device by the end of 2013. With this increase in
mobile usage comes the need (really, a requirement) for organizations to meet
an increased expectation in application performance.
As users demand the same experience whether they are accessing Web-based
content from their smart phones, tablets, or laptop computers, the
Welcome to a series on three concepts decision makers must understand for
their own mobile application development. Many companies are creating
mobile applications for internal and external use. Some of these mobile
apps are systems that exist in some other form, such as a traditional web
application. Or, perhaps a company wants to speed up an old Microsoft Access
database entry form and increase its accessibility. Some are pioneering new
ways to utilize the mobile connectivity with applications that change the way
we interact with our world around us.
No matter what kind of ... (more)
Augmented reality (AR) is coming, not for flash or fashion (sorry Google
Glass), but because of the overload of big data bombarding the human mind, in
work and in our lives.
We are about to reach a tipping point in the evolution of information
technology, sparked by the intersection of big data and the natural capacity
of the human mind and body to think, and accomplish our life's tasks.
Since 1995, data is being produced, processed, and aggregated at such volumes
that we are now reaching diminishing returns in our worker's ability to
actually do something with it. The average c... (more)
The delineation between great mobile apps and bad ones is becoming easier and
easier to see as the mobile app ecosystem edges closer and closer to
maturity. What makes a great mobile app? Simply put, it's a great
experience for the user. The best apps in the current marketplace are those
that can engage the user beyond a mere day or two, and become the go-to
destination on their smartphones for an extended period of time. In this two
part post, I will discuss a real life case of how a great user experience
leads to app success and explain the steps that developers can follow to ... (more)