Hidden Benefits of Working with a Software Development Partner
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise
system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a
generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product
owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value
brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response
to these needs.
Evolution of the project = evolution of needs Value chain in software product
evolution How a software development company can facilitate startups Growing
scale and complexity, benefits of ongoing collaboration Engagement models:
it's never too late to start a valuable cooperation!
All in all, the key value that can be added to the success of your pro... (more)
Mobile adoption rates are on the rise and if market reports are any
indication, growth rates aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Consumers and
employees alike are the driving forces behind mobile adoption spurred by the
evolution in mobile device capabilities along with the speed of mobile
A recent Morgan Stanley research study predicts that sales of smartphones
will overtake PC sales (including both desktops and notebooks) in the next
two years, supporting the demands of our always-connected society.
[Disclosure: Kapow Software is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.]
The ubiquity of smartphones and more than 300,000 mobile apps available on
Apple’s App Store, coupled with the ease and convenience of mobile
computing is putting pressure on IT to mobile enable B2C and B2E applications
to facilitate organizational efficiency and keep up with consumer and
Apple is apparently more reasonable than it lets on.
Back in 2010 it offered Samsung a license. Apple estimates that it might have
cost Samsung $288 million back then. Now it's asking $2.5 billion and that's
just in the current case in California.
FOSS Patents calls it "the most spectacular revelation of the ongoing trial."
In August of 2010 a "shocked" Apple, upset that a major supplier could copy
its iPhone technology, handed Samsung a detailed presentation of dozens of
examples of where it believed the Korean company's Galaxy S phone infringed
Most of those patents haven't been asserted in litigation anywhere.
Two months later in a document pointedly called "Samsung-Apple Licensing
Discussion" it offered to license its patents for $30 per handset and $40 per
tablet. The license would have covered Samsung devices running Android,
Symbian, Bada a... (more)
Smart phones and tablets may be great tools for users, but they’ve been a
nightmare for IT. Business users -- customers, partners, and employees –
now demand their smart devices get anytime anywhere access to business
critical systems. And if IT can’t support them, they’ll go elsewhere --
creating a dangerous ‘shadow IT’ that exists outside traditional IT’s
control, which creates a huge security risk. That’s why it’s important
for IT to understand the proper mobile experience their users demand.
Join an upcoming TweetChat hosted by @TrendsinTech this Tuesday, January 28th
at 1pm Eastern to address what IT leaders can do to properly prepare
themselves for a better mobile experience -- just follow along with the
hashtag #TechViews. We’ll be covering topics like the biggest frustrations
for mobile users, what the correct experience should be, and how IT can best
This fun little slideshow takes a different and very thought-provoking look
at why your mobile apps should be like great cocktails -- they should be easy
to make, delicious to consume, and have your customers coming back for more.
Based on an InformationWeek blog post by Pete Waterhouse, which created quite
a buzz when it was first posted, the slideshow outlines six great recipes to
deliver top-shelf apps. A few examples:
Get the base ingredients right. Just as a skilled bartender knows that
correct proportions of tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime equate to a great
margarita, make sure you get the basics right in mobile app development. The
best apps are "experience-centric." Users want to get in, get it done, move
on, right now. Combine equal parts: great design, ultra simplicity,
Deliver the right app for every occasion. Most people don't drink beer f... (more)
How DevOps Became the New Normal
Just last year, a CA Technologies and Vanson Bourne survey revealed that
DevOps was not a sure-fire hit— 16 percent of senior IT professionals did
not know what DevOps was, and an additional 18 percent had no plans to adopt
it. Fast forward one year and the results tell an entirely new story. 88
percent of respondents had already adopted DevOps or plan to do so, up from
66 percent last year. In addition to senior IT professionals, this year’s
respondents expanded to include senior Line-of-Business
executives—precisely the people you’d expect would not know as much about
DevOps. So how has DevOps become the new normal?
The application economy happened – or, rather, it accelerated so quickly
that enterprises have no choice but to consider DevOps. In our most recent
global survey on the application economy, 94% of Line of Business exec... (more)
How quickly do things change in the world of mobility? Just last year, CA
Technologies conducted a worldwide survey that told an entirely different
story from the one we are hearing today. 2013’s Enterprise Mobility –
It’s All About the Apps was a call to action for enterprise IT to keep up
with customers mobility demands and employee’s desire for BYOD.
If last year was about keeping up with customers’ mobile application
demands, this year that issue has all but disappeared. Our 2014 survey
respondents released an average of six customer-facing apps last year, and 71
percent of organizations surveyed are now providing mobile apps to their
customers. So what’s the problem?
Our latest research report, Mobility: Why Your Customers Aren’t Satisfied
and What to Do About It, is a wakeup call. The survey reveals shockingly low
end user satisfaction with enterprises’ mobili... (more)
"As end-user demands and requirements have evolved, extending the performance
and scalability benefits of our Ultra Messaging software to audiences
accessing applications on any Web-enabled device has been a priority for many
customers in the financial services arena" said Mike Pickett, VP of Product
Marketing for Ultra Messaging at Informatica, as it was announced jointly by
Informatics and Kaazing that Kaazing's WebSocket Gateway technology will
henceforth be integrated into Informatica's Ultra Messaging product line to
enable the seamless, reliable and secure delivery of real-time information to
any Web-enabled device.
"Ensuring that information is delivered in real-time between a client and a
browser," Pickett continued, "Kaazing's WebSocket Gateway technology gives
Informatics the power to do just that, allowing customers to reach new
audiences and expand thei... (more)
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 mobile application development you are considering,
there are several critical decisions you need to make based on your unique
product and opportunity in order to create a successful mobile app and spur
adoption and entanglement.
Audience and Platform Support
The first step is to identify th... (more)
Will native applications be the dominant and preferred form of interaction or
will new technologies like HTML5 make web apps more preferable? These are the
two major ways applications are supported in a mobile platform:
Native Application: It is essentially a bundle of software that can run on a
smartphone or tablet. Native apps are specific to particular mobile platform.
Mobile Web: Refers to browser-based experience on mobile devices. Mobile
websites can essentially run across any platform with a built-in browser.
Mobile presence is no longer an option for organizations so business and
technology leaders need to decide on a mobile application development
strategy to make best use of their budget. This article highlights the
strengths of mobile web and native apps that will help make an implementation
Mobile web refers to a browser-based Internet ... (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
performance of your mobile application has never been more crucial to the
performance of your bottom line. Not only are user expectations creating a
need for better performing apps, your competitors are rushing to mobilize
their apps, creating a sort of "mobile arms race" in which the loser risks