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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project results within possible constraints Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will see how it is possible to find your perfect software development partner and establish a long-term business partnership in the world of offshore development. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Alan Win... (more)

MobiDev to Exhibit @CloudExpo CA | @MobiDev_ #Mobile #IoT #AI #ML #DX

SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 developers, designers, quality assurance engineers, project managers in house, specializing in the world-class mobile and web development. The company's main focus is saving the time and efforts of clients by providing full-cycle product development, offering dedicated project teams for long-term collaborations... (more)

Five Overlooked Factors of Mobile Application Performance

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 mark... (more)

Eliminating Mobility Silos

While Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are very widely adopted, far fewer companies have implemented a comprehensive enterprise mobility strategy. When there isn't a consistent governance policy in place, the approach to mobility tends to become fragmented and siloed, with each department executing on its own strategy. Without a high-level, enterprise view of mobility and the governance policy to support it, mobility management will be supported by a series of redundant and fragmented point solutions, which can be quite costly. Worse still, failure to implement an end-to-end strategy leads to increased risk and sub-optimal service from lack of coordination. As the mobility phenomenon matures over time, companies are increasingly looking at mobility from a much higher level. Forget about devices. Forget about applications. What matters is the whole end-to-end ex... (more)

Apple Offered Samsung a License Two Years Ago

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 its patents. 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)

IT and the Mobile User Experience

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 expl... (more)

One Simple Step Can Make Your APIs More Secure

APIs - application programming interfaces -- are an old technology that has become today's hottest method for getting critical data to mobile apps. APIs are good for business. APIs drove $2 billion in business for Expedia by securely exposing valuable content to its affiliate network. But there are hidden dangers to using APIs. APIs share many of the same threats that plague the web, but APIs have unique risk profile that must be managed. It is a mistake to think we can secure APIs the same way we secure the web. But there are some really simple things that anyone implementing an API can do, right now, that will minimize the risk of APIs. Here's one I've pulled from a new eBooklet by Scott Morrison of CA Technologies called Five Simple Strategies for Securing Your APIs. The tip? Turn on SSL for your API and keep it on. Most of us surf the web every day with no SSL... (more)

Why Great Mobile Apps Are Like Great Cocktails

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, ease-of-use. Deliver the right app for every occasion. Most people don't drink beer f... (more)

BYOID Exposes the “Digital Divide” Between IT and the Business

A growing number of websites allow visitors to log in using a digital identity from a trusted 3rd party -- like Facebook, Microsoft, PayPal, or Google. The fancy term for this is "federated identity," but most people call it Bring Your Own Identity, or BYOID. In today's application economy, organizations need to securely deliver new apps to grow their business quickly. This can increase IT risks, which puts a premium on an organization's ability to simplify the user experience without sacrificing security. Using an existing digital or social identity issued by a trusted third party to access applications can help organizations meet the need for simplicity, security and a positive customer experience. The Ponemon Institute and CA Technologies recently surveyed 1,589 IT security practitioners and 1,526 business users worldwide to understand how companies view BYOID. ... (more)

How DevOps Became the New Normal | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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 the IT Team became the A-Team By @JackieKahle | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Gone are the days when IT was seen as unimportant or unchanging. IT is no longer only about supporting employees—it integral to businesses. CEOs have taken note of the fact that customers are more likely to interact with your brand through an app than a person, and companies are trying to reposition themselves in the new application economy. That allows IT departments to be more innovative and flex their creative muscles. Application economy leaders and laggards Now, IT is no longer a just a cost center, but a strategic weapon.  A recent survey of 1,425 IT and business leaders conducted by Vanson Bourne showed the long-standing trend towards outsourcing most of IT is reversing, with companies looking to increase in-house development and even acquire software start-ups to obtain critical expertise. This same survey defined a set of application economy “leaders” and “l... (more)