I am a big advocate of writing apps for real living users… requirements gathering is way easier when you don’t have someone trying to gnaw your face off… not to say that real live users won’t attempt to eat you alive, it does happen. So to avoid creating and deploying apps that go straight to zombie-ville (see previous article) there are some general principles that will convert ‘walking dead’ users into shiny happy productive people that kick a**e
Like bee hives, organisations that communicate and collaborate well are more successful than other organisations. This is particularly true where knowledge is the primary ingredient for driving success. For the majority of advanced economies, knowledge based work is the primary activity, whereas manufacturing and production based work, which is more labour intensive, has moved to emerging economies where the cost of labor is lower.
The focus of EADS2005 is on architecture and integration in a pre-cloud API world where screen real estate was not coveted. Unfortunately, what once worked for mainframe desktop applications, has become the source of mass (business case) destruction.
So to help you create your own army of rotting, semi-animated zombie apps, we have created this useful ‘How To Guide’ to unleash your latest zombie apps on the corridors of all those walking dead users who are just groaning for some ‘fresh meat’. Or you could just avoid the following steps and make really awesome apps for the warm bodied!
Is Antivirus software for mobile devices just a con, or can it really protect against the scourge of virus and malware infestation? Which is the most secure of the mobile operating systems, and what are the biggest threats lurking online?
For years we’ve diligently installed, patched and updated Antivirus software on our PC’, spending time and money to ensure that we were protected from the dangers of virus and malware originating in the wilds of the internet. We didn’t start out this way, however, and there was a time when PC’s weren’t networked, and software came from a handful of companies that we knew by name and reputation.
Smartwatches…. puh-leeze! Enough already with the hype. There are certainly moments in the history of mankind when technology has progressed to a point where convergence results in a great leap forward. Often this new technology is the result a some bright spark assembling unrelated technologies, designed for completely different purposes and joining the dots from insights gained from their own personal experiences to produce the next transformative technology… sadly however, Smartwatches aren’t one of them.
Being a Mobility Solution Designer I am often asked about how MSC can help improve the security of an organisation with a focus on the mobile fleet. Our standard answer runs the gamut of what any security conscious organisation would expect; a conversation about defence in depth for the mobile world and how we can enable that from many different aspects. Defence here focuses on the actual asset worth protecting, the organisation's data, ranging from both malicious attackers to the accidental security breach of a person just trying to do their job.
I find most management books written by so called ‘titans of industry’ to be largely a waste of time when it comes down to practicalities of running a business. Often these ‘best seller 2014’, ‘pure genius written by a brilliant leader’, ‘insert self-congratulatory awesomeness quote by your best friend here’ simply don’t address the brass tacks ‘what do I do on Monday’ challenges of running a start-up/mid-sized/fast-growing/constantly changing business.
Something terrifying has been happening for a while now and we only have ourselves to blame. A creeping cancer of shallowness has enveloped us and like frogs in a warming pot. We have been blissfully unaware, thinking that the pina colada could do with a little more zest but the water is just right. Nicholas Carr in his book, The Shallows, raises the alarm. The Internet is making us dumber as our ability to think deeply is eroded by our reliance on virtual memory in the form of cloud storage and wiki’s.
The pitches have fallen silent, the clean-up crew are sweeping out and the cocktails are finished, there goes another mobile world congress and it was... Ho hum. Nothing much new or innovative, nothing much exciting. Just like a visit to Vietnam… “same, same, different.” Everyone had a device on display, everyone talked up their IoT offerings or their mobile payments strategy but none differentiated from the pack. In reality however, the exhibition hall is the side show to the main game, creating new relationships, building on existing ones and doing deals.