December 6, 2017
Dec 6, 2017

The Head of Headless Commerce

Brick-and-mortar vs online shopping has taken center stage in the next-generation retailer dialogue. However, the retailer of tomorrow goes much deeper than that. Consumer demands and expectations as...
November 10, 2017
Nov 10, 2017

Decision Engines for Business Process Automation

Traditionally, business leaders have depended upon ERP or BPM systems to automate and optimize business processes. Resulting in long implementation cycles, a number of complexities and variations...
October 3, 2017
Oct 3, 2017

The Car is The Future of Loyalty

The car has the potential to become the ultimate loyalty card. The car is essentially an extension of our everyday lives. Most people use their car every day, spending a considerable amount of...
September 15, 2017
Sep 15, 2017

What does iPhone X mean for apps

By now you've already read about iPhone X and iPhone 8 everywhere, but what does it mean for mobile app developers and app owners? With every new iOS release, there are updated guidelines and new...
August 10, 2017
Aug 10, 2017

Citizen First Means Mobile First for Government

Below is a snapshot of the current US Senate website via an iPhone: Believe it or not, today, more than 50% of the visitors are using mobile devices and it appears that the government is still...
July 28, 2017
Jul 28, 2017

Blockchain for Healthcare – Hype or Reality?

Over the course of the past couple of months, the topic of blockchain has surfaced multiple times in my conversations with several Healthcare CxOs. Frankly, I was surprised for two main reasons....
July 6, 2017
Jul 6, 2017

DevOps: It’s a Culture, Not a Tool

Amazon, Netflix and Facebook are large corporations that can all seemingly turn on a dime. They deploy thousands of lines of code a day to improve our customer experience thanks to a healthy DevOps...
July 3, 2017
Jul 3, 2017

Redefining Asset Management in the IoT Era

The next wave of Internet-enabled devices bound to revolutionize the way we live, work and conduct business, is here. Devices that have an added layer of intelligence on them, collectively referred...
June 27, 2017
Jun 27, 2017

The 2017 Guide for CIOs: Part Three

It is expected that there will be over 50 billion smart connected devices in the world capable of collecting, analyzing, and distributing data by the year 2020. At the same time, 61% of C-suite...
June 7, 2017
Jun 7, 2017

Healthcare Embraces Cloud – Finally!

I vividly remember three years ago when I was talking with a CIO of a major healthcare provider around his organization’s strategy towards cloud migration. I was surprised to learn that cloud...
June 1, 2017
Jun 1, 2017

AgileIndy 2017 Recap

The following blog post was written by Diana Williams, Manager of Agile Delivery, Big Data Insights Division. AgileIndy was held for the 5th time in Indianapolis, Indiana with over 600 thought...
May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017

The 2017 Guide for CIOs: Part Two

The benefits of migrating data and apps to the cloud should make it a no-brainer for enterprises. However, we believe that a majority of all cloud projects are set up to fail. Over the next couple...
May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017

It’s Time for GPOs to Drive Innovation

There’s a rejuvenation afoot for Global Process Owners (GPOs) within larger and more mature companies. These professionals are being asked to serve as the nexus for innovation rather than the...
April 25, 2017
Apr 25, 2017

What Facebook’s AR Studio Means for Brands

I watched the Mark Zuckerberg keynote at F8 last week (F8 is the yearly Facebook developer conference if you have not heard of it before)1. It’s difficult not to admire the man’s ambition for...
April 17, 2017
Apr 17, 2017

Customer Experience Trumps Channels

Most retailers have made significant investments over the last few years to transform their businesses across online, mobile and in-store channels, but clearly this hasn’t brought foot traffic back...
April 13, 2017
Apr 13, 2017

The 2017 Guide for CIOs: Part One

Digital transformation is one of the top priorities for CIOs in 2017. Failing to incorporate emerging technologies to streamline operations and build value-adding products/services for customers, can...
April 12, 2017
Apr 12, 2017

Could You Compete with Uber?

Imagine if a competitor with deep (almost unlimited) pockets, speed and disruption, like Uber, was to enter your industry as the main competitor. A company that doesn’t care about status quo, is...
April 7, 2017
Apr 7, 2017

The State of Mobility in Fashion and Apparel

Despite news of major retail brands closing up shop, the U.S. fashion currently holds a market value of $385.7B while fashion worldwide generates up to $2.5T a year. So, why are retailers struggling...
April 5, 2017
Apr 5, 2017

How to Do Customer Service in a Mobile World

Most companies see customer service as a cost center. As a customer, I see customer service as a core part of the brand I’m doing business with. Good customer service means I’m a happy...
March 28, 2017
Mar 28, 2017

How to Pick the Right IoT Partners

“If you disassemble a modern drone, VR headset, or IoT device, you’ll find mostly smartphone components.” -Chris Dixon of a16z Every business and organization, large and small, will be...
March 23, 2017
Mar 23, 2017

600 App Developers but Not ‘The One’

Ariyana at Nike asked the LinkedIn community for recommendations on an app development partner and so far, she has received over 600 comments and suggestions. How could she possible choose the right...
March 21, 2017
Mar 21, 2017

3 Steps to Success in AI for Anyone

Expectations have been set high with Elon Musk talking about robots/automation taking over all our jobs, as well as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking warning us about the threat of AI to mankind....
March 16, 2017
Mar 16, 2017

Why Building a Mobile App Is Not Enough

Someone asked me recently whether I worked for a "mobile app shop." The very question conveys the casual notion that functionality provisioned on a smartphone, tablet, or wearable device is the...
March 13, 2017
Mar 13, 2017

Top Enterprise Mobility Priorities in 2017

Cloud integration is currently the top mobility priority among enterprises followed by managed services (devices, applications, …) and data management according to recent research by DMI and...
March 9, 2017
Mar 9, 2017

3 Keys to Success in Omni-Channel Retail

In January of this year, we released our second annual Mobile Maturity Model report. In this report, we gathered survey data into existing customer shopping behavior, future desired behavior and...
March 7, 2017
Mar 7, 2017

Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program

By delivering over 250 mobile projects over the last 12 months, we’ve showcased our strong capabilities in app development and app management across both mobile and web. More than 30 of said...
March 6, 2017
Mar 6, 2017

7 Trends and Insights from MWC17

Bill Gates once said that “Development and adoption of new technologies is usually slower than we expect, but when it happens it’s faster and the impact is much greater than we could ever have...
February 28, 2017
Feb 28, 2017

Uncovering MWC17: Day 0 to 1

Mobile World Congress is on and the news stream is full of device announcements from the new and the old. Here's a quick summary of what you need to know (and what most people don't...
February 21, 2017
Feb 21, 2017

Innovation Labs Are Failing

Almost every Fortune 500 company opened an innovation lab over the past three years, but are they delivering results? Over the past two years I’ve spent time with 30+ innovation hubs, labs and...
February 7, 2017
Feb 7, 2017

VR Remains Niche for Now

Will VR achieve mass-market appeal in 2017 or remain a niche service? Which VR hardware and services have the greatest potential of being successful? Will VR meet the same fate as 3D Television?...
January 30, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

The MWC17 Planning Guide

What & When The biggest mobile show on earth, Mobile World Congress, is about to take place in the Mobile World Capital of Barcelona for the 12th year in a row. The 2016 edition hosted 2,200...
January 26, 2017
Jan 26, 2017

NRF’s ‘Big Show’ 2017: Recap

Last week, DMI sponsored and presented at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) ‘Big Show’ at the Javitz Center in New York City. Nearly 35,000 attendees flooded the aisles at the expo to see...
January 24, 2017
Jan 24, 2017

In the Age of Mobility … Jack Be Nimble

Having spent much of my professional life in the world of large-scale technology transformations, I am finding that the world of digital/mobile business models brings some very different requirements...
January 17, 2017
Jan 17, 2017

Mobile and Connected Devices at CES 2017

It has been a week since CES which has given us time to digest the thousands of announcements and gadgets shown. As a mobility company, our focus was naturally on mobile and connected devices. Here's...
December 16, 2016
Dec 16, 2016

See Your Sales Success

The year is wrapping up and that traditionally means sales teams are looking back to measure what they accomplished and plan for the New Year. What if you could visualize your data to reward success...
December 15, 2016
Dec 15, 2016

Black Friday 2016: How Retailers Stayed on Top

The news is out! “Black Friday became the first day in retail history to drive over one billion dollars in mobile revenue at $1.2 billion, a 33 percent growth year-over-year.” How retailers fared...
November 29, 2016
Nov 29, 2016

Let’s Scrum

OK, obviously we aren't talking about an actual rugby "scrum." But we are talking about the idea. A scrum is short for a scrimmage with regard to rugby team play. It’s a way of restarting play -...
October 21, 2016
Oct 21, 2016

Is Mobile Being Used Effectively in Healthcare?

For many people in the UK, remembering the dosage and when to take medication for example can be a real challenge. There are many factors that can slow progress to recovery, often resulting in added...
September 20, 2016
Sep 20, 2016

Mobility Makes the World Go Round

This summer my daughters joined millions of other teenagers in their pursuit of Pokémon characters via their smartphones. To many parents, this was likely an amusing summertime oddity. To me, it was...
September 15, 2016
Sep 15, 2016

Supporting the Agile Business through Nimble IT

I recently took several field trips to meet clients and business partners to gain insight into the market pressures impacting their businesses. The general trend related to what I heard and saw is...
September 2, 2016
Sep 2, 2016

Ubamarket Is an Instant Shopping Hit!

A couple of weeks ago, one of our amazing customers finally launched their new service, Ubamarket, revolutionizing grocery shopping. The mobile service has been designed based on years of research,...
August 25, 2016
Aug 25, 2016

Creating an Engaging Intranet

Are you thinking about investing in a new Intranet? Consider this basic question: Why do we need an Intranet? The common and sound answer we hear from our clients is that they need a central place...
August 23, 2016
Aug 23, 2016

Reinventing Gaming in a Mobile-Only World

Americans now spend around 4 hours and Brits about 2 hours and 40 min every day on their mobile (excluding voice) according to Flurry. This means that 50% of media consumption now takes place on...
July 27, 2016
Jul 27, 2016

All You Need to Know about Differential Privacy

Following Apple’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers’ Conference, WWDC16, last month, it seems Apple reinforced its position as a key defender of privacy. Making it more difficult for hackers,...
June 15, 2016
Jun 15, 2016

The Mobile App: What’s Your Tipping Point?

As we approach the ninth anniversary of the iPhone, it is fair to say that on June 29, 2007, the world of consumer engagement was forever changed. Cell phones became smartphones and with them, apps...
May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

What You Need to Know from Google I/O 2016

A lot of exciting, new Android products and features were revealed at last week’s Google I/O event. Here’s a five-minute read on everything you need to know. Android N The next version of the...
May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Why Companies Need to Invest in Chatbots Now

Apps are dead again according to articles across tech media. This time they will be replaced by chatbots. So will we re-train 500 mobile developers to program chatbots? No, but chatbots will become...
May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Football Pros vs. App Developers – Who Wins?

You like sports? If yes, then continue reading. If no, then continue reading anyway because this is about the new stars of our generation. Last week I visited the training ground of Tottenham...
May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

DMI – 14 Years and Going Strong

14 years ago today, I bootstrapped what’s now a $350 million business based on the principles of a new model for federal contracting. A model that leveraged commercial innovations to put government...
April 14, 2016
Apr 14, 2016

Customer Experience Management

Recently while flipping through television channels, I stumbled across a PBS documentary about the impact Harry Gordon Selfridge had on the retail world. For those not familiar with Selfridge, he...
April 13, 2016
Apr 13, 2016

Adobe Summit 2016: Recap & Highlights

We were among the 10,000 who descended upon Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel for Adobe’s Annual Summit last week to hear where their platform is taking customers in the year(s) to come. The lavish,...
March 30, 2016
Mar 30, 2016

What’s Happening at Apple?

With Apple absent at CES and MWC and with their big event (WWDC) not taking place until summer, here’s a quick update on what’s going on in the Apple camp- including the iPhone SE and 9.7 inch...
March 17, 2016
Mar 17, 2016

The 67 Mobile App SDKs You Need to Know About

Third-party SDKs are essential today in order to deliver ‎winning mobile apps, games, and services. SDKs help deliver apps faster, better, more reliably and with functionality based on experts in...
March 16, 2016
Mar 16, 2016

The Power of Data in Patient Care

It's been said, "knowledge is power. Information is liberating." We're living in an era when it's estimated the U.S. healthcare industry generates approximately 30 percent of the world's data...
February 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

The MWC Tour of Things You Have to See

While everyone else gives you the latest news from MWC in Barcelona, we give you insights on the things you must see if you are at the conference or read about if you're not. This year we split up...
February 15, 2016
Feb 15, 2016

How to Do MWC Like a Pro

Mobile World Congress is HUGE, overwhelming and chaotic. If you don't plan your visit you won't get much out of it other than a lot of business cards, brochures and tired legs. I've been attending it...
February 12, 2016
Feb 12, 2016

Who Is Supporting Your Cloud?

More companies than ever are moving computing to the cloud. In fact, the percentage of businesses using cloud computing is expected to more than double over the next six years, from 37 percent to...
February 4, 2016
Feb 4, 2016

Why We Work in a Lean UX Environment

“Inspired by Lean Startup and Agile development theories, it’s the practice of bringing the true nature of a product to light faster, in a collaborative, cross-functional way with less emphasis...
January 28, 2016
Jan 28, 2016

The MWC16 Planning Guide

It’s getting close to Mobile World Congress once again. 4 days of walking the enormous congress halls, talking and meeting with people, having your pockets full of business cards, plus the...
January 21, 2016
Jan 21, 2016

Why Offshore Is the New Onshore

20 years ago the offshore* software development ‎and testing industry got started to help find and mitigate the Y2K** problem. This is now ancient history in software development, but offshore...
January 12, 2016
Jan 12, 2016

How to Optimize Omni-Channel through Big Data

As a savvy retailer you have mastered your multi-channel strategy, making your mobile apps more customer-friendly and creating an in-store and online experience that accommodates how individual...
May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

Mobility Trends in Government

The government is about efficiency. Okay, you can stop laughing now and get serious. It actually is. When you spend taxpayers’ money, everything you do is scrutinized. So much so that you spend...
May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

5 Ways to Invest in Privacy in 2015

Public perception of Privacy and Security in the post-Snowden era has changed, leading to end users caring vastly more about the topic. Last year there were more breaches than ever before, ad...
May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

What’s behind high-quality, intuitive UX/UI?

Don't you just love a using a mobile app or web solution that has a beautifully designed interface and where your whole experience and every interaction just feels natural? The simplicity of things...
March 13, 2015
Mar 13, 2015

MWC15 Recap and Video

We've had a few days to digest all the information and innovation we encountered at MWC15. We've sat down, gone over all key trends and announcements from this year's congress and complied it into...
December 19, 2014
Dec 19, 2014

Mobility Management Trends for 2015

The mobile transformation is accelerating. No longer limited to smartphones and tablets, the mobile ecosystem has expanded to include wearables, smart sensors for industrial machinery, appliances,...
December 4, 2014
Dec 4, 2014

Why your app won’t be used by your employees

The head of sales for a major brand says “Apps don’t work for us” during a conversation at a mobility conference. He explains that he and his team spent 12 months and lot of money developing a...
November 26, 2014
Nov 26, 2014

#thankfulfor: Digital Things We Love 2014

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, we here at DMI find ourselves very grateful for many things in our professional lives. In addition to having a sincere appreciation of one another and an...
November 10, 2014
Nov 10, 2014

Are You Using Your Data to its Fullest Potential?

Data monetization has fast become a key area of interest across many industries as companies everywhere are seeing the value of their data not just operationally but also as a data ‘product’ that...
October 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2014

Can Enterprise Apps Deliver 10x ROI?

Imagine if there was a guaranteed way for enterprise apps to generate 10X ROI for organizations? Actually, there is! Over the past few years, we have seen this time and time again, with some...
September 29, 2014
Sep 29, 2014

Valuable Insights for Mobile App Development

As part of a new series of regular insight posts, we start with a focus on key lessons in the differences between external and internal mobile development and various mobile application development...
September 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014

How to Be a Content All-Star

In today’s hyper-connected world, people are bombarded by ads and end up tuning them out, unless the ads are entertaining, informative or additive. In mobile, creative ideas, messaging and...
August 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014

Bringing a Framework to Mobile Security

I’m often asked, “What is the best tool to secure my mobile devices?”  My answer is always: “Secure from what?”  Unfortunately in the security industry, people equate security with tools,...
August 12, 2014
Aug 12, 2014

Mobile Application Security

On Thursday August 14th I’m speaking on a webinar for the Multi-State ISAC about Mobile application security.  The webcast is at 2pm EDT, link to register here if you are interested.  This is the...
August 8, 2014
Aug 8, 2014

Mobile strategy framework for 2015 and beyond

So far this year, we have seen incredible growth of mobile usage worldwide and this is on course to continue in 2015. The majority of visits to websites already come from mobile according to...
July 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014

Is Your Cat Selling You Out?

There has been a lot of press about a new website dedicated to that which fuels the Internet: Cat pictures.  A new site call “I know where your cat lives” leverages what they claim is over 15...
July 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014

Internet of Things Privacy Conference

Last week, I participated on a panel for the TRUSTe Internet of Things (IoT) Privacy Summit at a beautiful resort in Menlo Park, California.  The event brought together people from many different...
July 8, 2014
Jul 8, 2014

Big Data Revolution and Data Monetization

What once was a hyped term and a far out concept has now become a widely adopted practice in organizations big and small. The Big Data revolution began as companies started making investments towards...
July 2, 2014
Jul 2, 2014

Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design

In the past we've written several blogs about the pros and cons of responsive Web design as well as about native and hybrids. DMI’s first responsive web project took place around two and a...
June 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014

The Internet of Things to get Hacked

There has been a lot of talk last couple of years about the Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT is basically the concept that household and personal appliances, including vehicles, will all be connected...
June 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014

Developers’ top iOS8 features

The launch of iOS7 in September last year was the biggest overhaul of iOS for end users since the launch of the iPhone. The iOS8 SDK announced recently at WWDC with its more than 4000 new APIs and...
June 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014

Ransomware

Every cyber security speaker has a presentation on “Threat Landscape” or “Cyber Crime” that is his or her go-to when talking to non-technical audiences who need to understand the world of...
June 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014

Moving out of Castles

For millennia people relied on fortresses to protect themselves and their valuables, allowing only trusted people in. This all-in-one protection method used “defense in depth” with walls, moats,...
June 4, 2014
Jun 4, 2014

2014 Apple WWDC: Our Opinion

You might say we’re a little Apple obsessed... On Monday, Apple hosted their 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference and we couldn’t wait to hear what they had to share. We asked a few of our...
June 4, 2014
Jun 4, 2014

WWDC & IoT & Security – Should I Cringe Now?

Earlier this week Apple had the kickoff of their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is always interesting to watch where they highlight what new features will be coming out in their...
May 15, 2014
May 15, 2014

And the winner is…

Don’t put your popcorn, cocktails and confetti away just yet. Even though the awards season is behind us and the Grammy’s, Oscars and Golden Globes won’t be back until next year, the awards...
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014

Mobile Commerce on a Tear

If you haven’t noticed the latest stats and projections out from Goldman Sachs, they’re worth taking a look at. The big take away: Mobile commerce is growing 10x faster than non-mobile...
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014

Security breaches: Who’s to Blame?

Last week, I participated in a webinar about SC Magazine’s Breach Survey. The survey was sent to a group of Chief Information Security Officer’s and included security-related questions, such...
May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014

2014 Webby Awards

On Monday, we were notified that the DMI was one of seven honorees in the Associations category of the 2014 Webby Awards. We were honored for our work on the National Cable & Telecommunications...
April 18, 2014
Apr 18, 2014

DMI Inn the Community

DMI recently received an award for our commitment to volunteering at the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Children’s Inn provides a supportive environment for...
April 9, 2014
Apr 9, 2014

Big Data: Payment Processors Hold the Key

The payment processing landscape has changed and the old ways of doing business are rapidly becoming obsolete. For merchants accepting most forms of payment is a necessity, but card processing...
March 28, 2014
Mar 28, 2014

DMI welcomes a new member to its family

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Fortune magazine reporter, Andrew Nusca, about our acquisition of KnowledgePath, a leading mobile Omnichannel commerce solutions company. One of his big questions was...
March 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014

Do you Really need a Blackphone?

Edward Snowden spoke at SXSW conference.  He obviously didn’t fly to Texas, but instead spoke over Google Hangout from somewhere in Russia.  Many people’s perception of Snowden has evolved over...
March 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014

What’s So Great About Responsive Web Design?

With more and more internet traffic originating from mobile devices each day, it’s growing inevitable to tailor site experience to the needs of the mobile customer. Very often, a site’s user...
March 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

BYOD – Is this right for my Company?

Many enterprises are considering moving towards implementing a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program. However, with the migration to BYOD, enterprises should fully understand the steps that need to be...
March 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014

Using Commerce Reference Store Effectively

Oracle Commerce (ATG) has been offering the Commerce Reference Store (CRS) as a reference implementation since ATG 9.0, which is one of the latest of a small line of reference implementation since...
March 5, 2014
Mar 5, 2014

It’s About Real-Time!

Imagine pulling into a shopping mall parking lot and getting a special offer that entices you to visit a particular store. Or that you are browsing in a department inside a store you’ve visited...
February 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Trust, but Verify

No matter what side of the aisle you sit on politically, if you’re responsible for a major roll out of your company’s website, the government’s healthcare site roll out might make you cringe. ...
February 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014

RSA Mobile Security Panel | Rick Doten

On Monday, February 24, I’ll be speaking on a panel at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco on a panel about Mobile Security.  This talk is part of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG)...
February 7, 2014
Feb 7, 2014

5 Tips for Running Scrum Effectively

The Daily Scrum is one of the most important aspects of an Agile project, and how it is run can have a dramatic effect on project health and team morale. As we move into an age where teams become...
January 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014

Social Engineering in Advanced Persistent Threat

It’s a normal work day and you receive a routine email from one of your colleagues; you respond as expected and continue to work with not a clue as to what just happened. An uninvited guest has...
January 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014

What to Expect: Samsung and DMI

At the beginning of the month we made the announcement that we have formed a strategic alliance with Samsung Mobile to offer Managed Mobility Services to Enterprise Clients. What this means is...
December 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013

10 Tips for a Successful Project

We’ve all been involved in projects that didn’t go according to plan. The war stories on this topic are numerous, but there’s no reason to think that’s how all projects are run. You can avoid...
November 27, 2013
Nov 27, 2013

Best Apps for Black Friday

It’s that time of the year again! Department, specialty, and tech stores will be showcasing their unbelievable mark downs for the upcoming Black Friday shopping event held across the country. But...
November 26, 2013
Nov 26, 2013

Time to Demand More from Your eCommerce Site

Merchants of all shapes and sizes agree on a common goal: achieve strong top-line growth through increased conversion rates and average order size. There have been numerous strategies, methodologies...
October 31, 2013
Oct 31, 2013

A day at DMI – the best job in the world

Whenever someone asks what the best job in the world is then I tell them it's mine. Over the last 7 years I haven't had one boring day where I haven't met a new challenge or learned something new....
October 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013

The Case for Accessibility

Building web sites that are accessible to visitors with disabilities has become increasingly important in the past decades. In 1998, eight years after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act,...
October 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013

What your Office Can Say About Your Brand

[gallery ids="13025,13026,13027,13028,13029"] When you are an industry innovator, it’s essential that your brand be communicated in everything you do, even down to how you welcome guests to your...
September 25, 2013
Sep 25, 2013

Top productivity apps we use at DMI

Frequently we get asked what is our top productivity apps we use at DMI. Do we just talk the talk or do we do as we preach? Last year BP did a survey among about 20.000* employees asking them to...
April 5, 2013
Apr 5, 2013

NCTA.com Redesign

NCTA is the trade association that represents the U.S. cable and telecommunications industry. While they support the industry that connects more than 90% of American households, their site did not...
March 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013

Report from the Floor: Mobile World Congress

From February 25-28, 2013, several thousand people gathered in Barcelona, Spain to attend the world's largest mobile event - Mobile World Congress (MWC). Last week a team from DMI attended MWC and...
March 7, 2013
Mar 7, 2013

#smwHospitality

It’s often said that your most important customers are the ones you already have. So how can brands retain and reward loyal fans online? Utilize brand ambassadors to help spread their message? Turn...
December 17, 2012
Dec 17, 2012

Seven Marketing Trends to Watch in 2013

So, we’ve arrived at that time of year when everyone steps up on his or her soapbox and prognosticates about the future of marketing. It’s a ritual of sorts – a right of passage as we move into...
December 5, 2012
Dec 5, 2012

DMI Pulse: McDonald’s Hashtag First

McDonald’s newest ad for chicken nuggets ends promoting the hashtag #McDProBowl, highlighting their relationship with the NFL Pro Bowl. Promoting a hashtag with a TV commercial is a first for the...
November 27, 2012
Nov 27, 2012

DMI Pulse: Cyber Mobile

The holiday shopping season kicked off this week with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But the big news this week was Cyber Monday. While in-store sales on Black Friday were down 1.8% this...
November 12, 2012
Nov 12, 2012

DMI Pulse: SmartGlass and Square

The DMI Pulse is a weekly roundup of news, trends, and insights from the DMI Strategy Team. Questions or comments? Drop us a line below. Second Screen Experiences + The Living Room Battle Last...
November 6, 2012
Nov 6, 2012

Streamline Your Brand’s Social Presence

From Instagram and Pinterest to video apps such as Socialcam and Viddy, marketers find themselves questioning the value of maintaining a presence on multiple social media platforms. We’re beginning...
October 25, 2012
Oct 25, 2012

Take Another Look at Tumblr for Brands

Last week, Ari Levine, Brand Strategist for Tumblr, treated DMI to a presentation on how brands are using their platform in new and innovative ways. If you’re not familiar with Tumblr it could be...
October 24, 2012
Oct 24, 2012

Xcelsius Dashboards as a Prototype Tool

Recently, we had to build a simple web application visual prototype containing a few pages. In the past, we created static pages showing the visuals. Even though the static pages were put together in...
October 11, 2012
Oct 11, 2012

Make Responsive Web Design Work For You

Responsive Web Design (RWD) has been a hot topic in the web design industry over the last year. Essentially, RWD allows you to tailor your website for viewing across multiple devices such as...
September 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012

The Importance of Testing and Second Opinions

As creative types, we like to think that we have all the answers to the problems presented to us – the right way to navigate a page, the right place to put the copy in an ad, the right way to make...
August 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012

The way we design for the web is broken.

Now, that sounds like a pretty extreme statement. And it’s meant to be – we have to be able to separate ourselves from the traditional ways of doing things to break the norm and evolve with the...
June 26, 2012
Jun 26, 2012

SAP BI 4.0 SP 4 Released 3 Months Early!!

On June 15th, SAP announced the much anticipated release of Service Pack 4 (SP4) for BI 4.0. SP4 contains all the features of FP3 and can be installed on top of 4.0, SP1, or SP2. It is currently...
May 21, 2012
May 21, 2012

Think Beyond The Banner

When we think about banners why do we only think 300x250, 728x90, 160x600 swf files? Why do we always think about boring, 1 call-to-action, 1 landing page, 1 message? Throw away these formats, throw...
April 4, 2012
Apr 4, 2012

the best brands keep it simple.

You might be hard pressed to find a DMIte who remembers my beloved 80′s tween shopping destination UNITS clothing boutique. I say this only because I am still feeling the sting from the face palm I...
March 19, 2012
Mar 19, 2012

2012 DC Addy Awards Wrap-Up

The 2012 DC Addy Awards have come and gone with DMI receiving 7 awards in total. Our efforts in branding The Hamilton provided us with a Silver Addy for the menu plus two Gold Addys, one for the...
January 26, 2012
Jan 26, 2012

SCS Impact

The launch of the new Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies’ Impact site puts the school in rare air. This unique platform designed and developed by DMI serves as an open...

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