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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 13, 2017
Sep 13, 2017

What is Blockchain?

Watch our on-demand video now to get an introduction to what blockchain really is and to discover how this technology presents numerous opportunities for tech leaders to propel their enterprise to a...
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...
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 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 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 14, 2017
Mar 14, 2017

IoT Evolution 2017: Recap

The Telit Iot Innovation and IoT Evolution Conference was held in Ft. Lauderdale last month. Companies from all over gathered together to learn how the Internet of Things is driving productivity,...
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 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 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 18, 2017
Jan 18, 2017

Enabling Connected Vehicles with IoT Cloud

A critical part of our connected future is to find a way to seamlessly work with IoT Big Data and the IoT Cloud Platform to achieve: Real Insights Real Pattern Recognition A Sixth...
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...
January 11, 2017
Jan 11, 2017

Top Mobile Trends of 2017

This white paper will help you discover our top predictions for mobility in 2017 and what each one means for you. We'll also provide you with practical recommendations and actions on what you...
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...
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 -...
November 3, 2016
Nov 3, 2016

Gartner Symposium Orlando Recap

With more than 23,000 CIOs, senior business and IT leaders in attendance, this year's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, was not only sold out but absolutely buzzing with exciting activities, sessions, parties...
November 2, 2016
Nov 2, 2016

Next Generation Transportation

The move was bold – not just launch the pilot of self-driving vehicles in the streets of Pittsburgh, but give an opportunity for the public to get closer to the technology. Uber’s fleet of choice...
October 13, 2016
Oct 13, 2016

Another Day, Another Award for DMI!

Summer ended quickly this year and we’re already missing the warm sunshine. While you were busy catching rays, DMI was busy enjoying the buzz from the awards we’ve won this season, for shaping...
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 16, 2016
Sep 16, 2016

How to Do Agile Development on a Fixed Budget

Still believe in waterfall software development? You’re probably alone. Prefer agile but want to know what you're getting for your budget and when? So does everybody else. Fixed Budget and...
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 6, 2016
Sep 6, 2016

3 App Store Tips That Will Help You Triumph

We've delivered over 1,000 apps over the past ten years. Throughout this time, the app stores have become more and more competitive, requiring app owners to do whatever they can to stand out. Here...
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...
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,...
July 1, 2016
Jul 1, 2016

The CX Shift to Mobile Services

Over the past 10 years in mobile, we have seen a distinct shift from a product mindset to a service one. In the mobile product model, it has traditionally been about transactions; e.g., how many...
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...
June 14, 2016
Jun 14, 2016

What You Need to Know from WWDC16

More than 5000 people, most of them developers, attended the Worldwide Developer Conference 2016 (WWDC16) held by Apple Inc in San Francisco, to showcase its new software and technology updates....
June 7, 2016
Jun 7, 2016

The Next Big Automotive Revolution

The next big automotive revolution is here: Connected & Autonomous Automotive connectivity has been around for a couple of decades now, but it has only picked up momentum in the past five...
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...
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,...
April 4, 2016
Apr 4, 2016

The Lesson from Tesla

Last week something amazing happened in the automobile industry. People lined up to pre-order the new Tesla Model 3, the first mass market electric vehicle from Elon Musk’s revolutionary car...
April 1, 2016
Apr 1, 2016

Current State of the Connected Car

Mobile technology is evolving quickly, and customers are expecting their automotive experience to match the quality of their smartphone experience. Last month I had the opportunity to spend the...
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...
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 19, 2016
Feb 19, 2016

Data Veracity – Is it OK to Overlook?

In today’s Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data is the result of connected devices driving information to the clouds. Data is generated from a variety of sources, such as vehicle performance, web...
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 4, 2016
Jan 4, 2016

The Best Google Cardboard Content Right Now

You got a Google Cardboard for Christmas and now you want to find the best content for you and your friends to enjoy. Because that’s what it’s all about. Experimenting, learning and sharing...
November 17, 2015
Nov 17, 2015

Key Insights from the Gartner Symposium

Every year Gartner brings together the top CIOs and IT Directors to share and discuss trends and challenges. We were at the Barcelona event listening and debating, with the following key insights and...
November 12, 2015
Nov 12, 2015

Privacy in Pole Position

Why privacy is becoming increasingly important for everyone from CIOs to end-users. Our clients are asking us for more and more expert advice on privacy. The most common questions are: “We...
October 22, 2015
Oct 22, 2015

Leveraging Big Data Big Time

Even as the buzz around Big Data keeps growing, a myriad of technical and management related issues continue to challenge its successful implementation. IT experts suggest only a handful of big data...
October 14, 2015
Oct 14, 2015

The Key to Successful Hybrid Apps

Forget about the pros and cons of native vs. hybrid vs. web apps. You've decided that hybrid is the way for you to go and this is often the best way forward for enterprise app development. As with...
September 17, 2015
Sep 17, 2015

Top 3 Tips to Accelerate Mobile Innovation

“The mobile device has become our communication hub, our diary, our entertainment portal, our primary source media consumption, our wallet and our gateway to real-time information tailored to our...
September 11, 2015
Sep 11, 2015

Don’t Mobilize Your Business – Reinvent It

“There’s a way to do it better – find it!” -Thomas Edison The manager of your field worker team has asked for a mobile solution to enable them to access customer information and log data...
August 26, 2015
Aug 26, 2015

Lambda Architecture – Best of Both Worlds

With the data generation and consumption exploding at a rapid pace in every industry, there is an increasing need to have a solid IT architecture that can support the high velocity and volume of...
August 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015

The Innovation Lab Experiment Continues

The Innovation Lab is a DMI event concept that was created for the 2015 Mobile World Congress. The idea is to experiment with and discuss how the latest technologies can be applied across various...
August 3, 2015
Aug 3, 2015

Scorecard for Choosing Mobile Technology

How do you choose which technology to use for your mobile service for customers, partners or employees? What if there was a scorecard that based on your requirements, roadmap and situation provided a...
July 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015

How Android Will Shape the World

If you look at the worldwide smartphone sales by operating system in 2014, you'll see that 4 out of 5 smartphones sold were running on Android. This also means that new Android services and...
July 21, 2015
Jul 21, 2015

Apps and Web Are Dead

5 years ago, Forbes, WSJ, Business Insider, ZDNet and other media quoted experts and analysts stating that apps were dead. 4 years later the same media outlets reported mobile web was dead due to...
July 17, 2015
Jul 17, 2015

5 Encryption Methods for Mobile

Last week, we attended a conference on General Data Protection Regulation and cryptographic solutions. Although this conference was not targeted at mobile apps specifically but at encryption of all...
July 15, 2015
Jul 15, 2015

360 Degree Customer Analytics

"Just 13% of digital-business professionals track their companies' mobile audiences across online and offline channels." - Retail Me Not Online (mobile) has become an important channel for most...
June 30, 2015
Jun 30, 2015

Mobile Application Security by Design

Did you know that mobile security breaches have affected more than two-thirds of global organizations in the last 12 months? Our latest SlideShare presentation will help you assess where you stand,...
June 4, 2015
Jun 4, 2015

Mobile Take-Outs from Mary Meeker 2015 Report

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trend report for 2015 is out. If you don’t want to read the full 197 pages then here are the key take-outs relevant to mobility. 1. Mobile Usage Continues to Grow at a...
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 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

How to Survive Mobilegeddon

On April 21st, Google updated their search engine algorithm "boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results", frequently referred to as Mobilegeddon. Many big companies...
March 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015

Apple Watch – Flip or Flop?

Why I Will Buy an Apple Watch and Then Give It Away Full disclosure. After trying out at least 10 smartwatches for a week at a time I'm not a big believer in the utility of smartwatches. At the...
March 2, 2015
Mar 2, 2015

Top Mobile Trend: Apple Watch

Although Apple doesn't attend the world's biggest mobile event conference (Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which starts today), they are getting a lot of media attention for the upcoming Apple...
January 9, 2015
Jan 9, 2015

What’s the cost of developing a mobile app?

In our mobile trends report this year we talk about how the general cost of app development ‎is going up, but what is, indicatively, that cost for developing a taxi booking app or a sales tool for...
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,...
November 24, 2014
Nov 24, 2014

How much do car companies spend on apps?

41 auto brands have spent an estimated $300M in development of 2,300 apps. The apps are a mix between consumer branded apps to promote cars, apps for car owners to provide services and information...
November 10, 2014
Nov 10, 2014

What’s the killer app for the car?

In our summary from the Mobile World Congress this year we talked a lot about the number of smart cars on display and the lack of apps. Last year Apple launched Apple CarPlay which was later followed...
October 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Why employees won’t use your app

"Apps don't work for us", says the head of sales for a major brand during a conversation at a mobility conference. He goes on to explain that he spent a year and a ton of money developing a mobile...
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...
June 30, 2014
Jun 30, 2014

Adaptive vs Responsive Web Design

We've previously written several blogs about the pros and cons of Responsive Web Design as well as about native and hybrids. Our first responsive web project took place towards the end of 2011. Since...