Part I: Is Your SOA Enough for Building Mobile Apps?

Published on: November 10, 2014

SOA and Mobile Apps

If you plan on building mobile apps, you probably want a pluggable framework that allows you to easily use and reuse mobile services. You can then effortlessly access back-end systems, rapidly assemble new apps, and easily update individual services. In this series of blogs, we’ll explore at the similarities and differences in the processes of building traditional and mobile enterprise apps. We’ll also take a …
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Working Off-Line: New Forrester Report Tells All

Published on: October 7, 2014

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As enterprise mobile apps take off, the ability to have employees mobile-enabled even when connectivity is limited is rapidly becoming the new “must-have” feature.  Implementing off-line capabilities is not a simple task  as many development teams know. In Forrester Research’s recent report, “The Offline Mobile Challenge“, the analysts clearly various approaches, and when you should use which.  I do not want to steal the report’s …
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Part III: A Blueprint for Building Long-Lived Mobile Apps

Published on: September 8, 2014


In parts I & II of our blog series on “Moving Beyond 1.0,” we discussed why many mobile apps never see version 2.0 as well as the steps developers are taking to meet the challenge of building a long-lived mobile app. In our final installment we will complete our advice on how to do this. Use existing it management tools – If you use Tivoli …
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Part II: Moving Beyond Version 1.0

Published on: September 2, 2014

Mobile devices offer the ability to create direct connections with customers and empower a distributed workforce. With this opportunity has come a wave of mobile apps, as well as a competitive pressure to deploy those apps quickly. In the rush to get to market, the teams developing these apps are not planning for life beyond 1.0. However, a minimal amount of effort early in the …
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Part I: Updating Mobile Apps Is Harder Than It Looks

Published on: August 26, 2014

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Chris Marsh, a principal analyst for enterprise mobility at 451 Research, said, “Enterprises need an open and extensible platform that, rather than just sitting as another silo, can work with existing IT infrastructure and scale policy, security, and compliance across mobile assets.” Enterprise leadership should take this future-thinking approach when embarking on building and deploying mobile apps to position their companies for the long term. …
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Are Your Mobile Apps Ready for 2.0?

Published on: August 19, 2014


Mobile apps are a great way for enterprises to connect with customers and empower a distributed workforce. But behind the scenes, the mobile app development process can be stressful, driven by industry competition and tight timelines. We’ve seen this quick-to-develop, quick-to-deploy approach lead to many apps that don’t move beyond version 1.0. Of those that do, many encounter quickly mounting expenses and inflexibility when meeting …
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Credit Unions: Capitalize on Mobile Banking Apps

Published on: August 12, 2014

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Smartphones and mobile apps have become an integral part of everyday life. Consumers expect most businesses and organizations they deal with to provide convenience and utility through apps they can access at any time from their phones. Banking apps are a prime example of this. It wasn’t too long ago that a banking app that simply showed account balances and ATM locations was considered a …
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Oops, I Failed To Mention… The BYOD Security Risks You Never Hear About

Published on: August 5, 2014

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Gartner, Inc. recently shared the results of a 2013 survey about BYOD trends highlighting the lack of concern many consumers show about device security in the workplace. From a pool of 995 business users in the United States, roughly 25 percent of those surveyed reported having a security issue with their mobile devices, but only 27 percent of the respondents “felt obliged to report this …
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Top 8 Benefits of Mobile Applications for the Energy Industry

Published on: July 29, 2014

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Back in 2012, Exxon-Mobil released The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 report, which laid out some of the things to expect in the energy industry for the next 25 years. Though the report was published two years ago, its forecasting remains accurate. One of the report’s big predictions involved natural gas and its sudden growth. Rapid advancements in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal …
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Snapchat Probation Raises Mobile App Security Concerns

Published on: July 22, 2014

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The popular mobile app Snapchat settled a lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this year after being accused of deceiving its users. Snapchat promises its users secure image and video sharing; you can send images and videos through the app without worrying about them being saved or shared, because the files “disappear forever” within 10 seconds or less. Apparently, the app isn’t nearly …
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