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Overheard at ETS17

In Another news, ChaiOne News, Digital Innovation by Kirk Eggleston

The Energy Thought Summit, held this year in Austin, was an amazing opportunity to connect with technology experts and thought leaders in the utilities space, as well as get a strong pulse on where the industry is headed. The theme of this years’ summit – Designing for Energy – focused the conversation on ways the industry can leverage design and …

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Consider a Chatbot for Your Business or Brand

In Another news, Mobile App Development, Mobile Design, Mobile Strategy by Kirk Eggleston

In his 1996 book, Dave Barry in Cyberspace, Barry says, “the internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.” Barry’s point — which is a comical take on how technology does more to stifle natural communication than enable it — is still very relevant in our modern digital world. …

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The Impact of Design Thinking on Enterprise Digital Transformation

In Another news, Mobile Design by Kirk Eggleston

In 2009, Airbnb was on verge of bankruptcy. Today, it’s revolutionizing the tourism industry. The key to Airbnb’s success? Design thinking. Read more about Airbnb’s story: How Design Thinking Transformed Airbnb from a Failing Startup to a Billion Dollar Business For major enterprises and startups alike, design thinking is a particularly effective method because it tackles problems that are ill-defined …

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3 Ways a Digital Strategist Simplifies Complex Digital Transformation Projects

In Another news, Culture & Management, Digital Innovation, Mobile Strategy by Kirk Eggleston

No matter how you slice it, enterprise digital transformation is complex. That’s because digital transformation (DT) is not simply a restructure or IT implementation, it’s a total business shift. Related: Why a Core Team is Needed to Create Successful Digital Products for Enterprise To help make digital projects seem less daunting and ensure their success, DT decision makers need the …

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Sally Ransom, Solution Architect

In Another news, ChaiOne News, Culture & Management by Kirk Eggleston

This month’s employee spotlight is on Sally Ransom, one of our solution architects. Sally, who’s been a part of the ChaiOne family for more than five years, is a real renaissance woman who enjoys juggling her passions for mobile app and game development, family, art and gardening. As a solution architect at ChaiOne, Sally is a risk management whiz — …

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Digital Plant: Why Big Data Needs UCD and Mobile Solutions

In Another news, Digital Innovation, Digital Plant, Mobile Design by Kirk Eggleston

In the digital age — where everything is connected — plant owners and operators are making more strides with data than ever before. From decreasing downtime to avoiding costly and sometimes cataclysmic equipment failure, big data is changing how the modern plant functions. But how does big data translate into actionable results and where is the ROI for all the …

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Rethinking Routes in Swift Using Protocol Oriented Programming — Part 2

In Another news, Software Engineering by Fabian Buentello

In this blog post, we will be adding the capability to add nested routers on top of part 1 of Rethinking Routes in Swift using Protocol Oriented Programming. If you have not read it, please check it out before reading this post. Nested Routes Let’s add a few more properties to the Routable Protocol and a few methods inside of …

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Rethinking Routers in Swift using Protocol Oriented Programming — Part 1

In Another news, Software Engineering by Fabian Buentello

With any project, whether it’s written in Swift, Objective-C, python, Ruby, etc., a big plus for all developers is to quickly learn about as much of the project without spending too much time going through each file. I feel a router does just that, it should act as a roadmap to an application. It shouldn’t give you every detail of …

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Why the Digital Ecosystem is the Future of Business

In Another news, Business news, Digital Innovation, Internet of Things by Kirk Eggleston

These days it seems like you can’t have a conversation about digital innovation without talking about digital ecosystems. But just what does a digital ecosystem look like for business today, why do companies seem to care so much about them, and what makes them successful? Related: The Crucial Mistakes Digital Transformation Strategy Leaders Make with their Business Case For those …

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Digital Oilfield: Streamlining Pipeline Inspections with Mobile and Digital Solutions

In Another news, Digital Innovation, Mobile Oil & Gas by Kirk Eggleston

With increased regulatory pressure on pipeline operators to provide highly accurate and detailed inspection reports — pipeline inspection service providers can stay competitive by upping their game with mobile and digital solutions. When it comes to pipeline construction and maintenance projects, accurate, well documented pipeline inspections not only ensure pipe integrity, they also protect the pipeline operator from regulatory risk. …

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Why a Core Team is Needed to Create Successful Digital Products for Enterprise

In Another news, Culture & Management by Kirk Eggleston

As enterprises shift from a pre-digital to a post-digital world, the need to implement and execute effective digital products is growing. In fact, by 2019, worldwide spending on enterprise application software is expected to be more than $201 billion, according to Gartner. Unfortunately, many digital products fail or are ineffective for the user. Hartson and Pyla, authors of The UX Book: Process …

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Digital Oilfield: Streamlining Hydrocarbon Measurement and Sampling

In Another news, Digital Innovation, Mobile Oil & Gas, Mobile Strategy by Kirk Eggleston

Today, with the new normal of low oil prices, the need to mitigate costly hydrocarbon measurement and sampling errors is more important than ever before. So, what can industry decision makers do to address issues with these important industry functions? The answer lies with innovative mobile and digital solutions. As you are probably aware, the oil and gas industry is …

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How Context-Aware Technology is Revolutionizing Utilities

In Another news, Context, Digital Plant by Kirk Eggleston

Context-aware computing has been around for decades, but with the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices and the surge of the industrial internet of things (IIOT), context-aware technologies are now poised to help drive the future of various industries — and the utilities sector in particular. What is Context-Aware Technology? While context-aware technology can often mean different things to different people, …

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Top 5 UX Research Myths for Enterprise Mobile and Digital Solutions

In Another news, User Research by Kirk Eggleston

With industries from oil and gas to utilities to manufacturing seeking impactful digital and mobile solutions — business stakeholders, including CEOs and product leaders, are increasingly incorporating user experience (UX) into their business or product strategy. Related: Uxicorn: How to Choose the Right Design and UX Agency for Your Product Why? The answer is in the numbers. A staff article …

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Why Your CX Strategy Needs a Digital Innovation Agency

In Another news by Rachel Nitschke

ChaiOne is an established leader in enterprise mobility and custom digital solutions. Our applications routinely generate astounding impact for businesses, from 400 percent increases in productivity, millions saved in data entry errors, and halving maintenance costs. What many of our supporters may not realize is that as we have honed our user-centered design practice, and excelled at completing detailed user …

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Enterprise iOS Engineer Nathan Eror Joins ChaiOne

In ChaiOne News, iOS, Press Releases by Kirk Eggleston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact Contact: Jacob Voncannon 888.316.0357×122 Houston, TX Nov. 21, 2016 — ChaiOne, a digital innovation agency, welcomes enterprise iOS engineering expert Nathan Eror to our growing team. Eror, who assumes the newly created role of Digital Strategist, will be responsible for working with clients in the oil and gas and utilities industries both as a consultant …

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The next boom: Augmented reality applications for the industrial worker

In Digital Innovation, Digital Plant, Wearable Technology by Evelina Tapia

It’s not just for Pokemon Go. In augmented reality (AR), digital information is overlaid over the real world of the viewer. The Pokemon Go game and visual displays in the Ironman movies are just two examples of AR and while they may appear too simplistic or too futuristic, Digi-Capital projects that AR will be $120 billion industry by 2020. Industrial …

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ChaiOne Expands Positioning to Innovation Agency

In ChaiOne News by Rachel Nitschke

HOUSTON, TX, Sept. 6, 2016 — Texas’s premier enterprise mobility agency is now expanding its impact as an “innovation agency” to help customers provide better customer experience across channels. “We started the day after the app store launched doing mobile apps and websites for entrepreneurs, then moved into complex, customer and industrial apps for Fortune 500 companies,” Founder and CEO …

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Join us for the Utilities’ Mobile Transformation webinar

In Digital Innovation, Digital Plant by Rachel Nitschke

Low prices and slim margins– this is where analysts are predicting electricity providers are headed. To consumers, one utility provider’s kilowatt-hour is the same as one from their competitor; it becomes a better kilowatt-hour if it’s cheaper and their bills are lower. After 5 years of working with some of the largest utilities companies in the world, we are sharing what we have learned …

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SXSW 2017: Only 1 day left to vote!

In Business news, Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, User Research by Rachel Nitschke

This year, ChaiOne is trying to go for a speaking gig at one of the largest tech conferences in the world, and one that is in our own backyard (well, sorta). SXSW 2017 brings the best and brights in tech together to discuss and shape technology and innovation. What starts at this conference has a major impact on the tech …

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