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Why Enterprise Mobile Projects Need a Proof of Concept—Fast

In Another news, DevOps, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile App Development, Mobile Design by Kirk Eggleston

To enterprise level product owners: mobile apps can seem like a no brainer, especially as custom solutions can be uniquely tailored and plug directly into the nuances of your workforce, operations and processes. Coming up with a great idea – however – does not always cut it. To secure buy-in and get a project up off the ground, that idea …

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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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SXSW 2017: We need your vote

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

We’re ready for SXSW…and it’s only August. A few ChaiOnauts have submitted speaking applications. Take FIVE minutes to take a look and then head on over to the PanelPicker to give us a vote. SXSW receives hundreds of submissions, and community voting is about 1/3 of the formula that the selection committee uses to determine who gets to share their expertise …

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Say What? What Voice Interface Design Means for the Enterprise

In Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility by Evelina Tapia

Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple announced that they will allow third-party developers to integrate with Siri – an intelligent assistant that interacts with users through voice. While Siri is not the only voice-activated device currently available, it is one of the most likely ones to be immediately integrated with enterprise software due to high prevalence of Apple devices and …

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Digital customer experience: What’s wrong with mobile pay?

In Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility by Madeleine Popp

“Your kids won’t know what money is.”— Tim Cook, November 11, 2015 This bold prediction from the Apple boss, along with the new app launches from retailers and banking commercials touting the ease of going cash- and card-less, make it seem like mobile pay is exploding. But that’s not the reality. Go to one of the ‘million stores’ that accept Apple Pay …

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What is Digital Transformation?

In Culture & Management, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility by Gaurav Khandelwal

You own a large, multi-family residential complex. When tenants need to pay rent or submit maintenance requests, they come down to the manager’s office and stand in a line behind the desk. On the other side of that desk, the manager does not have a good idea of the maintenance work orders and overall financial strength of the complex. Because …

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WWDC 2016: Siri everywhere, coding for all, and other thoughts a month later

In Enterprise Mobility, iOS by Madeleine Popp

It’s been about a month since WWDC and we thought it was about time to touch base with our Director of Engineering, Travis Fischer to ask him a couple questions about his experience this year. Why should people care about WWDC? How much and why they should care about WWDC changes depending on the “people” in that question.  For developers or …

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The Costly Mistake Companies Make with Mobile Strategy

In Enterprise Mobility by Rachel Nitschke

Imagine the first light switch-less house. The lighting in the house is completely controlled by a mobile app. Instead of hitting the switch when you walk in the door, you whip out your phone, open the app and turn it on from a mobile dashboard. A light switch-less house is not in and of itself a bad idea, but going …

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The Digital Oilfield of the Future Will Cause Serious ROI for the Downstream Industry

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Oil & Gas by Rachel Nitschke

A shaky recovery is building pressure on oil and gas companies to continue to streamline their operations . Now, many are taking cues from their manufacturing counterparts to make investments in the digital oilfield, and specifically, the supply chain. What is it? It means integrating the disparate processes of the oil and gas supply chain, from production and exploration to …

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Human Factors: The Secret Weapon of Successful Enterprise UX

In Enterprise Mobility, User Research by Evelina Tapia

The business benefits of intuitive, user-friendly and pleasant technologies have been highlighted in various sources, including prominent media outlets like Harvard Business Journal and Forbes. Delivering positive user experiences (UX) is a task for a multidisciplinary team. First, researchers investigate and document the current state of user experience. Then, designers craft solutions to address the pain-points and challenges in the …

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Uxicorn: How to Choose the Right Design and UX Agency for Your Product

In Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility, User Research by Evelina Tapia

The buzzword UX, which stands for “User eXperience,” has escaped design world and infiltrated C-level suites at various companies that engage in everything under the sun except design. They need a design and UX agency. As Nielsen and Norman define, “‘User experience’ encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products.” Many companies now …

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The Complete 2016 Guide to Requirements for Mobile Apps

In Enterprise Mobility by Rachel Nitschke

1 in 4. This is how many businesses will lose competitive ranking due to a lack of digital competence by 2017. Mobile applications are now necessary to compete for today’s consumers. The businesses who ignore this message do significant damage to their brand perception in the eyes of those consumers, who have become much more fickle creatures in the last …

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How to Get Mobile App Development Requirements Right— The First Time

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile App Development by Rachel Nitschke

In 1961, Alan Shepard piloted the mission into space. When reporters questioned him later on what he thought about as he waited for liftoff, he famously replied, “That every part of the ship was built by the lowest bidder.” This sentiment echoes the practices of many companies in evaluating development teams with such high-stakes digital products. Outsourced teams with rock-bottom …

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The Non-Functional Requirements That Are Critical to the Success of Mobile Apps

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Design by Rachel Nitschke

Design needs to be more than ‘pretty.” In fact, the aesthetic feelings you and your superiors have about a company’s portfolio should not factor into your evaluation of vendors, unless to eliminate the vendors whose applications are clearly unprofessional or have mistakes. First, it’s important to expand your own definition of user experience beyond just their experience with the digital …

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The Foolproof Strategy to Gathering User Requirements for Mobile Applications

In Enterprise Mobility, User Research by Rachel Nitschke

Sales had stagnated for a major foodservice product distributor. It took 50 percent more interactions for new sales hires to achieve the same results as their veteran counterparts, due to inexperience, management of sales collateral and inability to field customer questions. The leadership team sounded the alarm for the IT team, who sent out an RFP for a customized digital …

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To RFP or not RFP: Introducing the 2016 Guide to Requirements for Mobile Apps

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile App Development, Mobile Design by Rachel Nitschke

1 in 4. This is how many businesses will lose competitive ranking due to a lack of digital competence by 2017. Mobile applications are now necessary to compete for today’s consumers. The businesses who ignore this message do significant damage to their brand perception in the eyes of those consumers, who have become much more fickle creatures in the last …

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Solving the Biggest Challenge of Enterprise IoT: UX

In Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, User Research by Rachel Nitschke

James Bond is driving a BMW 750i, expertly maneuvering through a difficult parking garage and evading a rocket launcher, a steel wire trap and quite a few barrages of gunfire. He’s doing all this from an Ericsson mobile phone track pad— from the backseat of the vehicle, often just relying on the phone’s screen for a visual as gunshots fly …

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Vendor Managed Inventory: Why Downstream CIOs Need to Invest in 2016

In Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Oil & Gas by Rachel Nitschke

Keep product moving. Keep haulers moving. Keep inventory low. These are the three profit-driven principles of downstream oil and gas companies. As long as those three are right, the firm is on-track for delivering good customer service and managing costs. The problem is that it rarely works that way: customers inaccurately forecast demand, haulers experience issues when heading to a …

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Jumpstart Your Innovation Process and Strategy for 2016

In Culture & Management, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility by Rachel Nitschke

On-demand delivery apps have exploded, Amazon Echo’s Alexa is now calmly tracking consumers’ grocery lists, the iPad has a stylus and a new bet on enterprise, new enterprise applications are dramatically lowering the cost of operations for many industries and self-driving cars are making progress– all in 2015. The only question left: how will your company keep up with innovation …

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Baby Stepping Your QA Team into Enterprise Mobility Security Testing

In Enterprise Mobility, Quality Assurance by Aqueelah Grant

Imagine having to pay a $218K HIPAA fine. That’s exactly how much a hospital in Massachusetts had to pay because of repeated security failures. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center had put protected health information (PHI) of nearly 500 patients at risk by using a web-based document-sharing application to store this data without first adequately analyzing the app’s security risks. Not only …

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Oil and Gas Operational Excellence Through Mobility and the Industrial Internet of Things

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, Mobile Oil & Gas, Mobile Strategy by Neil Bedekar

It is no secret that low oil and gas prices are changing the ways companies operate in the oil patch. In the past, companies turned to reduction-in-force (RIF) strategies to cut operating costs to remain viable during lean market conditions. Today, more innovative and competitive companies are focusing on Operational Excellence (OE) to not only further cut operating costs, but …

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