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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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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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The Crucial Mistakes Digital Transformation Strategy Leaders Make with their Business Case

In Digital Innovation, Internet of Things by Rachel Nitschke

What was Blockbuster Inc. focused on when Netflix started to show traction? Not realizing that their customers’ behaviors had changed, the company focused on improving the in-store experience and expanding the game selection, which did very little for customers in the coming years who had seen how convenient Netflix made the entire video experience. Companies who only focus on their …

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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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Why the Internet of Things Requires User Experience Research

In Internet of Things by Evelina Tapia

I get into my car and it sets me on a fastest route home, offering to stop by a grocery store because my coffee supply is low, and suggesting some fruits to boost my vitamin C intake. My laundry starts before I’m out of clean shirts, and as I walk around the house, I carry an uninterrupted hands-free conversation with …

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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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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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O&G + IIoT = >$ | Benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things in Oil and Gas

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

Have you realized? We’re living in a world with drones and sensors. The sound of this is like something out of a movie, but it’s real. In fact, drones and sensors are changing the oil and gas industry. Some oil and gas companies are already looking into deployment options for drones. Why are oil and gas companies investing in drones …

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Utility Companies: Rethink Your IoT Information Security Strategy

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things by Rachel Nitschke

A few researchers plugged their laptop into a spot behind the dashboard of the Tesla Model S and started the car with a software command at a digital security conference this month. Even scarier: they planted a remote-access trojan while the laptop was plugged in and then cut the engine from the same laptop while someone else was driving later. …

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Putting The Smart in Smart Office

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things by Madeleine Popp

There are some excellent consumer IoT and mobile applications on the market right now. But, when it comes to the enterprise, we aren’t seeing as much variety in product offerings. Don’t be discouraged because we’ve found some IoT devices and mobile applications that can put some smart into your office. They solve what some might consider “simple” problems, but they …

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How Windows 10 Will Impact Your Business

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, Mobile Strategy, Wearable Technology by Jeff Kibuule

A few weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled a more complete version of Windows 10 to the world, showing how the company intends on advancing the next version of its operating system. Windows 10 attempts to fully unify Microsoft’s vision of computing on a single platform with a single development and app story for its consumer, business, and enterprise customers. New in …

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5 Tech Trends That Will Influence IT Spend in 2015

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, Mobile Strategy, Technology News by Madeleine Popp

It wouldn’t be technology if we weren’t talking about the things to come. As the years have progressed, we have seen and continue to experience the static digital world evolving to match our mobile and dynamic, physical world. As we continually evolve, we’ve come to realize that it’s not just about the technology, it’s about solving problems. 2015 holds a …

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The Industrial Internet of Things: Making Companies Smarter

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, Mobile Oil & Gas, Mobile Strategy by Gaurav Khandelwal

If you’ve been following the latest tech news, you’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect consumers. To put it simply, the Internet of Things means enabling everyday objects to have network connectivity and giving them the ability to send and receive data. The term has mostly been used to describe consumer products such …

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Five Mobile Trends To Consider

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, Mobile Strategy by Natalie Cheng

Mobile technology continues to change and evolve; just look at how far mobile has come. Smartphone usage has changed from professionals exclusively using BlackBerry smartphones to a global smartphone audience that totals 1.75 billion in 2014. Consumers are texting, interacting with others on social media, paying for coffee, and even doing work on a mobile device. Even mobile devices have …

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Themes of SXSW 2014: Context, Privacy and IOT

In Context, Internet of Things, Technology News by Jacob Voncannon

Over the past 6 years my time at SXSW has deeply affected my career path and the way I think about business, innovation, and the advancement of technology. Typically, at the different SXSW events I’ve attended, we’ve seen the launch of major consumer social products like Twitter in 2007, Foursquare in 2009, Foodspotting in 2010, and GroupMe in 2011. This …

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How iBeacons Work Beyond Retail

In Context, Internet of Things, Technology News by Natalie Cheng

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how iBeacons could be implemented in the retail industry. Even though iBeacons work well in the retail environment, the technology can be applied to other areas such as conferences, hotels, the automotive industry, and restaurants. iBeacons can even be used for logistics such as storing products in warehouses. For example, you could …

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The Proliferation of the Internet of Things and Implications for the Future

In Internet of Things by Ryan Desmind

It started out as a communication network between two laboratories in the 1950s and today has millions of interconnected networks. The Internet, as you know, has changed phenomenally over the years. Think about how you interacted with this worldwide network of interconnected TCPP/IP networks a decade back and you will realize how the Internet has slowly wooed up its importance …

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Connect Your Home With the Xbox One or PS4

In Internet of Things, Smart Home Technology by Natalie Cheng

As we begin 2014 and continue into the next several years, more people will be moving toward smart home technologies leading to more connected homes. Two devices that came out at the end of 2013 contribute to this movement: the Xbox One and the PS4. Whether you prefer the Xbox or the PS4, both offer new technological advances that will …

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Smart Dust: Communication Systems and the Future World

In Internet of Things by Ryan Desmind

When you first hear the word, Smart Dust, you might think of a fairy tale or something involving magic. Smart Dust actually describes microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices that include sensors, computational ability, and more. They can be as tiny as dust particles and can spread throughout buildings and into the atmosphere to collect and monitor data. Smart Dust isn’t actually a …

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Futuristic Utopia Is Here | Smart Home Technologies

In Internet of Things, Smart Home Technology by Natalie Cheng

Based on Director of Operations Juston Western’s talk on Smart Home Technology at TechStreet Follow him on Twitter @justonwestern Imagine this scenario: Your alarm clock rings and you wake up. You want to check on your kids in the other room so you click a button on your smartphone. That one click allows you to see that your kids are …

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