A decade ago, I designed and built large-scale web applications for companies all over the world. Using the cloud and mobile technologies available today, I would've built it faster, better, and less expensively -- and quite, quite differently. Here's how the world has changed in the last decade.
It turns out that most IT departments no longer want to buy, install, and run software on their own servers, and the ancillary benefits of the cloud -- like easier mobile access for workforces that combine full-time employees and contractors -- seal the deal.
We are entering unchartered territory when it comes to surveillance because of information broadcast from our smartphones even when they're off. Right now, it's the NSA collecting this data, but as computing power gets ever cheaper, it could be your local police or even the store you just entered.
Adding to a string of announcements aimed at making its service more appealing to businesses, Dropbox this morning said that Dell will start selling the service to its customers.
The battle over which platform delivers the best location and context services to mobile users is already underway with Google in the lead, but Apple's purchase of mapping startups and social analytics firm Topsy, combined with its Bluetooth-based iBeacons could give Apple a strong chance.
Box is experiencing some good times these days with new features, new funding and a high profile CEO, but Box has to be careful as it grows to say true to its root and not fall into the trap becoming just another enterprise software company.
LexisNexis started using Yammer in 2011 in an effort to build community and support collaboration among employees. Today, 8,000 of its 10,000 workers worldwide use it. Here's how the company got employees on board.
Dell will soon offer containerization technology and is positioning itself as a single source for any kind of mobile management product and service a company could need.
The Affordable Care Act will provide strong incentives for healthcare providers to cut expenses -- including the expenses that occur outside the hospital. This could be a huge benefit for wearables companies who can fit into the health care system.
Because the new design in iOS 7 is so simple, designers have to be much more careful about how they lay out the app, according to the VP of product design and collaboration and file-sharing company Huddle.