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Month: November 2012

Top 7 mobile app mistakes to avoid

What do television, personal computers, the radio, electricity, and the internet have in common? A couple of things actually: First, each one represents a major technology shift. Second, each one was adopted at a slower pace than smartphones have been adopted in the U.S.

That’s right. According to these statistics, smartphone adoption is faster than any other major technology shift in the U.S.

Now you see what all the mobile app fuss is about.

Businesses aren’t just rushing towards the latest trend, they’re rushing to take advantage of the fastest growing technology shift in history. But, be careful. Mobile app development isn’t something you should approach blindly. Understand your options and the pros and cons of each approach before you begin, and you’ll avoid a heap of problems.

What kind of problems? Mobile app mistakes could leave you with expensive maintenance, security breaches, user adoption issues, and more. How can you avoid these problems? If your company is considering mobile apps, here are 7 big mistakes to avoid:

How to add commenting to your business applications

EducationCommenting is everywhere on the web, and it’s generally very useful. What do other people think about a product? Check the comments. How are others reacting to a news story or article? Check the comments.

We no longer have to wonder what other people think about a product, recipe, picture, or nearly anything else on the web. Commenting facilitates interaction and lets anyone share their thoughts and opinions with others.

However, while commenting is widely used around the web, it has largely skipped the world of business applications. That being said, I believe that commenting does have a place in business apps, and could actually be quite useful.

Weekly recap: Develop applications that empower users, BYOD acceptance, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the importance of developing applications that empower users, cloud architecture, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Can business embed IT
Like it or not, IT departments are changing. We’re seeing a shift towards the integration of IT and the business. Technology shouldn’t be confined to one department. It must permeate the entire business.