Weekly recap: 5 trends that will drive the future of tech, don’t be fooled by false metrics, 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 tech trends, false metrics, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Don’t be fooled by false metrics
As one of the points made in this recent article on reporting, false metrics are a common problem in the world of reporting and BI. While we certainly have no shortage of data, choosing the right data is often the biggest hurdle faced when building reports or BI apps.

5 trends that will drive the future of technology
Can you believe how quickly technology has advanced in just the last 5 years? Think about it: Smartphones were just gaining popularity and tablets (as we know them) didn’t exist. Can you imagine how tech will change in the next 5 years? While this article provides some good trends, I’d like to add one more: Web applications will displace native applications. As the web becomes more powerful and more devices connect to the web, developers will need a single platform that reaches all operating systems and platforms.

Why tablets thrive while PCs dive
Do you know how many years it took for PCs to sell 200 million units in a single year? 27 years. Do you know how long it took tablets to reach that same mark? 3 years. The questions you should be asking yourself right now: What do my web apps look like on a tablet? What’s our mobile development strategy going forward?

Why almost everyone gets it wrong about BYOD
Many companies look at the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend and ask, “How can we control these devices?” They’re asking the wrong questions. Instead, they should be asking how they can help these employees become more productive with their own devices. If you’re asking that question, here’s an article that goes into more detail on the topic.

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