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Weekly Recap: Data visualization is the future, how to measure mobile app ROI, 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 data visualization, measuring mobile app ROI, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Application modernization a top federal priority
Over the past five years, legacy modernization has been a hot topic in federal government IT discussions. Modernization makes application environments more efficient and responsive, and puts them in a stronger position to address new requirements and technology.

Data visualization is the future: Here’s why
As we produce ever increasing amounts of data, companies can now glean insights never before possible. However, without the right framework for understanding it, much of that knowledge may go unrecognized. Oftentimes, it’s data visualization that allows companies to unleash data’s true impact.

What’s The Key to Providing Mainframe Access for Web and Mobile?
Over the past few years, mobility has had a huge impact on the way businesses interface with customers, business partners and employees. Empowered consumers are demanding access to information and applications from anywhere at any time, regardless of the device they happen to be using. Business partners and employees are also demanding more convenient access to real-time data and information. For many companies this involves providing mainframe access to mobile devices.

The best way to measure the ROI of your mobile app
Despite the increasing interest in mobile apps at the enterprise level, we’ve realized something interesting in our time within the industry: many companies have no idea what it costs to create and support an app (for the record, from development, to testing, to support, an app could cost in the ballpark of $50,000 -100,000 over its lifetime).