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The Impact of a Mobile First World on Modern IT Infrastructure

By |April 23rd, 2014|

Everyone from early educators, bloggers, and even President Obama himself, is encouraging the general public to “write an app”. While there are an abundance of tools and interfaces at our disposal, even for the rookie programmer, an important factor to consider is determining requirements on the back-end infrastructure. The general […]

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Performance Trends: Finding Value Amid the Hype

By |March 13th, 2014|

At a recent event, I took advantage of having some of the world’s most notable APM experts all in one place by convincing them to be interviewed on camera. What I wanted to know was whether or not the hyped-up technology trends that we see constantly in the news were […]

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How to Get Your Apps Google Cast™ Ready

By |February 17th, 2014|

The wildly popular $35 Chromecast has seen tremendous growth, but until recently it has been limited to use with the Chrome browser and just a few mobile apps.  However, with the public release of Google Play Services 4.2 and the Google Cast API, the number of Google Cast Ready apps […]

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Lessons Learned from A Massive Mobile Christmas

By |January 6th, 2014|

It turns out that a lot of people received new Smartphones and Tablets as Holiday gifts this year. Christmas 2013 was the single biggest day for mobile activity on the web to date, setting a trend that will continue into 2014. IBM’s Digital Analytics Benchmark recorded some astounding figures this […]

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Apple’s new iOS 7 has arrived for the Enterprise

By |November 13th, 2013|

Past releases of Apple’s iOS, the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads, have notoriously been anti-Enterprise. Then focus has been the consumer. The release of iOS 7 is a marked changed for Apple. There are now some interesting features in iOS 7 that IT groups will like, such as:

Enterprise […]

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7 Ways to Support Your Holiday Sales with Mobile Strategies

By |November 6th, 2013|

After a disappointing sales season this fall for Victoria’s Secret, Costco, and American Apparel, among other merchants, the stakes are high for retailers heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. While it’s difficult to predict which retailers will reign supreme during the most crucial selling time of the year, one thing is […]

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Apple Releases iOS7 – Now You Need to Change Your Apps

By |October 16th, 2013|

Apple released that latest version of the mobile operating system, iOS7, on September 21st. Many of the of 700 million iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads were eligible for the free upgrade.

It turns out that lots of people wanted to jump to the latest software from Apple. In three weeks Apple […]

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Inside a Hackathon – #HackTheMuseum at The Henry Ford Museum

By |July 31st, 2013|

What does M&M’s, Red Bull, laptops and APIs all have in common? A hackathon! This last weekend, during the annual Detroit Maker Faire, The Henry Ford museum ran it’s first hackathon and I had the honor of being a judge. Hackathons are common sights at events like Maker Faire, and […]

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Push Button Development

By |May 22nd, 2013|

We accept that touch interfaces are already a part of the application user experience.  We like using them most of the time, and so we might be considering whether to design them into our own application development projects.  Perhaps there is a logical and intuitive reason that begs for a […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro: Early Returns Are In

By |April 8th, 2013|

It’s only been available for a few weeks, yet the pundits and technorati agree:  MS Surface Pro has some miles to go in its quest to carve out significant market share in the brutally competitive tablet marketplace.   The Surface Pro marketplace may be a little soft, too, in the form […]