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Are You Making Development & IT Decisions Based on Fact or Fantasy?

By | April 6th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Development, Data, Mainframe DevOps|

As stewards of the mainframe, Compuware helps maintenance-paying customers turn awareness into action by enabling them to leverage their tools for absolute value. The VIP helps your company gauge its current and future industry position; understand how it can better leverage Compuware tools to outpace competition; and increase productivity to make room for the pursuit of other business interests.

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Sustaining Efficiency Through Analytics in a Changing World – Three Questions That Expose the Human Capital Threat

By | May 15th, 2015|App Development, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

The world wakes up every morning oblivious to the fact that the mainframe will never fail them. Whether getting cash from an ATM, shopping online or trading stocks, the mainframe plays a critical, but often under appreciated role in the customer experience. This has been made true, in great part, [...]

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5 Fundamental Problems Driving Poor Digital Performance

By | December 12th, 2013|App Performance|

Having already shared some short-term fixes and design tactics for better digital performance, in this third part of the series I’ll examine some more fundamental issues behind poor performance.  Establishing an effective program to manage performance can’t be easily described in one article, but it starts by changing the thinking [...]

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Apple’s new iOS 7 has arrived for the Enterprise

By | November 13th, 2013|Agile Dev|

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: [...]

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Why is Performance Missing from Customer Experience Discussions?

By | November 4th, 2013|App Performance|

Are digital leaders taking technology performance for granted? Would brick and mortar store managers take the same approach to customer experience? Last week I was at the RAMP Advanced Commerce & Mobile Retail Services Summit where I had the chance to interact with senior digital and marketing leaders talking about [...]

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Microsoft Surface Pro: Early Returns Are In

By | April 8th, 2013|Agile Dev|

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 [...]

Raspberry Pi Hits US & Makers

By | April 5th, 2013|Tech Talk|

Attribution: bytemyvdu When was the last time someone offered you $25 for that Pentium III laptop you’re keeping in the basement?   (You were sure it would become a valuable antique).  On a similar note, when was the last time you could buy a state-of-the-art, credit-card-sized single-board computer  for [...]

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Aggressively Mobile, Social, and Inclusive: Telehealth and Communities of Care

By | March 22nd, 2013|Agile Dev|

We recently wrote about patient engagement and the leading role that technology, and mobile technology specifically, is playing in helping this approach to telehealth come to fruition.  Patient engagement has been increasingly singled out as providing perhaps the best chance for improving patient care quality while controlling costs. While it’s [...]

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Tweet Twice, Call Me In The Morning

By | March 11th, 2013|Agile Dev|

People are not their diseases. This fundamental shift in attitude within the treatment community has the potential to drive a massive shift to more fully engage patients in their own care, while promoting the tremendous technological innovation that will enable development of more complex, natural, and meaningful social communications tools.   [...]

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Welcome to the Cord Cutter Nation

By | March 5th, 2013|Tech Talk|

Watching TV on Tablets Where do we watch TV? Turns out, not so much in the living room. At the end of February Nielsen, the company who rates how much TV we watch per household, announced that they are going to start including Smartphones and Tablets as part [...]

“I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up” – A Case for Mobile Medical Devices

By | February 20th, 2013|Agile Dev|

Words fail us when we begin to describe the concept of wearable mobile medical devices.  Going back to the bad old days, it could mean backpack sized devices for monitoring and reporting cardiac information like blood pressure, blood sugar, and digestive functions.  A little later on, with the advent of [...]

The Race to 50 Million

By | February 19th, 2013|Tech Talk|

There is a magic number that means a product has reach mass adoption. It's 50 million. At 50 million you have a lot of people to sell too. So, the question is this: how long does it take for you to release a solution that can reach 50 million users? [...]

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Beyond the iPhone

By | February 12th, 2013|Agile Dev|

When does a phone stop being a phone? When it becomes a hub to your connected world. Over the weekend a new set of rumors from New York Times and the Wall Street Journal released stories of a potential iWatch coming from Apple. OK, we know this is rumor but the story sheds light [...]

Bricks ‘n Clicks: Mobile Devices Empower Consumers, “Showrooming” Trends

By | February 4th, 2013|Agile Dev, Tech Talk|

Are you “that guy” (or “gal”)?  You know the one with tablet computer (or a smart phone) in the store comparing product prices, features, availability, shipping, taxes?  Do you delight in running circles around the hapless associate who can’t seem to command the same volume of intelligence about the product [...]

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“The Next Insanely Great Thing” – Mobile Performance Support

By | January 9th, 2013|Agile Dev|

The (now legendary) Steve Jobs will forever be credited as the inspiration for the now-familiar phrase “The Next Insanely Great Thing” in a Wired interview in 1996.  It would later become his trademark in various venues, first as he oversaw the launch of new technology developed by NeXT Computer, and [...]

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Have Your Machine Talk To My Machine…

By | December 13th, 2012|Tech Talk|

A number of publications have proclaimed 2013 as the dawn of the era of the “Internet of Things”.   As an industry, we always need an acronym and a neat, marketable reference point to help people digest what we tell them.  There is a storm of activity around the Internet of [...]

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Buying Loyalty and Selling Data: Do Consumers Ultimately Win?

By | December 5th, 2012|Agile Dev|

For those of us who grew up in the ‘60’s, S&H Green Stamps were omnipresent.  A consumer (read: housewives) earned S&H Green Stamps by patronizing many retail establishments like gas stations, grocery stores, dry cleaners, etc.   Typically, you might earn 50-100 Green Stamps for a retail transaction.  As a kid, it [...]

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Can a Mobile App Really Transform Your Business?

By | October 15th, 2012|Agile Dev|

I find myself amazed by the sheer number of mobile apps popping up daily. It seems the ability to play new games, share photos and even recommend experiences is already near endless. At the same time, I can’t help but have a feeling of déjà vu. Anyone involved in business [...]

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My Favorite Mistake: Facebook and HTML5

By | October 1st, 2012|Agile Dev|

Is HTML5 dead? Hybrid solutions kicked to the curb? The world of mobile development is in an uproar; the face of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, alleges that the biggest mistake the company has made in recent years was, "Betting too much on HTML5, as opposed to native". Zuckerberg discussed the less [...]