A new entrant to the deployment as a service market. Real data on ApplePay’s success. A lot more on bitcoin and the blockchain.
Analyst Ben Bajarin discusses a “PC bias” that western countries have. The future of mobile is different in many important ways from PC based systems. In my experience, most companies don’t understand the differences and are using PC-templates to measure and plan their mobile strategies. It’s not going to end well.
For Apple, PrimeSense is the next key differentiator after AuthenTec (TouchID). Good stats on mobile apps in the enterprise (did you know that only 37% of tablet apps are deployed to all employees). More great links to help understand Blockchains. More from me on DevOps, and designing for experience.
Designing for people is critical in the Application Economy but we don’t really know how to do this as an industry just yet. Marketers & developers need a common way to communicate business values, risks, or capabilities; a communication that’s critical to nailing the experience. I propose a methodology using Apple’s partnership with IBM as a lens to view the gap.
Capital One has acquired LevelMoney. LevelMoney has a beautiful and innovative app that helps people manage spending. I hope we see it continue to flourish, and that this sort of acquisition is a sign of things to come. Thought success isn’t a given.
Marriott and Coca-Cola make some interesting old-school technology moves (in opposite directions). An interesting way to think about user experience. Perspective on IoT and barriers to adoption. Fascinating that companies are repeating mistakes we’ve seen before.