Things to get you thinking (#3)

Even though there wasn’t much tech­ni­cal news, I found a lot of inter­est­ing things going on around DevOps in the cloud, APIs and enter­prise hackathons, and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies like intel­li­gent noti­fi­ca­tions, Blockchains (Bit­coin), IoT, and Apple’s HealthKit. Some good thought pro­vok­ing stuff to close out the year.

2014 Words of the year

Three things to get you think­ing about how the cul­ture of tech­nol­ogy is chang­ing the way cor­po­rate exec­u­tives need to approach soft­ware prod­ucts and cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Using a lens of Apple Pay vs MCX/CurrentC, it’s easy to see how MCX exec­u­tives failed to under­stand this new cul­tural reality.

Things to get you thinking (#2)

A new per­pec­tive on the role of the CIO dri­ven by the app econ­omy and a first look at the results of the Apple/IBM “mobile first” part­ner­ship. Last week’s post on the Apple Watch got retweeted a few hun­dred times, so it’s here again as are three new insight­ful posts I wrote this week on the chang­ing busi­ness mod­els emerg­ing from the app economy.

Meaningfully innovating health insurance with software

A major chal­lenge to fit­ness wear­ables improv­ing our health is inte­grat­ing the fit­ness value into the insur­ance land­scape. The inte­gra­tion can only hap­pen if it’s eas­ier to cre­ate the soft­ware that brings it all together. Here’s a way to make it faster, bet­ter, and cheaper to exe­cute inno­v­a­tive insur­ance models.

App notifications as an ecommerce channel

App noti­fi­ca­tions are one of the most impor­tant emerg­ing mobile trends as they unbun­dle com­merce from the app cre­at­ing new chan­nels for brands to con­nect with cus­tomers and enrich know-your-customer programs.

Delivering secure electronic prescriptions

CA Tech­nolo­gies and BIO-key have a solu­tion that exceeds DEA require­ments for elec­tronic pre­scrip­tion issuance incl. multi-factor authen­ti­ca­tion, SSO, and biometric-secured access to EMR systems.