The future of mobile leaves many companies bewildered

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.

What I found interesting this week (#5)

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 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.

Are banks software companies?

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.

What I found interesting this week (#4)

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.

IoT strategy with an enterprise software bias

Con­sumers buy tech­nol­ogy for dif­fer­ent rea­sons than enter­prises. Con­sumers value sim­plic­ity, enter­prises value option­al­ity and risk reduc­tion. A con­sumer IoT strat­egy with enter­prise val­ues is a mis­take, and that’s just what Sam­sung is trying.