Make your Apps More Personal and Contextual or Risk Losing Customers

Awaken those one-dimensional, client/server applications to all the sensors found on mobile devices that make them richly personal. The desktop apps of the 90s could really only sense mouse clicks. While they could communicate over dial-up modems, those apps were unable to discern the world around them until smartphones arrived and became the most personal …
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Your Win32 Apps are Broken so Break them Up to Improve Employee Productivity

Replace your large, complex, monolithic Win32 apps that still provide business value with multiple, single-purpose mobile apps. I was involved in the architecture and development of some really large systems for some of the world’s largest companies. The user interfaces for all these systems had hundreds of screens. People with various job functions, from multiple …
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Reduce Corporate Risk by Updating your Win32 Apps to Run on Secure Sandboxed Platforms

Migrate those Visual Basic, Delphi, VisualAge, PowerBuilder, SQL Windows, JBuilder and Visual Cafe Win32 applications to secure sandboxed mobile apps. Hope I didn’t leave out your favorite development tools from the 90s. The Mac stagnated, OS/2 didn’t capture market share and the inexpensive, developer-friendly Windows platform benefited. Companies all over the world deployed Windows 3.1 …
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Boost Employee Productivity by Replacing Proprietary Distributed Broker Technologies with Open RESTful APIs

Move your older, distributed broker technologies like CORBA, RMI, DCOM & RPC to REST APIs that communicate with any device, app, browser or endpoint. A lot of the bigger companies built large, complex, distributed systems that relied on a variety of technologies to make them work. For example, code in an app makes local function …
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Reduce Business Risk by Migrating your Legacy Software to Modern, Secure Platforms and Programming Languages

Businesses drag their feet when mobilizing line of business apps via legacy software migration thinking it’s cheaper to maintain a codebase than to rewrite. I get it. Migrating all those apps to mobile seems like eating the proverbial elephant. They cost a lot of money to build, the highly-skilled developers needed to rewrite the code …
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Improve Employee Productivity by Moving your Win32 and Web 1.0 Apps to Mobile

It’s time to migrate the millions of Win32 and Web 1.0 apps that currently run global business to mobile. Global businesses are run primarily by Windows applications built in the 90s. While apps were created for DOS, the Apple II, OS/2, Sun Workstations, Win16, NeXT, SGI and the Mac in the 80s and early 90s, …
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Improve Employee Productivity at your Company by Implementing a Hybrid Identity Strategy

Identity and Access Management is key to facilitating employee access to corporate and 3rd party resources from any device on any network. Most of you are well-versed at entering user names and passwords to access social media and banking sites from your desktop browser. Based on the identity you provide; you’re given access to those …
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Rob Tiffany Named a Top 100 M2M Influencer

In Onalytica’s 2016 analysis and ranking of individuals and brands in the Machine to Machine space, Rob was ranked a top 100 M2M influencer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, Machine to Machine (M2M) refers to the direct communication between devices using a variety of communications channels, including wired and wireless. Many of …
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Reduce Business Risk by Deploying EMM Solutions with Conditional Access Capabilities

EMM solutions that deliver conditional access to desired services like email, storage and cloud services motivate BYOD users to enroll. Let’s face it, your BYOD employees aren’t too thrilled about installing an EMM app, agent or container on their device. It feels like an intrusion on one of your most personal possessions and breeds mistrust. …
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