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ROBTIFFANY.COM Named in the Top 100 Websites for IoT Industry Professionals

Thrilled to see robtiffany.com included in this distinguished group of the world’s top Internet of Things companies, news sites and individual IoT influencers and luminaries like Rob van Kranenburg, Peggy Smedley, Stacey Higginbotham and Scott Amyx. Years of innovating in the IoT, M2M, cloud and mobile industries combined with sharing my knowledge and opinions on …
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Mobile WebViews Close the Performance Gap with Native Apps

New WebViews with the same performance as mobile browsers mean web skills are finally viable for building fast, cross-platform hybrid apps. Back in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg admitted Facebook’s mobile strategy relied too much on HTML5 rather than native apps. While it was a great way to target multiple platforms from a single codebase, Facebook’s hybrid …
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Give Smartphone Users Mobile Web Apps or Else!

Replace heavyweight, desktop focused, bandwidth eating, Web 1.0 sites with lightweight Mobile Web apps using responsive web design. Just like their native counterparts, many Web 1.0 apps were built with a particular screen resolution in mind where bigger was better on an endlessly scrolling screen. As time progressed throughout the late 90s, poor performing dial-up …
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Web 1.0 Server Round-Trips are Like Watching Paint Dry

Replace wasteful, server round-trip Web 1.0 sites built with Cold Fusion, CGI, ASP, Servlets, Perl and Livewire with AJAX empowered web apps. The 90s web moved from online brochures to a technology that could be used for actual apps through the clever use of the HTTP verb called POST. A web page with text boxes, …
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Get with the Program and Migrate those Web 1.0 Intranet Apps to HTML5

Migrate Web 1.0 Intranet apps built for Netscape + Internet Explorer 3 to HTML5, CSS3 & ECMAScript5 for modern browsers. The web really exploded in the commercial space during the second half of the 90s. Tim Berners-Lee’s HTML 3.2 specification received W3C recommendation in 1997. Netscape submitted its JavaScript language to ECMA and got its …
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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 Productivity by Publishing Services to Mobile Employees via a Web Gateway

Rather than extending your entire network out to mobile devices via VPN, publish individual services through a web gateway or the cloud. Most remote employees gain access to Intranet resources through a virtual private network (VPN). Using 3rd party or built-in software, employees provide credentials and sometimes a smartcard to create a VPN tunnel. Once …
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Reduce Corporate Expenses by Turning your Intranet Inside Out and Sending it to the Cloud

Seriously, get out of the Intranet business and upload it to the cloud. The advent of local area networks (LANs) and computers acting as server nodes led to the concept of the corporate network. It began with file shares and print servers that everyone on the network could access from their PC. Over time, these …
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