The Challenge in Designing Mobile Apps: Part 2

In my previous post, which was titled The Challenge in Designing Mobile Apps: Part 1, one of the challenges I presented had to do with how the app should be narrowly focused and do just a few things very well.  In addition, the app should be simple and intuitive to use, and should not require any sort of users manual to be read before the user is able use it.  I talked about how the scenarios and environments in...

Why run my ERP in the Cloud?

The introduction of cloud computing has provided an additional dimension to IT service delivery and radical concepts that challenge the view of the value of on-premise systems. The question of cost is changing the dynamic and rules that govern financial systems. These rules were: #1 – my business critical data must sit in my data center #2 – no one can touch my data or my systems or my machines other than my...

The future of the Data Center as a CIO Asset

Today’s IT department is seeing the presence of a data center disappearing in more ways than one. Most desktops, laptops and smart phones are providing the services the IT user traditionally requested from IT. Almost 40% of a company’s computing power now resides outside of the data center. Data is now delivered in many more formats (remember the green bar paper that was delivered in the mornings from the IT...

The Challenge in Designing Mobile Apps: Part 1

I’ve been designing and programming mobile device software for about 7 years and each piece of software that I work on usually involves something new and interesting.  I find mobile device software to be some of the most challenging software to design well, which is one reason I enjoy working with it so much.  There are many factors to consider in the design of mobile device software, that if not thought out...
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