Tag: mobile applications
There has been a radical shift in the way apps are built, distributed, deployed, managed, upgraded, used and retired. Employees, customers, clients and partners today use their smartphones or tablets to visit an iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows app store – depending on their device – and download the apps they believe will improve their […]
Innovation unfolding by way of mobile application usage in the financial sector is not totally unexpected: an increasing number of customers are walking around with smart phones, transacting in virtual worlds, accessing information 24X7, changing market dynamics and providing unlimited opportunities. Time has literally begun to translate into money. ComScore (NASDAQ: SCOR)[i] reported earlier this year […]
Can you even remember what it was like to have to be in a “place” to make a call? When a flat tire meant a search for a pay phone? When email was something that accumulated between Friday and Monday, until the office computer was powered back on? It’s hard to believe that when the […]
If you were ranking the most talked-about topics of 2011, Cloud Computing would probably fall somewhere in between Charlie Sheen and the Royal Wedding. But, in most cases, that talk hasn’t translated into a groundswell of action. According to a recent Alsbridge eSeminar survey, one of the stumbling blocks appears to be the initial planning […]
People are doing wireless today without having thought about it first, and now they have some real problems, states John Stehman, principal analyst with the Robert Frances Group. They can’t even support all the devices they have out there. They have five to seven different devices and the help desk doesn’t even know what some of them are. Wireless technologies are still experimental, and Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D. with KPMG Consulting, believes it’s difficult to know which applications will catch on and which providers will be successful. Wireless technology is changing, coverage is changing, and providers and pricing are changing. Users are trying to decide if applications will have value. To enter this world requires a strategy built on flexibility and minimizing risk; both are best accomplished by outsourcing.
Fortune 50 companies discovered ASPs last year. They signed large contracts proving the legitimacy of the model. Examples of major contracts include DaimlerChrysler and Nestle who signed contracts with Qwest Cyber.Solutions and Akzo-Nobel, who signed a contract with eLine. These contracts demonstrated the ASPs’ new approach to managing applications is attractive to large corporations as well as the small and medium market, which had been their main medium. The ASP solution is not just for startups and dotcoms, Pring says. (ASP, outsourcing)