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Mobile Enterprise Applications

Apr 9 2014

In Mobile, It’s The Little Things That Really Count

In Mobile, It’s The Little Things That Really Count There’s an interesting phenomenon that I have been witnessing of late.  The more I talk to companies, the more I see how they are challenged – dare I say intimidated – by what they see as the daunting task of mobilizing their workplace.  Now mind you, I often tell people that mobility is in fact [...]
Mar 24 2014

The Next Imminent Threat of BYOD

The Next Imminent Threat of BYOD There are two truths in enterprise mobility – at least as far as I am concerned.  The first truth of enterprise mobility is that BYOD is an absolutely unstoppable force.  The second truth is that I will not stop complaining about BYOD until the world agrees with me.  Yes.  I am THAT stubborn. Sure, I [...]
Feb 11 2014

Dear Mobile, You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

Dear Mobile, You’ve Come a Long Way Baby Enterprise mobility has come a long way over the last 10 years.  The conversation started around the device options and then spent far too long ruminating on the pros and cons of mobile device management.  For better or for worse, the conversation is still heavily focused on enterprise mobility management and the dead horse that [...]
Dec 20 2013

Thinking About The ROI of Mobile Apps? Think Instead About Sports Advertising

Thinking About The ROI of Mobile Apps? Think Instead About Sports Advertising As I think back on 2013, so many amazing things have happened – especially on the personal front.  That said, from an enterprise mobility perspective, a lot of people are talking about how BYOD finally came of age this year.  I’m not sure I fully agree with that premise (as I would argue that happened [...]
Dec 6 2013

Thinking About A New Twist On BYOA

Thinking About A New Twist On BYOA A momentous thing may have occurred yesterday.  I returned from what should be my last trip of 2013.  I just came back from a very quick, yet productive, trip to Europe.  During one of the meetings, a conversation that was taking place made me think about the whole notion of BYOA (Bring Your Own Apps).  [...]
Nov 29 2013

Mobile Apps: Forget Supporting BYOD, Support User Experience

Mobile Apps: Forget Supporting BYOD, Support User Experience There is nothing better than an extra long weekend…the kind that is built around national holidays that always take place on Thursdays, which means that most people then take (today) Friday off as part of an extra long four day weekend. This extra pause gives me the opportunity (with some extra turkey comma) to think [...]
Nov 14 2013

Mobile Apps Should Be Like Tapas: Because Less is More

Mobile Apps Should Be Like Tapas: Because Less is More Buona sera amici!  That’s something you would say here in Milan.  Yup, my last night playing the all too common game “Where in the world is Philippe Winthrop?”  Tonight is my last night here in Europe, having spent time in Barcelona and now Italy. I wanted to share with you a little insight that I [...]
Nov 9 2013

When a Mobility Strategy Isn’t Strategic

When a Mobility Strategy Isn’t Strategic I’m taking a few moments away from packing for my trip to Europe to share with you some thoughts on something I witnessed on last week’s trip.  I was in Denver this past week to attend the BAI Retail conference.  For those of you who might not be familiar with the event, it’s the premier [...]
Oct 8 2013

Mobile Application Development is Like Shampoo

Mobile Application Development is Like Shampoo I think I’m going to create a new game.  Remember “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”  I think it should be renamed “Where in The World is Philippe Winthrop?”  If only I were jesting.  While I was in rainy London last week, I greet you today from sunny Orlando, where I am attending my [...]
Apr 17 2013

Digital Ether

Digital Ether This afternoon was a tough afternoon. Watching the scenes from Boston brought back memories for me of being at the World Trade Center on September 11th as the planes hit. It’s not exactly a pleasant memory for me nor is it something I openly share even when people know I was there. I was very [...]