It’s not Shadow IT, it’s Shadow Innovation

by Brian Katz on August 20, 2014 · 0 comments

We all hear about shadow IT. It’s a scary term, brought up in articles and conversations. It’s defined as people going around the rules and policies of IT or implementing technology outside of IT’s purview. It’s used by a lot of vendors to point out what can be going wrong in a company. Normally they have a tool that allows you to track down shadow IT and get it under control. Anything going on that IT can’t see can’t be good for the company, or so they say. Yet, they couldn’t be more wrong. [click to continue…]

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BYOD, or really BYOP – Bring Your Own Plan

August 19, 2014

I read an article today on BYOD (Bring your own device) and how the whole concept could be in trouble. It’s nothing new to see BYOD being seen as the next big thing or for it to be fading away depending on whom you’re talking to. In this case the post was pointing out a [...]

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Mobile first isn’t mobile only

August 18, 2014

One of the people I follow has a favorite tweet. Basically it says the only way to win in the enterprise is to go mobile first and mobile only. It’s a great saying and many people agree it’s the right strategy, and yet, they take the phrase word for word and don’t understand why it [...]

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Mobile isn’t working remotely, it’s a mindset!

August 15, 2014

I spend a lot of time talking about devices and apps. Not necessarily because I want to be talking about them, but that’s what people think mobility is about. They want to get into conversations about Android or iOS (they both have their strengths), why they think Windows Phone OS will succeed or fail, or [...]

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Your employees shouldn’t be your users

July 31, 2014

Whenever people talk about creating apps the conversation turns to delighting the customer. Companies build apps that will delight people. They will have a great user interface (UI) and an even better user experience (UX). They will enable people to do what they want/need to do. We learn from day one when you walk into [...]

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The Enterprise Mobility Problem

June 5, 2014

Apple upgraded itself on Monday, or so the papers say. They had their big yearly developer conference and announced a lot of interesting things. In some corners people cheered wildly, in other corners people booed and hissed, finding fault with every new feature, and then in the far corner, the enterprise folks just went about [...]

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Dual Personas?

May 23, 2014

No matter where you turn these days, everyone is talking about dual personas. Everyone is said to have these 2 personas, one for home and one for work. They are vastly different and don’t overlap. You think differently, do things differently and may even look different, almost straight out of an old apple commercial. It [...]

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It’s the Experience dammit! Consolidation Part 3 (Facebook and Oculus VR)

March 26, 2014

I don’t usually do deal analysis but when your twitter timeline fills up with the news of Facebook acquiring Oculus VR it becomes hard not to comment. Now to be fair, many of the jokes are hilarious (I especially like the Yahoo buying ViewMaster one) but at the same time a lot of people are [...]

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Mobile, we take it for granted

March 18, 2014

My daughter broke her arm a little over a week ago. She was playing soccer over 2 and half hours away and her mom took her to the games (she had two). Apparently, right before half time she was fouled by someone on the other team and ended up falling and hearing a crack. My [...]

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