This fun little slideshow takes a different and very thought-provoking look
at why your mobile apps should be like great cocktails -- they should be easy
to make, delicious to consume, and have your customers coming back for more.
Based on an InformationWeek blog post by Pete Waterhouse, which created quite
a buzz when it was first posted, the slideshow outlines six great recipes to
deliver top-shelf apps. A few examples:
Get the base ingredients right. Just as a skilled bartender knows that
correct proportions of tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime equate to a great
margarita, make sure you get the basics right in mobile app development. The
best apps are "experience-centric." Users want to get in, get it done, move
on, right now. Combine equal parts: great design, ultra simplicity,
Deliver the right app for every occasion. Most people don't drink beer f... (more)
How quickly do things change in the world of mobility? Just last year, CA
Technologies conducted a worldwide survey that told an entirely different
story from the one we are hearing today. 2013’s Enterprise Mobility –
It’s All About the Apps was a call to action for enterprise IT to keep up
with customers mobility demands and employee’s desire for BYOD.
If last year was about keeping up with customers’ mobile application
demands, this year that issue has all but disappeared. Our 2014 survey
respondents released an average of six customer-facing apps last year, and 71
percent of ... (more)
Four Best Practices for DevOps Success
Much of what is written about DevOps focuses on the development team and on
making things faster. And the ops team is thinking, "Whoa, slow down! We need
to ensure there's quality, so going fast with poor quality doesn't help." So
dev and ops are immediately at odds with each other, because their goals are
You want to center all teams around the common objective of having a
predictable and reliable customer experience. That's just not a coding issue.
There is a difference between quality of code and quality of experience, and
A growing number of websites allow visitors to log in using a digital
identity from a trusted 3rd party -- like Facebook, Microsoft, PayPal, or
Google. The fancy term for this is "federated identity," but most people call
it Bring Your Own Identity, or BYOID.
In today's application economy, organizations need to securely deliver new
apps to grow their business quickly. This can increase IT risks, which puts a
premium on an organization's ability to simplify the user experience without
sacrificing security. Using an existing digital or social identity issued by
a trusted third pa... (more)
Today's IT leaders must feel like they are living in a mash-up of two songs
-"The Times They Are a-Changin" and "We've Only Just Begun."
The question isn't whether the role of IT is changing, it is what you as an
IT leader need to do to get ahead of the change.
A recent global survey commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted by
Vanson Bourne illustrates how radically the role of IT is changing in today's
business -- and not always to the benefit of IT leaders and staffers. The
survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders from large organizations in 21 countries
explored the IT departmen... (more)