When you’re shopping for your enterprise’s next field service management solution, choosing a vendor is obviously a major commitment and strategic business decision.
When you meet with potential vendors or research their products online, you probably arrive pretty clear on your criteria and values. It’s just a matter of matching up their product features to your checklist… isn’t it?
The truth is, it’s only once you’ve narrowed it down to the final two or three that the hardest part begins: You need to figure out what pros and cons truly make only one the right choice.
In our latest white paper, we share eight factors you must explore when narrowing down that final list of candidates. No, not the usual items like price, commitment and contract. Those are all negotiable. But when it comes to these eight field service management software factors – e.g., development costs, security architecture, third party integration, mobile apps and more – your company’s specific needs will drive in the right decision.
Download and read “Decisions, Decisions…” Key Issues to Consider in Selecting a Field Service Management Solution.
As enterprise mobile apps shift from their small, task-oriented focus to more complex functions, there seems to be a new area of application development from which business apps can drawn inspiration: mobile games.
And, no, that doesn’t mean flinging an angry bird into a pile of paperwork. According to CIO, Alex Caccia, president of Marmalade, a an app development company, believes that having mobile gaming experience can actually help developers working on apps for enterprise businesses.
The issue, Caccia notes, is that often the business professionals make a fairly common assumptions about games: they are time wasters meant for shutting off your brain and losing yourself in unimportant, unproductive activity.
However, the opposite is true: games actually push creativity and get the brain moving. And it’s inherently human to seek out puzzles, working out tasks in the format of a game.
And besides – two of the fastest moving and high-grossing areas of development today are mobile and gaming. When building enterprise apps, it would be wise to borrow experience from the best.
See more details at CIO.
That’s a lot of green – both in terms of Google’s robot mascot and cash.
According to Google’s Andy Rubin, SVP, Mobile and Digital Content, the company is recording 850,000 Android device activations every day. The impressive numbers include 300 million Google-sanctioned Android devices roaming the world, 12 million of them tablets, as reported in TechCrunch.
Other recent mobile-related headlines:
We’ve all got smartphones, and the iPad explosion is so last year, but the mobile and tablet apps for small businesses just keep coming. Are you fully taking advantage of them?
Here’s a rundown of mobile and iPad app reviews for small businesses:
Do you have a favorite iPad or mobile app? Which one?