9 Steps to Enterprise Mobile Self-Actualization

In addition to this blog, I blog at the web site of my employer, Magenic Technologies.

Check out my latest blog there, where I describe the first three of 9 Steps to Enterprise Mobile Self-Actualization.

The first three steps are about development platform selection: web, hybrid, and native.

Of course, not all enterprises progress in exactly these steps, but it is a pattern I’ve seen repeated. And sometimes you may have a responsive website that is also aimed at desktop users, so you may not make the progression for every app.

But it’s interesting to watch the progression of the disillusionment with the many promises by various industry factions.

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iWork for iOS, OS X, and the Web: Shared Feature Set and File Format

Great news for any parsimonious enterprise IT group was Apple’s announcement last week that iWork is now free on all new iOS devices and Macs. iWork is Apple’s productivity suite for iPhone, iPad, Macs, and–with a web version–PCs running Windows or other OSes. iWork includes Pages, a word processor; Numbers, a spreadsheet; and Keynote, a presentation program.

While iWork isn’t direct competition for Microsoft Office on the desktop, it is certainly good enough for just about any productivity needs on a mobile device. And, unlike Office on Windows RT on the Surface 2, iWork is optimized for touch-based devices and small screens, so it’s very easy to learn and use.

What’s nice about the new versions of iWork is that Continue reading

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