Building for brilliance: Tips for creating outstanding digital experiences to win user hearts and minds

“We live in a time where mobile apps are not utilities; rather, they are almost part of us.”

This was a pearl of wisdom dropped by one of our digital factory teams recently that I think really highlights the challenge that businesses face in developing compelling, competitive apps. Fundamentally, for an app to succeed, it must act as an extension of the user, augmenting their lives, solving their...

By Nick Pike, 11 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, UX.

Toshiba launches Windows 10 Pro-enabled enterprise AR glasses

Toshiba has announced the launch of what is claimed to be the first smart glasses product which combines industrial-grade hardware with Windows 10 Pro software.

The new dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses, which come in at less than two ounces in weight, can be seen as another step forward in the enterprise wearable and augmented reality (AR) arena. The product offers document viewing, live video calls and barcode scanning, alongside alerts and messaging, and photo and video capture.

The company adds that the usage of...

By James Bourne, 15 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, UX, Wearables.

Upskill raises $17 million in further boost towards enterprise augmented reality

Meet Upskill. The Washington D.C. based provider of enterprise augmented reality (AR) software has raised $17.2 million in funding to further its growth and product development.

The company’s primary product, Skylight, aims to enable frontline workers to interact hands-free on top of Vuzix hardware. In October, the company released the latest iteration of its platform, involving a greater user interface, and allowing rapid creation of new applications.

Among the companies who are using Skylight AR...

By James Bourne, 07 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Energy and utilities sector to comprise 17% of AR glasses shipments globally in 2018

According to estimates put forward by ABI Research, the energy and utilities sector will comprise 17% of augmented reality (AR) glasses shipments throughout the world in 2018 as the industry emphasises on the importance of workers’ safety provided by these smart glasses.

According to the company’s “Augmented Reality in Energy and Utilities” report, total AR market revenues for the energy and utilities sector are anticipated to reach $18 billion by 2022 - with platform and...

By Enterprise CIO, 01 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

An example of the enterprise machine in action: Xloong AR glasses

If you asked us to describe the benefits of the enterprise machine, one of the biggest would certainly be that it allows you to greatly broaden the potential of products you’re already making. 

We can talk about that all we want, but few things are as good for showing the benefits of an idea than a good old-fashioned example. 

That’s exactly what we thought of when we read about Chinese technology company Xloong, and what they’re doing to change the way...

By App47, 29 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Red Hat study shows how field services are improving through IoT, AI, AR and more

A new study from Red Hat argues that field services operations are ‘bullish’ on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

The survey, carried out by Vanson Bourne which quizzed 300 organisations with significant field workforce operations, found that field workforce technology was seen as important to 94% of organisations polled. More than half (53%) of respondents said they have implemented IoT to support field service, with 24% adding AI, 20% virtual...

By James Bourne, 18 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research, UX, Wearables.

Fear of change holds organisations back in digital transformation push

What does the term digital transformation mean exactly? As a recent report points out, it can mean ‘both everything and nothing.’

“To some companies, [it is] the difference between competing and collapsing, the lynchpin in surviving the rapidly changing commercial landscape…to others, it’s a task that sits on a never-ending to-do list, regarded as little more than another business buzzword,” Microsoft’s UK enterprise team explains.

The report, from Microsoft, YouGov,...

By James Bourne, 31 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Microsoft, UX.

AI, AR and VR intriguing Asia Pacific enterprises, argues IDC

The enterprise mobility landscape in Asia Pacific is seeing interesting growth, according to IDC, with the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, and augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) creating new opportunities and challenges for organisations.

IDC unveiled new findings at its latest Enterprise Mobility Conference in Singapore, featuring responses from more than 1,350 IT and business decision makers in the region. Almost half (48%)...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, UX.

The Brexit effect on IT investment: What needs to be done from here?

Following recent political events, it’s clear now that the UK, spearheaded by the May Government, is heading for a Brexit. At some point this year, Article 50 will be invoked, officially starting the beginning of the end of our European Union (EU) membership.

A Brexit has huge ramifications for all aspects of industry and businesses really need to be on the ball now - making changes to how they operate and the opportunities they take so that the ‘Brexit effect’ is minimalised and businesses...

By Bill Champness, 03 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, UX.