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As a nonprofit executive, what should you know about WebRTC?

April 27, 2013 3 comments
Ray Wang

Ray Wang at Constellation Research

Imagine holding video conferences with your volunteers across any device. That is bold and a game changer.

WebRTC is an emerging standard that enables real-time voice, video and data sharing in a Web browser without the need for browser plugins. Potentially billions of devices supporting a browser – PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and a host of new devices – from a variety of manufacturers will be real-time communications-enabled. Whereas browsers have typically interacted only with one or more Web servers, WebRTC allows browsers to exchange media and data directly and in a secure manner.

This is big. Check out the detail from my friend Ray Wang at Constellation Research. More here: Ten Things CIOs Should Know about WebRTC | Constellation Research Inc..


What is your mobile strategy?

April 25, 2013 6 comments

According to Latha Maripuri, Director of IBM Mobile and Security Services, mobile technology has unquestionably changed how we interact in both our business and personal lives. In fact, mobile devices have quickly moved from a nice-to-have technology to a necessity for most of us.

But the integration of mobile within our lives doesn’t stop there. We’re using mobile technology in innovative ways and countless places across every industry. For example, doctors can track therapeutic effectiveness through remote monitoring apps, keeping them updated on patients even when neither is in the hospital. The examples are endless.

More here: Mapping Out the Top 4 Strategies for the Mobile Enterprise « A Smarter Planet Blog.

Your desk job makes you fat, sick and dead …

April 16, 2013 1 comment

Podio co-founder Jon Froda along with panelists Cali Williams Yost, CEO and Founder of Work+Life Fit Inc, Kate Lister from Telework Research & Richard Leyland, Founder of Worksnug explored the potential of ‘workshifting‘ and how working from anywhere has immense possibilities when it comes to productivity & work-life balance.

Are there risks to mobile CRM?

April 16, 2013 1 comment

There’s no stopping the mobile CRM revolution, but those who rush into it headlong with an eye only to the many benefits may be in for an unpleasant shock. As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, mobile CRM is laden with risks, too — from getting on the wrong side of the customer to getting on the wrong side of the federal government. Then there are the myriad security concerns that go along with making sensitive company data accessible on a device that may be woefully insecure.

More here: The Hidden Risks of Mobile CRM, Part 1 | Mobile CRM | CRM Buyer.

What is the difference between responsive vs. adaptive web design?

Users who access your websites through their mobile devices or other display screens really do not care what method you use, just as long as that they can effectively navigate your website on whatever device they happen to be using.

For that reason, the two methods described in this article have been devised for web developers to meet the challenge, and while responsive (RWD) and adaptive (AWD) design methods are both addressing the issue for rendering websites on mobile devices, there are subtle differences between them that it helps to be aware of.

More here: What is the difference between responsive vs. adaptive web design? | TechRepublic.

Win a Copy of ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer and Learn About Mobile Fundraising!

To celebrate Artez Interactive’s brand new whitepaper, Mobile Matters, they’re giving away a copy of Lean In, the #1 bestselling book by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook‘s Chief Operating Officer and one of Time Magazine’s 2012 Most Influential People!

Want to win? Here’s how!

1) Download a free copy of their Mobile Matters whitepaper!

2) Head to Twitter and tweet the following, while filling in the blank:

“I learned about _________________________ from @artezonline’s #MobileMatters whitepaper”

The first 50 responses will be entered into a drawing, and they’ll send the winner a free copy of Lean In!

Here is what they have discovered:

  • 15% of traffic to fundraising and donation pages comes from mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
  • 23% of participants in peer-driven events and campaigns choose to use mobile technology to help them fundraise for good causes.
  • Participants who use mobile technology to fundraise in a campaign raise up to 2.95x more than those who do not.
  • The percentage of donations made on mobile web browsers has grown 205% in the last 12 months!
  • Event participants using iPhones raise just slightly more than participants on Android devices.

Learn more here: Win a Copy of ‘Lean In’ and Learn About Mobile Fundraising! – Artez Interactive

Is it productive to work at home or anywhere other than the office?

Certain subjects just naturally incite opinion wars. The big ones, like political preferences, or whether you’re Team A or Team B, are better left out of polite conversation. But when it comes to doing your job effectively, where do we draw the line? Should the nature of a person’s autonomy — or lack thereof — be at the whim of the boss, or the discernment of the employee?

The four corners of the Internet nearly came to blows recently when tech-world darling and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer boldly put a stop to employees working remotely. Needless to say, people are a little upset.

I’m definitely in the let them work at home camp. Here is a pretty good infographic on the state of things.

Working from home infographic

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