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Forrester’s 10 Mobile Trends for 2011 – Now What?

I’m a strategist on mobile and social technology. I won’t claim to be one of the best, nor even a shining example of innovation (I’ll leave that to greater egos than mine) but I know two things hold true for corporate strategy at all levels. The more you know, the stronger your strategy will be. […]

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Mobile Apps and the False War of Numbers

Mobile app developers are waging something of an ideological flame war on the message boards where such things matter: Apple devotees tout the ubiquity of iOS-enabled iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, pointing out that because Apple’s App Store and SDK (software developers’ kit) came first, it now owns the market and like an 800-pound gorilla […]

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Apple to Launch Mobile Payments

I’m not prescient. Honest. But the futuristic notion of mobile-based payment – which seemed a vague rumbling just a few short days ago is now ballooning into the bona fide mobile-IT strategy trend of 2011: First Google’s Eric Schmidt hints that the search-and-services giant will be “all about mobile” in ’11. Then came today’s thumper: […]

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Will mobile money follow Google’s lead?

As you develop your company’s mobile strategy, you’ll want to keep the following (subtly announced) prediction of the future in mind: Google will be “all about mobile” in 2011. Soon-to-be-former CEO Eric Schmidt says so in the most recent Harvard Business Review: Google needs to do some serious spade­work on three fronts. First, we must […]

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Mobile Future Shock – is the Square Reader More than Just a Gadget?

Does the notion of mobile strategy make your palms sweat? And if so, is it with fear or excitement? With me, it’s more of the latter. As companies begin extending their brands, services and products into the mobile space, they are strengthening bonds with consumers, and a host of solutions are rising up to meet […]

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Top Telecom Trends for 2011

The Communications Industry is going through an identity crisis.  What defines a telecom service provider these days?  Content?  Network Infrastructure?  Is Google a telecom company?  How about Netflix?  Regulatory answers to the “Net Neutrality” question may force this issue.  In the meantime, we’re seeing significant positive trends for 2011 that will introduce opportunities.  Specifically: –      […]

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Telecommunications Industry Stats

Oracle recently published a blog post that includes some compelling telecommunications industry stats. The telecommunication market: has surpassed USD 1 trillion in revenues is growing in real terms of around 3% per year is growing in share of GDP at 3% is the fastest growing item in household consumption (communication goods and services). has increased […]

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InformationWeek 500: Consulting Companies Focus On Telecom

Telework and high-end collaborative apps are becoming more and more important in the telecommunications industry. Recently, InformationWeek covered the growth in this industry and what’s causing it. Telecommunications will be a strategic priority for many companies. This decade will see resurgent spending in IP telephony, Martin says, partially because these companies need to replace legacy […]

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Learn about “mission critical” Siebel implementation at OpenWorld

(This is a special guest post from Jeff Shaw, Director of Client Development here at Perficient, regarding our work with Oracle solutions for Communications clients as we prepare to attend Oracle OpenWorld 2010.) Self-service and personalized customer care is what propels industry leading organizations to success through strong relationships with their customers. Perficient developed a […]

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Telecommunications: Industry technology trends

The key market players in the telecommunications industry are reacting to industry demands by making their systems more effective, flexible and scalable. One of Oracle’s latest blog posts in the “Telecommunications Architecture Corner”, titled “Establish Order Management in Telecommunications” discusses these latest trends and describes how “the first critical business area to be addressed to […]

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