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Why Self-Driving Cars Are Good for Car Rental Companies

New partnerships with companies that are developing self-driving car technology have also been formed. Avis Budget Group’s partnership with Alphabet’s (Google) Waymo and Hertz’s partnership with Apple are two examples. This is a trend that car rental companies are getting behind because they understand that autonomous vehicles could eventually replace today’s cars. At the 2016 […]

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Comcast and the Industry’s Desire to Be Most Relevant

A look at how one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers came to be shows just how far the communications (i.e., cable, satellite, telecommunications) sector has come. After all, the rich histories and legacies of many companies have made the industry what it is today. Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of […]

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The Inside Track: Connected Cars

Daniela Rus also believes that the cars of the future will be able to do a lot more than just self-drive; they’ll be able to understand how you’re feeling by listening to your voice, or route you to the nearest store when you run out of milk. Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development […]

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GSK And Pfizer Pushing Research Bounds With Digital

In August of last year, I wrote a blog piece that discusses the possibility of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) being one of the first pharmaceutical companies to use Apple’s ResearchKit. It appears that possibility has become reality. According to Bloomberg, the global pharma company will be leveraging a mobile app they created on ResearchKit to obtain information […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From April 2016

Now that May is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in April – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. From Laptops To Tablets: Eli Lilly Bought […]

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From Laptops To Tablets: Eli Lilly Bought 15,000 iPads

  Mwandama Mutanuka, a colleague of mine who’s involved in business process management (BPM) projects at Perficient, recently authored a blog post about how enterprise mobility can improve clinical research. He started his piece with news that highlighted Eli Lilly’s purchase of 15,000 iPads for employees, starting a few years back. Now, they’re upgrading to […]

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Trending: Employing Mobile Applications In Research

  According to Google, people are now performing more Google searches on their mobile phones than on their computers. This statistic reiterates the fact that all life sciences companies should ramp up their mobile initiatives to reach subjects and patients through the channels they use most. 

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IBM makes life easier for enterprise Mac users

The decades-old conflict between PCs and Apple’s Macs softened a little more this week when IBM unveiled new services that further simplify integration of Macs into cloud-based enterprise environments. IBM and Apple have had a working relationship for years, but thanks to an expansion of IBM’s MobileFirst Managed Mobility Services portfolio, designed specifically to support […]

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First iOS Apps from Apple-IBM venture

Around Q2 last year Apple and IBM announced their joint venture. At the time, I sw it as IBM ensuring everything works with iOS.   CNET’s latest article highlights some of the first fruits and it’s a little different than expected.  They focused on developing industry specific apps focused on productivity within the digital channel.  I […]

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3 Questions Apple Must Answer to Reduce HealthKit Skepticism

There has been a lot of buzz around Apple’s announcement to enter the healthcare space with the unveiling of their Apple Watch and HealthKit app. HealthKit seems to be gaining momentum due in large part to Apple’s strategic partnerships with healthcare industry heavy-hitters. However, many questions remain unanswered and Apple must address them to gain […]

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Apple: The New Digital Hub for Healthcare Data

In 2001, Apple introduced the ipod, and even though they weren’t the first to create a digital music player, the innovation, convenience and simple integration into iTunes, helped the ipod take digital music to the masses. Apple hopes to have a similar experience with the Apple Watch. In a much anticipated event the tech giant […]

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Apple HealthKit: A Game Changer

I have been an athlete all my life, but since I’ve reached my 30’s, had 5 reconstructive surgeries, and moved back to the Midwest to a completely sedentary job, staying fit and healthy has become more challenging than ever before. As an Apple lover for years, I have a myriad of Apps I enlisted to […]

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Microsoft beats out Apple to earn top spot in branding survey

In recent years, when it comes to top brands in the United States, Apple has been an obvious winner. But times are changing, and according to an annual survey conducted by Forrester Research, Apple is losing the appeal to US consumers that it once had. In a survey of 4,500 Americans, Microsoft came out on […]

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What? Rational Application Developer for Mac OS?

I really didn’t expect to see the day when Rational Application Developer would be supported on Mac OS, but it appears that RAD v9.0 will do just that. While tablets have been taking a big bite out of the laptop and desktop sales across the broader consumer market, developers still generally need some real horsepower […]

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Mobile Web Apps and Apple iOS 6

Today I updated my iPhone 4 to the new iOS 6 operating system.  It has lots of new features which I’ve just started to play with, including a new version of Safari, Apple’s mobile web browser.   What does this have to do with portals?  Keep reading. One of my clients just recently (yesterday – […]

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Siri Stumped? Call Watson

Andrew Nusca over at ZD Net has a short but interesting article about Apple’s Siri vs IBM’s Watson.  I’ve been a fan for voice recognition for a while and have even managed to train my Android phone to mostly understand me when I use voice recognition to call a friend or search for a term. […]

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Will Microsoft be the ultimate winner in the Apple, Samsung verdict?

Much of the press and blog coverage following Apple‘s billion dollar judgement against Samsung has focused on what it means for Google and Microsoft. The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang in her post titled Apple’s patent victory spells changes in smartphones for consumers sums it up like this Apple’s big court victory against Samsung on Friday […]

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Apple to Buy Mobile Security Vendor AuthenTec

Proving that security remains a key part of any mobile conversation, it looks like Apple will buy AuthenTec for $355 million.  It’s interesting that this came up via a SEC filing rather than a press release. I guess something that only represents $8/share for a $595/share company isn’t all that big a deal. Seriously though, […]

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