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Mobile Industry Predictions for 2018

Welcome to the 11th annual edition and 2018 version of my Mobile Industry Predictions. Once again, I’m delighted to share my thoughts and prognostications about how the overall mobile industry will fare. I can say that (probably fortunately) many predictions of previous years did not come true; however, many have done so. 2018 is already starting off with some technological bombshells, as in December 2017, the US FCC repealed network neutrality …

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Troubleshooting Design Studio applications when it shows only white screen on Mobile BI App (iPad)

Hello Design Studio friends,   Often issue happens with opening of Design Studio documents from iPad device using BI Mobile app, displaying blank screen. It shows to load the report, but then stuck at loading forever or blank page is displayed. Before troubleshooting the problem perform a test on the device safari browser to open the document via OpenDoc link or open the document using BI Launchpad, since it uses …

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Do mobile devices make us run better?

Yes. And I am not talking about running a marathon with the help of fitness trackers and mobile apps. By the way, if you are running a marathon, it’s a good idea to run light. This is about running our business better and more efficient. The way we do many office processes and the way we are part of workflows unfortunately got too heavy. And I need to blame the …

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SAP Nominated for 2017 Carriers World Awards – Vote to Help Us Win

We are thrilled to announce that SAP Digital Interconnect (formerly SAP Mobile Services) has been nominated in the following four categories of the 2017 Carriers World Awards!   Best IoT Initiative – SAP IoT Connect 365, operator service SAP IoT Connect 365, operator service, is a managed, cloud-based service that enables Internet of Things connectivity. With a single contract and connection to SAP Digital Interconnect, operators can capitalize on the growing …

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A2P SMS is not Dying and Still the Primary Component of Multi-Channel Mobile Engagement

Recently, I read a posting, titled: The Days of 2FA SMS (and A2P) Are Numbered on a site called no jitter. I’ve linked it, if you want to read it yourself, but the author basically states that A2P will grow for a few short years, but then will “eventually find a home next to my imaginary fax machine.” That’s his opinion. Mine is different and yes, I admit some bias, …

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Creating your first mobile form to integrating your forms to GIS Systems and SAP ECC or S/4 HANA

Innovapptive will be presenting a webinar “How Field Data Collection Simplified with Innovapptive RACE™ Dynamic Forms” on Wednesday, July 26, at 11:00 AM CDT. With the benefits of going paperless, using digital forms has become a rampant phenomenon. An electronic version of a paper form, that can provide access to every form from anywhere, anytime. Eliminating the stacks of paper and pre-printed forms, helps you save time and money. RACE™ …

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Rollback! The United States NIST NO LONGER recommends ‘Deprecating SMS for 2FA’

In late July 2016, there were a significant number of news stories that have “declared the end of 2FA over SMS,” as the US NIST has recommended that the Out-of-Band delivery channel of SMS for 2FA tokens to be deprecated in the next version of their guidelines. In the draft document of June/July 2016 timeframe, Section 5.1.3.2 ended with: Due to the risk that SMS messages may be intercepted or …

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The Case for Short Codes in a Long Code World

This is a piece about mobile messaging – SMS to be precise. Remember SMS, that mobile messaging medium that has been decimated by non-SMS chat applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat and many others? Well, it is still very much around, live and well and, I’ll say it: prospering. Rumors of SMS’s death are greatly exaggerated. So, what does this title mean and how does it pertain to SMS? Let’s …

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Accessing ‘the Next Element’ — Thoughts from Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the record-breaking annual get-together of over 108,000 attendees in Barcelona, Spain, interested in mobile, 5G, connected cars, devices, augmented reality, virtual reality, cloud computing, IoT, and much, much more. As I do most years, I attended (I believe this might have been my ninth). MWC is the most important event for the mobile-focused industry. This year, the theme was “Mobile: The Next Element.”   The idea …

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Mobile Industry Predictions for 2017: Ten Years and counting

I published my first set of mobile predictions in January 2008. This is my tenth installment. My blog has had several iterations since it was initially part of the Sybase company blog space (we were known as Sybase 365, back then). When SAP acquired Sybase, most of my postings were migrated to the original SCN for Mobile area and now to the “new” SAP Community Network blogs. Some of the …

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