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Guest Blog Post on ThornTech.com – The Week in Tech: Microsoft Office now free on mobile, Verizon and AT&T are tracking you, and more

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Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com titled “The Week in Tech: Microsoft Office now free on mobile, Verizon and AT&T are tracking you, and more.

Today we highlight how Microsoft Office is now free on mobile, Verizon’s and AT&T’s spying tactics, and how email addresses were stolen in the Home Depot hack. Enjoy!

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Guest Blog Post on ThornTech.com – The Week in Tech: IBM scraps chip-making unit, Yahoo mobile paying off, Twitter launches Fabric, and more

 

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Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com titled “The Week in Tech: IBM scraps chip-making unit, Yahoo mobile paying off, Twitter launches Fabric, and more.

Today we highlight IBM’s shedding of its chip-making unit, Yahoo’s mobile strategy paying off, Twitter’s new developer tools, Snapchat’s first ad, and the launch of Google Inbox. Enjoy!

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Guest Post for ThornTech.com – What We Learned at the Mobile Marketing Association’s New York Forum

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Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com titled “What We Learned at the Mobile Marketing Association’s New York Forum.

Part of the Thorn Technologies team took a trip to the Big Apple last week to attend the Mobile Marketing Association’s (MMA) New York Forum. This was a super educational event where we learned about the latest mobile technologies and techniques brands are using to engage with their customers and prospects. Here are some of the key takeaways from the event.

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Image courtesy of the Mobile Marketing Association.

Guest Post for ThornTech.com – The Ultimate Mobile App for…First Responders

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Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com titled “The Ultimate Mobile App for…First Responders.

The “Ultimate Mobile App for…” is a a blog series that highlights the top three features and characteristics of mobile apps for specific industries and uses. We’ll take a look at the users most likely to engage with the mobile app, then identify the key features or characteristics that the app should have to be successful.

First responders include firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. When they respond to an emergency, citizens’ health and lives may be at stake, so first responders must move quickly and deal with an extremely high amount of stress. Mobile applications that first responders employ must be very easy to use to help minimize response times and make their workflow more efficient, and features like location tracking, gesture-based navigation, and alerts are critical in providing first responders with the right information at the right time.

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Enjoy!

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Guest Blog Post on ThornTech.com About What to Think About When Crafting an Enterprise Mobile Strategy

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Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com titled “Top 4 Things to Think About When Crafting an Enterprise Mobile Strategy.

This is the fourth and final post in our enterprise mobile series and follows “How Mobile is Impacting the Construction and Energy Industries“How Mobile Apps are Impacting the Manufacturing Industry”, and “How Mobile is Changing the Enterprise.”

Mobilizing your enterprise can be a daunting task, as many changes to people, process, and technology must be made. When developing an enterprise mobile strategy, a thorough analysis of all technical and organizational effects is required, and certain steps need to be followed to increase the probability of success.

I hope you enjoy this article!

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Guest Blog Post on ThornTech.com – The Week in Tech: Nielsen Launches Twitter Metrics, Samsung Announces a Round Phone, and More

Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com titled “The Week in Technology: Nielsen Launches Twitter Metrics, Samsung Announces a Round Phone, and More.”

Samsung Galaxy RoundThis week’s stories cover Nielsen’s launch of Twitter TV metrics, Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy Round, and Apple’s potential launch of new iPads. And if you’re a gamer, you probably just got done playing Grand Theft Auto 5 and contributed to the game breaking seven world records, which is covered as well.

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Image courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow

Guest Blog Post on ThornTech.com – The Week in Technology: Twitter Soars with IPO Filing while Blackberry and US Government Sink

Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com titled “The Week in Technology: Twitter Soars with IPO Filing while Blackberry and US Government Sink.”

The Thorn Tech “Week in Technology” is a new blog series that will recap some of the most interesting mobile and technology stories during the past week. This week’s stories cover Twitter’s IPO filing, the failure of the U.S. Government, the slow, painful demise of Blackberry, and a negative trend on paid mobile apps.

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Guest Blog Post on ThornTech.com About How Mobile is Impacting the Construction and Energy Industries

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Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com about how mobile is impacting the construction and energy industries. This is the third blog post in our enterprise mobile series and follows “How Mobile is Changing the Enterprise” and “How Mobile Apps are Impacting the Manufacturing Industry.”

Mobile technologies are changing the way field workers, like those in construction and energy, perform their jobs. These employees no longer need to be tied to workstations or carry around reams of paper. By leveraging mobile applications, project data and documents can be synced and shared, employees can be more productive and flexible, and projects can be completed on time and under budget.

I hope you enjoy this article!

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Guest Blog Post on ThornTech.com About How Mobile is Impacting Manufacturing

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Check out my new guest blog post on ThornTech.com about the impact of mobile on the manufacturing industry. This is the second article of a series about how mobile is changing the enterprise.

Mobile technologies are changing the way process-based employees perform their jobs. The manufacturing industry, with its constantly moving parts and people, is ripe for disruption by mobile; this post addresses the benefits and applications of implementing mobile technology into manufacturing processes. I hope you enjoy it!

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Guest Post on ThornTech.com: The Shift to Mobile Video and TV – When Will Mass Cord Cutting Happen?

Check out my guest blog post on ThornTech.com: The Shift to Mobile Video and TV – When Will Mass Cord Cutting Happen?

Despite all the money I spend on cable TV, I find myself watching more and more video and TV on my laptop, iPad, and mobile phone. But even with all of the TV viewing alternatives out there, like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon, cable TV provides unmatched access to the most content in one place, so at what point will I cut the cord? How about you?

I hope you enjoy the article and let us know what you think!

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