At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced a beta trial of its Thoughts project. Thoughts is a collaboration between Facebook and the research community that has set a goal of typing 100 words per minute, 5x faster than typing on a smartphone, straight from someone’s brain. The interface between the brain and the integrated app is the Thoughts API that bypasses the need for keyboard, words, or other motor functions.
In her keynote presentation,
Disneyland is a fantastic place to learn about UX (user experience) design. We would like to share 5 of the many UX lessons we learned on a recent visit.
Disneyland has long been regarded as the “happiest place on earth,” largely because of the carefully curated guest experience. Disneyland possesses an atmosphere of excitement and adventure and greets returning visitors with a wave of nostalgia. It has been upheld as a gold standard in customer service and has employed sophisticated design methods to help guests suspend belief and experience magic.
With the rise of new technology trends, changing consumer behavior and disruption by new market entrants across industries, one thing has become clear: Speed is becoming the currency of success as organizations adapt to ever-changing market forces.
As such, the trends that are set to take hold over the next 12 months are ones that will not only help an organization evolve, but do it faster than the competition.
Changing role of IT
A convergence of digital forces – notably mobile,
2016 has finally come to an end, and that means an opportunity for your IT teams to start fresh and do great things for the business in 2017. But where’s the best place to start? Here are our top 7 r resolutions for your teams to consider in the upcoming year.
Don’t take security for granted.
High profile security breaches this year highlighted just how important security practices are when doing business.
A convergence of digital forces – notably mobile, SaaS, cloud, big data, IoT and social – is creating massive disruption in the market and pushing businesses to move at much faster speeds. However, with a fixed set of resources and a constrained capacity to deliver on new projects, IT is often accused of holding the business back rather than enabling it.
The resulting IT delivery gap is exacerbated even further when IT resorts to shortcuts that get projects done on time and on budget.
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Every business is undertaking some kind of digital transformation initiative. In a recent survey of 800 IT decision makers,
How should developers and employers get the most from each other?
There is growing pressure for IT to deliver on business demands in real time—but there is often a gap between what they need to do and what they can do. So, how can they close the IT delivery gap? For starters, they should make everyone in the company a developer.
This is not to say that all employees should drop their other responsibilities and perform heads-down coding each day.
Host: Ray Wang, principal analyst, Constellation Research
Host: Vala Afshar, chief digital evangelist, Salesforce
Vala Afshar: Your bio…you’ve done a lot!
Ross Mason: I just connect stuff – that’s basically what I do.
Ray Wang: At the time you founded MuleSoft 10 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of stuff to connect. It wasn’t as hard as it is now.
What is an API?
What exactly is an API? We hear about how valuable APIs are all the time; our founder, Ross Mason, often says that they will have a significant impact on business. However, what is the definition of an API?
API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.
A recent trip to Istanbul got me thinking about enterprise IT architecture. Seriously! If you’ve ever been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s a fast-growing, vibrant, and dynamic city. Unfortunately, the roads can also be very congested at times, taking hours to get from one side of the megacity to the other.
The worst is when you’re stuck in a taxi without a safety belt, no AC, it’s the summer, and you’re trying to cross the Bosphorus (millions of people cross the grand total of two bridges across the two sides of the river every day).