Articles by: David Bressler

Effects of Acceleration on Velocity

Accelerating Mobile Momentum

0 by / on August 16, 2013, 3:05 pm / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

Using our consumer mobile experience and dropbox, as an analogy: When a new app needs to share files, developers don’t build a file sharing system, they just use the DropBox API (or similar). When a new app needs an authentication mechanism, they don’t build one, they use Facebook or Twitter (or similar). There is an accelerating momentum in the consumer [...]

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A Metaphor to Help Understand (Some) Enterprise Mobile Challenges

A Metaphor to Help Understand (Some) Enterprise Mobile Challenges

1 by / on July 31, 2013, 2:37 am / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

I love metaphors. I find that they’re a good way to explain things that I can’t can’t seem to fully explain well otherwise. Explain well, or explain fast enough to people who have their own opinions and are quick to interrupt. People wonder why mobile is so hard. Actually, they wonder why I tell them it’s hard when they point [...]

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APIs for Innovative Cloud & Mobile Apps

0 by / on June 25, 2013, 6:00 pm / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

Really sorry for the late notice – but that shouldn’t take away from the quality of the content! Please join us on the 27th (this Thursday) for a virtual conference hosted by our friends at Cloud-Con. Manmohan & I are talking about what we love most (no, not me… API’s). This probably the shortest presentation he and I have ever [...]

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Webinar Recap: Mobile Insights

Webinar Recap: Mobile Insights

0 by / on June 17, 2013, 7:32 pm / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

Last week, Manmohan and I delivered a well attended webinar on why API’s are critical to an innovative mobile strategy. The content is great, as was Manmohan’s delivery. I felt I wasn’t particularly “on the ball” if you will. I hope that didn’t distract too much from the important insights I shared. Mobile really is different from what’s been happening in [...]

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The Circle of Life

1 by / on June 3, 2013, 5:41 pm / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

“People are going to use them for personal productivity, but that’s not where real work will be done.” Ok, maybe that’s not a real quote. It was the voices in my head, as I was brainstorming about next week’s webinar, Why an Innovative Mobile Strategy Requires a Robust API. Except, the voices in my head weren’t talking about mobile devices. [...]

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Does it Scale?

0 by / on May 16, 2013, 7:50 am / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

One of the fundamental problems with mainframe computing was that it didn’t scale. That’s right. IT didn’t scale. See that? That’s capital “IT”? Oh, the mainframe scaled well enough. But the people that ran it? Not so much. Fast forward a bit, and here we are at the golden age of distributed computing. And guess what. IT still doesn’t scale. [...]

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Mobile & API’s are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Mobile & API’s are Two Sides of the Same Coin

1 by / on March 11, 2013, 6:36 pm / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

I’m probably not connecting all the dots here, bear with me. If you have a mobile strategy, you’re going to be using API’s. It’s the “only way*” to support the breadth of devices to natively access corporate digital assets. If you are already delivering API’s, and delivering them across different teams/businesses to enable a mobile strategy, why not just expose [...]

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API’s are the New Excel Formula

API’s are the New Excel Formula

4 by / on March 1, 2013, 2:53 pm / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

For those of you who don’t know me personally, or know me well enough, I seem to have a talent for metaphor. In fact, I think one of the things that I do best is explain complex ideas in ways others can understand, and so that they realize how the idea is relevant to them. While technically not a metaphor, [...]

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