Enterprise Mobility Trends 2015

As we near 2015, we see some interesting trends in enterprise mobility to watch for in the coming year!

2014 was the year of BYOD and we are now entering a world that’s changing both in terms of how stakeholders are collaborating with each other and how all devices wired or wireless are performing at the same productivity levels. Enterprises are switching to a stronger mobility base with newer business models to meet with the global transformation as to how information is shared and accessed.

The top 5 Enterprise mobility trends to look out for in 2015 include:

1) Increase in the acceptance of hybrid BYOD/CYOD models:
Due to the explosion of technology and apps for mobile devices, there is an increase in the acceptance of the BYOD movement. And there are several enterprises shifting to the Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) model. 2015 is expected to be the year of hybrid BYOD/CYOD model.

2) Access from the mobile device to be broadened:
Organizations will broaden the range of services and apps that can be accessed remotely from a mobile device, to give employees what they need and when they need it. The perception of enterprise mobility only for field users is giving way to understanding the need of mobility across all functions of an enterprise.

3) Advanced mobile UX design:
Exceptional user experience on B2E and B2C mobile apps achieved with a variety of techniques through motivational designs, interactive interfaces and new methodological interfaces will create the WOW factor across enterprises.

4) High precision location sensing:
Knowing an individual’s location to within a few meters is a key enabler of the delivery of highly relevant contextual information and services. Apps exploiting precise indoor location currently use technologies such as Wi-Fi, imaging, ultrasonic beacons and geomagnetics. High-precision location is likely to be particularly important for organizations that deploy consumer-facing mobile apps and that own facilities with large areas of indoor real estate. Source: Gartner Top 10 Mobile Technologies and Capabilities for 2015 and 2016

5) Emergence of Enterprise App Stores:
In order to keep pace with both – advances in mobile technology and the dynamic needs of business, enterprises are now looking for ways to make their apps accessible to their clients in a secure and controlled way. These marketplaces are set to support B2B app exchanges.

Final Thoughts:
In 2015, enterprises will continue to adopt mobile technology at a rapid pace. Due to this, they will need to evolve their approach towards the management and deployment of mobile devices, its services and apps, to maintain ROI and competitive advantage. Given the productivity gains, enterprises are going to rely even more heavily on mobility.
Did we miss out a trend you anticipate to see in 2015? Let us know.

Blogging Cash – Questions, and Planning a Profitable Blog

Do you want to create a blog which pours money into your bank account? This doesn’t happen by accident. It starts with planning, and your planning becomes laser-focused when you answer some simple questions.

Here they are.

1. Choose a Topic: What Do You Know and Love?

The better you know a topic, the easier creating a blog on that topic will be. You’ll enjoy sharing your information with others.

Start by making a list of your current interests and hobbies. Don’t stop there.

Expand your list by thinking about your interests. Which books and magazines do you read? What movies do you watch? What kind of car do you drive? How’s your financial situation? (Many people have problems managing debts and living within their income — so blogs which talk about saving money and eliminate debt are very popular.)

Aim for a list of at least 50 potential topics.

Don’t editorialize at this stage — no topic is off limits. Just keep writing down subject areas as you think of them.

Put your list away for at least 24 hours. (But if you can think of other topics you’d like to blog about, add them to the list.)

Next, select five topics from your list.

2. Research: Does Anyone Care about Your Topic? (Are They Spending Money?)

To create a profitable blog, people need to be spending money in the subject area in which you’re blogging. If there are no advertisements on related sites, and if no one is spending any money, then you have no chance of making money.

Eliminate any topics from your list which are not high-spending areas.

3. Blog Content: a Little, or a Lot? (Authority or Niche?)

Have you chosen your topic?

It’s okay at this stage to have several topics in which you’re interested. Choose one topic which you feel intuitively you’d like to work with at this time.

Now it’s time to decide how much content your blog will actually need. For small niches, that is, blog-sites which target specific buyers, or promote one product or service, you won’t need much content. A couple of review posts and two or three other posts will do it.

On the other hand if you want to create an authority site, you know that you’ll need hundreds if not thousands of posts. This kind of site requires time, and commitment… and the cash won’t start flowing immediately.

4. Monetization: Who’s Spending Money? How Much?

Yes, we’re thinking mainly about money. However this is what you need to do if you want to create a profitable blog.

Please remember that at this stage, you haven’t decided on a blogging platform and you certainly haven’t created your first post. You’re in the planning stages. The longer you spend in these stages (within limits, don’t dawdle for months), the more successful your blog is likely to be.

Blogs are monetized in various ways. One of the most popular ways is with advertising. However, as Google has pointed out, there are currently one million blogs which are using AdSense advertising. This means that there’s a huge content inventory; your AdSense and other advertising income will be tiny.

There are ways around this, but be aware that the huge content inventory exists.

You can also sell products on your blog. Remember however that if you decide to go this route, with affiliate marketing, you’ll have lots of competition. Your blog needs to stand out and offer something special in order to make affiliate sales.

Once you’ve answered the above questions, there’s a much greater likelihood that your blog will be profitable sooner, rather than later.

Internet Business Strategies

The internet is the El Dorado of the twenty-first century. Lured by the siren call of easy money to be made, millions have tried their luck and a fortunate few have gone on to make the really huge bucks. So how do you go about getting your own heaping slice of the internet pie? Well, in order to start a web based business you first have to decide which of the many internet possibilities that you want to invest your blood, sweat and tears into and so, to help you along on this journey, I have made this list of top internet money makers and included links to sites of experts that can help you on your way to the big time. Just remember, there’s gold in them thar hills, but if you want to get it out of the ground and into your pockets you’d better pack a strong work ethic and loads of self-discipline; anything promising instant success is probably too good to be true.

Blog

Not long ago if you wanted to communicate with the world you needed expensive printing presses and even more expensive systems of distribution and promotion in place. Not so in the 21rst century, now you can set up a blog for free in under 20 minutes and the entire world, or at least the portion of the world that speaks English and has internet access, will be able to read your musings as fast as you can press “Enter.” Blogs have become mainstream and even big business and there are many who are turning tidy profits from this, just ask Businessweek. Yet, while anyone can read what you have to say why would they want to actually do so? This is the $100,000 blogging question. Fortunately, a raft of bloggers have popped up who’s main purpose in life is to help others blog. If you sign up with Erica.biz she will give you a free e-book called “Blog Success Manifesto” that was a great resource to me in getting my own blog started. Also, Problogger is dedicated to providing resources to the beginning blogger and even has a pretty decent book for newbie bloggers.

Store

The future of retail is online, where you can take advantage of the “long-tail” and sell specialized items that the Wal-Mart’s of the world have passed up on or just weren’t nimble enough to spot first. There are several different internet retail strategies including creating a store through E-Bay or from creating your own independent store. All have their pro’s and con’s and often the most effective strategy can depend upon the product. Do you have a great idea for a product that you would like to sell online but don’t know how to get started? Then I recommend that you read this excellent primer on starting an internet store by Steve at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com.

Magazine

Have you got a flair for writing and graphic design? Does the idea of working with sponsors and producing a quality product on a tight budget appeal to you? Well now, with the miracle of the internet, we can all be our own William Randolph Hearst or Hugh Hefner with very little cash invested, but a ton of sweat equity. Online magazines use similar software as blogs, and indeed the distinction between a magazine and a blog can be blurred. If you’re doing a magazine you will need to be pretty good at design and you will probably base your revenue model on advertising, so you will need to pick a theme that lends itself to advertisers. Openzine.com has some great examples and provides some great resources for learning the trade and Squidoo provides step-by-step instruction on getting started at becoming an internet magazine mogul.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing basically means that you are promoting someone else’s product and sending customers to them for which they pay you a surcharge. There are a number of different arrangements and a mind-boggling array of products available; anyone from your local car dealership to a giant retailer like Amazon.com. The advantage to an affiliate deal is that you don’t have to worry about stuff like shipping and handling or credit terms. Your job is to sell. The good news is that you won’t find any lack of sites on the internet telling how to make money through affiliate marketing. The bad news is that most are selling get-rich-quick services and are of questionable value. A good place to start would be to read blogs by Yaro Starak and by Shoemoney that should cast a little further light on the process.

We have barely touched upon all the possibilities of making money online or spoken of two of the most lucrative businesses, pornography and gambling. Tons of money are being made but for citizens of most countries internet gambling is illegal. If you’re interested in pornography then, well, that’s for your own conscious to decide. And there are many, many more businesses that could make you an internet millionaire, some of the best ways haven’t even been invented yet. So be willing to explore, to experiment, and to work hard and you might find yourself joining the big money crowd.

Hyundai Used Cars – The Tucson is a Popular Used Car to Buy

Hyundai used cars like the Tucson was brought online in 2005 to compete in the compact crossover market. Hyundai’s strategy was to compete against Toyota and Honda for the compact crossover segment and get a piece of the pie. So when Hyundai introduced the Tucson in 2005 it was no surprise that the vehicle was well designed and it was priced at a very reasonable cost.

Hyundai Tucson used cars:

When the Tucson came to market in 2005 it had the option of a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder engine with 140 horsepower to boot or a 2.7 litre, V6, 173 horsepower engine to drive around in. The 2.0 litre Tucson came with either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual and the 2.7 litre Tucson just came with the automatic transmission. The 2006 Hyundai Tucson V6 version still offered all-wheel and front wheel drive and the 2.0 litre version was now offering the all-wheel drive option. In 2007 Hyundai dropped the all-wheel drive of the 2.0 litre version. Hyundai in 2010 was to have a completely different design of the Tucson, so in 2009 they made some design changes to the vehicle and this made it look completely different. They did this to prepare for the 2010 unveiling of the new redesigned model.

Fuel consumption for Hyundai used cars like the Tucson 2.0 litre, that were made in 2005 have 10 miles per gallon for city and highway driving and the V6 model has almost 12 miles per gallon for both city and highway driving. The 2.0 litre version of the Tucson for 2006 to 2009 improved slightly for both city/highway driving, but nothing really to write about. For 2006 to 2009 the V6 version had no changes to fuel consumption at all.

There are some things to know before you buy a used Hyundai Tucson from the years 2005 to 2009. A lot of owners have complained about the anti-lock braking system, from their 2005 model. The braking system would activate randomly on one wheel without cause. Apparently Hyundai did recall the vehicles in 2005 to fix the problem. Other previous owners have complained about the battery running out or just dying because of radio issues. The radio was stealing power from the battery when the vehicle was off; I have not heard if this problem has been corrected yet. There’s also issues with the fuel filter in which the ignition button lights up and shows a misfire in the engine.

Over all Hyundai Tucson has been written up as a great used vehicle by various leading automotive magazines, blogs and websites.