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ChaiOne Insights offer viewpoints from industry leaders surrounding applied technology for optimization. We discuss digital transformation, mobile app development, enterprise architecture, and tech innovation topics.

Smart Dust: Communication Systems and the Future World

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When you first hear the word, Smart Dust, you might think of a fairy tale or something involving magic. Smart Dust actually describes microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices that include sensors, computational ability, and more. They can be as tiny as dust particles and can spread throughout buildings and into the atmosphere to collect and monitor data. Smart Dust isn’t actually a new concept and has been around since the beginning of the 1990s when it was invented out of a prolonged...

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Creating an Enterprise Mobile Strategy: Culture & Roadmap

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In an earlier post, we talked about what enterprise mobile strategies with real ROI looked like. We also gave you questions to help you figure out if an app project aligns with your overall business objectives. In addition, we touched on the subject of security and the implementation of enterprise mobile strategies. In this blog post, we will discuss the roadmap that an organization can take when starting the process of considering an enterprise wide mobile strategy.

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Maintain, Replace or Modernize: Optimizing Your Legacy Systems

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Many CIOs today deal with rising costs of maintenance of legacy systems, yet are unsure of where to start with their judgment of the business value of the system, including the rising costs and competitive vulnerabilities they pose. As digital innovation and disruption begins to take hold across industries, leaders decide between continuing to invest in maintenance, completing a full replacement or pursuing modernization. The foundation for this decision lies in a comprehensive and thorough...

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Mobile Marketing and Integrating CRM Systems

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The mobile phone has long been deemed by marketing strategists as one of the most direct and personal avenues to market a product. With smart phones and tablets making a major impact on how we gain information, think, and act, mobile marketing is THE ultimate frontier for companies to dominate and capture the attention of potential customers. With the right analysis, sales executives have been trying to break new ground in the mobile app stratosphere to establish a sound CRM system that...

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Futuristic Utopia Is Here | Smart Home Technologies

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Based on Director of Operations Juston Western’s talk on Smart Home Technology at TechStreet

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Creating an Enterprise Mobile Strategy With Real ROI

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Are you thinking of implementing an enterprise mobile strategy at your organization? If so, you may be wondering how to take on such a task while keeping it aligned with your overall company strategy. Depending on your organization, there are two schools of thought. Companies that are new to mobile may want to start with something simple so that they can show the benefits to stakeholders. Starting with something simple will help stakeholders understand the advantages of mobile and will make...

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Why Should I Care About the Wearable Technology Market?

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Based on Senior Developer Matthew Morey’s talk on Wearable Devices at TechStreet

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5 Ways to Increase the Performance of Your RSpec Tests

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At ChaiOne, we highly encourage that developers write tests in their projects. TDD (Test Driven Development) is also encouraged. Testing (and TDD) prevents bugs in production, forces better code, and encourages developer confidence when making changes to existing code bases.

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Should I Create a Mobile Center of Excellence?

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You may have heard of the term ‘center of excellence’. What does it mean exactly? A center of excellence refers to a team or entity that provides leadership, best practices, research, and training for a particular area. These centers are present in various industries such as technology, education, and business. For example, in forensics, the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) exists to test, evaluate, and provide technology transition assistance for crime labs and other agencies...

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