ChaiOne Insights

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.

How to Align Your Business Innovation Strategy to Your Culture

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When was the last time you took a picture with an analog camera?

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Approaching Strategic Innovation Planning for the Digital Age

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Consumers today aren’t as loyal to brands as they once were. Don’t believe this statement? Just ask Nokia, a company that just years earlier was dominating the mobile phone industry. It wasn’t like the company was lagging behind on technology. Rather, the company has historically spent enormous amounts of money on research and development (R&D). Unfortunately for Nokia, it was unable to “translate all that R&D spending into products that people actually wanted to buy”. The company got caught up...

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10 Reasons Every CIO Needs a Digital Innovation Strategy

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It’s February 2007. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, calls with a request for a product that has never been created, marketed or even come close to existing before. He asks for the impossible and wants it in Apple’s new mobile phone that was announced a month ago.

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How to Guarantee ROI with a Legacy System Modernization

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One hundred million dollars worth of Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Ranchers, Whoppers-- all packaged, prepared and waiting to ship out to grocery stores around the country for the lucrative Halloween season. The trucks were waiting for their orders, grocery chains were waiting to stock their shelves, and shareholders were counting on the profits. The only problem: the ERP system made fulfilling the Halloween orders impossible.

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Heuristic Evaluations and Usability Testing are Critical to Your Business

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Did you know that difficult to use, ineffective, cumbersome software leads to low user adoption which accounts for about 70% of failed projects? Creating user-friendly products is crucial to user adoption and success. How can you make sure that your product is user-friendly? Heuristic evaluations and usability testing are two powerful methods that help ensure user-friendliness of a product. Every business should care about how intuitive and easy-to-use their devices or software are because ...

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User Experience Research & User-Centered Design

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Investing in user experience (UX) by designing software through a user-centered design framework serves three primary functions:

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How Mobile Fits Into Your Centralized IT Strategy

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Do you have a centralized IT strategy? If so, do you also have a mobile strategy? How does mobile fit into your overall centralized IT strategy? These are important questions to answer. According to PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, 81% of CEOs see mobile technologies as strategically important for their organization. In addition, 86% say that a clear vision of how digital technologies can create competitive advantage is key to the success of their investments. It’s great that most CEOs...

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3 Ways Field Service Apps Empower Your Mobile Workforce

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For many years, field services software and digital innovations were focused on work executed indoors, at a desk and in front of a monitor. Yet, a large percentage of the workforce that actively generates revenue for a company–operators, technicians, and inspectors –continues to rely on pen-and-paper, phones, or laptops. Mass adoption of smartphones and tablets in the public sector, as well as emerging technologies to support enterprise operations on these devices, provide numerous...

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Oil & Gas Mobile Field Enablement

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Who really maintains the processes at your wells or central facilities? Is it your SCADA Administrator? Production Engineer? Asset Manager? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you should guess again. This person is away from the safety of an office or cubicle. They have dirt on their hands, mud on their boots — they brave the elements. This person is on-site, with their eyes, ears — and from my experience — nose to the ground. This unsung hero is your field operator.

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