If you own an enterprise IT or you’re working in one, the definite odds are that you already have a task of building a mobile app, or you have a project in the pipeline for developing one. There is a rapid pace of businesses and enterprises being backlogged with the pressure of building a mobile app. For 2016 and years to come, apps are an answer to any and all business needs.
Anyone who is asked to develop an app for the first time would look into all the factors that differentiate between building and app and developing an enterprise application. There will be languages, frameworks, SDKs, and APIs and so many other factors taking your focus. This focus along with pressure of to gain competitive advantage will also be on your nerves.
The approach of businesses and enterprise to get apps rolling speedily is termed as Rapid Mobile App Development. RMAD is based on code free programming tools that enable speedy development process. RMAD creates both customer facing and internal apps as well. Its object oriented web based software facilitating processes as reusing software components, early prototyping, and enhanced team level communication.
While you are doing all this, you might miss out some important things-the factors that will differentiate a successful app from the one that will just fulfill the purpose of being an app. Well, there’s one secret to this entire process-developing an enterprise app is like creating a mobile app-but with different details! If you’re standing at this point for the first time and need assistance with getting the first step right, take help of a reputable service provider.
VeztekUSA is one mobile app development company that has experts for enterprise application development. You can contact them for the development process or seek their consultation-the choice is yours. Through assistance of their development team, some success stories of app development, and our personal experience; we are presenting a list of practices that can help you in successful enterprise app development:
#1- Keep the Targeted Audience in Mine-
Before you even start the process of app development or before getting that started from a service provider, keep the audience you are to target in mind. Ensure that you are aware of the types of users they are, their challenges, and their demands should be high priority. Another major concern will also be about how your solution is going to offer help to your users.
#2- User Experience-
If an app is not usable, it’s not successful. Focus on creating an app that is user friendly and intuitive; invest in the GUI of each platform. The usability of an app defines its acceptance rate, optimization, and ultimately the success of your app. Before releasing the app, ensure the functionality of your app on all platforms is retained.
#3- Mobile App Security-
Your mobile app should be heavily guarded. Yet the mobile apps are vulnerable by definition but you should also take security measures and privacy very seriously. Keep your users and their data very close to yourself. Some of the main practices in ensuring security include; hashing, TLS/SSL, user authentication, and encryption of data stored in cloud.
Testing each and every step of a process is important for testing an app. Once you have tested the design, functionality, performance, interaction with other apps, tested on all the platforms and multiple browsers and carriers-finally test it with real users and then test it again. Testing is just not another step but a part of every step.
When you build your app, remember to build an analytic feature for tracking and monitoring user activity, crash logs, interactions, and for all other events as well. This will help you understand where you need to improve, what else you need to add, and how what your users are experiencing. By responding to feedbacks and analytics, you are getting ideas for improving your app, its features, and usability.
Enterprises are dynamic for thriving in modern ecosystem. Building successful mobile enterprise apps is never simple, but doing the right way by keeping all the processes and steps into consideration will help you easily reach your destination.
TPV Leads the Philippines as #1 in Unbundled Market for 2021 – International Data Center
TPV Technology Limited, the global manufacturer of leading PC Monitor brands AOC and Philips Monitors, is #1 in the Philippines in the Unbundled Market in 2021, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, 2021 Q4.
In its Fourth Quarter report, the International Data Corporation revealed market figures capturing the performance of different monitor brands in the Philippines. The data shows that for the entire 2021, TPV leads the market as the #1 monitor manufacturer in unbundled sales in the Philippine Market.
TPV, which manufactures AOC and Philips Monitors, sold over 155,000 units in 2021, representing 18.46% of all unbundled units sold in the Philippine market for the year. This large market share is a testament to the continued trust that consumers put into monitors made by TPV – showing how many users still prefer AOC and Philips Monitors over other brands, especially coming from a very unprecedented time in global events these past few years.
Many users continue to trust TPV-manufactured monitors because of the consistent high-quality products that TPV produces. Both AOC and Philips Monitors offer products that showcase innovation on different use cases. AOC and Philips Monitors are known for innovative features that make their products more productive for work like the SmoothTouch-enabled Philips Monitors 242B9T, and give a better entertainment experience for gaming and movies, like the entire line of AOC AGON Gaming Monitors.
With this recognition, TPV will not be resting with its laurels. Being #1 inspires TPV to continue bringing to market innovative monitors designed with the users’ experience in mind as the first and primary consideration.
Unpacking Cybersecurity: Examining Its Gears With Today’s CISOs
As breaking news of the latest online scams and security breaches continue to make the rounds, so do heated conversations about cybersecurity such as large companies being hacked, customer data leaks, and the all too common email phishing, among others.
“Millions of people are going online for their everyday transactions,” says Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, Enterprise Group. “But whether it’s personal or for business, it seems that, for many, cybersecurity is still quite an abstract concept—until, of course, you become the victim.”
While cybersecurity has become a strategic priority for enterprises in this time of widespread digitalization, challenges still abound. Cyber threats and cyber attacks continue to rise, and threat actors are finding more sophisticated ways to put organizations at risk. Coupled with existing gaps in cybersecurity skills and infrastructure, as well as regulatory and compliance issues, it makes for the perfect storm of cyber vulnerabilities.
“There’s a lot of benefits to digitalization, of course. But it does tend to heighten your exposure to cyber attacks. So, you need to have a cybersecurity strategy along with your digitalization journey,” adds Maquera.
So, how does cybersecurity affect businesses? And how can businesses have a better handle on cybersecurity? These are the questions that punctuated the latest episode of CLOCKWORK, a podcast from Globe Business that provides meaningful, genuine, and humanized conversations about business, technology, and industry insights.
Maquera hosts CLOCKWORK and is joined by two of today’s leading Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs): Anton Bonifacio of Globe Telecom, and Ken Dietz of Secureworks. In this conversation, Maquera, Bonifacio, and Dietz took a deep dive into the technologies and trends that can help businesses secure their digital transformation journey.
Proactive approach to cybersecurity
“There’s no denying the reality of cybersecurity—you can’t do anything digital without anything that is related to cybersecurity,” says Bonifacio. As such, businesses must be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity, instead of just reacting to security breaches as they happen.
Cybersecurity is the practice of deploying people, policies, processes, and technologies to protect organizations, their critical systems, and sensitive information from digital attacks. As cyber threats run rampant amid advancements in digitalization, cybersecurity must become a strategic business priority.
Indeed, cybersecurity has become a board-level issue for organizations. Given the nature of the cyber attacks, and how sophisticated cybercriminals have become, businesses must be able to anticipate possible threats. Fortunately, cybersecurity and improved legislation to better protect consumers are now at the forefront of business decisions.
Gartner predicts more decentralization, regulation, and safety implications over the next few years, and encourages organizations to build these strategic planning assumptions into their cybersecurity roadmap for the years ahead.
“The best forms of communication I’ve seen with boards are those that have conversations around, how much risk is the company willing to take?” says Dietz. “How much risk does the cybersecurity area actually pose to the business, and how can we quantify that? And how can we put in place programs that will keep that risk in the area where we think it’s acceptable?” adds Dietz.
Communicating to external stakeholders, such as partners and customers, is an often overlooked part of cybersecurity, says Maquera. Therefore, it must be integrated into an organization’s cybersecurity strategy, rather than become an after-thought once an incident happens.
“At Globe Telecom, we have a degree of customer obsession that we ensure that we can communicate immediately, and this actually solves a lot of things,” shares Bonifacio. When an incident happens, such as a security breach or a cyber attack, the organization must communicate immediately to reassure their customers and regain their trust.
“But swift communication doesn’t just happen—it’s something that you need to practice,” reminds Dietz. As such, make sure you have a communications plan in place and that you actually practice it. Make sure that you’ve thought about what you’re going to do to make your customers restore their trust in your company after a major incident. “This should be top of mind and should be well-rehearsed before you actually have to use it,” adds Dietz.
Address gaps in skills and infrastructure
“You can kind of tell the level of maturity [of an organization] just based on how much of the technology spend is going to cybersecurity,” says Bonifacio.
Indeed, cybersecurity is now a top priority for new spending across organizations. According to Gartner, worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services reached USD 150.4 billion in 2021, a 12.4% growth compared to the 6.4% growth in 2020. And this number will continue to grow beyond 2022.
Part of this investment is training and developing a pipeline of cybersecurity professionals. “Talent is not easy to find as a security provider,” shares Dietz. As such, Secureworks prefers to train their own fresh out of school, and then put these graduates through their pipeline to build their cybersecurity expertise.
“We’re going to have that level of expertise because we built it and we have a program to foster it. It’s something that a lot of other companies whose focus isn’t cybersecurity are going to have a hard time competing with,” adds Dietz.
Businesses can also benefit from a Security Operations Center (SOC) to support their digitalization plans and implementations, says Bonifacio. Not only does it help operationalize cybersecurity, but having an SOC gives round-the-clock visibility that enables teams to resolve cybersecurity issues in real-time.
Having an SOC also gives teams an end-to-end view of their cybersecurity operations—from defining policies and governance to threat intelligence, incident response, and security awareness, all of which contribute to an organization’s effectiveness at fending off cyber threats and cyber attacks.
Cybersecurity as part of company DNA
At Globe Telecom, tying in the cybersecurity strategy with the company culture was really the key, shares Bonifacio.
“This cybersecurity strategy, this transformation journey, is to be able to secure our customers. It’s to be able to ensure that we can give them a great and wonderful customer experience, and that’s the cost of doing business now. It’s not an investment, and there’s no ROI to it per se—it’s really just tied into the overall customer experience,” explains Bonifacio.
“It’s crucial to educate all employees on safety measures, from the executive-level to the rank-and-file,” adds Maquera. “Cybersecurity awareness has to be part of the company’s DNA.”
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributes to 10 UN SDGs.
For more business insights from industry experts and enterprise executives, listen to Globe Business’ CLOCKWORK podcast— streaming on Spotify. You may also visit our Cybersecurity page to know more about our threat defense solutions.
List of Food PandaPro Dine-In Restaurant Deals in Cebu
Cebu’s food scene just got more exciting with great deals from pandapro dine-in. It’s time to savor your favorite dishes and rediscover the pleasure of eating out, while enjoying awesome perks from pandapro!
Whether you’re itching to visit your favorite restaurants or thinking of exploring a bunch of restaurants in your neighborhood, being a pandapro will give you all these perks: free delivery, vouchers, and discounts of up to 40% on dine-in orders at partner establishments in Cebu.
With pandpro dine-in deals, you can enjoy the experience of fine dining at Tin Gow by Waterfront Casino & Hotel, with delectable dishes like Shrimp Dumpling, Seafood Beancurd, Deep Fried Pork with Sweet and Sour Sauce, and their Assorted BBQ Platter. For more Chinese choices, Harbour City in Cebu has yum cha delights such as Shaomai, and Sweet and Sour Pork paired with their signature Steamed Fried Rice.
For Filipino indulgence, head to Cebuano classic Golden Cowrie for favorites such as the Baked Bantayan Scallops. International flavors come to the fore at Sunset Sports Bar by Dusit Thani with Pad Thai Goong, Tom Yang Goong, and Gambas Al Ajillo. More local favorites are available at Kuya J Restaurant which serves up Sinigang na Baboy, Kuya J Bulalo, Grilled Scallops, Crispy Pata, and Chopsuey.
“We want to give our customers that enjoyment of dining in restaurants again, this is why we have partnered with these restaurants for pandapro. This is also our way of supporting the F&B industry, to help everyone bounce back together to the next normal,” says Daniel Marogy, foodpanda managing director.
Becoming a pandaro is never a stressful undertaking, especially since it’s only P50 a month or for more savings, P399 a year. If you’re 18 years old and above with a valid credit or debit card, subscribe now by clicking your profile icon on the top left corner of the home screen and fill in the details on the “Become a pandapro” page.
So, hack it like a pro, and get ready to enjoy exclusive promos on delivery and dine-in!
For more information and updates on exciting foodpanda promos and a pandapro membership, visit www.foodpanda.ph.
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