Top 5 Apps to Facilitate Mobile Workforce

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Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks was the featured speaker at Chesapeake Regional Tech Council's June TechFocus Seminar “Creating a Mobile [and PRODUCTIVE] Workforce: There’s an App for That!”. Todd spoke on the importance of the ability to communicate with customers and each other from virtually any location, Todd also showcased the "Top 5 Apps to facilitate mobile workforce".

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  • Great presentation, Mindgrub! Any recommendations on newly-released mobile workforce applications? I've been using http://easydata.me for about 2 months and have been very impressed. Their interface is effective for monitoring employee workflow in my opinion.
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  • Top 5 Apps to Facilitate Mobile Workforce

    1. 1. Top 5 Apps to Facilitate Mobile Workforce Todd Marks President & CEO todd.marks@mindgrub.com
    2. 2. Overview Of Mobile
    3. 3. Convergence of Technology3
    4. 4. Mobile Web Will Rule by 2015Image from Mashable4
    5. 5. Computing Paradigm Changes5
    6. 6. Business Use Of Apps
    7. 7. Utility Apps :: Yamaha Customer Support7
    8. 8. Business :: VOA News App8
    9. 9. Customer Support :: DELL Customer Support9
    10. 10. Games :: Discovery Scuba Adventures10
    11. 11. Free vs. Paid
    12. 12. Do you charge money or not? Free Paid • Revenue from ads • Revenue from purchases • Higher number of • Higher income per downloads download • Farther audience reach • Greater exposure in app store12
    13. 13. Smartphones vs. Tablets
    14. 14. Smartphones vs. Tablets • Analyze Your Audience • What device targets are right for my organization?14
    15. 15. Top 5 Apps(categories)
    16. 16. #5: CRM • ScanBizCards (paid) • CardMunch (paid) • Bump (free)16
    17. 17. #4: Video Conferencing • Adobe Connect (free) • Webex (free)17
    18. 18. #3: Notetaking • Evernote (free) • Dragon Dictation (free)18
    19. 19. #2: Cloud Storage • Splashtop (paid) • box.net / Dropbox • Remote Desktop19
    20. 20. #1: Documents & Presentations• Adobe Reader(free)• iBooks (free)• Quickoffice Pro HD (paid)• Documents Free (free)• Salesbag (paid)20
    21. 21. BYODBring Your Own Device
    22. 22. Good Reader• Reader app for iPhone and iPad• Reads many formats of documents, images, audio/video• Variety of syncing capabilities• Provides device-level encryption22
    23. 23. Good For Enterprise GFE provides multi-level data encryption for all BYOD devices: • Data in motion: Provides strong encryption for all data communicated to and from devices • Data at rest: Provides strong encryption on all data stored on devices • Data in use: Separates personal and corporate data23
    24. 24. Boxtone • Manages BYOD mobile devices • Security policy enforcement • Real-time monitoring of devices24
    25. 25. Future of Apps
    26. 26. Social, Location, Mobile (SoLoMo) :: 2010 Yelp26
    27. 27. Augmented Reality :: viaPlace27
    28. 28. Artificial Intelligence :: iPhone 4s / Siri Usenet  Wikis  ICQ Friendster  LinkedIn  MySpace  Facebook  Twitter28
    29. 29. Heads Up Display :: Google Glasses And In the Future…29
    30. 30. Development Process
    31. 31. 5 Steps To Get Started 1) Start small, with a clear vision 2) Do your research 3) Its all in your name -- and your brand 4) See if a DIY solution will really meet your needs, and get ready for the next steps 5) Know how to hire a developer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/14/building-apps-for-your-business_n_1011681.html31
    32. 32. Questions? Todd Marks President & CEO todd.marks@mindgrub.com

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