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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 ...

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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  • Top 5 Apps to Facilitate Mobile Workforce Todd Marks President & CEO todd.marks@mindgrub.com
  • Overview Of Mobile
  • Convergence of Technology3
  • Mobile Web Will Rule by 2015Image from Mashable4
  • Computing Paradigm Changes5
  • Business Use Of Apps
  • Utility Apps :: Yamaha Customer Support7
  • Business :: VOA News App8
  • Customer Support :: DELL Customer Support9
  • Games :: Discovery Scuba Adventures10
  • Free vs. Paid
  • 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
  • Smartphones vs. Tablets
  • Smartphones vs. Tablets • Analyze Your Audience • What device targets are right for my organization?14
  • Top 5 Apps(categories)
  • #5: CRM • ScanBizCards (paid) • CardMunch (paid) • Bump (free)16
  • #4: Video Conferencing • Adobe Connect (free) • Webex (free)17
  • #3: Notetaking • Evernote (free) • Dragon Dictation (free)18
  • #2: Cloud Storage • Splashtop (paid) • box.net / Dropbox • Remote Desktop19
  • #1: Documents & Presentations• Adobe Reader(free)• iBooks (free)• Quickoffice Pro HD (paid)• Documents Free (free)• Salesbag (paid)20
  • BYODBring Your Own Device
  • Good Reader• Reader app for iPhone and iPad• Reads many formats of documents, images, audio/video• Variety of syncing capabilities• Provides device-level encryption22
  • 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
  • Boxtone • Manages BYOD mobile devices • Security policy enforcement • Real-time monitoring of devices24
  • Future of Apps
  • Social, Location, Mobile (SoLoMo) :: 2010 Yelp26
  • Augmented Reality :: viaPlace27
  • Artificial Intelligence :: iPhone 4s / Siri Usenet  Wikis  ICQ Friendster  LinkedIn  MySpace  Facebook  Twitter28
  • Heads Up Display :: Google Glasses And In the Future…29
  • Development Process
  • 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
  • Questions? Todd Marks President & CEO todd.marks@mindgrub.com