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Mobile analytics, oh my! High-level math, double oh my! Add infrastructure, and you’re probably thinking, “Get me out of here or bring in the science guy!”

In fact, there is no reason to shy away from the topic of analytics, and I will tell you why. First, believe it or not, you already understand analytics. How is that? Let’s take a look at some analogies that provide an easy way to relate to the concept, starting with sports.
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What is mobile analytics? The quick answer: done right, mobile infrastructure analytics provides an end-to-end view of mobile user experience such that trouble areas can be easily identified and proactive steps taken to correct them. Continue Reading »

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Linux is everywhere—probably even in your car and TV! That’s hardly surprising since it evolved as an open operating system for anyone to develop applications on, at no cost. It has now matured into an ubiquitous, full-fledged, enterprise-ready operating system.

Most of us who’ve developed applications started by using Linux on our notebooks and desktops to run our favorite coding tools. From here, Linux has evolved into a critical operating system that many enterprises rely on.

Linux has been predominant on x86; however, x86 is not the only platform it works on. There’s a new kid that’s back on the block and pretty agile at serving up Linux workloads with many benefits that give you more for less. I’m talking about Linux on IBM Power Systems.
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The growth of mobile apps is exploding in the enterprise. Last year, most companies used three or fewer mobile apps. Next year that number is expected to quadruple, presenting an interesting conundrum for companies that already have a backlog of apps waiting to be built. Who is going to build these mobile apps?

Addressing this issue was a key motivator in the agreement IBM announced earlier today with Ionic. Continue Reading »

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This post was coauthored by David Jaramillo, an IBM senior technical staff member and manager of mobile innovations, and Charisse Lu, a senior software engineer and certified IT architect creating mobile solutions for IBMers.

Native or hybrid mobile applications

Mobile applications involve a wide range of functions and disciplines. Whether working on business apps or games, developers have numerous choices as to the software development toolkits and platforms at their disposal. Many developers are creative and innovative with design and implementation, but they must also consider how to choose the best tools and technology for the application. The decision should be based on application features and user experience, development cost and support, and finally time to market. This blog post will describe a workflow to help you choose the best mobile development method (native or hybrid) for building a mobile application, and then we’ll give a few real world examples of each method compared to each of the three criteria. Continue Reading »

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