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2015 Year in Review
How has business moved forward with A New Way to Work, A New Way to Build and A New Way to Think?
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IBM InterConnect
Q3: What has been the best mobile app of 2015 (and why)?
Tim Crawford
According to Apple's list, Periscope is their top app of 2015.
Brian Fanzo
@tcrawford Yes and that news made me a happy periscoper!
TalentCulture
Periscope has eliminated the barriers for people to deliver content. Anyone with a smart phone can participate in the conversation
Tim Moran
Does the ESPN Fantasy Football app count? :)
Meghan M. Biro
#Mobile #apps I love: Spotify, 1Password & Periscope
Brian Fanzo
Periscope the app isn't the magic.... periscope I believe is the vehicle for communication, collaboration & engagement.. the reason I believe it's a game changer because you can't fake it or automate it and you must be real!
Lawrence Smith
Uber. It just works better.
TalentCulture
Slack has also been a huge game changer for work communication - no more filling up the inbox!
Tim Crawford
As someone who lives on the road and relies on mobile tech, I'd have to say the Office Apps for iOS.
Tim Moran
I'm going in a different direction here. I'll say the mobile browser. So many sites I use have rolled out phenomenal native mobile sites, that I often have no need to use an app! This trend only continues...
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
one of my favorites remains Instagram but Periscope is new take on familiar use case that has come into it's own I think with the wide availability of quality internet, wifi, broadband
John Furrier
I love snapchat, fb, spotify, and twitter by usage
Jeff Sheehan
Periscope, as it's given everyone the possibility of becoming a media star. @isocialfanz is the master at it!!
Tim Crawford
The Office apps are not new. But in 2015, they improved to a significant degree and quite good!
Brian Fanzo
My top 3 apps... Periscope, Snapchat, Slack --- all three allow for storytelling, engagement, collaboration and community!
EileenDSmith
Starbucks? Anyone?
Zach Jory
New app I have used most in last few months is definitely square cash app. I think the day is fast approaching when we'll never have to set foot in a bank
TalentCulture
@furrier Love snapchat! It's really evolved over the past few years - great way to get news quickly
Matt Morrison
Periscope for sure! Blab is rightr up there too. ROI from those platforms will be more important in 2016
Meghan M. Biro
@furrier What's your favorite? I'm still in like with #Twitter (not love)
Brian Fanzo
@tcrawford you like office apps better than google apps... i couldn't work without google docs on my iphone... i write 90% of my blogs on my iPhone6plusS
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
@timothymoran i have to 2nd that - mobile web experiences have really come into their own! i think this is crucial not only for marketing but for retail. look at the up/down trends for black friday this year. shoppers are so saavy now.
Tim Moran
@tcrawford Agree. The Outlook mail app has replaced the stock iOS mail app on my iPhone!
Tim Crawford
My top apps: Office (Word mostly), Tweetbot, Expensify.
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
@MeghanMBiro ha ha, i resemble that remark
Zach Jory
@iSocialFanz slack is awesome - very powerful collaboration tool for a large organization
TalentCulture
@EileenDSmith Mobile ordering is the way of the future!
Tim Crawford
@iSocialFanz My issue is that I need to work offline and find Google less intuitive than Box and other options for docs.
John Furrier
@TalentCulture I love Amazon Prime Now app
Matt Morrison
@iSocialFanz Yes many run out of original material fast, it's easy to spot the good ones.
Brian Fanzo
@zjory yes the secret sauce with slack IMO is it's a combo of K.I.S.S. with open API integration...
Meghan M. Biro
@iSocialFanz This makes sense - open integration is important
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
in terms of new or updated apps, i'd say Steller, Medium, Box, Dropbox, Tumblr, Tweetbot, Untappd, Paper, Hipstamatic, Instagram, Gmail, Snapchat is where i spend my time.
Tim Crawford
Second place apps: Box, United, GameChanger
Zach Jory
@iSocialFanz it is stupid easy to use. Even "those colleagues" can figure it out :)
TalentCulture
@iSocialFanz @zjory Slack integrations are one of the best parts of the platform.
Matt Morrison
Live Streaming Apps are promising but there needs to be a plan or strategy behind it for it to be useful
Susan Visser
My favourite app is the weather app!
Meghan M. Biro
@tcrawford What's your #1 favorite? If you had to choose...
Tim Crawford
I will say that LinkedIn's mobile app update this past week has significantly improved the usability.
Tim Moran
My goto apps are Dropbox, Uber, Evernote, Slack, Outlook and Twitter.
Meghan M. Biro
The diverse marketplace of #apps is fantastic because there is #tech applicable for every lifestyle
Jeff Sheehan
Evernote is cetainly one at the top of my list.
Tim Crawford
@MeghanMBiro Tough: I'd have to look at what I use most. TweetBot, Word, Box are probably the 1-2-3.
Brian Fanzo
@MattRMorrison key is Trust + Training + Tools in that order & #ThinkLikeAFan my philosophy for providing unique insights... just because it's real-time doesn't mean you don't need a strategy!
Tim Moran
Next year we'll be talking about TvOS apps!
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
it's great to see so many IBMers using Box, Slack and Verse to get work done in 2015 #newwaytowork
Jeff Sheehan
@iSocialFanz Brian, also, #H2H connectivity for problem resolution. Can't always solve everything w/ out human support. My problems w/ Twitter are GR8 example.
Meghan M. Biro
@jeffsheehan @isocialfanz So agree with you here re #Twitter btw! Lack of support stinks
Tim Moran
@MeghanMBiro Yup! I hated all 3rd party mail apps for iOS until the Microsoft Outlook app came along. In my mind, it's a game changer.
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
@timothymoran yes, the new Apple TV is on my Christmas list. i can't wait to see what TvOS can do!
Tim Moran
@theRab I used one at an Apple store last week, and have to say that it's much more fluid than my 2nd gen. I think the app ecosystem is going to revolutionize the way we watch TV, much like it did with iPhones and Androids...
Lawrence Smith
My Mobile Apps: Sketches, Index Card, Reminders, Dropcam, Keynote/iWork, WordPress, Photos (not by choice), [weather]+, yelp, uber, Flipboard, [news]+, Facebook, Vine, [twitter]+, Inbox, etc.
IBM InterConnect
Q1: As “futurists” how do you think about cloud computing going into 2016 vs. 2005? What can you say about the current state of things 1 decade later?
Brian Fanzo
People aren't looking up at the sky when describing what Cloud is.... also it seems that cloud discussions are less silo'd as people are leveraging the cloud as a solution not an IT only project!
Jeff Sheehan
Cloud computing will continue to gain further momentum, as users demand more & more cross platform connectivity.
Tim Moran
It's so much easier to find powerful and reputable cloud service partners in 2015. Cloud marketplaces make it infinitely easier to connect with innovative services.
John Furrier
complete gamechanger across the board from cost (ecomomics) and speed/functionality
Tim Crawford
Attention has shifted from thinking about #cloud to actually leveraging it...in many ways.
Dave Vellante
the marginal economics of cloud services deployment will approach $0...
Matt Morrison
We have moved beyond what is cloud and into how do I get to the cloud
Henry Will IV
I believe that there will be a strong move into cognitive computing on the cloud
Brian Fanzo
@furrier Yes we are now moving into leveraging the cloud for its features and benefits rather than trying to do datacenter based tasks and functions in a cloud environment!
Zach Jory
Seems that #cloud 10 years ago was viewed like #IoT is today. Now cloud is almost taken for granted - part of everything
Tim Crawford
From a different perspective, #cloud services have matured greatly between 2005 & 2015. Great for customers!
Tim Moran
Also, it's changed the innovation economy. Bootstrap startups with little / no funding can leverage scalable and powerful infrastructures previously available only to enterprises.
Matt Morrison
Hybrid Cloud will continue to be a huge focus in 2016
John Furrier
@isocialfanz also the explosion of mobile and data driven didn't really exist 10yrs ago easy to code and push new ways to work
Jeff Sheehan
@MattRMorrison Matt, yes. This is critical as "instant" connectivity will be the norm rather than exception.
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
Well my mother and my sons know what the cloud is - and they know they need it, but I'm not sure we're making strides in explaining how it works to everyday folks. Maybe that is good when it works?
Tim Crawford
@furrier #mobile has been a significant driver to #cloud adoption across the board.
Dave Vellante
We're getting close to where public cloud functionality can be replicated on-prem-not economics tho
Tim Crawford
@theRab Great point! You don't have to explain 'what the cloud is'.
Brian Fanzo
@furrier yes cloud for cloud experiences was 2005... now its Social, mobile, analytics and big data integrated and powered by the cloud.. fun change to witness!
John Furrier
10yrs ago #cloud was not a #CIO agenda item; it's transformed industry fast and customer value faster
Tim Crawford
@furrier To be clear, #cloud is not the agenda item today. It's just an enabler to new things.
Craig Brown, Ph.D.
Cloud computing is getting closer to a point of necessity in my opinion. Deployment, Migrations, Infrastructure, etc... are all much easier by today's standard.
Lawrence Smith
Cloud is the ecosystem of spawned instances. Business now design a departmental or vendor instance and spawn it for them to collaborate and track processes. This enables rapid cost analysis and deep tracking. A new way to work.
Matt Morrison
@theRab I think that the everyday folk don't really want to know what cloud is, they just want to use it. I guess that is like most tech today
John Furrier
@tcrawford it's (cloud) not an agenda item - it IS the agenda
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
@tcrawford unless it doesn't work - as in security breaches combined with misunderstood privacy settings! (there have been a few notable lessons learned there!)
Susan Visser
It's like the smartphone: I can't imagine the world with out the #cloud!
TalentCulture
Complete game changer in the last 10 years. Hard to believe we ever did business without the cloud
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
@MattRMorrison so true. invisible design is good tech!
Brian Fanzo
@tcrawford or hear people say o cloud is that where my music lives on itunes? @therab
Tim Crawford
@furrier Not sure I agree...but may be misunderstanding. #cloud doesn't do squat itself. It is how you *leverage* cloud that is key.
{([ Ryan Boyles ])}
as @monkchips is fond of saying: "mobile first means cloud first means data first..." and so on
TalentCulture
@theRab Always room to learn and improve with new tech - seems those security issues are getting few and far between
John Furrier
@theRab I love that - he's so good James nailed it
Tim Crawford
Can you believe that #cloud, true cloud, is more than 10 years old? i.e.: Salesforce (1999)
Lawrence Smith
In 2016 the Cloud marketplace will become much more rich, where apps, API's and services compete on design, cost and performance. Cognitive will drive most innovative designs. Winning ecosystems enable the best opportunities to the cloud.
Meghan M. Biro
@furrier This is a meaty discussion! Thanks. Such a smart crew here
Jeff Sheehan
@theRab Ryan, assurances of security and data privacy are critical KFS's. If either breached, problems in use and further adoption.
John Furrier
@bobegan says "I think the agenda is most about agile infrastructure and solutions. Cloud is one tool in the toolbox"
Mary C. Hall
In Los Angeles, best mobile app hands down is #WAZE, don't drive LA with out it!