Tools and considerations when developing for Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is just around the corner and, to some, it’s already here. What do you need to know to be ready to develop VR applications? Well, there are some specific considerations to make for VR development. There are also more VR frameworks, SDKs, and devices coming out by the day. So where do we begin?

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ROI for IoT Part 3: How CX Creates ROI Opportunities for IoT Products

Parts 1 and 2 of this 3-part blog series explored data generation and business models for the Internet of Things (IoT) products that may increase or demonstrate ROI for your organization. In part 3, we’re giving you one more leverage point: customer experience.

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Pioneering IOT with AWS

Contributions to this blog were made by Andy Koziol, Enterprise Architect, and Terrence Young, Technology Consultant.

Internet of Things (IOT) is a hot topic in the last 2 years. It is about connecting smart devices to exchange data and work better. It is driven by sensors and mobile processor units becoming smaller, more energy efficient and lower cost. It is also driven by the higher adoption of mobile devices and expanded internet connectivity. It has applications in a wide area, e.g. connected home, smart city, wearables and digital healthcare.

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Best Practices for Developing Firmware and Software in Parallel

As evident at CES 2016, the Internet of Things continues to grow and is here to stay. It seems nearly every day a well-known manufacturer is announcing one of their legacy products is “new and improved” and includes a laundry list of new features centered on internet connectivity.

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From Chicago to Nairobi: A Lesson in Hope with SHOFCO

Contributions to this blog were made by Allison Glaubke, Ricky Keller, Nathan Ley, and David Maslowski.

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The impact and value of User Research

Contributions to this blog were made by Ryan Phillips, Mobile Product Developer and Amine Houri, Mobile Product Analyst.

There is nothing better than successfully developing a solution customers will not only use frequently, but also provides them with value that was previously unavailable. On the other hand, there is nothing worse than spending time developing a solution you thought would accomplish these things only to find out your customers don’t want it. At Solstice, we've found that continuous user research throughout the product development lifecycle ensures that your time and money are spent creating the right product for your customers.

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The Product Manager's Imperative: 5 Takeaways from CES 2016

Contributions to this blog were made by Nick Rohrbeck, Mobile Product Consultant.

It’s easy to get lost at CES. With 3,800 exhibitors, 2.47 million square footage of exhibit space, and 170,000 industry professionals, it’s hard to imagine anyone that can get anything done. From my experience this year at CES, I wanted to share 5 takeaways for product managers.

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ROI for IoT Part 2: How the IoT will affect your Business Model

In Part 1 of this 3 part blog series we explored the ROI opportunity around the data being generated by your connected product/IoT experience. For Part 2, let’s take a look at how the Internet of Things can play a role in identifying new opportunities around your current and perhaps new business model.

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Virtual Reality: What is it? What's next?

Contributions to this blog were made by Michelle Quigley, Product Consultant.

Virtual reality is something we’ve been hearing a lot about this year. So what is it? How is it being used? And, how can businesses see gains from embracing VR?

Virtual reality is the replication of an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds and lets the user interact in that world. `

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Key Takeaways from Gartner's Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit

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I recently attended Gartner’s Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit (AADI) this week.

The event was targeted to Enterprise Architects, Application teams, Portfolio Managers, and IT Executives. Gartner presented their latest insights on mobile, cloud, analytics, user experience and APIs.  

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