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FOR ENTERPRISES: Responsive Web Design for Enterprises. If you want to speed up technical news, you probably have heard at least a little of the hype around responsive web design (RWD). The phrase, coined by Ethan Marcotte in May 2010 in his article A List Apart, refers to a modern approach to web design aimed at crafting websites that provide an optimal user experience for all, regardless of their browser or device. Read more [MICROSOFT.COM]

MOBILITY OPINION 1: Why Responsive Website Design Could Be Sabotaging Your Lead Generation Efforts. This year is going to be an even bigger bonanza for mobile devices due to the explosion in large-screen smartphones and the proliferation of tablets on coffee tables and kitchen counters everywhere. Read more

MOBILITY OPINION 2: Top 5 Reasons to Use Responsive Website Design. The introduction of smart devices and their ease of availability have shifted the use of the internet, from desktop PCs to hand-held smart devices. Research suggests that the year 2015 will witness internet usage on mobile devices to match the usage on desktops. Read more


SURVEY RESULTS: Poor User Experience Leading Cause of Enterprise App Failure. The continued reliance on traditional app design and development is increasingly leading to enterprise mobile app failure, according to a new survey sponsored by Kony. More specifically, frequent design change requests and project delays caused by friction between mobile app developers and designers were cited as the leading causes of poor user adoption upon the apps’ release. Read more

BYOD POLICIES: Developing for Mobility Begins with Prudent Design. Firms are now expected to design and produce a complete mobile experience for many of their solutions as handheld devices’ technology continues to develop. That requires a hard look at user experience and design, executives at BNY Mellon’s Pershing arm tell Dan DeFrancesco. Read more

ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE: User Experience Development Is Often A Lot Of X, But Not Enough U. One of the trends that is shaping IT priorities in the year ahead is an increased emphasis on the user experience, or, as it is affectionately known, UX. It will be part and parcel of Agile, Scrum and other collaborative development activities. However, while Agile and Scrum are all about what users need and want, designing a great UX may still be getting lost in the shuffle. Read more


OPEN DATA: Obamacare Website Reins In Personal Data Sharing. The government has stopped openly sharing your personal information from the Obamacare website with private companies. The government came under fire after the Associated Press showed that was relaying users’ personal information, such as zip code, income level, pregnancy status and whether or not you are a smoker. Read more

NORTH CAROLINA: IT Department May Be Planned For State Government. State government IT expenses totaled nearly $1.6 billion in the fiscal year ending last June, Saine said. The new department, if approved, would control IT expenditures by other Cabinet agencies that spent a combined total of slightly less than half of that amount. Read more

MASSACHUSETTS: What Is Your Government Up To? It’s Harder Than You Might Think To Find Out. Government websites are difficult to navigate. There are no clear penalties for state agencies that improperly deny public records requests. And the Legislature has exempted itself from the state’s public records and open meetings laws. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – February 26, 2015

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