User Experience

Rethink your User Experiences (UX) for 2017 with CIC’s UX for Businesses Workshop

By | 2016-10-17T11:09:50+00:00 2 October 2016|Analysis, Consulting|

Organisations that create software have become increasingly aware of the importance of the experience that software provides to users. There are many reasons why user experience (UX) is important, including increased application adoption or sales, brand perception or creating a more appealing workplace. We have seen the power of experience through the success of organisations [...]

Adobe XD: A new link in the UX toolchain

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:10+00:00 25 July 2016|Analysis|

To say that User Experience (UX) is a critical success factor in the creation of modern applications is easy. Plenty have. Vendors preach this constantly and an increasing number of end user organisations are beginning to see the light when it comes to the importance of UX. What's hard is to actually implement it. Implementing [...]

Dreamforce 2015: Less show, more business

By | 2015-10-22T14:16:48+00:00 22 October 2015|Analysis, Uncategorized|

In the yearly dual between Dreamforce the technology conference versus Dreamforce the show, this year was more tech. There were still big name presenters from fields outside of technology (e.g. entertainment) with a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder playing in Marc Benioff's keynote. But where last year we had Hilary Clinton this year we got [...]

CIC Mid-term Roundup 2015

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:17+00:00 25 June 2015|Analytics, Cloud, Internet of Things, Mainframe, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems, Storage|

Late spring is always a busy time for conferences and events, and it sometimes feels that we are away more often than we are back in the office. Having said that, these events are the lifeblood of what we as analysts do, and it offers us an opportunity to identify the trend, issues and opportunities [...]

IBM Design: Think before you speak

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:21+00:00 12 December 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

This week IBM Design released their “Design Language”, a guide to the visual elements and effects used by their own teams to create application user interfaces (UI). Anyone who has been following IBM over recent months cannot have failed to notice the investment in design within their products. This has mainly been seen in new [...]

Compuware APM: The challenge of being ahead of the customer

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:24+00:00 26 August 2014|Analysis|

Compuware has undergone a transformation in recent months, some of which has been covered in my colleague Bola Rotibi’s January 2014 blog “Out with the old and in with the new: Compuware 2.0 no more”. . With the divestiture of the Uniface, Changepoint and Professional services business units to Marlin Equity Partners for $160 million, [...]

Is the future wearable?

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:29+00:00 31 January 2014|Software Development|

We have been seeing a trend recently within organisations for building mobile apps that meet not just specific use cases but also specific device form factors that suit those use cases. For example there is a utility company that has created an app for its field engineers that have been given 7inch Android tablets. A [...]