Charting the Evolution of Mobile Technology and High Tech Entrepreneurship

How Important Are Awards for Tech Companies?

There are many tech leaders who are skeptical of awards. I’m not one of them.

Those who believe award submissions are a waste of time and money pin that view on two key arguments, neither of which hold much water, in my opinion.

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Thoughts on WhatsApp and Others Transitioning from Consumer to Enterprise

If a tech company starts out serving a consumer market, can they later transition to the enterprise market?

Based on what I’ve seen, it’s an uphill battle. Right now, as I write this, I have numerous competitors trying to make the transition.

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3 Lessons Your Enterprise Should Learn from the DNC Data Breach

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) data breach created a political firestorm and had serious repercussions for the Democratic party, culminating in the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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Building Trust in the Mobile Platform

Consumer trust and engagement is an imperative for a healthy mobile ecosystem. Anurag Lal, CEO of MEF Member Infinite Convergence, explains how self-regulation and technology innovation can protect the mobile industry’s value proposition.

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Enterprise Chatbot Security and Integration Challenges

Chatbots are a hot technology topic these days, and for good reason.

If you’re new to the concept of chatbots, just think of them as, literally, a combination of “chat” and “bots.”

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The Future of Online Privacy

I am giving a keynote speech on this topic at the upcoming MEF Global Consumer Trust Summit in San Francisco, and, as such, thought I would share some of my thinking regarding consumer trust and online privacy.

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My First Job: A Father’s Day Letter to My Kids

In our industry, career paths are extremely diverse. Like everyone else, I’ve made some really good career decisions, but I’ve also learned some hard lessons along the way – lessons that seem appropriate to pass along to my sons this Father’s Day.

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The Silver Lining of Running a Tech Venture in a Crowded Market

For many technology executives and entrepreneurs, a crowded market can feel daunting, especially when there are many new entrants with backing from venture capital firms.

But if I’ve learned anything from my decades of experience in the tech industry, it’s that a surplus of emerging competitors isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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What to Look for at Apple’s WWDC 2016

Rumors are flying ahead of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), scheduled to kick off June 13th in San Francisco.

Although the company is always cagey about planned announcements at WWDC, there are a few things I’ll be watching for at this year’s event – advances that could impact wireless and messaging for millions of mobile users around the world.

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Is Google’s Allo a Game Changer?

At the recent Google I/O 2016 conference, Google announced the release of Allo, a new messaging app that is designed to make the company more competitive in the crowded mobile messaging space.

As expected, Allo offers some interesting features. But it also has some serious shortcomings that will limit its usability for business users.

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Anurag Lal

Anurag Lal

With more than 25 years of leadership and operating experience in technology, mobile, SaaS, cloud and telecom services, Anurag Lal is a recognized mobile technology authority and high tech entrepreneurship thought leader.

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