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Successful Digital Transformation Requires a Strong Mobile Core ›

While Kony has worked hard to expand from our mobile roots to become a comprehensive digital platform provider, mobile remains at the core of most companies’ successful digital transformation strategies. That is why we are excited to be named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Mobile App Development Platforms (MADP) MQ report, and to be the only company named a leader six years in a row. 

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This Week In Digital: July 27, 2018 ›

Some weeks, it's admittedly hard to find material for this particular blog post. Others, it's hard to wittle the number of articles down into an acceptable, bite-sized amount. This is one of those weeks. Somehow, despite it being the end of July and half the world seemingly on vacation, there was a lot of digital transformation news this week. So sit back with an icy beverage of your choice and dive on in.

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This Week In Digital: July 20, 2018 ›

Let's face it, this week's headlines were pretty much dominated by Russia and Prime Day, thus a lot of the articles I'm sharing this week have a retail flavor to them. Still, though, even if you're not in retail, odds are you either got caught up in the Prime Day Glitch, bought something on Prime Day, or can learn something from how Amazon and other retailers utilized digital to drive sales and brand recognition on a random day in the middle of July.

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This Week In Digital: July 13, 2018 ›

Welcome to This Week In Digital, where we'll share articles and news on all things digital transformation. So whether it's a report on mobile usage, some really cool news regarding augmented reality, or a blog about a digital-first iniative that we think you might find particularly interesting, you can find it here. Basically, it's a lot like our old This Week In Mobile feature--only better. :)

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4 Areas of Focus for Retail Digital Success ›

It’s no secret that the worlds of brick and mortar and online retail have collided with one another, with some predicting doom and gloom for physical stores and others seeing an opportunity for partnership. In the past year alone, the world’s been shocked by Toys R Us declaring bankruptcy and Amazon acquiring Whole Foods—the two very obvious sides of that debate.

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What is your App Idea? ›

Mobile is not just another channel or device to deliver a reduced functionality of the organization’s website. It is so much more.

Enterprise mobility will yield maximum dividends when organizations create new ways of engaging with their customers, partners, and employees by providing smart apps which deliver experiences that are exciting, context-aware, and super-efficient.

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Celebrating Global Accessibility Day Everyday ›

In honor of Global Accessibility Day today, I thought there would be no better time to talk about our Kony platform enablement for accessibility. For many of you who follow accessibility closely, many of you already understand that Accessibility 508 Compliance, and the supporting standards such as the WCGA 2.x standard, lay out clear features and capabilities that must be adhered to. 

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5 Key Takeaways From the 2018 Financial Brand Forum ›

The Financial Brand Forum took place in Las Vegas May 7-9, and was full of great speakers and a packed agenda. The overarching theme of the event was Digital Innovation leading the way to a world class customer experience. Speakers like Guy Kawasaki from Apple, talked about customer first design and a Zappo’s tour took attendees offsite to see the practice first hand. If you could not attend, here are my top 5 takeaways from the 2018 Financial Brand Forum.

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Who should drive your digital banking strategy: Your IT Group or Your Lines of Business? ›

It’s a common strategy. If you’re leading a regional or mid-sized bank or credit union, you may have looked to your IT personnel to be your primary – and possibly only – driver of your digital banking strategy. As is often the case, IT responds to a digital banking request in isolation. It’s up to them to determine how to accommodate the request with the least amount of pain, expense, and ongoing maintenance. The only problem is that an important voice and source of input is missing – your Lines of Business (LOB).

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Partners Federal Credit Union Accelerates Digital Transformation: Part 2 ›

A few months ago, we shared with you the first video in the Partners Federal Credit Union Digital Transformation Series, which provided an introduction to Partners' "Digital 2X" initiative. This week, we're incredibly excited to bring you the second video of the series, in which the Partners FCU team share their insights on the collaborative process, along with lessons learned as they embrace Agile methodology for the first time.

Check it out, and be sure to keep an eye out for part three.

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Global Energy Leader ENGIE Delivers New Digital Solutions to Enhance Customer Experience, Improve Operational Performance ›

The energy industry is in the midst of a revolution that demands visionary leadership. To support its commitment to take on the major challenges of the energy transition, Kony is helping global leader ENGIE accelerate its digital transformation to meet the demands of this ever-changing landscape, and provide innovative digital applications to its customers, partners, and employees worldwide.

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Connected Core Banking Modernization to Heat Up in Asia Pacific ›

Earlier this month, IDC Financial Insights released its latest report predicting a resurgence of core banking modernization projects among Asia/Pacific banks entitled More Game Changers in Asia/Pacific’s Race for Connected Core Banking. The report estimates a growth in projects that will bring together the principles of iterative core banking replacement with banks’ preference for platform-based, componentized core banking systems.

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Digital Disruption: It's Different This Time ›

Research analysts have long performed a valuable purpose in our industry. They anticipate trends, they do a ton of groundwork and data gathering on emerging technologies, and give organizations a baseline from which to compare vendors. As part of this mission, they frequently make bold, tectonic proclamations. These are useful in stimulating thought and as a catalyst for action. Most, not all, come to pass. Most, not all, come to fruition in triple the time predicted. Such is not the case in digital and I am reminded of a specific prediction – “one in four

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Kony Listed Among Best Cloud Computing Companies for 2018 ›

The beginning of any year is always filled with “best of,” “trends,” and “looking ahead” lists for people to consume. Sometimes, the number of lists out there can get a bit overwhelming, but it’s admittedly also very cool when you make those lists. And in the past couple of weeks, Kony’s made a couple of different “best of” lists, which we are admittedly pretty excited about.

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In love with your Core provider, but need to break up with their digital solution? ›

A world-class digital experience is not a luxury for financial institutions, it is a must. While our first forays into the digital space were mostly centered around our systems of record, that method is no longer an effective means to keep up with the speed of innovation required to deliver that experience and there is a cost for not staying relevant.

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Utilizing Augmented Reality for In-Event Advertising ›

In my last post, I covered several of the innovation areas which we are exploring and creating solutions within. One of these areas is Augmented Reality or “AR.” To me, when considering AR versus Virtual Reality or “VR,” AR wins from the perspective of how we work and, in many cases, gives us capabilities to enhance how we live. While there is a place for VR, VR normally requires specialized hardware and specific content to be compelling.

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Digital Transformation Doesn't Have to be Scary ›

One of the most popular buzzwords of the past year has been "digital transformation." And while pretty much everyone at the enterprise level knows it's happening--no matter what--and that they must embrace it in order to make customers and employees happy, a lot of business leaders still aren't 100% sure how to get there.

The simple fact is that business leaders can use something that is already known--mobile--as a way to not only embrace but drive digital transformation.

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This Week In Mobile: January 26, 2017 ›

Despite the fact that a certain internet meme that involves eating a chemical substance has dominated the news this week, there's actually a lot of intelligent conversation going on out there about digital transformation. From AI to blockchain to digital health, these are the ideas we wish would go viral. Enjoy!

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Kony Driving Digital Transformation Forward ›

Last year was both incredibly busy and productive. Our breadth of technology exploration and integration is wide and comprehensive. Today I’d like to introduce you to several of the technologies that we’re working on and give you both a perspective and sense of how that technology can benefit digital transformation.

Chatbots and Conversational Applications

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5 Areas of Focus for a Successful Go Live Strategy ›

Launching a digital banking solution is a large task that requires a great deal of planning and detail. After your team has gathered all the requirements and decided on the appropriate strategy how do you ensure that your launch plan covers the needs of your users and frontline staff? The following five focus points help to manage expectations and ensure that the experience is a positive one.

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Money 20/20: 3 Key Takeaways ›

Several of us from Kony recently spent a few days in Las Vegas at Money 20/20, where we spent a lot of time talking with folks about our digital banking solution and our partnership with Diebold Nixdorf (who by the way announced their new digital banking offering—Vynamic Mobile—which is powered by Kony).

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This Week In Mobile: September 22, 2017 ›

By now we've all heard about the Equifax breach--and all of the other ways in which our personal information has been compromised--and some of us have even stood in line for the iPhone 8 or AppleWatch Series 3. So instead of focusing solely on those things, this week I'm bringing you content that may have flown a little under the radar, but all of which shows the impact digital technology and apps are having on our day-to-day lives.

Enjoy!

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Highlights from the Apple September Keynote ›

On September 12th in its keynote, Apple announced several exciting new hardware innovations and the dates for the upcoming General Availability(GA) of iOS 11, XCode 9, and WatchOS 4. Apple also released the Gold Master(GM) versions of these releases.

Here is a quick summary of the latest announcements and how these may affect your applications:

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This Week in Mobile - September 8, 2017 ›

Well, we're past Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. and now the news is focused on Hurricane Irma, Amazon looking to build a second headquarters somewhere other than Seattle, and the beginning of football season. Just like the news has been focusing on a little bit of everything, so will today's This Week in Mobile. So kick back and enjoy, and if you're in the path of Irma or recovering from Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Low-code or love to code, but need omnichannel apps, where do you go? ›

As a developer, there is this constant dilemma of what kind of toolset/platform to use to build your mobile apps. Do I choose a low-code toolset/platform? If I do, what happens when I need control? If I choose a full stack development toolset/platform I would have control, but would not remain agile.

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Tomorrow’s Business Apps: Chatbots, Augmented Reality, and What Else? ›

What sounds futuristic today will be mainstream tomorrow

Today, new emerging technologies such as chatbots and augmented reality and speech-driven apps like those for Amazon Alexa and Google Home are quickly transitioning from bleeding edge to leading edge to mainstream. Tomorrow, there will be new devices, new interaction modes, and application platforms to explore… as well as new combinations of today’s emerging technologies.

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BIGcast - C-Suite Edition Interview with Tom Hogan and John Janclaes ›

Kony's Chairman and CEO, Tom Hogan, recently sat down for an in-depth interview with John Janclaes, President and CEO of Partners Federal Credit Union, for the BIGcast - CSuite Edition Podcast. Tom and John covered a lot of ground on topics such as the future of banking and leadership, so we'll be breaking the transcript up into two parts. That being said, if you would rather listen to the podcast, you can do that too.

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This Week in Mobile - August 25, 2017 ›

With vacation season winding down and school starting back up, mobile news has admittedly been a little slow the past few weeks. In many parts of the U.S., though, kids are back in the classroom and we adults are putting our noses back to the grindstone. Here in Austin, TX (Kony's corporate headquarters), we're bracing for rain from Hurricane Harvey and keeping everyone down on the Texas coast in our thoughts.

That being said, let's dive into This Week in Mobile. And maybe keep an umbrella handy.

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This Week in Mobile: July 28, 2017 ›

With the FDA's announcement yesterday regarding their pre-certification program, I figured this week would be a good one to focus on all things digital health. So if you're trying to figure out what digital health means, or if you're looking for info to help you on your digital health journey, kick back and check out this week's This Week in Mobile (Digital Health Edition).

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Infographic: The App Dilemma ›

More businesses are realizing the importance of mobile apps, but are discovering deploying and managing apps in their business is not as easy as they had thought. To gauge the state of apps in the enterprise, we recently partnered with Wakefield Research to conduct a global survey of more than 1,000 line-of-business executives, Their answers revealed that the majority of respondents are still unsatisfied with the apps they have due to challenges around user experience, cost, and ongoing maintenance.

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This Week in Mobile: July 21, 2017 ›

It's the middle of July and lots of folks are on vacation. That also means the mobile world is moving at a slightly slower pace than usual (not that it isn't still fast, it's just a little less fast). In light of that fact, this week's This Week in Mobile is all about digital transformation. Yes, it's a buzzword. But it's also a very real thing that's happening in businesses across the world, and no industry is immune. Here's what you need to know about digital transformation.

Enjoy!

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This Week in Mobile - June 30, 2017 ›

Here in the U.S. many folks are heading into a long holiday weekend and counting down the hours until the end of the work week. To help you in your Friday afternoon winding down efforts, here's a roundup of mobile and app news from the past week. Oh, and ICYMI, yesterday, June 29, marked the ten-year anniversary of the release of the iPhone, so expect at least a few links reflecting on the device that changed many lives.

Enjoy, and have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!

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News from Kony: WWDC and Google I/O ›

Earlier this month we saw several key announcements at WWDC 2017 by Apple for iOS11 and other Apple advanced technologies. This follows earlier announcements by Google about the Android “O” OS release, so we wanted to share a summary of the recent key news you should be aware of, along with the approach and timing for Kony to provide compatibility and support via our Kony OS update program

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Kony included in first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service report ›

According to Gartner, “High-productivity, or rapid application development and deployment, platform technology in the cloud is growing swiftly as enterprise IT increasingly exploits cloud-based tooling with reduced skill requirements.”*  In fact, it’s growing so rapidly that Gartner has released its first-ever Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (hpaPaaS) report.

We’re excited to have been included in this initial Magic Quadrant focusing on a rapidly growing space.

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This Week in Mobile - June 2, 2017 ›

As companies continue to feel the effects of WannaCry, security is a hot topic these days. Oh, and there’s this little thing called WWDC that kicks off on Monday…

Catch up on what you missed in the world of mobile and apps over the past week.

Enjoy!

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