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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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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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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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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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Welcome to Tomorrow ›

Last week, Kony unveiled our Next-Generation Digital Banking solution to the public. Starting in the spring of 2018, we will release our next-gen digital banking platform and suite of apps, which will help banks and credit unions cost effectively deliver seamless customer-first experiences across all of their banking services and channels. We’ve been working hard to deliver on this promise.

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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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Digibank Takes Indonesia by Storm ›

It’s a new era of banking.

digibank features imageBanks and credit unions are no longer boxed in as financial companies – they’re becoming tech companies. Digital banking – and the ability to deliver great banking experiences seamlessly across any customer touchpoint– is among the fastest drivers of new business for financial institutions.

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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.

Enjoy!

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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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8 App Security Issues You Need to Know About ›

Over 1,000 apps are released every day, and hackers have taken notice. No matter what your role in your business’ app development strategy is, you need to know what the most common security issues are—and how to avoid them.

Mobile security entails many of the challenges that encompass rapid development, multiple integrations, and users that operate typically outside of traditional enterprise IT controls and boundaries.

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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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Meet a Mobilizer - Bill Bodin ›

In our first Meet a Mobilizer, we introduced you to Wayne McCulloch, EVP & Chief Customer Officer. For our second installment, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kony's Chief Technical Officer Bill Bodin. Take a moment to meet Bill and learn how he not only helps our customers succeed, but also what he thinks the Next Big Thing in mobile and digital technology will be.

 

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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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Customer Video: Localiza ›

Localiza, based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is the largest rental car company in South America. With over four million rental car customers and nearly 1,000 fleet management clients, its network of 579 car rental branches spans the continent with operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Four key divisions make up Localiza: Rent-a-Car, Fleet Management, Retail Car Sales, and Franchising.

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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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Need More Technical Content? ›

We like to use this space to talk about ideas, whether those ideas are use-cases or what we think the future of mobile looks like. But sometimes, though, you want or need more technical content.

Good news--we've also got that covered.

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Every month we send out a Tech Talk newsletter, in which we focus on one specific (and technical) subject, like:

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This Week in Mobile - May 19, 2017 ›

This week was a busy, busy one in the world of mobile, apps, and digital technology. From WannaCry to Google I/O to Global Accessibility Awareness Day, there’s a lot of information out there this week. So kick back on a Friday afternoon and catch up on everything you might have missed over the past week.

Enjoy!

Digital Marketing

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This Week in Mobile - May 12, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

Retail Banking and Financial Services

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The Third Wave of Digital Innovation – On-demand Webinar ›

New, innovative technologies are being introduced at a furious pace; in just the past few years alone the number of IoT devices has exploded. Next-gen technologies go beyond IoT, though, and include things like chatbots, image recognition, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence, all of which have amazing promise to revolutionize not just mobile but day-to-day life—and your business.

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This Week in Mobile - May 5, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend (since today is Cinco de Mayo, we suggest kicking back with a margarita while checking out this week's blog).

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Your 2 Cents Are Valuable ›

It’s easy to spend too much time talking to yourself in the software business. Fortunately, this isn’t a sign of mental illness, but the fact is that it’s much easier to talk to people who already think the way you do about an issue—coworkers, existing customers, and partners—than it is to talk to people who will give you new perspectives on a topic.

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Do European banks need to reassess mobile banking? ›

According to Forrester’s 2016 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark banks have broadly succeeded at enabling customers to manage transactions. However, within the same report, Forrester points out, too, that one key area that requires development is banks’ capabilities to deliver additional value-added services to customers.

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This Week in Mobile - April 28, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

Digital and Mobile Marketing

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Mobile banking surges as security issues are addressed ›

The adoption of mobile banking will continue to surge across Europe, says a recent ING International Survey – Mobile Banking 2016 report. In its annual survey, ING shows that the share of mobile device users in Europe who bank by mobile has swelled to 47% – up from 41% in 2015 – with another 16% expected to adopt the technology in the next 12 months.

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