Jonathan Crowl


Jonathan Crowl has served as a tech writer and reporter for a number of tech publications and corporations. Specializing in mobile technology and digital startups, he is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Articles by Jonathan Crowl

How will the self-driving car trend change the auto insurance industry?

It's only a matter of time before the self-driving car becomes a reality for consumers. However, not everyone is eager to rush in this new era. Read More

April 21, 2017

Mobile strategy is baseball’s key to keeping fans engaged

Major League Baseball is implementing a comprehensive mobile strategy as a solution to the league's TV ratings problem. Read More

April 18, 2017

Why creating an open-source ecosystem doesn’t mean you’re taking on security risks

To remain competitive, developers must leverage open-source libraries. But is it wise to rely on these potentially vulnerable development resources? Read More

April 12, 2017

What latest technology updates are supporting self-driving cars?

Some of the latest technology updates taking place on the mobile tech front have a direct role in the evolving state of autonomous vehicles. Read More

April 10, 2017

Mobile business models: How to survive a rocky transition from your traditional business strategy

The task of transitioning from traditional business models to mobile business models is tricky, involving a lot of internal movement and adjustments. Read More

April 5, 2017

4 major achievements of advanced analytics in the business world

The advent of advanced analytics has brought sweeping changes to the business world. This modern innovation can improve virtually any industry. Read More

April 4, 2017

How using Swift can benefit the healthcare, retail and finance industries

Using Swift is one of the best strategies enterprises have at their disposal to make certain their digital assets can handle what the future has in store. Read More

April 3, 2017

How customer-centric strategy spurred a wave of banking transformation

As account holders have increased their demands for better mobile tools, banks have been forced to adopt a customer-centric approach. Read More

March 31, 2017

Why organizations should understand the value of Swift on security

When evaluating Swift on security matters, the programming language shows great promise. Read More

March 29, 2017

Improving the banking consumer experience through blockchain technologies

Major financial companies are investing in blockchain in hopes of building innovative banking services and upgrading the consumer experience. Read More

March 27, 2017

How brands are shaping mobile strategy around the college basketball championship

Mobile streaming is forcing brands to rethink their mobile strategy and advertising for the college basketball championship tournament. Read More

March 21, 2017

How customer engagement continues to evolve for brick-and-mortar retailers

Today's brands are far more focused on customer engagement than in the past. This is also true for brick-and-mortar retail stores. Read More

March 21, 2017

5 mobile content management steps every business should embrace

Content, in its many forms, is a cornerstone of any mobile strategy, and it requires its own mobile-specific content management strategy. Read More

March 14, 2017

Internet security in the spotlight: How is the internet safer today than it was 20 years ago?

As this digital connectivity continues to grow, so does the need to promote internet security in all parts of online activity. Read More

March 8, 2017

The subscription economy came from digital, and it’s here to stay

The subscription economy is nothing new, but recent years have seen consumers embrace subscription services in places that once seemed unlikely. Read More

March 6, 2017

API development is the foundation of mobile enterprise

When enterprises sit down to outline their mobile strategies, it's important that they prioritize API development early in the process. Read More

February 22, 2017

How mobile banking in emerging markets can combat poverty worldwide

Mobile banking in emerging markets is evolving quickly as adoption rates continue to rise. Here's how the technology can benefit consumers and banks. Read More

February 21, 2017

Blockchain benefits for companies looking to reduce risk

Blockchain benefits all center around its ability to deliver secure, frictionless transfers of information, especially financial transactions. Read More

February 17, 2017

How data streamlining can improve the customer experience without sacrificing security

Efforts at data streamlining have yielded some improvement, but plenty of work remains to elevate the user experience when making mobile purchases. Read More

February 16, 2017

How brands should update mobile apps to support a better user experience

Companies are constantly required to update mobile apps while performing other upgrades and maintenance needed to keep them effective. Read More

February 15, 2017

Why location data is a cornerstone of enterprise marketing

Location data has been a game-changer for marketers by providing more customer information to make marketing campaigns more effective. Read More

February 8, 2017

The importance of your brand’s online footprint

There are many reasons to invest into your online footprint. For one, consumers research a company's online presence when they make buying decisions. Read More

February 6, 2017

Football’s big game will be a triumph of mobile communications management

This year's NFL championship game in Houston will pull out all the stops in putting on one of the world's biggest annual shows. Read More

January 27, 2017

Breaking down the presidential inauguration’s mobile infrastructure challenges

This year's presidential inauguration has been noted for the relatively small crowd assembled for the event, yet mobile data carriers faced new challenges. Read More

January 24, 2017

How banks can tackle holiday spending and consumer services through the IoT

Holiday spending is a constant headache for many consumers because they don't have adequate funds to do the holiday shopping they want. Read More

December 23, 2016

How to build customer value through virtual engagement

Brands that recognize the power of virtual engagement through mobile technologies can help build their customer value. Read More

December 14, 2016

Cognitive business models position enterprises for long-term success

Experts now view cognitive business models as the strategic framework that will shepherd in a new way of doing business. Read More

November 21, 2016

iPhone 7 sparks mobile evolution by embracing IoT technology

The iPhone 7 will be the first Apple smartphone that doesn't feature a 3.5 mm jack, which some see as the beginning of s a mobile evolution. Read More

November 17, 2016

Web, mobile and mobile web analytics: What’s the difference?

Web and mobile analytics offer differing but equally important functionalities, and mobile web analytics is more than a combination of the two. Read More

November 9, 2016

How IoT app development is changing the mobile landscape

IoT app development is one of the developer community's most significant influences and a demanding area of need for enterprises. Read More

November 1, 2016

Money20/20 Hackathon to help drive mobile payment innovation

The Money20/20 Hackathon is geared toward advancing mobile app development, particularly where mobile payments are concerned. Read More

October 21, 2016

Enterprise mobile middleware often requires more than a DIY approach

Can you build a mobile app without mobile middleware? Sure, but in today's data-driven world, enterprises that don't use mobile middleware are missing out. Read More

October 4, 2016

What is MEM? How can mobile expense management help organizations?

Mobile expense management is the obvious solution to the growing pains of enterprise mobility. What is MEM? It's an all-but-essential layer of technology. Read More

October 3, 2016

How micro-interactions can improve enterprise mobile app development

Micro-interactions offer simple signals for communicating to customers that an action has taken place on a digital device. Here's how this helps the UX. Read More

September 30, 2016

What is an SDK? A look at software development kits

What is an SDK? Here's an overview on software development kits and why mobile developers need to keep them top-of-mind. Read More

September 29, 2016

When does a mobile app development platform takes preference over a DIY strategy?

When does a mobile app development platform takes preference over a DIY strategy? Read More

September 27, 2016

What is RDMA? A quick guide to innovative data transfer

What is RDMA, and how does it improve data transfers and communications? Read More

September 23, 2016

What is MBaaS? A look at mobile back-end-as-a-service

What is MBaaS, exactly, and how does it fit into the larger architecture of enterprise mobility? Read More

September 19, 2016

What is GSM, and why is it important to enterprises?

What is GSM? It stands for Global System for Mobile Communication, and it's an important piece of technology for businesses to understand. Read More

September 16, 2016

Slowly but surely, office technology discovers the benefits of Apple iOS

After years of relatively low adoption within the enterprise space, Apple's iOS has gained a foothold as a trusted office technology. Read More

September 14, 2016

xApp analytics creates new insights for mobile-focused enterprises

xApp Analytics breaks down constraints on data-driven insights and can be used to build a better mobile strategy. Read More

August 17, 2016

Enterprise mobile services adoption should put focus on revenue growth, not cutting costs

When using mobile services, enterprises should shift their focus to revenue growth to enable greater IT productivity. Read More

August 12, 2016

What is MMS? What you need to know about managed mobility services

What is MMS? Here's everything you need to know about the critical deliverables that you should look for from your managed mobility services provider. Read More

July 13, 2016

Wireless mesh networking improves connectivity in enterprise ecosystems

The proliferation of IoT devices in enterprises demands better infrastructure, and as such, wireless mesh networking is becoming more popular. Read More

July 12, 2016

What is MCM? A primer on mobile content management

What is MCM, exactly? It's a software solution, but it's also collaboration between content creators, IT and business leadership. Read More

July 7, 2016

How to protect private mobile networks with integrated VPNs

Private mobile networks need a variety of security measures to mitigate risks and ensure company assets are protected. Read More

June 14, 2016

Using mobile application strategies to enhance engagement and personalization

Even as mobile application strategies evolve, one guiding principle remains the same: The user experience must come first. Read More

May 6, 2016

Fans flock to mobile games to celebrate Star Wars Day

This year, many fans will celebrate Star Wars Day by playing mobile games that are based on the popular franchise. Read More

May 4, 2016

Network 2020: A new focal point for enterprise communication

How Network 2020 will support emerging technologies and methods of communication. Read More

April 13, 2016

Mobile core network optimization: Ensuring a seamless connection

Here are three ways that mobile core network optimization ensures a seamless connection among enterprise applications. Read More

April 11, 2016

Mobile testing: The value of automated and manual strategies for enterprise apps

A combination of automated and manual mobile testing can help developers prevent a potential disaster from taking place before an app is released. Read More

March 31, 2016

Mobile data protection takes the spotlight on World Backup Day

In honor of World Backup Day, enterprises should ensure that they have these four key mobile data protection practices in place. Read More

March 30, 2016

Enterprise application integration: Five tips for a streamlined process

Though enterprise application integration comes with its challenges, a skilled team can pull off the job. Read More

March 29, 2016

Mobile testing tools: Six major application testing techniques

Here are six mobile testing tools that enterprises can use to determine whether their apps are ready to be released to the public. Read More

March 28, 2016

Which enterprise ITSM strategies are critical for mobile in 2016?

In order to build a good product experience, brands must have a strong foundation of enterprise ITSM. Read More

March 11, 2016

Implementing agile frameworks: What should CIOs consider?

Here are a few questions that CIOs should ask themselves before implementing agile frameworks. Read More

March 3, 2016

Don’t let your mobile experience undercut your mobile security

Here's an overview on the challenge involved in bridging the gap between a great mobile experience and the risks that may come with it. Read More

March 2, 2016

Using enterprise network solutions to resolve capacity management fears

How capacity management enterprise network solutions are ensuring that companies don't put too much of a strain on their networks. Read More

February 26, 2016

Six tips for using Swift programming language in enterprise apps

The Swift programming language is less than two years old, but it has already made a huge impression on developers and prominent enterprise brands. Read More

February 19, 2016

Mobile innovation between startups and investors bridges digital and nondigital worlds

Businesses are eager to bridge the digital and nondigital worlds through mobile innovation. Read More

February 18, 2016

Five key mobile security strategy components

Here are five key components that enterprises should keep in mind for their mobile security strategy. Read More

February 18, 2016

The mobile marketplace will be defined by cognitive capabilities

Here's an overview on how the C-suite of mobile enterprises is predicting the future of the mobile marketplace. Read More

February 15, 2016

Managed mobility services: Best practices for your organization

Here are some best practices for managed mobility services (MMS). Read More

February 11, 2016

How to choose the best mobile identity solutions for your company

By putting the right mobile identity solutions into place, enterprises can expand the possibilities of mobile technology. Read More

February 10, 2016

How cognitive mobility can transform operations analytics

Here's an overview on how emerging new technologies, like cognitive mobility, can streamline analytics processes. Read More

February 3, 2016

How KPIs affect your mobile app optimization

Here's an overview on how network KPIs and service KPIs allow for mobile app optimization. Read More

January 25, 2016

The best mobile security practices for enterprise organizations

Here are four pressing mobile security measures that should be a top priority. Read More

January 1, 2016

Which application automation tools best prepare a product for launch?

In the long, detail-oriented process of developing a mobile app, any app release is preceded by a rigorous series of tests via application automation tools Read More

December 30, 2015

Mobile marketing strategies for reaching the millennial consumer

Those tasked with developing mobile marketing strategies targeting millennials have been forced to get creative. Read More

December 29, 2015

A holiday for mobile science: Merry Newtonmas!

If nothing else, these innovations demonstrate how high the ceiling is when it comes to mobile science tools. Read More

December 25, 2015

Festivus 2015: Applying the airing of grievances to this year’s mobile expectations

Festivus 2015 is a great time to evaluate mobile predictions for the past year. Here are four ways that these expectations fell short. Read More

December 23, 2015

How application capabilities improve with an enterprise accelerator

Accelerators provide a reliable structure for development, then ultimately improve overall mobile application capabilities. Read More

December 17, 2015

How to outfit your enterprise mobile app with the best design, and why it matters

Choosing a design for your enterprise mobile app is no simple task. Read More

December 17, 2015

Today’s essential app design trends for CIOs

Here's a look at the top app design trends in 2015, plus strategies to help CIOs support this app development within their organization. Read More

November 25, 2015

The best tools for mobile API security

The prominence of APIs has made API security a top focus for any company that needs to assure customers their data will be protected. Read More

November 25, 2015

Building a better customer engagement model through APIs

APIs are the foundation of this enhanced customer experience, and hold the key to building a successful new customer engagement model. Read More

November 24, 2015

Want to simplify operations across the enterprise? Try a DevOps team

If implemented correctly, a DevOps team can simplify operations, enrich the user experience through mobile apps and improve the development workflow. Read More

November 16, 2015