Jonathan Hassell

President, 82 Ventures

Jonathan Hassell runs 82 Ventures, a technical writing and consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC. He centers his focus around network administrator, security, the cloud, and mobile technologies.

Articles by Jonathan Hassell

How to handle the transition to managed mobility services

Managed mobility services (MMS) may affect IT personnel more than the average worker, but their influences will be felt through an enterprise organization. Read More

August 31, 2017

What is DevOps? Tackling some frequently asked questions

"What is DevOps?" is a common question asked by organizations. Here is the answer, among other frequently asked questions. Read More

June 27, 2017

Has the IoT given Bluetooth technology the boost it needs?

Bluetooth technology is much more than just earbuds and audio files. It's the key to a future where devices are always connected. Read More

May 17, 2017

The data synthesis challenge: How to integrate and analyze scattered enterprise data

If data is scattered, then how does a smart organization synthesize it to yield better operational decisions? How might it go about that data synthesis? Read More

April 20, 2017

Cloud, AI and integration for today’s digital economy

Consider a digital economy in which you had a system smart enough to be able to access all of the data available to your organization. Read More

April 13, 2017

Avoid a security breach this tax season with these 5 tips

Here are five tips on how to protect enterprise information during tax season and avoid a very embarrassing and damaging security breach. Read More

April 10, 2017

Mobile solutions are more than apps, Part 3: Underpinning the entire Fintech sector

The flexibility and versatility of mobile solutions are allowing new capabilities and services to transform consumer offerings in the FinTech sector. Read More

April 4, 2017

Mobile solutions are more than apps, Part 2: Adding new features to healthcare products

Mobile solutions are more than just apps, and by adding these solutions to products in the healthcare space, they can provide a superior experience. Read More

March 30, 2017

Mobile solutions are more than apps, Part 1: How apps can make or break retail products

A very good case can be made for apps and mobile solutions eating the world now, in addition to APIs. Read More

February 13, 2017

How the mobile programming language landscape has evolved

As you look back during this season of reflection, it's clear that the mobile programming language world has undergone tremendous growth and change. Read More

February 6, 2017

What is blockchain, and which businesses use it?

Blockchain is all the rage these days, but what is blockchain, exactly, and which businesses should use it? Read More

December 13, 2016

How predictive analytics tools can transform your mobile content marketing program

Predictive analytics tools in the content space look to drive content around what consumers are demanding. Read More

December 6, 2016

What it takes to be best-in-class in mobile innovation

Are you a leading mobile innovator? Is your business a best-in-class organization when it comes to mobile applications and services? Read More

December 5, 2016

Consumer demands shift in insurance mobile customer service

Consumers expect to be able to take advantage of mobile customer service and sales features in an app. They're ready for mobile engagement. Read More

November 24, 2016

How retailers can effectively implement beacon technology

Beacon technology is one method for retailers to grab shoppers' attentions and improve customer insights. Read More

November 24, 2016

Shifts in customer behavior drive Cyber Monday’s success

Three key factors have shifted customer behavior toward purchasing online during the now very popular Cyber Monday event. Read More

November 21, 2016

3 tips for integrating mobile business services into your service desk infrastructure

How do you integrate mobile business services into your service desk infrastructure without blowing your budget? Here are three tips to help you out. Read More

November 14, 2016

5 tips for CIOs dealing with an application backlog

A huge challenge for the CIO is dealing with a growing application backlog for new apps while ensuring maintenance of existing apps. Read More

November 14, 2016

Enterprise device management: 4 key success principles

Here are four ways IT senior management can successfully conduct enterprise device management within their organization. Read More

November 11, 2016

More than a blank space: What Swift design has in common with Taylor Swift

What does Apple's Swift design language and singer/songwriter superstar Taylor Swift have in common? Read More

October 5, 2016

3 tips for CIOs supporting mobile development groups

Here are three tips for CIOs who are supporting mobile development groups and are responsible for app development. Read More

September 30, 2016

Mobile features in the iPhone 7: Eight key improvements

Eight mobile features have been improved for the newly released iPhone 7, including a new external body design. Read More

September 13, 2016

Top 5 MobileTech Conference sessions for decision-makers

The MobileTech Conference begins today in Berlin, Germany. The gathering bills itself as a leader for enterprise mobility and mobile innovation. Read More

September 12, 2016

More than mobile banking: How mobile is driving innovation in the financial sector

Mobile innovation in the financial sector means more than just mobile banking. Read More

September 12, 2016

Report: 5 insights into better information security policies

Information security is a journey, not a destination, and you must enroll your employees early and often in order in order to strengthen practices. Read More

September 8, 2016

Implementing mobile innovation in the automotive, healthcare and entertainment industries

Mobile innovation is influencing multiple sectors including the automotive, entertainment and healthcare industries. Read More

August 24, 2016

Key social media analytics to track and what they mean

Mobile enterprises are using social media analytics to monitor, assess and improve performance. Read More

August 23, 2016

How to build better enterprise apps with AppOps

AppOps is essentially a more focused version of DevOps with one single overarching goal: to keep the enterprise apps up and running. Read More

August 11, 2016

Three ways mobile transformation has improved enterprise security

Here are three examples of how mobile transformation has helped improve enterprise security. Read More

July 12, 2016

Understanding mobile development in the era of bimodal IT

How does mobile development fit into a bimodal IT environment? Read More

July 7, 2016

Three ways to use mobile predictive analytics to increase operational efficiency

Companies can integrate mobile predictive analytics into their operations to improve efficiency and reduce downtime. Read More

July 6, 2016

What is MMS? A look at Multimedia Messaging Service

What is MMS? The Multimedia Messaging Service is a universal protocol for sending rich media such as pictures, videos and animations. Read More

June 29, 2016

How to optimize mobile initiatives with IBM MaaS360

Using MaaS360, organizations can optimize their mobile initiatives by providing apps and devices to users that need them. Read More

June 20, 2016

Why is the iOS platform attractive to developers?

Apple's iOS platform is one of the leading mobile platforms in the world — what makes it so appealing to developers? Read More

June 13, 2016

Top 7 sessions to attend at the Israel Mobile Summit

Here are some of the top presentations and talks to check out at this year's Israel Mobile Summit, including a couple of insightful IBM sessions. Read More

June 13, 2016

What is EMM? The impact of enterprise mobility management

As an enterprise decision-maker, you may find yourself wading through an alphabet soup of mobile acronyms and asking, "What is EMM?" Read More

June 6, 2016

What is Swift? A look at the open source programming language

What is Swift? It's a modern development language pioneered by Apple to make developing for the iOS platform easier and more accessible. Read More

May 27, 2016

Five must-see mobile sessions at IBM Amplify

If you're interested in learning more about how to use mobile to further your business goals, put these IBM Amplify sessions on your calendar. Read More

May 11, 2016

How marketing through mobile video applications boosts engagement, ROI

By investing in mobile video applications, marketers can improve customer engagement and increase their ROI. Read More

April 25, 2016

Brand experience: Five trends for mobile apps

By leveraging these five brand experience trends, enterprises can increase their conversion rates, brand loyalty and customer satisfaction. Read More

April 19, 2016

Analytics integration: Four best practices for getting meaningful data from your app

Here are four best practices for analytics integration in the mobile sphere. Read More

April 7, 2016

Real-time mobile analytics: Streaming data right to you

How enterprises can use real-time mobile analytics to ensure that their business practices are as efficient as possible. Read More

March 25, 2016

Cloud security solutions: How enterprises are using the mobile cloud to protect their apps

How enterprises are using cloud security solutions to protect their mobile apps from cyber criminals. Read More

March 25, 2016

Mobile application protection: Understanding and mitigating threats

How brands can ensure mobile application protection by understanding common attack vectors. Read More

March 18, 2016

Mobile IAM: Five priorities for enterprise mobile app developers

Here are five steps that app developers can take to ensure mobile IAM. Read More

March 18, 2016

Three key mobile app features that drive customer engagement and incremental revenue

By incorporating these high-demand mobile app features, enterprises can develop efficient app platforms and take their operations to the next level. Read More

March 17, 2016

Mobile network solutions: How to merge wired and wireless networks

Here's an overview on how to merge your mobile network solutions with your wired networks for a single point of control. Read More

February 25, 2016

10 Must-see sessions for C-suite leadership at IBM InterConnect 2016

Here are a variety of sessions at IBM InterConnect 2016 that will be beneficial for C-suite leadership. Read More

February 9, 2016

Business model innovation: Experimenting with open and platform models

Here's an overview on two different types of business model innovation. Read More

January 19, 2016

Three global enterprise solutions to tackle digital invaders

Here are three global enterprise solutions that organizations can use to protect themselves from digital invaders. Read More

January 19, 2016

Mobile cloud platforms: Making native and hybrid integration easy

The advantage of choosing mobile cloud platforms is the ability to build your app once and effectively run it anywhere. Read More

December 29, 2015

Mobile app features: Aligning your app with your business

Tap into the full potential of mobile app features by using apps to mitigate pain points and enhance the overall business cycle. Read More

December 22, 2015

Getting mobile device management right: Four key steps

A well-oiled and successful mobile device management (MDM) program and policy allows enterprises to reap the benefits of BYOD while mitigating the risks. Read More

December 18, 2015

The future of mobile is the mainframe

The future of mobile may involve many pieces and moving parts, but one part that ought to get more attention is the mainframe. Read More

December 16, 2015

Five key metrics to gauge application performance

What data will truly produce insights into measuring application performance? Start with the following five metrics. Read More

November 4, 2015

Great apps: The ticket to better mobile customer engagement

Customers trust great apps, and companies that put together solid, respectable apps with high integrity will enjoy higher mobile customer engagement. Read More

October 28, 2015

Using mobile innovation to create new business opportunities

There is a lot of opportunity to take mobile one step further to create new business opportunities through mobile innovation. Read More

October 23, 2015

Increase employee productivity with smart apps and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things provides data on sensor-enabled devices. How can smart apps use the IoT to increase employee productivity? Read More

October 16, 2015

Developing great mobile apps using cloud operating system features

Enterprises have a wide variety of cloud operating system choices at their disposal, and all of them have features that pair well with mobile apps. Read More

October 14, 2015

CIOs and CMOs: Team up to improve the digital experience of your customers

Customers expect high-quality digital experiences. Here are three ways CMOs and CIOs can work together to improve the digital experience. Read More

October 8, 2015

Mobile app security: Great apps can be safe, too

Any good developer uses mobile app security to avoid exposing private information, especially users' names, passwords and credentials. Read More

September 21, 2015