Karin Kelley

Independent Analyst & Writer

Karin is an independent industry analyst and writer, with over 10 years experience in information technology. She focuses on cloud infrastructure, hosted applications and services, end user computing and related systems management software and services. She spent nearly eight years at 451 Research, where she spearheaded coverage on emerging desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) markets. She has extensive expertise in enterprise infrastructure software and services, as well as a deep understanding of SMB, MSP and hosting markets.

Articles by Karin Kelley

Mobile collaboration helps businesses navigate new communication trends

Employees must work together regardless of how dispersed they are, so companies must provide them with cloud-based mobile collaboration tools to do. Read More

May 12, 2017

How desktop-as-a-service models enable the mobile enterprise

Companies are increasingly turning to the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) model to enable mobility. Also known as workspace-as-a-service, DaaS is flourishing. Read More

May 8, 2017

How conversational systems can help businesses add more context to communication

Today, more and more businesses are embracing AI-backed conversational systems to streamline communications with customers, other employees and partners. Read More

May 3, 2017

Best practices for mobile app testing automation

As the number of smartphone users increases, the number of mobile apps is also skyrocketing. Developers can't afford to take mobile app testing lightly. Read More

April 27, 2017

Blockchain solutions make transactions more transparent and secure

In light of the success of bitcoin, organizations are now figuring out new ways to apply blockchain solutions to track the transfer of assets. Read More

April 4, 2017

API analytics: How the IoT and big data are driving new approaches to business

Businesses are investing in API analytics to gain better insights into how data can be put to use in the most advantageous ways. Read More

March 30, 2017

Mobility strategy: How blockchain technologies can secure the enterprise

Many companies are exploring new ways to use blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies by beginning to bake the technology into an overall mobility strategy. Read More

March 29, 2017

How the iPod evolution paved the way for cognitive business

The impact that the iPod evolution has had on all aspects of today's digital and hyperconnected world cannot be understated. Read More

March 22, 2017

IoT security: 5 challenges and how to overcome them

Experts discussed the IoT at the recent #MWC2017 convention, but IoT security is important to touch upon as well. Read More

March 13, 2017

Cloud financial technologies: How the healthcare industry is providing better care and lowering costs

Healthcare organizations have been focusing on cloud financial technologies powered by big data analytics to improve patient care and reduce costs. Read More

March 7, 2017

Mobile technology and social media: How APIs bridge the gap in the digital age

The use of APIs in mobile technology and social media platforms arguably provides the clearest view into the effectiveness of APIs overall. Read More

March 6, 2017

DeveloperWeek Hackathon: A deeper dive into the winning technology

The winners of the Perfecto Mobile challenge in the DeveloperWeek 2017 Hackathon took home first for thinking of others and solving real-world problems. Read More

March 3, 2017

Importance of interoperability in healthcare highlighted at HIMSS 2017

Interoperability in healthcare was highlighted at this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems and Society conference. Read More

March 3, 2017

Virtual care: How mobility and data are transforming the healthcare industry

Though virtual care, or telemedicine, is not necessarily a new concept, this emerging industry has gained a significant foothold in healthcare. Read More

February 20, 2017

Mobile media: How retailers are engaging with customers through their smartphones

Retailers have been investing heavily in mobile media, particularly photos and videos that give potential customers the information they need. Read More

February 13, 2017

The connection economy: How modern businesses are evolving from the Industrial Age

The world economy is shifting from traditional industrial manufacturing to a connection economy. What does this mean for the future of manufacturing? Read More

February 3, 2017

Retail technology requires businesses to increase in-store mobile security

While modern retail technology helps businesses cater to customers, there are major security concerns that retailers need to address. Read More

December 20, 2016

Aberdeen Group report shows how businesses are successfully harnessing mobile

In a recent report by the Aberdeen Group, 71 percent of companies surveyed list increased demand for access to mobile apps as their top source of pressure. Read More

December 12, 2016

Retail industry trends you need to incorporate into your digital strategy

Businesses need to keep up with multiple retail trends to provide customers with the seamless retail experiences they expect. Read More

December 8, 2016

5 mobile developer skills enterprises need to look for

It's essential for enterprises to put together teams with the right mobile developer skills to stay competitive — or even viable — in today's world. Read More

November 25, 2016

What AI banking means for banks and customers

Many banks are in the process of AI banking into their mobile apps to create better, more personalized customer experiences. Read More

November 14, 2016

How mobile APIs are helping the retail, travel and banking industries go mobile-first

Mobile APIs give businesses the power to create new and better user experiences, as well as new products, services and business models. Read More

November 10, 2016

How cybercriminals are stealing and manipulating mobile data

Hackers are not only trying to steal your mobile data, they're trying to alter it for malicious purposes, and mobility is only widening the attack. Read More

November 1, 2016

Mobile developers: 5 tips on how to become a mobile enterprise

By taking new approaches, mobile developers can help clear the path to the mobile enterprise. Here are some tips on how to do so. Read More

September 28, 2016

Retail cloud computing: The key benefits of moving to cloud-based SCM

Retailers are updating their traditional supply chain management (SCM) systems by embracing retail cloud computing. Read More

September 26, 2016

Aligning the IoT with mobile business processes to maximize ROI

While many still associate the IoT with smart home appliances or wearable consumer devices, enterprises are implementing this technology as well. Read More

September 13, 2016

Embarking on a mobile project? Follow these three tips for success

Managing a mobile project can be a risky venture for any organization that needs to meet the expectations of increasingly tech-savvy end users. Read More

September 9, 2016

BYOD or CYOD: Which mobile trend is right for your organization?

When choosing between BYOD and CYOD, you need to determine which mobile trend best protects your organization and keeps your employees happy and engaged. Read More

August 24, 2016

Building a mobile application infrastructure: Five tips to optimize mobile app development

Implementing the application infrastructure required to support the rapid development of mobile apps is a challenge for CIOs. Read More

August 17, 2016

Mobile development on Java lets developers build cross-platform apps

Java's makes mobile development more efficient by allowing developers to build apps seamlessly across platforms. Read More

August 10, 2016

How the ‘Pokemon Go’ app’s underlying technology makes it more than just a fad

Though "Pokemon Go" is a game that many would pass off as a fad, the technology behind it will ultimately have a huge impact on businesses. Read More

August 9, 2016

BYOA: Moving beyond devices and boosting security through employee engagement

The BYOA trend can increase employee productivity and engagement, but business need to work with employees to address security issues. Read More

August 8, 2016

What is mobile security? Eight key pieces of a secure mobility strategy

Businesses need to move beyond the question of "What is mobile security?" and create a holistic, comprehensive mobile security plan. Read More

August 3, 2016

Six mobile security fears that keep CISOs up at night

When it comes to mobile security, CISOs and other enterprise security professionals have concerns that plague them every day. Read More

July 22, 2016

What is BYOD? How enterprises can support this mobile trend

If you find yourself asking, "What is BYOD?" you're likely already playing catch-up with your workforce. Read More

July 22, 2016

What is a MEAP? The 411 on mobile enterprise application platforms

Mobile managers may find themselves asking, "What is a MEAP? Is it more beneficial than MDM or MAM?" Here's what you need to know. Read More

July 11, 2016

Retail location analytics: Using mobile data to improve product placement strategies

New retail location analytics technologies that tap into the near-ubiquity of smartphones are available to help retailers optimize product placement. Read More

July 6, 2016

How to ensure enterprise success through mobile monitoring

To keep employees productive and customers happy, enterprises must deploy proactive mobile monitoring and application performance management tools. Read More

June 16, 2016

IoT apps benefit from MQ telemetry transport security

MQTT is already at the heart of a majority of IoT apps. Read More

June 8, 2016

Mobile frameworks: Modularizing app development with reusable components

With mobile frameworks or MEF, developers can build apps with modular, reuseable components to ensure users get the experience they expect. Read More

June 1, 2016

Celebrating mobile technology advancements on Geek Pride Day

Today, geeks all over the world celebrate Geek Pride Day to honor the best technology advancements — including those in the mobile space. Read More

May 25, 2016

Mobile communication: How enterprises are using IP networks to stay competitive

New, enriched mobile communication technologies work through Internet Protocol (IP) networks, which enable faster connections. Read More

May 16, 2016

How 5G mobile technology will improve the customer experience

While 5G mobile technology is still in an early stage, enterprises should plan to incorporate it into their IT initiatives and business strategy. Read More

April 20, 2016

Building event-driven applications to harness enterprise data

Here are six benefits that enterprises will acquire through integrating event-driven applications. Read More

April 14, 2016

Rapid application deployment: Five tips to increase ROI

Here are five steps that enterprises should take to get the highest ROI from rapid application deployment. Read More

April 6, 2016

Using business process management in mobile enterprises

How enterprises are leveraging business process management practices in the mobile sphere. Read More

March 22, 2016

Making sense of data through an Internet of Things platform and cloud APIs

In order to gather actionable data from multiple devices and applications, enterprises must have a unified and automated Internet of Things platform. Read More

March 11, 2016

Developing mobile applications for external use versus internal use

How the process of developing external mobile applications should differ from that of developing internal apps. Read More

March 10, 2016

How a virtual mobile infrastructure can protect your devices and data

Here's an overview on how organizations can leverage a virtual mobile infrastructure to protect employee devices and safeguard corporate data. Read More

March 1, 2016

Mobile point-of-sale system: Benefits for retailers and customers

How a mobile point-of-sale system can have a positive impact on the retail industry. Read More

February 24, 2016

Enterprise collaboration: Developing a mobile-first strategy

The rise of bring-your-own-device programs requires new approaches to enterprise collaboration. Read More

February 17, 2016

Adopting enterprise BYOD: How to cut costs

C-level executives are warming up to the idea of enterprise BYOD programs. Read More

February 17, 2016

Mobile design: Using design thinking to enable enterprise mobility

In order to accommodate the changing workforce, enterprises need to take new approaches to mobile design. Read More

February 16, 2016

Application transformation in a mobile, cloud-based world

Although the shift to a mobile and cloud environment is still in its early stages, enterprises will benefit from smart mobile application transformation. Read More

February 16, 2016

New approaches to application performance monitoring in the mobile era

Here are five things to consider when choosing an application performance monitoring tool. Read More

February 12, 2016

Transitioning to Mobile Health Care: Innovations in mHealth

The health care industry has very specific pain points that the use of mobile health care can ease. Read More

December 8, 2015

Developing business mobile apps: How user experience drives the process

Workers today expect the same functionality and end user experience from business mobile apps that they receive from consumer apps. Read More

December 4, 2015

New mobile authentication strategies and the decline of the password

With new mobile authentication technologies, businesses have many options to stay at least one step ahead of malicious hackers. Read More

November 20, 2015

App design trends: How CIOs and VPs of apps can take new approaches

Current app design trends are primarily focused on the rise of mobility and proliferation of devices. Read More

November 3, 2015