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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Using business process management in mobile enterprises

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

March 22, 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