Anti-Virus Software for your smartphone – Do you use it?

Remember the time we actually went and purchased a CD with Anti-Virus Software from our PC Reseller? They were not that cheap, but it had to be done. We were afraid of hackers and viruses that may be planted into our PCs. But now we don’t even think for a second to give out our confidential details to an app, we just downloaded on our smartphone, which we carry around as our everyday mini PC.

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Review on the Caterpillar B 15: Rugged smartphone for digger drivers and outdoor enthusiasts

Have you ever heard about Caterpillar Smartphones? If you are thinking now: “Caterpillar? Don’t they produce diggers?” you are completely right. But Caterpillar is not only the world biggest producer of construction vehicles. Since a couple of years they are also doing shoes, accessories and mobile phones to use under extreme outdoor conditions.
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I’m Homi and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.

This week features Homi Behjat from the Business Development Department of Testbirds in Munich. As a business development manager, Homi is in charge of the UK market.
Homi
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Latest trends in the travel segment

As a frequent traveller, I always try to be on top of the latest travel apps to make life easier when preparing for my holidays. Remember the time when you used to go to a travel agent to book flights, as there was no other option to do so yourself? Flight tickets were priced so high that it was a luxury to be able to fly far away during your summer break. Everything was planned carefully and booked well in advance to avoid disappointments. And boarding passes were handed out after the payment, which had to be kept safe until the flight date, as there was no chance of getting a second copy if you lost it. The closer you get to the date you are flying the more excited you get. Nowadays travel agents are becoming more and more irrelevant and we seem to trust new websites to book cheap flights. Skyscanner, Kayak, Expedia and so on become our friends and we are our own travel agents.
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Neue Testbirds-Studie „Mobile-Strategie deutscher Unternehmen 2014“

Welchen Stellenwert hat Mobile in deutschen Unternehmen? Wie werden Apps geplant und entwickelt und welche Herausforderungen müssen gemeistert werden?
Diesen Fragen wollen wir mit unserer neuen Studie „Mobile-Strategie deutscher Unternehmen 2014“ auf den Grund gehen. Während bei unserer Umfrage im vergangenen Jahr die Consumer-Apps im Fokus standen, wollen wir 2014 auch die Enterprise Anwendungen stärker in den Blick nehmen.
Arbeitest du als IT-Spezialist – egal wo und wie? Dann freuen wir uns, wenn du dir 5-10 Minuten Zeit für die Befragung nimmst und uns so dabei hilfst, neue Erkenntnisse zu diesem spannenden Thema zu sammeln!

Schon letztes Jahr gab es viele interessante Ergebnisse bei unserer Studie zu „Consumer-Apps bei deutschen Großunternehmen“:

1. Knapp die Hälfte der Unternehmen unterhält momentan maximal drei Apps
2. Drei Viertel der Befragten planen eine mobile Website
3. Android & iOS dominieren,
4. 19 % der Befragten wollen in Zukunft Windows Phone Apps entwickeln
5. Nur in 18 % der Fälle erfolgen die Releases nach Plan
6. Probleme bei der Entwicklung sind hauptsächlich fehlende Ressourcen
7. Erster Eindruck & Usability gelten als Erfolgsfaktoren

Hier geht es zur Survey: Mobile-Strategie deutscher Unternehmen 2014
Selbstverständlich behandeln wir deine Angaben vertraulich und verwenden diese ausschließlich für unsere Studie, geben sie aber sonst nicht weiter.

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I’m Marc-David and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.

This week features Marc-David Rompf from the Human Resources Department of Testbirds in Munich. As a HR manager, Marc is constantly looking for potential Testbirds. He is the contact person for all our applications and handles the HR processes.
Marc
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