An increasing number and variety of business applications are integrating game mechanics, or gamification, to improve user engagement, engage new customers, incent employees, build loyalty, and more.
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Kudos Badges are being leveraged by applications such as IBM Connections, shown here. The Kudos Badges Leaderboard enables users to view the top contributors throughout Connections. Users rise in rank through activities such as posting a status update, creating a blog, sharing a file, or having someone recommend your file. Within Connections, users can view the top 10 Kudos Leaderboard across the platform or within individual features, such as Profiles, Activities, or Blogs.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.