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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:30:00 EST"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:30:00 ESTSYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to change lives by teaching Linux and cloud technology to the tens of thousands of students that learn at the Linux Academy.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:15:00 ESTThe unique combination of Amazon Web Services and Cloud Raxak, a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Automation, provides a seamless and cost-effective way of securely moving on-premise IT workloads to Amazon Web Services. Any enterprise can now leverage the cloud, manage risk, and maintain continuous security compliance. Forrester's analysis shows that enterprises need automated security to lower security risk and decrease IT operational costs. Through the seamless integration into Amazon Web Services, Raxak Protect automates security for any workload running on traditional IT, private clouds, and public clouds. A line of business user with no security experience can now provision a VM on Amazon Web Services with a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) defined security profile (e.g., PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC, FISMA).
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EDTIn their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 02:00:00 EDTThe Tutum platform features a workflow, backed by a fully integrated set of operational tooling, which enables development teams to move applications from build to production in minutes. More importantly, operations uses the same common framework as development to change, scale and manage distributed applications across any infrastructure on-premise or in the cloud.
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 14:15:00 EDTMobile messaging has been a popular communication channel for more than 20 years. Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen invented the idea for SMS (Short Message Service) in 1984, making his vision a reality on December 3, 1992 by sending the first message ("Happy Christmas") from a PC to a cell phone. Since then, the technology has evolved immensely, from both a technology standpoint, and in our everyday uses for it. Originally used for person-to-person (P2P) communication, i.e., Sally sends a text message to Betty – mobile messaging now offers tremendous value to businesses for customer and employee-facing communication. This is most notably done through application-to-person (A2P) messaging platforms that send things like appointment reminders, shipping alerts, IT status updates, to name a few.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US and large in-house IT organizations.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EDTForbes called 2015, the Year of the Mobile Beacon. AdWeek talks about how beacons are already influencing the way we network, get drunk, vacation, shop, and even how we buy sausage. Ten experts at Marketing Land predicted that this year the whole world of mobile marketing will become acutely location-aware. Plus, if Google, Apple, and Facebook are betting on it, shouldn't you? We'll dive in and learn how beacons interact with APIs, how the different beacon protocols work, and what makes for a quality beacon experience.
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 17:00:00 EDTMobile testing is getting harder: more devices, multiple operating systems, higher quality expectations and shorter development cycles. In his session at DevOps Summit, Tom Chavez, Senior Evangelist at SOASTA, will discuss the seven steps to improving your mobile testing process. Tom Chavez, with 20+ years of experience as a product manager in software development tools, works in product management at SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics. He has worked across the Silicon Valley at industry leaders including Apple, Sun, PalmSource, and Intuit delivering tools for Mac, Java, PalmOS, and Android development and testing.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:00:00 EDTAs much as I like to promote and evangelize mobile technologies and mobile commerce, it remains in its infancy. My preliminary research reveals it is critical for a mobile retailer to know who is using a mobile application in order to maximize sales. This knowledge should then be used to present a customized mobile experience based upon the user's preferences and demographics. Even though consumers uniformly don't like the "idea" of vendors collecting data on them, they are happy to give it up in exchange for special treatment, discounts and deals as demonstrated by the high numbers of loyalty program participation and the reasons given for joining them.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:32:50 EDTIt’s up to IT to secure BYOD without locking out its greatest asset: employees. Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) provides a compelling way to do so. Despite the kicking and screaming from IT departments, organizations have largely resigned themselves to the fact that BYOD is here to stay. Whether the flavor is iPhone, Android or Windows, employees are bringing their favorite devices to work en masse with little regard for larger security and compliance concerns. Sanctioned or not, now it's up to IT to secure these perimeter devices without locking out its greatest asset: employees. Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) provides a compelling way to do so.
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:51:55 EDTSometimes I really annoy myself. When I received this book I was already reading Android Hacker's Handbook. When I saw the size of it, I put it on the bottom of the pile of books in my reading queue. I then got Android Security Internals and that was not a quick read. I am glad I finally picked this one up off the pile. For a small book, it contains a ton of great information. In the first chapter they introduce several security guidelines including PCI Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines, Google Security, HIPAA Secure, OWASP Top 10 Mobile Risks (2014), and Forrester Research’s Top 10 Nontechnical Security Issues in Mobile App Development.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDTOver the last couple of years, something dramatic has happened in how the new generation communicates. Gone are the days of email. Now it is mobile messaging – it is global and becoming the de facto means of communication. Why? Global messaging leaders are: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Snapchat in the US and WeChat (China), LINE (Japan), and KakaoTalk (Korea) in Asia. WhatsApp was launched in 2009 and has about 800 million monthly average users punching a staggering 30 billion fast messages per day across the globe. Their growth rate is over 60% last year. When Facebook paid over $19 billion to acquire it couple of years back, everyone raised their eyebrows on the price tag. It was a very strategic move given its growing relevance.
Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud, a provider of enterprise resource planning software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. B2cloud develops the software you need. They have the ideal tools to help you work with your clients. B2Cloud’s main solutions include AGIS – ERP, CLOHC, AGIS – Invoice, and IZUM
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:00 EDTAs an engineer who started my career working on real-time embedded systems for industrial automation, I can tell you what a Herculean task it can be to get a tiny piece of hardware to run very sophisticated software on comparatively low spec CPU. All the while having it execute quickly to provide a responsive end-user experience. The tradeoffs between cost, CPU capability and speed, power drain, software functionality are nearly impossible to navigate and satisfy all of your goals. There’s the old product managers joke that you’ve got three options: cheap, fast, and good, but you can only have two.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:07:00 ESTI show you how to find F5 booth G11 in Hall 5 of Grand Via 2 for Mobile World Congress (View the map). With close to 90,000 attendees, #MWC15 is a huge show and the theme is The Edge of Innovation. Mobile technology is pushing this innovation and F5 has the solutions to help service providers optimize their networks, monetize new services and of course, secure every layer. You also get a sneak peek at the F5 giveaways along with a fun #f5selfie promotion. Reporting from Barcelona!
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:44:00 ESTIn this interview we discuss the recent acquisition of Feedhenry by Redhat, and what that means for both Redhat and Feedhenry customers. I spent last week in Stockholm, Sweden where I spoke and was the Chairman of the EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) World conference. Also attending was the CTO of Feedhenry, Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu', and I was able to corner him for an interview. In this interview we discuss the recent acquisition of Feedhenry by Redhat, and what that means for both Redhat and Feedhenry customers. Enjoy!
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:45:00 ESTKony, Inc. burnished its mobile development credentials this week, detailing new updates to its visual tools and platform, expanding its partner ecosystem, and launching a new enterprise mobile app marketplace. The combined efforts are designed to help businesses gain enterprise-grade mobile productivity fast, leveraging central services and automation, embracing all end-points from a common code base, and encouraging users themselves to tweak their apps best.
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:30:00 ESTThis is the first security book I have read on Android that was not primarily about hacking the Android platform. This book completely covers all the tools available to the Android software architects and developers. Instead of showing us how to root the device at the beginning of the book and then showing us exploits and vulnerabilities throughout the rest of it, he covers how root access is achieved in different types of Android builds, and different ways get Root Access, but late in the book.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:29:00 ESTFounded in 2009, Yummly is an innovator in recipe search and discovery. The company applies proprietary technology to understand food and taste built upon mapping the food genome. Yummly leverages this technology to build an unparalleled user experience with features such as personalized recommendations, semantic and contextual search, and a smart shopping list. Yummly’s digital kitchen and recipe discovery platform for food lovers personalizes the kitchen by delivering unprecedented search and customization capabilities.Over 15 million monthly unique visitors turn to Yummly for recipes and inspiration.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:00 ESTWe recently changed over the entire phone system in our London office. After four years, the equipment failed, and it was time to update. As we did so, we also changed vendors. Why? It occurred to us that, for four years, we had put up with horrible support – we were the victims of fraud at one point, and the vendor did nothing to support us with the main telecom provider. The phone system could go down for a day before they came out to repair it. No big deal, right? What high tech software company needs to communicate to the outside world? So it was time to put in a new phone system. Though our original vendor offered lower terms than a competitor (though, note that they submitted their bid 48 hours later than they had promised, and while our phone system was STILL down!), we decided to pay a bit more with a vendor who seemed more eager and supportive for our business.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:00:00 ESTEnterprises are adopting mobile technologies at an unprecedented rate. As Business News Daily recently reported, 1.3 billion workers will go mobile by 2015, and with that massive number, the need for enterprise mobile apps can only skyrocket. With that increase, many mobile app developers will be called upon to create internal mobile enterprise apps. These apps have many requirements and considerations that differ from the typical app destined for the public app stores. In this article, we will take the top three challenges and share some tips on how to meet these challenges:
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:00 ESTAs 2014 draws to an end we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015. The SME EFSS white paper gave a good view of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market for 2014 and below we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015:As 2014 draws to an end we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:35:00 ESTI have never before recorded an interview with the CEO of a mobile solutions company who has an office in a thatched roof cottage, in the middle of an orchard, in foggy England?
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:11:00 ESTBusinesses, and let's be honest most of us, are interested in amplifying our influence. I remember reading adventure books as a child about pioneers and woodsman that craved isolation, and that would move whenever neighbors settled close enough to hear, but that's not an effective strategy for influencing people. I started writing my blog on enterprise mobility, www.MobileEnterpriseStrategies.comin 2006. At the time I was the CEO of a mobile platform company and intimately involved in dozens of custom mobile software projects at any given time. Daily I shared experiences, mistakes, lessons learned, strategies, etc. Over the next few years thousands of people subscribed to my blog (I now have over 5.7 million page views since 2009).
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:00:00 ESTBring the world's best IaaS to the world's best PaaS. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Animesh Singh, a Senior Cloud Architect and Strategist for IBM Cloud Labs, will share his experiences of running Cloud Foundry on OpenStack. He will focus on how Cloud Foundry and OpenStack complement each other, how they technically integrate using cloud provider interface (CPI), how we could automate an OpenStack setup for Cloud Foundry deployments, and some of the best practices for configuring a scalable environment.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:00 EDTSomeone sent me a link to this article this morning. While reading it I started to think about the competitive landscape for cloud service providers and the challenges telcos have competing in this market. After all, when you think cloud service provider, which names come to mind? Amazon? Microsoft? IBM? Google? Sure, but how about… Read More »
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:15:00 EDTThrough the magic of cloud computing, infrastructure is no longer the long pole in the IT process. Organizations can now set up the infrastructure they require within minutes instead of weeks. However, removing this bottleneck has exposed another; application delivery is the next issue to be resolved. With the ongoing move to digital-first enterprises, companies are now faced with a software-intensive business environment. Simply put, IT needs to figure out how to accelerate the application deployment process. Here are the new rules for enterprises to solve this new bottleneck. 1. The Trouble Ticket Is DOA Most IT organizations have an electronic system that is a big queue of requests that generates a work order to an IT person who is notified via email from the system. The challenge with this process is that it's very manual. That person has to notice it, respond to it and execute it. That process is what stands in the way of agility.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:55:00 EDTEric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, once said: “If you don’t have a mobile strategy, you don’t have a strategy of growth.” I agree. The gap continues to grow between organizations that have embraced mobility as a way of life and those that maintain a tactical business approach and continue to resist the inevitable. The latter find themselves increasingly struggling to play catch-up and stay relevant. Those that have taken a “mobile first” approach have disrupted the status quo and achieved unprecedented levels of success in a very short period of time. Consider Uber, for example; launched in March 2009, the ridesharing service quickly tapped into customers’ enthusiasm for ‘everything mobile’ and is now valued at more than US$15 billion. The company completely destabilized the traditional taxi model, which simply cannot match the agility of a fully mobile business. Change or perish.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:45:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada. Our partner network encompasses some 300 of the world's leading systems integrators and security systems installation specialists.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:15:00 EDTBit6 today announced it is further expanding its beta program with the release of a software development kit (SDK) for Android. The Bit6 Android SDK offers WebRTC-based voice and video calling and multi-media messaging.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:45:00 EDT
This past March, Oracle released their most anticipated version in almost decade, Java 8. The latest version had a growing buzz since it had been announced, and companies of all sizes were eager to upgrade. Our partner, Typesafe conducted a Java 8 adoption survey of 2,800 developers and found 65% of companies had already committed […]
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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:45:00 EDTMacrotron Systems is an ISO 9001:2008 registered Electronic Manufacturing Services company specializing in PCB assembly/test, ultrasonic welding, laser marking/engraving and pad printing. Operations are in Fremont, California. Macrotron offers a competitive advantage in the electronics manufacturing service marketplace from its Silicon Valley facility. Macrotron develops OEM partnerships by consistently fulfilling customer requirements for dependable and cost effective services and products. To this end, Macrotron has invested in current technology to establish itself as the ideal contract partner of the Electronics OEM customer.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:45:00 EDTAll major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:45:00 EDTPegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company powering the digital enterprise, today announced it will host its second annual Pega Developers Conference (PDC) at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre October 12 - 13, 2014. The two day conference is designed to respond to the growing demand for Pega applications by improving the skills of current Pega-certified developers and introducing Pega to a new community of interested developers. The conference will also provide insights for business visionaries interested in how Pega can support digital transformation in their enterprises.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:15:00 EDTTactics without strategy are dangerous. ~ Robert LeonhardIn the new book titled Code Halos the authors and Cognizant thought leaders, Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Benjamin Pring, propose that data is the new competitive arena for businesses. Winners in this competition are those that can collect, aggregate, analyze and react in real-time to data in a manner that drives improved customer interactions and engagements.In another recent book titled, Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation, author James McQuivey's writes that competition in business is rapidly moving to a “focus on knowledge of and engagement with customers.” Data is being used to shape and personalize real-time interactions and engagements. Companies are beginning to understand this. They understand that "code halos" (people’s digital footprint, the online data about preferences, history, activities, etc.) has great value. This data is the key to personalizing user experiences across all formats.Businesses are interacting with their markets in a wide range of new and different formats today including traditional media, websites, mobile apps, call centers and in brick and mortar establishments. The concept of omni-channel is widely used to mean the ability to interact and engage in real-time with customers and prospects across all of these formats. The capability to effectively support omni-channel requires a lot of thinking, planning and purposeful design.Businesses today are responding by developing comprehensive data-driven strategies. These strategies acknowledge the requirement to better understand the needs, preferences and histories of their prospects and customers, so they can provide personalized and optimized user experiences that lead to more sales and happier and more loyal customers.How do you implement a Code Halos strategy? The following are some of the key questions that need to be considered when developing a strategy:What data, if we had it, would help us understand and offer our prospects and customers an enhanced user experience on their smartphones or tablets that would lead to more sales, better customer service and an improved user experience?What are the best and least intrusive ways to collect the data?How do we ensure that data is collected in a manner that is acceptable to our market?How can the data be used to trigger an improved user experience?How do we find business meaning in the collected data?How can aggregating seemingly unrelated data sources lead to useful new discoveries? How can data from sensors (Internet of Things) add value to our analysis and other data sources?How can public and private databases be aggregated with "patterns of life" analysis and demographic data to discover new consumer insights?How can we collect data in real-time, analyze it and respond quickly enough to be useful in a mobile first world?How can these newly discovered business-meanings impact real-time interactions with prospects, customers, partners and employees?Finding, collecting, integrating and analyzing a person's "code ha[...]
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:00 EDTlittleBits Electronics, the company putting the power of electronics in everyone’s hands, today announced the launch of the bitLab, an app store for user-generated hardware. The marketplace furthers littleBits’ goal to democratize the hardware revolution, giving hardware developers the tools and ecosystem to develop and sell their own littleBits modules. "When Apple launched the App Store, many apps were games, many were frivolous. But now - 6 years later - there are more than 1.3 million apps that have distributed nearly $15 billion to the software developer community,” said Ayah Bdeir, CEO and founder of littleBits. “And those apps are solving huge problems, from cancer detection to transportation and anything in between. We believe the same thing will happen with hardware - developers just need one common platform to develop on, a supply chain that powers it, and a marketplace for community and distribution. We believe the bitLab will be the hardware industry’s solution to innovation, scale and growth.”
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:00:00 EDTYesterday, Apple announced the Apple Watch, which is going to create a major revolution in how we consume, interact with, and share data. At ElasticBox we couldn’t be more excited about what this means for businesses building applications for a brand new platform. Just like cloud computing replaced decades old on-premise technology with something more flexible, scalable and easy to access, wearable computing is the natural evolution of mobile computing. With wearable technology, Apple is opening up a brand new world that will infinitely increase people’s lives over time.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:15:00 EDT“What if your assets, your infrastructure, your devices, and your products were connected and communicating?” This is a question asked by the folks at Hopkinton, MA-based Sine-Wave, which has developed and deploys an IoT Operating System. The Sine-Wave IoT OS is designed for “enterprise companies looking to create significant competitive advantage quickly an efficiently,” the company says. We asked Sine-Wave CEO Jonathan Clark a few questions along those lines, and this is what he told us: IoT Journal: The company has been around since 2005, before the term Internet of Things was in common use. But yet things have been connected in real-time, or close to it, to the Internet for some time. What was your original vision for the company, and how did you arrive at this vision? Jonathan Clark: That's the real issue; things were not connected, but our computers and eventually phones and tablets were. The rest of the "things" in the world were not, and most still are not. T So the original vision was to provide a universal software platform so that all "things"--independent of who manufactured the device, and independent of which network they "spoke" over—could communicate with the existing internet. We needed to bridge those two worlds and provide the tools to make sense of the data and to make intelligent decisions. This has always been our mission, to create a truly "universal translator" for devices and data analysis platform to put that real time data to work. IoT Journal: So how did you proceed to accomplish this? Jonathan: I arrived at that vision when I started to look at companies that were beginning to provide primitive telematics and tracking applications. These companies were doing what most have done over the years for remote applications. They were simply focused on trying to get their data from a "thing" off the internet, on to servers and computers that were in common use. To do this they had to choose hardware to sense data on the "thing", a wireless modem of some sort—cellular, satellite, etc.—a network to get the data up and over and then build out a database of some sort to keep track of all the data. Once they finally built this fragile stack of technology, they could finally get started building their application that was meaningful to their business. Seeing this I knew we could build a common platform so that companies can choose their hardware, and get right to building logic that is meaningful to their business. That's how the Sine-Wave Operating System was born. IoT Journal: You mention at "digital nervous system" for the IoT. What aspects of an enterprise's network does this touch? How much of end-to-end processes does it cover? Jonathan: As a nervous system we are the framework by which all of the data that these things produce and consume live. As a result our customers use this data for almost everything—operations, compliance, safety, finance, auditing, etc. We've had to create adapters to integrate with existing enterprise applications and netw[...]
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:00:00 EDTRTI Connext™ messaging software forms the core nervous system for smart, distributed applications. RTI Connext allows devices to intelligently share information and work together as one integrated system. RTI was named "The Most influential Industrial Internet of Things Company" in 2014 by Appinions and published in Forbes. RTI customers span the breadth of the Internet of Things, including medical, energy, mining, air traffic control, trading, automotive, unmanned systems, industrial SCADA, naval systems, air and missile defense, ground stations, and science. The total value of system designs that trust RTI for their fundamental architecture exceeds $1 trillion.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:30:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare Corporation, a leading enabler of smart connected systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Bsquare is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:45:00 EDTThe Internet of Things (IoT) is a new hot buzzword and like most buzzwords, its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just “crushed a 4.1 mile run”. Neither of those use cases are very compelling to most of us which makes it hard to fathom how experts can predict that by 2020 there will be greater than a one trillion dollar market that vendors will be trying to claim a piece of.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:30:00 EDTThe recent advances in technology have reached a level where it is now possible to equip objects with intelligence and convenient communication. With rate of proliferation of wireless sensors, increasing adoption of emerging technologies and mainstreaming of many smart consumer applications, Internet of Things is on its way to becoming the next reality. The potential value in the Internet of Things is huge. For organizations, businesses which can capture and adapt to IoT trends and technological innovations, IoT will offer an exponential growth opportunity. In fact IT giants, leading semiconductor companies and even the governments across the globe seem to have realized the potential of Internet of Things. Thus there are series of collaborations and partnerships happening around the world, that too, all across the value chain.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:15:00 EDTTechXtend (formerly Programmer's Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. TechXtend is the Exclusive Reseller in the United States for r-evolution. With a solutions focus on cloud computing, storage and data management, business intelligence and information management, and mobile device management, TechXtend helps technology professionals gain optimal return from their investments in software and hardware. With our 30-year Programmer's Paradise history as the leading independent source of developer and database tools, customers continue to rely on TechXtend for in-depth product expertise, unparalleled value and selection, and fast, accurate turnaround. TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc., a public company since 1995.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:52:42 EDTA major trend for 2014 is the growth of mobile enterprise applications, which drive enterprise mobility, create new ways of working and transform existing business processes. Recent Comscore research reveals that people now spend more time on mobile apps than on desktops while Ovum predicts that smartphones will represent 77% of connected devices in use by 2017. But all this pressure for useable apps puts tremendous strain on enterprise IT managers to ensure quick and effective app deployment, control and management. As a consequence, 5app believes there are five fundamental app management questions that are keeping IT managers up at night. 1. How to push out apps to where they’re needed and ensure they are used? 2. How to secure my app environment – without making it too complex? 3. How to encourage best practice and make it easier for staff to do the right thing? 4. How to add real value to mobile workers, quickly and without massive investment? 5. How to avoid reinventing the wheel and best use existing resources?
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:00:00 EDTThis white paper digs deep into the reasons testing mobile apps is fundamentally harder than traditional web or desktop applications. A collaboration by Tina Zhuo and Dennis Schultz from IBM along with Yoram Mizrachi from Perfecto Mobile and John Montgomery from uTest, these experts explore the complexities of mobile test environments, the value of the mobile device cloud, the unique role crowd sourcing can play, and how teams can leverage automation to help deliver quality apps.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:30 EDTIn this segment of the Mobile Expert Interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu (pronounced Meehaul O Fowl Loo), but of course you already knew that. His name actually has four accents above the letters of his name, but I don't know how to add those. Sorry! He is the CTO of the mobile platform companyFeedhenry and has a lot of interesting insights to share. Enjoy!
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDTEnsuring a safe work environment can be accomplished when individuals work in either a government or private-sector office, but it becomes exponentially more complicated when employees are mobile, traveling from one job or worksite to another. While many organizations implement mobile workforce management solutions to make their operations and staff more efficient, there is another less known, but equally as important, benefit: the ability to offer greater protection of the mobile workforce. Here’s a look at five ways that mobile workforce management solutions can help keep workers safe.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDTHaving an effective BYOD policy is one of the most critical steps to ensuring BYOD success. Learn the basics for securing your company's data and clarifying the process. Employees like the ability to choose. Whether it be choosing the hours they work or whether or not they can telecommute to work, choosing makes them feel empowered, which tends to boost their job satisfaction. Another area in which they enjoy being given choice is how they can communicate and collaborate. To accommodate this choice, businesses will do well to implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. This policy will allow workers to choose whatever mobile device they prefer to carry out many of their work-related functions. One downside to BYOD is that CIOs have to face many challenges related to an abundance of mobile devices, none of which they have full control over, accessing internal networks.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDTmake it a lot easier and more fun to develop apps for both iOS and OS X. That’s in contrast to the current language, Objective-C, which is somewhat antiquated and considered by many to be difficult to use. Although Swift is easier to use, we’re sure that there will be issues like crashes, slow request, errors and so on as we already know it from Objective-C and other languages. We also know that business will ask for usage statistics. This is the reason why we immediately investigated Swift and can now show you how easy it is to add proper tracking to your app in just four steps. Step 1: Add Lib to your Swift Project Once you have a Swift application, including the Mobile iOS Agent into the application project is very simple. First you add the iOS Agent static library and header files to your project. Just a drag and drop exercise.