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** Hot News ** Appeon Mobile     Appeon Corporation has just released its Appeon Mobile product's beta2 version the other week. Again, like the alpha and beta1 release beforehand - I have been privileged to once again participate in this momentous and historic setting PowerBuilder event! The beta2 release really steps up the game for iOS based mobile computing through PowerBuilder. Here are some of the great new features that I have tested in the first 48 hours of installing this release ... iPhone Real PB application on my aactual iPhone!   The beta1 release of Appeon Mobile only supported the iPad. Beta2 steps up the supported devices by adding the iPhone simulator and support for the actual iPhone device itself (iP4, iP4s and iP5). Amazingly, all I needed to do was download the Appeon WorkSpace application from the iStore for the iPhone, add an application refere... (more)

Velocity is Key to Cloud Maturity

When you think Cloud, whether Private or Public, one of the key advantages that comes to mind is speed of deployment. All businesses crave the ability to simply go to a service portal, define their infrastructure requirements and immediately have a platform ready for their new application. Coupled with that you instantly have service level agreements that generally centre on uptime and availability. So for example, instead of being a law firm that spends most of its budget on an in house IT department and datacenter, the Cloud provides an unavoidable opportunity for businesses to instead procure infrastructure as a service and consequently focus on delivering their key applications. But while the understanding of Cloud Computing and its benefits have matured within the industry, so too has the understanding that maybe what’s currently being offered still isn’t good ... (more)

Best Practices in Shared Service Cloud Design

In addition to IT cost efficiencies, organizations should look for further benefits from their Cloud investments. Most notably they should align with and support major change programs like ‘Shared Services Canada‘. This imperative to drive hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings will set out to transform the organization in line with this diagram – Shifting them right from decentralized in to the Shared Services sweet spot. The Rise of Enterprise Cloud Providers – System Copy On Demand Cloud Computing is the ideal technology to underpin this shift, not just because it offers the core tool of virtualization to enable sharing of infrastructure, but also because ‘Enterprise Cloud Providers‘ will emerge to fill the role of the shared service provider and through making the right investments will help facilitate and accelerate this outsourcing trend. As highlighte... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Growing Fastest in Asia

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. M2M industry executive Derick Tsang will bring his knowledge of M2M and telecommunications to the Asia Pacific region for Telit Wireless Solutions.  The company has created a new “president of the Asia Pacific region” position for Tsang, and he will be responsible for South Korea, China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Australia.  He will also establish Telit sales outreach in Japan. Read Original Content Chinese search engine provider Baidu will take advantage of the booming mobile and smartphone market in China and focus on mobile in 2012.  In Q4 2011 China became the largest mobile market in the world. R... (more)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of August 12, 2012

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly eBay’s stock experienced sharp growth last week after  releasing new information on it’s successful mobile business. Read Original Content According to IDC Financial Insights, the number of consumers using their smartphones to complete online or offline transactions has doubled as of May 2012. Read Original Content. Worldwide mobile payment transactions will total $171.5 billion in 2012... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 2, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly A report from the GSMA and PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates mobile health could save developed countries $400 billion in 2017. Check out the four uses of mobile technology that could help make that happen. Read Original Content Practice Fusion, which entrepreneurs named in a recent survey as the health tech startup most likely to hit a $1 billion valuation in the next five years, offers doctor... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 16, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei and telecommunications firm Telstra are planning to launch the first LTE Category 6-compatible mobile broadband device in Australia in the next few months.  The Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Pro X is a mobile hotspot able to operate continuously for up to t... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 1, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! The Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has proposed the attachment of radio-frequency identification tags to all fur imports.  Up to 80 percent of Russian fur imports are undeclared or under-declared. It is too early to say how much the RFID tagging program would cost.  Read Original Content The Kegspertise container tracking system, believed to be the ver... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Wall Street Analyst and SAP Enterprise Mobility

Happy Holidays from Kevin Benedict! I received an interesting call yesterday from a Wall Street analyst.  He wanted my opinion on SAP's acquisition of Sybase.  His premise was that there was not $5.8 billion worth of value in Sybase.  I responded that I had no expertise in valuation so could not help him in that determination.  However, I did have more than enough opinions on enterprise mobility to share. I provided him the following list for his consideration during his valuation exercise: 1)  Had he looked into the potential value of Sybase's 365?  I said much of the world, and the fastest growing segments of the mobile market (LDC - less developed countries), are increasingly using SMS for mobile banking, money transfers, mobile payments, and many enterprise applications like field services, inventory, database queries, sales reports, etc.  He had not considered ... (more)

Cloud 2.0 Applications

Although Cloud Computing represents a shift from fixed cost, on-premise software model to a utility, online pricing alternative, it’s also the nature of software engineering itself and how that is delivered that is changing, and it’s this combination that offers the biggest value to IT consumers. The Cloud Application Platform Central to this strategy is the concept of the Cloud Application Platform, like the VMware offering among others. ‘DevOps’ represents the merging of the two worlds, enabling a more agile, modular approach to building software solutions for clients. For example the principle difference is that in the traditional IT world you purchase a software-centric package, like an ERP system from SAP, whereas the emphasis in the Cloud is process-centric and modular. And that doesn’t just mean SaaS, ie. you don’t simply rent the entire package with the only... (more)