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Monday 7 April, 2014 Open Source, generic Java client and server library implementation of the OData (Open Data Protocol) standard for interoperable querying and sharing of data across applications in enterprise, Cloud, and mobile environments Forest Hill, MD –07 April 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ Olingo™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. "We are pleased to graduate from the Apache Incubator," said Stephan Klevenz, Vice President of Apache Olingo. "The Apache Way of collaborative software development shows that it is possible to produce high-quality... (more)

Creating Complete Dev/Test Environments in the Cloud

You can't truly accelerate the SDLC without a dependable continuous testing process. Evolving from automated to continuous testing requires on-demand access to a complete, realistic test environment. Yet, such access can be extremely difficult to achieve with today's increasingly complex and interdependent applications. Consider these recent research findings from voke: On average, organizations require access to 33 systems for dev/test, but have unrestricted access to only 18 Only 4% of participants report immediate, on-demand access to dev/test lab environments The majority of participants wait days or weeks to gain access to lab environments These constraints frequently slow or stop the progress of development (44%) and testing (68%) Attempting to increase test environment access by building out staged test environments with conventional infrastructure can be ... (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)

Report on the SAP Sybase Executive Briefing on August 19th

I was fortunate to have attended yesterday's SAP Sybase Executive Briefing in Boston.  Also attending were SAP Mentors, Jon Reed and Susan Keohan, "the workflow goddess."  There was a lot covered, but in this report I am going to focus on what I learned about enterprise mobility there.  First, I will provide some impressions and then drill into some details.  Keep in mind that this is my biased interpretation (i.e. analysis) of what I heard. The SAP team wanted to communicate that SAP is a different company, with different management now.  They want to leave the slow, grinding and bureaucratic company and image behind.  They want to be passionate about innovation and technology again.  They want to excite the markets and excite customers with brilliance and innovation.  I was given off-the-record insight into changes in personnel that were intended to support this ... (more)

SAP and Sybase Launch Next Wave of Mobile Apps

SAP AG and Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today unveiled the next wave of mobile apps designed for a wide range of industries and mobile workers, from executives to knowledge and task workers. With this new wave of mission-critical apps, which range from process-driven to consumer-facing, SAP continues to expand the industry's most comprehensive mobile portfolio, including platform, apps and security. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW + SAP® TechEd, being held as a co-located event in Madrid from November 8-10. The new apps mobilize key business functions, allowing employees to work at anytime and from anywhere via mobile devices, freeing them from the confines of their desks. This strong momentum of app development further demonstrates SAP's speed of innovation in meeting the demand of business users who ... (more)

What's New in HTML5

HTML5 is changing the enterprise mobility industry.  Just look at what SAP announced over the past month.  They announced partnerships with 3 of the leading HTML5 SDK (software development kit) companies.  These partnerships are to help SAP users quickly create HTML5 mobile apps that work with and connect to SUP (Sybase Unwired Platform), which is the standard SAP defined integration layer between mobile apps and backend SAP systems.  In addition, SAP already has partnerships with companies like ClickSoftware that have an HTML5 solution called ClickMobile Professional. I keep reading things like 63% of the worlds financial transactions move through an SAP system.  These kinds of numbers reflect the pull and push that SAP can have on the entire IT marketplace.  Their endorse of HTML5 and its use in the enterprise will change many roadmaps in this industry. The mobile ... (more)

What's New in HTML5

Kony Solutions has unveiled its Mobile App Manager, giving organizations a single environment for “deploying, managing, analyzing and securing mobile applications for all devices, across all channels, including HTML5, mobile web, native, hybrid, or mixed-mode”. Read Original Content A luxury real estate brokerage firm has re-launched its website, building the new site with HTML5 to optimize it for mobile, stating “over 90 percent of smartphones and tablets are HTML5-enabled, and almost 75 percent are HTML5 video only. Without HTML5, you are losing a considerable portion of your audience.” Read Original Content   Adobe has announced the availability of Adobe Captivate 6, an upgrade to its eLearning software, with enhancements including HTML5 publishing with pause and resume capabilities for iOS and Android devices. Read Original Content Microsoft claims that Internet ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility and Competitive Decision Making

Colonel John Boyd One of the greatest military strategists of the 21st century was the late USAF Colonel John Boyd.  In his workshops he emphasized the need for agility, new and quicker ways of thinking, and competitive decision-making.  He taught that advantages in observation and orientation enable a tempo in decision making and execution that outpaces the ability of your competition to react effectively in time.  His core strategies were compiled into the acronym OODA (observe, orient, decide and act). These strategies are meaningful to nearly every company that is developing a mobile strategy and thinking about potential ROIs.  Have you considered the negative impact on your business that might develop if your competitors connected their mobile workforce to real-time business analytics, CRM, EAM, field services, ERP, etc, and you did not?  What if your competitors... (more)

Five Reasons HTML5 Apps Are Hard to Monetize

It is interesting reviewing the news around HTML5 each week and analyzing everyone's opinions.  I can say that over the past few weeks the majority of articles, quotes and comments describe HTML5 as needing to be used in a hybrid approach.  HTML5 seems to have too many limitations for many complex enterprise mobility applications on its own, but with a good HTML5 container you can overcome these. Now for the news... Edith Yeung, head of marketing at Dolphin Browser, states there is no shortage of great apps out there based on HTML5; however, some hurdles do remain. She provides five reasons HTML5 apps are hard to monetize in this article in Mashable Tech. The comments following the article provide differing opinions. Read OriginalContent According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, HTML5-based Web apps do not pose a threat to the massive ecosystems that revol... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 26, 2012

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility 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 and M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly AT&T has announced its new MDM product, with which IT departments at small businesses are able to manage employees' mobile devices and data usage, as well as enforce security policies.  Read Original Content Samsung smartphone owners are dumping their devices in droves after Apple won a court battle against them last week. Resale site Gazelle says it has seen a 50 percent spike in sales of Samsung phones from its customers, right around ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Round-up

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. Despite a push for mobile business, China’s Baidu only has 35 percent of the mobile search volume.  The company is pushing for pre-installation of its search engine in mobile devices.  Read Original Content According to a recent survey by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, over 50 percent of full-time employees prefer mobility and employing mobile technology into the workplace.  Read Original Content Indian e-commerce site Freecharge.in offers a unique customer service plan in which customers can simply recharge their prepaid mobiles online and in return receive gift coupons of the same ... (more)