Internet of Things (IoT) is the in thing that no sane company would neglect.
BlackBerry after its recent smart phone is also into IoT and has a complete
platform. Main vertical applications targeted are automotive and asset
tracking for now.
Here is about the platform in Blackberry's own words.
"The BlackBerry® IoT Platform is here to give you that control, providing a
cloud-based solution that lets you build and manage IoT applications and
devices in a secure, efficient, and scalable way."
Security: via BlackBerry cryptography and Key Management technology-The IoT
platform is hosted in the secure, global BlackBerry infrastructure.
Scalability: Massive scalability at every layer, instantaneous data indexing
with no bottlenecks and redundant long-term storage.
Efficiency: Superb messaging both event-driven and store-and-forward
You want to try it out. It... (more)
Internet of Things at Google
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team
Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web
and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices.
Scott Jenson has been at the forefront of user interface design for over 25
years. He was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the
late 80s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and the
original Newton. Following that he was Director of Product Design for
Symbian, then managed the mobile UX group at Google and was Creative Director
at frog design. Scott is now back at Google, on a quest to bridge the
physical and digital worlds.
Exclusive Photo: Physical Web beacon prototype (pen for scale)
Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic... (more)
This is a checklist of items you need for an all-encompassing personal
branding strategy. Personal branding is the process of marketing and selling
yourself as a brand in order to gain success in business. Personal branding
is a continual process just as knowing yourself is a continual process. As
you grow, so does your brand. The need for personal branding arises from the
fact that globalization has increased competition in the workplace. As the
wheat is separated from the chaff, if you are left standing, you are left
standing with others of good caliber. The playing field is now that much more
challenging since your competition is as good as, or better, than you.
To paraphrase David Samuel, the bloke who got me into personal branding after
I saw him speak a few years ago; he spoke about of why you need personal
branding. His audience was a group from a large teleco... (more)
2004 was the year that saw the iPod blaze its trail through the technology
heaven, saw Google Inc. go public and double its share price from $100 to
$200, and watched the fortune of RIM (of Blackberry fame) founder Mike
Lazaridis's fortunes grow still further as wireless e-mail became more and
more the rule and not the exception. But what of 2005? Has a wider technology
bounceback begun? At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005 last week, the
answer seemed to be a resounding: "Yes!"
As everyone who has not been living in a cave for the past 29 years knows,
Microsoft is 100% devoted to changing the world.
"Most people are still not in the digital realm," said Bill Gates in his
opening keynote at CES. But it is far from being the only onion in the stew.
The industry-wide 'return of technology' has begun.
Even Gates himself acknowledged we stand at the threshhold of ... (more)
This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as
more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven
days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to
cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this
years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West -
International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of
the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space -
including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services
providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting
2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards:
There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java
Application Server" categor... (more)
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced Unisys End-User Productivity
Services, an innovative suite of services designed to provide organizations
with the ability to support an increasingly mobile, technology-smart
workforce that values integration of consumer technologies into the
The new Unisys services will enable CIOs to reduce end-user costs by
providing support for devices, desktops, applications and mobility through a
flexible mixture of traditional, virtualized and secure cloud-based service
The services are designed to meet the requirements of today’s
multi-generational workforce with diverse expectations about where and how
they work, the best IT resources to use and the type of IT support they need
to maximize productivity in their preferred work environment.
“As the saying goes, work is something you do, not a place you go,”... (more)
Related Links: XML Pioneer Tim Bray Applauds Newest Version of NeoOffice/J
"Wherever I am, my laptop is with me, and if it's turned on, it's on the Net
unless I'm out of WiFi range. It has an excellent screen for looking at
pictures and is a fine music box."
This simple truth is at the heart of XML pioneer Tim Bray's personal decision
to steer clear of PDAs or the Blackberry. (The italics are ours.)
"Of course," he blogged on Tuesday, "there are lots of times when the
computer isn't on: when I'm walking, or in a car, or shopping. Of course, I'd
still like to be connected some of those times. To be precise, I'd like to be
connected by voice; what I need is a good old-fashioned telephone."
"What I Need, and Don't
So, I need a mobile device that is a phone, and I also always have a camera
so if the two were one, that would be OK. It would be nice to be abl... (more)
Parand Darugar's Blog
I was at SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo last
week preparing for my talk and observing my fellow attendees. Interesting
stuff. The gentlemen seated on either side of me at the last talk were
Japanese. As I fumbled around with my Blackberry and iPhone while trying to
get Wifi to work on the laptop and reading email, I noticed the rapt
attention paid by these gents to the speaker. Both listened attentively and
took photos of every slide with their ever-present digital cameras. One took
copious notes while the other not only took notes but also recorded the
This has me wondering - are the Japanese simply better listeners that we are?
Are they less afflicted with crackberry syndrome? Or does the fact that they
had to fly half way around the world to attend a conference naturally orient
them to paying more atten... (more)
"The Internet created - and creatively destroyed - great wealth. It also
created a culture legitimizing intellectual property theft. When you defend
intellectual property, you speak an unpleasant truth. People don't like to
hear unpleasant truths. The alternative to this fight, however, is the death
of an industry and thousands of jobs lost."
Darl McBride, discussing the content of his Enterprise IT Week/Computer
Digital Expo keynote address, titled "There's No Free Lunch -- Or Free
Linux," in which McBride will lay out his assertion that without paid
software, there would be little or no free software.
[Excerpt from an interview with Clayton Christensen:]
Investor's Business Daily: What other disruptive technologies do you see?
Christensen: In data storage, companies like Network Appliance and Veritas
are disruptive to the big storage technology providers (by creating... (more)
(July 15, 2002) - Cingular Wireless, the second largest wireless carrier in
the nation, has begun serving the metro New York City area. Cingular's entry
into New York means the wireless carrier is now in all top 10 markets and 43
of the top 50, covering 217 million people in the U.S. Cingular has already
had a presence in the region through its Mobitex service for BlackBerry. Last
October, Cingular signed a network-sharing agreement with VoiceStream to
allow Cingular to offer service in New York City on VoiceStream's network, in
exchange for VoiceStream's use of Cingular's network to serve customers in
California and Nevada.
Cingular has just opened 55 retail locations in the metro area, and plans to
open more than 200 stores in the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, and
New Jersey in the next two years. Rather than the typical wireless "hardware
store," Cing... (more)
According to BEA's CTO, Mark Carges, the telecommunications industry needs
new middleware to help it provide customers with the mix of voice, data, and
wireless services they want. The comments were made at a press conference in
San Francisco yesterday, as BEA unveiled its SIP Server for
According to Carges, Java application servers are not enough to helps
telecommunications companies run their back-office billing systems. According
to him, new application servers are needed to administer the latest,
customer-facing applications and deliver new services such as voice over
Internet Protocol and instant messaging over IP.
"The line is blurring between the application server and the
telecommunications server," Carges said. BEA announced its WebLogic Session
Initiation Protocol Server or SIP Server for telecommunications companies, an