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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." Highlights: 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)

Personal Branding Checklist

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)

RIM’s BlackPad to Joust with iPad

As though tearing a page out of Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe or Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, RIM is running up a tablet called BlackPad that calls to mind the archetypal medieval wild card, the black knight. RIM means to use the embedded Neutrino operating system, a species of Unix, from fellow Canadian QNX Software Systems that it bought for $200 million in April and combine it with widgetry from the U.S. Army's QNX-powered unmanned Crusher tank developed by Carnegie Mellon four years ago. At least that's the story Bloomberg tells quoting anonymous sources unauthorized to whisper the secret. RIM bought the rights to blackpad.com in July according to Whois. BlackPad is supposed to be heavy on BlackBerry-style e-mail protected by BlackBerry security. It will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to the Internet but it won't connect directly to the cell network ... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers' Choice Awards Polls Will Close on December 31, 2005

  SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls will close on December 31, 2005. So far more than 16,000 readers cast their votes to select the best  software products and services of the year for Java, Linux, Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX. Best Java Products of 2005: http://java.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Linux Products of 2005: http://linux.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Web Services Products of 2005: http://webservices.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best .NET Products of 2005: http://dotnet.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005: http://mxdj.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most prestigious awar... (more)

Virtualization is the Future of Enterprise Computing

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal thought it was time to go in search of industry insights into this fast-growing new IT market, and so we asked some of its new and up-and-coming executives for their thoughts on some of the trends emerging already in 2008. When VMware’s long-awaited IPO took place in August of last year, its stock closed on the very first day up 76%. The company had brought in more than $700 million in revenue in 2006, and its timing was perfect. Founded in 1998, VMware is today still the 600-pound gorilla in the field of virtualization software. President, CEO and co-founder Diane Greene once famously called VMware’s technology “a non-disruptive disruptive technology.” Since, with virtualization, companies need less hardware to carry out the same computing tasks, the upside of allowing network administrators to spread compute... (more)

AdMob Announces New Open Source SDK for Palm

Mobile advertising network, AdMob has always been quick to seize happening platforms like iPhone and Android to serve up their ads. Now that Palm has announced that their smartphone sales rose 134% to 823,000 units during the latest quarter, AdMob was quick to catch on and has announced support for Palm ‘s webOS as well. It has launched a new open source SDK to integrate its CPC text ads and CPM banner ads on Palm Pre and Pixi. It is already working with several developers – including Delicious Morsel and Byte Sequencing – to incorporate AdMob’s new Palm ad unit into their applications. The SDK is available for download from Google Code. ... (more)

RIM Just Days from Unveiling BlackPad: WSJ

Competition-tossed Research In Motion could unveil its BlackPad answer to the iPad next week at a developers’ conference in San Francisco according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper describes the thing the way others have: a seven-inch touch screen with one or two cameras and Bluetooth and broadband connections, but adds that it will only connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry. It’s expected to use an operating system built by QNX Software Systems, the real-time embedded operating system concern RIM bought this year that’s supposed to come up with a new OS for its phone too. Most of the other tablet wannabes will be using Android. ... (more)

Adobe or HTML5 - Flex or JavaScript?

I know, some people will say it’s apples to oranges. Some people will say Adobe is also pushing for HTML5. But I’m writing this for people who read the title of this blog correctly: Flex or JavaScript. Disclaimer 1. I do both. Disclaimer 2. I don’t care about game programming. I work for a company that does enterprise development. In the enterprise IT circles Adobe is a whipping boy of 2012. Adobe has accepted this award, and only their cleaning ladies and janitors didn’t apologies for what their CTO and CEO did last November hiding behind the wide back of Danny Winokur. But let’s put emotions behind and get real. Today, there are two types of the enterprise CIO’s: those who don’t care about developing for mobile and those who do. CIO’s who don’t care about mobile can be divided into two groups: smart and typical. Smarts will start new Web projects selecting a technol... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 13, 2013

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 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 Mobile Health News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly According to Buzz Marketing Group, the days of Apple dominating the hands of the teen crowd have come to an end. Other newer models such as the Samsung Galaxy or Microsoft Surface are gradually winning over younger generations tired of the repetitive Apple formula, Forbes reports.  Read Original Content Apple and Google have long dominated the smartphone market, but Tizen is rising to ... (more)

WebRTC Intersects With Internet of Things (IoT)

@ThingsExpo anticipates 90% of WebRTC companies & developers will monetize their products & services through IoT by 2016. Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service. Since the i... (more)

Google To Debut Its "Beacon" Internet Of Things Technology At @ThingsExpo

Google To Debut "Physical Web Beacon" at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Google's Scott Jenson will discuss how the Physical Web incorporates beacons that can be put in any small retail store, for example, so that every store now has "an app" for its customers. The Physical Web is an open standard so any device can broadcast a URL wirelessly, so any phone/tablet/watch nearby can see and rank those devices. When the user taps on one, they just go to that web page. It's really that simple. It's about thinking small, enabling micro-information (what is in my prescription bottle) or micro interaction (can I buy a candy bar). Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially explodi... (more)