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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)

The List: iControl Languages, Libraries, and IDEs

Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it out. And, thousands of companies since then have used iControl to build custom monitoring apps, management solutions that more closely fit their internal processes, and even automate some cool stuff including enabling applications to tell the network how to deliver them. While all fine and dandy (and fun to be a part of personally), the most important decision and event was the willingness to embrace SOAP/XML. By doing this (kudos to Joe Pruitt, BTW, for this call… it wasn’t without some feisty internal debate, truth be told), it opened up API access to our gear from virtually any SOAP... (more)

The List: iControl Languages, Libraries, and IDEs

Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it out. And, thousands of companies since then have used iControl to build custom monitoring apps, management solutions that more closely fit their internal processes, and even automate some cool stuff including enabling applications to tell the network how to deliver them. While all fine and dandy (and fun to be a part of personally), the most important decision and event was the willingness to embrace SOAP/XML. By doing this (kudos to Joe Pruitt, BTW, for this call… it wasn’t without some feisty internal debate, truth be told), it opened up API access to our gear from virtually any SOAP... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 14, 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 the Gartner, from 2012 to 2017 the shipments of conventional desktop and notebook computers will plunge 21 percent, while smartphone sales will jump 25 percent and tablet sales will increase fourfold.  Read Original Content According to the International Data Corporation, India will become the world's third largest smartphone market by 2017 after China and U.S.  Read Origi... (more)

Why Is iPhone Better? Here's My Story...

If you take a look at the success of the Nintendo Wii, you'll see an innovative device with an incredibly compelling user interaction design (the Wiimote, nunchuck, steering wheels, fitness pads, etc). The device itself has what the industry might actually refer to as "last gen" hardware. The video card is weak relative to the PS3 and Xbox 360, it doesn't come with built-in LAN (though you can buy a LAN/USB adapter for it), it has less memory and less processor power than the PS3 and Xbox 360. Yet, despite these so-called deficiencies, everybody seems to love their Wii, and it's actually gaining a lot of momentum sales-wise while the others are slowing down. So, let's take a look at the iPhone as a comparison. It's an innovative new device that has some obvious deficiencies in terms of hardware - most notably in the lack of 3G/EVDO support. You can't tether with the ... (more)

New Online Marketing Option For Small Businesses

.BIRMINGHAM, MI – January 4, 2010 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) – An affordable local business listing package, offered by SmartFinds Internet Marketing, is allowing small businesses to reduce the cost of yellow page ads. Internet based Local business listings are free through the major search engines and display in search results, as well as on mobile devices. The additional benefits include adding coupons, offers, discounts, photos, videos while changing them anytime. – something you cannot do with your yellow page ad. SmartFinds Internet Marketing launched the SmartFinds Local Listing website as an additional service offering which can be found at www.smartfindslocallisting.com SmartFinds Internet Marketing CEO, Melih Oztalay, stated “this has been a long time coming to finally eliminate the yellow pages that we use as a door stop now-a-days. The benefits to ... (more)

Shoutem Makes It Easy For Users To Create Their Own Private Social Networks

3rd March, 2010 - Zagreb, Croatia - Shoutem enables users to easily and quickly create their own mobile social networks that are private, targeted to niche groups and location-based. Shoutem brings together many of the familiar features of existing public platform social networks, but lets users control access, look and feel, without requiring any programming or development skill. Networks can be created in just minutes. Currently free to download, Shoutem includes mobile apps for iPhone and Blackberry, with Android following soon. www.shoutem.com Shoutem is designed to bring together groups, whether friends, students or communities, or more specialist niches such as sports fans, clubs and events - whether users are geographically dispersed or need location-based communications. The new Shoutem platform is being used by social networks worldwide, including UK, Euro... (more)

Scott Jenson's Google #IoT Session @ThingsExpo

Internet of Things at Google 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 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)

The Race is On to Wireless

Denise Lahey is the chief executive officer of OracleMobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corp. In her five-year tenure at Oracle, Ms. Lahey created Oracle's mobile product strategy and then orchestrated the development of new products to fulfill that strategy. Ms. Lahey also inked strategic partnerships between Oracle and other wireless technology innovators like Motorola, Palm Computing, and Symbian. As the first employee in the division, Ms. Lahey built Oracle's Mobile Product group to over 125 people worldwide. Today she leads OracleMobile's growing team to deliver on her vision for the wireless Internet. WBT: Tell us about OracleMobile. What do they do, and what do you do for them? DL: I can sum it up in one sentence: we build and host wireless Web sites. Depending on what analyst you talk to, over the next three years there will be one to one and a hal... (more)

Good News forWebLogic

I have two newsworthy items to talk about this month. One concerns the application server market; the other pertains to a newly announced partnership in the wireless space. Each tidbit dates from July, but as editorial schedules run a bit behind the times, I'll relay them to you now. In my last editorial, "The BEA Slayer?", I mentioned that free application servers would not affect BEA, whether they are open source like JBoss, or bundled with hardware like the Sun ONE Server and HP's Application Server. Interestingly enough, about two weeks after my editorial went to the printer, HP announced it was leaving the application server market! A Reuters report said, "HP, which has been losing money in software, said in a statement it would focus on areas where it has had market success and intellectual property.... It is pulling the plug on three middleware platforms used ... (more)

SYS-CON Media Opens Its Eighth Annual "Readers' Choice Awards" Polls

SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls opened today, February 1, 2005, and will remain open for six months, until July 31, 2005. More than 50,000 readers are expected to 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://sys-con.com/java/readerschoice2004 Best Linux Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/Linux/readerschoice2004 Best Web Services Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/webservices/readerschoice2004 Best .NET Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/dotnet/readerschoice2004 Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.co... (more)