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)
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)
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 (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:
Best Linux Products of 2005:
Best Web Services Products of 2005:
Best .NET Products of 2005:
Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005:
SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most
prestigious awar... (more)
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
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)
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.
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.
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
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)
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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
Apple and Google have long dominated the smartphone market, but Tizen is
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@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.
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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 "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
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
Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web
and use it to talk to the exponentially explodi... (more)