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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'...
Every day, we’re introduced to new mobile apps. We get to see the ones highlighted in the app store and hear about the cool new app our friends talk about on social media. Take a guess as to the number of mobile apps that were downloaded globally in 2013. Try 102 billion, according to ...
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "...
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...
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 (...
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. Nearly every company today working on the IoT com...
UK security company Octavian has developed the industry's first onsite manned security app for smartphones and tablets, to increase its security offer to clients. Available exclusively to clients of Octavian Security, the new app will enable clients to access all security informatio...
Research in Motion Wednesday morning changed its name to BlackBerry to put RIM’s awful failures behind it as it launches the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone it hopes will change its fortunes. The name change came at the great reveal of two brand new QNX-based phones in the Big Apple: th...
Mimecast, a supplier of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, today announced that it now works with 70 of the top 100 legal firms in the UK and around 130 of the top 200. Recent additions to Mimecast's portfolio of legal customer...
AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile security, today dispels some of the myths regarding the recent iPhone SMS vulnerability which could allow scammers to 'spoof' the sender of a text message, allowing them to pose as a known friend or contact. Whilst mobile operators have recent...
Here are today’s top tech news stories. Bitcoin, the underground currency of the Internet, is experiencing speculative growth - there have been a few things pushing up the value of the Bitcoin, including a drug purchasing version of eBay. There are now “High Yield Investmen...
Struggling Research In Motion is looking to sell NewBay Media, the white-label mobile content supplier that it bought last October for $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal in a story Reuters picked up on. Other non-core assets could also go. RIM has RBC Capital Market...
The answer, according to my wife, is no.  However, I am reading a book on how to write comedy.  I apologize in advance for any offense. Isn’t it sad to read about Research In Motion’s demise over the past couple of years? Morale is so bad in Waterloo, that psychol...
Dell KACE and Bomgar announced today an offer for Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance customers that will give new Bomgar customers two free Bomgar remote support licenses worth several thousand dollars through either a hosted solution or via a purchase of Bomgar’s on-premise applianc...
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 f...
IBM’s approved smartphone is a BlackBerry because of its security. The company tolerates 80,000 staffers using their “bring your own” phones and tablets on its internal networks. But before they can, according to what CIO Jeanette Horan told MIT’s Technology Review the other day, IBM...
Blackberry 10 OS is unveiled this week at Blackberry World. In many ways Blackberry 10 is probably the last chance for Blackberry to gain back the market share and be a formidable competition to other Smartphones. If the announcements at the conference are any indication, Blackbe...
Rethink Your Content Marketing by Aiming at Billions of Buyers on the Move For those of us who been around computing since the early days of PCs, the consumer move to mobile devices and away from desktop and even laptop computers is astonishing–and maybe a little terrifying. Smar...
Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile phones in the United States.  And, not surprisingly, feature phones are trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for smartphones.  The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of smartp...
RIM said Tuesday that its PlayBook OS 2.0 is ready, free and downloadable, which puts it that much ahead of the equally vaunted webOS that HP has in open source triage seeing what will come of it. It would of course have been better yet if 2.0’s new features had been in 1.0. It might...
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. Also read ...
Yesterday’s announcement of Apple’s fourth quarter result for 2011 was astounding to say the least. Growth from a year-ago quarter was 118%. Sales for the quarter at $46.3 Billion yielded profit of $13.1B. Wow – that profit is more than 3 times what General Electric earned in its most ...
Research In Motion late Sunday named Thorsten Heins, 54, one of its co-COOs, president and chief executive, replacing co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie in the hopes the move reverses the company’s dramatic nosedive and calms irate investors whose stock lost three-quarters of its...
Amazon, which hired an investment bank for the purpose, according to Reuters, and Microsoft together with its buddy Nokia, according to the Wall Street Journal, have kicked the tires at RIM. Reuters says RIM “turned down takeover overtures from Amazon.com Inc and other potential buye...
RIM has had to change the name of its latest operating system to BlackBerry 10 after Basis International Ltd, a New Mexico ISV, claimed it owned the name BBX since 1985 and got a temporary restraining order Tuesday. The court told RIM not to use the name at a three-day conference it wa...
RIM Tuesday introduced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, a multi-platform mobile device management (MDM) service capable of supporting Apple and Android tablets and smartphones as well as its own. A few years ago such a move would have easily been heretical but now it’s an unabashed attempt ...
Mobile Apps for iOS, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile Put the Power of Enterprise Applications in Employees' Hands
Collin Stewart chip analyst John Vinh, who doesn’t follow RIM, thinks the company “has stopped production of its PlayBook and is actively considering exiting the tablet market.” He claims Quanta has stopped making the things and last week laid off a thousand production workers at the...
RIM Monday morning described itself as swollen and said it would lay off 2,000 people, 11% of its staff. The company said a few weeks ago that it would make cuts in an attempt to compete with the Apple and Android tablets and phones that are killing it. Reductions are supposed to b...
RIM supposedly cut its Q2 Playbook sales targets to 800,000–900,000 from 2.4 million–2.5 million according to DigiTimes’s anonymous supply chain sources. Apparently Playbook’s best day was its launch day when 40,000–50,000 units supposedly moved. It’s reportedly been down hill from the...
Joining the spate of companies that have rushed to offer cloud-based music storage and streaming services, Electronics retailer, Best Buy Co., has also announced that it is bringing its online music platform, which is already operational in the UK, to the U.S. The My Music Anywhere pla...
RIM has recalled about a thousand of its shiny new PlayBook tablets because of a setup-defeating flaw in the things’ vaunted QNX operating system build that means they won’t load software properly. The company thinks most of the affected units are still somewhere in the channel. Engadg...
Sybase, Inc., an SAP company, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software report, authored by Phillip Redman, John Girard and Leif-Olof Wallin (April 2011) The Gartner report points out that,”by 3Q10, t...
RIM has licensed all of Intellectual Ventures’ 30,000 patents and counting, following HTC and Samsung down that path. The Nathan Myhrvold company, regarded as a patent troll by some, says RIM can leverage its portfolio in its future licensing negotiations. It’s unclear if RIM is protec...
It appears that RIM is going to use Microsoft’s cloud for data storage and management of its corporate smartphones and seven-inch Playbook tablets. It’ll swap out its users’ pricey on-premises e-mail widgetry. Microsoft won’t run the data centers but will supply connections to its upco...
RIM said Tuesday that its seven-inch QNX-based Playbook tablet will start selling in 20,000 retail shops in North America on Tuesday April 19. The 16GB model will go for $499, the 32GB for $599 and the 64GB for $699, same as the 9.7-inch iPad. Both the Xoom and the Galaxy Tab, the ...
Mastek, the global provider of vertically focused enterprise technology and platforms, has announced the completion of its iPhone and Blackberry Mission Leadership® app project on behalf of global business execution consultancy McKinney Rogers. Mastek had been tasked with delivering iP...
XS2TheWorld, a mobile marketing and mobile application building specialist, has partnered with Transmission TX to launch 360° Video, a mobile app which puts the user at the centre of moving video, creating interactive, immersive worlds on the iPhone 4 and iPad. The app goes furthe...
So there’s RIM – within sight of the launch of its unconventional ONX-based iPad-bucking PlayBook tablet, reportedly set for April 10 or thereabouts – and all of a sudden its chief marketing officer Kevin Pardy, imported from Nokia a couple of years ago, decides to leave for the conven...
Research in Motion is working on getting its yet-to-hit-market QNX-based Blackberry Playbook tablet to run Android apps so it won’t be app-starved, according to a Bloomberg piece quoting “three people familiar with the matter.” Two people reportedly told it RIM is developing the wi...