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"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results were announced of the 2011 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner Executive Programs (EXP). "CIOs and IT have been boxed in between modest budget growth and growing legacy requirements," McDonald continued, noting that "Cloud services and virtualization are well-suited for this budget reality, as they offer similar service levels at lower budget costs." The worldwide CIO survey was conducted by Gartner EXP from September to December 2010 and represents CIO budget plans reported at that time. According to the results, CIOs expect to adopt new cloud services much faster than originally expected. Cur... (more)

Move Over Skype, Hello Jajah!

Jim Liddle's Blog Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut it...  It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and still tend to be not free and quite expensive. What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is something like Jajah. Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf.  It is a service based commercial model in which you register and purchase minutes, as well as registering handsets or moible phone numbers. The basic premise of this is that you enter details (either using the web, a midlet on a phone, or using the integration with Outlook and Mac Address book) o... (more)

Convergence of Web, Mobile and Desktop Apps is the Next Phase

'While the last decade was focused on the Web, the next phase in the evolution of our industry will be on the convergence of Web, mobile and desktop applications and the ability to extend existing applications with these new technologies for a consistent user experience regardless of how and where the information is viewed,' says Nexaweb CTO Jeremy Chone in this Exclusive Q&A with with SYS-CON's Web 2.0 Journal in the run-up to his session on October 20 at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, California (October 20-22, 2008) Web 2.0 Journal: Starting at 35,000 ft…where does Nexaweb’s software offerings fit in the ever-changing Enterprise IT universe? Jeremy Chone: Nexaweb actually fits in very nicely in the ever changing enterprise IT universe. When you consider the convergence of Web 2.0, mobile and desktop applications, you quickly realize that the IT mana... (more)

Content Expiration with CloudBerry Explorer

CloudBerry Explorer freeware is a powerful Windows program that helps to manage all aspects of Amazon S3 storage. Many people use Amazon S3 to host their media content or entire websites to offload static content from their web servers, increase scalability or deal with so called TechCrunch effect, when after publishing a review on a popular website such as TechCrunch the number of visitors suddenly jumps tenfold. One of the things that have been successfully employed by professional webmasters to improve scalability and lower the web server load is content caching. Content caching is a directive to the client browser to store a certain file that rarely changes such as image on a local computer. Next time the user requests the same page, the cached content is taken from the local computer rather than requested from the web server. Not only it allows for better user ... (more)

Cloud: Hype, Opportunity or Disintermediation

With the growth of the ‘prosumer', Telco customers continue to search for the ultimate experience at the lowest possible price, and who can blame them? But with the vast redistribution of wealth from the operators to the ever creative software/hardware companies, is the implementation of cloud solutions just another headache for the industry? Leaders in Voice such as AT&T, NTT and Virgin Mobile USA have called an urgent meeting at the NGT Summit (hosted by GDS International) to discuss the implications of the Cloud phenomenon in an already volatile and competitive market place. "As with all business the customer will ultimately drive the move," said a spokesperson for NGT 20 consortium. "Disintermediation is a key concern for the industry which must be addressed." There is no doubt the Cloud creates an improved customer service but will it be to the telecom industr... (more)

The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility

I had the distinct privilege of walking along several different Roman roads this week. These roads have survived thousands of years worth of history and travel. They were built using a standard design, engineering and construction methodology that was extraordinarily durable. The paved roads of ancient Rome represent one of the most significant infrastructure and civil engineering feats in history. They permitted the Roman Empire to flourish for over 400 years! The way the Romans used the roads, and the benefits they gained, are very similar to how businesses today can utilize enterprise mobility solutions.  I know this is a stretch, but not a big one.  Let me explain. The Roman Empire was big and geographically dispersed.  This fact presented challenges for managing, controlling and governing.   The speed in which messages traveled was critical and roads were a key... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

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 Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Ascend Mate, the Android smartphone from China’s Huawei Technologies, now boasts a new version – the Ascend Mate 2 - with an average two-day battery life.  Due to its large battery, the device comes with a “reverse charging” feature to recharge other mobile devices.  Read Original Content Mobile App Development India is a... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Salem Hospital Signs Daou for Enterprise Mobile Health Strategy; Wants Comprehensive Plan to Effectively Deploy Wireless Technology

EXTON, Pa., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daou Systems, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DAOU) , a provider of IT consulting and management services to healthcare organizations, today announced it has contracted with Salem Hospital in Salem, Ore., to develop a comprehensive plan for integrating wireless technology with the organization's overall IT systems strategy. The contract represents the third significant mobile health project Daou has signed so far this year. Daou is providing a similar strategic plan for wireless to Southern Regional Health System, located outside of Atlanta, in addition to a mobile health design and implementation for Adventist Health System, headquartered in Lake Mary, FL. "Forward-thinking organizations like Adventist, Southern Regional and Salem understand the wisdom of taking an approach to wireless technology that takes the entire organizati... (more)

SANYO Unveils Its First Mobile Phone That's Rugged Enough to Be Compliant With Military Standard 810F for Dust, Shock and Vibration

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO today announced the ultra-rugged SCP-7050, the first SANYO phone that adheres to Military Standard 810F for dust, shock and vibration. Ideal for business users with mobile field operations such as those in construction, maintenance and other tough environments, the SCP-7050 by SANYO is also perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who will appreciate the phone for the textured anti-slip rubber grip that wraps around the back and sides of the phone, offering a sure hold and added surface protection. The SCP-7050 also supports advanced GPS-based Java applications and Bluetooth(R) wireless technology for enhanced workforce productivity. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070327/LATU026 ) The SCP-7050 by SANYO will be available beginning in early April through Sprint retail channels including http://www.sprint.com/. S... (more)

AT&T Launches Dedicated Certification Lab for Emerging Devices, Reinforces 'Open Innovation' Leadership

DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T*, which offers the nation's fastest 3G network and unsurpassed choice in devices, applications and operating systems, announced today the opening of a new lab facility dedicated to emerging device certification to accelerate the entry of innovative consumer electronics and M2M devices into the marketplace. Located in Austin, the new lab will serve as the hub for testing network compatibility, data performance and audio quality for a broad range of non-traditional, wirelessly-enabled devices, such as netbooks, eReaders, portable navigation devices, utility products, and healthcare-related tracking devices, among others. The lab will also manage the field tests for these devices in markets across the country. Designed specifically for the AT&T emerging device and business M2M (machine to machine) organizations, the n... (more)

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Sold by Nutanix, Nutanix Mine with Veeam can be deployed in minutes and simplifies the full lifecycle of data backup operations, including on-going management, scaling and troubleshooting. The offering combines highly-efficient storage working in concert with Veeam Backup and Replication, helping customers achieve comprehensive data protection for all their workloads — virtual, physical and private cloud —to meet increasing business demands for uptime and productivity.
"Cloud computing is certainly changing how people consume storage, how they use it, and what they use it for. It's also making people rethink how they architect their environment," stated Brad Winett, Senior Technologist for DDN Storage, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Kentik, discussed tactics and tools to bridge the gap between IoT project teams and the network planning and operations functions that play a significant role in project success.
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments in AI and Cloud Computing technology innovation for enterprise communications to help you shape your future strategy.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In their Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, and Mark Lavi, a Nutanix DevOps Solution Architect, explored the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster than ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures.