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I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

AppSense To Acquire Mobile IT Company RAPsphere

User Virtualisation Solutions Transform Organisations into Productive Mobile Workforces Securely Governed by IT London - May 8, 2012 - AppSense, the people-centric computing company, today announced the intent to acquire RAPsphere, a mobile IT company developing mobile information management solutions enabling CIOs to contend with BYOD in the enterprise and the critical need to protect corporate applications and data on mobile devices. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close within the quarter. This will be the first acquisition made by AppSense and will expand the application of user virtualisation across the mobile enterprise. The move will advance efforts to further establish greater controls and IT management of enterprise users who, whether enterprise IT consents or is even aware, are choosing how and where they want... (more)

ICE dropping 17,000 BlackBerrys, Verizon releases industry-by-industry cybercrime stats and more

By RyanKamauff Here are today’s top cyber news and stories. ICE is dropping 17,000 BlackBerrys in favor of iPhones - this is one of the first large federal agencies to drop the incumbent BlackBerry smartphone. The agency states that, “The RIM technology, however, can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency,” which is both damning and may foretell a huge USG swing away from the standard. BlackBerry was the on of the first message-centric phones, replete with security and FIPS 140 compliance, it will be interesting to see how they fare without one of their largest customers. Via Ars Technica, more here. Verizon has released their latest snapshot of industries that use their networks – The “Verizon 2012 and 2011 Data Breach Investigations,” are designed to help organizations better protect from data breaches themselves. They have key finds for financ... (more)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of February 9, 2014

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M 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! India’s e-commerce business grew by 80 percent in 2013, according to Flipkart, one of the country’s leading e-commerce firms.  Read Original Content MasterCard and Weve have now come together in a partnership that is designed to hel... (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)

Opulan Technologies, Hisense Broadband and Vitesse Semiconductor Conduct Live Demonstration of 10G EPON Symmetric Platform

Opulan Technologies, Hisense Broadband and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets:VTSS) today announced their live demonstration of a 10G EPON system at P&T/Wireless & Networks China 2009 (Booth # E1051), the largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exhibition in Asia. The demo includes devices from each of these technology suppliers: Opulan Technologies features its recently announced 10G EPON symmetric and asymmetric chip solution which includes the newly developed 10G EPON Optical Line Unit (OLT) OPL-06761 and the Optical Network Unit (ONU) OPL-06760. Hisense is showcasing its ONU and OLT optical modules, more specifically the LTX7218 at the OLT and the LTX7219 at the ONU. Vitesse plays an integral role in the demo with its VSC8479-01 burst-mode 16-bit transceiver. This device interfaces between the Opulan MACs and the Hisense modules at both... (more)

Exalead to Demonstrate Smart Search Solution for Travel and Leisure at PhoCusWright Conference Travel Innovation Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/09 -- Exalead, a global leader of information access solutions and search-based applications for the enterprise and on the web, today announced that it will demonstrate its Smart Search solution for Travel and Leisure at The PhoCusWright Conference Travel Innovation Summit. Exalead's Smart Search enables Travel and Leisure web sites to provide highly personalized and relevant advertising, promotions and information content to consumers at a modest cost. Consumers gain a more trusted, more relevant travel planning and booking experience. Travel and Leisure enterprises gain increased repeat traffic, higher conversion rates and increased revenue. Smart Search is based upon Exalead's industry leading CloudView search- and semantics-based application development platform. "We're demonstrating what we think is a game-changing appr... (more)

Xcellink International Adds Top Technology Executive to Board of Advisors to Devise "To Market Strategy" for Chinese Mobile Banking

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 11/17/09 -- Xcellink International Inc. (OTCBB: XCEL), a developer of patented mobile payments & banking platforms, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Dan Clayton to its Advisory Board. Mr. Clayton is a successful Internet IT entrepreneur and investor excelling in continuous innovation in Internet applications and development. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a degree in Computer Science. Mr. Clayton currently resides in Beijing where he heads a team of 50+ PhD and Master's level developers who have created and developed, under Mr. Clayton's direction, what is the leading video search technology in the world. This technology, protected by 9 patents and 18 pending patents, operates under the banner of Hong Kong based ClairNET LTD., and its Chinese subsidiary, Leexoo Corp, both of which Mr. Clayton is Manag... (more)

Internet Evolution's ThinkerNet Wins min's Award for Best Blogs

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 - TechWeb's Internet Evolution (http://www.internetevolution.com), the Website for news, analysis, and opinion on the future of the Internet, won the min's Editorial & Design award for Best Blogs, recognizing the site's renowned ThinkerNet blogosphere, which publishes exclusive content from the biggest names in the Internet industry. Internet Evolution was up against a number of industry leaders, including Entertainment Weekly, About.com, Harvard Business Publishing, Martha Stewart Living, Newsweek, Time, and Haymarket Media. "This sort of recognition is very gratifying, and while we'd like to take all the credit, this award is in fact shared by the 200+ contributors that comprise our ThinkerNet blogosphere," said Terry Sweeney, Editor in Chief of Internet Evolution. With regular content from industry leaders like Vint Cerf, Lawrence G. Roberts,... (more)

Gemalto Wins 2012 Cloud Award for Security Innovation

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it won the Security Innovation award in the inaugural 2012 Cloud Awards program. Gemalto was recognized for its Protiva Strong Authentication Service, a robust strong authentication platform that enables secure access to cloud resources and applications. This service delivers a full suite of security features including access control, data encryption and versatile authentication making the transition to cloud computing simple and cost effective. The annual cloud computing awards program, judged by a panel of industry experts and open internationally, celebrates industry leaders and pioneers in the field of cloud computing. “We were swamped by almost 200 entries and the standard was remarkably high,” said Larry Johnson, Cloud Awards organizer. “Judging the submissions was a challen... (more)

NCM Media Networks Premieres Upfront Event on May 16, 2012

For the first time, NCM Media Networks (NCM), a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology, will be taking its place among the top national networks with the premiere of its upfront presentation event at New York City’s AMC Loews Lincoln Square movie theater on May 16, 2012. “The NCM network is one of America’s top rated networks on weekends as well as one of the top 15 national networks overall, so it makes perfect sense for us to participate in the TV upfront process,” said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with NCM Media Networks. “While NCM has always done a meaningful amount of our business upfront, we are officially becoming a part of the upfront season for the first time this year. This will allow advertisers to get a first look at the upcoming feature film slate and have speci... (more)

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