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Microsoft and Nokia, which abandoned or rejected other operating systems for Microsoft’s Windows Phone smartphone system a couple of years ago, reportedly got a pretty good way down the road in their recent discussions about Microsoft buying its handset business before the talks fatall...
The success of companies today is less dependent on their physical assets, and more dependent on their ability to competitively utilize data. Just think of companies like Kodak, Borders, Blockbuster, etc., that had great physical assets but could not effectively make the transition in...
In an article I published earlier this week, Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility, I provided an overview of the concept of Code Halo™. The idea is that nearly all organizations, brands, products and people are surrounded by a halo of data. Companies that recogn...
Organizational structures become obsolete just like the technology that they manage. Management structures must be reviewed and replaced just like systems, software and technology – especially in mission-critical applications. In the last decade or so, more organizations have declared...
External communication methodology has evolved vastly in the last century, especially during the last two decades. We have witnessed the evolution in communication methodology with every new step the internet revolution has taken forward. So, we have moved from sending letters to phone...
There are only two certainties in life – death and taxes, said Benjamin Franklin. What the theorist and founding father clearly meant was: There are only three certainties in life – death and taxes and information security changeability. In the constantly changing dynamic world of ma...
Back in the good old 1990s we were actually concerned with software application performance factors such as processing power clock speed along with system memory and storage. While memory is still an important determining factor, the questions of microprocessor megahertz and total syst...
As I started to read this book my plan was to skim through the first 6 chapters and then really dig in starting with chapter 7 App Design. I figured with a year of iOS programming under my belt the first few chapters would just be regurgitating a bunch of stuff I already knew. To some...
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, has announced the latest evolution of Telerik DevCraft, the ultimate toolset for professional .NET developers. With this release, Telerik sets the standard for .NET m...
I am currently involved in helping nail down mobile application management and native application development plan which is part of a larger mobile strategy, so this book arrived at the perfect time. There is a lot of hype about how difficult building and deploying native applications...
Telecommuting at one time meant little more than working from one's kitchen table, saving files onto a floppy disk, and possibly sending them into the office via dial-up modem. There was no videoconference, no softphones to move your office extension to wherever you were sitting at the...
Cloudant has announced an Accelerator Program to help young companies on a start-up budget go to market on its highly scalable, always-on NoSQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). The goal of the sales program is to make it more affordable for start-ups to launch their businesses on a dat...
Google is reportedly hot to mate with Waze, an Israeli map merchant that’s got a mobile satellite navigation application that renders real-time traffic. The two are in talks that could flounder at any point according to Reuters. But the first talks to hit the rocky shoals were report...
Foxconn is losing its Apple monopoly. Apple has signed up $7.4 billion-a-year Pegatron to build the low-cost iPhone it’s expected to bring to market later this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pegatron, which started making iPad minis last year and made some iPhones the ...
For many organizations, cloud computing has become an integral part of their everyday business. Many companies are relying on cloud applications for fundamental operations such as CRM and email and are looking to increase utilization of the cloud for other functions. For others, adopti...
IDC has once again looked into its crystal ball and sees worldwide PC sales dropping by 7.8% this year as compared to last and figures next year they’ll drop another 1.2% compared to this year, brutal news for the likes of PC and Dell. The researcher, which previously said PCs would ...
On May 22, Ethernet – Robert Metcalfe’s ingenious invention –celebrated its 40th anniversary. As the global tech community celebrates this milestone for one of the world’s most transformative technologies, we take a look at its evolution from a printer-to-printer communication system a...
By the end of 2013, 1.4 billion smartphones will be in use by consumers from around the world. Around 2015, Gartner predicts that more tablets will be sold than PCs worldwide and in 2017 1.75 tablets will be sold for every PC. The growth of smartphones is not only in the Western world....
Ariba Vice President Chris Haydon explains the company's latest news and offers insights into how Ariba will be broadening its services procurement management value, mobile push, and AribaPay rollout. We have some really exciting innovation coming in the near-term to Ariba in a couple...
Looking to hang with the cool kids, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, swearing “not to screw it up,” is buying Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, a big chunk of her $5.4 billion pocketbook since it’s “substantially all” in cash. The New York-based acquisition will remain a separate business with...
Amazon has bought Samsung’s mobile display operation Liquavista NV in Holland on undisclosed terms. Bloomberg previously said Samsung was looking for less than $100 million for the place. It’s believed to be for Amazon’s e-readers but it is also reportedly developing a couple of smartp...
Yesterday at SAPPHIRE 2013 the SAP mobility team announced a new SAP Afaria in the Cloud edition that will be available for approximately $1.12 per month per device (read press release). Some vendors charge by user, rather than by device, but SAP says they want to know exactly how man...
There’s an inherent sense of almost forced innovation that appears to pervade the information technology industry. As we constantly push forward into perpetual cycles of reinvention, continual enhancement and augmentation after augmentation, one almost has to stop and ask what’s wrong ...
The last few years in IT have seen us move from a proactive to a reactive environment. For decades, the boundaries in communication technology were pushed by government, military and business needs. As technology improved and costs dropped, innovations were gradually adapted for the co...
The key drivers behind the Cloud Revolution are faster delivery of IT solutions, access to ‘unlimited’ on-demand capacity, and lower operating costs. Still, many struggle with the variables behind the Cloud, including data management, portability, and public, private, hybrid, and virtu...
Microsoft wants to buy Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble’s digital and college books joint venture, for a billion dollars according to TechCrunch, which says it’s got internal documents to prove it. With Windows 8 in mind Microsoft bought 16.8% of the operation last year for $300 mi...
This morning Cognizant, the company where I work as an analyst, reported their earnings. In the earnings call Cognizant CEO Francisco D'Souza stated, "This year we expect to deliver about $500 million in SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) related services." That is a significant...
Every young software business is different. Yet regardless of niche, competitive pressures or economic conditions, all startups face the same key issues. It’s possible to survive those hectic, early years as a bootstrapped business – even thrive during them. All you need is… 1) An ide...
This week I read an interesting article titled, Mobile Phone Data Redraws Bus Routes in Africa. Seems the MNO (mobile network operator) Orange released 2.5 billion phone records (anonymised data) from 5 million phones for an exercise on how Big Data could be used to improve lives. Th...
I teach a lot of SMAC strategies workshops (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) around the world. Conducting these involves a lot of travel. I have been pondering these last few days just how much my travel experience has changed over the past decade. I could continue. I research ...
A year after opening a formal investigation into how Motorola Mobility enforces its patents, the antitrust arm of the European Commission has sent the company an SO or statement of objections saying it’s misusing the standard-essential patents (SEPs) it’s got on mobile phones. The mis...
Apple shipped 19.5 million iPads (classic and mini), up 65.3%, and it now has roughly 40% of the tablet business. Its numbers have been trending down and are expected to continue to decline. Samsung was second up nearly 18% after shipping 8.8 million units. Asus was third with 2.7 ...
Apple has started borrowing money to underwrite the three-year $60 billion share buy-back program it promised stockholders last week. The company is also going to pay out $55 billion in dividends through 2015. It’s issued floating-rate notes maturing in 2016 and 2018 and fixed-rate ...
A long time ago, before gray hairs appeared on my head, I was an IT manager. My title was B2B E-Commerce Manager for a computer manufacturer. I remember sitting in long meetings discussing how successful Dell Computer was with their just in time manufacturing and just in time supply ...
Verizon Wireless is going into the cloud storage business for tablets and smartphones up against the likes of Dropbox. It ultimately expects to let customers transfer information between operating systems. The Verizon Cloud will roll out the service soon, starting with Android and ...
I have Google's Blogger app on my iPhone and iPad mini. I can write articles for publication from anywhere with an Internet connection, but are they read, are they shared? That is our subject for today. One of the biggest growth areas involving mobility is mobile marketing. If your...
Every business wants to protect its confidential financial information. But for an organization like ours, financial information is our entire business. Over the course of a year, Broadridge handles millions of trades worth trillions of dollars, so it’s easy to see how security must be...
There suddenly seems to be a run on API management start-ups. First Intel acquired Mashery. Then CA bought Level 7. Now six-year-old 3scale of Barcelona and San Francisco has gotten $4.2 million in funding from Javelin Venture Partners and Costanoa Venture Capital. The round is meant...
A panel of the six commissioners at the International Trace Commission Monday tossed out a Motorola claim that Apple’s iPhone 4 was in patent violation, foiling its attempt to get the widget banned in America. Motorola and its parent Google can appeal to the Federal Circuit and Googl...
Don’t expect Google Glass to be out anytime soon. Google’s globe-trotting chairman Eric Schmidt told the BBC that “It’s fair to say that thousands of these will be in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback we will make some product changes, and it’s ...