The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most
interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run
across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects
market data and trends.
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Researchers at Gartner recently identified ten strategic trends—mobile and
apps behind two of them—that will define and potentially disrupt the
enterprise market over the next three years. These technology trends,
according to the market research firm, will require large investments and are
crucial to adopt, lest businesses gets left behind by competitors. Read
Strategy Analytics has released smartphone market share for 3Q 2013. Samsung,
Apple, Huawei, LG and Leno... (more)
Tsunamis of Change In the recent survey I conducted titled "State of
Enterprise Mobility 2013" I asked the question, "Does your company view
mobile solutions as tactical (LOB or process specific) or strategic (critical
to the success of the company)?" Over 220 participants answered the
question with 71.3% answering strategic, and 28.2% answering tactical.
However, when I filtered for just the answers from end-users (removing
analysts, consultants, software and mobility vendors), then 48% answered
tactical, and 52% answered strategic. There are still a lot of enterprises
that view enterprise mobility as merely a tactical solution.
What is the difference between strategic and tactical enterprise mobility?
I think it relates to the scale and transformational nature of your
implementations. For example, if your CPG (consumer packaged goods) company
had 27 food proc... (more)
To say that cloud security for cloud computing is gaining traction would be
the understatement of our era. Whether in public clouds, private clouds, or
hybrid scenarios – it seems like everyone is in the cloud. Healthcare
providers, eCommerce, disaster recovery services, data storage . . . the
types of cloud services available seem to cover every base. What would
Darwin think about his “Survival of the Fittest” evolving from animal
species to businesses who take advantage of the flexibility, elasticity, and
cost-effectiveness of cloud computing?
But, there are dangers in the cloud computing jungle and cloud security
measures must be put in place to eliminate and resolve them. According to
the Cloud Security Alliance, three types of threats have worsened between
2010 and today.
Data Breaches Data Loss Account or Service Traffic Hijacking
Let’s explore how proper ... (more)
New to Cloud-Based Performance Testing? Here's a Quick Language Lesson
by Dan Boutin
OK, go ahead… admit it. You listen to Sirius/XM Radio channels 8 and 9
only. You haven’t noticed who the president is since Bill Clinton left
office. If you haven’t had your mid-life crisis, you’re thinking about
having it soon. And you may still call your test tool Mercury LoadRunner,
refusing to acknowledge HP’s purchase of Mercury since it happened eight
You want to get with the times, but you can’t. Why? Because you don’t
speak the new language. And that language barrier is stopping you from
entering the new world order in performance testing: cloud-based performance
So, I’m here to help you feel young again with a language lesson. Today,
we’re going to translate your circa-1989 client/server tool terminology to
today’s web and mobile cloud-based performanc... (more)
Haiti Earthquake on Ulitzer
Ulitzer.com "new media" site launched today breaking news coverage on Haiti
Ulitzer breaking news topic publishing live news stories by all leading wire
agencies around the world including; Business Wire, PR Newswire, Marketwire,
PR.com, RealWire News Distribution, ACN Newswire, JCN Newswire, and other
Ulitzer bloggers Reuven Cohen, John Savageau, Salvatore Genovese, Carmen
Gonzalez, David Weinberger, and Ben Behrouzi are actively contributing to
relief news updates.
Ben Behrouzi, founder of DotNext and co-founder of Reply.com, a serial
entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area, initiated a relief campaign on
Ulitzer for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.
In his blog entry Behrouzi calls everyone to participate on an easy Red
Cross donation campaign.
"Haiti needs help from everyone and the Red Cross... (more)
The news started hitting California early Saturday morning with an SMS alarm
on my mobile phone – a major earthquake struck Chile, and there was a
potential of tsunami activity in California and Hawaii (as well as the rest
of the Pacific). First stop – CNN. The news source was right on the story,
with real time information flowing into the newsroom from, not on-scene
journalists, but through Twitter and Facebook updates.
Another SMS message hits the phone letting me know there was a Twitter list
at #hitsunami, and the discussion would include all the most current news
related to tsunami preparations in Hawaii. Also gave a link to a web page
that was broadcasting a live feed from KHON in Honolulu until the station
integrated their feed on the KHON home page.
Back to CNN, cell phone videos began pouring in from Santiago and Concepcion.
CNN began broadcasting directly ... (more)
Curiosity is the lifeblood of a citizen journalist
Lots of folks ask us, “What makes a good citizen journalist?”
The short answer is passion. But a good citizen journalist needs more than
just passion. Six proficiencies that a good citizen journalist needs to
Curiosity. Curiosity is the lifeblood of a good citizen journalist. It’s
what keeps the mind alert and the stories coming. The mother of a childhood
friend of mine once said, “All you boys do is go around turning over rocks
to see what’s beneath them.” She was talking about our insatiable
curiosity. A good citizen journalist always turns over rocks, opens closed
doors, peeks behind the curtains and wonders, “What is all the commotion
about?” Situational awareness. If you have this quality, it means that at
all times you are aware of what is happening around you. Lots of people
don’t pay any attent... (more)
By D. Bruce Johnston, President and CEO, DBJ Associates
Commerce on the Internet continues to skyrocket.
Chad Levitt, author of the “New Sales Economy Blog,” recently wrote a
post, “Sales Reps, Are You Ready for the Digital Universe?,” based on
information he gleaned from a recently released IDC report on predictions for
the year 2020.
Here are some of the major findings from the IDC report:
Between now and 2020, the amount of digital information created and
replicated in the world will grow to an almost inconceivable 35 trillion
gigabytes as all major forms of media – voice, TV, radio, print – will
complete the journey from analog to digital. Last year despite the global
recession, the Digital Universe, set a record. It grew by 62% to nearly
800,000 petabytes. A petabytes is a million gigabytes. Picture a stack of
DVDs reaching from the earth to the moon and back. ... (more)
Kevin's Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the
most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run
across each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and
add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers
such as market size, growth and trends in and around enterprise mobility.
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You may also find Kevin’s M2M News Weekly on the subjects of M2M
(machine-to-machine) and the mobile embedded device market of interest.
Microsoft discontinued its Kin cell phone effort just weeks after launching a
pair of Kin-branded gadgets with Verizon Wireless. "We have made the decision
to focus exclusively... (more)
In an event passing nearly un-noticed, with the potential impact of a virtual
asteroid slamming into the heart of Manhattan, the Internet Assigned Number
Authority (IANA) without fanfare, and without understanding by most of the
global Internet, allocated the final blocks of IPv4 (Internet Protocol
Version 4) addresses to regional Internet registries (RIRs) during the first
week of February.
While the “Internet” is not in danger of an imminent meltdown, the
message is clear, “get ready to adopt IPv6, the accepted successor to IPv4,
or accept the reality your business is on a countdown timer.”
Exhaustion of IPv4
Let’s consider a couple analogies to help visualize what IPv4 exhaustion
Fossil Fuels. We know there is a limit to the amount of oil and coal
available to our planet. Once the oil and coal are gone, those sources of
energy are also gone. We are n... (more)
Cloud News VMware made several cloud-related announcements this week at
VMworld, its annual user conference, including partnerships with global cloud
service providers, a Web site that aggregates information on cloud service
providers, simplified transfer of virtual machines from one data center to
another, a cloud-based site recovery manager tool and software to manage
databases in virtual environments. For more information, read this
InformationWeek article. This highly amusing video produced by Microsoft
portrays VMware’s technology as old-school. This article in The Register
describes VMware’s strategy for partnering with cloud service providers.
They claim to have more than 5,600 service providers in 62 countries
participating in their service provider program; many of them started out
simply hosting server images atop VMware hypervisors, though some are now