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A recent argument with folks whose intelligence I hold in high regard (like Tom, Brandon, Wei, Anil, etc.) got me thinking about the following question: What does it mean, as a vendor, to say that you support the Internet of Things (IoT) from an analytics perspective? I think the heart of that question really boils down to this: What are the differences between big data (which is analyzing large amounts of mostly human-generated data to support longer-duration use cases such as predictive maintenance, capacity planning, customer 360 and revenue protection) and IoT (which is aggregating and compressing massive amounts of low latency / low duration / high volume machine-generated data coming from a wide variety of sensors to support real-time use cases such as operational optimization, real-time ad bidding, fraud detection, and security breach detection)? I don’t beli... (more)

Free your mind and innovation will follow

70% of businesses say a focus on everyday IT tasks is holding them back - and just one in 10 use innovation to drive competitive advantage February 6th, 2014 - Executives are spending up to 85% of their IT budget just "keeping the lights on" - and say their businesses are being held back as a result. A new report by Automic, the world's most comprehensive platform in automating businesses, shows that executives believe strongly in the ability of technology to be transformative and a key driver towards innovation. Despite this, just 10% say they are using innovation to drive competitive advantage. While 85% of respondents believe that achieving technological transformation is critical to driving innovation in the next three years, 70% say they haven't taken advantage of new technology to run the business more efficiently. The same number say they're being held back ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 2, 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! ZDNet features a ten minute video of an interview with China’s Huawei Technologies’ CMO Shao Yang, discussing the next stage of wireless broadband networks, phablets, and Huawei's vision of the future of mobile devices.  Read Original Content Beijing NationSky Network Technology has entered into an agreement to provide ... (more)

Asia/Pacific Mobile Context Services and the Impact on Mobile Network Infrastructure

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Asia/Pacific Mobile Context Services and the Impact on Mobile Network Infrastructure Context-aware applications and services will become mainstream in the next five years, as major IT, content, and technology companies are actively developing context-aware enabling software and semiconductor technologies. Virtually every vertical -- form healthcare to telematics to insurance to education -- will find ways to exploit context awareness. "Just as relational databases became a de facto component in application design in the 1980s, so too will context awareness, as server, mobile device, and desktop application developers start to work with new toolkits and frameworks, transforming legacy applications into context-aware applications," says Bill Rojas, director of Telecom R... (more)

IDC Government Insights Releases Top 10 Worldwide Smart Cities Predictions for 2014

Today, IDC Government Insights hosted a Web conference titled, IDC Government Insights 2014 Predictions: Worldwide Smart Cities, highlighting market predictions for the year ahead. Featuring Smart Cities Strategies Director, Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, and IDC Government Insights analysts Alison Brooks and Mukesh Chulani, the session provided organizations and government agencies with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes on the horizon. The Predictions Web Conference Series is designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. An audio replay of today's Web conference will be available within 12 hours; to access the replay and receive a complimentary copy of the presentation, a please visit: http://bit.ly/IDCGI_WWSmartCities_Predictions2014. ClicktoTweet: IDC Government Insights R... (more)

NTT Announces "Edge-computing" Concept and "Edge-accelerated Webplatform" Prototype to Improve Response Time of Cloud Applications

TOKYO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT; TSE: 9432, NYSE: NTT) revealed on February 4 the "Edge-computing" concept which can reduce the cloud application response time by factor of 100 at most, and demonstrated its first research outcome, the "Edge-accelerated Web platform" prototype. The research and development effort leading up to the announcement has been carried out as a part of the company's strategic plan, "Accelerating Innovation and Collaboration for the Next Stage" (*1) , and is expected to open up a new era of applications for "Smart Life and Smart Work". (Image; figure 1: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201402037996/) Although cloud services and their use by devices such as smartphones have become quite the norm today, they are increasingly and inevitably facing the problems of poor scalability and slow res... (more)

Sierra Wireless Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW): Q4 highlights from continuing operations Record revenue of $118.6 million, up 5.7% compared to Q3, 2013 Adjusted EBITDA of $6.2 million, compared to $5.9 million in Q3, 2013 Non-GAAP earnings from operations of $2.6 million, compared to $2.4 million in Q3, 2013 Full year highlights from continuing operations Record revenue of $441.9 million, up 11.2% year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA of $18.7 million, up 47.9% year-over-year Non-GAAP earnings from operations of $5.0 million, compared to $0.9 million in 2012 Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today reported results for its fourth quarter and full year, ending December 31, 2013. All results are reported in U.S. dollars and are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), except as otherwise indicated below. “We achieved ... (more)

Securus Receives 2014 M2M Evolution Business Impact Award

CARY, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus, Inc., a leading provider of advanced mobile safety and security solutions, announced today that it has received a 2014 M2M Evolution Business Impact Awards from TMC and Crossfire Media which was announced at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, held January 29-31, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The Business Impact Awards program recognized a select group of companies and business leaders who have successfully leveraged M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) to solve a business issue, launch a new service or create revenue opportunities. CEO Tom Collopy accepted the award for Securus, which was one of only seven recipients selected from more than 50 nominees. "It is truly an honor to be recognized among this elite group of industry visionaries for our work in building M2M solutions that p... (more)

Mobile is the New Attendance Kiosk!

CHENNAI, India, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ramco HCM on Cloud now powered with GPS & NFC New solution aimed at catering to businesses with a globally distributed workforce, having multiple small office set-ups across locations, or with a need to track employee movements in highly secure work environments and so on... Smart attendance enables seamless and hassle-free integration and accounting of Time & Attendance data for processing payroll Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP, HCM and Aviation on Cloud, Tablets and Smart phones today announced that its comprehensive HR & Talent Management solution, Ramco HCM on Cloud (Human Capital Management) will now be available with GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (Near Field Communication) Support. With this new feature, Ramco HCM will offer its customers the option to re... (more)

DCN elige a OT para ofrecer una solución M2M mundial de administración remota de suscripciones

Oberthur Technologies (OT), líder mundial en soluciones de seguridad digital en el campo de los dispositivos móviles, anunció hoy que Device Cloud Networks (DCN) eligió su solución M-Connect para administrar en forma remota las suscripciones de conectividad móvil de los dispositivos de comunicación entre máquinas (M2M) dentro de su alianza de operadores de redes para dispositivos móviles, para beneficio de sus clientes fabricantes de equipos originales y empresariales. La solución M-Connect de OT fue diseñada para cargar de forma segura las suscripciones a dispositivos M2M de manera inalámbrica, no solo durante su primera activación, sino en cualquier momento de la vida útil del dispositivo. DCN planea integrar M-Connect a su amplia oferta de servicios M2M para administrar la conectividad global de dispositivos M2M, y resolver las necesidades de los fabricantes de ... (more)

Frost & Sullivan: Internet of Things and its Impact on Customer Interaction

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan recently hosted the 6th Annual Customer Interaction Malaysia Summit on the 13 March 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur. Customer Interaction and Experience have become the buzzwords in many industry sectors today, as companies seek to differentiate themselves and evolve from being product or service focused to being customer oriented. It is no longer sufficient to measure the customer service at the contact centre, but look at the total value chain of the customer perception from all key touch points, as well as different aspects of the customer lifecycle. This one-day summit aims to provide businesses with powerful tools to enhance their customer experience, differentiate themselves from competitors, and build roadmaps for implementing effective strategies. "Today's contact center... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...