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As the fourth installment of HBO’s ever popular hit series, Game of Thrones, premiered this past Saturday, millions of viewers were frustrated to find out HBO Go crashed due to overwhelming demand. A discouraging sign for fans who wanted to watch the highly-anticipated premiere. TechC...
I have spent the last 14 years working on enterprise mobility projects, researching and writing about them. In the year 2000, mobility was used mostly in warehouses, grocery stores, utilities and in field service roles. We sold mobile development projects to businesses so they could ...
Siri wasn't just a phenomenal technological achievement. "She" also segued into the core of pop culture, serving as a guest star on hit shows like "The Big Bang Theory" and some even say serving as inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film "Her." However, it looks like she's about to ha...
I spent last week working with four brilliant technology analysts in Chicago. It was -40 degrees Fahrenheit with the windchill. Who would schedule a meeting in Chicago mid-winter? Even in the conference room it was cold, and we were all wearing coats and scarves! It made for a great ...
You might not know but last week was the 10 year birthday of Cabir, the first mobile malware. It spread through Bluetooth after infecting the Nokia Series 60 phones running Symbian. Also last week, Kindsight Security Labs (Alcatel-Lucent) released the results of a study (pdf) that foun...
Podcasts are the perfect way to learn from better people. Check out the best podcasts of 2013. Throughout the festive period you might have some time to sit back and enjoy some of your favorite podcasts. The Codeship Crew is big on listening to podcasts as they deliver constant learni...
If you're running a small business, it can sometimes seem that creating a website and handling online marketing consume an awful lot of your time. You may also be getting bombarded with emails warning that your SEO is inadequate, your security isn't up to scratch, or you'd be doing mu...
Businessweek reporter Sam Grobart contacted me couple of weeks back to talk about the significance of iBeacon. He is right, iBeacon's had a low profile so far. But I iBeacon's momentum is getting started and going to be exploded faster than anyone can imagine. He highlighted my quote o...
Every organization needs to consider innovation as part of their strategy. Bernard Golden recently wrote a book titled Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Dummies, which I had an opportunity to review. One intriguing segment of the book came from a section offering 10 reasons to use AWS and...
Operators, faced with declining revenues from traditional services, are questioning their fate. The reality is, they need to adopt changes, and fast. Big Data Analytics is being heralded by many as a way in which operators can overcome this downturn and address the true threat/opportun...
I wrote a guest post for GigaOm on iBeacons in which I detailed how Apple is going to embrace Internet of Things and dump NFC. I also detailed about significance of iBeacons in indoor location based services and in-store marketing. Google is betting on NFC, but Apple is moving forward ...
Mobile is now the first screen of influence for many marketers while adults are spending more time on mobile media than newspapers and magazines. Timeline of Mobile Marketing Middle ages - Town criers are used to spread messages 1876 - First telephone introduced by Alexander Graha...
This morning I was reviewing the preliminary results of my "State of Enterprise Mobility 2013" survey. Over 210 people have now completed it. Thank You!!!!! The results are very interesting and point to many changes in perceptions and preferences year-over-year. Stay tuned here for ...
Mobile technologies are having a massive impact on our economy, society and culture. Much is written both here and in many other places about these impacts and changes. In this article, however, I am going to share some personal ways mobile technologies are having a significant impac...
As I was working this morning I become annoyed that my Nike FuelBand kept rubbing against my MacBook Pro keyboard while I was typing. The Nike FuelBand is my first wearable (M2M or IoT) device. It is a bluetooth enabled sensor inside a wristband. The sensor has an accelerometer that...
Is your house vulnerable? Imagine coming home, disarming the alarm system, unlocking your doors and walking into a ransacked dwelling. There are no broken windows, no forced entry, no compromised doggie doors and really no indication that an intruder had entered. Welcome to your con...
Each of us are surrounded by our digital choices, preferences, activities, history and experiences that are captured as data and analyzed by the systems and websites we use. Why did Google, a company known for its search engine, develop a mobile operating system? They recognized the ...
No doubt that embracing the rise of BYOD represents the opportunity for the IT to change their role from service providers and technology partners to leaders and business strategist. However, by taking this initiative and working closely with all the company’s areas requires learning a...
With the fall/winter 2013 release of Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the console world is starting to buzz about the possibilities of Cloud gaming. Now, we have to admit, we normally use this space to blog about more VPS Cloud centric topics however, we, like you, are nerds, geeks and game...
Not the device’s but your behavior. Harvard Business School researchers wanted to determine if the type of device people use changes how they act around other people. Does device size affect assertiveness? Does interacting with a device of a certain size, affect how you behave after...
I had the good fortune to attend a session this morning atClickSoftware's ClickConnect Europe 2013 with Gartner's Research Director Dr. Richard M. Marshall. Here are some of the notes I took from the session: By 2017 Microsoft will sell as many mobile operating systems as Apple. Thi...
According to a ComputerWorld article citing a recent Gartner survey, about half the world’s companies will stop providing computing devices to employees and embrace some form of BYOD by 2017. They also noted that about 40% will offer a choice between employee owned or company issued w...
I was toying anyway with the idea of writing an article about BlackBerry. I just today read Electronista's exclusive about the US Department of Defense's iOS order. According to Electronista and their sources, the DOD is rumored to be purchasing around 210,000 iOS phones from Apple to ...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Timex has added the IRONMAN Run Trainer 2.0 t...
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. A study conducted by ...
Depends?!? Well, isn’t that the answer to a lot of things in this world? Often our answer depends on the context of the question. Sometimes the answer depends on who you ask since it may only be an opinion or a feeling. Sometimes the answer is based on a survey, which is a moment i...
Prototyper allows anyone, even with limited technical knowledge, to build a full prototype version of their app that can be tested and demoed without having to use provisioning, third-party installations, or the official app store environment. Converting existing mockups into functioni...
Akimbo offers a compelling approach unmatched in the payments and financial services sector by combining electronic money transfers with the Akimbo Visa®Prepaid Debit Card. Users can send funds instantly, and the recipient has immediate access everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, ...
Why are AT&T and Google paying for New Yorkers’ free Wi-Fi? A recent Amdocs survey into service provider Wi-Fi strategies provides a pointer. Announcing another free Wi-Fi service for a New York neighborhood recently, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made an interesting point: “Keep in min...
As the Formula 1 Grand Prix season opened this weekend in Australia, Vodafone announced that it would be ending its sponsorship of the McLaren racing team at the end of the year, leaving McLaren with an annual $75 million hole in its budget for 2014 and onwards. But not for long, it se...
Learn how to Install and Configure Parallels 8 on a Mac for use in Windows 8 and Windows Phone Development. You'll need the following to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 on your Mac: Parallels Desktop. To download a trial version...
In October, 2012 Gartner predicted that: “…by Year-End 2014, three of the top five mobile handset vendors will be Chinese…” I did not really believe it! But, it turns out that if you go by the study released by Canalys, it has already happened. However, an IDC study released recent...
We’ve had rapid prototyping technology for a while, but this year we’re going to see a lot more 3D printers designed for the consumer market. Many of these models are small enough to use right on your own desk. Why does this matter? Because if they can continue to make the technology m...
If you are still asking the question should I build a mobile website or create an installable application for mobile… …then you are asking the wrong question! The Mobile Web vs. Mobile App debate is finally over. It is no longer a question of either…or. Making your website mobile fr...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was all about connected living with concrete examples of how an “Internet of Things” can transform our homes. Despite promises of a “smarter home” as far back as the 1933 World’s Fair, we’re finally seeing an inflection point in its evolutio...
A few weeks ago, I swapped out my Nexus 7 for an iPad Mini. I forced myself to grab the iPad Mini at every turn, and I have to say I am overwhelmingly disappointed. While it was fun to check out Infinity Blade and other similar titles, I found more and more that it is a crippled device...
The economist, philosopher and theorist of markets Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) wrote, "The knowledge of the particular circumstances of time and place - To know of and put to use a machine not fully employed, or somebody's skill which could be better utilized, or to be aware of a surpl...
How does one measure the value of mobilizing and socializing an enterprise? In the book Social Business by Design: Transformative Social Media Strategies, written by Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim, they report that in 2010, McKinsey and Company published survey results of companies eng...
Across the globe, during the holiday season, more people purchased a new media tablet or smartphone equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity for broadband internet access. Some will want to use these powerful mobile devices at work -- in addition to using them at home or while on the go. Acco...
If Homer only knew back in 1994 that smartphone mobile apps would someday start to creep into precious TV viewing time, he probably would have written, ‘No Smartphone and No Specialty Beer Make Homer Go Crazy,’ in the Simpson’s classic Treehouse of Horror V. It’s no surprise that time...