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"I finally registered for #CloudExpo," tweeted Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) Monday. "It's now official," he added, "everyone on the planet is going to be there." Baylor was just one of thousands of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connect with other like-minded Cloud & Big Data experts and compare notes as they prepare to attend The Largest Cloud Computing Event in the World...10th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York. Cloud Expo New York currently has a billboard in, where else, New York's Times Square! Here are just some of the past few days' tweets hashtagged #CloudExpo, including Baylor's: After a violent shove off the fence, I finally registered for #CloudExpo. It's now official, everyone on the planet is going to be there. — Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) June 5, 2012 Who else is going to Cloud Expo in New York? Sounds like it is going to be ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly - Week of February 16, 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! According to Deloitte’s Global Technology Media and Telecommunications predictions report, more than 20 percent of Australian adults will own a wearable electronic device by August of 2014.  Deloitte Australia's Stuart Johnston states “In our region we expect phablets to out-ship tablets and TVs into Asia this year give... (more)

Chrome Netbook OS; Tablet PCs; LBS; Open Source

2010 will undoubtedly be a year of technology innovation. In 2009, Twitter revolutionized the way we get news, it brought us closer to those who were a part of the news, almost making traditional media irrelevant. I don’t know who (or what) will be the Twitter of 2010, but below are a few predictions for the coming year. Google’s Chrome Netbook OS will be a hit. Their OS will mostly be dependent on a Google Account. A Google Account opens up their full Google Apps suite, which includes email, calendar, word processing, and MS Office like functions. Google’s renditions of their current OS have been well received by the “blogosphere” especially it’s ability to fit on a 1GB flash drive. An OS that small is perfect for Netbooks and tablet PCs. The smaller footprint also gives the user more capabilities. A key part of the Chrome OS will be the Chrome brower (my browser ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 9, 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! With support from the Indian government, a new mobile phone early warning system will be launched in India in April to alert millions of people to potential disasters such as tsunamis and typhoons.  The system has the ability to send immediate SMS messages to all mobile phones in a designated locality, providing precise... (more)

WiFi vs. Femtocell

Recently, in a comment to another post, Mike Demler asked about what benefit a femtocell would provide vs. VoIP via WiFi.   This is a long standing debate, and I thought I'd chime in.  Please comment! Generally, comparing WiFi and 3G is really comparing apples and oranges.  WiFi throughput is about 100x bigger with current technology.  3G is optimized for battery life and QoS.  Both are here to stay and Cisco is smart to sell both! Nothing should prevent people from using VoIP or VoIP-over-WiFi (VoWLAN) at home.  Skype is a good thing.  Services like this will be very hard for large SPs to compete with on cost.  Especially on international calls or PC-to-PC calls.  In fact, Mobile SPs started to allow VoWLAN even from their phones, e.g. Skype on iPhone in WiFi mode only.  But remember people with iPhones are not mass market!  Not yet, anyway. When talking about *mo... (more)

Latest and Greatest Android News Due Today at Google I/O

I have been an Android user for my mobile phone for over two years now and using their tablets almost as frequently. I started with the HTC EVO 4G, and have possessed more than ten (no seriously) Android tablets, phones and devices since then. I can (and do) root everything I own, installing custom ROMs and using root only applications to keep my devices synced and ensure continuity of user experience. However, I am no longer just going to wait on developers to ensure this service, I will hereforth abstain from non-Google Experience devices. As Google I/O kicks off today, and they likely unveil their first Nexus Tablet (which at $200, we all know I’ll buy), pay attention to discussions of “Jelly Bean ETA” and how Google plans to ensure non-fragmentation. There are so many forms of Google’s Android OS that it would be silly to list them – but when only seven percent... (more)

iPhone 5, un « non-événement »

  L’après 12 septembre ! Le monde de l’informatique c’est arrêté de tourner le 12 septembre 2012 entre 19h et 21h (heures de France) ; Tim Cook, le nouveau patron d’Apple, présentait quelques nouveaux produits et services, mais la vedette du spectacle était l’iPhone 5. Cet événement majeur avait même obligé le tandem Nokia-Microsoft à avancer l’annonce de leur nouvelle vedette, le Lumia 920, dans la semaine qui précédait, quitte à ne pouvoir donner aucune précision sur des informations secondaires telles que le prix, la date de disponibilité et les opérateurs qui allaient le commercialiser. J’ai laissé passer quelques jours après cette annonce, pour que les caractéristiques de base de l’iPhone 5 soient mieux connues ; je vous propose maintenant une vision objective, calme et stratégique de ce nouveau smartphone.  Avant d’aller plus loin, je vous laisse regarder c... (more)

Will the Concept of Next Generation of Service Composition Networks Revolutionize Telco Market? (Disponible en Español)

NGSON: An Interesting Standardization Effort When user generated content began to populate the Internet, and to generate the revolution of content related services, researches understood that user generated services could be the next step to continue such service evolution. Over the last decade standardization efforts have emerge to provide answers and architectural models; efforts like TMF SDF, OMA OSE, ATIS SON, ITU NGN SIDE, OPUCE, SOA and SPICE, can be considered as the more relevant. Recently the IEEE WG P1903 was created to develop the concept of NGSON (Next Generation of Service Overlay Networks), a previous concept, SON (Service Overlay Network), was formulated with the intention to integrate service aware1 technologies created by SOA and delivered over multiple networks using SDP, but the concept lacked some critical features like continuity of the servic... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 31, 2013

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 Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly A study conducted by GlobalWebIndex reveals China is the country with the world’s highest mobile purchase penetration rate. Fifty-five percent of Internet users in the country made a purchase via mobile device in the fourth quarter of 2012.  South Korea comes in second with 37 percent.  Read Original Content According to managed consulting firm Condition Zebra, Malaysia has los... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of April 7, 2013

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 Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly India's mobile phone market is expected to reach 251 million units in 2013, but Mozilla’s new mobile operating system may not launch in the country until 2014 or later.  Read Original Content The Chinese versions of the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 devices will be customized with local apps and the Nokia Lumia 720T will include a mobile TV technology feature from China Mobile.  The ... (more)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of May 5, 2013

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 Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Many leading e-retailers recognize the opportunity in mobile commerce, and that is reflected in a more than doubling of the number of Top 500 retailers with mobile sites or apps in the 2013 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. Read Original Content According to BI Intelligence, demographics are... (more)