|By Kevin Benedict||
|October 6, 2011 11:23 AM EDT||
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The world expected iPhone 5, but Apple chose to give something less. From a purely logistical perspective -- and for maximizing margins -- iPhone 4S is sheer brilliance. Read Original Content
What if they’d just called it the iPhone 5? The new iPhone is loaded with cool new features that the market was anticipating, with one exception: it’s not called the iPhone 5; it’s called the iPhone 4S. Read Original Content
GIA has announced the release of a comprehensive global report on the Smartphone Apps market. The world smartphone apps market is forecast to reach $101.2 billion by the year 2017. Read Original Content
Nokia plans to unveil its Windows phones this quarter, increasing the potential for a big holiday race among competing smartphone makers. Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, will announce more details about the launch at the company's annual trade show in London, on October 26, but hinted a phone would roll out by year's end. Read Original Content
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Many bloggers might have been disappointed that the new iPhone 4S doesn't include 4G wireless data or a display larger than 3.5 inches, but analysts believe Apple will increase its U.S. smartphone share with its recent iPhone introductions. According to Nielsen, Apple is tops in the smartphone market share at 28 percent. Read Original Content
Expect the number of mobile device exploits to double by year's end. That prediction comes from a new report released by IBM's X-Force research group, which examined attack trends for the first half of 2011. IBM found that the number of known mobile operating system vulnerabilities, which more than doubled from 2009 to 2010, seems set to increase only slightly from 2010 to 2011. Read Original Content
According to figures from Gartner, sales of smartphone devices soared in the second quarter of 2011, with Android and iOS fueling spectacular 74 percent year-on-year growth and sales exceeding more than 100 million units for the quarter. Read Original Content
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Android holds a 48.3 percent share of the UK smartphone market, followed by BlackBerry at 21.2 percent and Apple at 20.8 percent. Smartphones made up 68.8 percent of sales over the 12 weeks, meaning that 42 percent of people in Great Britain now own a smartphone. Read Original Content
U.S. mobile subscriber numbers increased to over 300 million early in 2011. Although penetration levels are reaching saturation, mobile data revenues increased by around 23 percent year-over-year to December 2010 and are expected to continue to grow at very high rates between 2010 and 2015. Read Original Content
Apple Inc., the world’s largest smartphone maker, is having trouble selling iPhones in India, a market with 602 million active subscribers. Nokia Oyj and Research In Motion Ltd. sell more devices in India, where smartphone shipments are forecast to grow almost 70 percent a year until 2015, helping mitigate their market-share losses in the U.S. and Europe. Read Original Content
Apple’s iOS once again dominated the mobile OS market share picture in September, according to new data from Net Applications. The enterprise application maker and web monitoring company found that iOS accounted for 54.65 percent of mobile market share, up from just over 53 percent in August. Read Original Content
Samsung said its flagship smartphone Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) has achieved a record 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks. Read Original Content
Android devices send around 16 percent of traffic to websites measured as a part of a survey by Net Applications. Still, it's Apple's iOS devices (tablets, iPod Touches, and smartphones) that take the cake, delivering 54.65 percent of Web traffic to the approximately 40,000 websites measured by Net Applications. Read Original Content
Threats to Android devices from malicious applications are increasing, according to security company Bitdefender. Since January 2011 Bitdefender says it had seen a 900 percent increase in Android malicious software 'families' or groups. Read Original Content
HTC Corp. expects this year to be the strongest ever for the shipment of its mobile phones and tablet computers, riding its long range of products and helped by a string of acquisitions the Taiwanese company made earlier in 2011. The company ranked fifth in global smartphone sales between April and June, accounting for a 10.2 percent market share, according to research firm Gartner. Read Original Content
Azumio's Instant Heart Rate, a biofeedback-based heart rate monitor app for iPhones and Android devices, hit the 10 million download mark this week –just a year after launch. The app measures the user's heart rate in only 10 seconds by using the smartphone's camera and flash to track color changes in the light that passes through the index finger as new blood is delivered with every heartbeat. Read Original Content
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, provided the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” used open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees learned where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructure. The...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Now has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Mar. 26, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 940
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
Mar. 26, 2017 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,677
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Mar. 26, 2017 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,817
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews ...
Mar. 26, 2017 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,142
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Mar. 26, 2017 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,869
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Mar. 26, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 699
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,679
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,091
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
Mar. 25, 2017 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,909
The financial services market is one of the most data-driven industries in the world, yet it’s bogged down by legacy CPU technologies that simply can’t keep up with the task of querying and visualizing billions of records. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jared Parker, Director of Financial Services at Kinetica, will discuss how the advent of advanced in-database analytics on the GPU makes it possible to run sophisticated data science workloads on the same database that is housing the rich inf...
Mar. 25, 2017 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,609
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Mar. 25, 2017 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,549
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Mar. 25, 2017 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,749
Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, represent...
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