|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.
Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
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Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure,...
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WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with WHOA.com, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services. Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to WHOA.com customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to WHOA.com enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
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In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud’s viability, security, etc. Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. Enterprises can and are moving away from a "one size fits all" cloud approach. The new competitive field has ...
Sep. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so the...
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Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
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The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
Sep. 1, 2015 01:00 PM EDT
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 258
Enterprises can achieve rigorous IT security as well as improved DevOps practices and Cloud economics by taking a new, cloud-native approach to application delivery. Because the attack surface for cloud applications is dramatically different than for highly controlled data centers, a disciplined and multi-layered approach that spans all of your processes, staff, vendors and technologies is required. This may sound expensive and time consuming to achieve as you plan how to move selected applicati...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Trel...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 249