|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.
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
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"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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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...
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Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2017 New York The 7th Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flo...
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"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, discussed how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights included anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides...
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Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
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"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
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"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
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Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
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When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
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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...
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