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Predictions can be enlightening as we round out the end of the year, and industry analysts covering the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have begun forecasting what to expect in 2017. In the ever changing digital business landscape, companies need to keep a pulse on the technology and regulatory environments to have direction on where to focus their efforts. Over the past few years, IIoT has taken on the shared title of industry 4.0, as new ways of connecting businesses and consumers impact systems infrastructures and technology integrations across many, if not all. business lines. In honor of reigning in 2017 as a strong year for the industrial internet, we have dedicated this week's round up to highlight some of the top IIoT analyst predictions in the coming year. Gartner Predictions: Surviving the Storm Winds of Digital Disruption By Daryl C. Plummer, Martin... (more)

The Evolution of #IoT with @Luxoft | @ThingsExpo #M2M #DigitalTransformation

"What is the next step in the evolution of IoT systems? The answer is data, information, which is a radical shift from assets, from things to input for decision making," stated Michael Minkevich, VP of Technology Services at Luxoft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with 20th [email protected] and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most pr... (more)

Opportunities and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the third in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to discuss the Opportunities that lie in front of companies that undertake an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. As part of making 'Mobility for the Masses', that I mentioned in my last article, the Information Worker (example here) has become a key mobile worker. The oppertunites to be gained here are... Ability to mobilize workflow Enabling transparency of business processes Zero latency of the above Agility of the worker with competitive data at their fingertips... anytime & anywhere Many critical processes are part of business process/workflow such as Purchase order requisition, HR requisition, Expense approvals, Intranet notifications, Timesheets, Tracking KPIs and CRM sales activity. If these ... (more)

Feature Checklist of Mobile Device Management Tools

Mobile Device Management (MDM) refers to the approaches or solutions used by companies to remotely manage their mobile devices (PDAs, Smartphones, Laptops, Netbooks). Variety of devices involved pose a big challenge for anyone who intends to implement a Mobile Device Management Solution. In fact, a single solution may never fully satisfy the all the requirements. Using hybrid solutions (multiple solutions from different vendors doing complimentary tasks) is a common approach that is used to solve the problem. Here is a checklist of features that a typical Mobile Device Management solution should have: * Remotely initiated Software Installation * Remotely initiated Software Un-installation * Device Inventory tracking (Including Firmware versions and information about various hardware components) * Software Inventory tracking (Including OS versions and versions of install... (more)

Is 2011 the Year of the Mobile Web?

With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011 be the year of the Mobile Web apps In this article, we outline the reasons why it will be and welcome your comments. Some initial terminology, We refer to apps on specific technologies like iPhone, Android, Blackberry as native apps and we call apps using web technologies as ‘Web apps’ (more on this below) By Mobile Web, we also include widgets – not just browsing. By Web technologies, we mean w3c technologies but more importantly for our discussion, there are a set of emerging web technologies on the horizon such as – CSS2.1, CSS3, SVG Filters, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, Native JSON, MathML, Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG), Cross-Site XMLHttpRequest, Microformats, Web Worker Threads (source Mozilla) Native ... (more)

Sybase Named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009

SYS-CON Events announced today that the largest enterprise software and services company Sybase was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009 East. Co-located with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, the Summit will take place on June 22, 2009 in New York City, at The Roosevelt Hotel. Register Now - Early Bird iPhone Plus Bootcamp iPhone Developer Summit - June New York City With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. In fact, many believe that the iPhone will be the most adopted enterprise device in 2009. But while developing for the iPhone and iPod touch is exciting, the amount of information and outstanding questions can be overwhelming at times. Can an iPhone to provide context to RESTFUL web services? How can the various view controllers bundled with the iPhone SDK best be leveraged... (more)

Sybase and Verizon Team up to Manage Mobility Solutions For Enterprises Worldwide

PowerBuilder Developer's Journal Today Sybase & Verizon announced they are teaming up to enable Verizon's multinational companies to effectively manage the deployment and ongoing support of their growing mobile workforces. Business requires that organizations connect partners, suppliers, manufacturers, remote offices and remote employees directly to their systems, applications and information so they can improve customer service, bring products or services to market quicker, make better decisions and increase their organizations’ overall productivity. “As enterprises today strive to incorporate mobility to stay competitive, increase productivity and meet employee demand, they are seeing significant manageability issues across the entire organization,” said Nancy Gofus, Senior Vice President – global business products, Verizon. “Managing multiple fixed and mobile o... (more)

Risks and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the fourth in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this penultimate article I've decided to raise the subject of Risks to be aware of before and during implementation of an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. It may seems an obvious thing to say, but the major risk at the moment, is NOT having a Enterprise Mobility Strategy. Basically, 'You Snooze, You Lose' ... as your competitors will be planning or implementing a strategy and will reap the rewards! Yes, as I said in the first of this series of articles, the economy is a factor that needs to be watched and yes it is daunting to invest, but there are significant rewards. Another major risk is to have a strategy that is set in stone and homogenous. Mobility is an exciting place, fast moving, also hard to predict and an Ente... (more)

Telepresence – The Face of the Cloud

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Yesterday I had the opportunity to pay a visit to a few vendors at the virtual VoiceCon event.  I enjoyed a chat with an Alcatel-Lucent representative, learned a bit about Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) platform, and viewed an IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony demo.  Virtual attendance at the event during the time that I joined was under 300 participants. Other companies participating included Siemens, Sprint, and Acme Packet. As you can imagine given the ongoing economic challenges, and the demand for green technologies, businesses are seeking all viable means to cut expenses, including travel, while still conducting their business face to face; and cloud computing coupled with converged communications provides a way to meet that need. I expect that the enterprise unified communications space will be fascinating to watch in 2... (more)

Why Apple’s iCloud Matters to Enterprise IT

There has been a great deal of press surrounding Apple's launch of iCloud and the impact of this new service on consumer markets. Very little attention, however, has been given to the impact that this new cloud computing service will have on enterprise IT. If recent history is any indication, this is a big mistake. The consumerization of IT over the last decade has demonstrated that consumer trends establish end-user expectations around IT service delivery, and given the rapid pace of cloud computing technology innovation the window between consumer trends and IT expectations is growing narrower every day. If this isn't enough to convince you, then consider this - Apple's iCloud represents the first real and significant challenge to Google's network-centric cloud computing model. The winner of this titanic struggle will shape consumer, and hence end user, attitudes ... (more)

Court Blows Up Googorola’s Patent Strategy

A German appeals court has blown up Google's attempt to unseat Apple by using Motorola Mobility's standards-essential patents. The decision calls into question the wisdom of Google's intended $12.5 billion merger with MMI. Patent follower Florian Mueller assumes the deal will still go through to "avoid a colossal embarrassment for its CEO and other decision-makers" but says the patent strategy behind the massive acquisition is now in tatters even before the acquisition could close. The Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court Monday barred MMI from enforcing a standards-essential patent injunction against Apple in Germany at least until Apple's appeal is heard, a process that could take a year or more. The preliminary decision indicates that the court believes Apple will ultimately win the appeal. Apparently Apple made repeated offers to license MMI's patents on fair, reas... (more)