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I write and speak often on the need to have a thoughtful Code Halo strategy in addition to your mobile and digital strategies. Code Halos is the term for the information that surrounds people, organizations, and devices. Many companies consider Code Halostrategies only for marketing, sales and customer service, but a well thought out Code Halo strategy for work done in the field like maintenance, repairs, asset management, construction and engineering is also important. Let me try to make the case here. There are many different objects and variables that can impact the performance of a mobile workforce, especially in the services industry. In my enterprise mobility workshops I call these things PIOs (performance impact objects), and PIVs (performance impact variables). Examples of PIOs: People Parts/Supplies/Materials Tools Job locations Equipment (and availability... (more)

Microsoft offers in 2014: Desktop as a Service(DaaS)

This article details the Microsoft roadmap of major updates taking place (some have already) in 2014. For details follow this link: http://rcpmag.com/articles/2011/02/01/the-2011-microsoft-product-roadmap.aspx Here is a screen shot of the updates that are planned from the above site. In the above you may read Windows "Threshold" as Windows 8.2 or Windows 9 (sometime in 2015). Among the anticipated events is the release of Azure Remote App, your desktop in the Azure cloud. It is called "Mohoro" for now . It is serving Desktop as a service. In essence it is the Remote Desktop idea bundle... (more)

Learn How to Build a Complete HTML5/PhoneGap App with the Appery.io in Atlanta

I will be in Atlanta July 16 showing how to build a complete HTML5/PhoneGap App with Appery.io. The event is sponsored by Atlanta HTML5 User Group and Atlanta Mobile Developers Group. Hope to see you there. What Learn how to build a complete mobile app with the Appery.io cloud platform. We will build the mobile app UI with HTML5/jQuery Mobile using visual drag and drop builder. Connect to backend services, and to 3rd party APIs. Use Apache Cordova (PhoneGap) for native device features, build/deploy the app. This is a live coding session where attendees will be able to test the app... (more)

Live Tutorial: Build a complete HTML5/PhoneGap mobile app with Appery.io Cloud Development Platform

What Join us for this Bootstrap Tutorial to learn about Appery.io Cloud Development Platform. Appery.io is the only cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services. In this live coding session you will learn how to build a complete mobile app with Appery.io. We will create the app UI, add a cloud database, push notifications, and use REST APIs. We will then package the app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone. When Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time Attend Register now ... (more)

Federal Contractor Supports Expansion, Talent Initiatives, Overall Business with Ultimate Software’s Unified HCM Solution

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that INNOVIM, LLC, a leading science systems engineering firm that provides a range of services to government organizations, is benefiting from unified human capital management (HCM), collaborative performance management, and responsive customer service since leveraging the UltiPro solution. Founded in 2003, INNOVIM is a satellite data company that uses high technology to create innovative big data and mobile computing solutions for organizations such as NASA and NOAA. Previ... (more)

Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.