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Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly According to Millennial Media’s Mobile Mix Report for 2012, Apple’s iPhone was the top mobile phone on its platform in Singapore, and Samsung was the top device manufacturer in the country.  Read Original Content The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has teamed up with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research to help public sec... (more)

Authentication Providers Broaden Options for Customers

Cloud Computing Journal RSA and VeriSign, Inc. are working together to provide organizations with the mutual benefit of an expanded VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service through the availability of RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology for more choice in one-time password (OTP) authentication. VIP is a managed, shared authentication solution that provides its users with a single one-time password (OTP) authentication device to securely access multiple Web sites. Organizations in search of strong authentication solutions will benefit from being able to use VIP in combination with RSA SecurID hardware tokens. RSA and VeriSign, both of whom were recently rated Best-in-Class for Multi-Channel Authentication Technology by Javelin Strategy & Research(1), are teaming up to address the market segment for managed, shared authentication servi... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead: PaaS Carefully

We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way (see: Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud). Harris claims customers have a preference for on premise (private cloud) solutions, though a McKinsey survey mentioned in the article indicates CIOs will take a “balanced” approach (read: Hybrid Cloud). Besides, acquiring on-premise IT business won’t get easier in the Federal government space with its shift to a Cloud First Policy, nor in State government (see Time For State And Local Govs To Head To The Cloud). Is the Cloud chasm too wide for legacy players (like Harris) to cross? Everyone in the industry is positioning for the game of the century as a result of the disruptive Cloud forces. As I wri... (more)

SAP Enterprise Mobility and the Gathering M2M Storm

As regular readers of this blog already know, I have been championing the convergence of enterprise mobility and M2M (machine to machine) for several years now.  Why?  M2M is mostly data collected in the field and wirelessly sent and integrated with back-end systems and ERPs.  That kind of sounds like enterprise mobility, right? As a manager, data collected from the field has value.  It can impact scheduling, resource allocation, planning, work dispatch and much more.  In today's world of M2M or "The Internet of Things" equipment, products and other assets can have embedded wireless chips connected to sensors reporting their status from just about anywhere. When machines report their own status, or measurements without humans in the loop, there are big savings. Today I read about Axeda and Globalsoft working together to integrate M2M solutions with SAP.  Very interes... (more)

The Multi-Domain Registry/Repository

Frank Kenney from Gartner coined the term "Multi-Domain Registry/Repository", or MDRR, in a tweet recently. What is an MDRR and why is it important? To understand, think of a registry/repository traditionally seen as part of a SOA architecture. It is supposed to include addresses of the services available in the SOA, plus metadata about the services, such as their policies. Now think about how organizations are starting to rely on Cloud-based services, such as Amazon S3 (storage) and Force.com (sales force automation). These services are not on-premises SOA service, so they are not in the SOA registry/repository. But the organization relies on these services! This means that the registry/repository does not contain a full compliment of the services which are used by an organization. But wait, you may say, a SOA registry/repository is intended to manage and control ser... (more)

What Are the Cloud Computing Challenges and Risks?

Perhaps by now, after you have read the: - Cloud Computing, in Plain English, to IT Directors, VP's, CIO's and CEO's - Why Should IT Directors, VP's, CIO's and CEO's Care About Cloud Computing? - Cloud Equals SaaS, Grid, Utility Computing, Hosting...? - What Exactly is Cloud Computing? - Why Large Public and Private Sector Organizations (not just SMB's) Are Seriously Considering Cloud Computing? you may be asking the following questions, among many others: • Where is my data? • How does my data securely enter and exit the cloud? • How is my data protected in transit? • Who has access to my data? • Who is accountable if something goes wrong? • What’s the disaster recovery plan, including response to a pandemic? • How to comply with Export and Privacy laws? • Will my data disappear when my online storage site shuts down? • What happens if my cloud provider disappears? • How is the envi... (more)

Google to Make Cash Offer to Acquire Global IP Solutions

Google and Global IP Solutions (GIPS) Holding AB on Tuesday announced that they have entered into a transaction agreement under which Google Acquisition Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, will make a recommended voluntary public cash offer to acquire all the issued and to be issued shares of GIPS for NOK 13.0 (USD 2.12) in cash per share, or an aggregate price of approximately NOK 421 million (USD 68.2 million) based on the currently issued and outstanding share capital of GIPS. “The Web is evolving quickly as a development platform, and real-time video and audio communication over the Internet are becoming important new tools for users,” said Rian Liebenberg, Engineering Director at Google. “GIPS’s technology provides high quality, real-time audio and video over an IP network, and we’re looking forward to working with the GIPS team at Google to co... (more)

NaviSite Introduces Cloud-Based Desktop-as-a-Service

"Cloud is changing the way enterprises view the corporate desktop," said  Denis Martin, Executive Vice President and CTO at NaviSite introduced an enterprise-class, cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Services (DaaS) offering that enables IT organizations to deliver virtual desktop services to local and remote users from the cloud. "DaaS leverages the scale, simplicity and economics of the NaviCloud to deploy desktops across the enterprise," Martin continued, adding: "Enterprises can now rapidly provision a secure virtual desktop for users that can be accessed on any device, anywhere without the upfront costs and complexity of traditional desktops while adhering to corporate security and compliance policies. Additionally, most companies rarely have a disaster recovery plan for data maintained on traditional desktop solutions, but cloud-based DaaS offers centralised, built-in bu... (more)

Creating a Private PaaS on Any Cloud

"We decided in January 2012 to create Appsembler," said Appsembler CEO Nate Aune as it was announced that his company has integrated ActiveState's Stackato application platform technology into its namesake hosted-service offering for Web applications in the cloud. "With Stackato, we're ready to launch in March," Aune continued. "That's three months from concept to productization. Out of the box with Stackato, we were able to immediately offer one-click deployment environments for Django, Pylons, Pyramid, Bottle, Flask, and other Python frameworks." Stackato - now generally available - is an application platform for creating a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud.  Appsembler describes itself as "the fastest way to sell hosted web apps." The offering helps developers sell web applications as a hosted on-demand service wit... (more)

Announcing the Cloud Maturity Model for RFPs

Following a number of months of work with a team effort of industry experts and requirements from key user groups like government agencies here in Canada,  version 1.00 of our Cloud Maturity Model for RFPs is now complete and available for purchase. Many businesses are at the point they believe the Cloud does indeed offer them considerable ROI potential but are finding that the supplier landscape and multitude of industry terminology is confusing and daunting. This means it will slow their procurement and so both customers and suppliers lose out. English: Characteristics of the Maturity levels (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So our Cloud RFP model offers over 50 questions with a simple but powerful three-tier assessment criteria to enable buyers to quantify and differentiate Cloud provider offerings across a spectrum of best practices most important to the business benefi... (more)

M2M News Weekly – Week of November 25, 2012

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Compass Intelligence, a global consulting and market analytics firm, released its latest forecast of the M2M market today. The cellular M2M market will reach 33.3 million connections in the U.S. in 2012 and grow to 114.7 million connections by 2016 with an annual growth rate of over 36 perc... (more)