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This morning I was able to catch up with SAP Mentor Bryan Whitmarsh for an interview.  I conducted a video interview with Bryan last year at Sapphire which you can watch here.  Bryan works for Sybase's product management team and reports to Tony Kueh, who I interviewed last week.  Bryan lives in Boise, Idaho (also my fair city), which he has called home since 1992, when he moved here from the Seattle area. Note: These are not Bryan's exact words, rather my notes from our interview. Kevin:  What is your role and area of responsibility at Sybase? Bryan: My title is Mobility Product Management.  Last year I was focused on mobile email, but this year I am working with the platform team on SUP (Sybase Unwired Platform).  It is my job to interpret the market, meet with customers, communicate the road map, both internally and externally, define product requirements and help ma... (more)

Rackspace Study Finds the Future of the Cloud is Hybrid

A new study commissioned by Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013 Platinum Plus sponsor Rackspace Hosting suggests that while the public cloud remains important to IT decision-makers at UK and US enterprises involved in the research, the limitations of using this type of platform as a one-size-fits-all solution are becoming more apparent. According to the survey, these limitations are leading many respondents to turn to a hybrid cloud infrastructure (i.e. public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers working together in any combination) for certain applications or workloads. The future is hybrid The Rackspace study, conducted by independent technology market research specialist Vanson Bourne, investigated the use of different types of clouds – public, private and hybrid – along with dedicated servers by UK and US enterprises*. The study found that 60 percent of respond... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 13, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link -  I will be compiling the results and writing the report in the month of... (more)

Gartner Names Enomaly Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009

I am honored to announce that Gartner has included Enomaly in their "Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009*". This report outlines cloud-based system and application infrastructure services that they say are emerging as a foundation on which to build and run cloud-based applications. In the report Gartner reviews a collection of small and innovative vendors providing these services. I'd like to thank Daryl C. Plummer and the rest of the infrastructure team at Gartner for including us. To access the report, you’ll have to talk to Gartner first. It is available here. - *Cool Vendor Disclaimer About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Ga... (more)

Online Data Compression Positively Impacting Storage Infrastructure Design According to Leading Industry Analyst Firm

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Storwize Inc., the market leader in online data reduction solutions, was included as a sample vendor in the "Hype Cycle for Storage Hardware Technologies, 2009"(1) by Gartner, Inc. analysts. The Hype Cycle evaluates emerging storage hardware technologies and helps users decide where and when to invest. Storwize solutions are deployed at hundreds of customer locations worldwide, enabling organizations to achieve significant and immediate ROI by dramatically reducing their cost of storage and associated infrastructure footprint, power, cooling and administrative costs. (Logo: According to the report; "Despite the economic slowdown and frozen or declining 2009 IT budgets, data proliferation continues." "Investments in advanced, more-efficient storage technologies n... (more)

DataMotion Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant of 2009 Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 09/24/09 -- DataMotion, a privately held company specializing in secure business exchange solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the newly released Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer" report published on September 18th, 2009. The Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer (MFT), written by L. Frank Kenney states, "Companies should consider managed file transfer (MFT) suite vendors that meet short-term tactical and long-term strategic needs. It's all too easy to react too quickly and procure and deploy technology that supports only one protocol or security standard. It's much more prudent to deploy a product that can be easily expanded and upgraded to handle multiple protocols and multiple standards in a governed way that is fully auditable." DataMotion FileTransfer enables ... (more)

Sybase Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in 2009 MEAP Magic Quadrant

Sybase today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms (MEAP) report, authored by William Clark and Michael King (December 2009). “We believe that more than 95% of organizations will be choosing MEAP or packaged mobile application vendors as their primary mobile development platforms through 2012,” states the Gartner report. “From 2010 through 2013, the number of enterprises choosing multichannel MEAP vendors will rise 10% annually.” “Sybase is in the best position to support the movement away from siloed mobile applications to the mass adoption of mobility across the entire enterprise. With the growing number of end users and device types to the demand for real time access to information, our enterprise mobility platform is unrivaled in the industry,” said Gary Kovacs,... (more)

Bluetooth SIG Crowns Creative Inspire S2 Wireless Speakers Winner of 5th Annual Best of CES Awards

From the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Inc. (SIG) announced Creative and apt-X Creative Inspire S2 Wireless Speakers as the winner of its 5th Annual Best of CES 2010 Awards, an event held during CES to highlight the innovative and user friendly Bluetooth enabled products that will be making their mark on the consumer electronics industry in the coming year. “As the industry prepares for a groundbreaking year in wireless technology, certain products stand above all others as outstanding Bluetooth enabled devices, bringing together functionality, innovative design, and a positive user-friendly experience,” said Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “The Creative Inspire S2 Wireless Speakers, the winner of the 5th annual awards program, exemplifies all these characteristic... (more)

Sybase in Leaders Quadrant in 2011 Mobile Device Management Software

Sybase, Inc., an SAP company, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software report, authored by Phillip Redman, John Girard and Leif-Olof Wallin (April 2011) The Gartner report points out that,”by 3Q10, there were more than 30 global smartphone vendors and more than 10 mobile operating-system platforms, although the top four (Apple, Android, RIM and Symbian) control 89% of the total market. Most adopting companies that had previously standardized on a mobile platform (for example, BlackBerry in North America and Symbian in Western Europe ) now need to support multiple operating systems, and Apple and Android have become more popular. However, most organizations don't have anyone responsible for managing mobile devices.” “Today's Mobile Device Management has become much more complex and ... (more)

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company Present the Critically Acclaimed Film THE IRON LADY -- Starring Two-Time Oscar(R) Winner Meryl Streep -- On Blu-ray(TM) and DVD

BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/12 -- Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of THE IRON LADY, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (SOPHIE'S CHOICE, KRAMER VS. KRAMER) as former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher. Considered by many to be the greatest living film actress, Streep has received an astonishing 17 Oscar® nominations over the course of her career, including a 2012 Oscar® nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Thatcher in THE IRON LADY. Streep won a 2012 Golden Globe® award for this role, and received a 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination as well. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (MAMMA MIA!) from a screenplay by Abi Morgan (SHAME), THE IRON LADY heads to retail on April 10, 2012 for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-... (more)

John Spencer Ellis Website Offers 7 Tips for Improving Fitness and Personal Training Websites in Just 10 Minutes

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, February 14, 2012 --( Seven is the first magic number when it comes to improving, enhancing and upgrading a fitness, personal training or coaching website. The second magic number is even better: Each of these enhancements can be made in 10 minutes or less and they can make an immediate impact on a personal training or coaching business. Guest blogger Scott Bolinger, co-owner of Press Coders, creators of the FitPro Fitness WordPress Theme, offers his top seven tips for enhancing a fitness website on John Spencer Ellis’ fitness blog; Ellis is founder of John Spencer Ellis Enterprises, a fitness and personal development solutions company. “Everyone wants more traffic to their fitness and coaching website and more sales,” Bolinger said. “There’s a million different things you can do to achieve this, but sometimes it get so overwhelmin... (more)