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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 Cyber Security 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! Panasonic Corporation and Jewish Home Lifecare have launched a pilot program, "Pathways to Health".  It uses Panasonic's home gateway solution to transform ordinary televisions into interactive remote healthcare management portals to monitor, query and communicate with patients.  Read Original Content The new OM Biometric Smartwear shirt is a type of wearable technology that ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 2, 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 Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M 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! Claiming to have heard from sources briefed on Apple’s plans, 9to5Mac claims iOS 8 is going to come with an app called Healthbook which will monitor and store stats related to the user’s fitness, such as calories burned, steps taken as well as total miles walked.  Read Original Content Mobile health applications have not taken off like many in the health tech world had anticipat... (more)

Eptica Positioned in Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center

Sole European vendor included in global 2014 report Reading, Paris, Singapore - 15th May 2014: Eptica announced today that it has been named in Gartner Inc's "Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center" by Michael Maoz, April 24, 2014. Eptica was one of only two vendors to transition with the same product from the retired Magic Quadrant for CRM Web Customer Service (WCS) Applications. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has appeared in a Gartner Magic Quadrant. According to Gartner, the customer engagement center (CEC) extends CRM to reflect new multichannel and increasingly digital forms of customer engagement. "The CRM customer engagement center refers to a logical set of business applications and technologies that are engineered to provide customer service and support, regardless of the interaction (or engagement) channel. The goal of th... (more)

25 World-Renowned Artists Join the Global LIVESTRONG(R) Movement in the Fight Against Cancer With Two New York Exhibitions

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/09 -- LIVESTRONG is honored to announce that 25 world-renowned artists have donated their time and creativity to support the global fight against cancer and the 28 million cancer survivors around the world through two New York exhibitions this fall: STAGES, hosted and curated by Nike, and It's About the Bike with support from Trek. These exhibitions unite the world of art, philanthropy and sport by bringing together some of the most critically acclaimed talent from today's art world to produce work inspired by Lance Armstrong, LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, cancer survivor and champion cyclist, and his efforts to reduce the global cancer burden. All work is available for purchase with proceeds directly benefiting LIVESTRONG. "Each of these artists gave their time to this cause, and, because of their generosity, they will help L... (more)

Android Speed Reviews: Twidroid, LOLcat Builder, SpellDial, BudgetDroid, Krystle II, CallerID, Santas War

With the doors to the Android Market open to developers as of yesterday, the applications have begun pouring in. To celebrate, we decided to take a look at some of the notable applications lurking about in this first batch. Notable, mind you, doesn’t necessarily mean the best. Sure, a few were highlighted for their greatness. And the others? Well, they were just too weird not to mention. Title: Twidroid Summary: One of the first, and best Twitter clients out there for Android so far. Twidroid does what you expect it to, and has some great features in the works, such as photo uploading and background updating so you can always get the latest tweets. Replying to your fellow Twitts is a breeze as well, just press the direct or public reply button. The Good: Easy to use, clean interface. The Bad: The photo feature isn’t quite ready for the masses, but they decided to l... (more)

Oracle in Leader's Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers (EAS) positions Oracle in the leader's quadrant. (1) Oracle's EAS technology includes Oracle WebLogic Server, which is available together with related Oracle application grid technology as part of Oracle Weblogic Suite. The Gartner Magic Quadrant positions vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that vision. Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g brings together unmatched performance, scalability, efficiency and manageability in a single, unified application server offering. It includes Oracle WebLogic Server, the world's highest performance application server, as well as Oracle Coherence, Oracle JRockit, Oracle JDeveloper 11g and Oracle Enterprise Manager. Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g is optimized for modern IT systems to deliver more processing on f... (more)

Innovation in the Fitness & Wellness Industry

My upcoming presentation for the IHRSA event in San Deigo this March on the future of the fitness industry requires delivering some tough but exciting news for leadership. As with many industries, Fitness and Wellness requires significant innovation to reach its potential. Understanding the existing business is not nearly as important as understanding what the business of fitness and wellness will and can be. This requires huge shifts in thinking and an improved reliance on business process and IT that results in insights which help to service customers uniquely. Some convenient items related to this change are outlined in the book The New Age of Innovaiton. Watch the video below and read the top 5 things to keep in mind when evaluating your organization or industry in the context of innovation. 1. The consumer must be an integral part of co-creating an experience ... (more)

Important Trends for the Future of Business

The future ahead for fitness and wellness or any business or industry for that matter will be increasingly difficult as growth will become harder to achieve in mature markets like the U.S. and the E.U. Doug Anderson, SVP, Research & Development, The Nielsen Company, confirmed this assertion in his recent summary report on what future consumers look like. Here are the five key trends that can taken from the report with a sixth thrown in for your consideration: 1. The less-developed world will comprise the clear majority of growth and the rise of the impoverished in the less-developed world will fuel increased demand in those markets. By 2030, world population will have grown by around 20%. Only 3.2% of this growth will come from the more developed world. U.S. fertility rates have fallen by 44% since the Baby Boom peak and are projected to continue to fall by another 12... (more)

What Is Cloud Computing Exactly?

I take for granted that many folks really understand what "Cloud Computing" is. Speaking at different events and talking with clients in the fitness, wellness, franchising and other industries, I've recently become more aware that many don't truly understand what the term "Cloud Computing" means. Its really important for people in any organization to graps the concept of the "Cloud" because it is going to touch everything in our lives and organizations, if it hasn't already started to. Catch up on the basics with this video which is an excellent and short explaination of how Virtualization, Utility Computer and Software as a Service are converging to make Cloud Computing an important aspect of the world today. ... (more)

Mobile Devices Meet Bricks and Mortar

A recent WSJ report Venture Capitalist's New Frontier, Where Cellphones Meet Retailing points to Reid Hoffman, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who put money early into hot start-ups like Facebook Inc. and online gaming company Zynga Game Network Inc., now has his eye on the intersection of mobile phones and bricks-and-mortar retailing. As well he should. The explosion of mobile devices, adoption of social media and new business models that blend online and bricks and mortar components around the customer will contribute to new ways to engage shoppers.While the technology is emerging in traditional retail, I fully expect it to increasingly enter the bricks and mortar fitness and wellness space soon. Members should be able to purchase and interact with facilities using mobile devices wether outside or inside of the four walls. Solutions that bridge the mobile and fac... (more)

The Fitness Equipment Business - Where Is It Headed ?

I’ve been researching the fitness equipment business, which led me to this post and a request for your thoughts. I’m traveling at this moment on a direct flight from LAX to Hong Kong and then onto Xiamen with entrepreneur Michael Bruno, owner of the New Star Trac. We are going to visit his Land America plant in China - more details in posts to come soon. When my colleague Sal Pellegrino was hired by Star Trac in 2010 he introduced me to Larry Domingo and others in the organization. At the time I relished the chance to learn more about their business. I'm trying to understand: “where is the fitness and wellness industry headed ?” Learning more about the equipment part of this equation, something I haven't been able to, do is to say the least fascinating. Getting the perspective now from Michael Bruno, a true visionary in the fitness equipment w... (more)