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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)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 11, 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 Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! The market for mobile health monitoring and diagnostics was worth $650 million in 2012, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research.  Read Original Content Most fitness apps don't incorporate scientifically tested motivational tools. Instead, the most popular fitness apps emphasize teaching consumers how to perform the exercise, found a new study from Penn State Uni... (more)

IoT Will Keep Demand for Bluetooth ICs

The share of standalone Bluetooth ICs will be about 40% by the end of 2014, down from 42% in 2013, and by the end of 2019 that share will remain at 40%. The steady market share of standalone Bluetooth IC market share is being maintained by both traditional device categories which consist of handsets, tablets, and PCs, and new growth categories including wearables, sports and fitness equipment, and smart home nodes. “End user products such as smartphones and PCs have been shifting away from standalone solutions for some time now, and smartphones have shifted to integrated platforms with Bluetooth as well,” said research director, Philip Solis. “On the other hand, there is a growing long tail of devices around the Internet of Things (IoT) that will gravitate towards standalone Bluetooth in many cases. The end result is that standalone Bluetooth ICs will remain steady ... (more)

MainSource Financial Group Announces Earnings for the First Quarter 2009

GREENSBURG, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 04/22/09 -- (NASDAQ: MSFG) Archie M. Brown, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer of MainSource Financial Group, announced today the unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. The Company reported net income of $1.2 million for the first quarter and earnings per common share of $0.03 compared to the $0.34 per common share reported in the first quarter of 2008. During the first quarter of 2009, the Company increased its loan loss provision expense by approximately $9.2 million over the amount of expense during the first quarter of 2008. The additional provision expense was primarily attributable to the continued deterioration of the Company's residential construction and land development loan portfolios as well as the overall weakness in economic conditions. The provision expense of $11.4 million incr... (more)

Engine Yard Named 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Analyst Firm

Engine Yard, the Rails hosting leader, announced that it has been included in the "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009"* report by Gartner, Inc. The report examines a select group of vendors Gartner considers innovative, impactful and insightful in the cloud computing system and application infrastructure market. Published on April 6, 2009, the report cites, "cloud-based system and application infrastructure services are emerging as a foundation on which to build and run cloud-based applications...Companies evaluating the use of the cloud as a platform for custom applications face new offerings from existing players and an expanding set of new vendors specifically targeting the cloud." "It's always been our goal to help people handle the complexities of running Rails-based applications so they could leverage the power and spee... (more)

5 Internal Factors Critical To A Company’s Growth– Part 4 of 5: Value within an Organization

Ensuring your employees feel valued is a major key to your company’s success. When employees feel valued, or important, they are much happier. And we all know people perform better when they’re happier. A recent Gallup study quantified the link between employee feelings and corporate outcomes determining that employee disengagement costs US companies $300 billion annually. $300 billion! Value Within An Organization At A Glance: When asked if they felt like a valued member of the organization 46% responded positively, stating that they Strongly Agree (20%) or Agree (26%). When Asked the same question, 54% responded negatively, stating they Strongly Disagreed (10%), Disagree (5%), Somewhat Disagree (6%), or Somewhat Agree (33%). IN A NUTSHELL: At first glance it seems like a lot of the people surveyed feel that they are important to their organization, but in reality... (more)

From Predator to P90X

Here at CTOVision, we believe physical fitness is important. You won’t have the energy to use your Hadoop or chase down some Advanced Persistent Pandas if you don’t go for the odd jog or two. Don’t have time to hit the road? Jut not feeling up to it today? Would rather make some centrifuges spin enjoy some tasty Persian food than exercise? We have got the solution for you! IEEE Spectrum has a nice post on the Joggobot, a modified Parrot AR drone for the weekend jogger in your life: Joggobot is an AR Drone that’s been modified by the Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, to act as a jogging companion. Using its onboard camera, the drone locks onto the pattern on a slightly dorkier than normal jogging shirt, and flies in front of you to set a healthy and vigorous pace and help keep you motivated. The Joggobot has some flaws, as IEEE observes. I... (more)

Citrix Receives High Rating for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing

Citrix on Thursday announced it has received the highest possible rating of “Strong Positive” in Gartner Inc.’s “MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing (EFSS).”¹ The report assesses Citrix ShareFile™, the foundation of the company’s follow-me data strategy. Citrix was evaluated for its corporate viability, product, business and product strategy, innovation and customer experience. "We're seeing strong customer adoption of Citrix ShareFile, with 300 percent growth in enterprise licenses over the past six months," said Jesse Lipson, VP & GM, Data Sharing, Citrix. According to report authors, Monica Basso, vice president at Gartner and Jeffrey Mann, vice president at Gartner, “File synchronization and sharing is a critical capability for mobile workforces whose organizations have ongoing mobility initiatives with media tablets and BYOD programs. We ... (more)

MaaS Implements Small Data and Enables Personal Clouds

MaaS (Model as a Service) sets a new concept to order and classify data modeling design and deployment to the Cloud. MaaS changes the way to move data to the Cloud because allows to define data taxonomy, size and contents. Starting from data model design, MaaS might guide the DaaS (Database as a Service) lifecycle, providing data granularity and duty rules: as a consequence, MaaS implements the new concept of Small Data. In fact, Small Data answers to the need of controlling “on-premise” data dimension and granularity. Anyway, Small Data is not data volume limitation. Small Data affords data modeling full configuration and provides 2 main advantages: data model scale and data ownership that provide assigned data deployment and, finally, data deletion in the Cloud. Introduction The inheritance coming from the past imposes to manage big data as a consequence of multipl... (more)

Push Technology Named 2013 Gartner "Cool Vendor"

Push Technology has a flexible and innovative solution to deliver data to any device in the market London, 24 April 2013: Push Technology, an innovative provider of real-time data-on-demand communication software, Diffusion™, today announced it has been included as a "Cool Vendor" in the Application and Integration, 2013 report by Gartner, Inc. As highlighted in the report's key findings, "Cloud, mobile and open-source business models, and user demand for scalable, standards based and highly productive solutions are driving technology evolution in this market." Developed to serve companies that must deliver data immediately and simultaneously to thousands of users and devices, Push Technology's key differentiators are its ability to maintain connections over an unreliable network between servers and all types of mobile devices by tracking performance, caching data ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 26, 2013

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 Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly A recent survey by Deloitte found that 43 percent of doctors use smartphones or tablets for clinical purposes, which the firm suggested included EHR access, e-prescribing, and physician-to-physician communication. The study polled 613 physicians in the United States. Read Original Content More than 40 million additional patients could be treated in Brazil and Mexico in 2017 through the adoptio... (more)