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London - August 06, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it is publishing its latest BroadGroup research findings on mid-market enterprise cloud adoption. BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company, with a leading data centre consulting practice. During the independent research, commissioned by Attenda, BroadGroup conducted interviews with Attenda clients, across a broad set of verticals, to ask CIOs and IT Directors how widely they had adopted cloud; and if so, what best practices had been adopted and were there any lessons to be learnt. As Daniel Beazer, Consultant, Broad Group comments; "The findings were very interesting and revealed that every participant saw considerable benefits in the cloud; but many felt there were considerable barriers to achieving these benefits." Beazer conti... (more)

Michael Bruno Acquires Star Trac

Consolidation in the fitness and wellness equipment business continues as Star Trac, a global leader in the commercial fitness industry, announced today that Michael Bruno and Star Trac signed an agreement whereby Bruno will purchase the controlling interest in Star Trac’s parent company. This will strengthen the company’s ability to provide the product innovation, quality, reliability and customer service that have been the Star Trac brand legacy since 1988. The parties expect to close within two business days. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Bruno, a highly respected fitness industry veteran for more than 20 years, also has holdings that include Stairmaster based in Vancouver, Washington and Land America, a manufacturing firm in China that builds high-end consumer and commercial fitness equipment. His reorganization plan for ... (more)

TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more!

TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more! Gartner: How CIOs Can Show Support for Customer Experience Initiatives by Reprioritizing IT Projects* Customer experience initiatives are becoming increasingly popular and, as a result, increasingly demanded by C-level executives and board directors. Customer experience is viewed as a long-term strategic differentiator for businesses, and if organizations are going to be serious about it, they need to reprioritize future IT project investments. In this report, Gartner provides recommendations to organizations wishing to better support these customer experience initiatives. Read this complimentary industry report to learn more about how you can reprioritize IT projects to make time for customer experience initiatives. Featured Arti... (more)

Bluetooth® Smart Technology Unveiled as the Magic Behind Beacons

Intelligent, Power-efficient Wireless Technology Makes In-store Couponing, Mobile Payments and Location-based Services a Reality Kirkland, WA - January 28, 2014 - Bluetooth Smart, the low-energy consuming, intelligent sensor technology developed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), is the magic behind several payment and marketing trials being adopted by processors and retailers alike. Beacons powered by Bluetooth Smart technology make the promise of a mobile wallet, mobile couponing, and location-based services possible. Consumers should expect their in-store experience to look and feel completely different by the end of 2014. "In 2014, Parks Associates expects Bluetooth to play a much larger role in the mobile wallet ecosystem," said Jennifer Kent, senior analyst, Parks Associates. "Not only does Bluetooth Smart have support from major players like PayPa... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 16, 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! Mhealth has been taking off around the world as mobile apps, devices, and services all provide additional capabilities, access, and convenience to patients and providers alike. Also, with the addition to QR codes to printed scripts, it is clear the uses are becoming quite mainstream.  Read Original Content Individuals with diabetes can now manage their blood sugar results using ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 23, 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! Fifty-two percent of adult smartphone and tablet owners use their mobile health apps more now than they did when they first downloaded them, according to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix. Read Original Content EXUSMED™, a corporation offering affordable mobile health care solutions for both patients and providers, will launch a p... (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)

Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel Added to Marriott's Autograph Collection of Hotels

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Metropolitan at The 9 is a luxury hotel that is housed in Cleveland's brand new urban resort, The 9. The 9 opens its doors to the Metropolitan this September, but also various dining and cocktail environments with one-of-a-kind special event spaces. The 9's Concierge Living apartments paired with the locally owned Heinen's grocery store, will redefine how guests and locals live, work and play in the city.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138761 The Metropolitan at The 9 is affiliated with Autograph Collection®, Marriott International's exclusive collection of more than 50 independent hotels that have been carefully selected for their chic styles and distinct guest experiences. The hotel has 156 boldly designed rooms and suites. The 9 offers hotel guests and residents access to an indoor dog... (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)

Vitamix Turns to Social Networking to Boost Online Sales

Blender manufacturer Vitamix announced today that a targeted email campaign inviting customers and prospects to its new social networking site featuring recipes, blogs and video is boosting the company’s online sales. Developed by direct marketing management firm C.TRAC information solutions and powered by email marketing provider ExactTarget, the campaign triggers emails to segmented groups of customers and prospects featuring unique content from the company’s social networking site Vita-Village.com. “Vita-Village.com provides a forum for us to interact with our customers and participate in the social media landscape, which has become increasingly important as we focus on keeping a 90 year-old brand fresh and relevant,” said Charles Morrow, ecommerce marketing manager of Vitamix. “Partnering with a technology leader like ExactTarget allows us to adopt new digital m... (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)