If you’ve been paying close attention lately you’ll know that the
“Internet of Things” has become one of the technology
industry’s biggest buzz phrases. It’s not hard to figure why. The
internet has been around for the last twenty years and it has truly
revolutionized our lives, the way we work, and how we interact. Consider the
transformations in business, commerce, culture, education, politics, and
But experts are saying we haven’t seen anything yet. If you haven’t read
the recent Digital Life in 2025 report it’s well worth your time. One of
the major outcomes of this research predicts that within 10 years the
internet will become “an ambient information environment where accessing
the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it
will flow through their lives ‘like electricity.’
The essence of Internet of Things is the linking ... (more)
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 Man... (more)
What a few weeks its been. From San Diego to San Francisco, and from Las
Vegas to Vancouver; now I'm back home on this Sunday morning reflecting on
what was one of the most interesting legs of my travels; the Gold's Gym 2012
Convention. It was the best I've attended to date.
Our company Fitmarc enjoys close ties to GGI's leadership as well as dozens
of its franchisees, who we service through our Les Mills distributorship and
via Fitsomo, our social media company. This along with our close relations
with the Gold's Gym Franchise Association enables my partner Robert Dyer
and I t... (more)
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 emer... (more)
London, 15 November 2012 - United Planet (www.unitedplanet.com), one of the
leading developers of enterprise portal software in Europe, is pleased to
announce that it has been included in the "Magic Quadrant for Horizontal
Portals 2012" of the world's leading IT research and advisory company
The "Magic Quadrant 2012" lists 16 international portal software providers
and indicates the current trends and developments on the portal market.
Represented in the renowned market overview of international portal providers
are two German companies, United Planet and SAP, and globa... (more)
CloudSigma Selected for its Flexible, Utility-Based Compute Resources and
Data-Centric Public Cloud Approach
Zurich, Switzerland - May 2, 2013 - CloudSigma, an international,
customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider,
today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in the Cool Vendors in
the European Cloud Computing Market, 2013 report, authored by Gartner
Research Director Gregor Petri, Gartner Research Director Tiny Haynes and
Gartner Research Director Hanns Koehler-Kruener.
According to Gartner's analysis, "Cloud computing in Europe is de... (more)