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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)

Mobile Health News Weekly - Week of March 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! Monitoring services is expected to remain the fastest growing mobile health market segment, according to a study by Grand View Research, Inc. The study found monitoring services market revenue reached of $1,227.5 million in 2012 with an estimated compound annual growth rate of 49 percent from 2014 to 2020.  Read Original Content Samsung has been developing its own mobile health ... (more)

Sybase and Verizon Team Up to Manage Mobility Solutions for Enterprises Worldwide

Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software, and Verizon, a leader in delivering and managing communications innovations for enterprise customers, today announced they are teaming up to enable multinational companies to effectively manage the deployment and ongoing support of their growing mobile workforce. Verizon’s new offering, Managed Mobility Solutions, utilizes Sybase’s proven mobility services expertise and best-in-class enterprise device management platform to help global businesses manage the complexities surrounding the increasing number of mobile information workers. “As enterprises today strive to incorporate mobility to stay competitive, increase productivity and meet employee demand, they are seeing significant manageability issues across the entire organization,” said Nancy Gofus, senior vice president – gl... (more)

Re: Rules of Thumb for Creating XML Vocabularies for Workflow Applicatio

Costello, Roger L. wrote: > The list below contains guidelines for creating XML vocabularies for > workflow applications. In XML-based workflow applications the XML > documents are routed, and may be modified at various stops along the > route. > > RULES OF THUMB FOR CREATING XML VOCABULARIES FOR WORKFLOW > APPLICATIONS > > 1. An XML vocabulary does not exist in a vacuum. It exists for some > purpose or purposes. Is that not a given? Do you mean to convey the fact that the quality of an XML vocabulary may be judged by its fitness for purpose? I'd agree with that... > 2. An XML vocabulary must support the data needs of both the data > producers and the data consumers. Data producers are irrelevant - they have no needs. There are only the needs of data consumers. Sometimes a producer may also be a consumer, but they're distinct roles and should not be conflated. > 3. ... (more)

Sybase Receives Two Industry Awards for Enterprise Mobility Leadership

Sybase has announced two industry award wins for its enterprise mobility platform. Frost & Sullivan awarded Sybase with its 2009 North American Mobility Award for Mobile Enterprise Platforms and Info Security Products Guide named Sybase the winner of the 2009 Global Product Excellence in Wireless/Mobile Security Solution Customer Trust Award. “Unwiring the enterprise is proving to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and reduce costs in today’s rapidly changing business environment, but it requires a comprehensive mobile enterprise application platform that can support, manage and secure multiple device types,” said Willie Jow, vice president of Mobility Product Marketing, Sybase. “These award recognitions are further testament to Sybase’s proven enterprise mobility leadership and ability to extend core data, business processes, applications and services to m... (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 “ 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)

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)

Mobile Expert Interview Series: Sybase's Bryan Whitmarsh

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)

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)

GoGrid Recognized in Leading Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant Report

GoGrid on Thursday announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Challenger's quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting" report. "For more than a decade, GoGrid has been challenging traditional hosting, introducing impactful innovations that have allowed business to embrace automation in provisioning and managing complex infrastructure," said Jeffrey Samuels, GoGrid's CMO. "Gartner's positioning of GoGrid reaffirms how our model is transforming the industry's view of the cloud. Instead of providing labor-intensive cookie-cutter options, our services let each customer automate and tailor a solution that's as unique as its business." According to the report, "Managed hosting solutions can be offered on both physical and virtualized infrastructures, including cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Managed hosting bundles Internet data center f... (more)

TOGAF 9.1 Released – What Does It Imply?

If you are planning to take up TOGAF certification examination, you would definitely want to know how the release of TOGAF 9.1 impacts you. You would want to which version you need to study. Here is the simple guideline. If you are planning to appear for the exam… …before June 2012 the you should study TOGAF 9 …between June 2012 and May 2013 then you can study either TOGAF 9 of 9.1 …after June 2013 it is only TOGAF 9.1 In a nutshell, if you have already done most of the studying using TOGAF 9.0 then you have slightly more than a year to clear the exam. However, if you have yet to begin the study you better start with 9.1. What are the main differences between TOGAF 9 and 9.1? The Open Group has published a presentation in the form of a PDF which provides an overview of the differences – here is the link. If you would prefer to have a look at the difference as a two pa... (more)