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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 more. 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)

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 Man... (more)

Gold's 2012 Convention - Insights Into The Future Of The Iconic Brand

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)

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 emer... (more)

United Planet listed in the "Magic Quadrant" for portal software

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 Gartner. 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 Named Cool Vendor in European Cloud Computing Market by Gartner

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[1] 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)