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Today, Seattle-based Simply Measured launched its Instagram analytics tool for both the public, and its enterprise customers. In conjunction with that release, the company made public a study that it executed of the Interbrand 100 firms, concerning their usage of Instagram. The Interbr...
The Socialympics? Nope. Just Social and Olympic. Everyone seems to want to talk about how social media is impacting NBC’s Olympic coverage. “Look at the velocity of tweets!” “Look at the ratings!” “Twitter must be helping raise awareness and therefore impacting ratings.” “Social media...
When it rains, it pours for Google products. The company just announced – via a poston Google’s official blog – that it’s giving the axe to three more of its Web and mobile products. Additionally, Google’s going to start parsing down its more infrequently updated blogs from the more t...
We, the agile practitioner, had known it all along. Teams where all members participate equally, collaborate with each other and self-organize produces better software! Authors of the agile manifesto had experientially learned this. Now researchers from MIT and CMU have experimentally ...
Samsung has begun manufacturing on their new NAND storage for mobile devices. This should not only make new devices cheaper, but make them faster and more capable. It could even be possible that these memory chips are destined for the next iPhone (which will be shipping in September so...
Google Wallet has been hampered by a number of limitations since its launch, not the least of which is its limited device compatibility. Perhaps a bigger problem though, was its lack of support for most major credit and debit cards. Today that finally changes with the latest version of...
I’ve always liked gaming, especially on the road. From my first Game Boy,  to Snake on a cellphone,  to the PSP, a little gaming was always the way to pass the time while waiting. But with the release of the Nexus 7, the future of handheld gaming has never been so bright. I’...
Google just added a new feature to its mobile search page that lets you hand-write search queries in cursive and block letters. Once you have enabled this new feature, you can simply start writing on your screen and Google will translate your scribbles into a legible search query. The ...
While Yahoo has gotten lots of attention in the past week with its latest CEO switchover, we now turn to another early Internet pioneer AOL. The company has a new version of their Web-based email software to add to the good news around its quarterly earnings announcement and stock pric...
In a new report published by Appcelerator/IDC yesterday titled 2Q 2012 Mobile Report (download here), iOS appears to have conquered the enterprise mobility market. Here is an excerpt from the report, "iOS has opened a dramatic 16% lead over Android in the mobile enterprise apps space....
In my opinion, Microsoft blew it when they left the rugged mobile device manufacturers hanging for years with no meaningful upgrades or upgrade path to the Windows Mobile 6.5x operating system. They sentenced the ruggedized device industry to compete against the iPhone, iPad and Andro...
In the past decade or so, storage management has developed into a discipline in its own right, driven by big increases in the amount of data being stored, as well as the rise of storage networking protocols that facilitate shared storage. Virtualization, meanwhile, has become the fo...
Anil Dash (one of my heroes, and is also hilarious) is talking at a Library of Congress event on Digital Preservation, part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. Anil’s talk is called “Make a Copy.” (Anil is now at ThinkUp.) Live Blogging Getting ...
- Brocade, Citrix, Fusion-io and VMware are among those showcasing IP Networks, Wireless, Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Security at 2012's major enterprise IT event - London, 23 July 2012: IP EXPO, the UK's number one end-to-end IT infrastructure event, will be the one p...
When I sat down to write this post, I did some prep reading to see what the bloggers I follow were saying on the topic. But by the third post, I was reminded that we (the tech nerds) are not generally helpful. Tech nerds talk and write in our own language. We write to look [...]
There is a bit of an entrepreneur in all of us. Most of us just admire these great champions. Others take the plunge and create and build as entrepreneurs themselves. Just about all of us benefit from the results of these heroes of the IT industry. Whoever you are, I would like to draw...
I’ve been reading this thread on WIRED, about all those “Google-a-Day” puzzles you may have seen recently. Gotta love the kids at Google, coming up with crazy puzzles and brain-teasers every day – which are very similar in form and purpose to the questions they ...
Helping businesses mobilise data from SharePoint, Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM or WebSphereLondon, 4 July 2012 - United Planet (www.unitedplanet.com), one of the leading developers of enterprise portal software in Europe, will be releasing its new Intrexx Business Adapter for OData later t...
Introduction One of the most popular protocols for regulating access to the Internet or any computer network is the Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (Radius). It is based on the AAA protocol and serves three purposes: authenticate users for network access; authorize them for ...
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Energy has named its former Deputy Chief Information Officer Bob Brese as the new CIO. More here. The National Security Agency will not reveal how many Americans had their communications moni...
A key topic and audience for our upcoming GovCloud 2.0 webinar is the opportunity for Cloud hosting firms and ISVs to work together to create new ‘Government SaaS’ solutions. Given the nature of public sector requirements it’s no surprise that security and compliance ...
Files synchronization monitoring (FSM) These days one-way file synchronization or mirroring is a widely used process. It is a process where files from one remote “source” location are copied/updated to another remote “target” location, but never in the reverse direction. This process i...
The project that Tami won the AOL Innovation in the Community award for was essentially an early prototype of what the Young Foundation call ‘Local 2.0‘. The project used open source software to create local online communities with the goal of better bridging the economic d...
Nginx server currently occupies one of the most popular positions in the world. It is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, which is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. Unlike tr...
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0. According to the manufacture, it is a groundbreaking device that combines the best of many worlds, including modeling, video games and augmented reality. The AR.Drone can be controlled with both iOS and Android devices. The French company Parrot is behind the b...
I very rarely call the “time of death” of a company.  It’s really not my place.  But, after my customer service experience with RIM (Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smart devices) the other day, I think it’s safe to say that BlackBerry has passed on...
Forceworks Do you know your Cloud Terminology?We run into a lot of questions about Cloud, mainly “What is it?”. So we created this table of Terms and Definitions to help clarify things.
This morning I signed up and had a play with Microsoft Labs’ social media application, so.cl. This was quietly released over the weekend with little attention as it’s a piece of experiment work rather than a new social media platform. It’s early days to be commenting on whether so.cl...
The recent enterprise acceptance of lightweight REST-based protocols for exposing data and application assets as APIs has been due, in large part, to the simplicity of the resulting interfaces. This simplicity means there is little barrier to entry for developers wishing to consume the...
20th century customer service consisted of packed call centers, phones ringing off the hook, and large, convoluted databases of information to manage a never-ending stream of support requests. Cloud computing, and the introduction of powerful, business-specific software solutions, has ...
FieldMap demonstrates mobile app dev and integration capabilities from leading Cloud Service Provider. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 14, 2012– Atlanta based enterprise cloud service provider Cloud Sherpas today unveiled FieldMap, the latest in a series of recent custom mobile applicati...
Like many people, the other week I downloaded and installed Google Drive. This is the long-awaited competitor to services like Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive, offering free online storage with the ability to upgrade to higher capacity at a cost. Dropbox and the various other lookal...
Whenever a new technology appears, there is a short period of time where every body with an idea about branding want’s to “coin a phrase” or be the “first” to use a term.  As much fun as I am sure all that may be, the problem is that when the technology le...
International Data Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft, recently announced research that suggested that by 2015, the cloud will add 14 million jobs across the globe. It’s safe to say that we’ve crossed the chasm (thanks Geoffrey), at least in terms of acceptance of t...
Combination of content and video creates online presentations that are more engaging and effectiveLondon, 2nd May 2012 - Present.me launches today. For the first time, putting together an online presentation that combines synchronised content and video, viewable on-demand, has become r...
Innovative Cloud Data Protection Provider Teams With Salesforce.com Consultancy Partner and Google Enterprise Partner of the Year SAN JOSE, Calif., ATLANTA, Georgia, April 26, 2012 – CipherCloud, a leading provider of cloud data protection gateways for public and private clouds, announ...
Move over Dropbox, get out of the way Microsoft SkyDrive, there’s a new kid on the block – GoogleDrive is here and, at first glance, it looks like an outstanding service.  GoogleDrive is fully integrated with Google Apps and, with 5GB of free storage, and competitively priced opt...
Google has opened Google Drive, a service to store files online and share them among various computing devices that turns out to be a lot more important than you might think.  Read the full story at CNET
In our last article we discussed guidelines for optimizing Threading. In this article we’ll look at best practices for using asynchronous calls. Asynchronous calls are non-blocking meaning when you call a method asynchronously, the calling thread returns immediately and continues execu...
Open Source Licensing – Demystified? By: Steve McMaster I’m not sure how many of your listen to our podcast, but...Read More