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HTML5 Adoption Still Slow but Interest Growing
With mobile devices increasingly being used to access information by consumers and within enterprises, developers are expected to increasingly weigh the pros

app dev  of HTML5 versus native application development for their respective usage. This industry overview shows that while HTML5 adoption is slow, interest is growing and opportunities are opening for hybrid apps that blend HTML5 with native features.

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Red Hat Makes Extended PaaS Moves


Red Hat has launched a private integration platform as a service (iPaaS), consisting of two new products based on their on-premises counterparts, providing cloud-based integration and messaging services. Red Hat also launched a private PaaS offering.

app dev  vision for cloud-based enterprise app development—essentially the marriage of the JBoss Middleware portfolio and OpenShift PaaS. The private iPaaS joins the other xPaaS services available today, such as Red Hat’s application container service (OpenShift + JBoss Enterprise Application Platform).   First-generation PaaS has been mainly associated with monolithic/single application development, sped up with “DevOps” methodologies. On the other hand, xPaaS can be thought of as extended PaaS or Read More

BI Hits the Road IV: MicroStrategy and QlikTech


In this issue of BI Hits the Road, I’d like to take a look at the mobile offerings of two business intelligence (BI) software providers: MicroStrategy (see vendor profile) and QlikTech (see vendor profile). These companies’ mobile BI strategy development efforts have paid off in fervent interest in their solutions by small to large organizations in various industries. Let’s use our

app dev  be downloaded from the App Store , and Blackberry ( RIM ) devices. Connectivity and integration . MicroStrategy’s mobile BI suite integrates with the company’s BI Suite on the MicroStrategy 9 platform. The MicroStrategy BI server allows users to read information from different sources, from traditional databases and MDX sources, to web services and distributed applications. Architecture. MicroStrategy’s mobile BI platform relies on the deployment of the MicroStrategy Mobile Suite, which runs on Wind Read More

Aurnhammer Helps Big Brands to Budget for Mobile in 2014


The ever-changing technology landscape has transformed the marketing industry. Today, marketers are increasingly using mobile marketing (most commonly in the form of mobile apps) to engage their consumers. This white paper addresses some of the most asked questions regarding mobile marketing and offers some advice for a solid mobile strategy. Download this paper and know the five Dos and Don’ts for your mobile app.

app dev  the form of mobile apps) to engage their consumers. This white paper addresses some of the most asked questions regarding mobile marketing and offers some advice for a solid mobile strategy. Download this paper and know the five Dos and Don’ts for your mobile app. Read More

Blackboard Advances Its Mobile Features


Today Blackboard announced two new mobile applications: an app for users of Blackboard MyConnect (a mass notification service) and mobile student debit accounts. The former allows users to receive and personalize their messaging options from their mobile devices. This app is targeted at individuals who are or desire to be subscribed to Blackboard MyConnect groups—topic-based subscription lists

app dev  new mobile applications:  an app for users of Blackboard MyConnect  (a mass notification service) and  mobile student debit accounts . The former allows users to receive and personalize their messaging options from their mobile devices. This app is targeted at individuals who are or desire to be subscribed to Blackboard MyConnect groups—topic-based subscription lists provided by their institutions. Other preferences offered by the app include the ability to change the message mode of delivery Read More

Red Hat Feeds on Mobile


Red Hat announced its intent to acquire FeedHenry, an Irish enterprise mobile application platform provider, for €63.5 million (US$81.9 million) in cash. The acquisition enables Red Hat to support mobile application development in public and private cloud environments.

app dev  Platform , and other app development platforms with mobility capabilities. For now, it is mainly about mobile app development, not really about mobile device management (MDM) as with SAP Afaria and WMware AirWatch .   Red Hat has done some work in this area organically, and wanted to go broader, faster. FeedHenry complements Red Hat's strengths and culture, as its platform covers developer collaboration, app security, and deployment on cloud app platforms, among other capabilities. Red Hat considers it Read More

Kronos Launches Workforce Tablet


During the KronosWorks conference in Las Vegas, Kronos introduced Workforce Tablet, a new app designed for the Apple iPad. The solution—available in the Apple App Store—provides real-time access  to the Kronos Workforce Central suite. The list of key features mentioned in the press release (i.e., analytics, geosensing, scheduling, staffing,  and time card approvals) indicates that the

app dev  Tablet , a new app designed for the Apple iPad. The solution—available in the Apple App Store—provides real-time access  to the Kronos Workforce Central suite. The list of key features mentioned in the press release (i.e., analytics, geosensing, scheduling, staffing,  and time card approvals) indicates that the app is intended for users in management positions. Mr. Bill Bartow, vice president of global product management at Kronos, points out: By providing managers with tablet access to their Read More

SAP Releases Cloud and Mobile Carpooling App


According to an ABC News/Time magazine/Washington Post poll, in very large US urban and metro areas, the average commuter spends US$16 and 52 minutes going 32 miles round trip to work each day. Long solo commutes can cost employees and their organizations in lost productivity, wasted resources, and additional expenses. In addition, many of these miserable commuters spend the rest of their workday

app dev  Cloud and Mobile Carpooling App According to an ABC News/Time magazine/Washington Post poll , in very large US urban and metro areas, the average commuter spends US$16 and 52 minutes going 32 miles round trip to work each day. Long solo commutes can cost employees and their organizations in lost productivity, wasted resources, and additional expenses. In addition, many of these miserable commuters spend the rest of their workday without much interaction with their coworkers. To that end, SAP recently Read More

Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 2


In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular, my initial reaction to Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud) was tepid. To be frank, Marc Benioff, salesforce.com’s flamboyant and engaging CEO, gave an atypically incoherent and dry keynote speech when he

app dev  You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 2 In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort , in part for not immediately jumping onto the  social media  bandwagon. In particular, my initial reaction to  Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud )  was tepid. To be frank, Marc Benioff, salesforce.com ’s flamboyant and engaging CEO, gave an atypically incoherent and dry keynote speech when he  introduced Chatter at the Dreamforce 2009 Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

app dev  many other smaller 3D app vendors leveraging ACIS. CGM Kernel CGM (Convergence Geometric Modeler) is the core geometry and topology modeler for Dassault CATIA and SIMULIA as well as SolidWorks V6 . I don’t know who originally created CGM but it is now under Spatial Corp. (which was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2000). Most recently, Spatial Corp. joined Geometric Limited in announcing Geometric DFX , a standalone application for carrying out the DFX validation of product designs. Geometric describes Read More

Analyst Road Show with SYSPRO and UNIT4


Not as well known as the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape but still highly effective (and entertaining), the analyst road show organized by Judith Rothrock every year in December brings together C-level executives from SYSPRO and UNIT4 and analysts from the most important firms in the field, including Technology Evaluation Centers. I had briefings with both SYSPRO and UNIT4. They highlighted some

app dev  the BLINC Business Solution App Store—for just a few dollars per month per user. This is in sharp contrast to the usual BI and BPM implementations, which are typically very expensive. BLINC Business Solutions can be used to analyze data, make decisions, and monitor performance based on specific needs. Specific apps will be readily available for each department of the company or specific vertical industries, as opposed to the typical lengthy, costly, and complicated deployments of larger BI and BPM solu Read More

Marketo Opens an App Marketplace for Marketers with Marketo LaunchPoint


Marketo has introduced Marketo LaunchPoint, described as the "most complete marketing ecosystem." The platform invites marketers to pick and choose from 65 best-of-breed marketing solutions. The offering includes online advertising, events and webinars, content marketing, top-of-the-funnel conversion, lead-data enrichment, social media, sales tools, analytics and big data, lifecycle marketing, and

app dev  Opens an App Marketplace for Marketers with Marketo LaunchPoint Marketo has introduced Marketo LaunchPoint , described as the most complete marketing ecosystem. The platform invites marketers to pick and choose from 65 best-of-breed marketing solutions. The offering includes online advertising, events and webinars, content marketing, top-of-the-funnel conversion, lead-data enrichment, social media, sales tools, analytics and big data, lifecycle marketing, and services solutions. Of course, Read More

Mobile BI Market Landscape Report


BI applications aim to provide users with the technology, analytics, and user experience features needed to improve the organization’s decision-making process, and many providers now offer mobile BI software features. This report is intended to guide you through the evolution of a number of mobile BI applications as well as to provide you with an analysis of information gathered from both the mobile BI vendor and user communities in your exploration of the mobile BI marketplace.

app dev  Market Landscape Report BI applications aim to provide users with the technology, analytics, and user experience features needed to improve the organization’s decision-making process, and many providers now offer mobile BI software features. This report is intended to guide you through the evolution of a number of mobile BI applications as well as to provide you with an analysis of information gathered from both the mobile BI vendor and user communities in your exploration of the mobile BI marketplace. Read More

Your Secrets Should Be Safe with Zoho Vault


Both individuals and businesses are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by passwords, because passwords are still the dominant form of user authentication. To manage their burgeoning password portfolios (especially those passwords that must change every once in a while due to corporate practices) users have developed poor practices by storing passwords in spreadsheets, text documents, and other

app dev  the Zoho Vault iPhone app lets users access passwords anywhere, any time, even when there is no Internet connection (via a secure offline access mechanism for passwords and sensitive information). How Zoho Vault Works Zoho Vault offers secure password and data storage and complete data privacy, as passwords are encrypted with the latest encryption standard, AES-256. The passphrase, which the user enters to access Zoho Vault, is used as an encryption key but is not stored anywhere on the Zoho Vault server Read More

Assessing FinancialForce.com’s Early Years


FinancialForce.com, the offspring of an established best-of-breed provider of accounting and project-based applications and a cloud computing pioneer, aims to help companies align finance, sales, and service for profitable growth through its accounting, billing, and professional services automation (PSA) applications. Tom Brennan, FinancialForce.com’s vice president of product marketing, discusses the company’s successes.

app dev  first Salesforce Chatter–enabled back-office app and probably the first socially enabled accounting app. Social functionality is part of the app, not a tool thrown on top. Collaboration between sales and finance is critical to help both teams stay informed and communicate in real time. TEC: What is distinctive about FinancialForce Reporting , ReportExchange , and ClickLink versus what your competition offers? TB: With our recent launch of FinancialForce Spring ’12 this past month, we introduced Financ Read More