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Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Serving as an affordable introduction to Android apps, Nokia has launched Nokia X in Malaysia. The device features the free Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio, and free cloud storage from Microsoft using OneDrive.  Read Original Content Bank of America Merrill Lynch sponsored an investors' conference in Taiwan March 17-21 that foc... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Touch Screens Will Take Over the World

How often have you touched a non-touch screen and momentarily wondered why it is not responding? … I have done it quite a few times. Have you heard the story of the kid who touched the TV screen and expected it to respond? … At least 3 people have told me a story like that. Touch screens are intuitively natural way to interact with the display … “mouse” and “pointer” was the aberration. So, I can make a very confident prediction that touch screen will be everywhere. BTW: Here is a contra view from none other than Scientific America - Why Touch Screens Will Not Take Over Implications of Touch Screen only world The trouble with touch screen interface is that our finders have little bit … well no … a lot larger surface area compared to a mouse pointer. Have you ever tried using a touchscreen enabled windows computer and tried closing – maximizing – minimizing a window? I... (more)

What Should Be Baked into the New Apple iPad and Why

Macintosh on Ulitzer Apple users are nothing if not dedicated. The landmark form factor and user interface innovations the company has ushered in over the last 25 years have created a fiercely dedicated customer base. There are Mac clubs, iPhone fan sites, and even online photo collections of Apple logo tattoos! All eyes will be on San Fran January 27 for Apple’s virtually-confirmed and much-anticipated launch of their new tablet computer. A tablet is a touch screen minicomputer with a digital keyboard integrated into the touch interface (no mechanical keys). Imagine a larger, thinner iPhone. The Apple tablet will likely rely on rich media and apps delivered over the web from some sort of Apple hub. Ever notice how half the yuppie homes you visit these days have a web-connected “kitchen laptop” set up? Now you see the market for the tablet. Google has nailed the ... (more)

Cloud Expo Speaker Profile: Mark Worsey - GoGrid

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) starting today Monday November 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Mark Worsey TWITTER: @GoGrid COMPANY: GoGrid 9TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Finding your Cloud Fingerprint – Learn how Martini Media Matched the Proper Cloud Technology to Enable a Multi-Data Center NOSQL SESSION DESCRIPTION:  http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/event/session/1414 BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Mark Worsey ... (more)

DoD Clarifies Guidance on Open Source Software

As friend John Scott points out on his blog, Dave Wennergren, DoD CIO, has just signed out a very well coordinated, well staffed and well thought out clarification of guidance regarding Open Source Software (OSS).   A copy is attached. Some key points: - Open Source Software meets the government’s legal definition of “commercial computer software,” which is an important clarification in the procurement world.  Some who don’t understand open source sometimes mistakenly would think that it was not allowed because of the way they read some regulations and this clarification will help in that regard. - All programs in DoD should consider  Open Source Software when doing market research on solutions.  There are many reasons why that are captured in the memo.  Depending on the particular situation, these reasons might include better functionality, better security, better... (more)

Why Cloud Computing Is More Secure

Cloud Security Journal on Ulitzer In the midst of the 1990's economic bubble, Alan Greenspan once famously referred to all the excitement in the market as Irrational exuberance. Similarly in today's cloud computing market a lot of the discussions seem to be driven by a new set of irrational expectations. The expectation by some that cloud computing will solve all man's problems and by others the expectation that cloud computing is inherently flawed. Flawed by an ended less list of problems most notably that of security. Like most things in life, the reality is probably somewhere in the middle. So I thought I'd take a closer look at the unrestrained pessimism and sometimes irrationality found in the cloud security discussions. To understand security, you must first understand the psychology of how [cloud] security itself is marketed and bought. It's marketing based on... (more)

Is Web 2.0 Dead or Is It Thriving?

If you listen to Gartner then you will get confused. In 2009, Gartner in their Hype Cycle declared that Web 2.0 is the technology which will have transformational impact on enterprise. However, on 2010, Web 2.0 does not even find a place in the Hype Cycle. Since Gartner is sending confusing signals, let us look at other signals to evaluate what we can conclude about the: Transformational impact of Web 2.0 Level of adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0 has three distinct subdivisions. Each of them can be independently evaluated for the impact and adoption to see if Gartner was right in 2009 or are they giving the correct message in 2010. Web 2.0 Fabric: There are innovators who have established infrastructure on the internet which acts as a medium of interaction between and among individuals and organizations. Every such successful innovation adds a technology to the list of ... (more)

eCompetitors Gives Sales Folks What They Need. Exactly.

When you prepare to meet a prospect, how do you know who or what your competition is? How do you know how to position yourself strategically against them? Do you ‘wing it?’ Do you do research? Where do you get your research from? How do you know your research is adequate or accurate? I’ve got the answers for you. eCompetitors is this amazing site that has me gobsmacked (did i spell that right?). It does all of the research  you could ever wish for, on 11,445 global industries and companies at the line-of-business level. That means that it checks out everything – e v e r y t h i n g – about a company that you could ever, ever need to know, and then some. Here is some of what I gleaned from playing with the site with co-owner Alan Michaels – and please forgive me here for going on and on. I was truly amazed. When you look up an industry, you get to choose whichever c... (more)

Why Defining ‘Cloud Computing’ Is Important

It seems like every major vendor out there from hardware to software has a different definition of what cloud computing is. I’ve dabbled a little with the definition on here before, but it still seems like there is a general lack of consensus when it comes to definition. With that said, does the definition matter much? Isn’t the business value of the cloud more important than the strict definition? Of course the value is more important, but the definition can have implications with respect to understanding and quantifying that value for your business. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo attracted more than 50 sponsors and exhibitors and expo floor was visited by more than 2,250 delegates in Santa Clara, CA Prior to the release of VMware’s vSphere, which consists of ESX 4.0 and the accompanying management platform, the big names in the cloud computing space were G... (more)

How Secure is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Technology Review has published an interview with cryptography pioneer Whitfield Diffie that is worth reading. I had the great pleasure of presenting to Whit down at the Sun campus. He is a great scientist and a gentleman. In this interview, Diffie–who is now a visiting professor at Royal Holloway, University of London–draws an interesting analogy between cloud computing and air travel: “Whitfield Diffie: The effect of the growing dependence on cloud computing is similar to that of our dependence on public transportation, particularly air transportation, which forces us to trust organizations over which we have no control, limits what we can transport, and subjects us to rules and schedules that wouldn’t apply if we were flying our own planes. On the other hand, it is so much more economical that we don’t realistically have any alternative.” ... (more)