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What I’m Reading on 04/01/2014

Mobile health devices can increase patient adherence | Medical Economics “According to a study by Mobile Future and Infield Health, the wireless pill bottle, a device that digitally monitors the amount of pills in a bottle and can send Health … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: What is Big Data?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: What issues can analytics present?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 03/03/2014

Mobile World Congress 2014: Winners And Losers – InformationWeek “The Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry’s most important yearly event, drew a record 85,000 attendees — a 20% jump from the previous year. The week was filled with smartphones, tablets, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/25/2014

IBM News room – 2014-02-24 IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development – United States “IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/24/2014

IBM Accessibility – Improving the User Experience by Standardizing on EPUB “To help consumers easily read documents and educational materials, IBM is standardizing on EPUB as its primary packaged portable document format, making its documentation and content more accessible on … Continue reading

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Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 13.10

This post is a great example of why you should never say that you are starting a new series of blog entries. In February of 2010, I wrote a blog post called Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone opensim on Ubuntu … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/13/2014

StackMob Is Shutting Down – ReadWrite “StackMob is shutting down to focus its resources on PayPal, the company announced Wednesday. The payments company acquired StackMob in December. “ tags: stackmob paypal mobile Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/12/2014

Mobile Design Internship in Austin,TX, Cambridge,MA, New York,NY – Jobs at IBM – Powered by netMEDIA “The IBM IT team is looking for creative and innovative interns to join our team to rapidly develop and deploy apps that will show … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/27/2014

Android’s Favorite Keyboard Could Be Coming to iOS “SwiftKey, Android‘s most popular keyboard app, could soon be coming to iOS in the form of a note-taking app.” tags: android ios mobile Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/23/2014

Infinity AR: We’ll fulfill sci-fi promise of augmented reality | Cutting Edge – CNET News “Augmented reality has so far been mostly a sci-fi vision that overlays information from the virtual world atop what we see in the real world. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/22/2014

Watertown Daily Times | Community strategizes on rebuilding Wanakena footbridge “Teamwork will be key to rebuilding the Wanakena footbridge, which was mangled by slabs of drifting ice last week, community members agreed at a meeting Monday.” tags: wanakena Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/25/2013

U.S. Mobile Internet Traffic Nearly Doubled This Year – NYTimes.com “Two big shifts happened in the American cellphone industry over the past year: Cellular networks got faster, and smartphone screens got bigger. As a result, people’s consumption of mobile data … Continue reading

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/25/2013

How Leap Motion tracks what it can’t see | Internet & Media – CNET News “We’re not at “Minority Report” quite yet, but the latest Leap Motion upgrade and its new Freeform software have brought us one step closer to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/16/2013

Microsoft’s First 3-D Printing App Is Made For The Average Joe | Co.Design | business + design “Just a few months ago, Windows 8.1 became the first OS to support 3-D printing natively. That essentially meant Microsoft was building an … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/23/2013

The smaller, subtler changes in OS X Mavericks — Tech News and Analysis “From letting you know which apps are consuming too much power, to the ability to use a video game controller on a Mac, the tiniest changes to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/22/2013

Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives | ZDNet “Never forget that Ubuntu Touch is what Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, sees as Ubuntu’s real future. The Linux desktop is great, but it shows little sign of paying back Ubuntu founder … Continue reading

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My scale of cognitive computing

Last week I hosted a strategy session for my group at IBM Research and I used the following as a scale of how cognitive certain types of computing are: Bob’s Scale of Cognitive Computing Sentient “we can do without the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/11/2013

Successful companies will use mobile to drive change: IBM | ZDNet “Forward-looking enterprises are already dealing with the challenges of opening their business up on mobile, but the smart companies already have a number of key characteristics that see them … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/24/2013

Apple updates iMacs: Haswell, PCIe SSD, and 802.11ac | Ars Technica “Just a day after announcing its iPhone launch numbers, Apple is updating its iMac lineup. Last year’s all new iMac was an impressive performer and quite the looker, and … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/04/2013

Winners And Losers In The Microsoft Nokia Deal – Forbes “Frankly, the industry had come to a point where most of the mobile hardware looked the same. If you stripped the label from a Samsung or HTC device, it was … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/15/2013

IBM News room – 2013-08-15 IBM to Acquire Trusteer to Help Companies Combat Financial Fraud and Advanced Security Threats – United States “As part of this announcement, IBM is forming a cybersecurity software lab in Israel that will bring together … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/13/2013

BlackBerry to Explore Its Strategic Alternatives, Including a Sale – NYTimes.com “The struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. said on Monday that it was exploring a potential sale of the company or a joint venture, as it continued to cast about … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/11/2013

I Flirt and Tweet. Follow Me at #Socialbot. – NYTimes.com “Socialbots are tapping into an ever-expanding universe of social media. Last year, the number of Twitter accounts topped 500 million. Some researchers estimate that only 35 percent of the average … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/09/2013

Open source gets its own crowd-funding site, with bounties included “Many open source projects (from phones to programming tools) have taken to crowd-funding sites (such as Kickstarter and indiegogo) in order to raise the cash needed for large-scale development. And, … Continue reading

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Rules for fun and profit

Yesterday the New York Times published an article called “Apps That Know What You Want, Before You Do.” In it they described the category of so-called “predictive search” apps that behave like digital personal assistants, to a point. The idea … Continue reading

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What We Do When We Do Analytics Research

In May of 2013 I was asked to contribute an article to ProVISION, an IBM magazine published in Japan for current and potential customers and clients. That piece was translated into Japanese and published at the end of July. Below … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/12/2013

Google Expands Its Boundaries, Buying Waze for $1 Billion – NYTimes.com “Google announced Tuesday that it had closed its deal to buy Waze, a social mapping start-up that features real-time traffic data provided by users to help drivers find the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/11/2013

Open source Java iOS tools compared – JavaWorld “Java programming for Apple‘s iOS devices is not only possible but it’s getting easier all the time. Steve Hannah surveys the recent evolution of the Java iOS landscape, then introduces five open … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/08/2013

The Linux desktop is already the new normal | Open Source Software – InfoWorld “A debate is smoldering yet again in the Linux community as prominent figures debate whether it’s time to give up hope on the “year of the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/23/2013

With Tablets, Businesses Ring Up at More Fanciful Cash Registers – NYTimes.com “With the advent of tablets, particularly the iPad, many stores have traded in their clunky cash registers for mobile devices. Now, though, they are dressing up those tablets … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/09/2013

Ned Batchelder: Python parsing tools “A few years ago, I went looking for Python parsing tools. I spent a long time researching the various options. When I was done, I had a cheat sheet on the different alternatives. This is … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Enterprise Social Media

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding enterprise social media. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/05/2013

IBM, OpenStack, and the cloud IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack in the Cloud – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD “The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: … Continue reading

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IBM, standards, and the cloud

I just figured out that I’ve been involved with standards for almost one-third of my life, since the mid-1990s. During that time, I’ve been employed by IBM but I’ve also worked collaboratively with other people in the IT industry on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/21/2013

I.B.M. to Take Big Step Into Mobile – NYTimes.com “The company is announcing a major initiative into mobile, involving software, services and partnerships with other large vendors. I.B.M. plans to deploy consultants to give companies mobile shopping strategies, write mobile … Continue reading

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IBM broadcast from Mobile World Congress 2013

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona about IBM‘s mobile strategy after we acquired Worklight. This year, IBM will broadcast a 30 minute show featuring news, discussions with industry analysts and customers, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/08/2013

Dismal news for Microsoft’s mobile efforts: Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets sales are in the dumper | Computerworld Blogs “Microsoft just got hit with a double-whammy: Reports show that Windows Phone market share is in the very low single … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/02/2013

F.T.C. Suggests ‘Do-Not-Track’ Feature for Mobile Software and Apps – NYTimes.com “In a strong move to protect the privacy of Americans as they use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets, the Federal Trade Commission on Friday said the mobile … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/31/2013

COMP 250-2 Visual Analytics and Provenance “Visual analytics is the science of combining interactive visual interfaces and information visualization techniques with automatic algorithms to support analytical reasoning through human-computer interaction. People use visual analytics tools and techniques to synthesize information … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/29/2013

Kindle Fire Nabs 33 Percent of U.S. Android Tablet Market | News & Opinion | PCMag.com “Approximately 59 percent of the Android tablets equipped with Localytics-intregrated apps are from the U.S. Of those, 33 percent are Amazon Kindle Fires, the … Continue reading

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Symbolic computation in the small: Math on mobile

What are the main considerations when designing a math system or library that can do symbolic computation on mobile devices? I’ve written several times about math apps on mobile devices but, inspired by a blog post by Ismael Ghalimi, I … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/10/2013

Going Mobile: Advances in Mobility Lead to Smarter Travel « A Smarter Planet Blog “The true value of mobility does not live within each capability alone – rather, it’s all these apps coming together that can transform the travel experience. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/04/2013

A Martian Dream: Here’s What the Red Planet Would Look Like With Earth-Like Oceans and Life – Atlantic Mobile “What if instead of dust and rocks, our planetary neighbor Mars were a bit more lush? What if it had oceans, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/03/2013

Is Apple Plotting A Route To A Waze Acquisition? Rumours On The Road Point To Yes | TechCrunch “There can be no doubt that one of the hottest startups of the last couple of years has been social sat-nav smartphone … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/06/2012

What’s Amazon’s enterprise strategy for the cloud? | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld “Amazon Web Services is doing well with startups and midsize businesses, but pricing structure, security, and privacy issues are holding it back from gaining traction with enterprises” tags: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/05/2012

Google now lets businesses build private Android app stores | Ars Technica “Announced on Tuesday for Google Apps customers, the Google Play Private Channel lets IT shops build their own applications and distribute them to employees on the Google Play … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/28/2012

Apple Fires Maps Manager – NYTimes.com “Apple continues to clean house after it stumbled badly with its mobile mapping service, firing a manager who oversaw it.” tags: maps apple Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Daily links for 11/02/2012

AT&T offers free cloud storage for iOS and Android | Mobile – CNET News “Is AT&T trying to be like Apple‘s iCloud or Google Drive? It sure looks like it. The company is now offering a free video and photo … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/23/2012

Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing | TechCrunch “Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/15/2012

Google Aims to Move Ever More Seamlessly Into Daily Life – NYTimes.com “Mr. Singhal is talking about what computer scientists call ubiquitous computing or intelligence augmentation — the idea that computers will no longer be devices we turn on, but … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/17/2012

Apple – iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million in 24 Hours – NYTimes.com “Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours after Apple started taking them at 12 midnight Pacific time on Friday. That’s more … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/30/2012

IBM Brings Big Data Analytics, Cloud to US Open Tennis – IT Infrastructure – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “During the two-week event, IBM will apply its predictive analytics, cloud computing and mobile technology expertise to connect tennis fans to … Continue reading

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Where I’ve been

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an entry here. It’s been a very busy summer both in my personal life as well as my business one. I changed jobs within IBM effective August 1: I went from the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/12/2012

Index Shows iOS Programming Language Now In Top 3 As Mobile Development Booms | TechCrunch “According to the TIOBE Index, Objective-C is now more popular than C++, showing proof that mobile development is surging ahead as we enter the post-PC era.” … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/09/2012

Future of mobile: “compound” apps that know what you want | VentureBeat “The other group has started adopting a “mobile first” position. So of all the possible ways of reaching their employees or customers, companies are now switching to an approach … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/03/2012

Operators back Firefox mobile platform plans, Articles | Mobile Business Briefing “Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor are supporting Mozilla’s planned HTML5-based platform for mobile handsets, which it was today revealed will use the Firefox OS … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/30/2012

No Flash for Android 4.1, no new installs after August 15 | Ars Technica “Adobe announced yesterday that its mobile version of Flash is completely unsupported on Android 4.1, and no new downloads of Flash from the Google Play store … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/22/2012

NASA Offers Web, Mobile Links To Follow Space Station And Mission Control – MarketWatch “NASA is using the Internet and smartphones to provide the public with a new inside look at what happens aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/18/2012

IBM Worklight user documentation “This Getting Started page contains a series of modules that offer step-by-step guidance on how to use the different parts of the IBM Worklight V5.0 product. The modules on this Getting Started page might include exercises. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/13/2012

Troubled Twinity bought by Exit Reality – Hypergrid Business “Metaversum, the developers of the 3D mirror world Twinity, today announced their acquisition by 3D Internet company ExitReality. Twinity has been having some problems recently. It hasn’t had any news announcements since May … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/12/2012

Microsoft Adds Linux To Azure Cloud Platform “Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) on Thursday is unveiling new Windows Azure cloud services, including support for Linux-based operating systems. Microsoft, which thought of Linux as a rival, will now offer several Linux distributions. They are Suse … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/11/2012

Apple Keeps Loyalty of Mobile App Developers – NYTimes.com “Smartphones running Google’s Android operating system outsell iPhones more than two to one. And yet, even as Google’s system has gobbled up market share, Apple has held onto one critical advantage … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/07/2012

Websphereusergroup.org “Keeping pace with the mobility market is daunting, and maintaining apps that need to work on various devices in this ever-changing market is like chasing a carrot around a dog track. How can you keep up? IBM’s acquisition of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/04/2012

Hey Developers, Make Your Mobile Apps Blazing Fast | Forrester Blogs “Smartphone users are no exception to the “make it faster” rule. They expect their apps to be blazing fast. Mobile carriers and smartphone manufacturers juice up their expectations by … Continue reading

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Mobile, smarts, an airport, and AI

How the constant presence of a smartphone along with some analytics could have improved one travel experience, albeit with caveats on privacy and centralized personal data storage. Several months ago I was connecting through a large US midwest airport on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/01/2012

IBM Design – Design gallery: Open RIA – Maqetta Mobile Authoring Overview “Maqetta is an IBM-initiated Dojo Foundation open source project for visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces, for both desktop and mobile platforms. Maqetta includes many features that allow … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/31/2012

Innovate 2012: How secure are your mobile apps? – IBM Software Blog “The mobile security threat vector is growing rapidly, so I am always on the lookout for new and relevant information on mobile security threats and how to secure … Continue reading

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Mobile: Build, Connect, Manage, Secure, Extend, Transform

In various IBM presentations about mobile starting at the Impact conference at the end of April, we’ve been using a slide that looks like this: I’m going to give a quick introduction to some of the terms on the slide … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/18/2012

Visualized: Android’s device diversity cut up into 3,997 little pieces – Engadget “Some call it diversity, some call it fragmentation. However you slice it, there’s a lot of Android devices out there. OpenSignalMaps has tracked a staggering 3,997 unique phones, … Continue reading

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My Impact mainstage talk about mobile

On May 2 I gave a short talk on the main stage of the Impact conference about some IBM announcements around mobile. I gave some analyst statistics and then announcement the IBM Mobile Foundation along with IBM Worklight 5.0. Here’s … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/16/2012

How Mobile is Rapidly Evolving the World – Forbes “According to Price Waterhouse Coopers’ latest Digital IQ survey, 66% of organizations are investing in mobile technologies for their employees. But these businesses are reacting to the Bring Your Own Device … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/12/2012

IBM Innovate 2012: Learn what’s next, now – United States “Innovate 2012 will show you how to harness the power of software-driven innovation to deliver smarter products and improve business outcomes. IBM Rational will share the stage with customers, business … Continue reading

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