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The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Intel will launch a new Atom processor code-named Lexington aimed at emerging markets in a move to put more of its chips into smartphones.  The V.P. for Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, said Acer, Africa-based Safaricom, and Lava, based in India, will announce products based on Lexington in the first quarter. Read Original Content While recent data indicates Google's Android oper... (more)

Microsoft Windows Azure adds IaaS and Hybrid Cloud Capabilities

Microsoft is all set to lock horns with Amazon in the Cloud. Microsoft announced Windows Azure in 2008 as a .NET Platform as a Service (PaaS) and since then they have been adding features to make it more appealing to Java and PHP developers. It has reached a point where Windows Azure has become the polyglot PaaS and semi IaaS offering. With Worker Roles, customers could run a variety of workloads on Windows Azure. When compared to other PaaS offerings like Heroku, Cloud Foundry and Engine Yard, developers felt that Windows Azure is too prescriptive and forces too much of refactoring to move even simple consumer web applications. These applications need the underlying platform to be highly elastic and due to Windows Azure architecture, achieving rapid elasticity was complex. AWS and other PaaS offerings score high on auto scale capabilities. I always felt that the... (more)

TeamDrive Partners with SmartOffice to Offer First Office Productivity Solution with End-to-End Encryption

Empower your mobile workforce and prevent data leakage with TeamDrive Secure Office. Register to be notified when a free 30-day trial becomes available at Hamburg, Germany - 23 April 2013 - Enterprise cloud provider TeamDrive Systems, a 2012 IT Security Award winner, today announced it is integrating document viewing and editing tools from SmartOffice Technologies to create a fully secure office productivity solution called TeamDrive Secure Office. Scheduled for release this spring, TeamDrive Secure Office is believed to be the first technology of its kind to address the corporate and government need for complete, end-to-end encryption when sharing data between multiple users and mobile devices. With TeamDrive Secure Office, shared documents will never leave the secure environment created by TeamDrive and SmartOffice. Even when workers acce... (more)

Cloud Executives Feature on Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel

Before the New York version of its International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which is about to be held again in Silicon Valley - at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 2-4 November, 2009 - SYS-CON invited four leading industry thought leaders to discuss on SYS-CON.TV how Cloud Computing brings the economics of the Web to Enterprise IT and where the move to the cloud will take the industry overall. Register Today and Save ! Sponsor and/or Exhibit Today View Full Conference Schedule The participants were VP & CTO, Werner Vogels; Rackspace CTO, John Engates; Booz Allen Hamilton Principal, Rod Fontecilla; and Sun's CTO of Global Sales & Services, Hal Stern. View the Conference Main Page Here ! ( The discussion, moderated by SYS-CON.TV host Jeremy Geelan, was animated, informed, and wide-ranging and covered everything from the origi... (more)

Red Hat’s KVM virtualization steals spotlight at IBM’s recent Cloud announcement

IBM has launched a new service that lets outside enterprises indulge in software development and testing on its Cloud Platform. IBM currently hosts services on the web like Lotus Live along with a Private cloud option that it launched in 2009. Since then it has steadily expanded its cloud portfolio to include hosted test environments, storage and other associated services. Now along with Product testing and development, IBM is targeting the whole Infrastructure space offered as a service on the cloud (IAAS). Big Blue has clearly ventured into commercial Public cloud terrain complete with a Partner ecosystem like Amazon EC2’s.  Its channel partners will be able to build their services over IBM’s cloud allowing it to offer a suite of web based Software applications. The new offering comes with support for Linux via Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux... (more)

Check Out the New Windows Azure Hub on Channel 9

Several weeks ago we launched a new hub for Windows Azure on Channel 9. This hub will serve as an index and entry point for all video content related to Windows Azure. Since the launch we have already made progress on building a video library to help developers get started learning Windows Azure. Introduction videos have been created for core services like Mobile Services, Web Sites, Cloud Services, and SQL Databases. This page also features three video series: Cloud Cover, Web Camps TV, and Subscribe!. Finally, this page highlights videos that have been recorded at events like BUILD and TechEd. Series Below you will find a list of the series that we have launched. More videos and series will be added at later dates. Windows Azure Mobile Services App development with a scalable and secure backend hosted in Windows Azure. Incorporate structured storage, user authenti... (more)

Microsoft takes on

Microsoft has now two tricks in the Cloud, PaaS and IaaS. Not satisfied with just being a PaaS vendor Microsoft began to sell IaaS as well. Two years after breaking into the clouds with Windows Azure Microsoft wants now to challenge the IaaS leader, has matured and Microsoft is a relatively new comer, but Microsoft has deep pockets and a solid record in PaaS and it will be an interesting development to watch. How did this Microsoft getting into IaaS happen?  Microsoft broadened its cloud repertoire with persistent virtual machines; virtual networking and support for Linux instances. In days to come we will hear more about it. Read the breaking news on (July 2012, Page 2). In my book on SQL Azure (December 2010, I had noted the following information (excerpt from Chapter 1) I had gathered for and Microsoft: Amazon Web Serv... (more)

Why Silverlight in Web 2.0?

Silverlight is the next step towards user experience in enriching today’s 2.0 technology. Microsoft Silverlight is a web application framework with added interactivity features and supports .NET language and development tools. It is basically a programming model to develop and distribute Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). It is a free cross browser plug-in for delivering multimedia experiences for the web. It is considered as an Adobe flash alternative. Silverlight supports Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime (CLR), which allows both designers and developers to run the .NET environment within a browser and do so in a relatively lightweight package Silverlight enables web site development companies to design, develop, and deliver powerful applications and experiences for the web. It’s a browser plug-in that works with Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and devices. Best of all,... (more)

Roambi Introduces New Database Connector to Help Turn Both Big Data and Relational Data into Valuable Business Insights

Roambi ES 4.5 JDBC Connector Gives Businesses Unprecedented Access to Data from Multiple Databases, Crystalized in Captivating Visuals San Diego, Calif - February 5, 2013 - Roambi, the stunning business app that redesigns the way the world interacts with data, today announced the launch of Roambi ES 4.5 JDBC Connector. The Roambi Connector enables businesses to tap directly into any JDBC-powered database to capture critical data, right from the source and transform it into engaging visuals that reveal key business insights - anytime, anywhere. With the launch of the JDBC Connector, Roambi is helping democratize the power of big data for all businesses. Companies can now access and integrate data from multiple database sources and garner meaningful information through Roambi's stunning visual reports and graphs. "Making information available, including big data, throu... (more)

Embedded Microsoft | @DevOpsSummit @Azure #BigData #DevOps #Docker

Embedded Microsoft In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at, will discuss's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Speaker Bio Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency  (under 10ms). He is working at as a Director of Software Engineering leading key initiatives around service containerization, scaling and geo-redundancy. His extensive knowledge integrating Docker, Mesos, Kafka, and many more pieces of the Big Data stack resulted in numerous performance boosts and operational cutoffs. Y... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers Cast More Than 4,000 Votes In First Week Of Voting

This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting include: 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards: There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java Application Server" categor... (more)