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ThinPrint Launches the First Managed and Secure Mobile Printing Solution for Businesses

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Print management expert, ThinPrint, today announced the availability of its new product ThinPrint Mobile Print. The new software enables companies to integrate iOS and Android devices into their existing print infrastructure so that employees can easily access and use all current network printers. User authorizations are automatically inherited from the Microsoft Active Directory or from the print server and can be additionally extended or restricted as required for mobile users. ThinPrint's close cooperation with the leading mobile device management (MDM) providers ensures seamless interaction for companies with enterprise mobility management (EMM) systems in use. The included secure pull-printing feature, which allows users to authenticate themselves directly at the printer, rounds off the solution perfectly.

Many companies use an MDM or EMM system to securely manage their mobile devices and distribute apps. However, if employees want to print with their iPads, iPhones or Android devices, they quickly reach the limits of mobile productivity. The new ThinPrint Mobile Print software is the solution. It can be integrated into EMM or MDM systems to enable secure mobile printing with iOS and Android devices. Employees can print from iOS and Android apps on their tablets and smartphones to any existing network printer in the enterprise, regardless of which printer models from which manufacturer are in use. The existing user rights are inherited from the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) or from the print servers but can be modified if required.

Spiceworks Cloud-Based Help Desk Application Goes Mobile

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Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced IT professionals can deploy and manage its cloud-based help desk solution on smartphones and tablets via the Spiceworks Help Desk mobile app. Today's announcement also includes new features to the cloud-based help desk, including service level agreement (SLA) ticket alerting, an IT Knowledge Base, and Spiceworks App Center integration. Collectively, Spiceworks provides a feature-rich help desk solution that can be deployed and managed in a way that works best for the IT professional. 

"The IT professionals in my department are often running around the office supporting employees so it's historically been difficult to address urgent user requests when we're not at our desks," said Brad Everts, IT supervisor at TW Garner Food Company. "The mobile app for Spiceworks' cloud-based help desk gives us the flexibility to open, respond to, and close tickets from wherever we may be."

 

WaveMaker Helps Enterprises Add Mobile Interfaces to Existing Apps with Delivery of Hybrid Mobile Rapid App Development (MRAD)

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WaveMaker, a leading enterprise Rapid Application Development Platform software company, today announced the availability of hybrid mobile app development as part of its open standards-based Rapid App Development (RAD) platform. With the consumerization of IT, organizations of all sizes now have an acute and growing need to modernize and mobilize their application interfaces. By bringing RAD to hybrid mobile app development, WaveMaker enables companies to create mobile user interfaces for their existing apps more efficiently, saving time and money by speeding development, leveraging current staff without requiring coding skills, and reusing database schema or data structures. 

Today's users increasingly demand mobile access to apps, and modernizing the front-ends of existing apps to add mobile capabilities using web technologies is more efficient than investing time and money in building native apps for each of the mobile platforms such as Android, IOS, and Windows. Those platforms and devices change rapidly, requiring constant updating of native apps, which is a maintenance headache. Plus, building new front-end apps is easier than modifying existing web apps because mobile apps have newer interaction paradigms, including different navigation controls, multiple screen resolutions, and platform-specific usability guidelines. Most mobile app building requires complex API development to access enterprises' backend systems and server-side databases.

Mobile and Cloud Computing Face Emerging Threats

Grazed from CIO Insight. Author: Karen A. Frenkel.

At last month's annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit, security experts from academia, private industry and government gathered to discuss new technologies and strategies to ward off sophisticated cyber-attacks. The resulting report, "Emerging Cyber Threats," discusses emerging threats, their potential impact and countermeasures. The report notes that organizations face a dilemma: they must protect information from data-stealing malware while allowing employees to efficiently access data in order to do their jobs.

"With recent revelations of data collection by the federal government, we will continue to see a focus on cloud security," says Wenke Lee, director of Georgia Tech's information security Center. "But encryption in the cloud often impacts data accessibility and processing speed. So we are likely to see increased debate about the tradeoffs between security, functionality and efficiency."...

Cloud Computing, Big Data and Smart Mobile Apps will Drive IT Spending in 2014

Grazed from CloudTimes. Author: Saroj Kar.

Forrester released the data of its annual survey on IT spending worldwide and detects areas with higher spending, including apps and tablets. Forrester Research annual report on worldwide IT spending split the amount of 2.06 trillion dollars spent this year from businesses and governments between hardware, software and services related to information technology world. CIOs and IT decision-makers plan their biggest software spending increases in mobile applications and middleware, analytics, security, and collaboration software.

Software registered largest share of tech spending in 2013 and companies will continue to spend in this segment particularly on smart and cloud computing in 2014. While investment in legacy applications (both desktop and server) begins to languish, most investment moves towards cloud computing solutions, SaaS solutions development and towards the smart computing, i.e. Big Data and mobile application development...

Gladinet Enhances Mobile Access to Cloud Storage

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Gladinet has announced the release of updated iOS and Android clients for Gladinet cloud storage. New features include the ability to remove company data from a mobile device which has been lost or stolen and a more seamless document editing experience for mobile applications accessing cloud storage.
 
Gladinet's CEO, Jerry Huang, stated, "We are pleased to provide our mobile users with a richer document editing experience. Now its even easier to provide mobile access to file server data. For example, after file server migration to create a cloud file server, remote users can enjoy mobile access to cloud documents by editing them with any mobile application and then using the same application to upload a modified document to the cloud file server. Furthermore, if an employee loses a device with sensitive company data, we now offer the ability to erase all sensitive data from the device. This process can be initiated by an administrator from the central management console."

SaaS, cloud and mobile to reshape software market

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SaaS now accounts for at least 40% of the software revenue for 10 major companies listed Global 100 Software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud, IT consumerisation and mobile are expected to impact the software industry in the coming days, according to a report by PwC.

PwC's Global 100 Software Leaders report found that SaaS now accounts for at least 40% of the software revenue for 10 major companies listed Global 100 and out of them nine companies are based in US. PwC US software and Internet leader Patrick Pugh said that software companies and vendors are especially beginning to feel the effects of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology on their business models...

FatCloud Launches to Enable a New Generation of Mobile, Cloud and Web Applications

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FatCloud launches today, introducing a new IT development and management platform that delivers .NET applications in less time and at lower cost. The company behind the eponymous cloud-enabled application platform, backed by invention company Elevator Labs, also makes its public debut after nearly five years of team- and product-building.

Built to leverage .NET and the Microsoft ecosystem, FatCloud eradicates conventional IT development barriers and accelerates application time-to-market by providing a platform for scale-out processing, data management, and availability/redundancy. FatCloud takes care of an application's back-end plumbing, so companies of all sizes can empower their IT and focus on accelerating their business strategy, product innovation and growth.

FatCloud uses Microsoft's standard Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) stack, so developers already know many of the key concepts central to FatCloud, allowing .NET staff to be up and running in hours, not weeks. This preserves existing IT investments and reduces development time and costs, allowing any company to seamlessly leverage and integrate FatCloud's enterprise-grade power.

 

Google's New Chromebook Caters to Cloud Crowd

Grazed from Technology News.  Author: Peter Suciu.

Google unveiled a new Samsung Chromebook on Thursday, available for pre-order at US$249. The new model is more streamlined and far cheaper than its predecessors.

It costs $200 less than the Samsung Chrome 550, which was released earlier this year, and $100 less than the Series 5 model, which debuted last year.

The sleek new form factor is compelling, said Craig Stice, senior principal analyst for compute platforms at IHS iSuppli.

"To have a successful product in mobile, it has to be very thin, very light," he told TechNewsWorld. "That is enough to draw attention from other products that are out there."...

Making a Fuss About the Mobile Cloud

Grazed from InternetEvolution. Author: Kim Davies.

What are we to make of the "mobile cloud," and is it something midmarket enterprises should be focused on?

It's self-evident, I suppose, that mobile cloud computing implies a cloud architecture geared to serving mobile connections. Let's take a look at an academic definition:

MCC is an amalgam of three foundations, namely cloud computing, mobile computing, and networking. The most promising and intriguing characteristics of MCC paradigm are mobility and rich functionality. We define mobile cloud computing as "a rich mobile computing technology that leverages unified elastic resources of varied clouds and network technologies toward unrestricted functionality, storage, and mobility..."

That's a definition offered by researchers at the University of Malaya's Mobile Cloud Computing Research Lab, and it has the merits of being both current and clear. Their 2012 paper on the subject, from which the definition is taken, is well worth reading in full...