Lenovo to push cloud offerings for mobile devices

Grazed from DataCenterDynamics. Author: Hollie Luxford.

US-based cloud computing software manufacturer Stoneware – a subsidiary of Chinese computer technology company Lenovo – is planning to offer hosted application services that it will build on existing secure cloud and virtual desktop services, according to Techworld. Lenovo acquired Stoneware in 2012 to enhance and expand its cloud computing solutions.

Last year Lenovo opened its first public cloud service, Reach which it built around technology is gained from Stoneware. Stoneware’s WebNetwork virtual desktop currently offers a cloud desktop, with a browser-like interface and also provides secure and server-defined access to Web-based software such as Salesforce applications...

Mobile Cloud Computing: IT Trend of the Decade

Grazed from LinkedIn.  Author: Reza Rahimi.

mobile computing is expanding beyond the traditional approach on voice and data delivery to encompass new classes of rich mobile applications and technologies such as location based services, mobile social networks, crowd computing, sensory based applications and wearable technologies to name a few.

These classes of mobile applications and technologies have quantitative and qualitative criteria of growing importance like efficiency and performance, scalability, privacy and reliability. Due to the resource limitation of mobile devices, cloud computing could be a good potential candidate to solve these problems...

Wall Street Beat: Mobile, cloud are key to tech earnings

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Marc Ferranti.

Tech industry bellwethers, including Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, weighed in this week with quarterly earnings and -- surprise! -- mobile and cloud offerings appear to be the key to their health. The earnings came out amid some upbeat market research about IT spending trends.

For example, Forrester Research reported Thursday that U.S. spending on technology will rise 5.3 percent this year to US$1.3 trillion and 6 percent to $1.4 trillion in 2015, due to an improving economy and a jump in IT purchases by businesses and government agencies. Software will grow faster than hardware and "one of the hottest areas in software is unsurprisingly mobile apps which will grow by roughly 50 percent in 2014, reaching $7 billion," Forrester said... takes a cue from Amazon's Mayday with 'SOS' for service

Grazed from ITWorld. Author: Chris Kanaracus. was so impressed by the Mayday customer support feature that rolled out for its Kindle Fire HDX tablets that it's now working to create its own version. Mayday allows HDX users who find themselves stumped to simply touch a button and be connected to a support representative via video chat.

The upcoming Salesforce1 Service Cloud SOS provides an SDK (software development kit) that companies can use to embed a similar button into any native iOS or Android mobile application, said Larry Robinson, vice president of product management. Companies using SOS, however, would have to be subscribers to Salesforce's Service Cloud customer-service software...

VMware mobile-cloud vision stirs memories of Sun 'network is computer'

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Eileen Yu.

Organizations are moving to the mobile-cloud world and virtualization vendor, VMware, wants to provide the tools they need in this new era, spanning from the network and storage to the desktop. A "tectonic shift" is underway today with businesses are transitioning from a client-server computing realm to one delivered on virtualization and cloud computing, said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, who has been evangelizing the company's vision to become a leading cloud services player.

In Singapore on Tuesday to champion its message at VMware's Partner Exchange On Tour conference, Gelsinger told reporters here the vendor was "uniquely positioned" to tap this transition since virtualization is the underpinning technology in the mobile-cloud era. VMware is looking to drive its vision by focusing on three primary areas: end-user computing, software-defined data center, and hybrid cloud...

Cloud Computing: Gartner seven technological trends for 2014

Grazed from CustomerThink. Author: Paul Anderson.

Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the top technological trends that will affect organizations in 2014. In the words of David Cearley - “We have identified the technologies that companies should factor into their strategic planning processes. This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the listed technologies, but companies should look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years.”

He further added that the convergence of four powerful forces: social, mobile, cloud and information, will drive change in the corporate realm. Taking excerpts from the original Gartner news, below enlisted is a summarized version of seven of those technological trends which (according to Gartner) will impact every organization's long-term plans and programs:...

Enabling secure notifications to mobile devices via cloud

Grazed from CIOL. Author: Editorial Staff.

IBM inventors have patented a cloud computing security technique that enables app developers to ensure that data notifications are securely and confidentially pushed to and from mobile devices. It enables developers to create applications that can encrypt data notifications, assign them a unique message identifier (ID) that is securely transmitted to a mobile device via a third-party service provider.

Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of data shared via mobile networks is a priority for developers, service providers and end-users, yet IBM security researchers found that insufficient security protocols in mobile applications can risk exposing details of data notifications pushed across mobile networks, potentially exposing personal or sensitive information to service providers...

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Global Mobile Computing Devices Market Report

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Mobile computing devices have made headway in the Electronics industry in the last decade. Devices such as smartphones and tablets have become indispensable to most people across the world. Companies are increasingly encouraging their employees to work from home or other remote locations to ensure that employees are accessible during work hours.

On a similar note, there are organizations that are also implementing bring your own device policies, allowing employees to bring their personal mobile devices and connect them to the company's network. All of this has been facilitated by mobile computing devices. The analysts have conducted an in-depth research on select mobile computing devices and forecast the respective markets to grow at the following CAGRs during the period 2012-2017...

Cloud Computing: Unlocking the power of mobile workspaces with digitally savvy workers

Grazed from TheBorneoPost.  Author: Editorial Staff.

The cloud and mobile era is marked by the exponentially increasing number of digitally savvy workers, impacted by the ongoing trends of IT consumerisation, and Bring Your Own (BYO) devices and apps.

According to IDC, 2014 will see the reality of tablets replacing laptops in the enterprise1. In addition, the Citrix Mobility in Business Report last year revealed that nearly one-third of the global workforce is believed to be utilising their own mobile apps for work purposes, such as employee intranet portals, file sync and sharing platforms...

Panda Cloud Systems Management Now Allows Management of Windows, Mac and Linux Devices, As Well as Tablets and Smartphones

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the addition of significant enhancements and new features to Panda Cloud Systems Management (PCSM), its remote management and monitoring solution designed to help organizations manage, monitor and support all types of devices on their computer networks, both in the office and on the road.

The new features incorporated in Panda Cloud Systems Management include printer management via SNMP, which allows IT administrators to configure monitors and alerts to control printer status, track toner and paper usage, etc. This feature will extend to routers and switches in future releases...