Mobile Cloud

How CIOs can prepare for the new era of total mobility

Grazed from CSO.  Author: John Gonsalez.

The need for a rock-solid, mobility-enabled network that reaches users no matter where they are is an investment priority for organisations, but what should enterprises be doing to prepare for the new era of total mobility?

First let us consider the situation. With the proliferation of mobile users and their devices, within a campus or across continents, the challenges of operating and managing a network have changed fundamentally. IT has moved quickly from a world of fixed computing to a new world of mobility where everything — people, devices, machines, and applications — is in constant motion...

Redefining Mobile with Cloud Computing and BYOD

Grazed from Kropla.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Mobile communications move and change at the speed of light. The way businesses and consumers use mobile technology today is not even remotely the same way they were using it just 10 years ago. In fact, mobile technology is moving so quickly that “mobile” doesn’t mean the same thing it did just a few years ago.

Old vs. New Mobility

When mobile phones and wireless internet first came on the scene, they were used as a way to stay in touch while on the road. But now, thanks to smartphones and mobile cloud computing capabilities, business travel spending is down, and mobile communications is skyrocketing...

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...

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:...

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...

EMC's New Mission: Mobile, Cloud, Big Data World

Grazed from Investors.com. Author: Reinhardt Krause.

When Joe Tucci took over as EMC chief executive in January 2001, he faced the challenge of reviving a company that took a big hit in the 2000-01 dot-com crash, with annual revenue falling to $5.4 billion in 2002 from $8.8 billion just two years earlier. The data storage system-maker's customers were shifting to client-server computing and shared, networked resources. Tucci knew software innovation would be key.

EMC (EMC), based in Hopkinton, Mass., is still the information technology industry's data storage leader. The firm owes much to what Tucci calls its "string of pearls" acquisitions, led by the jewel it bought in 2004 — VMware (VMW), an emerging force in client-server computing...

Interop 2014: Mobile is here, cloud is next, SDN is coming

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider. Keynote panelists from Cisco, HP, Dell Citrix and Deloitte all spoke about the changes that are shaping the IT industry today and how practitioners can get their hands around these mega-trends.

Mobile: It’s here

Larry Quinlan, the global CIO of $32 billion international consulting firm Deloitte, spoke about how in this new era, IT leaders need to inspire their workforce to embrace these changes. It’s about creating a culture of passion for technology, he says. This can be done in a number of ways, but he said the key is to ensure that IT shops are not seen as enablers and inhibitors to technology...

Mobility: 5 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Field Team

Grazed from MobileInsight. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing has changed the way that people work by overhauling the manner in which computer data is stored and accessed. Essentially, “the cloud” stores data through the Internet rather than a hard drive. Through the cloud, employees can now work remotely, operate more efficiently as a team, and data can be permanently secured. Here are the five benefits of cloud computing for your field team:

1. Enhanced Collaboration

One of the largest benefits of cloud computing is the ability for your field team to access the same documents, share information, simultaneously work on projects, and provide real-world updates to other group members. By allowing information to be shared instantaneously, the days of mailing private documents, printing and scanning, or team members only working on one file at a time are over; rather, team members can multitask, assign out projects that can be viewed amongst everyone, and exchange data with the click of a button...

The New Microsoft Delivers On The Mobile Cloud

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Maribel Lopez.

CEO Satya Nadella’s first major press conference last week was a return to basics for Microsoft. It focused the vision and the technology, not the glitz and glamour. The pacing and rally cries were replaced with literary quotes. Gates once spoke of a PC on every desk. Nadella talks about the cloud fueling every device and Microsoft cloud software becoming a crucial part of this ecosystem.

In the excitement surrounding Office for the iPad, many people I’ve spoken with have overlooked the key message that Nadella discussed on Thursday. First, Nadella proclaimed that it is a mobile cloud world. “The cloud is how a device becomes your device. And the cloud is how your device becomes part of your life, by connecting to all the people, information and experiences that matter to you...