Mobile Cloud

What to look for in mobile cloud-based storage

Grazed from ConsumerAffairs. Author: Mark Huffman.

Hackers and identity thieves are increasingly focused on mobile computing. With so many smartphones and tablets now in use, mobile is increasingly becoming how consumers use the web. Criminals also like the fact that many mobile devices have little or no security protection – not on the device itself and not on the data that is stored in the cloud.

Mobile data can be stored both places and security experts say both need strong protection. Chris Rancourt, an editor at NextAdvisor.com, says consumers who use an online backup service to store and share their data in the cloud need to be especially careful...

Clouds Gather in Gaming Landscape

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Michael Goodenough.

The video gaming industry is one of the most dynamic sectors in entertainment. As new features and functionality come online to evolve the game experience, the industry has intersected with another rapidly advancing IT sector: cloud computing.

Cloud momentum has been picking up since at least 2010, when for the first time in history gamers purchased more PC video games online than at retail stores. While PCs still ruled the download market at this time, the rise of mobile and tablet devices has usurped PCs as the main alternative to gaming consoles. For mobile content to thrive, it needs the cloud...

Onehub Launches Cloud File Sharing on iOS Mobile Devices

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

Onehub is extending is mobile cloud application with the ability for Apple (AAPL) iOS users to securely share files directly to the Onehub file-sharing network. Essentially, this gives iPad and iPhone users to use the file-sharing service just as they would with other supported devices.

Onehub provides file-sharing cloud technology for businesses. The company noted that customers who receive an email can open attachments via their iOS devices, view the files and then choose to save them to the Onehub network...

Benefits Of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (CMC) Based Mobile Platforms

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Salman Ul Haq.

Mobile based cloud computing has been getting a forward nudge in the market swiftly because of the increasing benefits related to data manageability and user experience. Probably the most alluring factor of mobile based cloud computing is introduction of Augmented reality(AR), a technology to virtualize the sensory perceptions of human beings into augmented computer generated form in order to give the look and feel of the real time environments.

Using and deploying remote resources for mobile based cloud architectures have become easy and more efficient amid the implementation of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (CMC) paradigms which argue the adaptation of remote resources for the allocation of resources pool for mobile based cloud models. CMC models have given rise to prodigious and state of the art AR based hardware equipped with optimized cloud computing capabilities, such as being offered by Google Glass. Google Glass uses the colossal AR based implementations to offer the enhanced user experience...

Social, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data Analytics - removing barriers to reinventing work

Grazed from IT-Director. Author: Neil Ward-Dutton.

While I was at IBM’s IMPACT conference in the spring, I participated in a panel with Sandy Kemsley and Bruce Silver, and also Pierre Haren and Eric Herness of IBM. The theme was about the future of BPM and, among other things, we were asked to talk about the impact of the ‘big 4' technology trends that everyone talks about—Social, Mobile, Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics—on BPM discipline, business cases and results over the coming years.

Like all keen panellists, I did a bit of prep on these topics before we actually got onto the stage—making sure I’d thought through various angles and thought of ways to explain them plainly to what looked like it would be quite a mixed audience. As we got towards the end of the panel session I was glad I’d done that prep. We were all asked to provide some closing thoughts to the audience, and something struck me in the moment. We’d all been talking about the impact of social, mobile, cloud computing and big data as isolated concerns in the context of business processes; but really, they’re all very much connected together...

Composable PaaS vs. Modular Cloud Services

Grazed from Jaxenter. Author: Mike Soby.

Recently, James Urquhart brought up a fascinating debate about contextual versus composable PaaS, which has created an equally interesting, broader debate for application deployment in general. Contextual PaaS provides an integrated deployment framework with no ability to add custom components and requires applications to be written to that platform. Composable PaaS on the other hand allows for greater flexibility, as components can be plugged in to support diverse applications.

While we believe composable PaaS delivers value and caters to a wide variety of applications, cloud services provide almost infinite flexibility for application development, which begs the question: are composable PaaS or modular cloud services a better way to develop applications?...

Cloud Computing: BloomReach Harnesses Big Data And Machine Learning To Personalize Any Mobile App

Grazed from TechCrunch. Author: Josh Constine.

The shift to mobile is sucking the money out of e-commerce, but BloomReach thinks big data can save the day. Today it brings its big-data content optimization SaaS to the small screen to add smart product recommendations, predictive search, a trending section and cross-device personalization to the mobile presence of any business. BloomReach makes your app more relevant to boost sales with data science.

It’s already working on the web. The startup crawls the web learning what people search for, click on, and share. It then uses the information to improve a business’s ads, point them to personalized landing pages for each visitor, and show potential customers the products they’re most likely to buy...

Oracle revamps Java development tools for mobile and cloud

Grazed from CBR. Author: Editorial Staff.

Oracle has launched a new version of its Cloud Application Foundation together with updated 12c Java technologies including Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse.

Integrating application server and in-memory data grid capabilities into a base for cloud computing, the new Cloud Application Foundation offers a platform that enables launching latest applications, shorten operations, ramp up time-to-market and reduce overall ownership cost, while obtaining more value from their existing application infrastructure...

Progress Launches PaaS For Mobile, On-Premises Apps

Grazed from InformationWeek.  Author: Charles Babcock.

Microsoft has platform-as-a-service. VMware has PaaS. Savvis has PaaS. Why shouldn't Progress Software have PaaS too?  The other parties offer PaaS as part of their cloud service offerings. Progress, until now, hasn't been viewed as either a cloud service or cloud software provider. That's why it needs PaaS. Earlier this month, Progress announced its Progress Pacific PaaS system for cloud application and mobile developers. The system won't become available until July.

Progress already has a presence in on-premises development. The company name springs from what was originally the Progress 4GL language, which it changed in 2006 to OpenEdge Advanced Business Language (ABL) to escape the limitations of being classified as a fourth-generation language. However, ABL maintains an English-like syntax and access to a built-in relational database, like its 4GL predecessor...

Mobile, Modernization, And Cloud See The Money In 2013

Grazed from IT Jungle. Author: Jenny Thomas.

IT departments around the world can practically be heard crying out "show me the money" after years of tight budgets and sweeping cutbacks. And while the overall picture for IT spending still isn't looking too rosy, there are a few areas that will get an infusion of cash this year, according to a recent survey of spending by government sector organizations on hardware, software, IT services and telecommunications by Gartner.  The Gartner analysts are projecting that worldwide IT spending by government organizations will total $449.5 billion in 2013, which is a slight decrease of 0.1 percent from 2012.

This is also a revision to Gartner's original 2013 spending forecast of 0.2 percent growth, which it blames on weak economic development. But Gartner did identify three areas where spending was likely to increase: mobile technologies, IT modernization, and cloud computing. Professional services and big data were also noted as areas where investment was anticipated to be strong this year...