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This week in an interview with me, SAP's Head of Mobility, Sanjay Poonen predicted that by 2015, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based.  In another interview I conducted this week with Sencha's CEO, Michael Mullany, he predicted that by 2014, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based, 20% would be native, and 30% would be a hybrid of HTML5. The bottom line is that HTML5 is going to be very important for enterprise mobility going forward. Now for the news! BBC Worldwide has invested in HTML5 tech company Spaceport.io and will use Spaceport’s technology to create new games and apps that will run on the web, mobile devices, and connected TVs.  Read original content Of the 50 retail and travel m-commerce sites using Usablenet’s HTML5-based Usablenet Mobile 2.0 system, 28 percent experienced an increase in overall usage, an 11 per... (more)

Google Chrome OS On Its Way From Google

Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google, and Linus Upson, a Google Engineering Director, posted details about the long-awaited Google Chrome OS yesterday on the Official Google Blog. Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. "Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems," wrote Pichai and Upson. "While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google," they added. Already, over 30 million people use the Google Chrome browser regularly, they noted. The Google Chrome Operating System, they explained, is a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome. "It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems sho... (more)

Technology Update (2012 Q2) – Key Trends and Events

June 6, 2012 was the iPv6 day – we no longer have to worry about running out of IP addresses. World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6 begins to become a normal part of the Internet experience for everyone—taking over from IPv4. Not only is it the end of iPv4 era it also is the end of IE era – Chrome first overtook IE on Sundays! Chrome overtakes IE on weekends: Over the past three weeks, Google Chrome has beaten out Internet Explorer as the No. 1 browser in the world — but only on Sundays. Monday through Saturday, IE has remained the browser with the highest worldwide market share, although its lead is slipping. And then af... (more)

Weekly Roundup: Android Comes to Windows Azure Mobile Services

The cloud world seems to have been received some interesting announcements and offerings over the last week. There were some new feature releases and price offerings from Amazon. Microsoft has announced some important updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services. Plus, Cloud Foundry has also announced its ‘handshake’ with Pivotal Initiative. Here’s a quick summary of cloud happenings over the last week: Beginning with the IaaS leader, Amazon has offered a month long free trial of the AWS Trusted Advisor to all AWS customers. This service inspects the AWS environment and makes recommendations to help users save money, improve performance or close security gaps. Additionally, enhanced the Trusted Advisor’s user interface and added a new suppress feature that allow users to hide the results of certain checks. Next, they have also announced that AWS customers will get a $1... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 16, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. 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 Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly The market value of China's Internet of things is forecast to be worth $122 billion by 2015.  The Internet of things and RFID markets in the country are poised for expansion over the coming months and years, according to experts speaking at the recent China International Internet of Things Expo.  Read Original Content Tim Dillon, research director for Asia-Pacific at Current An... (more)

The Death of the Office

It’s Friday and because it’s Friday we want to talk about getting out of the office. Sure, everyone probably has some solid plans for the weekend however we can all agree on one thing, the best part of the weekend is getting out of the confines of our offices. With this in mind, we want to take this time to chat about the advent of Cloud based solutions and how they are impacting the physical office space. Looking For Collaboration in the Cloud “Cloud storage solutions have overtaken traditional storage solutions in every format possible. From the user perspective, Dropbox has 175 million active users, Microsoft SkyDrive has 200 million active users and Google Drive has a few hundred million active users. It’s safe to say Cloud storage solutions are in their hey day.” Workplace collaboration is something every CEO, COO and manager hopes for. Within the physical work ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of February 2, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Hewlett-Packard launched two Android tablet devices in India on January 15.  The Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab were both designed in Asia, offer voice-calling capability and are powered by quad-core processors.  Read Original Content The second annual China Information Technology Expo, the largest IT and consumer ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 2, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! ZDNet features a ten minute video of an interview with China’s Huawei Technologies’ CMO Shao Yang, discussing the next stage of wireless broadband networks, phablets, and Huawei's vision of the future of mobile devices.  Read Original Content Beijing NationSky Network Technology has entered into an agreement to provide ... (more)

Google's Android Threatens To Fork Java

Looks like Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz should have waited for his boys to give Google's Android spec the once over before endorsing the thing last week expecting Java to get a "massive endorsement" out of it. Oh, Java gets a "massive endorsement" all right; it's just not standard off-the-shelf Java. Android calls for a special Google Java that now has Sun folk nibbling their fingernails and worrying out loud to the press about "write once, run anywhere" Java ME/MIDP fragmenting. Sun EVP, software Rich Green at a webcast press conference at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco described Sun as "reaching out" to Google to avoid fracturing Java in the name of the "best interests of the developer." The sweet irony is that this greatest threat to Java since Microsoft should come from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the guy who originally led Java development at Sun and signed the con... (more)

Twelve Things You Didn't Know About Jetty

In the past couple of years, interest in Jetty has surged. Jetty is an open source Java-based web and application server and servlet container, but what else do you know about it? To commemorate the 12th anniversary of Jetty, here are 12 things that might surprise you: 1. Jetty was originally written as an issue tracker application. 1995 - America was in a media frenzy over the O.J. Simpson murder trial; Microsoft had released Windows 95; and at Mort Bay Consulting Limited in Australia, Greg Wilkins created what was possibly the first Java web application, an issue tracking system served over HTTP from a Java server. It soon became apparent that there was a lot more interest in the HTTP server within the issue tracking application than in the application itself. By 1996, the HTTP server was spun out as an early form of Jetty. 2. Jetty was originally named MBServler. N... (more)

Testing the Limits with Jack Margo SVP of Developer Shed, (part 1)

In recent months, we’ve ‘tested the limits’ with QA notables like  James Whittaker, Rosie Sherry and Andrew Muns.  This month, we’re jumping over to the dev side of the aisle by sitting down with Jack Margo, SVP of Internet Operations at Developer Shed . Developer Shed is owned by Ziff-Davis and manages a bunch of tech sites — many devoted to open source technologies and communities.  They serve millions of visitors per month, for every breed of developer. Topics range from troubleshooting an Apache web server to programming a complicated Java application to successfully marketing a website.  Their tagline says it all: “Tools for Geeks!” Today, we talk about what developers really think about testers, Jack’s take on Microsoft vs. open source, the reason he’s mad at Java, why net books are a fad, and which programming language has the biggest upside.  Check back to... (more)