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  • Hot mobile startups to watch

    Just how big of a deal is mobile? Three years ago there were an estimated 400 venture capital deals for mobile companies, with about $3 billion invested in the industry. Last year, according to Rutberg & Co., which tracks mobile investments, VCs poured more than $6.85 billion into mobile startups across about a thousand deals. Mobile companies captured 40% of venture capital funding last year, Rutberg found.

  • Your mobile strategy will fail without effective application rationalisation

    Mobility in the enterprise, whether it be through, bring your own device (BYOD) strategy, mobile business intelligence (BI), internal application development, or pushing out applications to customers, has been this year?s hot topic for CIOs and senior IT managers.

  • iPhone 5 shows optimum enterprise smartphone not yet been developed

    The mobile device market has always been a vibrant place, but up to now has been the playground of a number of very successful specialists. Successively, the market has been dominated by the likes of Nokia, Motorola, RIM and Palm. These hardware specialists had their day and sank back, some disappearing altogether from the market.

  • Using Big Data to boost IT security

    Big Data is a big deal in many organisations. Few business unit managers would not be excited about the opportunities that near real-time business intelligence offers their department.

  • What does the new Apple iPad 3 mean for business users?

    Apple's new iPad arrived Friday and will almost certainly start showing up in the workplace this week. While this month's buzz has been mainly focused on Apple's new tablet, its release was just one of several moves the company has made in the last two weeks. Consider that before the iPad even hit store shelves, Apple had pushed out iOS 5.1; unveiled an updated version of the iWork suite; rolled out a slick iOS version of iPhoto; and released the new Apple Configurator tool for managing various iOS devices in various business and education settings.

  • Designing and building the infrastructure for the next generation IT

    Enterprises and their customers increasingly expect business services to be available and responsive at any time, requiring the underlying technology infrastructure to be ?always on- always available?. The themes currently driving technology trends for 2012 share this common goal of highly available and pervasive computing.

  • Apple TV is an iPod Touch by any other name

    The inside of the new Apple TV likely resembles the interior of the iPod Touch, a move that allowed Apple to dramatically cut costs, a Canadian research company said today. What's unknown, said Jeffrey Brown, who heads the business intelligence group at Ottawa-based UBM TechInsights, is whether the new model has the memory necessary to store downloaded applications and Bluetooth connectivity that could be used by game controllers.

  • What's new in SharePoint Server 2010

    Project management consultants Campana & Schott describe their experience

  • Is open source virtualisation getting any love?

    Virtualisation is unarguably one of the biggest trends of the past few years, and open source software has been on the IT radar for a while now. So does that make open source virtualisation twice as much of a good thing?

  • Oracle ignores data migration worries claims rival

    EntepriseDB takes the opportunity provided by the recent release of 11G to have a dig at Oracle's data migration, its licensing costs, and its green claims about 11G.

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