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ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 21, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 21, 2013

Daegu Health College uses IBM MobileFirst to Support Students Daegu Health College, a health training college in Daegu, South Korea, is using IBM MobileFirst tools to design and deploy mobile apps to meet the mobile lifestyles of its students. It is using the MobileFirst platform to provide students with quick, reliable, and secure access to academic resources to improve the campus community experience. More   IBM Announces New Security for iOS Enterprise Apps As part of its MobileFirst initiative, IBM has announced specific security software to help organizations reduce the security risk to iOS enterprise apps. Users will be able to build security testing into the... more »
Is Google Just Paying Lip Service To The Anti-Piracy Crusade?

Is Google Just Paying Lip Service To The Anti-Piracy Crusade?

Just days after it was revealed that Google is talking to major online payment processors like PayPal and MasterCard with a view to cutting off payments to “illegal” websites that host copyrighted material, a music industry body has slammed the internet company for failing to deliver on its promise to start downgrading said websites’ search engine rankings. Six months ago, Google made a grand announcement that it would be taking steps to demote certain website that had been accused of hosting illegally pirated material. In a blog post last August, Google’s Amit Singhal wrote that the search engine company was planning... more »
VMware Says You Don't Need Dropbox, Updates Enterprise Mobility Suite

VMware Says You Don't Need Dropbox, Updates Enterprise Mobility Suite

This week VMware unveiled a reworked version of its Horizon Suite, the all-in-one end point management offering that was first announced at VMworld 2012. This latest release includes a new solution that will allow admins to manage users, rather than devices.  VMware is one of several top vendors this week to revamp BYOD and virtualized management tools, emphasizing the growing need to better accomodate the consumerization of IT. The platform is named VMware Horizon Workplace, and it’s designed to transform PCs into “centralized managed IT services.”  The solution aggregates devices, apps, data and user privileges in easily manageable profiles that can... more »
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Your Complete Guide to Strata 2013: Live Streams, iPhone Apps + More

The Strata Conference 2013 will kick off on February 26- 28, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.  Given our love for Big Data, Strata is a very fun time for us at SiliconANGLE.  We'll be covering next week's event with live broadcasts, analysis and interviews.  Here's what you need to know: Strata, Santa Clara [2013] . O'Reilly's Strata Conference brings together the leading minds in Big Data, learning from the decision makers currently using the power of Big Data to drive business strategy, as well as the practitioners who collect, analyze, and manipulate the data. What to expect . This year we'll be... more »
U.S. House Plans Mobile App Competition

U.S. House Plans Mobile App Competition

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to pass a resolution to institute a nationwide technology contest that would encourage students to develop apps for tablets and smartphones. The idea is the brainchild of Republican congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan, and the contest would be run internally, and it will involve students from every congressional district to compete in science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM) According to the resolution, the STEM disciplines are "necessary to ensure a qualified national workforce and growing American economy", and that "a recent study found that only one-third of the bachelor's degrees earned in the United... more »
Hipster Fashion for Google Glass, No Mouse for Chrome OS Laptop

Hipster Fashion for Google Glass, No Mouse for Chrome OS Laptop

In today’s mobile news roundup: Google enlists Warby Parker for Google Glass frame design; Google to launch touchscreen Chrome OS laptop; Yota Devices taps MegaFon in dual-screen smartphone debut; IBM launched a new mobile solutions platform; the FCC adopts new rules for signal boosters; and Qualcomm reveals new low-end chips. Google enlists Warby Parker for Google Glass frame design Google recently invited Google Glass enthusiasts to apply for a chance to be a Google Glass Explorer by submitting an application on Google+ or Twitter telling the team how you’d use the connected spectacles. The Google Glass prototype looks something from a sci-fi flick,... more »
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FCC to Allocate Additional Wi-Fi Spectrum

In a vote on Wednesday, the Federal communications commission moved forward with a plan to reserve additional frequencies for Wi-fi devices, an effort to reduce congestion in high traffic areas such as airports, hotels and the like.  It also intends to increase capacities in homes, which often have many devices in use. The change would mean freeing up an additional 195 megahertz of spectrum, which according to the FCC, would increase the available Wi-Fi spectrum in the 5 GHz band by 35 percent. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski touted the plan in saying, "Today, the FCC takes a big step to ease congestion... more »
IBM Announces MobileFirst Mobile Computing Initiative

IBM Announces MobileFirst Mobile Computing Initiative

IBM has announced a major mobile computing initiative, named MobileFirst, backed by new and upgraded app development, security, and management systems backed by consulting and cloud services and designed for both IBM's large enterprise customers and the SMB market. The products and services are user-device agnostic, with a write-once, run-on-everything approach where everything means “all the major device platforms (iOS, Android, Windows 8, Blackberry) and whatever that blood pressure cuff is running on,” says Jerry Cuomo, VP of Mobile Strategy and CTO. MobileFirst is backed by a major commitment and multi-year investment by IBM and based on its experience working with... more »
Alteryx Publishes “Big Data Analytics for Dummies”

Alteryx Publishes “Big Data Analytics for Dummies”

Given the lack of data scientists and analytics specialists with the technical skills and business acumen to glean insights from Big Data, there’s a growing need within the enterprise for some kind of idiot-proof tool to help smaller businesses get around the problem. And so companies like Alteryx have a real chance to plug this gap and carve themselves a sizeable niche in what is one of the fastest-growing movements in IT at the minute. Yesterday, Alteryx took another step forward with its plan to “humanize” Big Data, releasing the Big Data Analytics for Dummies special edition guide that aims to... more »
FCC Puts Forward Plan To Ease Wi-Fi Congestion

FCC Puts Forward Plan To Ease Wi-Fi Congestion

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday took its first concrete steps towards heading off the so-called “data spectrum crunch”, announcing plans to free up more wireless bandwidth to ease congestion in hotels, airports and cities, and hopefully boost Wi-Fi speeds. The five-member FCC yesterday announced the approval of a plan to release an additional 195Mhz of wireless spectrum within the 5Ghz band specifically for use by unlicensed Wi-Fi networks. This represents a sizeable 35% increase in the total amount of unlicensed spectrum available in the US – the largest such increase in almost ten years. In addition, the FCC has also drawn up... more »

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