The adoption and proliferation of mobile devices is changing work processes and driving field productivity in most or all industry sectors. Form factor and user experience are two dimensions of the mobility evolution, and sensor, GIS and location data are changing the context of portable computing (and monitoring/analyzing device users) no longer tied to desktops.


TrendsABI Research: 2014 looks like a breakout year for indoor location technologies in retail environments
Information Management NewsFrost & Sullivan looks at adoption and use of prepackaged mobile applications in North American Enterprises
NewsThe federal government, in its new report on creating a risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology, focuses on the functionality of HIT products, not the platform whether it be cloud-based, installed or mobile.
BlogMicrosoft news this week with the greatest impact on Microsoft and IT markets was announcement of free Windows licensing on smaller mobile devices
TrendsMassive volume of data that needs real time processing and analysis will transform data centers, says Gartner
BlogAlways connected individuals are both a source of data and the actuator/controller and beneficiary
TrendsBanks are experimenting with smartphone-driven shopping technology that provides faster and arguably more secure digital checkouts, mobile apps integrated with shopping catalogs, in-store marketing combined with location tech efforts and digital financial advice
TrendsInfonetics Research says solutions that effectively handle mobile application control and mixed personal and business use are strong drivers for deploying mobile device security
TrendsIDC forecasts growth rate of 19 percent in 2014, down from 52 percent in 2013
NewsDigital Authentication Technologies, a location identity software provider, is integrating its Contextual Location Fingerprint technology with a broader set of security products encompassed by the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance partner program
NewsInternational Business Machines Corp. is encouraging software developers to build applications on its artificial-intelligence system Watson, looking to data analytics to help reverse falling revenue.
TrendsMobility seen as forerunner to many of the digital technologies that are now being adopted; businesses can learn from leaders’ successes

The drivers for data unification are clear, and compliance is only one of many forces pushing organizations to achieve a more integrated view of their enterprise data. When multiple project teams maintain duplicate or inconsistent data sources, organizations lack a single, integrated view of enterprise data that is fully accurate and accountable in real time. This paper discusses how data services gather and integrate data from many different sources in real time, bridging gaps to create consolidated information views while hiding data source complexity from applications.
Business rules management functionality is about business, not about technology. Some BRMS is basic and provides minimum business policy and rules development, ease of use and auditability features, and change management functionality . More advanced BRMS will help you change rules and rule sets dynamically, including rules that affect your interaction with partners, such as customers/clients and suppliers. Readers of this whitepaper will explore BRMS-related definitions, usage scenarios, cultural issues, benefits, and standards efforts as well as the relationship of BRMS to the open source culture.
Camden Council, local government in the city of London, UK, was faced with disparate data silos that were restricting the customer service experience for its planning application process. To address this challenge, the Council implemented JBoss Enterprise Data Services with the help and guidance of Red Hat Consulting to integrate disparate data silos and greatly enhance the customer experience. Benefits realized include reduced project cost by approximately 80 percent, reduced inquiry time by two thirds, and improved customer satisfaction.
Argentina’s ANSES needed a way for non-IT users to create, modify, prioritize, and manage the business rules that keep the agency’s IT systems current with ever-changing laws, judicial decisions, and court judgments governing the country’s social security program. ANSES chose JBoss Enterprise Middleware to build its Business Rules Generation Assistant for facilitating rules management between the transactional systems and operational and historical data sources.

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