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.


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NewsAs Microsoft launches Windows 10 for consumers and businesses, here are the key items IT managers and compliance executives need to keep in mind.
BlogWindows 10 will underpin Microsoft’s foray into the Internet of Things (IoT) by providing an operating system and ancillary services for “things” that do not resemble traditional computing devices.
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NewsSmartwatches contain a range of security flaws, raising fresh concerns about wearable devices gathering and sharing big data and personal information across the Internet of Things (IoT), according to new research.
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NewsAmid Microsoft's Windows 10 launch on July 29, chief compliance officers and CIOs would be wise to review their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies and overall security stance. Indeed, consumers running Windows 10 on BYOD devices could surface on corporate networks in the days ahead.
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NewsDespite growing cloud momentum, Microsoft reported its largest-ever quarterly net loss. The company was hurt by a $7.5 billion writedown involving mobile and the smartphone market.
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NewsWhen it comes to mobile app security, developers and CXOs better bolster their strategies -- because end-users apparently don't plan to pay much -- if anything -- for mobile security on their own, according to a new survey.
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BlogHere are five technologies that can potentially help companies improve customer engagement.
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NewsMicrosoft Corp. said that some personal computers will come pre-installed with Windows 10 at the time of the software’s release on July 29.

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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