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.


NewsHewlett-Packard continues to invest in Big Data and cloud computing, but sales apparently haven't grown fast enough to offset weaknesses across HP's services, printing and enterprise businesses. HP CEO Meg Whitman and several other executive team members described the state of HP during the company's Q4 earnings call earlier this week.
BlogTechnologies such as beacons, retail store analytics, and store fulfillment programs are rapidly changing the definition of how a retail store operates and engages with customers. Here's how.
NewsTablet bring-your-own device (BYOD) programs offer better opportunities for organizations than that of enterprise owned-laptops and smartphones, according to a recent report by Gartner Inc. IT departments can support nearly three times more users in bring-your-own tablet programs than enterprise-owned tablet initiatives.
BlogThe future of global healthcare is increasingly bound to the technology that will deliver patient engagement; cloud-based solutions; and a deeply connected fabric of data.
NewsBy 2020, 80 percent of healthcare data will pass through the cloud at some point in its lifetime, as providers seek to leverage cloud based technologies and infrastructure for data collection, aggregation, analytics and decision-making. And, 65 percent of consumer transactions with healthcare organizations will be mobile by 2018.
BlogThe media frenzy around mobile payments — most recently Apple Pay — has reached fever pitch and led some industry spectators to conclude that a payments revolution is at hand. Not so. The adoption of mobile payments is an evolution — not a revolution — and the evolution is well underway.
NewsSome 4.9 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020, according to recent research from Gartner Inc. The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, the firm says, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of society.
BlogWe predict that the telecom business model will undergo dramatic transformation in 2015: a minority of telecoms will manage to reinvent their business model and will enter new market segments and get stronger. Meanwhile a majority of telcos will be bought or go out of business, thus driving consolidation.
BlogFor App Dev leaders, the past few years have heralded the age of the customer. If you're hoping for a brief respite in 2015, it's time for rethink.
NewsThe Apple-IBM enterprise partnership has yielded its first fruit. Apple has launched AppleCare for Enterprise, a support service for corporate IT departments, helpdesks and more. Take a close look at the launch information, and you'll notice IBM plays a central role in the initiative.
NewsThe dominance of touchscreen user interfaces will decrease over the next five years as more sensors are introduced to mainstream products -- boosting voice, gesture, eye-tracking and neural, according to ABI Research.
Information Management NewsConsumers distrust how their data is being used, and organizations need to rethink data privacy approaches to spur innovation, reveals new Intel study

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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