Multivariate testing

https://www.optimizely.com/resources/multivariate-testing/

AB Testing or alpha beta testing.

Sales and numbers by mobile platform

http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3115517

BlackBerry Security Android Phone

http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/09/blackberry-and-android-expanding-our-world/

http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2015/02/bes12-android-for-work/

http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/09/q-and-a-why-this-global-software-exec-swaps-tablet-for-blackberry-passport/

http://blogs.blackberry.com/?s=hub

http://blogs.blackberry.com/?s=%22blackberry+blend%22

http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2014/08/fundamentals-of-security/

http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2015/02/blackberry-security-starts-at-endpoints/

http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2015/02/containerize-this/ – How secure workspace works

http://devblog.blackberry.com/2015/02/new-webcast-how-to-protect-corporate-data-with-app-wrapping-and-secure-work-space/

How to “secure” (actually it is nothing but app-wrapping) apps for BlackBerry secure workspace?

http://developer.blackberry.com/devzone/develop/enterprise/install_android_or_ios_work_space_app.html

Three Containerization options for Android

No matter how organizations choose to deploy Android devices – Android for Work, Samsung KNOX or Secure Work Space (by BB) – BlackBerry and BES12 will be at the center of their secure mobility ecosystem.

Containerization option for BlackBerry

(Note: for BlackBerry 10 devices, we separate work and play content via a technology called BlackBerry Balance.)

Net Promoter score

Net Promoter Scores are calculated using the answer to a single question, using a 0-10 scale: How likely is it that you would recommend [brand] to a friend or colleague?  This is called the Net Promoter Score question or the recommend question. Respondents are grouped as follows:

  • Promoters (score 9-10) are loyal enthusiasts who will keep buying and refer others, fueling growth.
  • Passives (score 7-8) are satisfied but unenthusiastic customers who are vulnerable to competitive offerings.
  • Detractors (score 0-6) are unhappy customers who can damage your brand and impede growth through negative word-of-mouth.

Subtracting the percentage of Detractors from the percentage of Promoters yields the Net Promoter Score, which can range from a low of -100 (if every customer is a Detractor) to a high of 100 (if every customer is a Promoter).

An encyclopedia has to be these three things

  1. authoritative
  2. comprehensive
  3. up-to-date

Isnt it similar to Brewer’s theorem for NoSQL systems? Can all three be true at the same time?

Why Europe has not produced online tech giants

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-why-europe-isnt-creating-any-googles-or-facebooks-2015-9

As technology upends industries and lifestyles at breakneck pace, the Old Continent is not producing any of the online giants like Google, eBay or Facebook.

Europe’s relatively cautious attitude to investment stands out as one of the biggest hurdles — and among the most difficult to change.

Investors in Europe want to see that a young company can generate revenue from the start. Europe’s many high-technology companies are focused on manufactured goods that can be sold right away to generate revenue — industrial equipment, energy turbines, high-speed trains, medical devices, and nuclear energy.

By contrast, Internet companies often have little to no revenue at the beginning. Twitter and Facebook, for example, first focused on building up their user numbers. Only once they were established as global forces did they put more attention to making money, through advertising and other strategies.

Quote on “Change”

  1. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
  2. When the rate of change on the outside is greater than the rate of change on the inside, the end is near – Jack Welch.

Cloud Access Security Broker

http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/ibm-cloud-security-enforcer-emerges-from-the-shadows.html

Products

  1. IBM Security Enforcer
  2. Adallom (acquired by Microsoft)
  3. SkyFence by Imperva

As growing numbers of applications and users move to cloud-based services, it has become painfully obvious that enterprise controls for managing policies and access to cloud services needs more rigor. In fact, it’s a need that has spawned a new class of security products that analyst firm Gartner refers to as the cloud access security broker (CASB) market.

After sitting on the sidelines, IBM is now jumping into the CASB market with its new Cloud Security Enforcer service. In many cases, CASB solutions are used to help expose so-called “shadow IT” operations, which is usage of technology that goes beyond and outside of the control of enterprise IT. Among the multiple vendors in the CASB space are Adallom, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, and Imperva’s SkyFence.

IoT – the next frontier

  1. BlackBerry IoT Cloud Platform
  2. Salesforce IoT Cloud
  3. Alcatel-Lucent MFormation
  4. Everbridge – incident notification system

http://global.blackberry.com/en/internet-of-things.html

BlackBerry’s strength in mobile security will come in handy while implementing IoT based solutions.

Meanwhile, Alcatel-Lucent is setting its eyes on IoT and just acquired MFormation a Device Management company.

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/alcatel-lucent-acquires-mformation-to-boost-iot-growth-cm521571

http://www.everbridge.com/solutions/internet-of-things/

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2984912/internet-of-things/can-your-network-withstand-the-internet-of-evil-things.html

IoT is enabled by several factors, including: the ability to add inexpensive sensors and communication capabilities to all types of devices; the adoption of IPv6 as a standard communications protocol, thus enabling billions of devices to be uniquely identifiable; and the ubiquitous nature of communication channels such as WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular, satellite and wired networks.

IoT is sure to bring a lot of value to businesses. GE estimates that the “Industrial Internet” alone has the potential to add 10 to 15 trillion dollars to global GDP over the next 20 years. Cisco forecasts $19 trillion in global economic value created by IoE by the year 2020. In terms of the sheer numbers of Internet-connected devices, ABIresearch forecasts that the number of devices will exceed 40 billion in the next five years.

http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/news/4500253826/Microsoft-Salesforce-partnership-paves-way-for-Salesforce-IoT-Cloud

http://www.salesforce.com/iot-cloud/

[ IoT Cloud – Event Processing engine in the cloud ]

Microsoft integrates with Saleforce’s Lightning Experience

  • Skype for Business integration with Salesforce Lightning. Salesforce will integrate Skype for Business (formerly Lync) into its development platform, Lightning Experience, which promises a more user-friendly, faster user interface. Office 365 customers can use Skype for Business to create Web meetings, click to chat and make voice and video calls from the Salesforce Lightning Experience. A preview is anticipated in the second half of 2016.
  • OneNote Integration with Salesforce Lightning. Users can associate notes with Salesforce records and view and edit notes directly in OneNote from the Salesforce Lightning Experience. A preview is anticipated in the second half of 2016.
  • Salesforce integration with Office Graph and Office Delve. Enabled by Office Graph, a system for content collaboration and discovery, Office 365 users can view and discover Salesforce content in Office Delve, such as sales opportunities, customer accounts and service cases. Availability is anticipated in the second half of 2016.
  • Salesforce1 Mobile App for Windows 10: Salesforce will deliver a Windows 10 app to empower sales teams to move deals forward while on the go, using their favorite Windows device. Availability is anticipated in the second half of 2016.

Growth of Mobility solutions vs services

Growth Rate of Solutions higher than services !!! Great news

Also, conspicuous by it’s absence is CAP Gemini !!

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/09/p5845431/enterprise-mobility-solutions-market-to-grow-at-35-43-cagr-to-2019-fore

The research estimates the global enterprise mobility solutions market to grow at a CAGR of 35.43% over the period 2014-2019.

Key vendors

  • AirWatch
  • Citrix
  • Good Technology
  • MobileIron
  • SAP

Global Enterprise Mobility Services Market 2015-2019 (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/379205-global-enterprise-mobility-services-market-2015-2019.html): The analysts forecast global enterprise mobility services market to grow at a CAGR of 18.5% over the period 2014-2019.

The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Enterprise Mobility Services Market 2015-2019: Accenture plc, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. (Deloitte), IBM Corp, Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS).