Saturday, February 01, 2014

Stories I Found Of Interest (weekly)

    • leading companies are changing silo unified communications and collaboration, mobile device management and desktop computing to more efficiently deliver and foster employee engagement and innovation
    • the desktop category — now under fire as more users make their tablets or smart phones their primary device — isn’t going away any time soon. “They are the devices of yesterday and today, phones are the devices of today and tomorrow and machines and sensors are the devices of tomorrow,
    • “It’s a good time to be in enterprise mobility,”
    • MDM gives companies a way to set protocols and secure their employees’ smartphones.  The space has undergone consolidation for several years.
    • VMWare’s purchase will put pressure on remaining independent competitors to sell within the next 12 months.
    • Buyers, like IBM, are placing the “economy” of the Bring Your Own Device(BYOD)  to work phenomenon through M&A, said Christopher Clark, president of Fiberlink. “They’re building a mobile IT stack” through serial acquisition-making that allows for “collaboration, sequencing, securing and implementing apps” on employees’ mobile devices.


      The AirWatch-VMWare deal “validates how big and strategic” MDM is

    • Gartner, the analyst firm created by and for technology professionals, has been predicting that IT departments will be dissolved and dispersed into the business units they serve
    • Love others. Drop the greed because it will blind you to opportunities for more ice cream around you. When you harness this mindset for a long enough amount of time, you will see the abundance of possibilities and
    • "The moment you stop caring about money is the moment you start making money
    • Guests at these properties will receive a message on a Starwood app containing a virtual key, which will unlock the door with a tap or twist of their phone through the use of Bluetooth technology. The company says the iPhone 4s or newer models and the Android phones running 4.3 or newer will be compatible
    • Unable to claim credit for creating actual products, union apologists will fall back on the assertion they “built the middle class.” The UAW example shows this too is a dubiously sourced accomplishment
    • From here forward, middle class jobs will come from smart decisions made by the leaders of American free enterprise - entrepreneurs and executives at companies large and small. Exploitation of workers is most likely to happen when Big Labor bosses cash in the dues money and go to Disney World

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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