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Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive t... (more)

Commentary: Sun’s Oracle Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the Oracle/Sun marriage (or dare I say Sun/Oracle) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled Sun’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime Sun’s competitors are probably smiling wryly as the delay of the merger played into their immediate interests but what threats and challenges does this partnership now pose to the once great open source vendor which did so much for developing the tech and e-commerce industry. One thing which Oracle will most probably do is addres... (more)

Google vs. China, Our First Cyber War

Last week we witnessed the first Cyber War, but it didn’t go down quite as many of us expected. Instead of a group of anonymous hackers trying to take over thousands of infected PCs or trying to cut off access to critical infrastructure, we saw Google declare the first salvo in its war against Chinese censorship by moving its servers to Hong Kong. The more I thought about this, the more I realized that this was war, declared by a private company on a nation state. Just because Google doesn’t have its own army (yet), or that no actual physical weapons were fired doesn’t make it any less of a battle. And it is only going to get worse for all of us as other private firms realize that they need to take control over their servers and intellectual property. What is curious is how few companies signed up for the cyber equivalent of the coalition of the willing – GoDaddy w... (more)

HP Moonshot 1500 Software Defined Capable Compute Servers

Riding the current software defined data center (SDC) wave being led by the likes of VMware and software defined networking (SDN) also championed by VMware via their acquisition of Nicera last year, Software Defined Marketing (SDM) is in full force. HP being a player in providing the core building blocks for traditional little data and big data, along with physical, virtual, converged, cloud and software defined has announced a new compute, processor or server platform called the Moonshot 1500. Software defined marketing aside, there are some real and interesting things from a technology standpoint that HP is doing with the Moonshot 1500 along with other vendors who are offering micro server based solutions. First, for those who see server (processor and compute) improvements as being more and faster cores (and threads) per socket, along with extra memory, not to m... (more)

Internet of Things Digital Asset Management System

Known for their Internet of Things (IoT); Enterprise Asset Management (EAM); Digital Asset Management (DAM); energy efficient, open platform HMIs; and flexible building control and monitoring solutions, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) introduces their standard and custom offering of PoE HMI panels for the building automation industry. PoE technology features a system that safely transfers electrical power and data to remote devices over standard category 5 cable in an Ethernet network. Since it does not require any modification to existing Ethernet cabling infrastructure, deployment is simple and cost effective. AIS open and flexible PoE building control and monitoring solutions are designed for commercial and industrial facilities. Human Machine Interface (HMI) M2M Communications, Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Building Automation (Photo: Business Wire) AIS... (more)

BusinessWeek Piece on Cloud Computing Misses The Point

Steve Hamm (@stevehamm31) of BusinessWeek - pictured below -got a big article on #cloudcomputing into last week’s issue.  It rightly points out that cloud computing is the big thing and will keep us busy for the next 10 years.  Unfortunately, a lot of the article is misleading or missing key context. His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps (sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps and get a cut of the “upline” commission).  Nothing in the article explains how this is a “cloud computing” solution.  Remote/mobile accessible applications have been around almost as long as the Internet.  The article doesn’t say, but I suspect that the system serving up all this info is a traditionally developed and deployed one sitting inside the Avo... (more)

Intel Named “Gold Sponsor” of SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East

SYS-CON Events announced today that Intel was named "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. Intel's SOA Products Group offers SOA Expressway - a soft appliance deployed to address common XML and SOA problems such as acceleration, security, service mediation and service governance. It enables gateway security for Cloud, SaaS, and enterprise SOA scenarios and is available for standard operating systems such as Windows and Linux and requires no special custom hardware other than standard OEM servers. 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is actively enabling component reuse today and helping companies leverage their existing IT investments. Click here to register today and save! Click here to submit pape... (more)

Private Cloud Management

Platform Computing has announced a new software product for managing private cloud environments. Platform ISF is an end-to-end cloud management product for enterprises to build and run their private clouds. It is the centerpiece of Platform's cloud strategy and will be made available for beta in June with general availability planned for the Fall. As the longtime leader in grid and HPC management software, Platform Computing is expanding its product offerings to support the needs of mainstream business applications, leveraging its strong technology and experience in deploying large-scale shared compute environments. Platform ISF is computing infrastructure sharing software for private cloud management. Private clouds generally refer to resources pooled together in a shared IT infrastructure to run applications for business users. Platform ISF creates private clouds... (more)

Intel Heads U.S. Relief Effort

Intel Session at Virtualization Conference & Expo In a speech at the Brookings Institution Tuesday CEO Paul Otellini said that Intel is going to put $200 million in a new "Invest in American Technology Fund." Twenty-four VCs have earmarked another $3.3 billion of not really new money for infusion into U.S. technology companies over the next two years targeting IT, green technology and biotechnology. It's meant to boost American competitiveness and create jobs. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Intel's got commitments from Google, Microsoft, Dell, GE, Adobe, Yahoo, Autodesk, Accenture, Broadcom, Cisco and five other companies to create 10,500 new jobs this year and hire new college graduates. The VCs include Advanced Technology Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Menlo Ventures, Mohr Davidow, New Enterprise Associates, Draper Fisher, Khosla Ve... (more)

The People's Republic of Cloud Computing

I just got back from an action-packed week of meetings in Shanghai, China. Shanghai is one of the more exciting cities I've visited recently as they prepare for the World Expo in May as well as the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities. As a city Shanghai is a bustling modern metropolis. A city that in a little over thirty years has gone from a small village to mega city of more then 30 million people. In talking with the people I met in Shanghai I quickly came to realize that like myself, most people in Shanghai were not originally from there, most had recently moved there from other areas of China for "economic opportunities" the city now offers. Looking around the city you'll notice a level of wealth on par or better than most western cities. In a nutshell the reason I found myself in Shanghai was for the very reason the Chinese are now pouring into the the city, ... (more)

First of Ivy Bridge Bows

Monday morning in San Francisco Intel wheeled out Ivy Bridge, its first cutting-edge 22nm 3-D tri-gate transistor widgets, which are also its third-generation Core processors. They were originally supposed to ship in volume the end of last year and again a few weeks ago. These first quad-core Core i5 and i7 chips are meant for desktops and conventional laptops targeting gaming, video editing and content. In a couple of months Intel will have dual-cores for Ultrabooks that compete with Apple's ultra-thin, power-efficient MacBook Air. Server chips are also on the way. Intel says there are 570 devices in design using these first Ivies. The first of them will be on the market before the end of the month and Intel projects that Ivy Bridge will represent 50% of its shipments by fall. The widgetry means chips that are small, faster and consume less power. It's also suppo... (more)