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Real-Time Mobile InfrastructureFortune 500 firms recognize the ubiquitous use of mobile devices, integrated sensors and broadband access to the Internet are profoundly impacting user expectations and the demand for real-time wireless information exchanges.  This can be witnessed i...
Recently I listened to a discussion on Big Data Visualization hosted by Bill McKnight of the McKnight Consulting group. The panelists agreed that Big Data is shifting from the hype state to an “imperative” state. For start-up companies, there are more Big Data projects whereas true big...
DevOps is an approach that improves collaboration among Dev and Ops teams to enable fast delivery of applications and ensure impeccable end-user experience. BizDevOps takes the concept of DevOps to a new level – by bringing the business context and insights to day to day DevOps activit...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
Partnering with InternetRetailer.com, we wanted to see exactly how e-commerce sites prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and how those preparations led to the success (or lack thereof) during the busy holiday season. One stat that jumps out at me is extremely telling: “Those tha...
Google announced in August 2014 ranking websites in the organic search results was going to include if the website was using an SSL certificate for the entire website. This would mean using a SSL 2048-bit key certificate (preferably using SHA-2) and provide a small ranking benefit. Goo...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Watch this video — it might just be the future of mobile commerce: Did you notice A cool mobile app Creating DIY art Did you also notice that it’s a business model without Upfront design Inventory Advertising Uniqlo is not just thinking, Gee how do we get more Instagram fol...
By Bob Gourley Editor's note: I have had the opportunity to interact with Wout Brusselaers and Brian Dolan of Qurius and regard them as highly accomplished big data architects with special capabilities in natural language processing and deep learning. I asked them to provide an update ...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Application Performance Monitoring is key to a happy Valentine’s Day…who knew More than half (52%) of Americans owning smartphones or tablets say online and mobile activities will be critical to their Valentine’s Day plans, with the most popular activities including …...
Ah, the holidays. A great occasion to spend quality time with your family, eat a little too much, and indulge on the fantastic shopping deals. Online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday account for a critical chunk of a retailer’s yearly revenue. Any downtime or abnormal slow...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
It’s almost Valentine’s day. Are you a believer or a begrudger who categorizes the day as commercialism merely designed to empty our pockets? Regardless of where you fall on the skeptical scale, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Surve...
By Bob Gourley CTOvision is very proud to be a media sponsor of the 4th annual Cloudera Federal Forum. If you are into technology and government and want to find ways to enhance your ability to serve big missions you need to be at this event, 25 Feb at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. ...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
By Bob Gourley If you are into technology and government and want to find ways to enhance your ability to serve big missions you need to be at this event, 25 Feb at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Register here. Here are the details: Interact with your colleagues at the 4th Annual Clo...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Welcome to the Holiday Editions of~ Mobile Commerce News Weekly ~~ Mobile Health News Weekly ~~ Mobility News Weekly ~Welcome to this special Holiday edition of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile commerce, mobile health and enterprise mobility.  I have aggreg...
Over the past 10 years, performance monitoring has revolutionized IT, specifically because measuring application behavior in terms of Business Transactions is something *everyone* can agree on, because everyone understands what it means when “Checkout” is slow, stalled, or errored, eve...
Has online shopping become boring? Every website shows you grids of categories and products, with cross-sells and up-sells. Scroll down and you might see a few reviews. Somewhere are the same add coupons, sign up for our emails, and free shipping offers you’ve probably seen a hundred t...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Like last year , Dynatrace asked 2000 holiday shoppers in the United States which channels they will use to do their holiday shopping and what they expect regarding the experience. Last year the need for speed was one of the key findings and this year speed matters even more. In fact, ...
Cloud computing is quickly becoming a mainstay for many technology companies today because of its superior flexibility, accessibility, and capacity compared to traditional online computing and storage methods. But just like traditional storage and data sharing methods, cloud computing ...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Issues related marketing are top-minded for small company’s owners. Researchers like Yodle state that 42% of small business owners said they are worried about finding new customers; it's actually their #1 concern. 33% said they are also worries about keeping their current customers, an...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Way back in 2003, when I gave a talk at Nasscom’s annual conference in Mumbai, I remember saying, “when will India 2.0 begin?” meaning the start of innovative products from India. India 1.0 mostly started around the Y2K era, when … Continue reading →
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
In order to serve the growing number of Indian users of Xiaomi, a new dedicated data center is planned to be opened in India in 2015. Xiaomi was storing Indian users' data on Servers in China but after receiving warning from Indian Air force they have decided to move out from serv...
Parag Sanghavi helped contribute to this post When consumers are thinking about which gifts to buy for their friends and family, retail businesses are crossing their fingers hoping their e-commerce stores will survive the holiday rush. As per Internet Retailer, e-commerce holiday sales...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
eBay has announced that it’s to spin out PayPal as a separate publicly traded company in 2015. The e-commerce giant acquired online payment provider PayPal for $1.5 billion back in 2002, but many have argued that PayPal is too big and significant an entity in its own right to be ‘owned...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
  When Alibaba stopped trading its shares on Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company had officially logged the biggest Initial Public Offering (IPO) in US history, raising $21.8 billion in its first day on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s earnings give it a market c...
  Bill Ready, who led the company through its sale, says that mobile conversion rates are still far off from where they are on the desktop web. That’s partially because it’s a lot more tedious to enter or re-enter credit card information on mobile devices. Ready says that more tha...
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant run by Jack Ma, has submitted F-1 paperwork to the SEC with the expectation that it will go public on September 8 under the NYSE symbol BABA. The filing appeared on SEC.gov today. 20.1 million shares will be on offer. Japanese investor Softbank cur...
Namibia's Citizen Connect TV White Spaces project is the largest yet in terms of area served, with sizeable portions of northern Namibia connected.Windhoek, Namibia 27 August 2014 - MyDigitalBridge Foundation in partnership with Microsoft and Adaptrum, with support from the Millennium ...