Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
Mobility, data, the Internet Of Things, cloud computing. These are the terms that IT hears again and again. In fact, there's a term for what all these mean for business and IT: "Digital Transformation." However, what's new about it? At this year's Interop conference, Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco's senior director for enterprise networks and mobility, explained how these technologies are now mature enough to really affect business and begin the transformation that we're heard so much about.
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
While some claim CES has lost its luster and big name headliners over the years, the show refuses to be deemed irrelevant. With trends spanning healthcare, mobile and automotive, there was plenty to see.
Intel put on an impressive show at CES 2013, showing off a whole host of ultrabook convertibles, smartphones and gesture control demos. We walked around the booth and found the best Intel had to offer.
While BlackBerry may no longer be an executive brand, Bentleys are still the very icons of style. So when RIM owned software company QNX decided to hack a Bentley, the results were incredibly cool. Take a look.
Two popular trends rocking the world of consumer electronics are touch enabled surfaces and the Internet of Things. American semiconductor firm Atmel has made both a priority, and to prove it, the firm hit the ground running at CES 2013.
Maxim Integrated showed off its Cardio Leaf t-shirt to demonstrate the integration of sensors with the analog technology that controls them and processes their data. Also showing off its audio products, notably the FlexSound configuration application
Sylvie Barak takes you on a speedy tour of the CES show floor, to see what accessories, gadgets, toys and tech was on offer.
Among the highlights; cute bluetooth speakers, nail printers, bejeweled iphone cases, LED lights, waterproof tablets and more
IP company Rambus may have struggled with a bad reputation as a patent troll in the past, but the firm says it is now moving in another direction to make good on its inventions. At CES they were showing off an LED lightbulb and a visual search TV.
Pepcom's technology showcase at CES 2013 has 100's of companies showing off their consumer wares to fans. Everything from voice-control watches to Ubuntu smartphones and life-vests that pulsate wirelessly to the beat of your ipod.
At CES, Intel announced a pull-in of its low powered processors from 4th gen. to 3rd gen. Ivy bridge products, exceeding even its own stated power targets, for what the company hopes will produce thinner, lighter, longer battery life devices.
Showing a range of touch, eye tracking and voice demos at CES, Intel made good on its claims to change the way consumers interact with machines, now it just remains to be seen whether everyone will take to that with as much enthusiasm as Intel.
Little Dwolla, barely two years old, with all of about 40 employees in the technology hotbed of Iowa, has big intentions. It has created a modern payment network, and it aims to change how money moves. Dwolla CEO Ben Milne explains how.
BYTE tried out Exec's business concierge service at the W Hotel, for only $25/hour. Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on InformationWeek's Valley View to give us a deeper dive into the tech driving the service and how he plans to expand.
Microsoft Windows Phone Sr Product Manager gives us a deeper dive into the features of Windows Phone 8, discusses Microsoft's approach to apps and developers, and shows off some of the newest hardware from Nokia, HTC and Samsung.
On Valley View, we took a deep dive into Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft Senior Product Manager, Greg Sullivan. We also talked with Ben Milne, CEO of e-payments upstart Dwolla, and Justin Kan, CEO of Exec. Also see our elevator pitch segment.
Taptera CEO and Co-Founder Chris O'Connor gives the Valley View judges his elevator pitch, talking about how his company is creating useful applications for employees, and a secure infrastructure that CIOs will like.
Some of the most innovative new enterprise technologies come from start-ups, but doing business with them can be risky, given their unproven products and short track records. With Anthony Bettini, Co-Founder and CEO of Appthority.
In a BYOD age, organizations are struggling to ensure a healthy application ecosystem for end users. So many technology choices offer to help: corporate app stores, MDM solutions and more. Appthority promises to screen apps before they're deployed.
BYTE takes a first look at a Windows 8 Preview on Samsung's Series 7 Slate. Microsoft is eager to get their Office suite tablet and touch ready, but a lot of the functionality may be lost without bluetooth accessories.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage to announce the new release of Office, one that considers the cloud first and is in line with Microsoft's concept of the modern office. In terms of innovation, Ballmer says that it feels like it's 1995.
Framehawk demonstrates how its technology combines the best of two worlds: Native mobile experiences for the end user, and secure corporate apps on the back end. Framehawk accomplishes this using its proprietary protocol.
MDM is a hot topic, and there are tons of players in the space. Zenprise has emerged as one of the early leaders. We get a demonstration of how the software works, both on the back end (the IT side) and the front end (the end user side).
Google Ventures is Google's investment arm, but unlike similar entities at technology companies, Google is hands on, helping with engineering, product, marketing and other talent that a startup might need to succeed. Partner David Krane explains.
Our June episode of Valley View featured plenty of news and deep dives from Google, given that the show aired during Google I/O, the company's developer conference. We featured news from the conference, guests from Google, SAS and Zenprise.
At the CTIA conference in New Orleans, we got a demo of MasterCard's PayPass Wallet. It can be used to book airplane tickets online, pay for cabs when you're roaming around, or even buy a coke with your phone. All using NFC technology.
ARM Lead Mobile Strategist, James Bruce, joins InformationWeek's Art Wittmann at the whiteboard to talk about why virtualization is such an important trend for smartphones, and how ARM's Cortext-A15 will enable that virtualization in hardware.
Zynga, one of the most popular developers of games in the universe went from relying on the public cloud, to developing a private cloud (Z-Cloud), which it now offers as a service. CTO Allan Leinwand discusses how it came about, and talks big data.
Users have struggled to adapt to various ways to input data (type e-mail, edit documents) on phones and tablets -- virtual keyboards, haptics, sounds and so on. Inpris thinks the answer is in gestures. Interesting concept, but we're not sold.
At Mobile World Congress, quad-core phones were all the rage, and most of them powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3, which the company announced more than a year ago. In this video, we get to see what those multiple cores can do when pushed to the max.
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