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Farm tractors and military tanks share an intertwined history that started when some smart person proposed the tracks on some farming equipment as the cross-country tool that tanks needed to get across a rubble and shell-hole strewn World War One battlefield. For the ensuing sixty years, improvements in one set of tracks spurred improvements in the other. Early on it was the farm vehicles developing improvements, but through World War Two and even some today, tanks did most of the developing. That is simply a case of experience. Farmers and farm tractor manufacturers had more experience when tanks were first invented, but the second world war and the variety of terrain, climate, and usage gave tanks the edge. After World War Two, the Cold War drove much more research money into tank improvements than commercial tractors received, so the trend continued. In fact, con... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

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 Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Apple sold 51 million iPhones during the last three months of 2013, up from 47.8 million a year earlier. But Wall Street analysts were expecting closer to 57 million iPhones, after Apple launched its new iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones in China simultaneously with the United States and Western Europe for the first time this fall. Re... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 29, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe 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! The global smart factory market is expected to reach market revenue of $246.03 billion by 2018. Total revenue is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 8.08 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content The overall Real-Time Location Systems market is expected to reach $3.70 billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 31.2 percent from 2013 to 2020. The major driving ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Solstice Mobile Named to Inc. 500/5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Solstice Mobile, the country's leading digital innovation and mobile solutions boutique, announced that it was ranked in Inc Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private US companies for the fifth consecutive year. This key corporate milestone comes on the heels of a host of other significant awards including Fortune's Inner City 100, Crain's Top 15 Job Creators and Built In's 6 Best Companies For New Developers.  The firm's Founder and CEO, J Schwan, was also recently named a 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest Finalist and included in the Techweek 100 list for the second straight year. Photo - This exciting Inc. 5000 ranking can be contributed to a 129% increase in revenue from 2011 to 2013, and continued momentum through 2014 with the addition of several n... (more)

Saint Arnold Announces 10th Anniversary Release of Oktoberfest Seasonal Brew

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/06/07 -- Time for the autumn harvest and a little polka. Technically, it may still be summer, but Saint Arnold Brewing Company is mixing up a batch for Oktoberfest, the annual celebration revolving around great-tasting, full-flavored beer. Saint Arnold, the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is preparing for the 10th anniversary release of its award-winning Saint Arnold Oktoberfest seasonal. Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is true to the Oktoberfest tradition, blending three different types of Munich-style malt to provide a rich, caramel flavor and using two central European noble hop varieties: Czech Saaz and Hallertauer. One of Saint Arnold Brewing's five seasonal beers, Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is a full-bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer that pours a reddish-amber color. "Our annual re-introduction of Saint Arnold Oktoberfest carries on t... (more)

I Like Ants - Grand Masters of Business Opportunity

Since this is my first blog post I thought it should be memorable and so I will share a secret passion of mine. I like ants, I really do. Compared to Avega I might even like ants a little bit more. Compared to my wife, well, she’ll always win big, but only because I know my priorities in life – not because of the ants. Fastest path Even though I’ve first read about ants five, ten, fifteen years ago, I still enthusiastically teach others about the beautiful fastest path algorithm that ants use to optimize their harvest – and sometimes I also do this against people's will (like when they get stuck with me in front of a white board). I think it’s the emergent behavior that arises from doing simple things tens of thousand times or more that still amazes me. And so, true to my heart, I will tell you about this beautiful simple algorithm; suppose you have to travel back an... (more)

AspectDSC Brings Real Time Global Commodities Data To iPhone

iPhone Developer iPhone users can now tap into real time global market data and prices for oil, gas, metals, agriculture and other commodities with the launch of an iPhone compatible version of AspectDSC - the Web-based information and decision support system for traders from Aspect Enterprise Solutions. AspectDSC (Decision Support Center) is the world's first wholly Web-based markets information resource and gives commodity traders, buyers, sellers, analysts and end users a trusted single source for news and prices - together with advanced analytics - to support minute-by-minute financial decisions. The iPhone move marks a significant expansion for the Aspect solution according to the company's CEO Steve Hughes. "AspectDSC has consistently remained a first choice for energy and commodity professionals wanting to do business on the move through their PDAs and smartpho... (more)

Telco Cloud Services – Cloud Service Innovation Platform

Our Telco Cloud Services initiative is a product innovation program for telcos and web hosting companies, intended to develop a Cloud solutions portfolio for them to adopt based on best practices developed from real-world projects. As the Cisco white paper highlights, the primary value of Cloud computing to telcos is that it offers a platform for product innovation, and so our objective is exactly this, to link a Cloud Services Roadmap to the development of a Cloud Service Innovation Platform. To achieve this I was inspired by the UK Governments concept of “Forward Commitment Procurement“, utilizing Government spending as the source of innovation, and have spent the last year intensively reviewing the procurement RFPs of the Canadian Government, using them as the requirements specifications to define the Cloud Services Roadmap. Cloud Services Roadmap The overall en... (more)

Cloud Economics, US DoD’s Cloud Plans, Microsoft Office Cloud, and More…

This Week in Cloud on the go! Download the This Week in Cloud iPhone app. Now it’s even easier to get your weekly cloud news and perspectives. Cloud News The US Department of Defense has released a four-step plan to expand its use of cloud computing, according to this Federal Times article. The DoD will incentivize the use of cloud computing and train new professionals on how to procure cloud services, in addition to incorporating cloud software and hardware into their data centers. The plan allows for the purchase of both government and commercial cloud solutions. The next version of Microsoft Office will include social and cloud computing features, according to this PCMag article. Microsoft Office 2013, which will work with touch-screen devices run on Windows 8, will save documents to Microsoft’s SkyDrive and enable access to files from mobile devices. RightScale a... (more)

The Linux Foundation Announces 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Recipients

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/12 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the winners of its 2012 Linux Training Scholarship Program. More than 500 submissions were received during the second year of this program, which is more than double the number of submissions reviewed in 2011. The Linux Training Scholarship Program awards five scholarships to computer science students and Linux developers or systems administrators who show incredible promise for helping to shape the future of Linux but do not otherwise have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses. This year's winners represent the diverse opportunities for the platform, ranging from embedded development to cloud computing, as well as bringing Linux to remote areas of the globe. The 2012 Linux Training Scholars... (more)