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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)

The Ten Attributes of the Magnetic Sales Professional

Google “what it takes to be a successful salesperson” and one will get 121,000 different perspectives on what it takes to be one. However, in today’s competitive landscape what companies are truly looking for is, the rare individuals who can overachieve the sales and revenue goals, retain and increase the share of wallet of the existing client base and have the ability to drive new business in the unsold prospect arena. Sales Organizations want Magnetic Sales Professionals not simply, successful sales associates. They want individuals who will create a positive legacy and at the same time provide sales results without comprising profits. The attributes of this rare sales specimen are wider, deeper and broader than the average or sales all star which include: I. Leadership - Magnetic Sales Professionals view themselves as business franchisees, their territories as a ... (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) Builds More Than Just Search Engine Optimization Success for Many Small Businesses

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ --, a leader in press release distribution for small to medium sized businesses, announced today that small businesses are recognizing the benefits of using their Mass Media Distribution press release package to help with Search Engine Optimization and more. "When budgets are tight for marketing dollars and writers are looking for a way to promote their websites, books, events and news, offers a cost effective solution," says Cheryl Kaye Tardif, a bestselling Canadian author. "Their Mass Media Distribution package has successfully assisted in my search engine rankings and in delivering targeted traffic--including media and filmmakers-- to my website. Creating an SEO strategy using enabled me to attain tighter control over my PR and ascertain the impact on my website." ... (more)

IBM Bolsters Scientific Research to Improve Healthcare Quality

IBM on Thursday announced plans to enlist some of the company's leading scientists and technologists to help medical practitioners and insurance companies provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients. As part of this initiative, IBM is collaborating with clinicians in medical institutions and hiring medical doctors to work alongside its researchers to develop new technologies, scientific advancements and business processes for healthcare and insurance providers. Dedicating $100 million over the next three years, the initiative will draw on IBM's leadership in systems integration, services research, cloud computing, analytics and emerging scientific areas - such as nanomedicine and computational biology - to drive innovations that empower practitioners to focus their efforts on patient care. More than 100 researchers across IBM's nine worldwide research labo... (more)

SAP Reports 16% Growth in Software and Software-Related Service Revenues

SAP AG on Tuesday announced its preliminary financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - Second Quarter 2010 ------------------------------------------ Second Quarter 2010(1) ---------------------- IFRS ---- % EUR million, unless Q2 2010 Q2 2009 change otherwise stated ------- ------- ------- ---------------- Software revenue 637 543 17% ---------------- --- --- --- Software and software-related service revenue 2,258 1,953 16% ----------------- ----- ----- --- Total revenue 2,894 2,576 12% ------------- ----- ----- --- Total operating expenses -2,120 -1,935 10% --------------- ------ ------ --- -thereof restructuring -1 -17 -94% -------------- --- --- --- Operating profit 774 641 21% ---------------- --- --- --- Operating margin (%) 26.7 24.9 1.8pp -------------------- ---- ---- ----- Profit after tax 491 426 15% ---------------- --- --- --- Bas... (more)

Sustainability and the Web

Juliet Schor, professor of sociology at Boston University, is giving a Berkman Tuesday lunch titled “Plenitude: Sustainability and the Web.” The tech and sustainability communities need a much closer relationship, she says as the talk begins. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people.   She begins by telling us about the urgency of the issue of environmental sustainability. A World Wildlife Foundation study shows the decline in biodiversity. “A massive extinction is underway.” A study of eco-footprints shows that the USA’s average is about five times the world average biocapacity per person. Countries with equivalent standards of living have ab... (more)

Data Market Chat: Shion Deysarkar discusses Datafiniti

Houston-based data startup Datafiniti takes a different attitude to gathering the data that it sells. Rather than negotiate complex deals with the owners of data sets, the company relies upon techniques borrowed from Grid Computing in order to crawl the public web and harvest interesting data along the way. CEO Shion Deysarkar talks about the development of the web crawling capability within his other company, 80legs, and then goes on to explore the ways in which this impressive capability is being put to work in locating authoritative and comprehensive data for which customers are prepared to pay. Corroborating different sets of data from across the web, Deysarkar argues, results in a resource more accurate, more timely, and more complete than is available elsewhere. Datafiniti is currently in beta, and initially focussed upon providing data to address the needs of ... (more)

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Continues CTRM/ETRM Expansion Into Europe And Africa With Added Sales Resources

London, May 9, 2013 - With over 500 clients and thousands of users globally in market data and trading and risk management Cloud solutions, Aspect Enterprise Solutions is expanding further into European and African oil markets with the addition of Sonia Ouerghi, AspectCTRM Sales Director, Europe. Ouerghi, who has experienced 11 years in IT/Technical Sales positions, as well as oil industry experience from competing energy trading and risk management solution vendor Allegro, brings a wealth of experience to the role. Aspect's customer base for commodities trading and risk solutions in the Cloud has grown by more than 43% over the past two years adding dozens of new customers and hundreds of users globally, including steady growth throughout African countries including Ivory Coast, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, and other countries. Aspect is the number one choice... (more)

Mobile Marketing, Business Analytics and Code Halos

In an article I published earlier this week, Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility, I provided an overview of the concept of Code Halo™.  The idea is that nearly all organizations, brands, products and people are surrounded by a halo of data.  Companies that recognize the value of code halos will develop new business models and IT systems to utilize these code halos to better engage with customers and prospects, deliver more relevant content and employ precision marketing and support campaigns based upon known interests and desires. Today I want to explore the role of mobile marketing and how it relates to code halos.  First, let's review the four basic elements of a "logistics of information" system that can derive value from code halos: There must be effective data collection strategies - Often in the form of mobile apps, loyalty programs and on... (more)

The Internet of (Secure) Things – Embedding Security in the IoT

By George Romas We’re seeing a glimmer of the future – the Internet of Things (IoT) – where anything and everything is or contains a sensor that can communicate over the network/Internet. The underlying technology enabling IoT is Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Your running shoe tracks your workouts, sending the data to a mobile app. Your wristband tracks your daily activities, including sleep patterns. Your smartphone controls your television. Your tablet displays recorded videos from your home DVR, anywhere in the world. Your refrigerator tracks your food consumption and contacts a nearby grocery store to restock (someday delivered by drones!) Your car self-tunes and in the future may self-drive and be aware of your schedule (so will self-start and adjust the environment when it’s time to go to work). These are examples of consumer-oriented sensors and d... (more)