This is a summary of a QNX webinar that was just presented on July 10, 2014
by BlackBerry (BBRY) and QNX.
This was an anticipated seminar because many people are looking for answers
to questions they have about the big buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT).
They also want to know what role does the cloud-based product QNX play within
The QNX webinar gave a good overview of what the QNX product was and how it
fit into the overall business market. They are operating system agnostic,
which means they can work with any device, not just one type of Operating
System. They have multi-OS adaptability.
They want to be totally inclusive of all devices and use one platform to
manage everything. They have focused on end-to-end security, which is a huge
issue across many industries as well as many applications.
They focused on the core principles which have to... (more)
In this acute age of class warfare, elitism, and social media tools,
somewhere in the middle of all of it, the retail and financial services
industries are spawning the latest "Must-have" digital bling: mobile wallets
(or digital wallets).
Will credit cards become a thing of the past? Will retailers pull away from
all the transaction fees they have to pay on credit card purchases and go to
a smartphone app-based transaction model instead? What about other payment
processors like PayPal, Google, and others?
These are some of the strategic questions starting to pop up across diffe... (more)
COMCAST's recent $45 billion acquisition of Time-Warner Cable was big news in
the Cable TV world, but it should be big news in the area of cloud computing
and network diversity.
Instead of looking at COMCAST as a cable TV provider, it is time that we
should be looking at it as another alternative to the traditional network
carriers like AT&T and Verizon for our data needs both at home and at the
Re-Thinking Cloud Computing Strategy
Do you have network redundancy in place in your cloud computing applications?
They cannot be considered "mission critical" if you ... (more)
Many organizations are starting to look at cloud computing as a universal
solution, but there are many applications that cannot be considered unless
the framework of cloud computing includes Timing as a Service (TaaS)© as
part of its fabric. Mission-critical applications require security measures
including encryption, monitoring, and redundancy/resiliency, but that is not
As stated in an earlier article:
If cloud computing is going to spread to more mission critical-type
applications, it needs to get more exact and accur... (more)
Organizational structures become obsolete just like the technology that they
manage. Management structures must be reviewed and replaced just like
systems, software and technology - especially in mission-critical
In the last decade or so, more organizations have declared their various
communications-based information systems as "mission critical" to the
organization's success. Having a mission-critical system requires having a
mission-critical mindset when it comes to organizational leadership.
It has been reported that one in three applications are considered "miss... (more)