Cloud Computing Trends For Business

Cloud Computing Trends For Business

Cloud Computing Trends For Business

Until the dot-com bubble peaked and burst in the early 2000s, businesses were traditionally willing to spend part of their capital in updating their software and hardware as needed. But after the dot-com meltdown, companies found themselves with less cash to spend, implemented hiring freezes and began hunting for ways to continue their operations with less staff and fewer expenditures.

For these businesses, cloud computing offered multiple solutions. It enabled businesses to reduce their capital expenditures, modernize their legacy IT and could be implemented faster and easier.

In addition, cloud computing decreased operational complexity, made the software development lifecycle run more smoothly and enabled new features or capabilities to be added to an existing system. Cloud computing soared in popularity as the demand for it increased in both business and government markets. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

National Security Issues in Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing Image (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cloud computing has resulted in greater agility, cost savings and efficiency for many companies and federal agencies, but also increases the vulnerability of crucial data and may threaten national security.

As the recent controversy concerning government contractor Edward Snowden has shown, data leakage not only causes financial losses to companies and federal agencies but also has implications for U.S. national security and international relations with other countries. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Data Security is an Organizational Cloud Computing Concern

English: Cloud Computing ImageRecent show that while IT executives and companies have become increasingly comfortable with the security of third-party cloud computing service providers, more than half are concerned about data security and compliance at the end user level.

People are bringing to work their own devices and using smartphone apps for data storage, communications and collaboration. This “shadow IT” — IT solutions built or used inside organizations without the company’s approval — is predicted to exceed 35% of enterprise IT expenditures by 2015, according to Gartner. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Security for Enterprise Data Collection Technologies

Mobile Security Challenges of Enterprise Data Collection Technologies:

mobile securityData security to and from mobile devices have the same problems and solution space as other data transmissions. Good encryption is the obvious solution for secure transmissions on commercial networks. While Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has become the tool of choice for securing data and access from mobile devices to backend systems, physical security of local data on the device is also a threat. The use of Smart Card technology is one solution to this mobile security problem, and has been widely adopted by the United States Government for the implementation of physical infrastructure security. The issue with reliance on Smart Card technology for the newer mobile technologies is readers and hardware support for newer operating systems such as iOS and Android are very limited. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Data Collection Technologies Return on Investment

ROI of Mobile Data Collection TechnologiesThere are varying models used to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) for the implementation of mobile data collection technologies, especially within an enterprise environment. The following outlines some of the benefits of the COMMANDmobile® platform.

  1. Reduced drive time for field workers – Workers no longer have to come into the office to pick up and drop off daily work orders.
  2. Accurate time tracking – Filling out a time card is no longer needed. The mobile device can fill out an accurate time card based on actual locations, travel time, and project work time. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Workforce Management & Enterprise Mobile Data Collection

COMMANDmobile ReportingWith COMMANDmobile® Mobile Reporting for iPad, iPhone, and Windows Mobile, field users have an “Enterprise Ready” tool for data collection and workforce management. Deployment of a mobile infrastructure requires more than just a platform for collecting data. With useful workforce management features such as location based dispatching, real time device tracking with GPS, LDAP user authentication, and online/offline dynamic forms, this application provides a turnkey solution for implementation of mobile data collection within your organization.

Utilized by small, medium, and large commercial companies as well as government and non-profit agencies, Tracen’s mobile solutions have provided enterprise level data collection applications and workforce management services across many platforms. This proven technology is now available on the iPad, iPhone and Windows Mobile. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Data Collection Software Technologies for Smartphones

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Mobile Reporting – African journalist using a mobile phone as a reporting tool. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In her February 2013 blog post, Mobile and Social Technologies for Data Collection, Jennifer Romano Bergstrom, Ph.D., a Senior Research Team Project Leader at Fors Marsh Group, summarizes a short course presented by Michael W. Link, SVP/Chief Methodologist at The Nielsen Company.

Dr. Link’s research efforts focus on developing methodologies for confronting the most pressing issues facing measurement science, including improving participation and data quality, using of multiple modes in data collection, and utilizing new technologies such as mobile platforms and social media.

The class notes below outline Dr. Link’s presentation, which covers four broad areas: [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Healthcare Information Technology Improves Mobile Monitoring and Evaluation

EHR (electronic health records)

EHR (electronic health records) (Photo credit: Yann Ropars)

In this emerging era of big data, cloud computing, electronic health records (EHRs), and mobile healthcare, we are beginning to observe and measure the impact of digital healthcare information technology and the use of mobile devices for healthcare monitoring and evaluation.

A recent article in Nursing Times; 109: 11, 16-18, summarizes the finding of the Mobile Health Worker Project. The results provide a clear picture of how mobile devices could benefit health professionals and the care that can be offered to patients. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Maximizing Mobile Information and Communication Tools for Economic Development

Developed and developing countriesThe World Bank asserts that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are no longer a luxury for developing countries. The ICT Sector Unit at the World Bank acknowledges that the world’s Information and Communication infrastructure is creating new ways of communicating, doing business and delivering services, and is a driving force behind economic development.

Several studies have documented the growing impact of mobile technology on economic development, attributing up to an .8 percent growth in economic development to an increase of just 10 mobile subscriptions per 100 people.

Among the benefits of mobile phones for communication and data collection are real-time access to information, better market information, lower transactions costs, savings in travel costs and time spent traveling, and opportunities to improve one’s livelihood. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Data Collection Software Features of COMMANDmobile® by Tracen Technologies

mobile-data-collection-devicesData collection software and information and communication technologies (ICT) for monitoring and development are changing rapidly, and we are continually improving our understanding of the landscape of data collection activities, solutions and requirements.

The increased efficiency and accuracy of information and communication technologies (ICT) for mobile data collection are now improving the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health, human rights, economic studies, education, agricultural development projects, wildlife conservation and other important issues regarding the environment, climate change and many more.

Tracen Technologies, Inc. has developed one of the most comprehensive and powerful data collection software solutions for monitoring and evaluation. COMMANDmobile by Tracen Technologies is a data collection software solution with numerous applications. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.