Mobile Cloud

Personal Cloud Server App Tonido Allows Unlimited Camera Uploads to Apple Devices

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

CodeLathe, the leader in personal cloud products, has launched a new app update that will allow users to automatically backup their photos and videos from iDevices to their computers running Tonido Personal Cloud software. This new feature is offered completely free to customers and there is no storage limits or subscription fees.

The self-hosted cloud solution allows users to view documents, play music, browse photos, watch videos and share files without ever sending personal data through unsecured mediums like email, social media platforms or storing in Public Online services. Individuals begin by downloading the free Tonido server app on their desktop and the free mobile app onto their iOS device. Employing smart LAN switching technology to use gigabit access speed within home LAN networks, the app safely connects users to the documents stored on their desktop in seconds. Users can also access their files via Wi-Fi or 3G mobile networks, automatically backup their photos and videos from their iPhone/iPad to their Tonido personal cloud, and download files for offline viewing...

Mobile Cloud Services Platforms: The Back-End of Mobile Apps

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

The explosion of mobile applications and devices has lead to an extremely crowded and fragmented market leaving mobile developers searching for new opportunities to differentiate and improve the user experience. Increasingly, successful mobile apps are supported by data feeds and services in the cloud such as databases, messaging, location, and social networking status.

At the same time, enterprises are realizing the importance of the mobile channel and are moving beyond devices and applications devising new strategies to broaden their reach. Extending enterprise data and services to mobile developers via APIs is an approach enterprises are increasingly pursuing. These macro trends are driving demand for mobile cloud services platforms...

BloomReach Harnesses Big Data And Machine Learning To Personalize Any Mobile App

Grazed from TechCrunch. Author: Josh Constine.

The shift to mobile is sucking the money out of e-commerce, but BloomReach thinks big data can save the day. Today it brings its big-data content optimization SaaS to the small screen to add smart product recommendations, predictive search, a trending section and cross-device personalization to the mobile presence of any business. BloomReach makes your app more relevant to boost sales with data science.

It’s already working on the web. The startup crawls the web learning what people search for, click on, and share. It then uses the information to improve a business’s ads, point them to personalized landing pages for each visitor, and show potential customers the products they’re most likely to buy...

Three ways to achieve mobile SaaS apps agility

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Tom Nolle.

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have to track the needs of the workers they support, but they don't always do that successfully. According to enterprises, mobile SaaS applications change for one of the following reasons, in increasing order of likelihood: changes to regulations governing the application, changes in mobile device policy, changes in worker activities and changes in mobile OS features. There is no perfect strategy for making mobile SaaS apps Agile with so many drivers of change, but picking the right SaaS provider, customizing the SaaS service for mobile use or even creating your own SaaS can help.

Evaluating SaaS agility

Whatever forces drive mobile application users and their SaaS providers in different directions, the ability of a SaaS provider to respond to regulatory changes that impact an application is a key indicator of their determination to track the market. One of the questions every SaaS evaluator needs to ask is how rapidly the application has accommodated changes driven by regulations. A response measured in months will almost certainly create issues with regulators, and it also suggests that the provider isn't able to change the application quickly. That same inertia will likely impact the SaaS provider's response to other demands for change, so it may be wise to pick a different provider...

Mobile CRM Apps To Grow 500% By 2014 As Market Turns With Decline In PC Shipments

Grazed from TechCrunch. Author: Alex Williams.

Gartner Research is reporting mobile CRM apps will grow 500 percent by 2014, another sign of a shifting market that has more to do with work getting done in the cloud more so than from a server behind the firewall. This is buttressed by Gartner’s news that SaaS providers will represent more than 50 percent of profits in the CRM market by 2016 and the steep decline in PC shipments that Gartner reported yesterday.

Gartner reports there are 200 apps now in app stores. By 2014, there will be 1,200. Mobile apps will come in a variety of flavors, attacking specific aspects of the CRM experience. Gartner, citing a CIO survey of more than 2,000 people, predicts that vendors will need to build mobile apps around their specific strengths. Gartner also reported that Salesforce.com remains the No. 1 CRM vendor with 26 percent growth and $2.5 billion in revenue last year. In contrast, Gartner states SAP grew 0.1 percent year-on-year and totaled $2.3 billion in CRM revenue...

Salesforce.com delivers mobile customer service apps

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Chris Kanaracus.

Salesforce.com is planning to add a series of mobile applications to its Service Cloud line of customer service software, in a response to the rampant rise of mobile devices both in the consumer and business worlds.

Dubbed Service Cloud Mobile, the new offerings include a "co-browsing" capability, which allows end users to share a screen with a call center agent from their mobile device. For example, a customer interested in purchasing custom-fitted clothing could walk through an online catalog and find the correct sizing together with the agent, with both parties able to click on buttons and links, said Alex Bard, Service Cloud senior vice president and general manager, in an interview and demonstration prior to Tuesday's announcement...

World’s first cloud-based policy management solution for mobile network operators

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Editorial Staff.

Tata Communications, today announced the world’s first cloud-based policy management solution that enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to create differentiated mobile data services quickly and with significantly less capital investment. As mobile broadband subscribers increase, the service brings more efficient network optimization for a higher quality user experience. Developed in partnership with Allot Communications and Openet, Tata Communications’ Hosted Policy Engine allows MNOs to move beyond flat-rate data packages to deliver targeted data service offers for new revenue streams.

The Hosted Policy Engine is a pre-integrated policy management solution, which enforces traffic optimization and monetization policies in real-time, based on subscriber usage patterns across 2.5G, 3G, 4G and WiFi networks. This allows mobile operators to create targeted service packages to optimize network resources and revenue through tiered service plans for customers...

Mobily and Virtustream Alliance Brings Hybrid Cloud Solutions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

Virtustream, the leading provider of enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), has partnered with Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), the leading telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia, to provide enterprise cloud services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The public and hybrid cloud services will be jointly provided by Mobily and Virtustream and will offer world-class cloud services to enterprises and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). Mobily has selected Virtustream’s xStream cloud management software to run its public and hybrid clouds.

KSA businesses are now able to move mission-critical applications, both legacy and webscale, to the Mobily/Virtustream cloud, including applications like SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and hundreds of existing applications, without needing to rewrite the software to gain the cloud benefits of dynamic, multi-tenant efficiency, massively scalable and on demand IT...

Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Computing, BYOD and Unified Communication...

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Sunil Pathak.

...The famous four in action and how they complement, and disrupt each other.....

1. Cloud and Mobility - A Match Made in Heaven....
Cloud computing is providing organizations with low-cost applications and storage, making it easier to manage the growing amount of information. Increased adoption of cloud-based systems (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and everything else) in the enterprise will pave a way for a faster pace of adoption and acceptance of the cloud-based back end for mobile devices. With increased use of smartphones, tablets in enterprise (BlackBerry, Nexus, Surface, etc.), increased acceptance of BYOD, more and more business information and data will be moved outside the firewall. The trend will fuel the use of cloud infrastructure for mobile applications, and platform and infrastructure including storage. It's a no-brainer. Private mobile cloud, private mobile app stores, standalone enterprise class mobile app stores, etc., will start taking shape. The mobile app and platform ecosystem will evolve.The growth will, however, also depend on the ability of SaaS and PaaS vendors to facelift their applications and platforms for the mobile devices...

Zoho CRM update adds document repository, mobile location awareness

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Chris Kanaracus.

Zoho continues to flesh out the feature set of its cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) application, adding a new document library, advanced email filtering, and location-aware mobile applications.

The features, which were announced Tuesday, come about a year after Zoho launched an update that featured an overhauled user interface, integration with LinkedIn and a social network-like feature called Pulse. Zoho CRM's new Documents module provides salespeople with a central point for sharing sales-related materials, such as proposals and advertisements, with access controlled according to an individual's role. Professional Edition customers get 250MB of storage per user, while Enterprise version customers receive 500MB...