Showing posts from October 5, 2016

Digital transformation initiative in New Zealand

Beyond challenges and bottlenecks related to security and costs, the local trends are interesting as the market is pivoting away from proof of concept projects to scalable Internet of Things (IoT) deployments that are incorporating cloud, analytics, and security capabilities. 

According to IDC survey over 160 organisations in New Zealand, ·While cloud transition is the number one digital transformation initiative in New Zealand, IoT is picking up speed gradually. Only 11% of organisations surveyed have launched IoT solutions, with an additional 55% looking to deploy in the next 12 months as cloud and mobility dominate the DX landscape. 50% of respondents see IoT as strategic to their business as a means to compete more effectively.

Dispatching Live on the Salesforce AppExchange for telematics data into Salesforce

At the core of stakes, we havestreamlined operations, automated processes, boosted productivity, reduced costs and improved efficiency.
In effect,MapAnything, Inc., has launched MapAnything™ Live on the Salesforce AppExchange, with the goal to empower businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. This add-on to MapAnything enables Internet of Things (IoT) workflows inside Salesforce. 
For those who are unfamiliar, MapAnything, provides mapping, schedule planning, route optimization, real-time geo-location, territory management, geo-analytics and gives Salesforce users an interactive “Map-Centric” experience.

Software Defined Everything (SDE/SDX)

Definitively and steadily Software gains in deep authority. More and more smart and sophisticated software are part of our digital lives. Intelligent software control, manage and automate the entire data center infrastructure. Flexibility, scalability, productivity, seamless, security and performance are at the core of stakes. 
For those who are unfamiliar, with Software Defined Everything (SDE), one talks about the IT world moving towards a software defined future. 
In fact, it can be understood as a movement towards providing more authority to software systems to control different types of multi-piece hardware systems.  Such a virtualized infrastructure can be delivered as a service and provide organizations with flexibility, scalability, added speed, and savings on capital and operational expenditure.
The umbrella term incorporates a number of software defined technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage (SDS), and Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)…

Distributed Antenna Systems in our ever-connected world

There is lot of good news related tothe in-building wireless market. ABI Research forecasts revenue will grow to more than $19 billion by 2025. The North American enterprise market for buildings in the 100,000 to 500,000 square feet floor area range represents the majority of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) spending today.  For those who are unfamiliar, a DAS is one way of distributing cellular coverage and capacity inside buildings when the existing macro network signals cannot penetrate the buildings.
According to ABI Research the Asia-Pacific region will experience the greatest DAS growth through 2025, with 4G dominating DAS spending, pending the arrival of the first commercial 5G in-building systems.
North America remains in a solid curve in terms of maturity, as building structures that are greater than 500,000 square feet, such as high profile sports stadiums and airports, already have DAS systems.

Google’s new Pixel smartphone, which starts at $649, puts a virtual assistant at its core

Signe Brewster, a science and technology writer is clear in its statement: ‘’our phones are now a central part of our lives, but Google has reimagined how they fit in with the rest of our technology’’.
In effect, You can ask Pixel to make a dinner reservation, look up show times and calculate the driving distance between the restaurant and the theater. 
I’m lured on the fact that, it’s a bot that pulls together the intelligence from all of your apps and makes them accessible in one place.

Bye bye Google Cardboard and Hello Google’s new Pixel Phone and Daydream View headset

Cardboard seems now an exceptional low-cost VR headset that is going away with the arrival of Google’s new Pixel Phone and Daydream View headset.
I can observe that, Google’s new Pixel Phone and Daydream View headset go hand in hand for an accessible VR experience. Daydream View, a $79 headset, has the same basic design as many other mobile VR headsets. The front opens up to allow you to slide in a phone, either Google’s new Pixel phone or any of the incoming Daydream-compatible phones from Android partners
Daydream View comes with a remote. While Google Cardboard really only has one button, limiting what you can do. Daydream View through its remote, makes interaction much easier for games and scrolling through the headset’s user interface.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a game changer for VR

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies such as Machine learning, Deep Learning, Computer vision, Virtual assistance, Chat Bot, etc are increasingly a central part of our digital lives.
These innovations create lots of excitements and expectations, so that many believe that, AI could be a game changer for VR as ‘’it allows us to skip the tedious launching of apps and think about getting experiences delivered to you as soon as you ask, in a highly immersive way,” says Jon Mann, UX design director at design consultancy firm Artefact.