A number of recent developments suggest that Microsoft and Samsung might be considering closer collaboration in the enterprise mobility market as an answer to the Apple-IBM's partnership.
Predictive analytics are getting more impressive and useful by the day. Unfortunately there are still far too few companies taking advantage of them. That's really a bad idea since it's very much like driving in the dark without the headlights on. You might make it around the bend safely but it's far more likely you'll drive your company off a cliff.
Apple and IBM have been actively issuing mobile enterprise apps for the iPhone and iPad since announcing their partnership last July. Apple and IBM recent made some of their mobile enterprise apps available for the Apple Watch, reported Jordan Golson with TechRepublic.
Mobile app development firm Xamarin is making its app development software interoperable with IBM MobileFirst Protect, Big Blue's enterprise mobility management platform, to enable enterprises to develop, deploy and manage apps in a secure environment, the company announced this week.
As attackers become more sophisticated in their collaboration and attack techniques, the costs of data breaches carried out by them continue to climb. In fact, the average cost of a data breach totaled $3.8 million this year, a 23 percent increase from 2014, according to the annual Cost of Data Breach Study by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM.
IBM added support for Microsoft's.NET languages to BlueMix, opening up support for technology from its rival platform-as-a-service provider.
From the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, the Cloud Foundry Foundation gained additional support from vendors through the announcement of new solutions and services based on the open source platform-as-a-service software. Five months after the foundation was formed, it now has more than 40 and end-user organizations as members.
In a move to speed up the turnaround and reduce the complexity of enterprise mobile app development, IBM has announced a partnership with Ionic, a company that offers drag-and-drop design capabilities for mobile apps.
Apple and IBM are taking their enterprise mobility partnership overseas through an agreement signed with Japan Post to make it easier to check on elderly residents, the companies announced Thursday.
For the first time today, Amazon disclosed revenue for Amazon Web Services. In the quarter ending in March, net sales for AWS were $1.57 billion. Annually, that would make AWS a $6 billion business.