DEVELOPERS’ NEW ROLE: Hold The Enterprise’s Hand With Cloud Computing. Ultimately, decisions around cloud application or platform development and adoption are driven by the business. But the people bringing cloud in and enlightening their enterprises are the “developer visionaries” who understand the implications it brings to businesses, as well as keeping the whole thing from becoming a tangled, hairy and expensive mess. Read more

CLOUD WORLD FORUM: Five Ways To Make Cloud Success A Reality For Your Business. Everyone is looking for that silver bullet which makes their cloud implementations a success. It’s little wonder that events such as Cloud World Forum and Cloud Expo are at the forefront of executives’ minds. Read more

WHITEPAPER: Buyer’s Guide – Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS). With an array of options from public IaaS to private PaaS, organizations often find it difficult to discern where different cloud technologies fit. This document provides guidance on using private PaaS in an enterprise and will introduce key concepts, business values, and preparations necessary for acquiring and implementing an enterprise Platform as a Service tier. Read more

ENTERPRISE MANAGERS: Oracle Offers Software To Ease Hybrid Cloud Management. Oracle wants to make it easy for its enterprise customers to move some of their software-based workloads from the vendor to the cloud. To the Oracle Cloud, that is. Read more


NEW RESEARCH: Mobile Technology To Blame For Workplace Stress. Interim management provider Russam GMS surveyed the attitudes of senior executives towards fitness, health and leadership, with three quarters blaming mobile technology for creating a more stressful environment. Russam questioned its database of senior executives and 60 per cent of respondents said their employers expect them to answer emails outside of work hours, while a fifth of respondents said that “switching off from work at home” is their biggest challenge in terms of looking after their health. Read more

GOOGLE RESEARCH: Computer Vision And Mobile Technology Could Help Blind People ‘See’. Funded by a Google Faculty Research Award, specialists in computer vision and machine learning based at the University of Lincoln, UK, are aiming to embed a smart vision system in mobile devices to help people with sight problems navigate unfamiliar indoor environments. Read more

JAVA TESTING FRAMEWORKS: Six Steps to Accelerating Mobile App Testing. In the mobile enterprise, if you’re not testing and releasing apps faster than your competitors, you’re falling behind. Even the stuffiest insurance company knows by now that speed kills in mobile. But while developer and QA teams are doing their best to fast-track their apps, a recent survey by the Perfecto Mobile research team showed that organizations still struggle with what we like to call velocity blockers, which are testing practices that get in the way of quick, iterative releases. Read more

RETRO READING LIST: Back To The Future Of Mobile Computing. I’m sure you have heard by now that mobile computing is not new. For a quick trip down (fairly recent) memory lane Adam Sivell thought it would be fun to look at some 1990s mobility articles and quotes. Read more


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