Samsung will get "experience" stores inside Best Buy to show off integration between its devices. These areas are likely to have Apple store-within-a-store concepts as a neighbor.
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Think of Avis as the supply chain and procurement infrastructure and Zipcar as the brand and front-end customer experience. The risk revolves around whether the integration will be seamless.
Joomla, a popular open source content management system, was recently upgraded to a 3.0 release with enhanced database integration, administrative tools and optimization for mobile devices. A 3.01 security fix went out Tuesday.
The IT industry has decades of experience with traditional database engines that were designed to support transactional applications. Now the industry is exploring non-traditional database engines, such as hadoop, for web scale management of huge amounts of rapidly changing data. Hugely scalable transactional systems need something new. What do those requirements look like?
Polycom is updating its RealPresence video collaboration and mobile platforms with a focus on the user experience, total cost of ownership, and multi-vendor integration.
Redmond's education push gains momentum as global network of Catholic schools signs up, but analysts reckon Google can catch up by improving user experience and product integration.
At a press conference in San Francisco, Sam Yen, vice president of strategic initiatives at SAP, demonstrates a smartphone app targeted to parents of young children featuring back-end integration with the U.S. product recall database.
While app stores have become enormously popular with users, particularly on mobile devices, they are now moving to the enterprise. The new Jive Apps Market provides an interesting approach that combines apps with direct integration into the flow of a worker's primary social experience. Not to be outdone, Apps Market is also designed to appeal to IT as well. It will be one of the enterprise app stores to watch closely.
Victoria Police has again put the brakes on its LINK project to replace the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) database while it redevelops a business case to take integration issues into account.
It's time that agile integration become a feature of more applications, rather than a hand-crafted after-market exercise at the complex database and middleware tiers.
The integration of smartphone chips into car design could change the driving experience forever, says Gary Atkinson
At a "Product Runway" event at the company's Silicon Valley campus today, Chief Product Officer Blake Irving offered a sneak peek at what Yahoo has in the works for its users, its properties, it advertisers and its infrastructure.
The company has presented three handsets at the Nokia World event in London, promising to revolutionise user experience with new features and displays
There's a new device ready for the taking to help you blast music from your car while on the open road. The JBL MS-8 integration digital processor promises "to revolutionize" and "achieve a luxurious in-car audio experience."
When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 in the spring, the emphasis was on the user experience and consumer features like Facebook integration, but at the TechEd conference the emphasis has been on business integration. "The fundamental proposition," Microsoft senior director for business experience Paul Bryan told us, "is meeting the needs of the business customer.
Google Android owners just received a nice free gift today with the launch of the Skyfire 2.0 beta web browser. You get a fast browser with social networking integration and Flash video support as the mobile browser gets closer to a desktop browser experience.
It's almost 2010, after all. We should be able to handle some fairly straightforward database integration, shouldn't we?
SCVMM 2008 R2 is a very competent product, neatly bringing Microsoft's virtualisation management offering in line with the competition at the same time as offering management of disparate platforms in the one product. The integration with the rest of the Systems Center suite makes the overall management and monitoring experience better than its rivals.
HTC held a big event in London today to announce the new HTC Hero Google Android device running with their new HTC Sense user interface. The Hero is a sleek looking Google Android device that appears similar to the HTC Magic with a slimmer form factor that still incorporates that distinctive "chin". The HTC Sense UI integrates methods of communication to improve the end user experience and is a UI that will be incorporated across HTC devices in the future. HTC and Adobe also announced that Flash Player 10 will be integrated in the Hero.
Just back from Microsoft's London Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 briefing, held in the very nice Soho Hotel in the heart of London's West End. It was a valuable experience, and one that had everyone talking afterwards.
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