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iPhone 5 teardown highlights

A teardown of Apple's new iPhone shows how the Cupertino giant manages to pack so much hardware into such a small space, and design it to draw as little power as possible.

September 21, 2012

Open source driving cloud, big data, mobile, survey finds

Open source continues to make big strides, and leads in key growth segments including cloud, big data, mobile applications and enterprise mobility, according to a survey published yesterday.At the launch of the Open Source Business Conference, two key backers in the open source space, Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners, issued their sixth annual survey results including key findings and challenges for open source in 2012.

May 21, 2012 by

BlackBerry falls out of CommBank favour

The Commonwealth Bank has revealed that it's unlikely to pour significant developer resources into making applications for BlackBerry users, with a senior bank executive saying that the mobile space will soon only be a race between Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Windows Phone.

March 18, 2012 by

SAP HANA gut check

In the run up to SAP TechEd Las Vegas there are three major themes we can expect to hear a LOT about:HANA - SAP's pitch for high speed, in-memory analytics and applicationsMobile - some of us have been privileged to see some pretty spiffy demos of new applications with plenty of iPad love thrown in.Analytics - activists in the BI space have been moaning about delays to GA for BI4.

September 6, 2011 by

HRO in the Cloud - Executive Interview: Titan Technology SVP

It's not just an on-premise vs. cloud world for ERP applications. In the HR space, there are some other models in play that might make some IT and functional executives re-think new deployment decisions. This is an executive interview with some interesting observations re: global HR, global solutions, ERP and the cloud.

February 21, 2011

Storing it up: New York town using 8MW energy storage system

If the past two weeks are any indication, energy storage technology advances will be a big topic this year for us green-tech and cleantech blogger types. Last week, many of you were interested in an item I posted about some ultracapacitor research being undertaken by Maxwell Technologies that could have applications in the mobile space and next week, I'm gearing up for a briefing about available battery technologies related to electric vehicles.

January 11, 2011 by

TechnologyOne to make its software mobile

After establishing a new research and development centre and headquarters in May, enterprise IT provider TechnologyOne has established a small team to port its enterprise offerings into mobile applications for tablet and smartphone devices, with the company's chief executive officer (CEO) describing the mobile space as a key growth area.

November 21, 2010 by

Intel publishes reference design for home energy management panel

Intel has released its reference design for an interactive panel that is meant as a multifunction universal control panel for your home.Based on my past conversations with the company about the concept, I know that Intel is pitching the technology as a way for utility operators and device manufacturers to enable homeowners manage myriad applications, including energy usage and video surveillance.

September 30, 2010 by

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