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Tizen OS – Article and my thoughts. Tizen for mobile enterprise? | Tizen Enterprise

Tizen for enterprise?! Spolier Alert: I think Tizen for Enterprise can be big. Mobile Enterprise Adoption News: [MEAN] Summary- Can I see Tizen working for enterprise mobility? Yes Price and can be locked down, even if that is with 3rd party software Team approach to take down iOS for enterprise mobility I can see tizen mobility on cheaper tablets overtaking iPad for “worker bees”, rugged devices, etc.. All and all I can see Tizen making a big splash in the enterprise mobility workforce. Im not saying they will 100% break into enterprise market – but if they cant overtake iOS no one can.   Tizen: Meet the Asian Android-Killer From Intel and Samsung By ANDRÉ MOUTON  MAR 18, 2013 9:00 AM Tizen will retain Android’s more desirable features, like the low price tag and the cross-compatibility between markets, but it will also leave room for regional adaptation.   Tizen, the new mobile OS from Samsung (KRX:005930) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), is a lot like Android (NASDAQ:GOOG). Both operating systems are open source and Linux-based. They look and feel about the same, and smartphone users won’t have any problem switching between the two. Their logos, however, suggest a difference. When Google chose a personable green robot to represent Android, it was selling the system’s intelligence, with its integrated “brain” of Google Web apps and services. Tizen, on the other hand, is portrayed as a pinwheel – a toy that spins in whatever direction the wind is blowing.In other words, it’s a platform that doesn’t discriminate. Android has had a remarkably successful run in the four years since it debuted. Today, it comes on about half of the smartphones sold globally. In emerging markets, though – and Asia in particular – this success has been an awkward one. Google might be the dominant search engine and Web services provider in the US and Europe, but across the Pacific, that position is held by the likes of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Naver (KRX:035420), and Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689). Google’s Web apps are not always available, and when they are, they’re not generally preferred. The fact that Android is free, and has a large application base, means that manufacturers have adopted it anyway, but they’ve been forced to offer customized versions that strip away the Google content and replace it with...

Are you a Gamification Geek like me? Another webinar, from Bunchball

Let them know the Gamification Geek from Enterprise Adoption sent you! : ) BunchBall Webinar. Engaging Loyal Customers to Market Your Brand for You Organizations around the world are looking for new and better ways engage with their customers, and it’s easy to see why. Engaged customers are three times more likely to recommend or advocate a product or service to a friend, and improved engagement creates business value and strategic differentiation. New technologies are enabling marketing organizations to make a shift from transactions to engagement. Gamification in particular is creating new methods of furthering relationships, crafting longer-term engagement, creating transformational business models and playing a key role in driving customer incentive and loyalty for brands in the consumer world. Constellation believes that by 2013, more than 50 percent of all social business initiatives will include an enterprise gamification component. This webinar lays out a case for the digital transformation that marketing organizations are going through, and provides a set of case studies showing how gamification is being adopted by leading brands to drive deeper customer engagement in areas such as: Audience engagement Customer loyalty Customer community engagement See ya there!  Daniel DiMassa, Gamification...

Our friends at Ingram Micro partner with Globo.

Mobile Enterprise Adoption News: [MEAN] Summary: Great to here Ingram Micro is really focused on mobile in 2013 Ingram Micro Mobility will act as distributor Help against “Bring Your Own Disaster”  Globo, Ingram Micro Partner on Enterprise Mobility Offering By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-03-06 Enterprise mobility management and telecom software products and solutions provider Globo announced it has signed a distribution agreement with IT supply chain specialist Ingram Micro to provide Globo’s enterprise mobility solutions for the enterprise and small to medium-size business (SMB) market to authorized resellers in the United States and Canada. Ingram Micro Mobility will act as a distributor for Globo’s latest offering, GO!Enterprise, an enterprise mobility solution for SMBs that allows small businesses with up to 150 devices to securely run and manage their bring your own device (BYOD) mobile workforce through the Globo cloud infrastructure. Available as a pay-as-you-go annual licensing model, the platform, completely hosted in the cloud, is designed to minimize up-front costs and requires only basic IT knowledge, making it well-suited for midsize companies with limited technical resources. “Enterprise mobility is a strategic initiative for organizations of all sizes and our product strategy is designed to deliver to the widest range of customers exactly what they require. Enterprise Mobility in a Box came of out this business mindset,” Globo CEO Costis Papadimitrakopoulos said in a statement. “The distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Mobility complements exactly what we envisaged; the widespread cross-channel availability of a solution crafted for SMBs made available through the leading IT and mobile distributor in the world and addressing the most mature markets of USA and Canada in one move.” The solution includes hosted Microsoft Exchange accounts, cloud hosting and file storage, GO!Enterprise office productivity and collaboration apps, an integrated development studio for creating customized apps, and an enterprise mobility management console to manage and protect corporate assets. “The addition of Globo’s GO!Enterprise platform to our lineup allows Ingram Micro resellers to provide an even wider portfolio of solutions to serve the growing number of customers looking  to mobilize their business operations,” Ingram Micro Mobility North America president Bashar Nejdawi said in a statement. “We’re committed to offering products to our reseller customers that provide them...

iPod Touch Replace Rugged Devices for the Better at NextEra! Enterprise iPod Touch

Mobile Enterprise Adoption News: [MEAN] Summary: Enterprise iPod touches replacing rugged devices! Finally : ) Rugged devices need to be extinct. Even my local Lowe’s switched to iPhones for inventory/paging Post covers post on NextEra and thier move from rugged device to enterprise ipod touch Article deals with 300ft up dangling techs using small Apple device and enterprise touch apps 6 to 8 more times productive using Apple devices AND cheaper $500 vs $5000 rugged devices Wind turbine repair techs use iPod Touches from precarious perches NextEra has adopted off-the-shelf hardware to help workers get key data anywhere Matt Hamblen  March 5, 2013 (Computerworld) TUCSON — Off-the-shelf consumer handheld computers are showing up in some of the most precarious of workplaces. For instance, about 1,700 NextEra Energy wind turbine technicians recently began using Apple’s iPod Touch handheld devices to help them service the gargantuan machines. The iPods are loaded with technical information and repair diagrams that a technician can access while working some 300 feet above the ground inside and outside the clean energy company’s turbines. Having the information close at hand means the technician won’t have to climb back down a ladder and then drive a truck back to an office to search for the data on a PC, said NextEra CIO Lakshman Charanjiva. Charanjiva said NextEra, which he described as the nation’s largest wind and solar energy provider, came up with the idea to provide the iPods to the wind turbine techs after making a site visit to a wind energy farm in west Texas. During the visit, he climbed with the techs up the ladder in the dark enclosure in 110 degree heat. “It’s not something you want to do if you have a fear or heights or closed spaces,” Charanjiva told an audience at the Premier 100 conference here this week. “I needed to do something for those guys to save them time going back and forth without having to come down” for information. Charanjiva afterwards estimated that iPod usage has cut six to eight hours of work per technician every week since the program was implemented about a year ago. The iPods are also inexpensive, up to 10 times less...