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Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Serving as an affordable introduction to Android apps, Nokia has launched Nokia X in Malaysia. The device features the free Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio, and free cloud storage from Microsoft using OneDrive.  Read Original Content Bank of America Merrill Lynch sponsored an investors' conference in Taiwan March 17-21 that foc... (more)

The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Tech List: The most important data technologies to accelerate into your infrastructure

By Bob Gourley We produced this list as an aid to the enterprise CTO seeking information on the most capable mission-enabling infrastructure technologies. This is a companion piece to our list of the top analytical technologists on our Analyst One website. Our methodologies are at the bottom of this list. We trust you will find this list interesting and informative. Have some new technologies to suggest for the list? Let us know at our Contact Page.   The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Technologies List Aerospike: Aerospike delivers the first flash-optimized in-memory database and the most reliable NoSQL database for revenue critical, real-time big data applications. The database of choice in advertising, Aerospike is the user store and system of engagement for Internet-scale, interaction platforms, such as AppNexus, Bluekai, eXelate, The Trade Desk and [x+1], pr... (more)

Cloud Conversations: AWS EBS, Glacier and S3 Overview | Part 2 S3

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and perspective cloud conversation is the second (looking at S3) in a three part series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part I is here (closer look at EBS) and part III is here (tying it all together). For those not familiar, Simple Storage Services (S3), Glacier and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) are part of the AWS cloud storage portfolio of services. With S3, you specify a region where a bucket is created that will contain objects that can be written, read, listed and deleted. You can create multiple buckets in a region with unlimited number of objects ranging from 1 byte to 5 Tbytes in size per bucket. Each object has a unique, user or developer assigned access key. In addition to indicating which AWS region, ... (more)

Ricoh Canada Launches RCloud Services™: Backup & Recovery, Powered by CTERA

PALO ALTO, Calif., and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CTERA Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced that Ricoh Canada Inc., the subsidiary of the global technology leader specializing in office imaging equipment, document management and IT services, has launched a new cloud storage service for its business customers using CTERA's cloud storage platform. The Ricoh-branded service, RCloud Services: Backup & Recovery, offers hybrid cloud/local backup, mobile access to files, and secure file sync & share capabilities as a managed service, based on cloud infrastructure hosted entirely in Canada.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130326/AQ83157LOGO) Ricoh Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation with its head office located in Toronto, with over 2,100 employees nation-wide. Earlier thi... (more)

Digital Transformation, Retailing and Mobile Technologies

Today I read the results of a report from Google titled, How In-store Shoppers are Using Mobile Devices that states the following, "One in three shoppers uses their smartphones to find information instead of asking for help from a store employee.  In some categories 55 percent say they do this when shopping for appliances, 48 percent for electronics, 40 percent for baby care and 39 percent for household care."  Those numbers point to a significant change in retailing.  They point to a self-help transformation enabled by mobile devices.  Companies that want to thrive in retail must embrace these behaviors by acknowledging them and adapting their strategies. Here are some more interesting results from the report: 79 percent of smartphone owners are smartphone shoppers 62 percent utilize a smartphone to assist with shopping at least once a month and 17 percent utilize mo... (more)

Storage Made Easy Announce the General Availability of Their On-Premise Enterprise File Share and Sync Product

London, United Kingdom, November 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Storage Made Easy today announced the general availability of the SME Cloud Control Appliance, their on-site enterprise file share and sync (EFSS) application. Unlike other Enterprise File Sync and Share products the SME product is storage agnostic and works with a mix of existing public cloud data and on-premise cloud data. Jim Liddle Storage Made Easy CEO stated, "The SME Cloud Control Appliance fills a market gap for a solution truly designed for Enterprise customers who already have many private data stores and who have also either embraced cloud in a limited way or who have cloud sprawl control problems. "SME is device agnostic, storage agnostic, App agnostic, and also infrastructure agnostic. In contrast, SME’s competitors are adding to cloud sprawl problems rather than providing solutions. Companies don't nee... (more)

What's new with Red Hat Storage

When you think of Red Hat, you have to acknowledge its contribution to the Linux interface but now there is a new kid on the block whom Red Hat wants to befriend.  That is none other than the OpenStack which is seen in their new release of OpenStack-friendly release of the cloud Storage Server. The latest Red Hat Storage Server (RHSS) 2.1 has succeeded in combining two well known and well used units, namely the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 and oVirt.  Therefore, you get an open source platform for virtualization and an XFS File System storage.  So the user gets to deploy the open storage which is software-defines along with the performance, manageability and capabilities of an enterprise level software.   The new RHSS 2.1 release is packed with features which the user has been looking out for and after a long research on market needs, Red Hat has launched it... (more)

Announcing Memopal Cloud Search

Memopal (www.memopal.com) announces the release of ‘Memopal Cloud Search’, the new tool that simplifies and speeds up online file search. Searching dozens and dozens of folders in your remote archive to find the document you need out of hundreds of thousands of other files may be difficult and time consuming. ‘Memopal Cloud Search’ makes searching in your remote archive easier and increases search speed, letting you enjoy all the advantages of how you usually organize files and folders on your computer. In fact, Memopal applied the Grid Computing concepts used by leading search engines to online backup. This improves indexing and searching is faster. Memopal states it can search a 2-million file archive in under 50 milliseconds. Memopal also implemented efficient result ranking techniques to display the user’s most important files first. The Memopal algorithm is ba... (more)

ParaScale & Alfresco Partner to Deliver Content-as-a-Service in the Cloud

ParaScale and Alfresco Software have announced a cloud-based integrated ECM solution co-locating Alfresco Content Management and ParaScale Cloud Storage software on the same hardware. Unlike traditional ECM architectures, the combined solution enables organizations to store and access content without adding management overhead or cost; offers simple configuration and setup; and ensures high-performance and easy scale-out. Managing content effectively has become an indispensable part of running an efficient business. Content growth requires a sophisticated ECM solution that can scale users and content volumes simply and at low cost without massive up-front capital expenditure. Legacy applications may run in the cloud but modern Content-as-a-Service approaches consuming services resident in the same cloud are required to inherit the benefits of a Cloud Service Archit... (more)

What Makes Cloud Storage Different from Traditional SAN and NAS?

Many in the IT industry seem to enjoy arguing exactly what does and does not constitute a cloud service. As I mentioned in my post on the controversy over private cloud services, I do not feel that these arguments are productive. We should focus on results and business value instead of arguing about semantics. However, the current crop of cloud storage solutions have many important differences from traditional SAN and NAS storage, something that seems to surprise many end users I meet. Cloud storage capacity is not your fathers blocks and files! Primary, Secondary, and Tiered Storage Most IT infrastructures contain a wide variety of storage devices, but these have traditionally been divided into two categories: Primary or production storage serves active applications and is accessed randomly. The primary category includes most familiar direct-attached disks (DAS), s... (more)

Cloud Storage, Storage in the Cloud, and Cloudy Storage Systems

As I discussed in my previous post, What Makes Cloud Storage Different from Traditional SAN and NAS?, today's cloud storage is unique from the SAN and NAS (and even CAS) that has gone before. Beyond the cost and flexibility benefits inherent in public cloud computing resources of all sorts, cloud storage is unique in its openness, programmability, and the possibilities it opens for distribution and collaboration. These compelling benefits, along with an explosion of cloud hype, have led every company with a product even remotely "cloudy" to jump into the market. In my corner of the IT world, everyone from hosting providers to software vendors to traditional array manufacturers are putting forth cloud storage products. As the wise among us already know, these cloud products are not all of equal merit! It has struck me that there are really three kinds of cloud storag... (more)