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Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently. Are sharks attacking underwater cables really something Google should worry about? Take a look for yourself in the video below. Th...
How much does your boss trust you? Does she take you at your word, value your opinion, and have faith in your work quality? Or have you noticed that she’s more likely to be skeptical that you’re... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitt
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
While Apple has teamed up with IBM to get more of its wares into the workplace, it seems Google is looking to do the same with partners of its own. The Information reports that Google is in talks with HP and others to leverage its card-based Now system for enterprise use. While the neg...
Microsoft on Wednesday updated Bing with a very interesting new feature that builds on its investments in entity and conversational understanding. In short, you can now ask follow-up questions that reference your previous question. For example, Microsoft says that after asking “who is ...
Growth has been supported by investment in new sales, marketing and support staffSan Mateo - August 13, 2014 - Searchmetrics, the leading global enterprise search experience optimization platform, today announced that global orders for its software increased by more than 200% Year over...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
I spoke to Steve Gutzler, who is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle based Leadership Development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly sought after speaker who has delivered over 2500... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Wednesday 13 August, 2014 88% of Motorists Call For Compulsory Incident Cameras For Driverless Cars Two thirds of motorists are against government plans to allow driverless “Robo Cars” on British roads by January 2015 according to a recent survey. And nearly nine out of ten...
Enterprise mobility is evolving at an incredible rate and it is hard to keep up with all the changes.  Let me try to get us all up to speed on Motorola Solutions.  Motorola Solutions bought Symbol Technologies (the rugged handheld and barcode device manufacturer) in 2007. &nb...
By Shannon Perry Scientists, programmers, and engineers work ceaselessly to develop improvements in robotics and artificial intelligence, which constitute some of the most impressive technological feats ever accomplished. Impressive personal assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
Here are three stories people are talking about this week. 1. Information overload is raising costs and lowering productivity Information overload — including having smartphones and other... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitte
Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
I am an advocate of strong passwords — inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint … it’s written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Got it? ...
The morning our e-mail inbox flashed the news that DocuSign picked up a Tabby Award for Best Personal Productivity app, we let out “woohoos” not only for the success of DocuSign’s mobile app, but for our customers who are rapidly digitizing their businesses and lives and using mobile t...
The morning our e-mail inbox flashed the news that DocuSign picked up a Tabby Award for Best Personal Productivity app, we let out “woohoos” not only for the success of DocuSign’s mobile app, but for our customers who are rapidly digitizing their businesses and lives and using mobile t...
Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop going on vacation. Depending on your schedule or budget, you might be able to squeeze in one more long weekend away before the weather starts to cool off and it’s time to get back into your regular routine. While you ar...
When I recently set out for the Pentagon’s R&D department, I instead found myself in front of a downtrodden shopping mall in Arlington, Virginia. I’d been navigating the old fashioned way—with my eyes—but when I pulled out my smartphone there it was, clearly marked in t...
Rumors have been circulating for a while that Microsoft is planning to incorporate its personal digital assistant, Cortana, into the next major version of Windows. On August 11, those rumors turned up a notch, with Neowin.net reporting that internal “dogfood” builds of R...
Since when do readers want to be insulted or put in a position of feeling stupid? Probably never. As an industry author and owner of a web marketing agency I have to keep up with industry news. For this reason I look over quite a variety of editorials. What I found interesting during t...
Coaching is supposed to be part of any manager’s job. But who has time? If done correctly, however, coaching can not only be efficient, but beneficial to you and your team.  “If you don’t... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://
Most of the interviews and articles I publish here are on the relatively sterile topic of technologies, industry trends and business strategies. That is not to say they are uninteresting, just absent of a human interest perspective.  This article and interview is not one of those....
In the world of mobile security solutions there are cloud-based, on-premise, off-the-shelf apps and bespoke (custom for North Americans) solutions that can be tailored to an enterprise's unique requirements.  In this segment of our Mobile Expert Interview series I interview mobili...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso ...
If I had to buy an Android phone today, I’d run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available right now. The LG G3 was built around a personal assistant feature called Smart Notice. Smart Notice takes the best features of the ...
Please understand I don’t mean the next line with any disrespect. But no one wants to hire you. You’re not a bad person or anything. You might be nice, charismatic and willing to start at the bottom. You may also have a stellar resume and solid experience at a first or second job (wher...
AppSphere is just a few short months away, and we’ve lined up an incredible agenda that will uncover the trends that are affecting technology and discuss best practices for managing the impact of evolving technology on your bottom line. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from thought l...
I questioned how the smaller, niche IaaS providers could compete with the “big three” IaaS companies and whether playing the price war game was a losing choice
One of the challenges facing organizations today is how to get a team on the same page in rolling out a project, especially if some members are in far-flung locations, working in different time zones... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://
It’s all here in this week’s compendium of open source news A Tangled Web of GPLv2, Patents and Software Distribution A new court case could have Far-Reaching Effects for software Licensing.  It began when Versata took its licensee Ameripres Financial to court to stop them from m...
“Prescription Painkillers Kill More Than Heroin and Cocaine … Combined” [Liberty Voice] “The U.S. spent more on defense in 2012 than the countries with the next 10 highest budgets … combined.” [NBC News] “Apple Now Worth More Than Microsoft, Go...
By Shannon Perry Do you have the email address you want? If you do, you are one of the lucky few. These days, most people have to employ numbers, symbols, or underscores in order to create a unique address for themselves, not to mention the fact that so much of the Internet is in Engli...
When visiting a website and you notice that it has the prefix ‘https’ as opposed to ‘http’, of if your browser’s address bar displays a padlock symbol, you are accessing a website that is using an SSL certificate. SSL certificates have long been used by websites processing sensitive in...
NoHadoop is not only Hadoop. Why?According to the 2014 Big Data & Advanced Analytics Survey conducted by the market research firm Evans Data, only 16% of over 400 developers surveyed worldwide indicated that Hadoop batch processing was
Je comprends de moins en moins les informaticiens pessimistes : nous vivons une époque formidable et tout reste à faire pour améliorer les usages de l’informatique dans les entreprises. Nous sommes à mi-parcours d’une révolution que j’ai appelée la R2I,...
Summertime presents an opportunity for students to allow their full creativity to flourish. These five mobile apps dabble in everything artistic from drawing to video editing to playing music. Let your kids unleash their inner artist via these wonderfully creative apps before they go b...
How would a university professor and his team approach enterprise mobility differently?  How would a new start-up challenge the strategies and business models of mature enterprise mobility vendors?  In this interview mobility expert and CEO/President of StarMobile, Todd Frybu...
Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able ...