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Basics of IoT 3-Part Series: Part 1 Data Analytics Today, it seems like we’re reading about more advanced and intelligent kiosk implementations across every industry. Whether it is in healthcare with the medication disposal kiosks, Walgreens introduced last fall in 14 locations across Indiana, or it’s the new self-service devices at McDonald’s for automating ordering. Even sporting and entertainment venues are getting in the game by introducing kiosks and integrated mobile solutions to bring new levels of play and competition to sports such as golf and bowling. Managing data flowing to and from these devices back to the enterprise can be complicated, but very powerful when harnessed and channeled through an IoT platform. When it comes to data analytics, there are two common ways operators of large networks of smart vending machines traditionally look at data: Histo... (more)

Kapow Technologies and StrikeIron Bring Enterprise Class Web Data Services to SMB Market

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kapow Technologies and StrikeIron today announced the immediate availability of Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0 to address the unique web data access needs of the SMB market. Now any organization that demands enterprise-class web data access and quality, regardless of size and data requirements, can benefit from the power of Kapow Web Data Services on a per use and volume basis. This strategic partnership brings together Kapow's proven web data services technology with StrikeIron's data-as-a-service web platform for delivering business data from the web to any Internet-connected system. With today's announcement, SMBs can now use Kapow Web Data Services 7.0.0 to wrap any website or web application into RSS feeds or REST web services for rapid, automated and structured access to external web data sources - completely e... (more)

John Daly Wins 2014 Beko Classic

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - Loudmouth Golf, the world leader in bold and bright golf and lifestyle apparel, is proud to congratulate John Daly on his victory at the 2014 Beko Classic Pro-Am sanctioned by the PGAs of Europe, in Belek, Antalya, Turkey. On Thursday, Daly shot a second-round, 9-under 63, and went on to win the event on Saturday with a level-par 72 in Saturday's finale for a total finish of -15. Loudmouth Golf has been an apparel sponsor for Daly since 2009, and has been outfitting the star in his famously colorful and notoriously wild patterned golf pants ever since. "We are John Daly's biggest fans and are thrilled to congratulate him on his win," says Loudmouth Golf President, Dennis Green. "John has been the face of Loudmouth Golf for many years and has done an excellent job at showcasing our clothing to the golf world. We a... (more)

Upswing Golf Offers Tournament Planners a Way to Raise More Money and Add Value to Their Event

WOODINVILLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/07/05 -- Organizations who run golf tournaments or auctions to raise money for their cause can now take advantage of a new promotional program offered by the Upswing Golf Company. As a way to introduce its golf clubs directly to the golfing public, Upswing has introduced The Tournament Directors Program which allows event organizers to purchase a select group of clubs at a considerable discount. Event organizers use the clubs to raise money for their cause by auctioning, raffling or giving them away as prizes. (Tournament planners and event organizers are invited to call Upswing at 1-866-794-6408 or visit for more information.) The Tournament Directors Program offers both pre-selected and customized selection of clubs in a series of seven Tournament Directors Packages that start below $100 a... (more)

SGN’s iFun Turns iPhone Into PC Game Controller

We’ve had a blast playing SGN’s suite of Wii-like games over the last few months - iGolf, iBowl and iBaseball (basketball, tennis and boxing are coming soon). The apps are being downloaded like crazy on the App store, and no wonder - you get to swing your iPhone all over the place while you play the games. Now SGN is rolling out something a little different. iFun turns the iPhone into a Wii-like controller, but the actual games are played on normal desktop and laptop computers. The first title to launch is golf. If you don’t quite get it, see the video below. SGN says they may license other online games to add to the iFun platform, and will release an API for other developers to launch their games on iFun. Super. Duper. Cool. Crunch Network: MobileCrunch Mobile Gadgets and Applications, Delivered Daily. ... (more)

Snowmageddon…and Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo After a long and unseasonably snowy winter in the Southeastern U.S., my thoughts have now turned to Red Sox spring training, golfing with the kids and desktop virtualization.  Having spent most of my adult life in the Northeast, snow is a part of life and barely considered beyond the sidewalk shoveling and traffic delays.  Case in point: in Boston, it seems that you need two feet of snow before schools are canceled. Not so in the Southeast.  Twice in the past three years, schools have been canceled on the threat of snow – with barely a flake materializing in either case.  When the weather does hit – as it has repeatedly this winter – schools, businesses and even local government are disrupted.  Recently, the District of Columbia suffered almost a week of downtime due to a late-season blizzard. Most government agencies were runnin... (more)

Content Marketing for Professional Services Firms: Stop Pushing, Start Pulling

Develop unique expertise, advertise this expertise, win new clients, do great work, encourage referrals, hire top talent, expand into new areas. For decades, this was the formula for growing a professional services firm. While the general formula hasn’t changed much, the ingredients and organization of those ingredients has changed dramatically. Decision maker profiles have changed. Buying cycles have changed. Pricing models have changed. The way clients consume and refer services and service providers to others has changed. This is not a one-time shift. Everything will continue to change. The 99th percentile professional services marketers have already recognized content marketing as one of the most valuable contributors to the new growth formula, and it’s not coincidental that the fastest-growing companies on lists like the Inc. 500 have invested in content marketin... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 9, 2012

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 Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Magellan has developed a GPS car kit that adds a more powerful antenna, speaker and charging for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch.  Read Original Content GolfLogix is a smartphone application that transforms your phone into a GPS device and more.  Developed for multiple devices, including iPhone, BlackBerry and Android, the app enables golfers to sync rounds of golf with the website and access their statistics.  Read Original... (more)

Don’t respond to RFP’s? It depends…

All I can think as I read through this Article on “Why not to respond to RFP’s” is… “Man, I really hope our competition is reading this and decides to follow their advice, ha!” Although the author makes a couple of good points about the negatives of responding… RFP’s are so engrained in the culture of corporate and government procurement that I think responding will always be a large piece to the success of any business development team. However, I do think we are seeing a permanent shift in the scope of RFP’s, especially on the government-side. They are moving more toward pre-approving smart and qualified vendors that provide long-term strategic guidance in an “on-call services” manner, rather than releasing RFP’s for each individual project. Obviously this isn’t new, as the practice of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts have been us... (more)

Beaches and parks replace the boardroom as businesses embrace anytime, anywhere working

New research from Sage UK reveals that half of us are now 'remote workers' with unusual working locations on the rise Newcastle, 5th July: Britain is a nation of digital nomads with half of all people now working out of the office at least once a week, and more than one in four (27%) of us working out of the office every day. The research, conducted by business software and services provider Sage amongst 1,000 business owners, revealed that 15% of people work whilst commuting on the bus or train. However, it also found that 1 in 20 people have now made the great outdoors their office, having completed work either up a mountain or on a beach. While stereotypes may suggest that the coffee shop or golf course are the common business locations away from the desk, the study revealed some unusual alternatives with one respondent working from a cow barn and another firing ... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 6, 2013

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 Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Some banks and retail shops have leveraged the GPS feature in smartphones to create “geospatial” apps, utilizing the location of the user to offer discounts and other incentives.  Read Original Content Getac announced another major performance upgrade to its B300 rugged notebook computer.  The fifth generation B300 benefits from Intel’s i5 and i7 processors, with improved graphics performance and efficiency.  Read Original Content NowSourcing has created a new infographic, “From Cloud to ... (more)