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IBM Impact Conference begins Sunday, April 29
   

IBM's Impact conference officially kicks off in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 29 - just twelve short days away.  From the conference website:

The IBM Impact 2012 Global Conference will bring together more than 9,000 technology and business leaders at a single event for a transformative learning opportunity. Now more than ever, it is imperative that organizations learn how world-class technologies can help turn change and complexity into advantages.

Industry leaders will be on-hand to provide insights on how technology can help drive better business results. Technical sessions focused on the latest IBM technologies, including WebSphere, BPM, SOA, expert integrated systems, cloud, mobile and more will be available.

This will be my first time attending Impact and I will be presenting, working on the showcase floor and participating in analyst briefings.   Enterprise mobility is a top priority of today's CIO and I'm looking forward to discussing requirements and solutions.


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How to enable and use AppleTV peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 5:45p   Christopher Pepin
One of the great new features of Apple iOS 8 is the ability to wirelessly connect iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to Apple TV without first connecting to a wi-fi network. Previously, it was necessary to connect both your AppleTV and your iPhone/iPad to the same wi-fi network. Here are a few examples of where this feature is useful: A sales rep brings their AppleTV with them to a client site and connects it to the client's projector. The sales rep delivers a presentation wirelessly from their iPad [read] Keywords: apple iphone ipod mobile network wifi
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Mobile shopping increases dramatically during Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 7:05a   Christopher Pepin
It was a record five day span for holiday shopping between November 27 (US Thanksgiving) and December 1 (Cyber Monday), and mobile devices played a large part. A few statistics: Thanksgiving mobile sales were up 25.4% versus 2013, and browsing on smart phones and tablets accounted for 52.1% of all online traffic. Black Friday mobile sales accounted for 27.9% of total online sales, up 28.2% over 2013.Cyber Monday mobile traffic accounted for 41.2% of all online traffic, up 30.1% over 2013. Mobi [read] Keywords: ibm iphone mobile
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New solutions that promise to make e-mail more productive from Google, Microsoft and IBM
Wed, Nov 12th 2014 12:46p   Christopher Pepin
Over the last few weeks, both Google and Microsoft have released e-mail solutions that promise to make the flood of e-mail easier to manage. IBM announces its new product next week. Here are a few initial impressions: Google Inbox Google Inbox beta was launched a few weeks ago and consists of a new web interface and mobile app. I've been using it with my personal Gmail account which is my primary "personal" e-mail. I've always liked the "tabs" feature of Gmail which organized my e [read] Keywords: ibm google interface iphone microsoft mobile office outlook
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Google Android 5 "Lollipop" launches on Monday, November 3
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 9:25p   Christopher Pepin
Google officially rolls out Android 5 "Lollipop" the latest version of the mobile operating system to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 smartphones and tablets on Monday, November 3 via an over the air update. Google is also shipping the new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablets with Android 5 pre-installed, Android 5 will rollout to additional devices (e.g. Samsung) over the coming weeks and months. Android 5 was announced at Google I/O in June and includes a number of new features [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications enterprise google integration interface mac mobile
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The top 5 announcements from the Apple October 2014 event
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 6:45a   Christopher Pepin
While I didn't attend Apple's October 2014 event in person, I did watch the streaming video online. The following are the top 5 announcements from the event: Apple Payments arrives on Monday, October 20 via a free iOS 8.1 update. Only iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with include NFC, will be able to used to make payment in a physical, brick and mortar store like McDonalds, Whole Foods, Macy's and more. Other devices, including the new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and the iPhone 5S will be able to [read] Keywords: apple integration interface iphone mac macbook
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Looking for faster in-home wi-fi performance? Consider the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000)
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 6:28p   Christopher Pepin
I'm a work from home employee and my wife, kids and myself have a wealth of wi-fi devices from phones, tablets, PC's, Chromebooks, media players and more. My wi-fi router is a critical component of my home network and I recently upgraded to the Netgear Nighhawk AC1900 WiFi Router (R7000) with support for 802.11ac. I've been using a Netgear N600 router since 2010 but it was starting to drop connections which forced me to manually reconnect devices. In addition, with more 802.11ac compatible [read] Keywords: connections iphone network profile wifi wireless




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Microsoft announces Windows 10: questions and answers
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 4:25p   Christopher Pepin
In a small media event in San Francisco earlier today, Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 - the successor to Windows 8. While I didn't attend the event, here are a few of the questions and answers I assembled from various sources on the web: Q: What is Windows 10? A: The successor to Windows 8 which is designed to power not just PC's and tablets, but phones (Windows Phone), Xbox and the Internet of Things. While Windows 10 is one platform, it is several user experiences - optimized f [read] Keywords: desktop macintosh microsoft mobile
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Upgrading the enterprise to iOS 8 and iPhone 6
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 8:45a   Christopher Pepin
Apple released iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 last week and the upgrade is well underway inside IBM. IBM has over 125,000 mobile devices in use with iPhones and iPads being the most popular smartphones and tablets. IBM began testing iOS 8 when the first beta was released in June to ensure that applications that IBM sells to customers as well as the applications that IBM has developed internally work with iOS 8. Key applications like Fiberlink MaaS360, IBM Traveler, Connections and others had support f [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime traveler apple applications email enterprise google integration iphone ipod mobile
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Enterprise Implications of the iPhone 6, iOS8 and the Upcoming Apple Watch
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 2:05p   Christopher Pepin
My interest in the new iPhone 6, iOS 8 and the upcoming Apple Watch is more than just personal. I'm part of the team responsible for enabling "MobileFirst" for 435,000+ IBM employees world-wide. Inside IBM, we support three mobile platforms: Apple iOS, Google Android and BlackBerry. IBM provides corporate owed devices to select employees in addition to offering a BYOD or Bring Your Own Device program. At present, there are over 125,000 smartphones and tablets in use inside IBM. Apple's iPh [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications blackberry email enterprise google integration iphone ipod mobile office password security
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US Open Tennis 2014
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 6:45a   Christopher Pepin
I attended the US Open tennis tournament last Friday evening with my son. Readers of this blog will recall my previous visits to the US Open in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. This year, I attended the Friday night session and saw two matches which included Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova. Celebrities in attendance included comedian Will Ferrell and former NYC mayor David Dinkins. Photos of the event can be found on Facebook. As in the past, IBM is a major sponsor and prov [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications enterprise facebook google mobile twitter




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