I spent an exciting week with my IBM colleagues from around the world at the Mobile Enterprise Social Media Residency in Raleigh, North Carolina last week. Sponsored by IBM International Technical Support Organization, the same team that creates RedBooks, the residency focused on leveraging external social media tools like Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn and YouTube to demonstrate thought leadership on the subject of mobile enterprise. IBM offers a rich set of mobile products and services designed to assist clients deliver on the promise of becoming a mobile business.
In addition to IBM's strong social media presence today via @IBMMobile on Twitter, IBMMobileEnterprise on YouTube, IBMMobile on LinkedIn and countless others, IBM will be creating a new blog dedicated to mobile - similar to the Thoughts on Cloud blog. Along with my colleagues, I'll be blogging on the new site when it goes live early next year. Stay tuned for details!
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
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
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
Google Chromebook for Back to School
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 1:25p Christopher Pepin The first day of elementary school for my two sons and daughter is this Thursday, August 28. With the new school year comes a decision on what device(s) they'll use to do their school work - both in class and at hime. Readers of this blog may recall my post from last year where I discussed how my middle school-aged son uses a Google Chromebook. This year I have another son entering middle school and I have to make a similar decision. Looking back over the past year, here are my perceptio [read] Keywords: apple
IBM Business Tech Trends Report 2014 Now Available
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 2:46p Christopher Pepin The annual IBM Business Tech Trends Report is now available. To understand how organizations are using big data and analytics, cloud, mobile, and social technologies, the IBM Center for Applied Insights conducted a survey of 1,447 decision makers. Fifty-two percent work in organizations of 1,000 or more employees and 48 percent are from companies with fewer employees. The study identified three common characteristics of successful enterprises: Partnering is in their DNA. While 40 percent of [read] Keywords: ibm