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Author: Brandon Hill

Is Data More Expensive in the US?

According to the Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost US companies much more than their European counterparts. This brief highlights much of the findings and also raises some interesting questions about the effect federal regulations have on that cost.

Check it out and tell us how you feel about federal regulations and their potential effects on the total cost of a data breach.

Interesting Commentary from Gartner Wireless Summit

After reading this article, I wish I had a chance to attend the Gartner Wireless Summit in San Diego. The article highlights the closing keynote address and the way Gartner sees the Wireless ecosystem evolving over the next few years. Of particular interest is the “three generations of wireless context” and how we are full swing into the second generation. It really highlights what we are also seeing throughout our space, and is further evidence of the importance on maintaining a keen eye to the evolution of the industry.

Take a look for yourself and tell us what strikes you about the article.

Five Trends Driving Networking Growth

Annnnnnnnd, we’re back. Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter knew that we were away last week attending our International Sales Conference, so there wasn’t much blogging around these parts. If you don’t follow us, we’ll give you a couple minutes to do so now.

Ok, great. Now that we have that out of the way, I came across this article out of South Africa while waiting in the airport for my home-bound flight. It discusses five trends that are driving networking growth. The trends are based on research by IDC, and I think most of you will find the trends interesting. One item of interest is that you can see how these industry themes are not just limited to the US, but instead are global themes that companies are facing across the world. Finally, the article also hits on virtualization, a topic which we’ve discussed here and here.

Enjoy!

The Sopranos and Wireless Security?

I came across this little tidbit from Computerworld regarding the FBI’s Top 10 posts in cyber criminal operations. I have to admit, that while aware of the security risks presently facing companies, it seems that every other day more information is presented that makes me think “These people will stop at nothing.” But, that’s exactly the point.

It’s a completely accurate assessment and when you read reports like this, it becomes even more apparent. It’s probably safe to assume that when cyber criminal rings start delegating specific jobs/positions as most legit organizations do, they aren’t just going to back down when they see opportunities that might take a few more resources to compromise than usual.

My mind keeps racing to a smokey backroom, reminiscent of something out of the Sopranos, but instead of a pool table and stacks of stolen merchandise, we see a complex set-up of computers, servers and hackers searching for their next cyber targets. Now, to my best knowledge, I know of no HBO pilot in the works about a ring of cyber thugs who prey on poorly secured wireless networks and mobile devices, but it is nonetheless some scary stuff. Just another reminder that you can never be too tight with your security policies, I guess.

Datalogic/Avalanche Video via POS of America

Just came across this Datalogic/Avalanche video via POS of America. Thought everyone might like it… enjoy!

Some Information Nuggets From the Road

We are on the road much of this week attending some conferences, but I wanted to respond to a question that we routinely were asked during our Avalanche 5.0 Webinars last week. So, in between sips of coffee and this fine, fine hotel bagel, I’ll answer a question we had with regards to the mapping tool.

Mapping feature available in Avalanche 5.0

Enhanced WWAN capabilities via new Mapping Feature

Several people wanted to know if  customers or end-users have to purchase a license through a 3rd party mapping solution, or if the feature is hosted/built in to the Avalanche 5 cost. The answer is rather short, but there is no additional charge for the mapping functionality and there are no 3rd parties involved at all.

Anyway, you can preview Avalanche 5 and also learn more on the mapping feature if you missed the Webinars. We’ll be back later in the week with a new Tech Tip, since you all seemed to like the last one so much (highest views for a post yet). If you have any questions that you’d like asked, let us know!

Good Webcast From VDC Research

We sat in on a webcast from VDC research the other day, and I think you’ll find it very informative and interesting. The webcast, titled “Will Market Interest in Mobile Managed Services Convert to Customer Contracts for Mobile Managed Services in 2010?”, explores the topic of mobile managed services and you can download the slides, or view the recorded webcast here. Check it out and tell us what you think.

2009 Partner of the Year Awards

We’re excited to announce our 2009 Partners of the Year this afternoon. For now, you can read the release here, but below is a quick rundown of the winners:

We have worked with these Partners extensively, and would like to extend our congratulations towards their efforts in 2009, and our continued relationship throughout 2010!

Wavelink in Las Vegas

Here is a picture of Peter Cannon (Senior Product Manager) at our booth (booth 600) during the Motorola Channel Partner Expo morning session. We are showing Avalanche 5.0, so if you are around, stop by and say hello.

While you are at it, mention the Somewhat Secret Giveaway and claim your special gift!

If you’re at the event, share your thoughts and pictures with us here.

Avalanche 5.0 Wins Network Products Guide Award

As we’ve previously blogged about, we are coming closer and closer to the public release of Avalanche 5.0. It’s nice to see that all the hard work is already beginning to pay off with the announcement that Avalanche 5.0 won the Wireless Broadband Mobility Innovation Award from Network Products Guide. You can read our announcement here, and also read the full review here.

Thanks Network Products Guide!

Also, this is shaping up to be a busy week, so make sure you are subscribed to receive email alerts when we add new posts. You can sign-up to the right of this post. We’ll be back later and try to add some pictures from the Motorola Channel Partner Expo.