Posted by Brandon Hill
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.
Posted by Brandon Hill
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.
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!
A quick update on the happenings this week and a teaser for later in the week…
Lots of going on in APAC this week. We’ll be at the Intermec ANZ Developer Conference (March 2 – 3) in Sydney, Australia and also the Motorola South Asia Partner Conference (March 3 – 5) in Bangkok, Thailand. We’ll try and snap some pictures and post them as we can, but if you take any good ones yourselves, send them along with a caption and we’ll post them. Consider it your chance to be a guest blogger for the week!
Also, stop by later this week for a special event announcement in conjunction with the Motorola Channel Partner Expo in Las Vegas next week. We are giving away special gifts for our Blog and Twitter friends, and we’ll announce how to get it later this week.
Talk to you then!
Posted by Brandon Hill
As you may have seen, we are working on the release of our mobile device and infrastructure management solution, Avalanche 5, and things have been moving quickly around these parts! I just had the chance to see some of the new features in action, and without getting into a sales pitch, I will just say that it is pretty neat. Stay tuned for more information on that front.
The other thing I want to point out is the upcoming Webinar on adding Voice to mobile devices. The material that is going to be shown is pretty impressive, so if you have some time on Thursday check it out. Rumor has it, there may be some free demo’s provided for those who attend!
Make sure that if you are attending the Intermec Global Partner Summit (Today – Wednesday) or the Motorola Sales Conference (Today – Thursday) that you visit us! We are at booth 309 at the Intermec show and booth 704 at the Motorola show. If you can, swing by and say hello… you can even grab a cool new water bottle while they last!
In preparation for my Super Bowl festivities, I came across this and it begs the obvious question… wouldn’t RFID be a good solution?
Posted by Martin Brewer
As you heave probably read, virtualization has been a hot topic for a while. We thought it was worth highlighting a few benefits of this technology, not least because it’s a model often used by Wavelink’s customers to host our own products, such as Avalanche.
First, for the uninitiated, this technology allows you to install an instance of an OS and applications, just as you would on a regular PC. Through a web portal (typically) you’d define the memory, disk and peripherals (such as the network) for the different operating systems to run inside of.
With all the news last week from NRF, Paul Shiman, VP Marketing at Stratix discusses three main themes he sees emerging with enterprise mobility in the Retail space. He also links to another article by Matt Pillar of Retail Solutions Online which also touches on the subject. Good to see one of our 2008 Partners of the Year, Direct Source, mentioned in the article as well.