Training Tuesday! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program

Welcome back to another installment of Training Tuesday!

Over the past few months, we’ve had some requests to offer online and instructor lead courses. So, without further ado, we are now offering instructor lead courses which you can register for here.

A sample view of the e-Learning website

If you have further questions about Wavelink’s e-Learning, please contact Wavelink Sales.

Upcoming courses:

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
08/24/2010 to 08/25/2010 Avalanche SE 5.0 Cincinnati, OH
09/14/2010 to 09/16/2010 Avalanche MC 5.0 Amsterdam, NL
10/6/2010 to 10/7/2010 Avalanche SE 5.0 Chicago, IL

Click here to register for an upcoming class!

Good News on the Security Front?

I was reading an article today and I thought it had some great information on data breaches and overall security issues.  The article highlights some findings from a study conducted by Verizon Business and the United States Secret Service. Some of the more interesting bits were the drop in breaches from 2008 to 2009, and the drop in prices for stolen data on the black market.

The piece also presents a bit of a conundrum with properly securing your ecosystem. It attributes most security breaches to easily fixed problems. To quote, “Specifically, 85% of attacks were not considered to be highly difficult, 86% of victims had evidence of the breach in their log files, and 96% of breaches were avoidable through simple or intermediate controls.” However, with the strict level that companies are held to with maintaining secure and sensitive data, can enterprises ever be too safe when taking measures to avoid compromising data?

Broadband Devices Driving Mobile Market Gains

I actually just saw this headline this morning in another popular blog spot and the timing seemed appropriate. We are seeing a huge upswing in the need for organizations to track, monitor and manage personal and business-class devices. Unlike traditional AIDC devices, most business class devices are designed for Broadband first and Wi-Fi second, putting a lot more data on the cellular carrier networks.

I find it interesting that the article talks in terms of market saturation, but what I am also hearing here is the potential for network saturation. One of the things that Wavelink Engineering has spent significant time on is making sure that a multi-modal Mobile Device will choose the best medium for updates, and restricting large updates to only those connections that meet a configurable minimum adapter link speed.

The article also talks about the efficiency and cost-effective nature of text messaging. We thought about that too. We can reach out to a multi-modal device first using SMS messaging to ask it to perform an update without knowing whether Wi-Fi or Broadband is available. When the device receives the message requesting an update, it can automatically choose the best network to perform that update.

Anyway, I’m watching the growth of iPhone, Android and Blackberry closely, and I’ll be curious to see how it plays itself out in the AIDC market.

Healthcare Mobility to Hit $8.8 Billion in 2010?

We recently posted about the looming enterprise mobility revolution in the healthcare industry and I came across this article which is further evidence. This article cites a recently released report published by Kalorama Information, a healthcare market research firm. Kalorama anticipates a 7% increase in handheld adoption for 2010 and that the total sales will top $8.8 billion for the market. Pretty staggering figures. This obviously begs the question, with the expected increase in mobile assets across the enterprise, what is the expected growth for management solutions that can effectively manage all the wireless inventory?

Explosive Results; TNT and Wavelink

Some of you may have seen this article yesterday about  TNT Express who was featured in Computing (a UK-based magazine) for its use of Avalanche. The extensive article covers the need for device management and specifically highlights the way Avalanche is being used at TNT. TNT and more specifically David Thornhill,  was approached to appear in the article based on the recently released Wavelink press release that detailed the TNT roll-out.

We’re glad to see TNT being recognized for their success!

Slow Wireless Implementation in Healthcare?

Happy Friday everyone!

I think everyone is aware that one of the more evolving marketplaces for our industry is healthcare. As evidence, InformationWeek published an article today that explains how the healthcare field is poised for a big shift towards mobility over the next 2-3 years.

It makes perfect sense, especially as data capture is becoming almost entirely digital and many ruggedized devices are being introduced to function as light-weight handheld computers (where mobility, flexibility and durability are key), so it would seem that the healthcare environment is perfect for such a movement.

But the interesting part is why did the industry take so long to begin the “mobility revolution” while others, such as retail and banking (as the article describes), embrace the concept years before?

Training Tuesday! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program

The 1st Avalanche 5.0 Certification Course was in Brussels, Belgium.  The class was held in the stylish NH Brussels hotel (as the pictures illustrate) and we snapped a couple of pictures that we wanted to share.  We thank the many partners that were able to attend and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming class!

Upcoming courses:

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
08/10/2010 to 08/12/2010 Emulation/WIB/Speakeasy Secaucus, NJ
08/24/2010 to 08/25/2010 Avalanche SE 5.0 Cincinnati, OH
09/14/2010 to 09/16/2010 Avalanche MC 5.0 Amsterdam, NL

Click here to register for an upcoming class!

Wavelink on the Road

Don Osburn, our Director of Partner Sales, is attending the Scansource ISV event and sent along some pretty cool pictures. The pictures are  from the Astor Classic Car Museum in California, so if you’re a fan of classic cars and aren’t at the event, you’ve missed out!

Enjoy!

World Cup Logistics and a Poll

Yesterday on Twitter, Manhattan Associates posted a link to an interesting article. It’s on the logistics required to host World Cup 2010. It’s a great read, and it got me thinking that a poll of our loyal readers was in order, since we’ve got readers from all over the globe. So, check out the article and then tell us who will take World Cup 2010!

New Wavelink Video

We uploaded a new video to our “under construction” YouTube page and we wanted to get your feedback. In the coming months, we’ll be releasing several new product and company videos to get the word out about Wavelink. Why? Well, we have reason to believe that’s what the world wants, of course.

Check it out and tell us what you think. If you have a video demonstrating Wavelink products, send it along and we’ll make sure to post it!

Happy Tuesday everyone!