Why we need an open wireless movement (Photo credit: opensourceway)
New project promotes shared open Wi-Fi with tips and how-to’s
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus /San Francisco/ +++ A new open wireless group has been formed that will open up the airwaves to shared Wi-Fi resources.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of nine groups has launched the ‘Open Wireless Movement’, a new project to promote a landscape of shared, wireless Internet. Continue reading
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A cell phone tower in Palatine, Illinois, USA.
Foundation fights for cellular phone users’ privacy in Tuesday hearing
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation will urge a federal appeals court on Tuesday to recognize cellular phone users’ privacy rights and require that the government obtain a warrant before collecting cell phone location information.
According to the Foundation, the oral argument is set for 9 a.m. on October 2nd in New Orleans.
At issue in Tuesday’s hearing are government requests for judicial orders authorizing the disclosure of 60 days of location data from two separate cell phone companies as part of a routine law enforcement investigation. Continue reading
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IT departments prompting enterprise BYOD adoption, driving tablet use and emergence of ‘three-screen reality’
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus /London/ +++ According to a new research survey by open source software organisation Alfresco, mobile and tablet adoption is being led – not by users – but by IT departments.
Aflresco said this ‘proves counterintuitive’ to the general perception of the “consumerization of IT” trend that resourceful and driven employees bring consumer technology into the workplace, sneaking under the radars of unwitting IT departments that are resistant to change. Continue reading
A picture's worth a thousand words. Image: Rob Boudon
ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just published a most interesting document on its web site called “Cell phone guide for Wall St protestors and Everyone Else’, which details guidelines to cellular phone users out and about on good governance of their handset’s valuable, personal data when out and about on the streets, with some useful tips on what to do and how to manage the data in cell phones and how to make sure the data is protected and backed up. Continue reading
- Open source content vendor goes mobile
Alfresco taps freebie apps for corporatist workers on the move
By ECM Plus
ECM Plus +++ Open source software vendor Alfresco has just taken the wraps off its latest product dubbed ‘Mobile’, iOS apps for iPads and iPhones.
Alfresco said its iOS apps offer corporate users direct access to their business content whilst out on the hoof. Continue reading
A virtual private network topology
80 percent of business information resides in documents. Today, the Internet has made it possible to access information from coffee shops and airports anywhere in the world.
By Jon Clark
Access to documents remains a barrier to many remote workers and travelers who rely on people in the office to retrieve files from file cabinets and fax or email those documents. Continue reading
RIM's Blackberry service under the microscope again
BREAKING NEWS: Encrypted Blackberry devices masterminding orchestrated strikes around the nation
BY ROBERT NEWKET
ECM Plus +++ The ongoing riots and civil unrest escalating across Britain is being orchestrated by a sophisticated, encrypted messaging system, according to reports.
Neither Twitter nor Facebook social media networks are understood to have been used to organise the civil unrest and rioting raging across the country.
And, unlike in the Arab Spring rallies and protests around the Middle East over recent months, where Twitter in particular was cited as being a main part of the organisation of the pro-democracy movements, the British riots are using content distributed via the Messenger service on Research in Motion’s Blackberry handheld mobile communicators. Continue reading
Mobile phone CEO quits
According to an article in Mobile Today, the Franco-German Uk subsidiary Orange/T-Mobile’s (branded as ‘Everything Everywhere since last year) former Virgin Mobile boss Tom Alexander has quit citing ‘personal reasons’. Continue reading
Accountability: Systemic flaws need real independent oversight. Image: srqpix
Shameful News Corp. fiasco plumbs depths of disgusting depravity of institutions
BY PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ As the News Corp woes further unfold, it starts to call into question the whole systemic root of generic institutional accountability where conflict of interests issues are no longer allowed to be smokescreens to stop accountability and compliance being overhauled and independently monitored – true segregation of duties in governance terminology. Continue reading
Filed under Business Process Management, Content Protection, Data privacy, Data protection, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Industry News, Information Governance, Mobile communication, Mobile Content, Telecommunications
- Government backs initiatives for comms people power
Strong independent customer voice vital for the communications market
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Publishing the 2010-2011 Communications Consumer Panel’s annual report ‘Putting the consumer first: the work of the Communications Consumer Panel’, former Panel Chairman Anna Bradley said she was intensely proud of what the Panel has achieved over the last three years. Continue reading
Digital rights take centre stage in new publication
New ‘Know Your Digital Rights’ guide to constitutional liberties
By ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
EFF +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has answers to these questions in our new “Know Your Digital Rights” guide, including easy-to-understand tips on interacting with police officers and other law enforcement officials.
“With smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops, we carry around with us an unprecedented amount of sensitive personal information,” said EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury. “That smart phone in your pocket right now could contain email from your doctor or your kid’s teacher, not to mention detailed contact information for all of your friends and family members. Your laptop probably holds even more data — your Internet browsing history, family photo albums, and maybe even things like an electronic copy of your taxes or your employment agreement. This is sensitive data that’s worth protecting from prying eyes.” Continue reading
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German company takes control of foreign firm to acquire cloud and memory assets
In-memory and cloud to enable high-performance Java applications for cloud services
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ /Frankfurt, Germany/ +++ The German software firm Software AG has just acquired Silicon Valley innovator Terracotta’s portfolio of products and services which the German firm said will form the foundation of its new in-memory and cloud offerings.
According to Frankfurt-Germany-based Software AG, the combined portfolio will increase revenue with existing customers and expand opportunities with new enterprise customers.
The German software giant added that it would also gain access to Terracotta’s large open source community.
The firm also stated that the acquisition would also enable it to offercloud and to increase performance and scalability of its business process platform.
RFID chip pulled from a credit card
Television group reveals serious security flaws with RFID-equipped credit and debit cards
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ A consumer television report into the insecurity of radio frequency ID – or so-called ‘RFID’ -equipped credit and debit card chips has shocked the security industry.
One vendor, SecurEnvoy said the apparent ease with which RFID has been hacked to create a `magic wand’. With the ability for anyone to effectively read RFID cards at a distance clearly demonstrates that RFID is no longers fit for purpose, observers say. Continue reading
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Equidity turns up the heat, partners in new IR content platorm that is hot, hot, hot, launches first investor relationship management platform connecting long-term growth investors with pre-IPO companies
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Investor Relationship Management software specialist Equidity has just released a new proprietary platform for connecting a network of qualified institutional investors with pre-IPO companies.
In private stage investing, where there is a lack of information transparency, Equidity said its systems provide tools for late-stage investing and IPOs. Continue reading
Hands-on: mobile calling for web content vendors via HTML5?
Web content management vendors are making only halting moves towards mobile-enabling applications
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Web content management vendors need to apply significant resources to mobile services over the next year, according to The Real Story Group.
In new research by their analysts, it states that many Web CMS tools can generate outputs for different mobile formats, often via functionality that renders alternate templates for different devices. Continue reading
Malaysian broadband Packet One shows 4G speed peaks with WiMAX and LTE
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Malaysian 4G broadband company Packet One has just released figures from technical trials that have shown that people in Malaysia can now look forward to some very speedy connections on their wireless broadband speeds of a staggering trunk-like data rates of 130 megabits per second, the comoany claims.
By a combination of WiMAX and LTE TDD (Long Term Evolution – Time Division Duplex), P1’s proud CEO Michael Lai boasted: “The proliferation of rich media applications namely video streaming, online gaming and online social-networking are driving consumers desire for greater bandwidth and faster speed. Not only that, high definition, larger display, WiFi TV and soon-to-come 3D small screens are also driving consumer demand whether at home or away.” Continue reading
Mobile has been a significant growth area in communications for a long while, and the rapid shift towards mobility can be seen globally. According to Canalys, just under 300 million smartphones were sold worldwide in 2010, which is 80% more than in 2009. As the way we use our devices evolves, the importance of application mobility expands and now permeates a much broader range of industries.
By DAVE EVANS
Mobile phones have become ‘smart’ – they have morphed gradually into the ultimate digital toolkit and personal assistant with an ever more extensive array of functions. From a device designed purely for taking calls, we now rely on smartphones as our primary communication tool, for everything from business communications on the go, through mobile banking, to social networking. This opens doors for different types of businesses to take advantage of the mobility phenomenon. Mobile capture is one of the technologies widening our horizons, delivering tangible benefits to businesses. It unlocks innovative new functions for devices, connecting them with enterprise data management systems for advanced document management. Continue reading
News emanating from the FT that search engine software firm Google is in the throes of snapping up some US$900 million worth of paper, the value put on a pile of intellectual property and patents in the rusty filing cabinets of moribund mobile telecom vendor Nortel is a big surprise indeed.
Surprise? Indeed. Nortel was never renowned for its pioneering smartphones, more for its base stations and other infrastructure hardware. Continue reading
Internet mobile and cloud monitoring firm tracks best and worst in wireless retailing performances
- Mobile retailers across Europe performing vastly differently
ECM Plus – Monitoring firm Keynote says that mobile website performance of 17 of the top retailers across five countries shows widely varied perfomances.
According to the firm, consumers are looking to their mobile handsets as their first port of call when making an online purchase, while retailers, it says, are investing heavily in making sure that their mobile offerings meet this new demand. Continue reading
- Mobile music lovers rising up. Image: DavidDennisPhotos.com
From Bollywood musicals to lovers of jazz, classical, metal and all genres
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus – A new report is predicting that the number of mobile customers who are prepared to pay a monthly subscription to music via download or by streaming, may reach 178 million people by the year 2015.
This represents, the report by Juniper Research said, over three times as many people currently subscribed to such music services last year. Continue reading
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