If you have not been convinced of the hype that mobility is overtaking desktop computing, consider this. Sale of the iPhone alone has surpassed the revenue of Microsoft in its entirety. The software giant whose big earners are Windows and Office, who has dominated and still dominates the operating system market, was overtaken by a phone. This may seem like a nonstarter in 2012, when everyone knows how popular the iPhone is, but consider that the iPhone only began selling in June, 2007. In Q4 of last year the iPhone sold 37 million units worldwide for $24.42 billion in revenue in a market that Apple entered less than five years ago. With that in mind you probably think I’m crazy to posit that innovative software, not hardware, drives revenue, truly transforms businesses, and captures entire markets.
While we all know the coolest, trendiest stuff coming out of MWC will be the oh-so-sweet gadgets, the real muscle will be the software behind them, as always. [UPDATE: Speaking of insanely new and shiny tech gadgets, Nokia announced their new 41 megapixel camera phone compared to the iPhone 4s's 8 megapixels.] Case in point, software luminary Microsoft has ambitious plans for Windows 8, as their first OS built with mobile usability in mind from the start. With tech giants like Microsoft and Apple, whose iOS web traffic just surpassed dekstop web traffic this month, focusing serious resources on mobility — the times, they are a-changin’. The implications of this shift in general computing habits are far reaching and touch all industries. Software that connects all of these gadgets and makes intelligible sense of browsing and usage habits can provide significant competitive advantage in any vertical.
At TIBCO, we have a long history of integrating diverse enterprise systems. This knowledge base allows our contextual mobility approach to enable truly real-time business decisions, provide a significant competitive edge, and create the two-second advantage™. That means getting the right information, at the right time, in the right context and to the right place, which for many business users is frequently on the go. Adding mobility to the already complicated enterprise technology mix usually only serves to compound the typical business challenges of slow implementation, under-delivered integration, and expensive maintenance costs. However, a mobile solution needs to be seen as a possible competitive advantage rather than something to be checked off to keep up with competitors. Without fully fleshing out a mobile strategy, customers become disgruntled and IT becomes frustrated. We have successfully deployed mobile solutions in countless verticals to manage real-time information, decisions, processes, and applications in driving mobile payments, enhancing customer experience or enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity. Join us at Mobile World Congress in Hall 1.0 1C63 or virtually through our live blog to stay up to date with the hottest tech and trends in mobility. [Read more...]
Welcome to the TIBCO MWC liveblog! Check back here regularly for updates on what the TIBCO team is up to at MWC — hear the buzz, directly from the conference floor. We’ll show off our snazzy booth and give you the inside scoop on the hottest apps and latest tech being showcased at Mobile World Congress, an international conference with more than 60,000 attendees from across the globe. For datasheets, on-demand webinars, brochures, whitepapers, and the like, visit our TIBCO MWC event page.
First things first: what is Mobile World Congress? MWC is the biggest and best event for everything related to mobile technology, hosted in Barcelona from 27th February to 1st March, 2012. With more than 60,000 attendees, MWC is the mobile industry’s “must attend” event. At the show, you can find:
- A cutting-edge product and technology exhibition featuring 1,400 exhibitors
- A world-class thought-leadership conference featuring visionary keynotes and panel discussions
- And most importantly, the world’s best venue for seeking industry opportunities, making deals, and networking
So what is TIBCO doing here? [Read more...]
What do companies like Rush Health, Sisters of Mercy, and CareFirst (BCBS) have in common? They all use TIBCO to enable the two-second advantage™: the ability to capture the right information, at the right time, and in the right context to change outcomes. Visit the TIBCO team at Booth 3571 in the Exhibit Hall to see how you can:
- Prevent Readmissions
- Enable the ICD-10 Transition
- Connect Information & Diverse Systems
Join the conversation as we bring you the lastest from the floor at HIMSS.
This is a world in which machines and devices collect and share information with each other to help businesses deliver operational efficiencies, respond to consumer demands quickly and create new revenue streams. We’re talking about everything from delivery trucks that report their locations and speeds to vending machines that phone home when they’re running low on potato chips.
Inderjeet Singh, our SVP who oversees engineering for all our infrastructure products, has a few ideas about how to inject the two-second advantage™ into the M2M ecosystem, enabling businesses to use the right information at the right time to act preemptively for competitive advantage.
As Inderjeet points out in the February edition of M2M Now, the missing link in the vast M2M ecosystem is situational awareness. These smart, connected machines generate tons of data, but how do you find the gold in them? By using a real-time, event-enabled platform, businesses can process millions of events in their M2M environments, then analyze and correlate them to derive situational awareness, which can then be used to inform decision-making and drive action. [Read more...]
Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the president’s healthcare reform at the end of March, many of its elements are here to stay. At issue in the Supreme Court decision is the ability of the federal government to mandate that every citizen have healthcare insurance or face tax penalties. But there is much more to a broader agenda of healthcare reform that will drive new business activities and technology.
These will be one of the biggest process and technology transformations in our history. If we’re smart, we’ll involve events, rules, social, mobile, continuous improvement, supply chain and every other ‘new’ way of doing business. It will start with Electronic Medical Records (EMR), continue onto compliance in data transfer (5010 and ICD-10), capped by a grand finale in the adoption of CORE (AKA: The Big Payoff). Nothing this big happens easily. [Read more...]
The Team TIBCO cycling team is making its first conference appearance this year at the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society show which begins February 20.
The team has exceeded all expectations as a popular draw at our events providing some unexpected entertainment for conference goers. Last year, the cycling team drew large crowds at every venue, including the America’s Health Insurance Plans Institute, our own TUCON, and the BlueCross BlueShield PMO Summit. [Read more...]