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3 Technology Drivers and How MOBI Helps

November 19, 2015 by Daniel Lassell

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) represents simplicity and convenience, and a better connection with people and their surrounding environments. Technology is the cornerstone upon which IoT is founded. Think of how different the world would be without technology. No cell phones. No computers. No electricity. But technology doesn’t just crop up on its own. According to Daniel Kellmereit and Daniel Obodovski, the authors of The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things, technology development is driven by three things: De-wiring (going mobile) Affordability (cost effectiveness) Miniaturization (making things smaller and more powerful) When these three things are working in unison, technology growth can happen unhindered. Thus, IoT can grow to its full potential at a quicker pace. But what do these three terms mean, specifically?   Defining the Three Terms: De-wiring means becoming increasingly more mobile. No one likes…

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MOBI President On Why Companies Need MMS for IoT Success

November 12, 2015 by Daniel Lassell

MOBI President Mitch Black recently authored an article for M2M Now on the need for an MMS solution in business initiatives when leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT). Black explains the challenges that develop when trying to leverage IoT without the help of an MMS provider, whose sole business focus is the type of integrations needed to optimize IoT. He claims that it would be detrimental not having professionals handle this new landscape, since businesses would be sacrificing resources to handle it in-house. As an example of IoT already in play, Black references the use of wearable technology, such as the Apple Watch, which if fallen into the wrong hands could be disastrous. Not having the right support for such an instance could be the difference between a remote wipe of the device and lost confidential business information. Black says,…

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What Every Senior IT Should Know About the Internet of Things

November 5, 2015 by Daniel Lassell

At a very basic level, the Internet of Things is the different means by which information flows to humans from a variety of things. It’s tracking everything that matters, and using that data to make our lives better. Furthermore, the Internet of Things represents business empowerment through better visibility, which means reduced guesswork. As a result, the Internet of Things brings major innovations in business. However, it also presents major challenges when coming to scalability – specifically in collecting accurate data, standardizing technology, and maintaining privacy and security. Industry experts Hyoun Park, Timothy Colwell, Joe Basili, and Mitch Black provide some great insights into this future landscape. According to them, Managed Mobility Services can be an answer to those challenges. Managed Mobility Services and the Internet of Things have the same goal: simplicity and convenience through better managing people’s needs….

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Ruby on Rails on Track with MOBI’s Core Values

October 22, 2015 by Eric Sendelbach

If you’ve spent any time in the mobility industry, you’ll know that speed to market is key if you want to survive. Equally as important is knowing to expect change (one of the core values of MOBI, in fact). One of the guiding principles for agile web development, and one of the things baked into the Ruby on Rails ecosystem, is the ability to respond quickly to change. Whether it be quickly incorporating new market offerings or adapting the functionality of our platform to fit the specific needs of our customers, our choice of Ruby on Rails has continued to enable us to accomplish things our competitors are unable to do. Here’s some additional things we love about Ruby on Rails: Culture of Innovation The Ruby on Rails community has consistently been composed of leaders in innovation, many times leaving…

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Why is Ruby on Rails Good for our Customers?

October 9, 2015 by Jeramy Spurgeon

Ruby on Rails is a Rapid Development framework that leads to launches happening quickly. New features or custom development within the MOBI platform are brought to market faster than other enterprise programming languages, such as Java or .Net. There are a few factors behind this: Rails applications tend to have leaner code-bases (fewer lines of redundant code), a modular design (re-using existing components rather than building everything from scratch), and the availability of existing plugins (reducing the need to build features from scratch). Most Ruby on Rails shops tend to follow the Agile Methodologies of development which allows features to be delivered on a continuous basis rather than on a release cycle. It’s open source. Instead of having a single company backing the development and innovation of the framework, you have a large community of volunteers helping make the framework better…

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