As I review the week long RSA 2013 conference results, a couple of things stand out for me. First, it was another ‘record attendance’ number with over 24,000 attendees and the event featured over 360 companies from the cyber security industry. Given the growing sophistication of highly visible attacks not only on business and government websites, but now on media such as Twitter and on mobile devices, is it any wonder that the emphasis on security continues to grow?
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After the flurry of mobile device announcements on Day 1 of this year’s Mobile World Congress, Days 2 and 3 provided time to see what else is going on. Various presentations and exhibits at this year’s show are continuing an increasing interest in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications that started last year. Automotive industry exhibits and conference sessions are drawing big crowds, as are other telematics and M2M applications featured in various sessions and in MWC and GSMA-sponsored pavilions.
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Everyone’s first challenge at this year’s Mobile World Congress is to learn their way around the huge new digs at Fira Gran Via. As many of you remember, it wasn’t long ago (2006) that MWC moved from Cannes to Barcelona and took up residence in the 115,000 m2 (plus 50,000 m2 outdoor space) Fira de Barcelona (Montjuic). The Gran Via has 240,00 m2 spread over 8 pavilions and everyone has to learn where the Conference Village, App Planet and other MWC staples were located. The obvious benefit Read more [...]
Every year, there are two aspects of the RSA Conference that capture my attention. First are the new types of threats that are brought out and discussed. These new threats tend to be taken from the headlines of last year’s top security stories. Mobile security, advanced persistent threat and DDoS attacks on banks are highlighted topics for the upcoming conference – all familiar stories from last year. Keynote speakers will also be addressing topics such as how Big Data Redefines Security Read more [...]
Every year at this time the build-up to the largest mobile technology show, Mobile World Congress (MWC), begins in earnest. Vendors start their product introduction cycles and journalists start publishing stories about what you can expect at MWC. As you might expect, much of the early publicity is about the new smartphones, tablets and other mobile technology the will be introduced. A good example highlighting the expected announcements from Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and HTC can be found at CNET’s Read more [...]
The curtain has come down on the biggest show in enterprise networking (Interop 2012) and over 13,000 IT professionals seem to have survived 4 days in Las Vegas. Everyone knows that tradeshows are frenetic with numerous conference sessions, hundreds of ‘great new product’ announcements, flashy exhibits and various hospitality events vying for your attention. But Vegas adds a whole new level of distraction that is … well … Vegas! When participating in a tradeshow in Las Vegas, sleep suffers.
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Next week is a busy week for the IT and Mobile Technology markets.
As a major business technology event, Interop 2012 (May 8-10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas) covers a wide range of IT topics of interest and the expo floor showcases the full range of IT solutions including cloud computing, virtualization, networking, security and mobility.
TechMarketeers recently attended the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. Toward the end of the show, we had some time to walk around and see if there were any products that might be of interest to our clients or to marketers. Needless to say, if you use video in your marketing (and most of us do), there was a lot to see! The theme of this year’s show was “Where Content Comes to Life” – something that should resonate with all marketers.
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Like all large industry gatherings, NAB Show 2012 was busy with just under 1600 exhibitors showing their wares and announcing plenty of new products for the 90,000+ attendees to see. The annual National Association of Broadcasters event earns it boast as the world’s largest electronic media trade show and conference for broadcasters, digital media and entertainment professionals. This year’s show was actually bigger than last years with over 825,000 square feet of exhibit space for the attendees Read more [...]
NAB Show 2012 is just a couple of weeks away and I am working on my personal ‘must see’ list. With the focus on the Content Lifecycle (creation, management, commerce, distribution and delivery, consumption), there is always a great deal to see at NAB.
The theme for this year’s event is The Great Content Shift. The explosive growth of the mobile market is causing and shift in demand for content ‘anytime, anywhere’ and users expecting a high quality experience no matter what device they Read more [...]