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DUBLIN, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5lgg9m/rail_freight) has announced the addition of the "Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2014-2018" report to their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Rail Freight Transportation is a transportation which is used for the movement of heavy goods such as coal, metals, and oils from one point to another point or to destination. Rail freight or goods train is used in the same context which comes under the category of freight cars. There are different kinds of Rail Freight Transportation available for the movement of the goods but in general terms it can be categorized into three different products The analysts forecast the Rail Freight Transportation in Europe market to grow at a CAGR of 1.25 percent over the period... (more)

Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Deutsche Bahn, PKP Cargo, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen Cargo and SNCF Geodis

DUBLIN, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5lgg9m/rail_freight) has announced the addition of the "Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2014-2018" report to their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Rail Freight Transportation is a transportation which is used for the movement of heavy goods such as coal, metals, and oils from one point to another point or to destination. Rail freight or goods train is used in the same context which comes under the category of freight cars. There are different kinds of Rail Freight Transportation available for the movement of the goods but in general terms it can be categorized into three different products The analysts forecast the Rail Freight Transportation in Europe market to grow at a CAGR of 1.25 percent over the period... (more)

Counting to One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads

Apple’s App Store is getting ever closer to hitting the 1 Billion download milestone, check out http://www.apple.com/itunes/billion-app-countdown/ (in fact it is counting up). By my calculation it should reach its goal in the next few days or so and to be sure we will hear about it in the press! Seriously though, think about it, this feat is outstanding when you realize that the iTunes store took about 3 years to get to 1 Billion downloads and towards the end of 2008 the App Store was only just over 0.5 Billion. So where was the turning point? As far as I can tell, after the iPhone 3G appeared and the native SDK became available to the ever growing throng of developers, application submissions increased and downloads along with the amount of apps available. This increase in developers and applications, has in turn fed the interest and uptake even more in a self perpe... (more)

Reducing Resistance to iPhone in the Enterprise

Reducing resistance to iPhone in the Enterprise is happening and other blogs point in same direction! I was happy to see that Rachael King, who writes for Business Week has just posted two very interesting articles on 'Managing iPhones in the Enterprise' and 'Companies shed initial resistance to iPhone'. The first story includes a comment by Sybase's own Willie Jow, Vice President of Business Operations Mobility, who mentions the security features within iAnywhere Mobile Office that address security issues. The second is more lenghtly and covers the gaining adoption of the iPhone by Companies. Rachael includes several analyst quotes and stats/research on enterprise adoption. What is satisfying is that both echo my sentiments that I expanded on with my last posting... 'iPhone into Business Does Go!' So I stand by my statement of iPhone Users are becoming business savv... (more)

SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit Day One ROCKS

Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC... and I'm pleased to report that the first day ROCKED! We had an average of 65+ attendees in the 5 sessions today, concentrating & listening to our technical presenters. Some attendees were already iPhone Developers, some newbie's and some just here to understand what the excitement is all about for developing for this cool device. So basically a real cross section, which makes for a exciting conference! I'm sure they wre not disappointed, as the first presenter to kick off the conference was Julio Barros giving an cool overview of Getting Started Programming with Objective-C and the iPhone, followed by Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase, who presented a very nice overview on Sybase's view of Breaking the Mold - iPhone for the Mobile Enterprise. Straight after lunch followed Jaso... (more)

Running Development Code on Your iPhone

As a new developer to iPhone Development, I am following my Seven Steps, that I wrote about in the past. As part of step #5 & #6 combined you as a developer will need to overcome the hurdle of runninh your code on your device and the devices of your testers. Take it from me this can be a little tricky, but for this week only Dan Grigsby has made available a screencast on this subject for FREE!.... you can find it at the most excellent Mobile Orchard Website ... (more)

Using Social Media in Your Business: Strategic or Tactical?

A while ago I read a blog post from a marketing executive who wrote that he had prohibited the use of certain words in his strategy and planning meetings. Among those words there where many popular social networking and media words such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Though that might seem odd at first, it makes a lot of sense. The point is that while social media may serve as an effective method of promoting your business, it is only a set of tools and channels that you may use to execute against your business plan and strategy. It is part of the tactical stuff that you do after you have figured out your strategy. This may seem in contrast to all the talk on "social media strategies". Well, one can certainly strategize on how to use social media for a business. But it remains a fact that social media is a vehicle to carry out business or marketing strategies. H... (more)

A Brief History of the Agile Movement

In February this year the agile movement completed 11 years of existence. I am sure you are either using some form of agile methodology or examining the possibility of using them. But, are you aware of how the agile movement happened? Did it happen by chance or was it inevitable? Do you know what influenced the agile manifesto? Who the authors are? What are their backgrounds and what do they do now? How was the name “Agile” selected? The Influencers It is clear from the notes published by Jon Kern that four methodologies had significant influence on the manifesto – they are: Scrum (Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber – also Mike Beedle) DSDM (DSDM Consortium represented by Arie van Bennekum) ASD (Jim Highsmith) XP (Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham and Ron Jeffries – Martin Fowler) Prior to the meet all these methodologies were classified as “Lightweight Methodologies”. The mee... (more)

How Cloud Solves the IT Maintenance Dilemma – Part 1

It’s only natural that most organizations split their IT budget between new technology to enhance business operations and maintenance of their existing infrastructure. Although the actual split varies across organizations, it is striking how high the typical percentage of budget allocated to IT maintenance is. According to Enterprise Strategy Group’s 2012 Spending Intentions Survey, organizations plan to spend a whopping 60-72% of IT budget maintaining existing infrastructure in 2012. Within that ESG survey group, the highest percentage represents organizations with decreasing IT budgets while the lowest percentage represents organizations with increasing IT budgets. See the results in the clickable chart below: A simple explanation for the “maintenance-heavy” budget split may be that most organizations accumulate more and more infrastructure over time. Much of th... (more)

Open Source Cloud Offers Another Route to Better Security

By Ryan Kamauff Here are top cyber news and stories of the day. Open source cloud offers another route to better security – “IBM’s move to OpenStack is another indication that open cloud offers many advantages when it comes to security.” There are currently over 5,000 IBM private consumers who will be switching to OpenStack in the near future. This will create a huge surge in the open-source cloud market at that time. Via Cloud Pro, more here. Raytheon, Lockheed get U.S. secrets as cybersecurity go-betweens – Raytheon and Lockheed Martin signed on to the DHS Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, which will provide them with threat signatures obtained by USG sources, free of charge. This will increase the ability of these firms to compete not only in the federal and defense space, but also on the corporate side, as they will have better threat intelligence than ... (more)

Pallet Market in the China 2014-2018: Key Vendors are CHEP, China Merchants, LogisALL Shanghai, Schoeller Allibert Services and Shanghai Lika Plastic Pallet Manufacturing

DUBLIN, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p9b6z6/pallet_market_in) has announced the addition of the "Pallet Market in the China 2014-2018" report to their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) A pallet is a flat panel that supports goods during their transportation. It is designed to be lifted by forklifts and pallet jacks. The majority of pallets are made from wood, while pallets from materials such as plastic, metal, and corrugated paper are also available. The analysts forecast the Pallet market in China to grow at a CAGR of 9.20 percent over the period 2013-2018. The Pallet market in China is highly fragmented with the presence a few large companies at domestic and international level and thousands of small-sized enterprises focused on the regional level. The Palle... (more)