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If you follow the mobile space, you know that one of the hot topics right now is location-based services (LBS). LBS allows you to build applications that adapt to users' locations and situations. Without requiring your users to enter ZIP codes or addresses, you can filter data and provide the information that is most relevant to them. Location information plays a key part in applications such as asset tracking and sales or workforce automation. Being able to automatically determine location removes the burden from the end user of determining where the application is being used and allows the application to alter its behavior as the user travels. Location-based services can derive location in many ways: time difference of arrival (TDOA), enhanced observed time difference (E-OTD), or global positioning system(GPS). TDOA requires that multiple base stations triangulat... (more)

Deploying Business Intelligence: Five Steps To Success

Business intelligence now sits at the top of most IT budgets, yet most deployments are still far from complete. This is costing companies thousands of pounds everyday, and some are considering abandoning projects altogether. Here Paul Harris outlines his top five ways for ensuring successful deployment. Most busines intelligence deployments are still far from complete. This is costing companies thousands every day, and some are considering abandoning projects altogether. Too often deploying BI successfully seems such a daunting task but following simple guidelines will help deplo... (more)