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Part I By some measures the global mobile telecommunications business is in very good shape. There are six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide. Mobile data rates are nearly doubling every year. Vodafone, the world's largest mobile telco group, made profits of $18B in 2011. In some parts of the world, mobile has leapfrogged conventional fixed line telephony infrastructure. India, for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Business Making Progress
I’ve recently spent two weeks in Asia, visiting Mumbai, Tokyo and Beijing, speaking at three financial services events and seeing a myriad of customers, prospects and partners. The three territories couldn’t be more different but hold great promise for Progress in different ways. You can find the articles below. I hope you find them interesting. First stop Mumbai Still big... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Business Making Progress
Earlier this week I participated in the 2011 Progress Global Partner Conference which was held in Florida. This is only the second time the partner conference has been global – previously it was held regionally – and I’m delighted to say that hundreds of representatives from business partners attended from all over the world. Most of the partners present were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Business Making Progress
Today Progress Software announced that SEB bank in Estonia has deployed the Apama Complex Event Processing (CEP) platform to look for payment fraud. This is exciting news and the fact that such a production customer has gone public is a great validation of SEB's belief in the system they've built. A lot of banks are somewhat reticent to talk publically... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Business Making Progress
Gordon Penfold, Chief Technology Officer, at British Airways, started off by telling us that not only is the Boeing 747 40 years old this year, but so is the IT that supports the 747. Having been early to the world of real-time processes, the technology is now facing end of life at the end of 2010, and it's time for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Business Making Progress
While many organisations are being ‘cautiously optimistic’ about what the future holds, the realities of today’s tough business environment could leave them as sitting ducks, according to Rick Reidy, CEO at Progress Software. They might take consolation that they’re in the same pond, but when interest rates in Japan hit near-zero, banks continue to fail and mistakes can lead to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Business Making Progress
Tomorrow sees Progress Software taking over Stamford Bridge, home ground to the world-famous Chelsea Football Club. We’re not just there to check out the players’ dressing rooms – we are being joined by James Caan, of Dragons' Den fame, as well as the great and the good of the UK business community, to discuss how businesses can start to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Business Making Progress
I spent last week in India, a country that, by any standards, is growing fast. Its population has doubled in the last 40 years to 1.2B and economic growth has averaged more than 7% per year since 1997. It’s projected to grow at more than 8% in 2010. By some measures, India has the 4th biggest economy in the world.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Business Making Progress