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SAP AG has introduced a cloud-based service offering for telecommunication carriers to interconnect rich communication services on any mobile device or network. The company designed an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem to support its mobile services and allow end users to share videos, messages and files anywhere, SAP said Tuesday. "As today's mobile consumers persistently seek out the latest innovation and best possible user experience, operators must support cutting edge IP-based services to remain competitive," said John Sims, president of SAP Mobile Services. Sims added the business intends for its IMS hub to help operators test RCS and voice over LTE interworking systems. SAP maintains a portfolio of interconnection, data roaming and IPX cloud-based services for wireless network operators and serves more than 990 carriers and 6.1 billion subscribers worl... (more)

Booz Allen's Mark Gerencser: Big Data – A Dream or a Potential Nightmare?

Harnessing Big Data offers companies the potential to use analytics to upgrade product and service lines, adapt to consumer needs and better understand the impact of their business decisions, Mark Gerencser writes in an upcoming issue of University of Maryland, University College's Achiever magazine. But, Big Data's "big implications" for business growth are joined by pitfalls and obstacles that can work against a firm's best interests, rather than deliver improved value. To start, its a complex issue. "It is not only big volume, it's also big in variety and velocity-meaning d... (more)

Eye of the GovCon M&A Storm

Bob Kipps serves as managing director at investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co., a provider of services to middle-market firms in the government services, aerospace/defense, cyberintelligence and technology industries. In a new feature for Executive Mosaic, Kipps provides insight into what's driving the GovCon deals market and where participants are aligning for the future. To start 2013, he addresses impacts of the now-in-effect sequester and other budget pressures and notes five important things to consider for the future. After gushing throughout 2012, GovCon M&A deal announcements... (more)

Dell's George Newstrom Charts Govt, Enterprise IT Evolution

George Newstrom, Dell executive director and general manager for the federal government defense and national security business, has penned an article for the company's official corporate blog on what he calls the "third platform" of technologies as he charts the evolution of information technology. Platform one saw mainframes and terminals hit the market and Newstrom writes this development helped government and other industry end users access thousands of applications, reaching millions of end users. Many places are in the second platform of client and server offerings, which st... (more)

Loren Thompson: Huntington Ingalls Primed to Shine in Defense Sector

In an article for Forbes magazine published Monday, defense industry analyst Loren Thompson turns his lens on shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls and its place in the defense industry two years after its spinoff from Northrop Grumman into an independent business. Thompson writes that Northrop, without realizing it at the time of the acquisition, bought a valuable franchise that was the Navy's sole-producer of aircraft carriers and the only maker of small aircraft carriers used by the Marine Corps. Northrop acquired Huntington Ingalls from Litton Industries to gain new military elect... (more)