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Mobile Web technology

People often do not understand the difference between the traditional web technologies and mobile web technologies. This is why they fail to make the most out of it. The following article is aimed at helping one to understand the difference between the two and also the format on which mobile web works.

Mobile Web has made life of the common man much easier than it used to be. As more and more people have come to understand the potential of mobile web, the dependency of the people has increased manifold.

Mobile Web technology

It has made everything quite convenient. People enjoy the privileges they could have only once imagined now out of their pocket sized gadgets. But mostly people don’t realize that the way the fundamentals of a mobile web work are far different than that of a traditional web.

People are content with all the service offerings but fail to understand the true strength of mobile web technology that they carry in their hands. This is usually why while designing a mobile website people forget the approach that should be taken. If the traditional website worked in the same way as did mobile website, then developing a mobile website in the same fashion would have been a great idea. But since it isn’t one must identify and understand the primary points of differences and then act accordingly.


Although while using them both one may not find any difference between the traditional web browsing and mobile web, however, in actuality, there many differences.

Status and Nature: The traditional web infrastructure is largely seen as an inactive or “passive” model. However, the mobile web is completely “dynamic”. The whole idea of a mobile application is to be able to give the users a more or less “real time” experience. This is why they must be formed in a way that can interact with the users in a dynamic pattern, behaving in sync with whatever is around.

Though they are seen with a common infrastructure, the mobile format is certainly not a traditional web. They differ in a couple of ways to the traditional world of web. The traditional forms of web are considered to be an inactive model, whereas the mobile web is called as dynamic in nature. These things are therefore quite important while designing a web model for the users so that it can be utilized in the best possible way.

Framework: The designed framework for mobile web must essentially be such that it can get along with “action” centered features that are mobilized right from the beginning and with a single direction of digital database, to deliver a great background. A mobile in itself has many features that can be (must be) used in order to deliver a great user experience, including location recognition, personalization, voice capability, time-sensitivity, social connectivity and integrated camera functionality. Obviously, you don’t get the luxury of using these features with a traditional desktop.


The first and foremost notion of a basic mobile web application is to have a static main page which further carries tabs and links to move on to other pages. This central page will bear the company logo, or the image of the product that you want to stick into the people’s minds along with description page links.

Now, in the case of a mobile web, this website will be “sensitive” to your location and thereby give you information pertaining only to that. Mobility allows you to be able to access these applications from anywhere across the globe and your location is tracked by the device and it redirects you to a page that suits your requirement based on the location.

This also implies it is very easy and important to integrate social media with these applications. Social media can be accessed by the touch of a button. The moment you access social media platforms through these, you are able to connect to a huge community of like-minded people with similar interests and concerns. This gives a whole new strength to the idea of mobile websites.


Mobile web design is a new face of the technological advancements that are being made by the people. One has to understand that having technology is not enough. Using technology to get the right benefits is the only way to succeed. Many business owners have come to understand the full potential of Mobile web and are delving into it wholeheartedly. Make the most of the resources available and be prepared for the future.

About the Author :

Daniel is a tech-writer associated with VITEB - a premier Web Design Company in India that offers complete web and mobile application development services. He likes to share his knowledge and experience through writing articles on web design, website development, mobile apps development, SEO & Social Media related topics. You can follow him on Facebook @ VITEB.

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CyberArk Acquires Vaultive to Advance Privileged Account Security for the Cloud



CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in privileged account security, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of privately-held Vaultive, Inc., a cloud security provider. The deal closed today.

The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for protecting against privileged account exploitation anywhere – on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and across DevOps workflows. Building upon the Vaultive technology, CyberArk will deliver greater visibility and control over privileged business users, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) administrators. By delivering a cloud-native and mobile experience, Vaultive will extend the CyberArk solution to these highly privileged users, which are frequent targets for cyber attacks.

“The Vaultive team brings innovative technology and advanced cloud industry experience to CyberArk. We look forward to incorporating the technology to add additional depth and proactive protection for enterprises facing an expanding attack surface in the cloud,” said Udi Mokady, chairman and CEO, CyberArk. “Vaultive provides a strong building block to accelerate CyberArk’s cloud security strategy, making CyberArk the only vendor able to extend privileged account security to administrators and privileged business users in cloud environments with this level of granularity and control.”

According to IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $277 billion in 2021.1 Privileged business users and SaaS, IaaS and PaaS administrators have broad and often unlimited access to a range of social media, web-based sales operations and financial applications. That access must be monitored and controlled consistently across multiple types of applications, and be done in a way that doesn’t change the way cloud administrators and privileged business users work.

“I'm extremely proud of everything that the Vaultive team accomplished," said Ben Matzkel, founder and CTO, Vaultive. "It's becoming increasingly clear that customers desire a unified security approach that extends from the data center to the cloud. Fortified with Vaultive's technology and its team, CyberArk is uniquely positioned to meet this critical need. We look forward to working closely with CyberArk customers around the world to advance their privileged account security strategies for the cloud.”

This acquisition furthers CyberArk’s leadership in securing modern infrastructure and applications. Using CyberArk Conjur, organizations gain a comprehensive secrets management solution for DevOps toolchains and cloud-native applications. Additionally, CyberArk offers cloud platform support across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and has validated the ability to stand up a privileged account security solution in AWS in 15 minutes or less. With the acquisition of Vaultive, CyberArk extends its leadership to secure privileged access to SaaS, IaaS and PaaS applications by administrators and privileged business users.

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Vivo partners with China Mobile to drive 5G advancement



Vivo announced its partnership with China Mobile on the “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” at the GTI Summit 2018 at Mobile World Congress. Combining the efforts of industry players including Vivo, the program will accelerate the development of next generation 5G devices. The program aims to launch the first batch of 5G pre-commercial devices for scale-up trial application showcase, plus establish support for the development of 5G devices, chipsets and component supply chains. Shi Yujian, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Vivo attended the summit and joined discussions on the latest R&D of 5G devices with industry leaders from other partner companies.

The “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” led by China Mobile brings together more than 20 of the industry’s most influential and capable chipset manufacturers, component manufacturers and end-solution providers, forming a strong industry ecosystem for 5G development.


Vivo outlines 5G device commercialization

“The smartphone industry’s growth is increasingly driven by the user experience, which has significantly grown the influence of smartphone manufacturers on communication standards and regulations. For Vivo, 5G is both an opportunity and a challenge as technology changes emerge

more rapidly so the pace of market change is faster than ever. Continuous innovation is the only way to forge ahead in today’s dynamic era,” Mr. Shi said at the event.

5G networks will deliver higher speeds, lower latency and more bandwidth than ever. As applications of these key features in mobile communications broaden, 5G devices will take on different forms. While AR/VR and wearables continue to evolve, the 5G smartphone will continue to be the core platform for mobile users with its unmatched user base size.

Vivo believes the 5G smartphone will act as a hub for Smart Sensors, Smart Control and Smart Services. Smartphones will detect and analyze user behaviour, form a control centre for the Internet of things and deliver personalized AI-enabled services. Vivo also plans to launch its 5G pre-commercial devices by 2019 and officially release a commercial 5G smartphone by 2020.


Long-term commitment to 5G development

Vivo began its research into 5G not long after the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) shared their vision of 5G. Vivo set up its 5G Research Institute in Beijing in 2016 and became one of the largest device providers at the 3GPP group to help develop 5G technologies. In the past year, Vivo has activated 5G antenna and frequency related development to further accelerate Vivo’s pace of 5G innovation. Vivo’s partnership with China Mobile on 5G started in 2016 with a joint solution that reduces power consumption of 5G devices. Vivo was also a key contributor to the China. Mobile led GTI 5G Device Whitepaper and China Mobile 5G Technical Requirements for Large Scale Field Trial.

To enable the unique consumer experience shifts that 5G will bring, Vivo has also been working closely with Qualcomm on a 5G demonstration to showcase the power of 5G applied across a range of end-to-end usage scenarios.

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How Augmented Reality is Saving the Tech Industry



As automation and robotics continue to edge human workers out of jobs, it’s clear that either technology or people (or both) will have to adjust. While it is true that recent technological innovations have replaced humans in certain, industries, it’s also worth noting that there are still millions of unfilled jobs in the United States.

Thus, it may not be the case that fewer jobs will be available for workers in the future. Instead, the nature of work itself may simply be shifting. Currently, people lack the necessary skills to fill those millions of jobs mentioned above. While some jobs are probably going away forever, new ones that emerge will require a workforce that’s properly trained for them.

If this is the case, technology will not be the force that prevents workers from finding employment. Instead, it will help them prepare for the jobs of the future.

Augmented reality companies, in particular, are set to play an essential role.

Understanding the Tech

Augmented reality should not be confused with virtual reality. VR inserts users into an entirely new world. AR, meanwhile, inserts new, virtual elements into the real world. It can also remove certain real-world elements, if that’s the goal.

This has clear implications for job training. Potential employees may soon be able to put on an AR headset and superimpose a new tool or piece of technology onto their surrounding environment. They can learn how to perform a task or use a machine without having to travel to a training site.

According to a report from Tractica, a robotics-focused research firm, this application is clearly viable. “AR headsets provide an ideal UI for hands-free operation, with the device at eye level, presenting information when needed. AR headsets can also bring powerful first-person views, which are valuable hands-free resources for field force automation, training, or maintenance jobs,” the report states.

Recognizing the Potential for AR

Most AR programs currently involve the use of smartphones or tablets, as they’re more readily available than AR headsets. However, given the relative success of the Microsoft Hololens, as well as the rise of smaller firms like Osterhout Design Group and Daqri, it’s safe to assume that such tools will soon be put to wider use.

Major tech companies have also indicated their faith in AR. Facebook is developing a tool which will allow users to make their own customized image filters. Apple released an AR content creation platform for developers. Samsung is creating its own MR (mixed reality) products. The augmented reality industry is growing steadily, and that trend isn’t likely to reverse itself anytime soon.

AR for Job Training

Although it’s not possible to determine to what degree robotics and artificial intelligence will displace human workers, few doubt that they will have a clear, measurable effect. For workers to compete, they’ll need the ability to quickly learn valuable skills.

Bryan Ballard, CEO of Upskill, believes AR will be critical in this respect. Ballard’s company aims to develop the go-to AR operating system. He believes that a classroom is the wrong space for job training because it involves removing a potential employee from the actual context of the job. Ballard says, “At a base level people need more skills to do their jobs,” adding, “What we see in real life is that there is a way to get better information right way and it’s always available to see.”

Daqri’s CEO, Brian Mullins, agrees: “Augmented reality is a modern technology that is human focused, and when done right, focused on knowledge transfer. You can show a worker how to do something that they didn’t know, and give them actionable information to make the right decisions.”

Current Uses of Augmented Reality Technology

Some companies are already toying with the idea of using AR as a job training tool. GE is developing a Hololens program that would train people who have no background in the medical field to correctly use an ultrasound machine. Boeing, which has already used AR to train employees in key tasks, has found that workers who learn via this approach are more satisfied and more accurate.

These examples merely represent the experimental stages of using AR to train employees. In the future, companies will have to find ways of scaling the process so that it’s efficient, effective, and available to a wide range of potential workers. Companies hoping to take advantage of this training model will have to work closely with AR firms to develop the best possible tools.

Those that do will likely benefit from a more qualified, productive workforce. Workers who’ve been replaced by machines will also benefit, as they get the opportunity to learn new skills that make them more valuable in the long run.

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