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Jun 6 2014

The Enterprise Mobility Problem

The Enterprise Mobility Problem Apple upgraded itself on Monday, or so the papers say. They had their big yearly developer conference and announced a lot of interesting things. In some corners people cheered wildly, in other corners people booed and hissed, finding fault with every new feature, and then in the far corner, the enterprise folks just went about [...]
Mar 3 2014

Nokia X – the Trojan Horse

Nokia X – the Trojan Horse Nokia today introduced their X smartphone series, devices that are based on Google’s Android, or more specifically, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). AOSP eschews all of Google’s basic services and provides the bare Android OS to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that then must layer a set of services on top of it so [...]
Sep 3 2013

Holy Buyout Batman! Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Device Business – So Now What?

Holy Buyout Batman! Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Device Business – So Now What? You know, you take one day off to celebrate your nation’s labor unions and you miss out on almost $140 billion (with a “B”) of mergers and acquisitions.  Yup, the deal we all knew would happen eventually happened – oh ya, and Verizon bought the 45% of Verizon Wireless it didn’t own from long time [...]
Jan 28 2013

What would it take to convince you to ditch your iPhone?

What would it take to convince you to ditch your iPhone? Mobile Only: Week 47 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. Apple’s stock prices have fallen quite dramatically recently. Share price has fallen so much, from $702 USD [...]
Jan 7 2013

What CES SHOULD Say About Wearable Devices (But Probably Won’t)

What CES SHOULD Say About Wearable Devices (But Probably Won’t) Coming up to CES this week, one of the big themes discussed is around having wearable computers.  There has been speculation about the announcement of smart watches and smart glasses like Google Glass.  InsideFMM even asked “when will wearable computers become fashionable?” To me, there are several interesting aspects to this question: Reinventing the past, [...]
Jan 2 2013

Five Predictions for Enterprise Mobility in 2013

Five Predictions for Enterprise Mobility in 2013 This Executive Insight covers five of the most important trends that The Enterprise Mobility Foundation believes will define mobility within the workplace in 2013.  Organizations are encouraged to consider these predictions – and their associated recommendations – in order to be prepared for the continued proliferation of mobility in the workplace. The five predictions include: [...]
Dec 10 2012

2012 Enterprise Mobility Wish List

2012 Enterprise Mobility Wish List Last year, I created my first Enterprise Mobility Holiday Wish List. It wasn’t the typical, I want “this cool device” for the holidays list. It was a “please provide these products and services to the Enterprise so we can continue to push the boundaries on productivity and efficiency” list. This year I thought it would [...]
Dec 6 2012

Mobile-Only—Turning a Mile into a Marathon

Mobile-Only—Turning a Mile into a Marathon Mobile Only: Week 40 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. Ask any miler what the toughest part of the race is and they will invariably tell you [...]
Nov 16 2012

The Mobile Refresh Rate

The Mobile Refresh Rate Mobile Only: Week 37 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. Is it me or does the rate of device refresh seem to be picking up speed? In [...]
Oct 23 2012

Did (Enterprise) Mobility Just Get More Chaotic?

Did (Enterprise) Mobility Just Get More Chaotic? Hello from Rotterdam.  It’s been an unbelievably long day as part of this incredibly long stretch of travel that I am going through….thank G*d my wife is so patient (meaning awesome) that she is patient with me.  In any case, after a long day of travel and meetings, I got back to my hotel room [...]