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Apr 17 2013

Digital Ether

Digital Ether This afternoon was a tough afternoon. Watching the scenes from Boston brought back memories for me of being at the World Trade Center on September 11th as the planes hit. It’s not exactly a pleasant memory for me nor is it something I openly share even when people know I was there. I was very [...]
Feb 18 2013

The Foundation of Mobile Productivity

The Foundation of Mobile Productivity Mobile Only: Week 50 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. According to the 80/20 rule (also known as the Pareto principal), “roughly 80% of the effects come [...]
May 31 2012

Mobile Only – Q1 (L)Earnings Report

Mobile Only – Q1 (L)Earnings Report Mobile Only: Week 13 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. It’s hard to believe it, but a quarter of a year has already gone by in my [...]
Mar 21 2012

Email – The Entrance to Enterprise Mobility

Email – The Entrance to Enterprise Mobility Mobile Only: Week3 In the beginning, there was email – at least it was for enterprise mobility. It would be difficult to argue against the idea that email was the incentive to bring mobility in to the enterprise. It was the first thing that the enterprise and users sought to enable on their devices. It [...]
Mar 8 2012

Here’s to Mobile Only!

Here’s to Mobile Only! Site Note:  We’d like to introduce you to Benjamin Robbins.  Ben is an EMF member who is so passionate about enterprise mobility that he has decided to conduct an experiment – to only use a smartphone for work (no laptop or tablet) for an entire year – and share his experiences with the EMF community.  [...]
Jun 22 2011

Do You Have Mobility In Your (Enterprise) DNA?

Do You Have Mobility In Your (Enterprise) DNA? Hello from The Netherlands.  I arrived today at Schipol Airport and then found my way down to Utrecht for a presentation I am doing tomorrow afternoon.  I must admit though that I am not as young as I used to be.  I used to travel to Europe on a monthly basis…..work through the entire red [...]
Feb 9 2011

HP’s webOS Strategy: The Enterprise Mobility Perspective

HP’s webOS Strategy: The Enterprise Mobility Perspective Like many of you, I am sure, I spent part of this afternoon keeping tabs on HP’s webOS event.  They had a lot to share.  Two new smartphones, two new versions of their mobile operating system…and of course the new tablet.  But wait, there’s more.  HP is planning on leveraging the webOS platform for PCs [...]
Dec 8 2010

Enterprise Mobility Opportunities and Threats for Healthcare

Enterprise Mobility Opportunities and Threats for Healthcare It’s a balmy 34 degrees here today.  Not bad for a December day here in Boston, except for the fact that the wind makes it unbearably cold.  I literally just got back to the office from spending most of the day at the 2010 HealthIT Insight Summit at the Harvard Club.  As I de-thaw with [...]
Dec 1 2010

The Next “Killer App” for Enterprise Mobility Will Be…

The Next “Killer App” for Enterprise Mobility Will Be… As the world of enterprise mobility continues to evolve, the discussions I’m hearing from both vendors and workforces is evolving well beyond just managing devices.  Sure, we’re still going to be talking for quite some time I expect about individual vs. corporate liability, but clearly the discussion has evolved from “basic” mobile device management to [...]
Nov 25 2010

Thanksgiving 2010: The Enterprise Mobility Perspective

Thanksgiving 2010: The Enterprise Mobility Perspective Ahh, Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  Sure, a few years ago it was all about remembering the Pilgrims and how they made friends with the Native Americans who were actually here a long time before Christopher Columbus ever boarded the Santa Maria, blah blah blah.  Today, we as a society have evolved to look [...]