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Oct 19 2011

Pitch Fest Slides From the 2011 Enterprise Mobility Boot Camp

Pitch Fest Slides From the 2011 Enterprise Mobility Boot Camp Last week, at the Enterprise Mobility Boot Camp at CTIA in San Diego, Philippe Winthrop – Managing Director for the Enterprise Mobility Foundation challenged top enterprise mobility solution providers to present what they view as the most important issue for the mobile enterprise today. Each provider gave a brief presentation and at the conclusion, audience [...]
Sep 13 2011

He Who Laughs Last (In Enterprise Mobility) Laughs Best

He Who Laughs Last (In Enterprise Mobility) Laughs Best I’m a big history buff.  See, the reason being because I believe that we simply don’t know how to learn from our past…even though the past always seems to repeat itself.  One of my favorite examples is how the Cloud is nothing we haven’t seen with mainframes and dumb terminals some 20-30 years ago.  Here’s [...]
Jul 6 2011

BYOD’s Impact On Mobile Enterprise Applications

BYOD’s Impact On Mobile Enterprise Applications I had an interesting conversation today with someone regarding my thoughts on how HTML5 Is Not (Yet) a Panacea For Mobile Enterprise Applications.  The person asked one question that got me thinking.  Is there any impact on your mobile enterprise application strategy if you choose to allow personally liable devices to be used in the [...]
Jun 17 2011

RIM Is The Rodney Dangerfield of Mobility

RIM Is The Rodney Dangerfield of Mobility I’ve been on a bit of a health kick these days.  I am now up at the crack of dawn and going to the gym several times a week.  It feels great actually to get the blood and endorphins going at 6am.  It’s also a great way to get a preview of the financial markets [...]
Jun 2 2011

Where Is The Line Drawn In What Defines a Mobile Operating System?

Where Is The Line Drawn In What Defines a Mobile Operating System? You know the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words?”  Well, today’s missive can absolutely be best described by the photo of French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s “Le Penseur” (The Thinker).   In case you missed it, Steven Sinofsky showed off the latest version of Microsoft’s venerable Windows operating system, code named “Windows 8″ to [...]
May 2 2011

Holy Buyout Batman! RIM Gets Into Cross Platform Mobile Device Management

Holy Buyout Batman! RIM Gets Into Cross Platform Mobile Device Management Hello from beautifully sunny Orlando.  I’m here for BlackBerry World – Research in Motion’s annual conference.  I’ve been attending what they call Capital Markets Day, where a number of executives share with the analyst community what’s going on at RIM.  Right before the all day session began, RIM announced that it had acquired Ubitexx, a [...]
Feb 25 2011

Does the iPad Really Enhance Productivity?

Does the iPad Really Enhance Productivity? As we continue down the long and convoluted journey of enterprise mobility, we often here talk about mobility management.  I still believe that managing the mobile implementations within (and increasingly beyond) the workplace is critical, but I also like to occasionally take a step back and see how we can take a broader perspective on [...]
Nov 10 2010

My New Handset: A Tough Decision? Not Really…

My New Handset: A Tough Decision? Not Really… In my last column, I mentioned the fact that I was shopping for a new handset, and, at last, that process is now complete. Now, as I work in the mobility field, I don’t go all ga-ga over new toys. Well, OK, I do, for a couple of days, anyway, but truth be told I [...]
Oct 5 2010

The Enterprise Mobility Policy Guidebook: October 2010 Edition

The Enterprise Mobility Policy Guidebook: October 2010 Edition Research shows that over 90% of organizations now have employees using smartphones within their work environments. Depending on the size of the organization, this can cover tens of thousands of individuals. However, enterprise mobility management can be a daunting task for organizations. The first step in managing mobility is to have a mobility policy. Other [...]
Oct 28 2009

Is Windows Mobile 6.5 The Vista of Mobility?

Is Windows Mobile 6.5 The Vista of Mobility? As you might know, Windows Mobile 6.5, the latest incarnation of Microsoft maligned mobile operating system was officially released, along with a bevvy of new Windows Phones at CTIA a couple of weeks ago in San Diego.  You know, the place I was going to when my plane ran out of gas…not that I am bitter [...]