MOBILITY ARCHIVES

Tablet Category Not Thriving, But Soldiers On

29 May, 2017

The future of the tablet sector has been the subject of much debate and, almost certainly, discomfort among those working in the ecosystem. Recently, Microsoft and Samsung introduced equipment that might affect that conversation going forward.

Small Cells Are the Great Enabler

26 May, 2017

The promise of 5G is real. For the first time, wireless technology will reach real parity with wired approaches. This won’t happen, however, unless a significantly more robust infrastructure is in place. Small cells will play a huge role.

The New Surface Pro: What the iPad Should Have Been

24 May, 2017

With this latest version of Surface, and during what has been a near catastrophic market decline for the iPad, Microsoft has created what the iPad should have really been.

5G Challenges: Let’s Get Physical

24 May, 2017

Much of the effort in the immediate future involves determining the precise nature of 5G and how to best harness mmWave and enabling technologies.

For Telework Proponents, Things Are Good, But Not Perfect

19 May, 2017

It’s fair to say that despite the surprising move by IBM to pull back somewhat, telework has fully established itself as the coequal of traditional approaches.

It’s Time for Smart Watches

16 May, 2017

Companies need to prepare support technology, security measures and necessary policies and procedures for an onslaught of smart watches and other wearables that will hit during the next half-decade.

Developing a Control Mechanism for Drones

04 May, 2017

Developing a way to control drones that will share airspace with airplanes full of people and fly over towns and cities is a complex and vital task.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ Head to Work

25 Apr, 2017

A key attraction in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to IT is the inclusion of Knox 2.8 security and management, which supports dozens of enterprise mobility management platforms and can extend encryption to apps.

FCC Drops Proposal to Allow Cell Phones on Planes

14 Apr, 2017

The government has shown itself willing to step in and keep cellphones off planes. In any case, airlines would have the final say, and it seems unlikely that any would take this step.

Apple vs. Qualcomm Litigation and the Nuclear Option

14 Apr, 2017

While the heart of this appears to be an ill-conceived effort to force Qualcomm to give Apple a unique discount and competitive advantage, that now seems unachievable due to the public nature of this dispute.

Small Cells Sitting Pretty as Networks Are Readied for 5G

12 Apr, 2017

As networks move to 5G, the nature of the new protocol will make it necessary to deploy huge numbers of antennas and towers. This is good news because dead spots and performance issues within buildings and at crowded indoor and outdoor venues will be alleviated.

States Opting Out of Nationwide First Responder Network

11 Apr, 2017

The rationale for a discrete network is simple: Today, first responders use commercial networks that tend to be overwhelmed when a crisis occurs. Work on the project is expected to begin later this year and create 10,000 jobs.

Anticipating and Preventing a Total Laptop Travel Ban

07 Apr, 2017

Analyst Rob Enderle explains why we should take the laptop ban situation as a threat to the electronics industry and IT departments, and what we can do to address it.

By Not Reviewing Mobile App Policies, Users Put Themselves at Risk

06 Apr, 2017

We’ve had it pounded into our heads for years about the risks involved in mobile apps, and yet, we continue to ignore the risks and take our chances.

Bend It: Smartphone Makers Hope to Soon Be Graded on the Curve

05 Apr, 2017

The smartphone industry may have at least one more glitzy move up its sleeve: bendable and foldable phones. Samsung is thought to be the manufacturer most set on this innovation.

SugarCRM Redesigns Mobile Application

05 Apr, 2017

The primary goal of the SugarCRM redesign effort is to reduce the number of clicks a salesperson needs to make when standing in front of a customer using the application.

Telecommuting Pioneer IBM: We’ll See You at the Office

04 Apr, 2017

IBM is calling telecommuting marketing employees in the U.S. back to the office. Those who can’t (or won’t) comply will be fired.

Cisco Improves Wireless Networking Game

30 Mar, 2017

Cisco offerings in the SME space are much simpler to deploy and configure. That’s important because many SME organizations don’t have access to a dedicated networking specialist.

Samsung Launches Samsung S8 Mobile Phone

29 Mar, 2017

It may be too early to say that Samsung will recapture its lost smartphone sheen. But from an enterprise IT perspective, Samsung is making it clear it’s on a path toward turning the smartphone into a universal remote for the enterprise.

How Wearable Devices Are Creating Innovation in the Workplace

28 Mar, 2017

Wearables are revolutionizing the workplace, with innovations that create a safer work environment or enhance the way professionals are able to go about their job.

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