Taking Back IT:

September, 2011


September 30, 2011  11:43 AM

Dunder Mifflin unveils The Pyramid on ‘The Office’



Posted by: Colin Steele
Dunder Mifflin, The Pyramid

With the iPad, TouchPad, PlayBook, Kindle Fire and Android devices flooding the market, does the world really need another tablet? Sabre Corp., the parent company of Dunder Mifflin,...

September 30, 2011  11:21 AM

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet debuts: News in brief



Posted by: Colin Steele
Amazon, BlackBerry PlayBook, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Kindle Fire, mobile device security, Research in Motion, VMware, WebOS

The new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet got a lot of hype this week, but it might not make inroads among business users.

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September 28, 2011  11:31 AM

Welcome to the mixed-infrastructure nightmare



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, mobile device management

Managing heterogeneous environments is a huge pain. That's one of the major lessons I learned over three years of covering the virtualization market. Lots of vendors say they can manage mixed infrastructures, but they all have shortcomings. The platform vendors have limited features for managing...


September 27, 2011  3:58 PM

VMware eyes MVP in Android kernel



Posted by: Colin Steele
mobile virtualization, VMware

The new SlideRocket and Socialcast iPad apps aren't the only news from VMware today. The company is also working to make its


September 27, 2011  1:27 PM

New VMware iPad apps: SlideRocket Player, Socialcast



Posted by: Colin Steele
VMware

The portfolio of VMware iPad apps is growing. VMware today announced new iPad apps for


September 22, 2011  4:53 PM

HP fires CEO Apotheker: News in brief



Posted by: Colin Steele
BlackBerry, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, mobile device management, mobile device security, PlayBook, Research in Motion, Windows Phone 7

Hewlett-Packard has told CEO Leo Apotheker to hit the bricks after less than year on the job. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman will replace him. Apotheker was under fire for the failure of HP's TouchPad tablets,...


September 21, 2011  1:44 PM

Mobile device security risks: More than just data loss



Posted by: Colin Steele
mobile device security

Data loss isn't all you have to worry about when granting corporate access to mobile device users. You could also expose your organization to legal trouble up the wazoo.


September 21, 2011  9:39 AM

iPhone 5 launch date Oct. 4, report says



Posted by: Colin Steele
Apple, AT&T, iPhone 5, Sprint, Verizon Wireless

The iPhone 5 launch date will be Oct. 4, according to AllThingsD. The report on the iPhone 5 launch date cites "sources close to the situation" as saying that Apple will hold its "next big...


September 20, 2011  10:33 AM

iPad 3 due in 2012, analyst says



Posted by: Colin Steele
Apple, iPad

The Apple iPad 3 isn't coming out until next year. Apple iPadThat's according to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, who wrote in a research note, "there is no such device slated for production this...


September 16, 2011  11:25 AM

RIM profits take a plunge



Posted by: Colin Steele
Apple, BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, mobile device management, Research in Motion, Windows 8

Research in Motion reported dismal financial results (PDF) yesterday, with profits down 59% and sales down 10% from the same quarter last year.


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