Taking Back IT:

October, 2011


October 26, 2011  9:11 AM

Citrix to offer cloud storage, collaboration services



Posted by: Colin Steele
Box.net, Citrix, cloud storage, Dropbox

By Bridget Botelho, Senior Site Editor Citrix Systems has shed some light on its plans for ShareFile, a cloud storage provider the company acquired earlier this month. At Citrix Synergy in Barcelona this morning, the company said it will use the ShareFile platform to build...

October 21, 2011  12:35 PM

Early iPhone 4S sales top 4 million: News in brief



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, iCloud, iOS, iPad, iPhone, mobile device security, Motorola, Research in Motion, Samsung, Verizon Wireless

By Julia Anderson and Colin Steele, Editors Apple sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S devices in the three days after its launch, the company reported....


October 20, 2011  9:43 AM

Time capsule: Mobile virtualization in 2008



Posted by: Colin Steele
mobile virtualization, VMware

In doing research for my story on yesterday's VMware mobile virtualization news, Keith Kessinger and I came across some articles from 2008, when VMware first announced...


October 20, 2011  7:42 AM

VMware mobile virtualization arrives, but with baggage



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BYOD, mobile virtualization, Samsung, Verizon Wireless, VMware, Windows Phone 7

VMware is finally bringing mobile virtualization to market, but it’s far from a slam-dunk solution to bring-your-own-device problems. The


October 14, 2011  7:51 AM

Admins Anonymous: A BYOD support group at Dell World



Posted by: Colin Steele
BYOD, Dell, desktop virtualization, iPad, mobile device management

By Bridget Botelho, Senior Site Editor AUSTIN, Texas -- A session here at Dell World on the convergence of endpoint devices turned out to be a support group for administrators dealing with the consumerization of IT and


October 13, 2011  3:31 PM

BYOD: It’s about voice, too



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, AT&T, BlackBerry, BYOD, desktop virtualization, iPad, iPhone, mobile virtualization, ShoreTel, unified communications, Verizon Wireless, VMware

As the bring-your-own device phenomenon grows, so do the options for separating personal and business communications on the same device. TelephoneDesktop virtualization...


October 13, 2011  9:24 AM

BlackBerry outage brings global disruption: News in brief



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Box.net, Citrix, Dropbox, Google, iCloud, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Research in Motion, VMware

A massive BlackBerry outage has left users with limited email and messaging services for much of this week. The BlackBerry outage began Monday for users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and it spread to North America on Wednesday. Research in Motion (RIM) has blamed the BlackBerry outage...


October 11, 2011  10:30 AM

BYOD drives WLAN sales



Posted by: Colin Steele
BYOD, networking

Sales of wireless LAN equipment jumped 19% last quarter, according to Infonetics Research. SearchNetworking.com reports...


October 7, 2011  12:06 PM

Interop reporter’s notebook



Posted by: Colin Steele
Amazon, Android, Apple, BYOD, mobile device management, mobile device security

NEW YORK -- Some interesting tidbits picked up while covering the consumerization of IT at Interop this week:

  • From Chris Hazelton, research director with the 451 Group: It took 20 years to sell the first 100 million PCs. It took six years to sell the first 100 million smartphones. It...


October 7, 2011  11:14 AM

Experts to IT: Focus on data, not devices



Posted by: Colin Steele
BYOD, mobile device management, mobile device security

NEW YORK -- Many IT managers are scrambling to control the influx of personal smartphones and tablets in the enterprise. But they might want to focus more on applications and data.


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