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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 5, 2011  1:42 PM

BlackBerry vs. Microsoft: Who will survive?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Research in Motion, Windows Phone 7

NEW YORK -- There's room for a third vendor to succeed alongside Apple and Google in the mobile OS market. Who that vendor will be -- Microsoft or RIM -- is up for debate.


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...


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