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January 10, 2012  8:53 PM

Samsung: It’s better to be SAFE than sorry



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, mobile device management, mobile device security, Samsung

LAS VEGAS -- Two new Samsung devices, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab 7.7, will offer security and management enhancements for business users. The devices, announced this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show, are the first to carry the Samsung Approved for...

November 29, 2011  3:10 PM

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion: RIM knows it’s in trouble



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone, mobile device management, Research in Motion

Diversify, diversify, diversify! It's common advice in the investment world, especially when the economy's not looking so rosy. The theory is, if you hold stakes in lots of different kinds of companies, the failure of one company (or even a whole industry) won't sink your entire portfolio. For...


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 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.


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 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 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.


September 16, 2011  8:32 AM

VARs see ‘massive’ BYOD opportunities



Posted by: Colin Steele
BYOD, mobile device management

In response to the bring-your-own-device phenomenon, more and more IT solutions providers are building device management practices. These new practices work with businesses to develop user...


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