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January 11, 2011  3:16 AM

Would Rights Management reduce leakage from increased BI use?

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Apple, BI, BlackBerry, Collaboration, Digital rights management, DRM, ipad, iPhone, Microsoft, PlayBook, Security

Anytime you allow people access to core and sensitive corporate data you need to ensure that there is a security process in place. With users now being encouraged to use BI to mine through those corporate database treasure troves to find even the merest hint of gold, the risks to corporate data...

July 16, 2010  10:08 AM

The problem with Apple

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Apple, fault, ipad, iPhone, left-hand, recall

The media seems to love the iPhone and iPad. TV gadget shows, celebrities and  journalists feed the hype over a new Apple product. An iPhone or iPad launch is a big event, which drives more and more people to  buy products on Day One of launch, before anyone has even reviewed the...

April 9, 2010  8:02 AM

Apple targets theenterpise with iPhone 4.0

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BlackBerry, iPhone, Microsoft, nokia

With iPhone 4.0 Apple has made the iPhone enterprise ready. The new operating sytsem is mutli-tasking, supports SSL VPNs for secure connections to corporate networks, and includes a suite of APIs for protecting data and managing iPhones.

Apple is also allowing enterprises to distribute...

November 12, 2008  10:15 AM


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iPhone, VMware

VMware Mobile Virtualisation Platform (MVP), the company's mobile virtualisation platform has the potential to open up mobile application development. The question is whether operators will allow third-party applications on their networks. Mobile telcos seem particularly reluctant about making...

July 10, 2008  4:10 PM

BA puts flights on iPhone 3G

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BA, iPhone

There's a buzz in the blogosphere. Apple's iPhone 3 arrives in the UK tomrrow. BA has created a flight info application for the iPhone. It's available from Apple AppStore site. Here's a screenshot fromĀ 

May 15, 2008  9:02 AM

In-car BMW prototype could lead to PCs in cars

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
BMW, iPhone, iPod

I was at a meeting yesterday in Munich where carmaker BMW discussed how the car industry needed a standard platform for in-car IT.

Along with the computers that monitor the sensors and safety systems, cars are getting Internet access; they have GPS-based navigation and car radios have...

January 28, 2008  7:04 PM

21st century GUI

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culture, GUI, iPhone, wii

Last week I had lunch with Dave Aron, a research director at Gartner. Aron believes that PC users are handicapped by the legacy of Windows. The designers of the Nintendo Wii and Apple iPhone had the good fortune of being able to create their user interfaces from scratch, to develop GUIs that...

June 28, 2007  5:03 PM


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iPhone, mMcAfee

So Apple's iPhone is coming out on Friday. The bad news, at least according to Jan Volzke, global marketing manager for McAfee Mobile Security, is that hackers are primed and ready to start attacking the new device. In an email I received earlier today he said:

It will be imperative...

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