2 years, 2 months ago

Smartphones are dead. Long live smartphones!

This week, Google announced the acquisition of key HTC assets. This will give them some of the hardware technology expertise, the design skills and the experience in smartphone retail distribution they badly need. Due to Android’s massive fragmentation, Google needs to control the distribution of its services, to reduce its traffic acquisition costs and to […]

6 years, 2 months ago

Cloud and Consumerisation Have Changed the Desktop Forever

This blog post is sponsored by T-Systems and the Zero Distance community. Cloud and the consumerisation of IT have changed the face of end user computing, and the desktop in particular irrevocably. When I look at the shape of end user computing, how much it has changed over the last couple of years, and what the future […]

6 years, 6 months ago

Some BYOD Technology Recommendations

This is the sixteenth post in my series on BYOD. In my last post on the subject I discussed a range of technologies that can be used to solve issues raised by BYOD. Here I’d like to give my broad recommendations around which of those technologies are most likely to solve the kinds of problems […]

6 years, 7 months ago

An Overview of Mobility and BYOD Technology

This is the fifteenth post in my series on BYOD. I have mostly avoided talking about technology, as in many ways that is the least important, and the most straightforward aspect of dealing with BYOD. Most people automatically think of Mobile Device Management (MDM) when they think of mobile or BYOD technology, but that is far from […]

6 years, 8 months ago

Privacy Matters for BYOD

This is my fourteenth post in my series on BYOD. This recent article on Infoworld about how the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs has put its BYOD plans on hold illustrates the point that you need to consider and cover off employee privacy when implementing BYOD. As I understand the article, they are putting their […]

8 years, 2 months ago

Will the Mobile User Interface Overtake the Desktop?

In the October 2011 Wired, Steven Levy writes about how the scroll bar has disappeared in Apple’s latest desktop operating system, code-named Lion.  Instead of using a mouse to point and drag to move the page up and down, Lion changes the metaphor into a two-fingered multi-touch movement, similar to the move used on your smartphone or tablet.  Is this the beginning of a fundamental change in the way we interact with office based computers? […]
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8 years, 5 months ago

Mobile Enterprise – Beyond the Fundamentals

Guest post by Dan Eckert In my last post about going mobile in the enterprise I talked about some fundamentals for going mobile in your business. In brief, I said there were three things you should know about mobile in the enterprise as you move forward: Things are moving so fast that choosing a software platform is more critical than which hardware you should buy. Mobile innovation is no longer being driven by the enterprise; […]

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