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The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Different Mobile Printing Solutions »

Mobile won’t deliver on the dream of the paperless office, as I argued earlier this week. We’ll read more on our tablets and even smartphones, for sure. But the ability to access and read those files on our devices also whets our appetite to print them, too.

Dreaming Of The Paperless Office? Mobile Isn’t Your Savior »

Everyone loves the idea of a paperless office. Many technologies have tried to deliver on that green vision, but none so far have halted our tree-killing ways.

Mobile Sessions From SAP TechEd I Plan To Watch-Virtually »

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I made it to my first SAP TechEd conference last year. Not this year, which is a pity, since there are over 100 sessions related to mobile. I may not be able to make to the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center, but I still plan to attend TechEd virtually, watching sessions and talks viaSAP’s broadcast platform. Sessions begin at [...]

How Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Can Beat ‘Showrooming’ And Amazon.com »

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Traditional retailing, at least in the U.S., is in a funk. Of the 100 largest U.S.-based retailers according to STORES magazine, only 17 are growing in the double digits. Fast risers are either growing overseas or are in hot categories like mobile phones (Verizon Wireless and AT&T) or discount goods (Dollar General).

Why Text Messaging Still Thrives Despite Smartphones, Twitter and WhatsApp »

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The tech industry attracts the worst kind of futurists, Clayton Christensen-quoting types who behold shifting paradigms, looming inflection points and disruptive innovations everywhere they look. The futurism business is so competitive these days that technologies get declared dying at the very moment they are actually peaking. In monarchy terms, that’s like preparing to crown the boy prince when [...]

How Quickly Can Enterprises Deploy iPhone 5 And iOS 6? »

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How long did it take for your company to upgrade to Windows 7 after it became available in July 2009? Months? Years? Still hasn’t happened?

This Is The Biggest Competitor To The iPad In The Hot Education Market »

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CurriculumLoft is the maker of the Kuno, perhaps the most successful Android challenger to date against the iPad in K-12 schools.

American Airlines Now Up To 23,000 Samsung Galaxy Tablets »

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American Airlines is rolling out 17,000 Samsung Galaxy Note mini tablets (or phablets, if you must) to its flight attendants to improve and personalize its customer service.

Four Reasons Why Enterprise Mobile Rollouts Can Fail – Or Fail To Launch »

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Schools can stumble and fail while going mobile for four reasons, I discovered earlier this month while reporting on all of the latest tablet rollouts this back-to-school season. That made me wonder: what are the reasons why enterprises stumble or fail at their mobile rollouts? Coincidentally, several days later, I happened to be a guest on the [...]

The Five Things From Apple’s iPhone 5 Launch That CIOs Will Care About »

There was a ton of news from Apple’s event today, many of which may have sounded earthshattering to those nattering away on Twitter (raises hand), but upon more reflection, are probably irrelevant to those of us in the enterprise and business worlds.