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 [...]

Real-Time Is The Wrong Reason For Your Enterprise To Go Mobile »

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First, it was the Scandinavian-style Smorgasbord. Later, it was Old Country Buffet.

Map: Back-To-School Drives 100+ Huge iPad & Tablet Deployments »

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My kids returned to school this week.

Gartner: Mobile Is Not The Edge, But The Center, Of Your IT Universe »

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My ZDNet blogger-in-arms John Fontana is at Gartner’s (formerly Burton Group’s) Catalyst conference in San Diego this week, and wrote up two interesting pieces about mobile (even though he’s more of a security/privacy expert).

iPads In The Enterprise Aren’t Overhyped. They’re Properly Hyped. »

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Bill Simmons, aka the Sports Guy on ESPN/Grantland, is probably my favorite writer on the planet. In the last decade, I’ve read more words by him than anyone besides myself. There are several reasons for this. His stuff mostly appears on the Web. Like every guy I know, I stopped reading actual books around the time [...]

How SAP Innovates: Mashups, Big Data And Stanford Students »

When it came to letting students choose a major, my college put the liberal in liberal arts.

What Olympic Sports Use The Most Mobile Technology? »

High-tech training has obviously been around for years and infiltrated many sports. But the London 2012 Olympics is a showcase for how mobile has also infiltrated modern athletics. One reason is the way the Olympics is a one-every-four-years showcase for certain kinds of individual sports. In such individual sports – think hurdling or diving – [...]

Restaurateur Bringing 7,000 iPads to Airports: “We’re Seeing 15-20% Revenue Boost” »

I interviewed Rick Blatstein, founder and CEO of OTG Management, who says lending iPads calms travelers, “electrifies” the vibe of his airport restaurants, and raises sales.

Will the Microsoft Surface Tablet Fly like XBox, or Flop like Zune? »

Microsoft’s Surface Tablets won’t join the Zune in the Redmond Hardware Deadpool anytime soon for the simple reason that won’t be released until the kids are already back in school.

Thinking of a Prepaid iPhone? Here’s a Moneysaving Trick For You Enterprise Workers »

Spending money to save money may sound like a retail gimmick, like BOGO. But if you work for a medium to large-sized company that is embracing mobile, than there may be a way for you to save hundreds of dollars a year on your phone bill. I know because I am. Or to be precise, my [...]