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.

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 [...]

Chart: Top 100 iPad Rollouts by Enterprises & Schools (Updated Sept. 10, 2012) »

As part of my research mapping the largest iPad and other tablet deployments by schools and universities, I also updated my list of the largest publicly-known iPad deployments, including companies, governmental agencies, etc. Notable additions include Roche (formerly Genentech), now up to 13,070 iPads, McAllen School District in Texas (moved from 5,000 to 25,000 iPads deployed), [...]

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

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My kids returned to school this week.

How Did SAP’s CIO Spend His Summer Vacation? »

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Summer is not when CIOs usually start or ramp up major projects. Not so for SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann.

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).

Will The New Wave Of Prosumer Tablets Beat The iPad In The Enterprise? »

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(Corrected 6 PM PT, August 21, with information provided by Avaya.) Consumer appeal has been the most important factor in the business tablet war to date.