My blog last week, “University Deploying Thousands of Windows 8 Tablets Is Smart Tactics, Flawed Strategy,” generated quite a bit of reader reaction. I’m actually quite excited about what Windows 8 will deliver. But I felt that Seton Hall’s plan to standardize completely on Windows 8 tablets and ultrabooks (initially all from Samsung) and effectively ban Apple [...]
Ask a man on the street what the mobile enterprise means to them, and you’ll probably get one of two replies: 1) “Mobile wha?” 2) “BYOD.” Why BYOD? Well, Bring Your Own Device is the one thing that potentially touches all of us workers, not just IT folks and developers. No wonder BYOD’s gone totally [...]
IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here [...]
Superficially, SAP Afaria in 2011 had the same problem as Microsoft Office in 2006. But our approaches to solve this dilemma differ. And so, I argue, will their resulting effectiveness.
No industry has adopted mobility faster than healthcare.
Mobile Years are like Dog Years: highly accelerated. Case in point: when Ford Motor Company started thinking about Bring Your Own Device back in May 2007, it figured that demand for laptops would outstrip that for smartphones or tablets. And the mobile devices that workers picked would run Windows Mobile, Nokia’s Symbian operating system and [...]
None of the following problems should be showstoppers for your corporate mobile deployment.
Games: a destroyer of productivity, an enabler for procrastinating employees, right? Not always. In fact, letting – nay, encouraging – your workers to install and play games like Angry Birds can actually boost your mobile deployment’s ROI.