CIO On Windows 8 Tablets: “Best Solution Currently Available” »

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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 [...]

Is This The Most Boring Branch Of Enterprise Mobility? »

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: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts] »

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 [...]

SAP Afaria 7.0: Mobile Management Leader Reboots with Fresh UI »

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.

How Healthcare’s Embrace of Mobility has Turned Dangerous »

No industry has adopted mobility faster than healthcare.

How Ford Motor Deployed Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) »

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 [...]

Six Major Annoyances about Deploying Enterprise Mobility »

None of the following problems should be showstoppers for your corporate mobile deployment.

How Angry Birds Boosts the ROI of Enterprise Mobility (and Spells the Doom of Ruggedized Devices) »

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.