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  • Forrester's iPad Security Tips

    Market researcher Forrester has some unpleasant news for those of you running iPad apps in your enterprise. Forrester's iPad take: Chances are good that commercial apps don't protect sensitive data on an iPad or iPhone.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige11 June 11 04:25
  • Oracle adds iPhone support to BI, analytics software

    Oracle has introduced support for Apple's iPad and iPhone as part of a slew of enhancements to its BI (business intelligence) software, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 May 11 01:00
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900: First impressions

    This morning, Research In Motion (RIM) officially announced its latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, at its annual BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando.

    Written by Al Sacco02 May 11 22:00
  • Is IT tracking your location via smartphone?

    Let's say you scored a boondoggle to Los Angeles for a business conference, and instead sneaked off to nearby Disneyland with the family for a vacation on the corporate dime. Or maybe you simply told your boss you were meeting a client, but hit the golf links with your buddies.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige27 April 11 04:52
  • APAC smartphone market to double by 2016

    The APAC smartphone market will double in size by 2016, according to a new forecast by telecommunications analyst Ovum.
    Ovum predicts the APAC market will hit shipments of 200 million by 2016, accounting for 30 percent of the global number of 653 million shipments.
    Android will be the main responsible for this growth and will outperform Apple, with a 20 percent lead on market share, Ovum adds.
    “The smartphone market will see significant growth over the next five years, once again outperforming the wider mobile phone market. We will see dramatic shifts in dominance for smartphone software platforms, with Android storming into the lead with 38 per cent market share, compared to Apple iOS’ 19 per cent, by 2016 in AP alone,” says Ovum principal analyst Adam Leach.
    “The success of the Android platform is being driven by the sheer number of hardware vendors supporting it at both the high and low ends of the market."
    The Windows Phone platform will be just behind Apple iOS, with 22 percent market share by 2016, followed by the BlackBerry OS, with 9 percent market share.
    “We expect at least one other platform to achieve mainstream success within the forecast period. This could be an existing player in the market such as Bada, WebOS, or MeeGo, or it could be a new entrant to the market place,” adds Leach.
    According to the analyst, the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft has redrawn the smartphone market and will result in a significant reduction in shipments of Symbian-based handsets as Nokia transitions to Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform.
    “For Microsoft the deal provides a committed handset partner that has the potential to make Windows Phone a mainstream smartphone platform. The risk to Microsoft is that other handset makers may choose not to compete with Nokia and may turn their backs on Windows Phone,” adds the analyst.

    Written by Reseller News Staff28 March 11 23:00
  • iPad 2 in the enterprise: One company's upgrade strategy

    When the iPad 2 hit Apple stores, people couldn't wait to buy. Lines stretched around entire city blocks. At the Apple Store in Walnut Creek, Calif., a shopping mecca 30 miles east of San Francisco, people at the front of the line said they'd been waiting since 6 a.m. for the iPad 2 to go on sale at 5 p.m.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige19 March 11 06:21
  • Perks? What perks? Some tech CEOs go without

    Many public companies are slowly doing away with <a href="">CEO perks</a> such as country club memberships, cars and drivers, and free financial planning services. But some tech CEOs are already accustomed to living without personal perks.

    Written by Ann Bednarz18 March 11 04:46
  • Apple iPad platform to dominate to 2015: Ovum

    With Apple's launch of the second version of its iPad, research house Ovum predicts that it will take until 2015 for devices running Google's Android platform to catch up.

    Written by Ross O. Storey04 March 11 11:29
  • Are the iPad 2 HD rumours for real?

    The much anticipated iPad 2 hasn't even hit Apple Stores, while a new rumor about an iPad 3 arriving in time for the holidays began swirling around the blogosphere recently. Two iPads in the same year? What's going on? Does this rumor carry much weight?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige14 Feb. 11 22:00
  • Tech company CFOs anticipate revenue increase in 2011

    Increased revenue will foster mergers and acquisitions in the technology space, according to a survey by accounting and consulting firm BDO USA that polled chief financial officers at technology firms.

    Written by Fred O'Connor05 Feb. 11 22:00
  • IT execs hope iPad, PlayBook can boost decision-making process

    Tablets like Apple's iPad and the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will change and improve the way corporate employees work and make decisions, contend IT executives at Chevron and TD Bank. Both companies are evaluating and running trials on such devices.

    Written by Matt Hamblen03 Feb. 11 05:57
  • The blind side

    For years, CIOs struggled with iPhones and now iPads coming into the enterprise-but Android devices will blindside them. Even worse, the fragmented world of Android is coming quickly.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige31 Jan. 11 22:00
  • IT ideas on the cheap

    Discovering IT innovations that you can apply to your business can be a disorganised and frustrating process. The hottest technology may be inappropriate for your business needs. It's time-consuming to identify and validate new technology with limited IT resources. In addition, traditional ways to learn about useful technologies, such as IT conferences and research reports, may not provide enough proven ideas that are good matches for your business needs.
    It's time to get creative. Here are three ways to uncover innovative ideas without spending much time or money:

    Written by Rick Swanborg26 Jan. 11 22:00
  • The enterprise iPad frenzy

    Last summer, KLA-Tencor, a Silicon Valley semiconductor equipment maker, rebounded from the market doldrums to post annual revenues of US$1.8 billion. The happy CEO surprised the company's 5,400 employees by telling them that they would each be rewarded with a shiny, new iPad.
    &quot;The whole euphoria of an iPad started, and we had to get into high gear,&quot; says CIO Ashwin Ballal, charged with the massive iPad rollout. &quot;That's when my nightmare began.&quot;

    Written by Tom Kaneshige25 Jan. 11 22:00