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U.S Government blamed by AT&T for killing $39 Billion deal.
AT&T set to take a $4 billion charge as T-Mobile merger falters
$39 Billion deal could be in trouble.
The two tech titans' joint venture will allow Office 365 cloud functionality to be ported on to RIM's mobile devices.
The new BlackBerry edition of RIM's Windows-based messaging and wireless server offers synchronization, security, IT policy management and control features for small businesses. Plus, an update to Twitter for BlackBerry.
Mobile and virtualization advances let a growing number of employees work outside the office. But are they more productive?
We outline the tools, apps and services that companies need to use the iPad to show videos -- to customers one-on-one, to larger audiences, and to employees everywhere.
We show you how to get up and running with the free BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express tool from Research In Motion.
We outline five ways mobile management can ensure that corporate data and enterprise apps are being securely and efficiently shared with mobile workers.
The computer giant plans to shift its employees to its own Venue Pro, Windows Phone 7 devices.
BES Express lets BlackBerry users remotely synch email, calendar, contacts and manage corporate email from their RIM smartphones.
Fresh on the heels of announcing a retail coup with Apple's iPad, AT&T is now shifting gears, and outlining a strategy to market the device directly to business customers.
Latest splash of unwelcome news for the wireless sector comes from the Hill, where House Oversight Committee subcommittee Chairman Dennis Kucinich announces a probe into debt-collection practices.
Commission moves to crack down on wireless billing practices, votes to begin rulemaking process for mobility fund to spur new wireless data networks.
Move over Nextel, there's a new push-to-talk solution, BeOn, from Harris Corporation that runs on 3G and 4G networks.
The open source CRM vendor is prepping a mobile version of its offering for the iPad and iPhone.
An inopportune tweet reveals that Microsoft is planning to let its new Windows Phone 7 mobile devices sync up with Apple Macs, and the company confirms.
We highlight the key steps to selecting a voice communications platform for your enterprise that bridges both voice and data domains.
The new features work on the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 models via either a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.
Mobile IT staff interested in shaving hundreds of dollars off their enterprise phone bills can use Gmail with a Google Voice account to make free calls. We show you how.
Real-time collaboration is coming to the iPad and Android-based mobile devices sometime in the next few weeks courtesy of Google Docs co-editing tool.
Vocera moves beyond the badge to a much more diverse ecosystem that is interoperable with iPhones, Blackberrys and IP PBXs, serving mobile health care and other verticals.
Tablet PCs such as the Cisco Cius and smartphones such as the iPhone 4 are finally making videoconferencing a viable component of mobile computing. We outline the mobile devices, mobile apps, services and accessories that are part of this emerging trend.
A tutorial for mobile IT staff on how to use Windows Mobile remote access options to gain access to computers from smartphones.
A critical issue mobile IT needs to consider when selecting smartphones for mobile office workers is how well the mobile device works with Microsoft's Exchange email servers.
New tablet targets enterprise uses and will leverage all of Cisco's existing collaboration technologies in a bid to one-up the popular iPad.
The networking giant is testing a new enterprise collaboration platform, with a specialized mobile app offering, called Mobile Quad, optimized for the iPad and iPhone.
Keep your enterprise connected to customers with unified communications service Ribbit, which works with both Salesforce.com and Oracle CRM.
An overview of one business owner's switch from Microsoft Outlook and BlackBerrys to cloud-based Google Apps and the Linux-based Android Nexus One.
Verizon Business rolled out a new cloud-based service that will make it much easier for mobile office workers to securely access their corporate networks.
Our buyer's guide to CRM software compares the available options and provides insight to what works best for mobile management.
Research In Motion and Mitel partnered up to bring the full range of Mitel's unified communications functionality to the BlackBerry smartphone.
Research In Motion adds voice-over-Wi-Fi to Mobile Voice System 5 and unveils two new BlackBerry models on eve of wireless symposioum.
Cisco today releases a free WebEx BlackBerry application that makes it easier to join and participate in meetings while on the road and that allows for online collaboration.
SAP rolls out on-demand, collaborative decision-making suite that lets users create and share documents, wikis and applications online within the same software platform.
Mobile computing on the iPhone just got easier: long-awaited multitasking, a hosted advertising platform and new enterprise-friendly features highlight iPhone 4 OS.
As the iPad bows with big buzz and Apple shows off iPhone OS 4, we offer you 35 enterprise apps for the iPhone that will make your mobile workforce more productive -- right now.
An overview of what types of mobile enterprise functionality the iPad delivers and a forecast for when it will become mass deployed in the enterprise for mobile computing.
The Mowego platform enables mobile communications and connectivity between enterprises and their workforces by meshing SAP functionality with non-SAP data, other applications and smartphones.
The Internet giant's new migration tool helps Microsoft Exchange customers transfer data to Google Apps. The move is the company's latest assault on Microsoft in a brewing collaboration software war.
Nokia's Ovi Store for mobile downloads gets a full-featured Skype mobile app that supports calling over wireless data connections.
Deploying mobile VoIP can cut costs, but given all the options, it can be a daunting task. We provide all you need to know to select the best mobile VoIP service for your enterprise.
If you're ready to cut the cord to your servers -- and save money -- we offer guidance on how to migrate your enterprise e-mail to the cloud in four easy steps.
Cisco and Juniper introduce services aimed at helping wireless networks handle exponential data growth.
The pros and cons of 10 Web-based online collaboration apps that are aimed at workgroups and project management.
Already available for Symbian, Android, and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices, VPhone recently joined the near-endless roster of mobile apps available through the iTunes App Store. These and other mobile VoIP apps can help mobile IT manage wireless costs.
The networking giant sees the iPhone as a key part of its unified communications strategy in the mobile enterprise app space.
Good Technology buys CloudSync, extending mobile office support to laptops, ruggedized handhelds.
Skype is making inroads into the enterprise as its latest business offering enters a new phase.
The notion of mobile computing in the cloud implies less complex development efforts to create and implement wireless applications that also require far fewer resources. But is the technology really the next big thing in enterprise mobility? Or is it an evolutionary cul-de-sac? Gerry Blackwell explores this question in a two-part series.
Sprint's decision to go with WiMAX makes it the odd man out. Most North American carriers here will wait for LTE (Long Term Evolution), a "true" 4G standard that won't be here for at least two years. Either way -- be it WiMAX now or LTE later on -- inexpensive, ubiquitous, high-speed connectivity should be on enterprises planning horizon. IT pros need to start thinking about the implications now and possibly even act on them.
The 4G era has begun. What will it mean for enterprise IT and telecom managers - beyond higher mobile wireless data speeds? It depends who you ask, and what you believe.
Using Wi-Fi to make voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls on a smartphone has the potential to save a significant amount of money for small businesses and large enterprises alike. And thanks to the high level of integration of the technology in many devices, not to mention the variety of services out there, VoIP can start saving you cash right away.
Push to Talk (PTT) is a mobile phone service that's often overlooked, but it's one that can save many businesses considerable amounts of money. Just ask Barcelo UK, a company that operates over 180 luxury hotels around the world. By replacing its traditional internal communications system with PTT, Barcelo vastly reduced costs while increasing performance at one location. The hotelier now plans to roll the technology out worldwide.
The networking device firm makes a big splash in UC with a suite of offerings aimed at different sized enterprises.
A virtual private network, establishes a secure, encrypted link between your smartphone and an end point, such as your organization's corporate network. We outline how to leverage VPN features to secure your mobile workforce.
60 percent of the world's population now use cell phones.
BlackBerry users are the majority of 150,000 downloads of the speedy alternative browser in since its beta release earlier this year.
cc:Betty and Gwabbit teach your e-mail new tricks
A single mobile device (e.g. cell phone, smartphone or PDA) cannot meet the needs of everybody in a healthcare setting. There are too many constituencies, with too many needs, and too many technological hurdles to overcome. So to the healthcare communications task force teams out there doing their due diligence, beyond asset management and procurement issues, here are some things to think about.
Sprint, Intel pledge ongoing allegiance but financial issues may test partner investor commitments.
An adaptor can give you printer access via Bluetooth to a USB or parallel printer.
Mobui Audience Chat allows television broadcasters and studios to chat live with audiences on the air on their mobile devices.
Mobile Virtualization Platform allows mobile phones to run on multiple operating systems, such as Google Android, Linux, and Windows CE.
Software offers the security necessary for mobile workers, and is compatible with BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile smartphones.
Simply silence the iPhone or send the incoming call to voice mail.
Save money by either dropping your landline or drastically reducing services.
BeejiveIM interfaces with a variety of instant messaging services and lets you access them all from one place
Microsoft says the upgrade to its mobile operating system will better accommodate fingers
No need to enter an extension manually ever time you call a particular contact in your iPhone's address book when you get a comma involved.
A few hints to help make you a better typist.
Thunderbird users who have installed the Lightening extension and are using that calendar can't directly sync with a BlackBerry. But, by linking both your computer and your handheld to a Google calendar, you can achieve synchronization. Events inputted on either device will be pushed to both at frequent intervals.
“Voice jail” usually refers to how callers get trapped while trying to reach someone, but it’s equally applicable to anyone that’s forced to check messages constantly. With voicemail transcription technology, keeping on top of phone messages can become a lot less arduous and time consuming.
Handset holding a demo of the latest edition of Microsoft's operating system for smartphones was stolen from a friend of Sol Trujillo, the CEO of Australia's Telstra.
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