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Glitches, Ad Worries Darken Facebook Post-IPO Glow

Facebook's IPO may be one for the record books, but trading glitches and a murky advertising and mobile outlook are weighing on investors' minds.

AT&T Withdraws Bid for T-Mobile

U.S Government blamed by AT&T for killing $39 Billion deal.

AT&T Pulls the Plug on T-Mobile Bid at FCC

AT&T set to take a $4 billion charge as T-Mobile merger falters

FCC Set to Oppose AT&T T-Mobile Acquisition

$39 Billion deal could be in trouble.

RIM and Microsoft Partner Up to Bring Cloud Services to BlackBerrys, PlayBook

The two tech titans' joint venture will allow Office 365 cloud functionality to be ported on to RIM's mobile devices.

MDaemon Messaging Server for SMBs, Twitter Update for BlackBerrys on Tap

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.

Citrix Touts the 'Everywhere Employee' Mobile Office Worker

Mobile and virtualization advances let a growing number of employees work outside the office. But are they more productive?

iPad Guide: How To Show Video on the iPad in the Enterprise

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.

Mobile Management Guide: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express

We show you how to get up and running with the free BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express tool from Research In Motion.

5 Tips for Sharing Corporate Data and Apps with Mobile Office Workers

We outline five ways mobile management can ensure that corporate data and enterprise apps are being securely and efficiently shared with mobile workers.

Dell Ditches 25,000 BlackBerrys

The computer giant plans to shift its employees to its own Venue Pro, Windows Phone 7 devices.

RIM Offers Free BES Express for Lotus Domino

BES Express lets BlackBerry users remotely synch email, calendar, contacts and manage corporate email from their RIM smartphones.

AT&T Targeting Enterprise Market With Apple iPad

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.

House Subcommittee to Probe Wireless Industry

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.

FCC Targets Wireless 'Bill Shock,' Proposes New Mobility Fund

Commission moves to crack down on wireless billing practices, votes to begin rulemaking process for mobility fund to spur new wireless data networks.

New Push-to-Talk Solution Uses VoIP, 3G, 4G

Move over Nextel, there's a new push-to-talk solution, BeOn, from Harris Corporation that runs on 3G and 4G networks.

Customer Relation Management Goes Mobile with SugarCRM

The open source CRM vendor is prepping a mobile version of its offering for the iPad and iPhone.

Windows Phone 7 to Sync With Macs Via Zune

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.

Four Essential Considerations for Choosing Voice Communications Management Platforms

We highlight the key steps to selecting a voice communications platform for your enterprise that bridges both voice and data domains.

Yahoo Messenger for iPhone Sports Free Video Voice Calls

The new features work on the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 models via either a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.

Cutting Costs with Free VoIP Calls Courtesy of Gmail

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.

Collaboration Coming Soon: Google Docs for iPad, Android Mobile Devices

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's Expanding Mobile Health Care Services for Smartphones

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.

The Era of Videoconferencing on Smartphones and Tablets is Here

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.

Mobile Management How-to: Remote PC Access via Windows Mobile

A tutorial for mobile IT staff on how to use Windows Mobile remote access options to gain access to computers from smartphones.

Sussing Out Best Smartphones for Microsoft Exhchange

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.

Cisco's Android-Based Cius Tablet Aims to Oust Apple iPad

New tablet targets enterprise uses and will leverage all of Cisco's existing collaboration technologies in a bid to one-up the popular iPad.

Cisco Prepping iPad, iPhone Collaboration Services

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.

Mobile Management with UC Service Ribbit

Keep your enterprise connected to customers with unified communications service Ribbit, which works with both Salesforce.com and Oracle CRM.

Mobile IT Case Study: Migrating from Outlook, BlackBerry OS to Google Apps, Android

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 Taps Cloud to Tighten Mobile Security, Streamline Mobile Management

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.

Mobile Computing's Role In CRM Software Selection

Our buyer's guide to CRM software compares the available options and provides insight to what works best for mobile management.

Mitel-RIM Venture Brings Mobile UC to BlackBerry OS

Research In Motion and Mitel partnered up to bring the full range of Mitel's unified communications functionality to the BlackBerry smartphone.

RIM Adds Wi-Fi Calling, SIP to BlackBerry Voice System

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 WebEx BlackBerry App for Web Collaboration

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 StreamWork: Cloud-Based, Online Collaboration Apps

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.

Apple Unveils Key iPhone Upgrade

Mobile computing on the iPhone just got easier: long-awaited multitasking, a hosted advertising platform and new enterprise-friendly features highlight iPhone 4 OS.

Mobile Downloads: 35 Productivity Apps for iPhone

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.

Evaluating the iPad as Mobile Device for Enterprise

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.

Enterprise Apps Beyond SAP with Mowego Platform

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.

Google Offers Migration Tool for Microsoft Exchange Data

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.

Skype's Mobile VoIP Comes to Nokia, Symbian

Nokia's Ovi Store for mobile downloads gets a full-featured Skype mobile app that supports calling over wireless data connections.

Buyer's Guide to Mobile VoIP Services

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.

Moving Hosted Mobile Communications to the Cloud

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.

Mobile Internet, Video Driving Wireless Data Surge

Cisco and Juniper introduce services aimed at helping wireless networks handle exponential data growth.

Biz Pundit: Top 10 Online Collaboration Enterprise Apps

The pros and cons of 10 Web-based online collaboration apps that are aimed at workgroups and project management.

New Crop of Mobile VoIP Services Cut Data Plan Costs

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.

Cisco Plans iPhone Update as Part of UC Push

The networking giant sees the iPhone as a key part of its unified communications strategy in the mobile enterprise app space.

Mobile Device Management Made Easy

Good Technology buys CloudSync, extending mobile office support to laptops, ruggedized handhelds.

Skype for SIP Birthed From Limited Beta

Skype is making inroads into the enterprise as its latest business offering enters a new phase.

Mobile Cloud Computing: Next Big Thing or Dead End - Part I

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.

4G: Here It Comes, Ready or Not -- Part III

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.

4G: Here It Comes, Ready or Not -- Part I

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.

Go VoIP to Save Cash When Mobile

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.

Place Push to Talk on Your Internal Communications Menu

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.

Adtran Enters Unified Communications Sector

The networking device firm makes a big splash in UC with a suite of offerings aimed at different sized enterprises.

VPN Options for Mobile Devices

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.

UN Report: Mobile Phone Use High in Developing Nations

60 percent of the world's population now use cell phones.

Bolt Mobile Browser Is Off to the Races

BlackBerry users are the majority of 150,000 downloads of the speedy alternative browser in since its beta release earlier this year.

DEMO: Time for E-mail Without the Hassles

cc:Betty and Gwabbit teach your e-mail new tricks

In Healthcare Communications, One Device Does Not Fit All � Yet

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.

Clearwire Hanging Tough With 4G Plans

Sprint, Intel pledge ongoing allegiance but financial issues may test partner investor commitments.

Tip: Smartphone - How to Print Via Bluetooth

An adaptor can give you printer access via Bluetooth to a USB or parallel printer.

Chat With Your TV on Your Phone

Mobui Audience Chat allows television broadcasters and studios to chat live with audiences on the air on their mobile devices.

VMware Moves Ahead With Virtual Phone

Mobile Virtualization Platform allows mobile phones to run on multiple operating systems, such as Google Android, Linux, and Windows CE.

Antenna Delivers First IM App Designed for Enterprise

Software offers the security necessary for mobile workers, and is compatible with BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile smartphones.

Tip: How to Quickly Silence a Ringing iPhone

Simply silence the iPhone or send the incoming call to voice mail.

Tip: How to Weather the Economic Downturn, Mobile in Hand

Save money by either dropping your landline or drastically reducing services.

Tip: BlackBerry — A Sale for Fans of Beejive

BeejiveIM interfaces with a variety of instant messaging services and lets you access them all from one place

Windows Mobile 6.5: A Farewell to the Stylus

Microsoft says the upgrade to its mobile operating system will better accommodate fingers

Tip: iPhone — How to Enter a Phone Number With an Extension

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.

Tip: BlackBerry — Typing Shortcuts

A few hints to help make you a better typist.

Tip: Using Google Calendar to Connect Thunderbird to BlackBerry

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.

Don't Call It "Voice Jail" Anymore

“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.

Windows Mobile Prototype Stolen at Mobile World Congress

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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