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RIM Earnings Tumble, CTO, COO and Balsillie Fall Too

Another terrible quarter for the Blackberry as new CEO pin the company's future on the enterprise and not consumers.

Net Applications: Android No. 3 Mobile OS After iOS, Java ME

Stats from Net Applications suggest that the Android OS could be losing share to the Java ME runtime environment, but that could be due to rapid Internet access growth in Asia.

RIM Misses Targets, New Blackberry 10 Phones Delayed

Another rough quarter for the smartphone vendor as delays and competitive challenges set in.

The Dirty Dozen Smartphones: Why IT Admins Should Care

Security firm Bit9 says a majority of smartphones are running out-of-date and insecure operating systems that present a threat to critical business data. It has created a list of 12 of the most vulnerable smartphones. Guess who dominates the list?

RIM Earnings Slide, What's the Playbook Call for Now?

Blackberry maker's revenues and net income decline, as it plans for the future with patents and the PlayBook 2.0.

Why You Need a Tablet PC

OK, you want a tablet PC, but do you really need one? We'll walk you through that decision process and help you decide what to buy.

Apple to Offer SMBs Tech Support Plan for iPads, Macs

Apple is pushing further into the enterprise with a tech support plan called Joint Venture that's aimed at small businesses using iPads and Macs, according to reports.

Good Technology, Sprint Offering Android Mobile Device Management

Mobile management firm Good Technology and Sprint are partnering up to provide mobile security and messaging tools for Android devices.

Dell Introduces Mobile Device Management Services

The made-to-order PC maker continues its transformation from vendor to IT services company with a portfolio of six mobile management services.

Mobile Device Management Firm Zenprise: Push Mobile Apps to Android Tablets, Smartphones

Zenprise introduces new mobile management tools that bring automatic provisioning of apps, presentations and video to Android devices.

5 Key Emerging Trends in the Mobile Cloud Sector

Mobile cloud computing is a hot new trend that's still in its infancy -- but it's not too early for mobile management get up to speed on the pertinent issues impacting this development.

Analyst Perspective: Evaluating an Individual-Liable Mobile Device Policy

Analyst offers insight on the two key drivers pushing mobile management to consider implementing individual-liable device policies as well as perspective on the future of the trend and how it impacts the enterprise.

Mobile Operating System Assessment: Windows Phone 7 Wish List

Our wish list containing the top 7 improvements we'd like to see in Microsoft's new mobile OS.

Top 5 Mobile Trends for 2011

Wireless and mobile computing experts offer their analysis of what the industry can expect to see as hot trends for the next year.

MobileIron 4.0: Mobile Management Software for Secure App Administration

Mobile management software firm releases update that automates mobile app discovery, deployment and security.

Mobile OS Guide: How Apple's iOS 4.2 Transforms the iPad

Everything mobile IT needs to know about how iOS 4.2 impacts the use of the iPad for mobile computing in the enterprise.

7 Ways BES 5.0 Helps Mobile Management Take Care of Business

We highlight seven of the key features of Research In Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 that cover mobile security and mobile management.

Online Shoppers Using Smartphones for the Holidays

The emerging trend of mobile commerce continues to take off as smartphones become more powerful and mobile apps become more sophisticated.

Top 5 BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Features

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 offers mobile management, mobile security and compatibility with major enterprise applications.

Verizon, AT&T Roll Out New Mobile Management Services

Verizon's new mobile management platform makes it easier for mobile office workers to run enterpise applications, while AT&T's mobile device management service aims to ease mobile OS fragmentation challenges.

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.

Mobile Business Intel to Skyrocket Next Two Years

Mobile business intelligence is one of the most compelling sectors of the mobile app market, with the iPhone and iPad leading the way as the mobile devices of choice for this use.

Mobile Management Software Eases Fragmentation Fiasco for CIOs

MobilityCentral updates improve user interface, scalability and mobile security for mobile IT tasked with supervising mobile devices in the enterprise.

Everything Health Care IT Needs to Know About Deploying iPads

Our mobile management guide to using the iPad in the health care field covers mobile security, mobile apps, remote access issues, configuration tasks, medical imaging and more.

10 Tips for Tricking Out and Optimizing your Android Smartphone

Getting the best performance out of your Android-powered handset isn't just about mobile apps. We provide 10 tips for maximizing the mobile computing power of your Android smartphone.

6 Tips for Modernizing Legacy Apps for Mobile Office Workers

As mobile office workers proliferate in the enterprise, it's important to make sure the old standby apps you use are capable of being leveraged. We outline six tips for bringing legacy apps into the mobile computing era.

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.

Seven Windows Phone 7 Factors for Mobile Management to Consider

Windows Phone 7: What's in it for business users? We outline seven key considerations for the enterprise to help mobile IT decide whether to opt in or out.

How the iPad is Changing Mobile Health Care

We highlight the impact the iPad is having on all aspects of the health care field and why it's poised to beat out smartphones and laptops in telehealth services.

Mobile Management Guide to iOS 4.1 and iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1

We outline the key features of the latest update to iOS 4 and the iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1 released by Apple.

MobileIron 3.0 Enhances Multi-OS Smartphone Management Software

MobileIron's 3.0 version includes a Mobility Application Programming Interface, which lets channel partners of MobileIron or enterprise IT staff set up management capabilities for smartphones.

Top 12 Considerations for Selecting Mobile Management Software Solutions

The challenges of overseeing a fragmented mobile landscape can be mitigated with mobile management software. We highlight the critical issues to consider when choosing a third-party solution.

Zenprise Adds Mobile Management Tools for iPad, iPhone

Selective wipe, remote troubleshooting and customizable profile features are new to Zenprise's mobile management software.

Top 5 iPad Deployment Issues for Mobile Management

Answers to five standard questions that mobile IT departments are asking about how iPads can securely join smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices in the enterprise. The answers will help mobile managers equip mobile office workers with iPads without compromising your organizations security.

Mobile IT Guide to iPhone Deployment and Management with Apple's iOS 4

We outline all the steps needed to understand, configure, and use iOS 4's mobile device management service as well as highlight key differences in third-party solutions that work with iOS 4.

Mobile Management Software: Using AirWatch Enterprise Package to Oversee Smartphones

This comprehensive review highlights key features of AirWatch Enterprise Package, which helps mobile IT provision, track and enforce policies on iPhones, Android handsets and Windows Mobile devices.

Mobile IT Guide to Verizon, Motorola, AT&T Mobile Management Services

AT&T, Motorola, and Verizon recently unveiled new or enhanced mobile management solutions -- we highlight the differences in features and target markets.

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Deploying a Mobile Management Solution

We highlight the most common pitfalls mobile IT units make in deploying a mobile management solution -- and tips for how to avoid them.

Why Mobile IT Should Choose Android Smartphones Over iPhones

Android-powered handsets may have the edge compared to the iPhone when it comes to being the best smartphone for small businesses' mobile computing needs.

Top 10 BlackBerry OS 6 Features

As RIM releases more teasers on its new mobile operating system, we outline the best of what's to come in BlackBerry OS 6 and how it all compares to rivals iOS and Android.

Mobile Database Management for Mobile Devices

An examination of Sybase SQL Anywhere, which now supports the iPhone, and SQLite wraps up our assessment of top mobile database solutions.

Mobile Management Guide to the Mobile Database Market

This report examines the top players in the mobile database market, starting with SQL Server Compact, Oracle Database Lite and IBM DB2 Everyplace.

Will Android 3.0 Gingerbread Solve Google's Fragmentation Issue?

How the changing landscape of mobile UIs is impacting mobile management and Google's efforts on addressing mobile Linux Android fragmentation with version 3.0, dubbed Gingerbread.

Mobile Management Guide: Pros and Cons of Top Mobile Operating Systems

A must-read for mobile IT departments that need to work with developers on choosing the best mobile operating system for their business.

Mobile IT Alert: How Mobile Cloud Computing Impacts the Enterprise

An overview of mobile apps supported in the cloud and the key factors driving mobile cloud computing, which include online collaboration, mobile security, HTML 5 and bandwidth issues.

RIM Updates BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Software

A single sign-on feature, separation of business and personal content on BlackBerrys, self-service security tools and expanded Web browser compatibility are all included in the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 software version 5.0.2.

Mobile Management Guide to Mobile CRM Solutions

We highlight the top 5 considerations to weigh when drafting a plan for purchasing and deploying mobile CRM.

Sybase Afaria Preps for iOS 4 with Mobile Security, Mobile Management Tools

As Apple's new mobile platform iOS 4 rolls out, Sybase responds with new Afaria tools that help mobile IT with security and mobile app managment.

iPhone iOS4 Gets an Enterprise Assist From AirWatch

Mobile device management features give IT more iPhone security and configuration control. Meanwhile, Good Technology unwraps compliance solution for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Mobile Management for iPhone, iOS 4 with MobileIron

MobileIron unveils new mobile management tools to work with mobile security and mobile app management features in Apple's iOS 4, out today.

iPad Enterprise Deployment Guide: Everything Mobile IT Needs to Know

How to address the recent iPad security issues, iPad printing workarounds and iPad desktop and wireless sync options are just part of what's covered in our comprehensive mobile IT guide for managing the mobile computing device in the enterprise.

10 Reasons Why Mobile IT Needs to Prepare for Android

We offer expert analysis on why mobile computing smartphones running on Google's Linux-based Android OS are going to seriously challenge both the iPhone and BlackBerry.

Is Linux-Based Android 2.2. Ready for the Enterprise?

An overview of Android 2.2 features in the context of what they mean for mobile IT departments.

Is AT&T's New Tiered Data Plan Enough for Mobile Enterprises?

Unlimited data plans are bad for network performance, but even tiered data billing may not be enough to keep consumers and enterprise users happy.

Top 10 Mobile Office Tools for Summer Time

If you need to help staff stay in touch -- even during summer downtime -- we've got the tools you need to keep your mobile office workers connected while decompressing.

BoxTone, Moto Roll Out New Mobile Management Solutions

BoxTone and Motorola are introducing new services designed to allow mobile IT staff to oversee and evaluate mobile devices and network performance.

Ode to Devastating Data Plan Overages

Has your V.P. ever racked up $100,000 in roaming and texting charges? Mobile IT managers trying to budget data plans can empathize with the winners of Visage Mobile's Outrageous Overages Contest.

Mobile IT Should Adopt User-Segment Approach to Policy

Mobile office workers fall into vastly different demographics, so mobile management should not use a "one-size-fits-all" approach to policy, according to survey. Plus, the most productive tools for mobile employees.

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.

HP Dives Into Client Virtualization, Offers Mobile Thin Client

Company expands client virtualization offerings to provide improved performance and support for Citrix desktop virtualization.

Apperian Helps Mobile Management Create Customized Mobile Apps for iPad, iPhone

Apperian helps mobile IT managers build internal mobile downloads for iPad and iPhone.

Mobile Security: Seven Steps for Supervising Personal Smartphones in the Enterprise

Our mobile IT manager’s guide to deploying and supervising personal smarpthones in the enterprise covers mobile security, the use of mobile apps and policy creation.

iPhone OS 4: Guide to Anticipated Mobile Management Functionality

Though Apple previewed iPhone OS 4 earlier this month, there's still a lot we don't know about the new mobile security and enterprise features. We provide a guide for what to expect when it debuts this summer.

Dell WP7S Lightning Strikes, Electrifies Buzz for New Windows Mobile Software Platform

Dell's Lightning, a portrait-slider Windows Phone 7, is striking. To get ready for Microsoft's new release, we provide a primer on Windows Phone 7 Series including five things every mobile IT manager should know.

Cisco WebEx, Sybase Afaria Mobile Management for iPad

Enterprise vendors, including Cisco and Sybase, are already lined up to support Apple's new mobile device, the iPad.

12 Reasons Why OS 4 Makes iPhone True Enterprise Mobile Device

We put the iPhone OS 4 upgrade into context for mobile IT staff by outlining features covering mobile security, deployment, mobile apps and mobile management. The iPhone is poised to rumble with RIM in the workplace.

Serve and Protect: Three Mobile Management Offerings

The mobile management space is expanding at a fast clip to keep pace with the proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise. We highlight three new offerings covering mobile security and more.

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.

Remote Control for BlackBerrys, Enterprise Mobile Management Support for iPad

Mobile management software firm Zenprise today rolls out remote control for BlackBerry troubleshooting and mobile security. Plus, enterprise management support for the iPad.

AT&T WorkBench Brings Mobile Security to iPhone

A mobile app for iPhone strengthens security to make the mobile device IT friendly. Also, AT&T rolls out two new mobile Web applications for Oracle CRM On Demand.

Deploying Real-Time, Wi-Fi- Based RFID for Mobile Asset Tracking, Telehealth

A primer on the benefits of Wi-Fi-based, real-time location systems. We cover deployment, security and examples of use in mobile health care and industries requiring asset tracking.

Regulatory Compliance Top Concern in Telehealth

Recognizing telemedicine trend, Fiberlink's cloud-based telehealth solution offers streamlined mobile management and mobile security HIPAA compliance.

19 Key Considerations for the iPad as Enterprise Mobile Device

Our comprehensive guide to 19 key mobile IT issues concerning the iPad in the office, classroom or hospital. We cover deployment, online collaboration, security, mobile apps and more. Plus, resources and tools for mobile management of the iPhone in the enterprise.

Mobile IT Buyer's Guide: Choosing the Best Smartphone

We outline key topics mobile IT staff need to evaluate to select the best smartphone for their mobile computing workforce.

BlackBerry Alert: RIM Rolls Out Free SMB Server Software

BlackBerry Exchange Server slims down for smaller businesses that want enterprise-level smartphone security without paying the high cost.

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