Communications Section Index

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.

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