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  • 7 tech trends that will impact your business in 2013

    What's in store for 2013? IT professionals need to be prepared for a mix of old (biometrics), new (3-D printing), borrowed (apps for watching TV) and blue (unemployed skeuomorphic designers).

    Written by John Brandon18 Dec. 12 11:03
  • iPhones Chipping Away at BlackBerry Enterprise Stronghold

    iPhones will beat out BlackBerries in the enterprise this year, IDC says, thanks in part to the "Bring Your Own Device" trend. But judging from your corporate-issued BlackBerry sitting idle in your desk drawer, has it happened already?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige30 Nov. 12 01:29
  • 2013 prediction: BYOD on the decline?

    BYOD cost savings and greater worker productivity are myths, says one researcher. BYOD will get a reality check in 2013.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige13 Nov. 12 19:39
  • Can BYOD bury the hatchet between IT and business?

    BYOD can wreak havoc on the tenuous relationship between IT and the business. But networking giant Cisco, which has a sophisticated bring-your-own device (BYOD) plan for employees, is hoping more reasonable BYOD policies that permit personal cloud services will help bridge the gap.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige & Byron Connolly19 Nov. 12 11:20
  • Catching up with mobile security threats

    Development of enterprise mobile apps has been moving more slowly than development of consumer-facing apps, according to Gartner. One main reason is IT leaders' concerns about the security of mobile devices, which are often employees' personal devices, and are vulnerable to being lost, hacked or stolen. While there are plenty of established tools and practices for keeping Web visitors from straying (or hacking) into sensitive corporate data, managing security across a diverse set of mobile devices remains a challenge, IT experts say.

    Written by Elisabeth Horwitt29 Sept. 11 08:29
  • iPad 2: Jobs calls rivals copycats, dismisses tablet wars

    The iPad 2 is finally here (well, actually shipping March 11). The tech industry, which has been keeping a sharp eye on the rise of the disruptive tablet, as well as making smart predictions about the iPad 2 for months, was pretty much on the mark. The iPad 2 runs faster and sports two cameras.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige03 March 11 09:37
  • Android's big rush could sack IT: Five preparation tips

    For years, IT departments 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 Kaneshige02 Feb. 11 04:48
  • Will Android smash the iPhone?

    "Android is exploding on the app scene," says Jonathan Carson, CEO of the telecom practice at Nielsen Company, adding, "like a rocket ship over the last year." Carson was speaking to a few hundred mobile app developers who gathered at the first AppNation conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center earlier this week.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige15 Sept. 10 02:57
  • Think Apple Is Big Now? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    All signs from Apple's jaw-dropping quarter point to even greater times ahead, says analysts. Even businesses are riding this wave. Eighty percent of the Fortune 100 are either deploying or piloting the iPhone, boasted Apple COO Tim Cook during the quarterly earnings call, and 50 percent are doing the same with the iPad.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige22 July 10 07:21