Posted tagged ‘enterprise’

Media Tablets: One Year Later

May 4, 2012

I recently attended the TabTimes Tablet Strategy conference, an event specifically targeting the use of tablets in the enterprise.  End users, hardware and software vendors, and journalists descended on New York to discuss the highs and lows of tablet deployments in healthcare, education, retail, government, manufacturing and other industries.

I wrote on media tablets in my blog almost a year ago.  What a difference a year makes.

Just over two years ago in 2010, the first iPad was launched, creating a new form factor now being called a media tablet.  In 2011, the iPad 2 as well as dozens of other products hit the streets.  Now the third version of iPad (current called the iPad, the new iPad, iPad 3, etc.) is flying off of the shelves.

One of the mind-blowing things is how quickly media tablets have progressed from the consumer market to the corporate ranks.  Just a year ago media tablets were sort of a novelty or a status symbol.

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What’s in Store for Mobility in 2012?

January 4, 2012

2012

There was no shortage of action in the mobile industry in 2011.  So what will 2012 bring?  There are plenty of 2012 doomsday prophecies, so you’d better go out and get that smartphone or tablet that you’ve been drooling over early in the year so that you can at least have some fun before the end is here.  Now, on to happier topics. (more…)

Enterprise App Stores for Mobile: Prepare for the Grand Opening

May 4, 2011

With more smartphone users in the enterprise and email access a fairly standard application, many users are interested in using mobile versions of corporate applications.  Now that corporations are starting to develop more mobile applications, how do they distribute them to their users?   (more…)

Android In The Enterprise: Here We Go Again

February 4, 2011

Android-desk

Way back in 2008, I attend a conference on mobile computing.  One of the events was sort of a focus group around sharing challenges that us IT folks have in the workplace.  The biggest issue was around people bringing in their personal iPhones and connecting them up to their corporate Exchange servers.  There were many questions around security and support of this new mobile platform (see blog post entitled iPhones in the Enterprise: What’s A Company To Do?).  Fast-forward to 2010.  I attended the same conference with a very similar focus group.  Many of the same concerns and question were shared, only this time the discussion focused on Android.

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iPhones in the Enterprise: What’s A Company To Do?

May 4, 2010

iPhones in the Enterprise

Introduction

The Apple iPhone has made a tremendous impact in the mobile computing world. Its muti-touch capacitive interface, innovative hardware features (accelerometer, sensors) and a usable mobile web browsing experience revolutionized mobile computing.

Targeted for consumer use, the first generation iPhone was hardly thought of as having potential for business use. After all, Apple might be a household name but is typically only seen by enterprises in niche areas. However, more and more prosumers (individuals who are professionals as well as consumers) started requesting use of the iPhone in their business roles. The IT folks easily dismissed the device as not ready for corporate use due to the lack of security and management features. This started to change with the release of iPhone OS 2.0.

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