SMBs Demand Fast ROI On IT Investments
According to a CompTIA survey, 80% of SMBs wants technology solutions that "deliver immediate payback in terms of minimum disruption of business continuity and seamless integration with existing solutions" and are most interested in virtualization, unified communications, and mobile.
Can A Mobile Platform Survive A Reboot?
After a number of years of going through updates and upgrades, sometimes it appears best to just start fresh with an operating system, especially when it comes to mobile phones. Continued legacy support just holds the platform back. Leaving legacy code behind though means leaving legacy customers behind. Can mobile phone platforms afford to start from scratch?
Interop 2010 Show Winners
This year's competition shines a light on the very best that IT vendors have to offer in cloud computing, network management, security, virtualization, wireless, and more. We also picked a top startup and gave out a green award.
Mac Vendor Launches SMB Sweepstakes
MacMall, a leading Mac mail order company, is holding a sweepstakes in which creative studios and related businesses can pick up a complete Mac-based work station (except for the Mac).
BMW + BlackBerry + Bluetooth = Bodacious Business Bimmer!
If you could have email read aloud to you while driving a BMW, that wouldn't be such a bad thing, right? BMW and Research In Motion have teamed up to create a nifty application that syncs email to the dashboard of a BMW via Bluetooth.
Google Buys Labpixies
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
T-Mo Drops Overage Charges On 5GB Data Plans
In its usual customer-friendly fashion, T-Mobile has made a small, but significant change to the way it is handling data hogs. Rather than charging an arm and a leg for each megabyte, it will just throttle web speeds down.
Nokia Unveils Symbian N8 Smartphone
The Symbian ^3 handset is a "portable entertainment center" allowing for content creation, social networking, and TV viewing, the company says.
RIM Demos BlackBerry 6
Today at its Wireless Enterprise Symposium event, Research In Motion gave a sneak peak at its new operating system. BlackBerry 6, as it is called, looks like a solid improvement on BlackBerry's existing strengths, bringing a better, more graphic experience to end users.
TextFlow Comes To Desktop
Nordic River has released a desktop version of its document comparison software TextFlow, previously available only as an application within Box.net. TextFlow makes it easy for businesses to manage the process of collaborating on a document.
Information On What's Coming To WebOS
The only thing that seems to be making the news lately about Palm is that it is up for sale, it is losing retail shelf space, its stock price is headed back down, i.e. nothing good. Well, some good new did come out of Palm's Developer Day recently that gives us a peek at some of the new features of WebOS by this fall.
Interop: F5 Unveils Cloud Tools
F5 is integrating disparate technologies for application delivery, security, optimization, data management, and infrastructure control.
Bold 9650: A BlackBerry For Business
The other BlackBerry that Research In Motion announced today is the Bold 9650. Rather than think of it as a specced-up Bold, think of it as a re-skinned Tour. Despite its less-than-original design and features, it manages to score solid points as a daily task killer.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
RIM: 6,500 Apps, 1M Downloads Per Day
Today Research In Motion took to the stage at its Wireless Enterprise Symposium event to share information about the company. The company threw out a lot of numbers. Here's the most significant set.
HD Voice Coming to Cellular Connections
HD offers higher quality presentations. While it has been adopted in areas, such as TV, it is not yet widely available with cellular connections. ABI Research thinks that scenario to change dramatically: the market research firm expects close to 500 million mobile subscribers to have HD connections in 2015.
Pearl 9100 3G Is The Porsche Of BlackBerries
Research In Motion announced two new versions of the Pearl today, the 9100 and 9105. These devices bring 3G to the GSM side of the Pearl family for the first time, as well as a much-needed update to the display and processor. Here are my initial thoughts.
Lenovo Eyes Struggling Palm
The pathway to using Palm and its Web OS as a gateway to the U.S. smartphone market is fraught with challenges, analysts say.
Crapware Banished On Windows Phone 7
In recent years Microsoft has let carriers and OEMs do just about anything they want with Windows Mobile phones they make and sell. In an effort to make sure the carrier logo is in your face as much as possible, lock you into their specific services or just make a dime by contracting with a third party, phones would often come with tons of unnecessary trial or full blown software, which users know as crapware. Microsoft is trying to put an end to it.
RIM's MVS 5.0 Supports Wi-Fi Voice Calls
Blackberrys are getting a new mobile voice system, giving enterprise users get a multi-transport way to make voice calls seamlessly and with standard PBX functionality.