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Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in February 2012
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Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.
How To Become More Agile and Innovative
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
It's time to move beyond the latest agility and innovation fads and institute substantive approaches. Here's how IT can get involved.
9 Coolest Smartphones At Mobile World Congress
Slideshows  |  2/29/2012  | 
From the HTC One to the Samsung Galaxy Beam, check out some of the most interesting smartphones from Mobile World Congress 2012.
The Big Data Challenge: Social Data Meets Corporate Data
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
With the rise of social media sites, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data, and must now find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights.
New Intel Architecture is Built to Scale—At Many Levels
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In the IT world, multiple trends are driving a whole new set of requirements for the data center.
Skills Shortage? Quit Whining
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
If "people are our most important resource," why do most employers expect this precious asset to show up gift wrapped?
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Windows 8 beta software gives public first chance to check out OS that will be crucial to Microsoft's efforts to become relevant in the tablet market.
AT&T, Verizon Android Tablets Have Big Negatives
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
New Android tablets from Sony and Samsung hit AT&T and Verizon store shelves this week. But they don't run the latest version of Android and come with expensive contracts.
iPad 3 Invites And The Art Of Minutia
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Apple is highly selective about what it reveals in event invitations. What does its latest tell us about the iPad 3?
3 IT Trends At World-Class Banks
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
To optimize global opportunities, banks must strive for standardization, tackle customer experience from the top down, and move beyond traditional IT outsourcing.
Coyote Systems Driver Info App Expands Across Europe
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
U.K.-based travel mobile app and device developer Coyote Systems is betting a paid subscription model and user loyalty will drive it to the top of the market.
MWC 2012: Cisco's Plan To Improve Mobile Internet
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress, Cisco talks up a vision of its gear at the heart of an Internet where wireless devices seamlessly roam anywhere, automatically adjusting to new networks.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: 8 Expectations
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Microsoft plans to make its new OS available to the public on Feb. 29 with the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Here's what to watch.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Sennheiser Amps Up Travel Headphones: MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress this week, we got to try out the company's new MM 450x travel headphones. Check out our video coverage.
MWC Smartphones: Where's The Battery?
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
More hardware makers showed off smartphones at Mobile World Congress that don't have removable batteries. What's the deal?
HTC, Nokia: I'm Too Sexy For This Smartphone
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress, HTC and Nokia try hard to cast smartphones as femme fatales--but leave us more bothered than hot.
ON Voicefeed Aims To Modernize Mobile Voicemail
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Free iOS app, coming soon for Android, offers unique greetings for different contacts, plus social media integration.
IBM Layoffs Exceed 800, Workers Say
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
IBM cut employees in its outsourcing and server manufacturing units, among others.
5 Keys To U.S. National Mobility Strategy
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Security, device support, and applications development are tough issues that agency CIOs must address as they hurry to put smartphones and tablets into more employees' hands.
HTC One Smartphones Debut At MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
HTC One series of Android 4.0 smartphones includes high-end camera components and sound from Beats Audio. Check out our video coverage, from Mobile World Congress 2012.
Intel Shows Mobile Roadmap
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Intel said it has more partners lined up to sell Intel-based smartphones, and plans a series of powerful chips that will smash through Moore's law.
Android's Success: By The Numbers
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Google's Android boss bragged about the platform's incredible success: Think 300 million devices, with 850,000 new devices activated daily.
Dell: 'We're Not Really A PC Company Anymore'
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Dell evolving its business away from a reliance on PC shipments toward supplying high-end servers, appliances, and rack-mount virtualization packages for the enterprise data center.
Google Tells Businesses 'Fall In Love With Mobile'
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Companies that don't invest in mobile websites and ads will soon get left behind by customers, predicts Google's global head of mobile.
MWC 2012: Smartphone Apps, Gadgets For Cars
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Fresh from Mobile World Congress 2012, check out new apps and devices designed to make your car time more productive, enjoyable, and safe.
Mozilla, Telefonica Promise Open Web Phone
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Does the world need another mobile operating system? Boot2Gecko, Mozilla's HTML5 operating system, aims to pry open the mobile Web.
Nokia Launches 41-MP Camera Phone At MWC 2012
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Nokia is first to seize the Mobile World Congress 2012 stage, bringing a slew of new phones including one that begs the question whether it's more camera than phone.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
4 Ways SMBs Can Score With Gamification
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Small and midsize businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of gamification. Here's some expert advice on how to use the growing trend to get closer to your customers.
MWC 2012: Waterproof Your Smartphones, Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Your silicone bumper won't help if your smartphone falls into a hot tub or sink. Check out these state-of-the-art coatings for phones, tablets, and even laptops, fresh from Mobile World Congress.
Skype App Comes To Windows Phone
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Microsoft’s VoIP app is optimized for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smarpthones, including Nokia’s Lumia line and Samsung Focus devices.
Oracle Exalytics: When Late Is Better Than Never
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
In-memory appliance promises to turbocharge business intelligence and analytic apps, but its biggest appeal will be to IT shops with an all-Oracle commitment.
Chambers Reinventing Cisco, Or Recycling Tactics?
Commentary  |  2/27/2012  | 
CEO John Chambers says Cisco will transform, as upstart and established vendors attack its traditional strongholds. Take a close look at what's new and what's not in his strategy.
Nokia 808 PureView: Monster Camera, Dead Software
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone can take 38-megapixel pictures, buts runs Symbian Belle, not Windows Phone 7.
Samsung Android Tablet Strategy Puzzles
Commentary  |  2/26/2012  | 
Samsung took the wraps off not one, but two new Android tablets at Mobile World Congress. What is Samsung thinking?
Android Dominates Day 1: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Mobile World Congress got off to a roaring start with Android smartphones dominating day one of the mobile industry's red carpet event in Barcelona.
Chart.io Seeks To Shake Up BI
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Startup's cloud-based business intelligence solution takes on entrenched on-premises BI providers.
Seriously Secure Mobile Voice With Custom Crypto
News  |  2/25/2012  | 
KoolSpan's mobile phone voice encryption products create a secure point-to-point channel for voice or other high-value communications.
Wanted: Secure Android App Whitelisting
Commentary  |  2/25/2012  | 
Android's security is broken. Here's how it could be strengthened.
Digital Migrants And A Stark Economic Future
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
Why we'll see a very tough transient labor market for a couple of decades, with slowing or declining economic growth.
Authentication Via Mobile Phone Enhances Login Security
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Usernames and passwords are inadequate for strong authentication. Mobile devices are increasingly popular as a second factor.
Apple Takes Chomp
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Search company acquisition will help Apple's customers more easily find the mobile apps they need.
HHS Proposes More Security On Healthcare Mobile Devices
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Encryption would have stopped many of the patient data breaches caused by lost smartphones, laptops, and tablets, said Stage 2 Meaningful Use proposal.
Nokia Becomes Top Windows Phone 7 Seller
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Nokia outpaced rivals in 2011, now ranks as number-one global seller of Windows Phones--even though it didn't launch until November.
How To Escape Consumer IT Hell
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
Those smartphones and tablets are wonderful, except when they're not. Instead of telling employees they're on their own, IT must bone up on consumer tech support.
Next Office Version To Have Touch Mode
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Just as Windows 8 is preparing to make touch interfaces a natural part of use, Microsoft Office 15 will allow users to move in and out of Touch Mode.
Air Force Says 'Nyet' to iPad2
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
The U.S. Air Force is pulling back an order of thousands of iPads. Is it because the plan includes software written by a Russian?
Review, Annotate, Collaborate With GoodReader For iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Working with documents on the iPad can be inconvenient, but GoodReader makes it easy.
Why 'Do Not Track' Still Doesn't Cut It
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
A consistent standard for opting out of advertiser tracking on the Web is a nice idea. Too bad that's all it might ever be.
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