Android A Bad Deal... For Google
Android is a raving success if you're a customer or Samsung or HTC or some other OEM. But Google's latest earnings report shows nothing but bad Android-related news. What was the point of it all again?
iPad Mini Will Cannibalize Big iPad Sales
An analyst predicts that 20% of iPad Mini sales will cancel out full-size iPad sales. But that's okay with Apple, because all those iPad Minis will steal sales from the Amazon Kindle Fire and other Android tablets, and increase the "halo effect" for other Apple products.
Google Nexus $99, iPad Mini $249, Surface $499
Positions in the Great 4Q2012 Tablet War are beginning to take form. Microsoft and Apple seek the pricing high ground, while Google pushes for bargains. For now, Windows 8, Windows RT and Android OEMs have to feel out what consumers are willing to spend in this crowding market, but I don't think there's much doubt that OEM prices will trend down.
Google's CIO Dilemma
CIOs are torn between wanting to back a company that represents the future and needing predictability. Google execs must now ask CIOs the right questions--and be prepared for stubborn answers.
Why Is iPad Mini Headphone Jack On Top?
Much was made of the fact that the iPhone 5 headphone jack has been moved to the bottom of the device. Samsung even ridiculed the decision in one of their Galaxy S III ads. But if it's such a good idea for the iPhone and iPods, why not also the iPad Mini?
SAS Gets Hip To Hadoop For Big Data
SAS High-Performance Analytic Server heads for Hadoop, bringing SAS data mining, text mining, optimization, and forecasting capabilities beyond the relational database world.
Time To Dismantle The Corporate Machine
Dave Gray, author of "The Connected Company," says social business may be the means, but the end goal is a connected organization that adapts to provide the services customers really want.
SAP CEO Tackles Tough Cloud Questions
Jim Hagemann Snabe discusses SAP's ongoing transformation and takes on Oracle's version of the truth in this video interview from the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Any Apple Magic Left For iPad Mini?
The iPad Mini isn't even here yet, and already its future looks murky. BYTE's Dino Londis gives his Magic 8-Ball a shake and divines the answers.
How The iPad Went From Monopoly To Minority Within A Year
Updated. Apple's tablet market share has been slipping because of strong 7-inch Android competition, and now Windows 8 is right around the corner. Can Apple make something superior at a reasonable price that doesn't destroy its higher-end market? BYTE's George Ou is doubtful.
Will the iPad Mini Succeed? Can it Possibly Fail?
The easy and obvious prediction to make about the iPad Mini is that it will fly off the shelves, just like all other Apple devices. Will it really? Consumers have many choices for tablets that size, most probably cheaper and some, like the Amazon Kindle Fire, very popular. We asked our team of writers to give their considered opinions.
Meaningful Use Needs Mobile Magic
Mobile technology could play a huge role in meeting the federal MU regulations, but the Stage 2 rulebook virtually ignores this potential.
Oracle's Great Stack Attack
If Larry Ellison and his team delivered one message to customers during Oracle Open World it was this: We complete you.
The Great CIO Debate
Is the role of the CIO to be an innovator or a custodian? Two leading CIOs share advice on how to become the innovation champion in your company.
8 Must-Haves For Windows Phone 8
Microsoft plans to formally launch the next version of its mobile OS on Oct. 29. It could be the company's last chance to make a dent in the smartphone market.
Windows 8 Tablets For $399? It's Possible
Last month the media predicted unrealistic, sky-high prices for Windows 8 tablets. Now, Acer, Lenovo, and Asus confirm what we suspected all along: People won't pay hundreds of dollars more for a Windows tablet when they can get an iPad for $499. If the PC industry is serious about competing with Apple, Win8 tablets are going to have to start at $399.
Interop: MDM Is Dead, Long Live EMM
Updated:Here at Interop in New York, it's clear that classic mobile device management (MDM) tools are on their way out. Not only has MDM become commoditized, it is probably counter-productive: It's all about constraining users, when mobility strategies should enable users. There are better approaches to protecting your company and they fall under the umbrella term of enterprise mobility management (EMM).
T-Mobile, MetroPCS: Merger Has Legs
T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Wednesday formally announced their intent to merge to form a new mobile carrier called T-Mobile. You can count on this one getting approved, despite the technology hurdles, but where does it leave Sprint?
Oracle Open World: 6 Rants and Raves
Oracle's cloud vision and announcements on key features deserve praise, but we need to see more substance behind the promises and more reality in the claims.