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.
Goodbye DR, Hello Resiliency
No enterprise can afford downtime in today's business climate. To stay always-on, you must create an environment of business resiliency that goes beyond business continuity and disaster recovery.
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.
T-Mobile To Merge With MetroPCS
Update: The merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is set to happen. The business models and network technologies don't match, but the problems are fixable and the end-result could be good for both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, definitely for Deutsche Telekom and even for Sprint.
Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
Somehow I've managed to not crumble under the albatross that is a near-five-pound laptop. I'm sticking with Windows 7--and many small businesses will, too.
Social Media Guide To The Presidential Debates
Many people will watch the debates on TV--plus follow along on social networking, candidate, and news sites. Here are some of the websites to hit for a satisfying "second screen" experience.
Oracle Touts Cloud Flourishes, Trashes Salesforce.com
At Oracle Open World, CEO Ellison lays on the rhetoric that Oracle's approach is safer than Salesforce.com's. Oracle customers will find his new cloud vision has a familiar bundle of enterprise software at its core.
Microsoft Hits Back At Intel Over Tablet Readiness
Updated: Microsoft and Intel might be sniping at each other now, but we can still look forward to an on-time delivery of Clover Trail-equipped Windows 8 tablets with the same great battery life as the ARM-equipped iPad.