Nokia And Microsoft: One Week Later
It's been a week since Nokia announced its plans to adopt Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 as its primary smartphone platform. How has the industry reacted?
Tablet Wars Heating Up
Vendors from HP to Samsung, RIM to HTC and others served notice they are serious about competing with Apple and the iPad at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Cloud Player Unveils Partner Program
There's been a fair amount of buzz about cloud computing being the enemy of the channel. But Leonard Chung isn't buying it. He says there's actually a lot of opportunity for solution providers in the cloud space. They just need to work with the right vendors.
AT&T: App Store Bad For Consumers
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress that Apple's App Store was harmful to consumes in that what you purchased there was locked to the iPhone. If you switch devices, say to Android, the Android version of those same apps would have to be repurchased.
Building Storage Proof Applications
A storage system failure where more drives have failed then the RAID protection scheme will cover you from or where the storage software itself has crashed is a disaster. The amount of work required to return the system to service can be daunting and applications are likely to experience downtime, in some cases that time can be significant. We have to start working on building storage proof applications.
How Multi-core Processors For Smartphones Rock
Multi-core processors on desktops and laptops have been available for years. Even netbooks often have dual-core processors. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a single core computer today. Smartphones though are just now beginning to see the benefits of dual-core chips.
Investing In Social CRM
Constant Contact just shelled out a cool $15 million to build out its social media platform. That's how confident company executives are that social networking is the key to success for small businesses.
More On The Microsoft And Nokia Partnership
Nothing coming out of Mobile World Congress is getting near the attention that the Nokia/Microsoft partnership has received. Love it or hate it, the news is surprising and controversial. There have been quite a few events happen since the announcement was made.
IBM To VARs: Services Are Secret To Success
IBM has a message for its channel partners: Sell services! It's not exactly a new message, but it's an important one, and the vendor is putting more muscle behind it than ever before.
Intel Goes MeeGo, With or Without Nokia
Intel planned to further entice developers with a MeeGo user experience reference platform and a handful of shipping MeeGo applications. Without Nokia's full support, the message fell a bit flat.
The $1 Trillion Federal IT Challenge
The CEOs of IBM, Dell, and other tech companies say the U.S. government can reap huge savings from IT-driven initiatives, but their ambitious plan has virtually no chance of success.
LifeSize Enhances Video Conferencing Systems
Corporate use of video conferencing systems is on the rise. To widen its market niche, LifeSize enhanced its solution, with the highlight being support for HD content on mobile devices, such as the Apple iPhone and iPad.
Successful Security: It Is In The Details
Security is both hard to do right, and easy to make the simple mistakes that could jeopardize the security of most any organization. It may be a mistake that comprises of being a single digit off. And that one number could be the difference between a secure network and one that is readily breached. That was the overriding message in a Security B-Sides Conference presentation given today by Mike Lloyd, chief scientist at security software maker Red Seal Systems.
Flip On Over To B-Sides
With RSA kicking off on Tuesday, you may be asking yourself, What's to do on Monday in San Francisco?
Nokia Makes Last Stand With Microsoft
Former Redmond exec Stephen Elop has firmly hitched Nokia's fortunes to Windows Phone 7 in a do-or-die move to ensure the handset maker's survival in the smartphone market.
Telcos Take On Apple
Application stores have become all the rage in the mobile handset market. Rather than acquiesce all of the power to Apple, a group of telecommunications services providers have forged a different approach, the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC).
Mobile 3D: Not Ready For Prime Time
One of the whiz-bang features being proffered by smartphone and tablet makers is 3D video capture and 3D playback. Trust us, it doesn't live up to the hype.
3 Startups To See At RSA
Over the past few months I've used my highly unscientific methods to identify new security startups I believe are worth watching over the next 12 months. These companies are solving problems for enterprises in various spaces. Each is worth reaching out to if you are attending RSA or BSides in San Francisco this week.
Smartphone Platform Consolidation Begins
With Nokia's announcement that Windows Phone 7 would be the primary platform for their phones, consolidation in the mobile space begins. It is now down from seven platforms to effectively five going forward. This isn't the end though.