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BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/28/2016
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Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/27/2016
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Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/26/2016
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Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/19/2016
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Smart Wearables Hold Productivity Potential In Enterprises
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
Smart wearables are making their way into the enterprise, but are largely in the testing phase, according to recently released numbers from IDC. Among the potential uses is stepped-up security.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/7/2016
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Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/2/2016
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Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.
By Eric Zeman , 9/1/2016
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Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Having grown up amid crises and technologically accelerated change, the second-wave of Millennials -- or Gen Z -- that's entering the workforce has different expectations and needs than people who came before them. Here are some tips on how IT managers can support and direct this new generation of workers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/28/2016
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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2016
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Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/24/2016
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Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
Eric Zeman,
News
Opera Software expanded the availability of its mobile VPN to Android devices, giving them the tools they need to circumvent workplace rules governing blocked sites and services.
By Eric Zeman , 8/23/2016
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Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
By Eric Zeman , 8/20/2016
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Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/16/2016
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Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/15/2016
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Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
By Eric Zeman , 8/15/2016
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Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/15/2016
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Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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Google: QuadRooter Threat Blocked On Most Android Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Google has confirmed that a feature called Verify Apps, built into Google Play Services, is intended to safeguard Android devices from the QuadRooter security threat.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/10/2016
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Android Security Flaw 'QuadRooter' Hits 900 Million Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Researchers have discovered a set of security flaws that could leave more than 900 million Android smartphones and tablets vulnerable to hackers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/8/2016
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