Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 2012
At Mobile World Congress, the year's premiere mobile event, vendors including LG, Sony, and HTC will vie to steal the smartphone spotlight. Among this year's highlights, we expect to see include smartphones with four cores, high-definition displays, 8- and 12-megapixel cameras, LTE 4G, the newest Android operating system, the newest Windows Phone operating system, and screens that range beyond five inches. New tablets should also make a splash; we're on the lookout for new gear from Huawei, Asus, and others. Best of all, Mobile World Congress always has some unexpected surprises for gadget fans. Stay tuned to our special report page for the latest news, analysis, commentary, and video from our team that's live at the conference all week.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
March 21, 2013
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
For HTC, The One Can't Come Soon Enough
March 07, 2013
HTC saw another precipitous revenue decline in February, putting even more pressure on the One smartphone's success.
Google Not Impressed With Motorola Smartphone Pipeline
March 01, 2013
Google exec says inherited Motorola product pipeline doesn't deliver the "wow."
What Won't Kill BlackBerry? Instagram Flap
February 25, 2013
Apps are essential for smartphone and tablet ecosystems -- but lack of a single app won't make or break any platform.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
February 22, 2013
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
February 08, 2013
After spending more than a week with the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry 10 OS, I have some opinions on what BlackBerry got right.
BlackBerry, Samsung Super Bowl Ads: Only Semi-Successful
February 04, 2013
BlackBerry and Samsung both took humorous turns with their Super Bowl commercials, with mixed results.
BlackBerry's New Enterprise Candy Won't Tempt CIOs
January 31, 2013
The company formerly known as RIM can't just copy the same things Apple and Google did to steal the top spot.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
January 31, 2013
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
RIM BES 10: Too Little, Too Late
January 28, 2013
What does BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 really bring to the table in terms of new enterprise management, security and true enterprise mobility?
Apple Needs More Than One iPhone To Compete
January 15, 2013
Apple needs to do better than one iPhone a year if it wants to maintain its position in the smartphone market.
Apple Tests iPhone 6? Not A Shocker
January 02, 2013
Server logs show that Apple is already working on the next-generation of its iPhone and iOS platform. Um, no kidding.
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
December 28, 2012
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Smartphone Race's Third Horse: Microsoft Or RIM?
December 18, 2012
Apple and Google are the two strong leaders in the smartphone wars. Microsoft recently kicked off its comeback bid, and RIM follows next month. Which one has the best shot of being the third horse in this race?
Yahoo Gets Serious About Mobile
December 12, 2012
New email and Flickr apps show that CEO Mayer is pushing to make Yahoo a contender in the mobile market.
Apple iOS 6 Wins DOD Approval
May 20, 2013
Apple devices running iOS 6 join BlackBerrys and Samsung Galaxy devices as approved by DOD for use by military and government workers.
Google's $649 Galaxy S4: Raw Deal?
May 18, 2013
Google will begin selling a stock-Android variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in June. It is worth the hefty $649 price tag?
BBM Vs. Google Hangouts: What's At Stake
May 17, 2013
BlackBerry and Google have both expanded their messaging services to competing platforms, but for different reasons.
Google I/O: Where's Android?
May 16, 2013
Google announced numerous updates to individual Android apps during the I/O keynote, but a new version of Android was conspicuously missing.
Windows Phone Steals Third Place From BlackBerry
May 16, 2013
Android and iOS are in no danger of losing their incredible lead over the competition, but Microsoft's smartphone platform has made a significant move.
Samsung Ships 6 Million Galaxy S4s
May 15, 2013
Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is off to a roaring start, says the company.
BlackBerry Brings BBM To Android, iOS
May 14, 2013
BlackBerry World show sees introduction of Q5 smartphone and cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger.
What do you think?
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Research: Global CIO 2012
IT needs to make innovation a priority and execute new projects faster. Just 32% of the business technology leaders we surveyed are driving new products or services, only 30% say their teams are creating a new revenue stream or business model, while 57% worry that they can't implement new technologies fast enough. It's time to rewrite the rules for how IT gets done.
3 Paths to Network Convergence
Separate data and storage networks might have been necessary when Fast Ethernet was pitted against speedy, special-purpose Fibre Channel, but Ethernet’s breakneck evolutionary path has obviated most of the performance differences. We'll examine the trends behind network convergence, the issues early convergence pioneers face and three deployment scenarios for those considering the switch.
Best Practices: Reliable UC
If your UC infrastructure is erratic or the communications quality poor, you're sunk, because end users today don't have the patience to give IT three or four chances to get it right. And that just adds up to wasted money. In this InformationWeek Best Practices report, we describe strategies to ensure quality communications between end users, whether they're on the LAN, WAN or a mobile device.
Desktop Videoconferencing: Ready for Its Close-Up
The advent of Scalable Video Coding (SVC), which enables the use of the Internet for high-quality desktop videoconferencing, means enterprises can deploy videoconferencing to a majority of workers. Companies that value face-to-face communications can make it happen without breaking the bank.
UC in the Cloud: Does It Make Sense for You?
Cloud-based unified communications presents challenges not found with other online services, including the need for premises infrastructure and a LAN that's ready for voice and video. We identify and explain those challenges to help you make the best decision about your UC deployment.