Profile of Elena MalykhinaTechnology Journalist
Member Since: 12/17/2013
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Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she followed the world of advertising. Having earned the nickname of "gadget girl," she is excited to be writing about technology again for InformationWeek, where she worked in the past as an associate editor covering the mobile and wireless space. She now writes about the federal government and NASA’s space missions on occasion.
Articles by Elena Malykhina
posted in August 2006
With the number of enterprise mobile data users expected to grow to 269 million by 2010, as forecasted by research firm Yankee Group, businesspeople will need reliable and functional mobile devices that can serve up everything they need while traveling. For this reason, smart phones are growing in popularity because they offer a choice of mobile operating systems and a range of applications they can support. Read on and take a poll to tell us which smart phones are most popular at your company.
Trans Con Mobile says it's negotiating with various municipalities about putting base stations on buildings for its network and claims to be close to announcing a deal with a mid-America city.
Inexpensive base stations, called "femtocells," could be deployed indoors to boost cell coverage and eliminate dropped signals inside buildings. Femtocells could also be used to offer additional services like Voice over IP and IPTV, according to a study.
E-mail is said to be the No. 1 application used by office workers everywhere. But e-mail can also be the No. 1 headache for IT administrators, considering that large companies receive millions of e-mail messages a week, a topic that my colleague Paul McDougall and I explore in our upcoming "E-Mail Beast" feature. Now with wireless e-mail on the rise, companies have twice as many headaches. The good news is technology vendors are coming up with tools to make wireless e-mail more manageable.
Concerns that business travelers might at some point have to check their portable technologies is expected to spark corporate interest in ruggedized equipment.
Dianah Neff is joining a consulting firm to help spread her knowledge about municipal Wi-Fi around the globe.
Sprint Nextel is working with Intel, Motorola, and Samsung to develop a nationwide network infrastructure, along with chipsets for computing, portable multimedia, interactive, and consumer electronic devices.
Giving drivers features that let them make the most of their iPods could give Detroit automakers some much-needed pizzazz.