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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in October 2012
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A Shaky Virtual Stack
News  |  10/31/2012
Our InformationWeek 2013 Virtualization Management Survey shows automated service delivery is the future -- unless you want to find yourself managing cloud providers.
Mobility Tips: Planning For The Next Power Outage
News  |  10/31/2012
Hurricane Sandy cut off millions of people from the power they needed for their mobile devices to call and text friends, relatives and coworkers. You can be ready for the next power outage with a little forethought and equipment for battery charging.
Apple's Exec Shakeup: 10 Necessary Fixes
Commentary  |  10/31/2012
If Apple wants a more collaborative management structure, it will need to become a more open, collaborative company.
RIM Seeks Carrier Approval For BlackBerry 10
Commentary  |  10/31/2012
Research In Motion has given BlackBerry 10 to more than 50 carriers around the world for certification.
BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
Windows 8 Upgrade: No Touch, No Good
Commentary  |  10/31/2012
BYTE's Chris Spera has been using Windows 8 since the first preview version. There's a lot to like about it on the new touch PCs and tablets, but upgrading Windows on your old non-touch PC to the new OS isn't worth the trouble.
10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012
Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
4G World: AT&T Plays Consumer Catch-Up
News  |  10/31/2012
Wireless industry can't stay ahead of consumers, but it can plan its networks to keep pace more effectively, says AT&T Labs executive.
Text Messaging Between Clinicians Increasing In Hospitals
News  |  10/31/2012
Hospitals that are worried about security and privacy risks can purchase technology to fill the gaps. The bigger problem is getting staff to follow policies and procedures.
One Microsoft Way: Smart Road For Developers?
Commentary  |  10/31/2012
As Microsoft plays catch-up in smartphones and tablets, it woos developers at its Build conference this week to write apps that work on all of its platforms.
California Targets Mobile Apps For Missing Privacy Policies
News  |  10/31/2012
Mobile app developers that don't post conspicuous online and in-app privacy policies will face $2,500 fine per download.
Huawei Hits Back At U.S. Security Investigation
News  |  10/31/2012
Executive dismisses U.S. report tying Huawei to security threats, saying it's a case of "Americans being Americans."
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
Commentary  |  10/31/2012
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Amazon, Equinix Data Centers Vs. Hurricane Sandy
News  |  10/31/2012
As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers.
Microsoft Uses Office To Push Windows Phone 8
News  |  10/30/2012
On iOS, Android and Symbian Microsoft provides Lync and OneNote, but on Windows Phone 8 you also get Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company wants Windows Phone 8 to be the best phone platform for Office document use.
Google's Play Store Closes In On iTunes
News  |  10/30/2012
Google Play Store now has nearly as many apps as the Apple iPhone App Store, and new content deals give it access to more digital music and movies.
Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE?
Commentary  |  10/30/2012
LTE 4G is conspicuously missing from Google's brand new Nexus 4 Android smartphone. What's the deal?
Slick Windows Phone 8: An Acquired Taste
News  |  10/30/2012
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spent some time using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and found that it is relatively easy despite some problems along the way. Watch her video interview with the engineer in charge of Windows Phone 8 development to find out more about the phone's security features.
Hurricane Sandy Surge Challenges NYC Data Centers
News  |  10/30/2012
As Hurricane Sandy raged Monday night, several NYC data centers had to convert to use of diesel generators--and found unexpected problems as the storm surge roiled backup plans.
Windows Phone 8: Star Features
Slideshows  |  10/30/2012
Microsoft pulled out all the stops to introduce its new mobile OS -- but will it be enough to tempt iOS and Android users?
PremierConnect Links Doctors, Brings Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/30/2012
With the help of Perficient and IBM, Premier healthcare alliance and PremierConnect let physicians share best practices and data.
Best 3G & 4G Cities In America
News  |  10/30/2012
RootMetrics helps us track the fastest and slowest wireless cities in the U.S. and gives a snapshot of carrier performance peaks and troughs in 2012.
iOS Designer Forstall Pushed Out At Apple
News  |  10/29/2012
Scott Forstall, responsible for Apple's iOS platform, has been shoved out the door following the iOS 6 Maps flap.
Google Unveils Universal Analytics
News  |  10/29/2012
Looking beyond the Web, Universal Analytics offers companies a way to measure data from marketing campaigns, sales calls and other sources.
Google Nexus 10 Bests iPad's Retina Display
News  |  10/29/2012
Google and Samsung aim for Apple's jugular with the Retina Display-beating Nexus 10 tablet.
Energy Dept.'s Titan Supercomputer: Record Breaker?
News  |  10/29/2012
Oak Ridge National Laboratory turns on new 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer, which may be world’s most powerful.
Google Debuts 3 Nexus Devices
News  |  10/29/2012
Two tablets and a phone arrive carrying Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean operating system.
Taptera: 'Beautiful' Apps For Mobile Users
News  |  10/29/2012
Startup offers suite of mobile apps for employees, including productivity tools and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Taptera CEO.
Google Announces Android 4.2, New Nexus Tablets, Phone
News  |  10/29/2012
The new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets keep the competition fierce in the tablet world. Google claims the Nexus 10 tablet has "the highest resolution tablet on the planet," meaning higher than the Retina display in the iPad.
Surface With Windows RT: A Winner Despite Apps
Slideshows  |  10/29/2012
Microsoft's Surface tablet with Windows RT is the first worthwhile post-PC device in our post-PC world. What it lacks in apps is compensated for by a near-desktop-class browser.
Hurricane Sandy: Mobile, Social Tools Help Emergency Management
News  |  10/29/2012
Everbridge emergency alert system is being used by several cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy and offers a mobile app and social media monitoring capabilities to give emergency responders a better picture of a crisis.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Windows Phone Users, Rejoice: More Apps On The Way
Commentary  |  10/28/2012
The biggest weakness Windows Phone has is the weakness of the Windows app store. Why will Windows Phone 8 make any difference? Because, in most cases, developing a Windows Phone 8 app gets you almost all the way to developing an app for Windows 8, a product almost certain to sell hundreds of millions of units.
VMware Revenues Show Cloud Worries
Commentary  |  10/26/2012
VMware rules the virtualization market and wants to do the same with cloud. Can it pull that off and continue its fast-paced growth?
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Slideshows  |  10/26/2012
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
DOD Pushes Military's Mobile Strategy Forward
News  |  10/26/2012
Defense Department is serious about getting smartphones into soldiers' hands, according to new mobile device management and app store vendor solicitations.
Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
News  |  10/26/2012
A U.K. judge's observation that Samsung's tablets aren't as cool as the iPad gets featured in Apple's required notification.
Windows 8 As It Was Meant To Be
Commentary  |  10/26/2012
When I heard that Windows 8 would be a dual-use PC/tablet operating system, I had a vision of how I would want to use it. That vision has come to pass in the form of the Dell Latitude 10 tablet and optional docking station.
iPad Mini Vs. Nexus 7: Tablet Smackdown
News  |  10/26/2012
Apple iPad Mini versus Google Nexus 7 sets up the tablet battle we've all been waiting for. We see who has the goods to come out on top.
Windows 8 Review: All About Touch
Commentary  |  10/26/2012
Microsoft's new OS offers the option of using a mouse and keyboard. But for most applications, it will have you touching, tapping and swiping.
Windows 8: The Legacy Apps Question
News  |  10/26/2012
Support for legacy applications is a Windows 8 selling point. But Gartner says the need for such apps is declining and has little to do with upgrading to the new OS.
Apple Kicks Off iPad Mini Preorders
News  |  10/26/2012
Apple is now taking preorders for the iPad Mini. You can get a black, entry-level model for $329 and delivery on November 2.
Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
News  |  10/26/2012
Microsoft has long been king of the desktop, but Windows 8 has enterprise IT leaders experimenting with new, mobile business tools.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
Commentary  |  10/25/2012
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
Apple Earnings Prompt iPad Questions
News  |  10/25/2012
Lower than expected iPad sales suggest limits to Apple's recent growth.
Microsoft Needs To Push BYOD For Surface, Win8
Commentary  |  10/25/2012
Microsoft finally makes its mark in the new smartphone and tablet era, but will enterprises adopt the Surface as quickly as they have the iPad, and will developers create apps for it?
Humanoid Robot Challenge Kicks Off At DARPA
News  |  10/25/2012
Inventors compete to build DARPA robot that can use human hand tools, drive vehicles, and climb ladders in a disaster scenario.
iPad University: IT Lessons From College Pilot
News  |  10/25/2012
At Long Island University, iPads are changing the way information technology is managed and applied.
Ballmer: Windows Has Great Tablets 'For The First Time'
News  |  10/25/2012
Windows 8 will make Microsoft and partners serious players in the mobile market, CEO says at launch event.
Sprint Builds Out LTE In 200+ Cities
News  |  10/25/2012
As its Q3 losses widen and its iDen customer exodus continues, Sprint continues with its LTE rollout race, despite vendor delays.
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