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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in June 2011
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Telco Moves Into Cloud Services
News  |  6/30/2011
Dimension Data, a unit of Japan's NTT, picks up operational expertise and a software stack by acquiring infrastructure as a service and managed hosting services provider OpSource.
How To Meet An IT Exec's Need To Know
Commentary  |  6/30/2011
Shameless self-promotion can be a good thing when it also provides IT managers with useful resources. InformationWeek Healthcare's upcoming IT Leadership Forum does just that.
Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For First Time
News  |  6/30/2011
From March to May, 55% of people who purchased new mobile phones in the U.S. bought a smartphone, according to Nielsen.
Feds Can't Track Value Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/30/2011
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
RIM Employee Blasts Leadership In Letter, RIM Responds
Commentary  |  6/30/2011
A well-placed manager at Research In Motion has published a letter to the company's executives, beseeching them to make the bold decisions needed to save the company. Late Thursday, RIM responded.
How Mobile Tech Can Fight War On Diabetes
News  |  6/30/2011
Two ONC-funded Beacon Communities will pilot a mobile health campaign to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the prevalent chronic illness.
Office 365: 6 Questions SMBs Should Ask
News  |  6/30/2011
Weighing Google Apps' lower price versus Microsoft's familiarity? Consider these key factors for deciding which cloud suite fits your business.
Apigee: A Speed Lane To Safer Mobile Purchasing
News  |  6/30/2011
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
Is There An Online Backup Price War?
News  |  6/29/2011
CrashPlan Pro debuts with both unlimited data and unlimited PC plans as SMBs sift through an increasingly crowded field of online backup players for the right mix of capacity and price.
Close Suspended Background Apps in iOS 4
News  |  6/29/2011
Here's how to close a suspended app in iOS 4.
HP TouchPad Review: OS Beauty Vs. Design Bulk
Commentary  |  6/29/2011
HP's TouchPad won't make you put down your iPad 2, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will make you wish those tablets had the TouchPad's software innovations and user experience.
Cisco Launches App Store For Its Cius Tablet
News  |  6/29/2011
AppHQ lets enterprise IT personnel control app acquisition, installation, and management on Cisco tablet hardware.
Facebook, The New Malware Vector
Commentary  |  6/29/2011
Misplaced trust on the social networking site opens the door for phishers and scammers, and mobile devices could be their next malware distribution channel.
RIM's QNX Problem: Superphone Needed, Clock Ticking
Commentary  |  6/29/2011
Research in Motion is said to have shelved plans for a 10-inch PlayBook, to ship a QNX-based BlackBerry sooner. This is exactly what RIM needs to do.
Verizon's LTE 4G Galaxy Tab Priced At $529
Commentary  |  6/29/2011
You can now order the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will ship in four to six weeks and cost only a few dollars more than the Wi-Fi version.
How To Set Up New User Accounts In Win 7, Vista
News  |  6/29/2011
If your family shares one or more computers at home, take a cue from the office and set up multiple user accounts.
Sprint Refocuses WiMax For Business
News  |  6/29/2011
Fighting a losing battle against Long Term Evolution, Sprint pushes WiMax as quick way to provide broadband to branch offices.
HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/28/2011
The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
Why One SMB Uses Google And Microsoft Apps
News  |  6/28/2011
Model Metrics has some good reasons for keeping Microsoft Office licenses, even though it dumped hosted Exchange in favor of Gmail and it uses other Google Apps.
Fring Tops Facetime On iPad
Commentary  |  6/28/2011
Fring's free video chatting software lets iPad users to chat with up to four different people at once.
Quickly Delete Multiple Photos From RIM PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011
Here's how to batch delete BlackBerry photos.
Office 365: 7 Missing Features For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/28/2011
With its new cloud-based suite, Microsoft is striking back at Google Apps. But consider these shortcomings in key areas.
Change The Wallpaper On Your BlackBerry PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011
Here's how to change the default background image on the RIM Blackberry PlayBook.
Change RIM PlayBook's Default Search Engine
News  |  6/28/2011
Here's how to change the default Bing search engine on your RIM PlayBook.
Add or Remove Files And Folders On iPad Dock
News  |  6/28/2011
An easy way to add or remove files and folders on your iPad dock.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Android Reaches Half A Million Daily Activations
Commentary  |  6/28/2011
Google's Andy Rubin says Android is growing at more than 4% per week, as Strategy Analytics reports that 42% of businesses now support Google's smartphone platform.
How To Adjust Time and Date After Replacing the Nintendo 3DS Battery
News  |  6/28/2011
After swapping out your Nintendo 3DS battery, you need to reset the time and date.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
Patients, Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices
News  |  6/27/2011
Nearly every person in a recent IBM survey said ease-of-use is the top factor in selecting one device over another, with price a clear second.
Which Wireless Networks Are Fastest? Verizon And AT&T
Commentary  |  6/27/2011
In a 21-city test of U.S. 3G and 4G networks, PC Magazine found that Verizon's 4G network performed the fastest overall in major metro areas, but AT&T won in the heartland.
Two iPhones Landing In September: Analyst
Commentary  |  6/27/2011
Apple will release a mid-range handset for prepaid users as well as a high-end superphone come the fall, forecasts Deutsche Bank analyst.
Windows Phone Success Depends On Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2011
The platform has to compare well to Android and iOS on base features, but that alone won't cut it. Is Microsoft creating enough app momentum?
How To Use Windows 7 Restore Points
News  |  6/26/2011
If your Windows 7 PC has become unstable or corrupt, here's how to retrieve happier times using a restore point.
How To Print From A Windows PC To A Mac
News  |  6/25/2011
Here's how to print from a Windows PC to a Mac.
Apple iCloud MobileMe Transition Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2011
Looking to quell user fears, Apple has provided a tidy little help page that outlines much of what will happen as MobileMe transitions to iCloud in the coming months.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Foursquare, American Express Deal: Template For Future?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011
The two companies streamline location-based discounts for customers, in what could be a model for mobile success.
Is Ice Cream Sandwich Eating Honeycomb's App Lunch?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011
Honeycomb-based tablets have been in the market for more than four months now, and there's still a depressing lack of dedicated Android tablet apps. What gives?
Google Chrome 12 Banishes Flash Cookies: Hands-On Review
News  |  6/24/2011
The Chrome browser's latest version enhances privacy and security features and supports 3-D CSS.
4G Wireless Bill Asks Carriers To Prove Speed
News  |  6/24/2011
Vendors throw around the term 4G around in the same way that some snack companies abused "low fat." One lawmaker wants the carriers to clearly spell out what 4G means.
Mobile Government: Feds Seek Improved Strategy, Coordination
News  |  6/23/2011
Making Mobile Gov, a GSA initiative, aims to foster collaboration and innovation in the ways the federal government employs mobile technology.
Apple Gets Serious About iOS Data Protection
Commentary  |  6/23/2011
Its iCloud service will be a one-stop content, document, application, and configuration synchronization service for mobile devices and PCs.
Can Video Game Firm Outplay Traditional VDI Options?
Commentary  |  6/23/2011
Cloud video game company OnLive uses its high-speed network to jump into the market for virtual desktops. Here's why its technology looks compelling compared to traditional VDI.
Android Smartphones 4x More Likely To Break Than BlackBerrys
Commentary  |  6/23/2011
Devices that run Google's Android platform have the highest number of technical support calls for hardware problems. RIM's devices have the lowest.
HP Pivot Repackages App Store For TouchPad Tablet
News  |  6/23/2011
Monthly digital magazine aims to help TouchPad owners peruse new webOS applications at their leisure.
14 Cool Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  6/22/2011
From a NASA app that keeps you up to date on space news to a Smithsonian app that shows what you'd look like as a caveman, federal agencies have cooked up innovative mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users. Here are 14 of the most popular.
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