Profile of Fritz NelsonVice President, Editorial Director InformationWeek Business Technology Network
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Fritz Nelson is a former senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network.
Articles by Fritz Nelson
posted in January 2010
January 2010 won't go quietly, nor will Techweb's Chief Content Officer, David Berlind and I in our second podcast version of The Fritz & David Show where we give some of our final thoughts no the Apple iPad, and summarize the announcements coming from Oracle this week.
View a video demonstration, and read my thoughts on why I wouldn't buy Apple's latest must-have device if it were available today.
Being one of the lucky few to have scored a press pass into Apple's highly secretive launch event today, I will be live blogging the announcement with text and photos as it happens. So, starting at around 11:30 AM ET, be sure to refresh this blog entry (and refresh often) as I frantically attempt to bring you all there is to know about Apple's tablet (or whatever it is) in real time.
With a Kindle-thin device that can play music and serve books and navigate the Web and run enterprise-class apps, you've got your Burberry satchel and away you go. But there are caveats.
We are a TV nation, but all of the action seems to be around eReaders. Next week's Apple press event is expected to reveal a device that is SmartPhone/Tablet PC/eReader. But Qualcomm's FloTV is unmatched, and yet virtually unrecognized. Perhaps, then, we are not yet doomed; or maybe FloTV, despite its exquisite quality, just isn't there yet.
Despite the allure of this tweener videoconferencing product, our testing reveals several shortcomings.
The company built on commodity PCs is carrying its principles of predictability, reliability, and usability into the data center. Will that be enough to wow enterprise customers?
Absent a clearly articulated strategy behind its recent acquisitions and partnerships, there are gaping holes in the company's evolving personality.
Mobile device management must become an IT priority, especially with so many new devices. Odyssey Software's Athena toolkit provides great depth and breadth, but it still lacks multi-platform support. Watch our Reviewcam video.