Profile of Terry SweeneyContributing Editor
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Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered technology, networking, and security for more than 20 years. He was part of the team that started Dark Reading and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Network World, InformationWeek and Mobile Sports Report.
In addition to information security, Sweeney has written extensively about cloud computing, wireless technologies, storage networking, and analytics. After watching successive waves of technological advancement, he still prefers to chronicle the actual application of these breakthroughs by businesses and public sector organizations.
Sweeney is also the founder and chief jarhead of Paragon Jams, which specializes in small-batch jams and preserves for adults.
Articles by Terry Sweeney
posted in March 2008
The BlackBerry Curve 8330 and Moto Q 9c are both optimized for business users that rely on keeping in touch via QWERTY keyboards.
By combining nodes with Internet Protocol capabilities, wireless sensor nets get the same addressing, naming, and management as the rest of the enterprise network.
Transcard Mobile was built for payroll card members with text-enabled cell phones and gives them full bank account access using their mobiles.
A soft semiconductor market and a weak global economy contribute to gloomier outlook.
The MyShot camera phone is equipped for use on emerging CDMA Advanced Wireless Services spectrum.
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Application software from Nuance offers hands-free access to mobile applications and content.
The company's clientless applications make it easier to conference, text, and handle messaging for groups from mobile handsets.
The wireless technology company's adoption of WURFL means content gets served to more than 7,000 mobile devices in a format they can handle.
The BlackBerry 8820 offers voice connectivity at public and private hotspots.
The trim camera phone also automatically adjusts the brightness of the LED screen to help conserve the power capacity of the handset.
Global revenue from mobile messaging will reach $212 billion in five years, ABI predicts.
One in three devices sold in five years will be a smartphone, ABI Research says.
The company's publishing system allows publishers, bloggers, and other content generators to engage with mobile users.
MapQuest, Rand McNally enhance location and traffic services for GPS-enabled mobile phones.
The N95 includes a 5-megapixel camera and A-GPS capability, which can guide users through all 50 states and 150 countries.
The handset vendor issues a warning on sales and profits because of component shortages and slowness in the high-end replacement market.
The Intelligent Content Delivery system aims to make it easier to develop content for the thousands of mobile devices on the market.
EOL's plogg device measures consumption and relays it back to management system to help control energy costs.
The latest N82 captures images, DVD-quality video, and then tags it with location metadata for mapping and routing.
The industry group looks to improve mashup security and open up APIs for mobile devices with an update to its publish/subscribe platform.
Networking vendor says a richer interplay of desktop phones, PCs, and mobile handsets will improve efficiency and decision making.
Mobile Sales Assistant helps field reps manage appointments, collaborate with sales team members, and connect with customers.
The new smartphone combines voice, messaging and Web browsing with Wi-Fi access.
BIO-key's PocketCop 3.5 sends and receives silent dispatches and turns the smartphone into a thin client.
Look for wireless, video, business apps, and social networking to enter the VoIP lexicon next week in San Jose.
The collaboration is a blend of CRM, database software, and wireless intended to save money and increase operational efficiency.
The slider smartphone features touchscreen, camera, music player, and GPS capability.
The new smartphone supports every major public wireless network type, and sports all the mobile versions of Microsoft Office apps.
Near-field communications technology lets mobile phones act as electronic wallets, electronic tickets, and access control devices.
The mobile virtual network operator launches mobile IM service that initiates packetized voice calls.
The carrier's new Mogul handset can be upgraded with free software to deliver a DSL-like experience.
Entertainment apps were more widely downloaded in 2007 than business tools on smartphones, the content provider reports.
The companies launch a fitness phone called miCoach, which combines a mobile phone and audio, to battle rivals.
The latest Pew survey shows 62% of all Americans have either used a mobile handset for a "nonvoice data application" or accessed the Internet wirelessly.
By freeing up unused memory, the company said its MemoryUp Standard Edition increases performance in quick 20-minute bursts.
Mconfirm software compares a cell phone's physical location to where a card's being used and can deny a transaction if the locations don't match.
The eastern European operator takes talking by the seat of your pants to a new level with a handset that evokes the classic American blue jean.
SaaS app is intended to automate segregation and chargeback of wireless calls and spare companies compliance and audit pain.
It's not jewel encrusted, but vendor hopes polished metal and gleaming surfaces appeal to the fashion conscious.
Citing difficult days in the mobile market, the vendor will fold employees and assets back into its core businesses.
New smartphones are expected to be offered at nominal cost for customers who
sign up for a multimedia services package.