I had the pleasure of spending time at the 2011 CTIA Wireless conference in sunny Orlando, FL, last week. It could not have been a better location for someone stationed in the Northeast. While down there, I took part in several analyst briefings, the ShowStoppers event, the MobileTrax Innovators dinner, and business meetings with customers and partners attending the show. If you are a person interested in how your home and car are becoming integrated with the Internet, in software applications and in smartphones…then this was a cool show. You may have also had fun with all the device and accessory companies selling Hello Kitty cases for your new Android device.
Every two weeks the Customer Platform Services team at Fiberlink hosts a webinar on topics of interest to mobile IT professionals. On November 4, we presented a webinar on Enabling Android in the Enterprise. The webinar was meant to provide practical advice to IT practitioners that wanted or needed to take advantage of the new Exchange features supported in Android 2.2 (Froyo) like remote-wipe and password policy enforcement.
For the last follow-up in my series of Five Ways to Reduce Wireless Spend I d like go into more detail about how to Enable User Self Management.
For the third follow-up in my series of Five Ways to Reduce Wireless Spend I d like go into more detail about Developing your Wireless Strategy and Leveraging Tools for Enforcement.
Imagine this: putting away your handheld and your laptop, for an entire day. (Please remember to breathe.)
I recently posted a blog entitled Five Ways to Reduce Wireless Spend. When I wrote it I had to pare down a lot of the content in order to keep it easily digestible. Now I am following up my original blog with more data.
I admit I need help. I can’t get the Wonder Pets song out of my head. You know, the Nickelodeon show where a baby duck, a guinea pig, and turtle save everything from a mermaid to a cow in outer space. It’s amusing and astounding to me (download it off iTunes—you’ll see). I think about them every day, not so much because my youngest daughter watches the show nonstop, but mostly because my office phone literally … doesn’t… stop… ringing.
Did you know that your Smartphone has exactly the same radio and data capabilities as that $400 data card sitting in the bottom of your bag? Yup, that cool shiny Smartphone you are so attached to and is never more than three feet away from you has all the capabilities and the same technology as that clunky USB dongle thing that you can never find when you need it.
As the Director of Technology at Fiberlink, some of my activities are centered on the evaluation of potential technology partners and solutions. The primary goals of this activity are to understand where Fiberlink might leverage a partner technology into the product strategy or to understand a competitive solution.