Tablets are the current rage in the enterprise mobility space. Businesses are trying to figure out how to use tablets on offense by deploying them to field-facing personnel and as a platform for new types of mobile applications. The IT team (of course) is trying to figure out how to defend corporate data and networks from these new arrivals.
In the world of computers there is a pretty easy way to tell when a technology has “arrived”: it becomes a target of hackers. You can just look at the recent history of computers, from email to web pages, from DNS to the World Wide Web (remember when we used to call it that?), Microsoft Windows to Wi-Fi—the technologies that become the mainstays of business and consumer markets quickly become targets of hackers.
Greetings from 35,000 feet over the United States. As I sit here with my Android tablet playing a movie (The Social Network, of course) and my iPad on my lap, I can't help but thinking about last night watching Tron Legacy with my kids. They called it the Grid and whether you call it the Grid, the Net, the Web, or the Cloud I am constantly amazed at what we've created.
I made a comment a few weeks ago in a meeting that I thought my BlackBerry Bold 9700 was still a great device. I was promptly corrected by one high ranking individual. I’ve thought about the comment and reaction on and off since then, and I wanted to clarify, to perhaps put some context around the statement. Usually when I feel this way it means I’m about to dig a deeper hole. I tip my hat to getting dirty.
In response to Clint’s last blog “Fear the Droid,” sure, his points are valid from an IT perspective, but as user, here’s what I think is great about the Droid.When the Motorola Droid by Verizon was first announced and commercials started to air, I remember thinking (as I am sure thousands of others did), what is this device? What can it do? What does it look like? (They didn’t include photos in the first commercials.) And wait—it’s NOT an iPhone? I didn’t want to jump into it purely because it was the new thing or because of their commercials, but as a fan of Google and their applications I was excited to see them develop a mobile OS and partner with Verizon.
April 15, 2009 (Blue Bell, PA) – ME: Mobility Enterprise Magazine, a quarterly publication that highlights business and technology issues relevant to mobility enterprises, premiered today with its inaugural issue. The magazine chronicles the trends, talk, and technology of the emerging mobility era.