Apple, IBM partner in hopes of making mobile enterprise powerhouse

Two of IT's biggest companies had a problem: Apple wanted to get deeper into the enterprise, where iPhones have been elbowing BlackBerry's out of the way since they hit the market. Meanwhile IBM

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why IT needs to prepare for an environment with fewer Windows

Many CIOs still think that this is a Microsoft-dominated world when they look at the number of Windows desktops and servers in their environment. But a report last week from Gartner and comments

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Inside Apple’s iOS 8

The upcoming version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system has loads of consumer-type features. But a number are also aimed at IT managers and business users. At its annual developers conference this week,

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Apple to open iOS a little

In the fight over whether operating systems should be open or proprietary, Apple has always been in the proprietary corner, with its control over its operating systems. But facing fierce competition from Android

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

MobileIron bumps up security

With employees increasingly using a wide range of mobile devices, enterprises increasingly worry that security isn’t keeping up with desktop standards. Cloud mobile management provider MobileIron has just released new capabilities for its

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Putting the finger on security

Toting around a smart phone with a replacement value of several hundred dollars is something most people do casually these days, with little thought about security. For those who do, Samsung Electronics has

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Mobile World Congress: Lots of devices, but will they come here?

The annual Mobile World Congress has wrapped up in Barcelona with Samsung’s Galaxy 5 smart phone capturing most of the headlines. But there were a number of other announcements at the show that

Published on: February 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Four lessons from ‘Flappy Bird’

It’s one thing to make $50,000 a day from a regular job, but a completely different scenario when that income is made from a hobby. This was the case for Vietnamese developer Dong

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Chris Lau

Starbucks hikes security of iOS app

As most people know, a cup of coffee can wake you up from a drowsy state. Security experts say Starbucks’ mobile app should wake developers and users to how insecure smart phone apps can be. Last

Published on: January 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon