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  • Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

    The new Apple-IBM partnership seems sure to help Apple sell more iPads to businesses, but it may also be setting off alarm bells at mobile device management companies large and small.

    Written by Matt Hamblen17 July 14 02:57
  • BlackBerry is laser-focused on the enterprise with BES10

    After encountering problems last year selling its newest smartphones, BlackBerry has shifted to a stronger focus on the enterprise, especially through distribution of its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobility management client software.

    Written by Matt Hamblen09 May 14 04:48
  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

    Written by Marc Ferranti09 Dec. 13 19:51
  • Are your smartphone apps selling you out?

    Apple's App Store, Google's Play store and other app stores are packed with apps that can compromise your security and privacy without you ever knowing anything bad happened. What's a mobile app user to do?

    Written by Mike Elgan07 Dec. 13 12:04
  • Fade to Black(Berry): Eight years covering the rise and fall of RIM

    This post has been a long time coming. I started covering Research In Motion (RIM), now BlackBerry, for CIO.com in 2005. That was less than 10 years ago, but the world was a different place, especially when you're talking technology.

    Written by Al Sacco08 Oct. 13 19:33
  • A breakup may be on the horizon for BlackBerry

    BlackBerry's likely buyer, Fairfax Financial Holdings, faces a tough road after the close of the $4.7 billion deal, with many analysts saying its only option is to break up the company.

    Written by Matt Hamblen07 Oct. 13 10:04
  • What's next for BlackBerry?

    The group trying to buy BlackBerry for US$4.7 billion will likely break up the company, wiping out its smartphone division while preserving BlackBerry's secure network services used by large enterprises. But one analyst said he hopes that's not the case.

    Written by Matt Hamblen23 Sept. 13 21:19
  • Have we reached gadget fatigue?

    Smartphones are everywhere, and smartwatches are poised to follow. Techies are eying Google Glass. And we now wear our technology on our sleeve. Have we finally reached gadget overload?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige05 Sept. 13 18:22
  • BlackBerry up for sale: Five reasons it went wrong

    BlackBerry has announced that it is has essentially put itself up for sale. So where did it all go wrong for Canadian firm which was once a leader in the mobile industry?

    Written by Chris Martin14 Aug. 13 08:13
  • Dual persona smartphones non grata at Starz

    Among several BYOD strategies Starz has tried over the past five years, dual persona smartphones -- offering employees a business and personal interface -- took off like a lead balloon.

    Written by Lucas Mearian04 June 13 10:18
  • The Grill: NFL CIO uses analytics to improve player safety

    Michelle McKenna-Doyle, CIO for the National Football League, is driving innovation with analytics, using sensors to track players on the field and monitoring player health and safety with lab analysis of helmets.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell20 May 13 10:14
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