As Mobile World Congress continues in Barcelona, the world of mobility is all aflutter regarding Microsoft's announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series (I am still struggling with that name). Fresh off the heels of that news, we have coming today from our friends in Waterloo news of their own. It's not surprising that they would have their own big announcement because most if not all platform vendors want to one-up each other, especially at an event such as Mobile World Congress. I'm digressing. Research in Motion announced today they will soon be offering the BES (The BlackBerry Enterprise Server) to all...for free. Well, sort of...
It's snowing today in Boston. This year has actually been rather easy in terms of snowfall in New England this year...certainly unlike what other cities like Washington D.C. have been dealing with in the last 10 days (I understand they now have over 3ft or 1m of snow on the ground!). Taking a quick break from today's busy schedule I came across this rather interesting article at GigaOM talking about why wireless carriers should care about customer care.
It's interesting to see this topic come up again, especially in the context of how T-Mobile has for so long heralded its customer care, while until recently Sprint has suffered much criticism for its "less than optimal" quality of care. The article did however make me think of one thing.
The mercury in the thermometer has dropped considerably in the last few weeks. There’s now also a considerable amount of snow on the ground, and people have in their homes a wide range of colorful lights on at night. I guess that means I have to accept that we are in the holiday season and that the end of the year is upon us.
While the holiday season is certainly a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, it’s also a great time to reflect on the past year, as well as think about the year to come. With a hot cup of cocoa in front of me, here are my five wishes for enterprise mobility for 2010.
Hello from the frozen tundra of Boston. I've actually been rather under the weather for the last few days, hence the dearth of blog entries here. There was one article that caught my eye however that I did want to comment on once I was back on my feet. In case you may have missed it, it was reported last week that Iraqi insurgents were able to hack into the US military's "Raptor" unmanned drone systems.
There's nothing like having a few days of holiday cheer, some great college football and too much turkey to get one thinking about all we should be thankful for in the world of enterprise mobility. I took these last couple of days to reflect on some of the key issues that we are facing in our industry, including the issues related to managing and securing the iPhone.
Hey, I never said I had a *real* life. Actually, I did take time to catch up on some reading that included some Melville and Shakespeare, which of course, is the inspiration for the title of today's entry.
Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States. It's supposed to be a day off, yet somehow I found myself in front of the computer most of the day playing catch up on various things. In any case, seeing how I have been playing catch up, and it's actually time for me to enjoy this wonderful holiday with my family, Let me leave you all with a piece I recently penned on the importance of secuirty in the context of enterprise mobility. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Hello from the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. What a truly amazing view of the New York City skyline from this location. Today was an incredibly wonderful, albeit hectic day. While it was filled with both planned and unplanned meetings, I knew it was going to be a great day by the time I met with the participants of the opening keynote panel I was moderating at the Mobile Business Conference at Interop.
You know how much I like to read. I feel as if I spend half my day (a long one, at that) reading. I like to read blogs, news sites, interviews, press releases and also looking at research that is being disseminated both by my company, as well as others. Right or wrong, I don't always agree with what I see. Yesterday was such a case, when I stumbled upon this piece of research.
As I get ready to watch the New England Patriots play the New York Jets (I hope we crush them), I wanted to let you know I just created a new group on LinkedIn called Enterprise Mobility Managed Services. As our space continues to evolve, there's a growing trend where companies are looking not to manage mobility on their own, but work with a third party to actually help them with it...this will of course ultimately evolve to mobile outsourcing, but until then, let's have a LinkedIn group for managed services.
Hot off the press at 3am this morning, Verizon announced today that it is now offering both through Verizon Wireless and Verizon Business a new suite of mobility management services for wireless expense management, logistics, mobile device management, security and mobile application management. This is some pretty interesting news, but I wonder how successful this will ultimately be.