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The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System.  Read Original Content CDFA’s ... (more)

Sun CEO Reviews Company's Prospects for 2009-10

Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz has been reviewing Sun's three major strategic imperatives, and the company's progress going in to its next fiscal year. As industry blogs go, the three entries he's produced so far are miniature masterpieces. A fourth and last one is on its way. The first in the series, titled "Understanding Sun in Three Easy Steps," kicks off with the bright and breezy intro: "We're approaching the end of our fiscal year, and given all the swirl in the economy, I thought it worthwhile to restate where Sun's headed as a company, to let customers, partners, employees and investors see and understand where we're headed. Clarity's always useful, doubly so in times of uncertainty." But it isn't long before Schwartz shows us how he's earned his reputation as one of the industry's most insightful bloggers, with a natural ear for a ringing phrase: "I'm neither wo... (more)

Sony Tablet Coming Sometime

Sony CEO Howard Stringer told the Japanese newspaper Nikkei this past weekend that Sony expects to have an Android 3.0 tablet out this summer beginning in the US. Sony then apparently changed the timetable to the end of the year. Singer may be talking about a 9.4-inch touchscreen S1 Playstation tablet with an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip that's curved like a rolled up magazine at one end and may include the cross-platform PlayStation Suite games framework. The Wi-Fi price will reportedly be $600. There's another Sony widget that's supposed to have a clamshell design. ... (more)

BusinessWeek Piece on Cloud Computing Misses The Point

Steve Hamm (@stevehamm31) of BusinessWeek - pictured below -got a big article on #cloudcomputing into last week’s issue.  It rightly points out that cloud computing is the big thing and will keep us busy for the next 10 years.  Unfortunately, a lot of the article is misleading or missing key context. His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps (sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps and get a cut of the “upline” commission).  Nothing in the article explains how this is a “cloud computing” solution.  Remote/mobile accessible applications have been around almost as long as the Internet.  The article doesn’t say, but I suspect that the system serving up all this info is a traditionally developed and deployed one sitting inside the Avo... (more)

Acer Reorgs to Meet Crisis

Less than three weeks after Acer's CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci quit in a disagreement with the board over what to do about the company's flagging PC business, it has named Jim Wong president and also made him responsible for developing the mobile devices Acer needs to ward off Apple's cannibal iPads. The effort will be housed in a new Touch Business Group (TBG) dedicated to smartphones and tablets. Its existing smartphone operation will be melded into the new unit. Acer was hoping to sell six million tablets this year, starting with the unit it put out in February. Acer chairman JT Wang will remain CEO, the job he picked up when Lanci left. Campbell Kan gets to run what now becomes Acer's PC Global Operations (PCGO) and struggle with the fact that the world's second-largest PC maker after HP just cut its Q2 delivery forecast from flat to down another 10% qu... (more)

Unplug Everything!

Just kidding…partially.  Have you seen the latest 2011 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report?  It is chock full of data about breaches, vulnerabilities, industry demographics, threats and all the other internet security terms that make the headlines.  It is an interesting view into cybercrime and like last year, there is also information and analysis from the US Secret Service, who arrested more than 1200 cybercrime suspects in 2010.  One very interesting note from the Executive Summary is that while the total number of records compromised has steadily gone down – ‘08: 361 million, ‘09: 144 million, ‘10: 4 million – the case loads for cybercrime is at an all time high – 141 breaches in 2009 to a whopping 760 in 2010.  One reason may be is that the criminals themselves are doing the time-honored ‘risk vs. reward’ scenario when determining their bounty.  Hey, ju... (more)

The Consumerization of IT: The OpsStore

Tablets, smart phones and emerging mobile devices with instant access to applications are impacting the way in which IT provides services and developers architect applications. When pundits talk about the consumerization of IT they’re mostly referring to the ability of IT consumers, i.e. application developers and business stakeholders, to provision and manage, on demand, certain IT resources, most usually that of applications. There’s no doubt that the task of provisioning the hardware and software resources for an application is not only tedious but time-consuming and that it can easily – using virtualization and cloud computing technologies – be enabled with a self-service interface. Consumers, however, are demanding even more and some have begun to speculate on the existence of “app stores” within IT; a catalog of application resources available to consumers th... (more)

Why Recent Storms Do Not Mean the Cloud Has Burst

Is the cloud inherently insecure? Should we be yearning for the Good Old Days? Hackers and outages have certainly made sure it has rained on the cloud parade in recent months. Repeated attacks on Sony’s Playstation network have rekindled the debate about the security of the cloud as have cloud failures at Amazon, Google and Microsoft.So, has the padlock come off? Is the cloud inherently insecure? Should we go back to the old days? The answer is no, no and no. The Cloud approach continues to offer a unique opportunity to business. Managing and maintaining complex hosting environments in-house can be time consuming and costly so handing that over to a company that specialises in hosting services not only reduces a big burden on management, it can also be an effective way of reducing costs. The key comes when that handover takes place. Like handing over your new born ... (more)

Another Nail in the Apple-Samsung Relationship

Samsung told the Korea Times Monday that it will be terminating its contract to supply Apple with LCD displays next year. It blames it on the margins it can fetch from Apple's business although it appears that it's really Apple that's doing the "terminating" by shifting its orders elsewhere. Apple is Samsung's largest components customer, but Apple's belief that Samsung stole its iPhone and iPad technology and the worldwide litigation that has resulted has driven a massive wedge between the two companies. The paper says Samsung Displays "believes its American partner is no longer a cash-generator due to the iPhone maker's stiffer supply-chain management structure." Apple has been rumored to be moving its business to Samsung rivals and Samsung's move seems to confirm the scuttlebutt. Evidently Apple is getting better pricing in the process. An unidentified "senior ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 9, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! With support from the Indian government, a new mobile phone early warning system will be launched in India in April to alert millions of people to potential disasters such as tsunamis and typhoons.  The system has the ability to send immediate SMS messages to all mobile phones in a designated locality, providing precise... (more)

Samsung Receives 'Best in Show' Award at CTIA WIRELESS 2006; Four Samsung Mobile Phones Receive Emerging Technology Awards

LAS VEGAS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA WIRELESS -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) announced today that its t509 wireless phone has been chosen "Best in Show" from among almost 200 submissions for the Wireless Emerging Technologies Award at CTIA WIRELESS 2006. Additionally, the company's t709 took second place in the mobile phone/camera phone category, while its i830 and t719 were awarded second and third place in the smartphone category, respectively. Award recipients were announced today in a ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CTIA WIRELESS 2006 Convention. The Wireless E-tech Awards program is designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of Consumer, Enterprise and Network technology. Nearly 200 applications were submitted and reviewed by a panel of recognized members ... (more)