Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers enterprise mobile issues, including mobility management, security, hardware and apps, and enterprise collaboration technology.

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4 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

4 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain is often not understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

Q&A: How TiVo’s CIO manages disparate mobile platforms

Q&A: How TiVo’s CIO manages disparate mobile platforms

Tivo CIO Steve Palmucci faces a disparate set of mobile platforms to secure and manage and, while he's managed that so far, he also has a wish list of features that could unite his mobile and desktop environments under one umbrella.

Rogue cell phone surveillance gives rise to mobile threat defense

Rogue cell phone surveillance gives rise to mobile threat defense

University of Washington researchers developed a system to detect cellular anomalies and pinpoint cell phone surveillance devices. The technology could be used to better protect enterprise users, especially when they're traveling.

More enterprises are building their own custom mobile apps

More enterprises are building their own custom mobile apps

Three-quarters of enterprises have now begun some level of mobile app development — a marked increase in just one year, according to Gartner.

Intel and Microsoft-Qualcomm are at odds over Windows 10 ARM emulation move

Intel and Microsoft-Qualcomm are at odds over Windows 10 ARM emulation move

Microsoft and Qualcomm are preparing to launch a full version of Windows 10 on ARM processors including x86 app emulation, a move that would give companies greater mobility choices. But Intel isn't happy.

Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

Several big vendors are working to place blockchain's distributed ledger technology next to ERP systems so trusted entities can share data on everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and...

How Windows 10 changes enterprise mobility management

How Windows 10 changes enterprise mobility management

Since its launch, Windows 10 has forced enterprises to rethink how they manage their PC and mobile environments. But even with useful built-in tools, the OS still leans on third-party MDM tool sets.

Why mobile apps management trumps a traditional BYOD strategy

Why mobile apps management trumps a traditional BYOD strategy

Most employees don’t get corporate-approved smartphones or tablets, and policies that include wiping personal devices of data have a “chilling effect” that courts civil lawsuits. So companies should focus on managing a specific set of...

Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft believes it can devise a viable DNA-based storage device to store the amount of information in an entire data center in a piece of hardware the size of a corporate copy machine.

WD aims to tame growing data needs with latest enterprise SAS SSD

WD aims to tame growing data needs with latest enterprise SAS SSD

WD's highest performance data center-class SAS SSD so far has up to 7.6TB of capacity, read/write speeds of more than 2GBps and can sustain up to 10 full drive writes a day.

3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

Working with a Michigan foundry, Autodesk used its Netfabb 3D design software to create a 3D printed mold to make a magnesium airline seat frame that could save an airline more than $200 million in fuel costs.

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