Curtis Franklin


What You Need to Know about IPv6

The Internet promises unlimited connectivity, but such connectivity requires that computers and devices find one another through a common address plan. The current plan, in place since the late 1970s, is running out of open...

Picking a Mobile Platform

How do you choose the mobile platform for your enterprise? It's one of those questions that tends to lead to a lot of starts and stops in the conversation. For some organizations, a single platform is key, leading them in a...

The iPads are Coming

Well, the room darkened, Steve Jobs spoke, and the iPad was released to the world -- a world that continues to spin on its access, populated by people who continue to wake up, go to work, go to sleep, and do all the other things they...

Apple Speculation Spectacular

Tomorrow morning, life as we know it will change. Or not. It depends on who you ask, really, and everyone seems to have an opinion. The source of the cyber-singularity is, of course, Apple's announcement of -- something. Now, we...

10 great iPhone apps for business users

As a member of the nomadic business class, I appreciate how Apple has managed to make a device as small as the iPhone a truly useful enterprise tool. Thanks to the wildly successful App Store, an amazing number and variety of apps...

HP Netbook Impressed at CES

Before this month's CES, I wrote that the netbook doesn't have to die. It seems a little strange, but there were those who said that this netbook was a doomed class of product, destined to get larger and more expensive until it...

A WiMAX-based Media Backpack at CES

Just how portable can mobile networking be?

My Favorite Product from CES is a Ford

I've been working my way through the video and text reporting notes I collected at CES, and I'm ready to announce my choice for my favorite product at the show -- the Ford Work Solution . In this package, it's a little larger than...

CES Mobility Trends

I'm sitting down at the end of the first day of the Computer Electronics Show with a head that's close to spinning with all the products I've seen aimed at mobile enterprise users (and, to be fair, all those that are aimed at other...

Netbooks Don't Have to Die

So here we are in the new year and the questions keep coming: Is the netbook over and out? The Times seems to think that it is, the victim of user demand for more features and the resulting price tag on those features--"death from...

Brute Force Wins Security War

A couple of days ago a friend sent email asking whether the news that GSM security has been broken was a serious problem for cell phone users. The story hasn't gotten much traction in the press (people seem to have taken the week...

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