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  • Business leaders know: Let in the smartphones, tablets, laptops

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Forward-thinking firms like Kraft didn't wait for employees to bring in consumer tech, but led the effort themselves
  • How CIOs can boost mobile app adoption

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Nearly 80 percent of mobile apps are abandoned after their first use, according to some reports.
  • BYOD morphs from lockdown to true mobility

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    Four companies that have been at BYOD for a while talk about how their programs have changed with the times. One key takeaway: Don't expect to save bundles of money.
  • The worst security SNAFUs this year (so far!)

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Security SNAFUs? How bad is it so far this year? Well, let's start with Snapchat's 4.6 million user database SNAFU, followed by a parade of retail stores including Neiman Marcus and Sally Beauty Holdings, telling their customers how their payment card information had been hacked. The hacker group Syrian Electronic Army was also busy tormenting Microsoft, among many others. And there's plenty of other mischief, such as denial-of-service attacks and cyber-espionage to round out what's only the first half of the year.
  • CIO meets mobile challenges head-on

    Posted July 7, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    In some ways, veteran CIO Sam Lamonica is an old dog learning new tricks.
  • What's next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax

    Posted July 7, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    While you consider which 802.11ac router to buy, the industry is working hard to render it obsolete.
  • Mobilizing your sales team brings challenges and high expectations to IT

    Posted July 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Equipping your sales force with smartphones and tablets makes for more efficient and happier sales people.
  • Why mobile strategies are stalling at many enterprises

    Posted June 11, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    CIOs know the value of having a mobile strategy. So why aren't companies doing it right? A study from Accenture sheds some light on why some companies aren't moving forward fast enough with their mobility initiatives.
  • 8 tips to improve mobile collaboration

    Posted April 30, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Mobile computing and workplace collaboration experts offer advice on how you can boost communication and productivity among your mobile employees.
  • How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers

    Posted April 24, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    The mobile-phone industry is in a state of flux. Where once you had little choice but to buy a subsidized phone from a major carrier and pay two years' worth of whatever monthly fees it chose to levy, now you have options aplenty.
  • USB Type-C: Simpler, faster and more powerful

    Posted April 15, 2014 - 11:50 am

    The next generation of USB cables will be easier to use and able to push more data faster.
  • Microsoft's Office for iPad shakes up mobile enterprise

    Posted April 15, 2014 - 11:16 am

    The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.
  • Survey: State of the enterprise 2014

    Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Cloud, mobile and other tech investments are expected to yield benefits to both the top and bottom lines. But communication, integration and shadow IT challenges lurk.
  • Should you get a hybrid laptop? A user report card

    Posted March 20, 2014 - 11:24 am

    Hybrids -- laptops whose displays detach to become tablets -- were designed to allow users to have one device with many uses. But do they work as advertised? We talked to some users to find out.
  • 12 tips for creating a mobile-friendly website

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Just because your website can be viewed on a mobile device doesn't make it mobile-friendly. To find out how to ensure your mobile customers have a positive experience, follow these suggestions from mobile experts and Web design and development pros.
  • Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful. Does that spell doom for Intel -- or is ARM's triumph overblown?
  • Stealthy attacks multiply and victims turn to spooks-as-a-service

    Posted February 26, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    As the list of victims of sophisticated cyber attacks expands, so does the need for high-priced talent to help investigate and recover from those attacks. The latest solution: hosted services offering access to cyber intelligence and incident response to customers who lack it.
  • How to choose the right enterprise mobility management tool

    Posted January 23, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    As mobile device management continues to morph, consider what's 'good enough' for what you need right now -- and don't neglect the user experience, whatever else you do.
  • Location-based services: Controversy at every level

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    Your smartphone can be a beacon telling the world where you are, with increasing precision. Is that good commerce or bad privacy, or maybe a bit of both?
  • 18 great uses for an old Android device

    Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:59 am

    That outdated Android device in your closet still has a lot to offer -- if you know what to do with it. Here are 18 excellent ways to give new life to an old phone or tablet.
  • Android invades the enterprise

    Posted January 2, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    How three companies are coping -- even thriving -- amid the Android explosion.
  • 3 trends that will make life harder for CIOs in 2014

    Posted December 20, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Robots, 3-D printers and wearable tech are indeed cool, but they should raise red flags for IT leaders. Here's how these emerging technologies will cause operations, privacy and user policy headaches for CIOs in 2014.
  • iOS 7 for developers

    Posted December 2, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    Apple's mobile OS offers all kinds of bells and whistles -- here's how to take advantage of them.
  • Spotlight on BYOD

    Posted October 31, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    "We're finally reaching the point where IT officially recognizes what has always been going on: People use their business device for nonwork purposes." -- David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
  • The tricky balancing act of mobile security

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Your workers' smartphones could be the weakest link in your security plan. Here's how to protect the devices and secure the data.
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