Enterprise Mobility

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IDC believes workforce mobility, the continued blurring of work and personal time, and the proliferation of affordable, highly featured smartphones and tablets are creating demand for mobile printing. Traditional IT has been slow to respond and vendors have chosen to package solutions to help business meet user needs of document access and mobile printing.

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Market activity in mobile hit fever pitch this past month with Microsoft, Google, RIM and Motorola Solutions making big announcements. How are Europe's enterprises coping with a mobility market moving at light speed?

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Organisations must have a clear mobility strategy that ensures mobile technology is an investment that works hard to deliver business value and meet the demands of increasingly mobile workforce. At the foundation of its successful implementation and execution is profiling. Profiling helps IT gain a clearer assessment of the personal productivity tools suited for specific user groups and workstyles within the organisation. In the past, many IT departments provided either blanket technologies for all staff or

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Mobility and Manufacturers' Key Strategic Vendors

By Kimberly Knickle

If you've been reading our manufacturing research for some time, you know that we've grouped the influential IT vendors in the manufacturing industry using the acronym SHOMI (pronounced "show me") to represent SAP, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM. Manufacturers invest heavily in these SHOMI vendors for IT applications, infrastructure, hardware, services and, sometimes, even mobile devices. It's not unusual for manufacturers to first investigate what the SHOMI vendors can provide today or will

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Much has been written about Wireless LANs (WLANs) over the past few years, especially as enterprise IT has rolled out large scale wireless networks as overlays on their wired ethernet deployments. So one may ask- what's new with enterprise networks, especially as it relates to WLANs. It's the smart mobile devices- stupid. It’s the iPhones and the Android-based phones in the hands of enterprise users who are looking for instant gratification. Add to that the more recent tablet phenomena- and the number

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Over on the IT Governance blog, I recently posted thoughts and data on the enterprise "tabelet" versus "PC" debate. If you are interested:

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I have just spent 3 days at a very successful IQPC end-user event in Brussels. The format of the show is unique in that it is designed as a heavily-vetted, match-making service between CIOs needing mobility solutions and a select set of relevant vendors keen on providing them. In the past, the Enterprise Mobility Exchange focused mainly on field mobility in utilities, telco and transport-logistics verticals, but this year the cross-section of attendees and speakers from an array of sectors and technology do

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At RIM's BlackBerry World on May 2, 2011, the company launched BlackBerry Balance addressing the need for companies to support the influx of BlackBerry devices and provide the same security and management you'd expect from the BES, but deliver the end-users the opportunity to utilize their own device and personal content. 

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I was interviewed last week by expert mobile enterprise and SAP-sponsored blogger Kevin Benedict ahead of IQPC's Enterprise Mobility Exchange in Brussels May 9-11. At the event, both Kevin and I will be speaking to the CIOs in attendence on enterprise mobility. Like most of Kevin's discussions in his mobile enterprise expert series, the topics covered in the interview were vast and his questions relevant to CIOs globally. Given that many European organizations are looking for b

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Several themes seemed to govern most of the conversation at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) including the proliferation of tablets, the momentum behind the Android platform and of course what will become of Nokia now that it is an OEM aligned to Microsoft in the smartphone segment. These conversations will continue throughout 2011 but one key area that seemed to stand out relative to previous years was the mobile enterprise. We have highlighted some of the key areas illustrating why below.

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