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Patent Verdict Analysis: Apple Wins, Samsung/Google Loses, Microsoft/RIM Opening

August 27, 2012 – | Comments Off281 views

It is impossible to underestimate the impact of the nine jurors in the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit. These individuals have provided government/legal approval for what will possibly be an Apple-dominated smartphone ecosystem (at least in the US) for years to come. With the pending release of the iPhone5, possible reluctance by mobile carriers to promote/sell Android devices (do they want to …

Google Product Announcements and Enterprise Acceptance

July 5, 2012 – | Comments Off160 views

At the Angelbeat Birmingham Spring 2012 seminar, Google spoke about BBVA Compass (second largest bank in Alabama, fourth largest in Texas, assets more than one trillion dollars) standardizing on Google Apps. After hearing this presentation, I have been closely monitoring Google’s enterprise/product offerings. Recently they have made several announcements that are individually significant, and collectively really important to IT professionals. …

Does a Physical Keyboard Matter?? Surface Strategy, BlackBerry Demise

July 5, 2012 – | Comments Off330 views

The Microsoft Surface all-in-one magnetic cover and keyboard is touted as one of its biggest, innovative features. From what I’ve read and heard, I’d agree.My assistant uses her iPad along with a separate keyboard. It works great but if we could eliminate one item (however small and light) to carry with us while traveling, that would be great. Seeing the …

How Microsoft can compete in Phones & Tablets – Insights from Angelbeat Attendees

July 5, 2012 – | Comments Off368 views

I surveyed thousands of IT professionals who attended one of the 30 Angelbeat events held so far in 2012, asking if they wanted Microsoft as a viable competitor to Apple and Google in the tablet and smartphone space. Angelbeat attendees are widely respected/known for their technical expertise and vendor knowledge, with many also admitting to a healthy skepticism of Microsoft. …

BYOD Deployment: Importance of Segmenting Personal & Business Data, Upgrading Wireless Network

July 5, 2012 – | Comments Off412 views

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) initiatives are among the top priorities amongst CIO’s in 2012. The appeal is obvious. Give your employees the freedom to use their device of choice at both home and at work. Reduce if not eliminate capex spending on new desktops, laptops and/or phones. Lower software licensing fees with VDI/virtual desktop/thin client software platforms from VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and …