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Management Slideshow: Should IT Jettison the BlackBerry?

When Canadian firm Research In Motion (RIM) unleashed the first Blackberry devices on the world in 1999, it marked the first time corporate IT departments had a viable option for delivering Email to employees' mobile phones. No wonder the devices spread like a wildfire throughout corporate America, spawning a generation of professional "CrackBerry" addicts. But, as the mobile phone market... Read More >

Steve Jobs Biography Gives Glimpse Into Apple's Design Process

Apple's Steve Jobs used his intuitive sense to tinker and adjust the Apple product portfolio. Can a post-Jobs Apple evolve past that process? Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: RIM's BlackBerry Outage: Nine Ways to Restore Enterprise Goodwill

Research In Motion's BlackBerry services outage, which left some users worldwide without Email and messaging for more than a day, was a public relations challenge for the company, and an event that some analysts say could have a dramatic impact on RIM's future. It remains to be seen whether RIM's plans for a host of new "superphones" running the BBX operating system will help it regain market... Read More >

Apple's Steve Jobs Talks Microsoft, Google in New Bio

Apple's Steve Jobs spends a chunk of his new biography drawing contrasts between Apple and Microsoft, while opining on Microsoft CEOs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach

Sure, we all know that today's 24/7 business environment has kept us perpetually tethered to our mobile devices. But the act of texting or phoning while driving is reaching a critical point, according to a survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Nearly all survey respondents view these practices as dangerous. Yet, a significant number admit that they engage in such behavior behind... Read More >

BlackBerry Enterprise Defections Expected to Climb: Report

A survey by analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates reveals that the reason for the mass abandonment of BlackBerry devices in the enterprise is primarily due to a lack of user satisfaction. Only 16 percent of respondents indicated they were completely satisfied with their BlackBerry smartphone. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: The Legacy of Steve Jobs: 10 Innovation Lessons

In the wake of his death on Oct. 5, 2011, the media were rife with details about his life, his work, and his amazing legacy. Indeed, even before his passing, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had entered into the pantheon of technology legends whose work will influence generations to come. Enterprise CIOs know only too well how Jobs' innovations at Apple have permanently altered the enterprise... Read More >

RIM Says Sorry for BlackBerry Outage With Free Apps

RIM is offering free BlackBerry apps as part of its make-good for last week's BlackBerry service outages. Read More >

RIM Says BlackBerry Service Back Up and Running

RIM executives claimed on a conference call that all BlackBerry service has been restored for users worldwide. Read More >

RIM Experiences BlackBerry Outages Around the Globe

RIM BlackBerry users in North America are experiencing disruptions in service. An expert says there could be multiple causes. Read More >

Apple's Steve Jobs Transformed Enterprise Technology

Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have passed away, but his impact on enterprise technology and mobility will be felt for years to come. Read More >

Steve Jobs, Apple Legend, Dies at 56

The Apple co-founder, who had been in failing health since being diagnosed with cancer seven years ago, stepped down as CEO on Aug. 24. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Why It's So Hard for IT to Say ?No' to Apple at Work

Over the past week, we've been discussing Apple's potential influence in the enterprise. We've talked about why CIOs might want to go all-in with the company's products, and what you can expect if you do.... Read More >

Juniper's 'Simply Connected' Portfolio a Challenge to HP, Cisco

Juniper unveils new switches, a wireless LAN controller and Junos security software to help businesses address the BYOD trend. Read More >

Microsoft, Samsung Enter Into Android Licensing Agreement

Microsoft and Samsung have entered into an Android licensing agreement. Considering Samsung s size and Android portfolio, this is a very big deal. Read More >

Amazon Tablet to Take on Apple iPad, Nook, RIM PlayBook

Amazon's tablet could threaten not only the Apple iPad, but also Barnes & Noble's Nook, RIM's PlayBook, and other Android device manufacturers. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 9 Questions Every CIO Wants to Ask Apple's Tim Cook

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made the surprising decision in August 2011 to step down as CEO of and become chairman of the board, many CIOs couldn't help but wonder what the future would look like for the Cupertino, Calif.-based firm. (Editor's Update: Jobs... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: We're Going All-In With Apple: Now What?

In a recent slideshow, we examined why it's time for CIOs to consider going with an "all-in Apple strategy." If you have made up your mind to switch to Apple products in your enterprise, you need to be ready for some significant changes. At first, your employees... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons for CIOs to Go All-In On Apple

If you've been working in the IT business for a long time, you know the attitudes most folks have towards Apple. They typically acknowledge that the company's products are well-built and compelling to consumers, they fall short in many ways for enterprise users. Over the years, Apple has been viewed as little more than the enterprise also-ran against companies like Microsoft, HP, Dell, Lenovo,... Read More >

Apple's iPad 3 Won't Hit in 2011: Analyst

Apple's iPad 3 is unlikely to make an appearance in 2011, according to an analyst. The iPad franchise continues to dominate the tablet category. Read More >

Microsoft CEO Ballmer: More Effort Needed to Boost Windows Phone Sales

While admitting that the company hasn't sold as many Windows Phones in the first year as he would have hoped, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sounded a note of optimism about the smartphone platform's prospects. Read More >

Microsoft, Android Could Cause Fragmentation of Smartphone Market

Google Android and Microsoft's lawsuit efforts could poke manufacturers to embrace mobile operating systems like webOS, fragmenting the industry further. Read More >

Most Internet Users Will Be Mobile by 2015: Report

People are using mobile devices and notebooks to access the mobile Web more than ever before, according to an IDC report. Read More >

Apple, Samsung, HTC Ranked Most Satisfying Smartphones

Performance, ease of use, physical design and features were among the most important factors for customer satisfaction. Read More >

Can An Enterprise Go All Apple

Apple is on a roll in the consumer and prosumer space, but can a company go all Apple? Jason Brooks the director of eWeek Labs is interviewed by Eric Lundquist to analyze whether a company can go all Apple from clients to servers. The answer will surprise you as Apple in the server room conflicts with the trend to computer virtualization. Maybe iCloud will come to the rescue. Read More >

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