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iPad Adoption on the Rise in the Enterprise

Apple has been saying for well over a year now that the iPad is making headway in the enterprise. In fact, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the slate is being adopted by the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies. Smaller enterprises are also warming to the device, indicating that a product initially designed for consumers can be a success in the corporate world. That was made even clearer in a... Read More >

Smartphone Users Seek Instant Satisfaction

More people now own a smartphone in the U.S.—45 percent of adults—than own a cell phone, according to a recent Pew Internet & American Life poll. Smartphones will account for a $320 billion market by 2016, industry research reveals, compared to $150 billion in 2011. While the ubiquitous nature of these devices is clear, we're still figuring out what impact they are making on our... Read More >

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

It’s time for another year of new challenges and new decisions for CIOs. Over the last 12 months, things have changed rapidly in the enterprise world. Mobile products, like those from Apple and Samsung, have more and more made their way into the office. And surprisingly, companies that once stood above the fray in the corporate world, including Research In Motion and Microsoft, have... Read More >

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

The enterprise is ready and willing to adopt tablets. In fact, an increasing number of companies are bringing slates into the office. The idea is that employees will benefit from the tablet’s mobility and overall productivity features and, in the process, save the company some cash. It’s a concept that, upon further inspection, actually holds up well. For many CIOs, the idea that... Read More >

Guess What? Your Employees Don't Care What You Say

A strange thing is happening in the enterprise. Whereas once it was the CIO who decided what technology would be used in the workplace, nowadays employees are often making that decision. With BYOD and consumerization impacting companies around the globe, employees are now deciding which mobile devices they will use in the office. And when it’s time for them to use a computer to do their... Read More >

BYOD Supported by Employees' 'Live-to-Work' Ethos

The BYOD craze has swept the world. From mature markets to developing markets, IT decision makers are increasingly allowing employees to bring their own devices into the office and use them for work purposes. In a surprising number of cases, employees are unilaterally bringing devices into the office and deciding that their employers should allow them to use them. After all, the employees... Read More >

Mobile Devices Are Set to Inundate Enterprises

Remember when the BlackBerry mattered so much to the enterprise? Research In Motion's (RIM's) smartphones were everything to corporate customers that realized that they could have employees working no matter where they were. For employees, the BlackBerry became a bit of an obsession, a product that they carried with them at all times and delivered to them easy access to the office and even... Read More >

10 Facts CIOs Should Know About the New iPads

On Oct. 23, Apple finally took the wraps off its iPad Mini. The device, which was rumored for months, comes with a 7.9-inch screen and a new design. In addition, the tablet, which Apple says is capable of being held in one hand, will come with 4G LTE service when it launches in mid-November. The WiFi-only version of the iPad Mini is expected to hit store shelves on November 2. Aside from the... Read More >

Apple, Google Will Own Mobile Market in 2012

Google and Apple will capture so much of the mobile market by the end of 2012 that there won't even be a viable No. 3 spot left, according to a new report from Global Equities Research. Read More >

Android, Apple Dominance Leaves No Room for Third Platform: Report

Sorry, Microsoft. According to Global Equities Research, Apple and Android will eventually share 98 percent of the mobile market, leaving Microsoft and RIM to fight over the remaining 2 percent. Read More >

China to Become World's Largest Smartphone Market

China is expected to be 2012's largest smartphone market, thanks to falling prices of lower-end Android phones, says IDC. Read More >

Samsung Windows 8 Smartphone, Slate-Style Tablets, Galaxy Note II Introduced

Weeks ahead of what could be a new Apple iPhone, iPad and iTV, Samsung introduced a Windows 8 smartphone, two tablet-like Slates and a 5.5-inch Note II. These follow news of two video-friendly AiO PCs. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: The Mobile Worker: An Inside Look

There's no denying that mobile products have dramatically altered the ways in which live and work. Far too many of are sleeping with our smartphones. And we're betting that most of you can't even Read More >

Samsung to Debut 5.5-Inch Galaxy Note Tablet

Samsung will introduce a 5.5-inch version of its Galaxy Note tablet at the IFA 2012 show Aug. 29, according to a report. The device will reportedly feature the S Pen stylus, quad-core processor and the "Jelly Bean" version of Google's Android mobile operating system. Read More >

Windows Slideshow: Microsoft Revised: Why the Software Giant Still Matters to CIOs

On the mobile front, Microsoft has been facing formidable competition from Apple's ubiquitous iPhones and iPads as well as popular smartphones from manufacturers such as Samsung featuring Google's Android platform. But in the wake of Apple's $1.05 billion patent win... Read More >

Apple's $1.05 Billion Patent Win May Boost Microsoft, Nokia

Samsung products included several features that are protected by Apple patents, a jury has ruled on Aug. 24. This considerable setback for Samsung could be a major market opportunity for Nokia and Microsoft. Read More >

iPad Mini Name, Separate Apple Event Keep Rumor Mill Churning

Apple will call its smaller tablet the iPad Mini and hold a separate event to introduce the device, according to recent reports, "confirming" the news as much as is possible without word from Apple. Read More >

Google Motorola Lawsuit Puts Apple on Patent Defensive, Analysts Say

The escalating patent infringement fight between Google's Motorola Mobility unit and Apple is about to get even uglier as the companies fight for the huge mobile market, say analysts. Read More >

Judge Urges Apple, Samsung CEOs to Talk it Out After Patent Trial

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over Apple s patent suit against Samsung, suggested the CEOs of both companies talk to try to settle the case before it goes to the jury. Read More >

Weak BYOD Security Endangering Company Data

Businesses are in danger of data breaches without informing employees of BYOD security policies and best practices. Read More >

IBM Could Want RIM's Enterprise Services Division: Report

RIM's enterprise-services unit is of interest to IBM, according to Bloomberg. As with reports that Samsung could benefit from a RIM buy, much depends on how BlackBerry 10 is received. Read More >

If BlackBerry 10 Flops, RIM Could be Sold to Samsung, Analysts Speculate

BlackBerry 10 is a major improvement on BB7 but not enough to take back share from Apple, say analysts with Jefferies. After BB10's debut, they expect Samsung to purchase RIM as a mobile OS fallback plan. Read More >

Books Slideshow: Five Reasons Why Your Top Talent Leaves, and How to Keep Them

You'd think all of your employees would be holding on to their positions tightly as unemployment remains high, but for those with highly-valued skills, it is still a seekers market and companies have to compete to retain top performers. How can CIOs make sure their teams are happy and continue to put forth their best efforts instead of sending out resumes? In the book, Read More >

London Olympics Up Mobile Devices Theft Risk

Security firm Venafi estimated that 26,800 out of the 67,000 lost or stolen devices are likely to be smartphones. Read More >

Consumers Will Buy $2.1 Trillion Worth of Mobile Devices

Gartner analysts said that spending will increase to as much as $2.7 trillion by 2016, driving demand for everything from mobile devices to app store products. Read More >

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