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Paul DeBeasi
Research VP
5 years with Gartner
29 years in IT industry

Paul DeBeasi is a research VP within Gartner IT Professionals Research. Mr. DeBeasi manages the research agenda for the Burton Network and Telecom Strategies coverage area. Read Full Bio

BlackBerry Alternatives: A Migration Strategy for the Mobile Enterprise

by Paul DeBeasi  |  February 7, 2013

Although there is currently no pressing need to move from BlackBerry to other mobile platforms, employee pressure to use more “modern and cool” devices, the trend of consumerization and BlackBerry’s recent problems have combined to force scenarios in which a growing number of IT departments are evaluating alternative platforms. This trend causes many enterprises to […]

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Cisco buys Meraki

by Paul DeBeasi  |  November 19, 2012

Cisco has announced their intent to buy Meraki. Meraki provides wired/wireless LAN and security products all managed via the cloud. What does “managed via the cloud” mean?  It means that the management server is in the cloud, rather than in the enterprise data center (see figure). The benefit of such an approach is ease of installation […]

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Cisco Connected Mobile Launch

by Paul DeBeasi  |  November 15, 2012

Cisco launched their Connected Mobile solution today. What is it?  In short, it is a method by which hotspot providers can advertise and deploy services to mobile devices before the device authenticates with the network and with little or no user action. Why should anyone care?  Well, think about what you have to do to login to WiFi […]

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Mobile Architecture – Now live on Gartner.com

by Paul DeBeasi  |  August 16, 2012

As I mentioned on Monday, Gartner has launched the first and only Mobile Reference Architecture for enterprise IT organizations. The Mobile Reference Architecture is an integrated set of research that helps IT organizations make technology, infrastructure and policy decisions that support their mobile initiatives.  The Mobile Solution Path provides a summary of the mobile reference […]

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The New Gartner Mobile Reference Architecture

by Paul DeBeasi  |  August 13, 2012

Summary: Gartner has introduced the first and only Mobile Reference Architecture for enterprise IT organizations. The Mobile Reference Architecture is an integrated set of research that helps IT organizations make technology, infrastructure and policy decisions that support their mobile initiatives.   The Mobile Reference Architecture will help IT organizations: Accelerate mobile solution deployment Satisfy a broad […]

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Cloud Computing, Pervasive Mobility, and TV White Space

by Paul DeBeasi  |  January 27, 2011

Question: What do Cloud Computing, pervasive mobility, and TV white space have to do with each other?  Answer: Read this blog post and find out! Virtually every customer conversation that I have these days is centered on the topic of mobility. Enterprise users want to communicate and collaborate anytime, anywhere, using any device. Most of […]

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