Phillip Redman

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Microsoft Announces New Mobile Management Capabilities at TechEd Conference

by Phillip Redman  |  June 3, 2013  |  Comments Off

In the past few years, Microsoft has been in and out of mobility management. As leader in client management, (see the latest Gartner CM MQ), over 70% of all business PCs use Configuration Manager as part of Systems Center to manage their devices. But it’s only been in the past 18 months that Microsoft has been offering […]

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Mobile Device Management: Moving From Tactical To Strategic

by Phillip Redman  |  May 28, 2013  |  2 Comments

We published the latest MDM MQ last week. It’s a five month research process, starting with over 120 companies claiming MDM support. We did a deeper dive with almost 60 and finally settled on a top 18. Interestingly it wasn’t the technology itself that kept most out (though many that were excluded did not provide all four […]

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RIM Begins Its Comeback Year With BES 10 Launch

by Phillip Redman  |  January 23, 2013  |  5 Comments

In advance of its BB10 smartphone launch next week in New York City (no secret here, this has been widely talked about), RIM announced the release of BES 10 today–the next generation of its on-premise enterprise smartphone support. Before looking at that, how is RIM doing and what should everyone expect this year? There’s no doubt […]

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The Mobile Device Management Market Enters A New Phase

by Phillip Redman  |  December 7, 2012  |  Comments Off

Recent Gartner research shows that about 20% of medium and large businesses in the U.S. have already purchased MDM tools.  Many more are using polices set through their Exchange ActiveSynch servers.  MDM market growth has increased over the past two year, and will be over $500 million revenue in 2012 as we reported in our annual […]

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RIM Takes Important Steps in Enterprise Mobility

by Phillip Redman  |  May 2, 2011  |  1 Comment

Today is Capital Markets day at RIM where they talk about the year behind and the year ahead to financial analysts.  But this week is also its annual wireless conference, BlackBerry World and it made two important announcements that’s going to impact enterprise mobility management.  First, RIM is finally moving into multi-OS device support by […]

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Tax Relief For Companies Paying For Employee Mobile Phones

by Phillip Redman  |  September 28, 2010  |  Comments Off

I get asked a lot about taxes.  Though I am not a CPA, and I don’t play one at work, many IT managers were worried and asked me about the tax implications of personal cell phone usage on a business-paid phone (see my blog entry last year from June 18, 2009).  Leglislation to remove this […]

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Why Wireless Is Different Than The PC World

by Phillip Redman  |  July 8, 2010  |  1 Comment

I first started working in the wireless market over 15 years ago.  The economy and the interest in wireless has clearly expanded since then–which is obvious.  But what isn’t as obvious is that practices and business decisions that may make sense in another industry–computing or software–don’t stand a chance of succeeding in the wireless world–because […]

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Much Ado About Apple iOS4

by Phillip Redman  |  June 25, 2010  |  1 Comment

There was a lot of excitement in the air this week, or at least on the Internet, about the release of iOS4 to upgrade the iPhone 3G and 3Gs (and oh, yeah, the new iPhone 4 availability to those that pre-ordered!).  Currently, iPhone is a mile wide in enterprises, but only an inch deep–basically most […]

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Let Me Explain: Gartner’s Not Letterman’s Top 10

by Phillip Redman  |  October 21, 2009  |  Comments Off

This week is our annual Fall Symposium in Orlando and if that’s not breaking news enough (OK–any large meeting this year is news) then we also like to make some tech announcements. One of the bigger ones this year is that IT spending in 2010 is likely to grow 3.3% versus a 5.2% decline we […]

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When Will AT&T Put Enterprises On The “A List”?

by Phillip Redman  |  September 11, 2009  |  Comments Off

This week, AT&T announced its plans to allow customers to call a predefined group of numbers, both in and out of the AT&T network where the call won’t count against their buckets of minutes. Called the “A List,” this was in response the Verizon Wireless’s adoption of the “Friends & Family” program earlier this year […]

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