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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Order From Chaos: Creating A Standard For Mobile App Management And Secuity

by Phillip Redman  |  May 17, 2013  |  Comments Off

If there’s one thing the mobile industry is known for is standards.  There’s a lot of them. In networking technology you have multiple Wi-Fi standards in use, 80.211 a, b, g, n, ac. In wide area wireless there are GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE. And for mobile OSes you have iOS, Android, QNX, Windows Phone, et [...]

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If Apple Won’t Do It, Somebody Else Should

by Phillip Redman  |  February 14, 2013  |  Comments Off

In a survey from December 2012, 63% of respondents said that  iOS will be their primary enterprise platform in the next twelve months, if it isn’t already.  There’s no doubt that Apple has taken the enterprise world by storm.  Its done just enough to offer enterprises security and management, and although there’s a list an [...]

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Can Containers Control Content?

by Phillip Redman  |  January 25, 2013  |  1 Comment

Over the last quarter–I’ve been getting a lot of questions around the capabilities of managing and securing content and enforcing policy on enterprise and third-party (application store) apps.  We often end up talking about mobile application containers.  Very few IT people know much around the containerization category–often listed under mobile application management.  It’s awareness level is [...]

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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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What To Expect When You’re Expecting: iPhone 5

by Phillip Redman  |  September 10, 2012  |  Comments Off

Hopes are running high this week.  For improved employment figures, for a stronger stock market?  No–for the new Apple iPhone 5 expected to be announced this Wednesday.  I’m not sure what people really expect, or want.  I guess that’s what’s so special about the launch of a new iPhone,  Apple seems to know what we [...]

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CTIA Wireless Conference 2012: Changing Of The Guard

by Phillip Redman  |  May 11, 2012  |  Comments Off

It’s funny–my first CTIA conference I went to in the mid-1990′s had kind of a start-up feel to it.  There weren’t a lot of big name companies there, not in the way we know the Nokias or Motorolas of today.There were quite a few industry exhibitors with speacilized products–cable seals or cellsite shelters, that you [...]

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Coming to the party? It’s BYOD.

by Phillip Redman  |  January 17, 2012  |  Comments Off

It’s nothing new: everyone wants more choice and that includes what mobile device they want to use also.  Mobile handheld devices span both corporate and personal uses so it’s only natural as more choices emerged that individuals would want to bring their own device (BYOD) to work.  Apple iPhone has generally been that choice and [...]

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BlackBerry Failure: Less Impactful Than Two Years Ago

by Phillip Redman  |  October 13, 2011  |  Comments Off

It wasn’t quite a yawn, but there was far less outcry this week than there would have been two years ago since BlackBerry service was out for three days.  As you probably know by now, a core switch failure led to intermittent delays and message delivery failures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Backlog [...]

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