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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 Name Change, But Not A Game Change

by Phillip Redman  |  January 30, 2013  |  Comments Off

RIM had two big announcements today–it is changing its name to BlackBerry (and who didn’t sometimes call it that already ?)  and it released its long awaited new smartphonse today, the touch-based Z10 and the keyboard equipped Q10.  They are based completely on the QNX platform and makes BlackBerry (finally) competitive with the Apple iPhone and the best Android […]

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Not Your Parent’s Wireless

by Phillip Redman  |  January 18, 2012  |  Comments Off

Wireless technology really gets a bad rap.  For all its incredible capabilities, connecting voice and data services at 65 MPH, delivering video in your hand, providing real-time interaction, wireless technology has become to known as a fickle, unreliabe connection.  It may be true for a lot of what people encounter as general purpose use (WiFi […]

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4G: The Next Frontier for Celluar Networks

by Phillip Redman  |  December 2, 2011  |  Comments Off

Today we have something from one of my colleagues, Sylvain Fabre, who has recently put together a collection of research on cellular 4G.  Sylvain Fabre is a research director in the Carrier Network Infrastructure group of Gartner. 4G: The Next Frontier for Celluar Networks Recently, a committee of UK members of parliament criticized mobile operators for […]

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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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The Next Generation Hotspot: Global

by Phillip Redman  |  July 8, 2011  |  Comments Off

About ten years ago, millions of Wi-Fi hotspots began their emergence to offer those with Wi-Fi-enabled devices wireless high-speed access in hotels, coffee shops and airports (to name a few).  At that time, remotes access was supported mainly through an Ethernet hook-up or even a RJ11 jack into a wired telephone!  This was just the […]

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Analyst Briefing Season Has Begun

by Phillip Redman  |  March 30, 2011  |  Comments Off

As I write this, I sit on a semi high-speed train running south from Boston through the Connecticut coastline towards the New York Metro area.  It is the beginning of analyst briefing season.  Like the greenish grass that emerges each Spring, most of the large technology vendors host groups of analysts to meet their executives […]

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Managing Mobility Conundrum

by Phillip Redman  |  June 14, 2010  |  2 Comments

Last week I spent a lot of time with user clients going over some of their main business issues relating to mobile networks and the enterprise. At each meeting, the most burning question was not related specifically to technology, but how to manage the ever expanding number of mobile and wireless platforms and services. In […]

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Verizon Business Launches International FMC Solution

by Phillip Redman  |  May 11, 2010  |  Comments Off

One of the more common questions I get is how to reduce the cost for international roaming.  Though roaming impacts a smaller percentage of U.S. users, the cost of international roaming is the highest per user cellular cost for most companies. Voice rates run above US$.99 per minute and data costs can be above US$2.00 […]

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Time To Make The CTO A Cabinet Position

by Phillip Redman  |  April 7, 2010  |  2 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency.The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.–FCC Website The FCC recently […]

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