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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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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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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Google Aquisition of Motorola Mobility Impacts Telcos

by Phillip Redman  |  August 15, 2011  |  5 Comments

They say war makes strange bedfellows, and so does business.  Google announced its acquisition of Motorola Mobility Inc. (MMI), the recently spun-off cellular handset and set-top box maker.  MMI primarily sells its products to telcos–cable and wireless/wireline service providers, customers that Google has had a tenuous relationship with at best.  Google has been a force [...]

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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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With Apple and Google It’s More About Transparency

by Phillip Redman  |  April 28, 2011  |  Comments Off

Last week’s broad public disclosure that Apple was keeping a tracking file on iOS 4.0 devices once again points to how apple does business its own way.  For many, it was already known that the iPhone was easily tracked, with apps-a-plenty in the Apple App Store to help out on this.  Not to mention the [...]

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