Mobile Basics

  • August 13, 2008 13 Aug'08

    Rugged mobile devices must be more than durable in harsh environments

    The durability of ruggedized mobile devices is only the first consideration for mobile managers with workers who take devices into hazardous environments. Connectivity, usability and portability are also important features.

  • July 30, 2008 30 Jul'08

    As SaaS takes off, mobile browsers start to matter more

    Mobile browsers have long been an afterthought on smartphones: Rendering was poor, and actually navigating a Web page required Zen-like patience. Forget about casual surfing. Today, however, the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) and the ...

  • July 07, 2008 07 Jul'08

    iPhone Help: Troubleshooting the top five enterprise problems

    When enterprise users need help with their iPhones, IT is charged with troubleshooting their shiny toys. Here's how.

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    Mobile phone beats out smartphone as device of choice

    Mobile phones edged out smartphones as the most commonly used devices in organizations, according to's recent survey, which also found that many companies support any kind of devices brought in by users.

  • January 24, 2007 24 Jan'07

    Mobile advances abound in 2007

    Mobility will again boom this year, and IDC predicts that mobile managers will face some unique challenges throughout the year.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Mobile computing in 2006 -- A look back

    Craig Mathias looks at last year's key developments in mobile computing and wireless communications.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    Battery recalls aren't free

    Notebook battery recalls billed as free could end up costing more than companies expect.

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    Motorola buys Symbol, users get greater flexibility

    After a few days of swirling rumors, Motorola today acquired Symbol Technologies, a move that will help users gain more flexibility in mobile device choice and support.

  • July 19, 2006 19 Jul'06

    3G making waves, especially in midsized business

    3G -- third-generation wireless technology -- is more affordable than Wi-Fi in many cases, and a recent survey found some businesses are starting to take notice.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    Nokia-Siemens deal gives enterprises better upgrade path: experts

    By joining forces, Nokia and Siemens plan to become one of the largest fixed-mobile convergence vendors. The merger could help network operators using their equipment to upgrade for bigger and better things

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    Presence debate heats up at Catalyst

    Presence is still lagging when it comes to enterprise deployments. Some blame the lack of federation. A panel of experts at last week's Catalyst Conference touched on the technology and debated where it is and where it should go.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    2005 news in review

    It's been a heck of a year. Here we compile the 10 most read news stories from our three sites --, and -- for the year 2005.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Smartphones still have lessons to learn

    To say that the mobile communications industry has made staggering progress over the course of the last 20 years could hardly be called an overstatement. Mobile phones, which once weighed upwards of 5 pounds and possessed only ephemeral battery life...

  • September 28, 2005 28 Sep'05

    The case for mobile outsourcing

    Adding mobile applications and services to an IT environment sounds like a great plan, until reality sets in. Managing applications, devices and users is tough enough, but dealing with new issues like wireless availability, billing for mobile ...

  • July 25, 2005 25 Jul'05

    A helping hand in mobility planning

    Need help formulating a mobile device strategy? Sprint says its new consulting service can help, but experts explain why the offering is somewhat unusual.