• Hybrid approach key to enterprise Wi-Fi success

    Enterprise Wi-Fi coverage is a key aspect of communications infrastructure planning as dual-mode smartphones and mobile handsets replace desk phones. Successful Wi-Fi strategies must incorporate hy...

  • wireless application service provider (WASP)

    WASP is also an acronym for the Web Standards Project.

  • geostationary satellite

    A geostationary satellite is an earth-orbiting satellite, placed at an altitude of approximately 35,800 kilometers (22,300 miles) directly over the equator, that revolves in the same direction the ...

  • Hospital chain boosts indoor cellular with DAS

    With terrible indoor cellular coverage impeding its ability to support mobile users, the hospital chain Baptist Healthcare System adopted a distributed antenna system from ADC. The system improved ...

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  • Mobile device workshop: Mobile devices in health care

    This mobile device workshop examines the use of mobile devices in health care, including the policies necessary for mobile device security and the technical requirements of a mobile device rollout. 

  • Cost-effective mobile connectivity

    Countless companies are facing mounting mobile connectivity costs as more and more employees require mobile devices and travel around this rapidly shrinking globe. Make sense of the available mobile connectivity options and reduce costs before they g... 

  • Managing mobile applications: Creating a mobile Web

    Creating a enterprise-level mobile Web will take the assistance of the consumer, so applications will need to be relevant for both the enterprise and the consumer. 

  • Mobile data services development trends in 2007

    The wireless industry is evolving faster than ever and easy-to-use interfaces will allow extremely powerful data services on the network to be delivered to the handset user. In this column, Darrell Jordan-Smith takes a look at new data services archi... 

  • National Instruments overcomes geography with in-building wireless solution

    Like many organizations today, National Instruments was experiencing inadequate cellular coverage due to poor geography and weak signals from external cellular towers. This case study explores the in-building wireless solution that provides National ... 

  • Access on the road: Putting hotspot security to the test

    Lisa Phifer and Craig Mathias outline a number of steps that mobile users can take to protect themselves while working in hotspots. 

  • WiMAX 4G wireless is off and running with Sprint Nextel

    Just as 3G starts to gain a foothold with EV-DO and HSDPA from the major cellular carriers, Sprint Nextel ups the ante with the first 4G wireless broadband network to deploy in the U.S. Not surprisingly, WiMAX is at the core of it. 

  • IPsec VPNs for secure remote access

    To address the remote access needs of teleworkers, day extenders, and mobile workers more effectively, many companies are now adopting SSL VPNs. 

  • Products of the Year 2005

    You are invited to submit your company's mobile product(s) to be considered for our Products of the Year awards. Winning products will be highlighted in a special feature on SearchMobileComputing.com in January 2005. 

  • Increasing distance coverage

    SearchMobileComputing.com reader SaturnS had a question about increasing distance coverage. Wireless resident guru Lisa Phifer offered her advice. Here is a portion of the conversation. 

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  • Hospital chain boosts indoor cellular with distributed antenna system

    With terrible indoor cellular coverage impeding its ability to support mobile users, the hospital chain Baptist Healthcare System adopted a distributed antenna system from ADC. The system improved patient care at its hospitals and its ability to comp... 

  • Mobile devices not so open when carriers' bottom line is threatened

    While next-generation mobile phones are more open and play nicer with third-party developers, some applications are still taboo, particularly when they intersect with service provider interests. 

  • Motorola Good offers smartphone users NOC-based VPN

    Motorola Good Mobility Suite 6.0 offers smartphone users secure connections to all applications behind the firewall and beefs up its mobility management features. 

  • Smartphone diagnostics, troubleshooting go remote

    Smartphones have long been left out of the remote control support space, but LogMeIn recently unveiled a way to troubleshoot and diagnose device problems remotely. 

  • CRM SaaS vendors moving to mobile

    On-demand CRM vendors are extending their functionality into mobile applications, and though they can be a good fit for some, there's still a need for mobile platforms. 

  • BGAN has begun

    BGAN, Broadband Global Area Network, is ready to hit the U.S. this year. The satellite service will beam DSL speed connectivity to roughly 85% of the earth's landmass and 98% of its population. 

  • A taste of all-you-can-eat access

    Mobility services are intended to make it easier for road warriors to stay connected, but columnist Jonathan B. Spira is living proof that getting connected isn't always easy. 

  • Enterprise mobility: More than one application, more than one device

    The challenge of mobilizing employees increases as more departments hop on the self-service bandwagon, and more printed information becomes Web-based. How can IT managers offer their teams better access to mobile data? 

  • CTIA offers new speed for the road warrior

    This week's CTIA Wireless 2004 show in Atlanta brought the promise of new speed and applications to the road warrior. 

  • Commentary: The Greek road warrior

    If you think it's difficult to get a wireless connection in the U.S., try getting one overseas. In part two of his column, Basex chief analyst Jonathan Spira shares his connectivity frustrations during a recent international business trip. 

  • Does a mobile VDI platform make sense for your users?

    Mobile VDI isn't always a good fit. Ask these five questions to determine whether a mobile VDI platform makes sense for your users. 

  • Efficient enterprise Wi-Fi coverage requires hybrid approach

    Enterprise Wi-Fi coverage is a key aspect of communications infrastructure planning as dual-mode smartphones and mobile handsets replace desk phones. Successful Wi-Fi strategies must incorporate hybrid technologies like DAS, femtocell and FMC. 

  • Campus mobile telephony -- Evaluation criteria

    An increasing number of workers use their mobile telephones as their primary business telephone -- which complicates business cards, adds a second voicemail platform for users to manage and grows telephony budgets. Daniel Taylor discusses how investi... 

  • Campus mobile telephony -- Making hard decisions

    IT managers are trying to manage their campus mobile telephony situation, but they face a number of challenges. You can't change a user's behavior and confiscate cell phones at the door. So what do you do? Ease your worried minds (and shrinking budge... 

  • Campus mobile telephony -- In-building signal improvement

    If your workers are using their mobile telephones in the office, and dropped calls and network dead spots are becoming problematic, it's best to consider an in-building wireless solution to improve the performance of carrier networks on campus. In th... 

  • Campus mobile telephony -- The argument for Wi-Fi

    Dan Taylor examines Wi-Fi telephony in the enterprise and the prospects of Wi-Fi as a way to improve on-campus mobile telephone performance. 

  • In-building wireless, Part 1: Making the case

    Poor on-campus cellular coverage is a common problem. Dropped calls, weak signals and workers standing by the nearest window are commonplace in many businesses. Given this challenge, the question is what role the enterprise IT department should play ... 

  • In-building wireless, Part 2: Best practices

    In this tip, Daniel Taylor discuss best practices around design objectives, budgeting, architecture and planning in-building wireless. 

  • Mobile VPN roadtest

    Mobile VPNs let users keep the same virtual IP address when roaming from hot spot to cellular to office, preserving application and login state. In this tip, Phifer explores the business problems addressed by Mobile VPNs and shares her experience ins... 

  • Mobile VPN: Closing the gap

    PDA VPN clients have been around for nearly as long as PDAs themselves. From the simple PPTP client found in early Windows HPCs to standard IPsec clients embedded in today's Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones, solutions abound for tunneling from ... 

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  • Internet.org

    Internet.org is an initiative to make the Web affordable and accessible for people in developing and disadvantaged areas of the world. Mark Zucherberg, the Facebook CEO, spearheads the project, which operates as a global coalition of tech companies. ... 

  • wireless application service provider (WASP)

    WASP is also an acronym for the Web Standards Project. 

  • geostationary satellite

    A geostationary satellite is an earth-orbiting satellite, placed at an altitude of approximately 35,800 kilometers (22,300 miles) directly over the equator, that revolves in the same direction the earth rotates (west to east)... 

  • GPS messaging (Global Positioning System messaging or mid-air messaging)

    GPS (Global Positioning System) messaging is a wireless messaging system for location-specific rather than recipient-specific messages. 

  • mobile satellite services (MSS)

    Mobile satellite services (MSS) refers to networks of communications satellites intended for use with mobile and portable wireless telephones. 

  • Mobitex

    Mobitex is a wireless network architecture that specifies a framework for the fixed equipment necessary to support all the wireless terminals in a packet-switched, radio-based communication system. 

  • helical antenna

    A helical antenna is a specialized antenna that emits and responds to electromagnetic fields with rotating (circular)polarization. 

  • GSM (Global System for Mobile communication)

    GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) is a digital mobile telephony system that is widely used in Europe and other parts of the world. GSM uses a variation of time division multiple access (TDMA) and is the most widely used of the three digita... 

  • roaming service

    Roaming service is the ability to get access to the Internet when away from home at the price of a local call or at a charge considerably less than the regular long-distance charges. 

  • wireless ISP (wireless Internet service provider or WISP)

    A wireless Internet service provider (WISP) is an Internet service provider (ISP) that allows subscribers to connect to a server at designated hot spots (access points) using a wireless connection such as Wi-Fi. 

  • Internet.org

    Internet.org is an initiative to make the Web affordable and accessible for people in developing and disadvantaged areas of the world. Mark Zucherberg, the Facebook CEO, spearheads the project, which operates as a global coalition of tech companies. ... 

  • What are the biggest risks of BYOD?

    Do you have remote workers using mobile devices in the office? Before you invoke a bring-your-own-device policy, learn about the risks of BYOD. 

  • Mobile device workshop: Mobile devices in health care

    This mobile device workshop examines the use of mobile devices in health care, including the policies necessary for mobile device security and the technical requirements of a mobile device rollout. 

  • Does a mobile VDI platform make sense for your users?

    Mobile VDI isn't always a good fit. Ask these five questions to determine whether a mobile VDI platform makes sense for your users. 

  • Efficient enterprise Wi-Fi coverage requires hybrid approach

    Enterprise Wi-Fi coverage is a key aspect of communications infrastructure planning as dual-mode smartphones and mobile handsets replace desk phones. Successful Wi-Fi strategies must incorporate hybrid technologies like DAS, femtocell and FMC. 

  • wireless application service provider (WASP)

    WASP is also an acronym for the Web Standards Project. 

  • geostationary satellite

    A geostationary satellite is an earth-orbiting satellite, placed at an altitude of approximately 35,800 kilometers (22,300 miles) directly over the equator, that revolves in the same direction the earth rotates (west to east)... 

  • Hospital chain boosts indoor cellular with distributed antenna system

    With terrible indoor cellular coverage impeding its ability to support mobile users, the hospital chain Baptist Healthcare System adopted a distributed antenna system from ADC. The system improved patient care at its hospitals and its ability to comp... 

  • Cost-effective mobile connectivity

    Countless companies are facing mounting mobile connectivity costs as more and more employees require mobile devices and travel around this rapidly shrinking globe. Make sense of the available mobile connectivity options and reduce costs before they g... 

  • Mobile devices not so open when carriers' bottom line is threatened

    While next-generation mobile phones are more open and play nicer with third-party developers, some applications are still taboo, particularly when they intersect with service provider interests. 

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About Mobile Access

As more employees require mobile access it can be quite a challenge to manage these mobile users. In this section you’ll learn how to determine which employees should have mobile devices that access your corporate resources, and you’ll discover tips and advice for managing mobile users regardless of whether the device is company issued or employee owned.