• enterprise-mobile integration (EMI)

    Enterprise-mobile integration (EMI) is a form of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) that provides integration between communications carriers and enterprise networks... (Continued)

  • fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)

    Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is the trend towards seamless connectivity between fixed and wireless telecommunications networks... (Continued)

  • WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

    WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a specification for a set of communication protocols to standardize the way that wireless devices, such as cellular telephones and radio transceivers, can be ...

  • RMON (Remote Network Monitoring)

    RMON (Remote Network Monitoring) provides standard information that a network administrator can use to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot a group of distributed local area networks (LANs) and inter...

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  • An introduction to Android for mobile application development

    Introducing Android, Chapter 1, from 'Android Wireless Application Development,' explores the benefits this open source platform brings to mobile application development. 

  • Mobility: Past, present and future

    The mobile theme for this year is aligning mobility with your corporate mission in the interest of improving productivity, lowering costs and gaining a competitive advantage. 

  • Nokia versus Apple

    Rumors are hot and heavy that Nokia will soon launch a competitor to iTunes, Apple's highly successful and lucrative music service. It is unlikely Nokia will be offering an iPod music player clone, but is interested in music capable phones for any su... 

  • The IT Guy: Mobility -- It's a beach

    In this episode of "The IT Guy," a mobile worker finds that his many devices (wireless laptop, glare-free screen and PDA) don't guarantee a seamless outdoor work experience when Mother Nature has her way. 

  • Top 10 mobile tips of 2006

    Review our most popular mobile technical tips of 2006 from our stable of mobile experts; Lisa Phifer, Craig Mathias, Daniel Taylor, Kevin Beaver and Robbie Harrell. 

  • Mobile operating systems: Which mobile device platform fits your strategy?

    Mobile operating systems (OS) and mobile device platforms can be confusing for mobile managers. These unbiased stories aim to help you choose the platform that's right for your company. 

  • November: Traveling with your laptop

    Our Day-to-Day Networking feature includes a cartoon (with Dave, the IT guy), a quick networking technical tip, and a calendar that lets you know what's happening on our site and in the networking industry. Print it out and tack it up in your cubicle... 

  • Nokia's Wibree vs. Bluetooth as PAN of choice

    John Shepler explains Wibree, Nokia's new Personal Area Network initiative. 

  • Revisiting mobile policy in the enterprise

    If you haven't revisited your mobile policy lately you could be putting your organization at risk. And if you don't think you need one because you don't use mobile technologies you need to think again! After one material breach, one significant event... 

  • "Mobile Computing," Chapter 4: Emerging technologies

    This chapter covers Bluetooth, RFID, WiMax-802.16, Mobile IP, IPv6 and Java Card. 

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  • Mobile data services -- getting connected

    Mobile data computing continues to grow as more service providers offer services and at increasing speeds. Different ways to connect to the mobile data network are discussed in this tip by Paul DeBeasi. 

  • Interop 2007: Mobile highlights

    Mobile and wireless highlights from Interop 2007 included mobile broadband, 4G, unified communications and convergence. 

  • Choosing your next mobile device

    Lisa Phifer examines mobile devices -- ultralight notebooks, tablet PCs, and ultra mobile PCs -- designed for mobile workers and focuses on mobile device size, weight, battery life, wireless connectivity, ease of use and appropriateness to environmen... 

  • 3G wireless: The long and winding road

    To understand 3G and how 3G networks can benefit your organizations mobility strategy you must first understand its evolution. In this tip, Lisa Phifer sorts out the cellular alphabet soup and looks at the complex history behind today's 3G wireless. 

  • Connect to multiple 802.11 networks through one Wi-Fi adapter

    New software from Microsoft enables connecting to more than one wireless network at the same time. 

  • When quality counts: 802.11e, WMM, and beyond

    In July 2005, the 802.11e MAC Enhancements for Quality of Service (QoS) standard achieved the consensus needed for formal IEEE approval. This long-awaited QoS extension will improve delivery of multimedia data, voice, audio, and video traffic over 8... 

  • 802.xx Fast Reference Guide

    802.xx is a family of wireless and mobile networking specifications developed by the IEEE. Learn more... 

  • Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 1

    This chapter explains the risks and rewards of going wireless, sorts out acronyms and offers advice on planning, administering and troubleshooting your wireless network. 

  • Is someone watching you?

    This tip gives you an in-depth look at Spyware and provides you with plenty of ideas on how to defend your network from a backdoor attack by infected or under-secured devices. 

  • WLAN certifications

    Learn about formal 802.11 wireless LAN training. 

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  • mobile application development

    Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets. Tests 

  • enterprise-mobile integration (EMI)

    Enterprise-mobile integration (EMI) is a form of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) that provides integration between communications carriers and enterprise networks... (Continued) 

  • fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)

    Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is the trend towards seamless connectivity between fixed and wireless telecommunications networks... (Continued) 

  • WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

    WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a specification for a set of communication protocols to standardize the way that wireless devices, such as cellular telephones and radio transceivers, can be used for Internet access. 

  • RMON (Remote Network Monitoring)

    RMON (Remote Network Monitoring) provides standard information that a network administrator can use to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot a group of distributed local area networks (LANs) and interconnecting T-1/E-1 and T-2/E-3 lines from a central s... 

  • wireless LAN (WLAN or Wireless Local Area Network)

    A wireless LAN is one in which a mobile user can connect to a local area network (LAN) through a wireless (radio) connection. 

  • dipole antenna

    A dipole antenna is a straight electrical conductor measuring 1/2 wavelength from end to end and connected at the center to a radio-frequency (RF) feed line. 

  • access point

    In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). 

  • 802.11n

    802.11n is an addition to the 802.11 family of standards. The goal of 802.11n is to increase wireless local area network (WLAN) speed, improve reliability and extend the range of wireless transmissions. 802.11n uses multiple input / multiple output (... 

  • 3G (third generation of mobile telephony)

    3G refers to the third generation of mobile telephony (that is, cellular) technology. The third generation, as the name suggests, follows two earlier generations. (Continued....) 

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  • The Mobile Messenger audio downloads

    In this podcast, SearchMobileComputing's Andrew Hickey and Daniel Taylor of the Mobile Enterprise Alliance discuss the steps that IT departments should take to develop a set of policies for managing mobility in their organizations. 

  • mobile application development

    Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets. Tests 

  • enterprise-mobile integration (EMI)

    Enterprise-mobile integration (EMI) is a form of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) that provides integration between communications carriers and enterprise networks... (Continued) 

  • fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)

    Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is the trend towards seamless connectivity between fixed and wireless telecommunications networks... (Continued) 

  • WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

    WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a specification for a set of communication protocols to standardize the way that wireless devices, such as cellular telephones and radio transceivers, can be used for Internet access. 

  • RMON (Remote Network Monitoring)

    RMON (Remote Network Monitoring) provides standard information that a network administrator can use to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot a group of distributed local area networks (LANs) and interconnecting T-1/E-1 and T-2/E-3 lines from a central s... 

  • wireless LAN (WLAN or Wireless Local Area Network)

    A wireless LAN is one in which a mobile user can connect to a local area network (LAN) through a wireless (radio) connection. 

  • dipole antenna

    A dipole antenna is a straight electrical conductor measuring 1/2 wavelength from end to end and connected at the center to a radio-frequency (RF) feed line. 

  • access point

    In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). 

  • 802.11n

    802.11n is an addition to the 802.11 family of standards. The goal of 802.11n is to increase wireless local area network (WLAN) speed, improve reliability and extend the range of wireless transmissions. 802.11n uses multiple input / multiple output (... 

  • An introduction to Android for mobile application development

    Introducing Android, Chapter 1, from 'Android Wireless Application Development,' explores the benefits this open source platform brings to mobile application development. 

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