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  • mobile app

    A mobile app is a software application designed for use on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers. Mobile apps are usually created to conform to the demands and limitations of the devices and also to take advantage of any specialized capabilities they have.

  • native app

    A native application (native app) is an application program that has been developed for use on a particular platform or device.

  • Mobile application security best practices: Leveraging MDM, MAM tools

    Following mobile application security best practices can aid IT's mobile application management efforts and mitigate the risks of employees installing mobile apps on their devices.

  • Managing mobile application security in the BYO device era

    Users love downloading apps, which can make mobile application security, especially on employee-owned BYO devices, difficult to ensure. Find out how to improve mobile app security.

  • 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.

  • hybrid application (hybrid app)

    A hybrid application (hybrid app) is one that combines elements of both native and Web applications. Native applications are developed for a specific platform and installed on a computing device. Web applications are generalized for multiple platforms and not installed locally but made available over the Internet through a browser. Hybrid apps are often mentioned in the context of mobile computing.

  • Mobile enterprise application platforms: A primer

    A mobile enterprise application platform provides application development and management capabilities for mobile enterprises.

  • Delivering cloud-based mobile apps to the enterprise

    Before cloud-based mobile apps take over your enterprise, consider the security, governance, MDM and application management issues of mobile cloud computing.

  • Leveraging mobile cloud apps in the enterprise

    Benefiting from mobile cloud apps requires a proactive mobile strategy. Part one in this series outlines the requirements for cloud-based mobile application development.

  • The top 10 free best business iPad apps

    You've got a new iPad and impressed your clients, so what else is there? Plenty! We've got 10 of the best business iPad apps, and know what the best thing is? They're all free.

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  • real-time location system (RTLS)

    A real-time location system (RTLS) is one of a number of technologies used to pinpoint the current geographic position and location of a target.

  • Wireless deployments: Progress or politics?

    With more than 35 years in the industry, Jack Gold has seen his fair share of progress and politics in the technology arena.

    Before founding Northborough, Mass.-based J. Gold Associates and becoming its principal analyst, he spent 12 years with Stamford, Conn.-based research firm Meta Group as a vice president in Technology Research Services.

    In recent research, he addressed wireless device and application deployments and the issues that often cause corporate infighting and implementations that fail to meet expectations. Gold spoke with about the political hostility and offered advice to enterprises battling for wireless on their home front.

  • Trucking firm warms up to Aether

    A trucking firm says it's using Aether Systems' wireless communications product in nearly 200 big rigs because it provides constant connectivity without the high cost of a dedicated satellite system.

  • Sprint, Airframe help mobile CRM take off

    Sprint PCS has inked a deal with Airframe to make its hosted CRM software available to customers using Sprint's wireless Internet access service. An analyst says that by making mobile connectivity more useful, the move could help Sprint court business users.

  • native app

    A native application (native app) is an application program that has been developed for use on a particular platform or device.

  • hybrid application (hybrid app)

    A hybrid application (hybrid app) is one that combines elements of both native and Web applications. Native applications are developed for a specific platform and installed on a computing device. Web applications are generalized for multiple platforms and not installed locally but made available over the Internet through a browser. Hybrid apps are often mentioned in the context of mobile computing.

  • Ensuring secure and compliant enterprise mobile video platforms

    Ensuring security and compliance of mobile video platforms both internally and externally is an important part of an enterprise mobile video conferencing strategy.

  • Enterprise mobile video conferencing: Benefits and drawbacks

    Enterprise mobile video conferencing is delivering new services that improve productivity and cut costs, but there are some limits to its usefulness.

  • Accessing mobile unified communications with virtual desktops

    Running virtual desktops for mobile unified communications provides users across many platforms access to the same UC apps available on their laptops or desktops. Learn about the benefits and challenges of integrating virtual desktops, unified communications and mobile devices.

  • Enterprise tablet PC comparison: What to look for

    Many factors can influence the type of enterprise tablet PC you choose, from its screen size to how it fits into your mobile unified communications strategy. Learn which factors you should consider in your enterprise tablet PC comparison.

  • Choosing the best tablet PC for mobile unified communications

    A flurry of recent tablet PC announcements has spurred some enterprise buyers to ask two key questions: What kind of tablet would users need for work, and how will tablets fit into a mobile unified communications strategy?

  • Coming soon! Mobile unified communications via LTE and WiMAX

    Demand for enterprise mobile unified communications is increasing, but mobile operators are slow to address the business market. 4G (supported by LTE and WiMAX standards) could force operators to support mobile unified communications.

  • Mobile video conferencing not yet making for good mobile collaboration

    Mobile video conferencing would seem to be an integral part of a good mobile collaboration strategy, but mobile video conferencing is ranked lower by mobile workers than other mobile collaboration tools.

  • AVST and NEC team up to provide speech-initiated mobile management

    Site Editor Leigha Cardwell looks at the newly announced strategic relationship between Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc. and NEC Corporation of America and sees major potential gains for each provider's customers.

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  • Nokia Email: Mobile application preview

    Remaking itself into a services company, Nokia's most recent and notable release is a free mobile application and service named Nokia Email.

  • Sybase iAnywhere launches productivity suite that tunnels critical business apps through email

    Sybase iAnywhere updates Information Anywhere to allow road warriors to tap into business applications through email client.

  • Mobile applications: Taking mobility beyond email

    Mobile applications that improve worker productivity will need to be extended to mobile devices following the success of mobile email.

  • push voice

    Push Voice is a service that enables functionality normally associated with PBX-based phone systems for cellular phones or other mobile handsets... (Continued)

  • Mobile VoIP to dominate applications next year

    Mobile VoIP will see impressive growth over the next 12 to 18 months, according to respondents to's recent mobile purchasing survey. The survey, which polled 540 respondents about mobility in their corporate environments, found that while many are not yet using mobile VoIP applications, that will soon change. More than 26% of respondents said they don't currently support mobile VoIP but expect to do so within the next 12 to 18 months. Mobile VoIP was followed by Web-based applications, 20%; remote file sharing, 19%; unified communications, 17%; company related information, 16%; customer related data (CRM), 16%; and field service applications, 12%. Respondents indicated that they also plan to support other applications such as Internet access, remote terminal services, email, salesforce applications, contacts and calendars, and supply chain applications.

  • Push voice is the next mobility must-have

    Push voice, coupled with mobile email, is poised to turn smartphones and mobile devices into mobile communications hubs.

  • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)

    Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) - sometimes called Multimedia Messaging System - is a communications technology developed by 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) that allows users to exchange multimedia communications between capable mobile phones and other devices.

  • text-to-speech (TTS)

    Text-to-speech (TTS) is a type of speech synthesis application that is used to create a spoken sound version of the text in a computer document, such as a help file or a Web page.

  • Mobile email untethers sales team

    Mobile email, typically a tool for large enterprises, has found new traction in smaller companies, with Visto and Sotto Wireless pairing to offer wireless email as a hosted service.

  • zipping

    Zipping is the act of packaging a set of files into a single file or archive that is called a zip file.

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  • New Nokia devices will integrate Skype VoIP software

    Nokia and Skype have agreed to integrate this popular Internet calling platform into future Nokia devices.

  • VoWLAN (Voice over WLAN)

    VoWLAN (Voice over WLAN) is a method of sending voice information in digital form over a wireless broadband network. The technology is sometimes called "VoWi-Fi" or "Wi-Fi VoIP" because it uses the IEEE 802.11 set of specifications (informally known as "Wi-Fi") for transporting data over wireless local area networks and the Internet. Essentially, VoWLAN is VoIP delivered through wireless technology.

  • Cisco and Apple: A win-win?

    Both Cisco and Apple hold reputations for being difficult, stubborn and egotistical -- so is it really possible the two companies can work together and share the iPhone label? Though the dispute is said to be resolved, many analysts believe the promises made by Cisco and Apple will never happen.

  • VoIP startup untethers would-be mobile workers from wireline office phones

    VoIP startup DiVitas Networks has voice-over-WiFi-to-cellular technology in the works that gives endusers access to enterprise apps and puts dual-mode handset management in the hands of network administrators.

  • VoWLAN: An end-to-end infrastructure

    This article looks at the requirements and deployment considerations for the basic components of a wireless VoIP system.

  • VoIP intrigues cellular users, irks service providers

    Upstart vendor Xcelis Communications is developing a service enabling cellular phone users to save money by using VoIP technology, but wireless carriers say the offering is an unfair play to steal their customers.

  • Clothing firm likes fit of nonstandard VoWi-Fi QoS

    For one clothing retailer, a nonstandard approach was the best choice for ensuring voice quality over a wireless LAN, but experts disagree on whether 802.11e should be the default approach for VoWi-Fi QoS.

  • Vendors make pitch for voice over Wi-Fi

    Vendors at the Wireless Internet Summit say that voice over Wi-Fi technology is a viable alternative for companies that struggle to get decent cell phone service in their corporate offices.

  • VoIP-enabled WLANs offer cutting-edge benefits

    Many companies are treading slowly with both VoIP and wireless LAN projects, but one expert at CeBit America last week said that companies should implement them together. By doing so, companies can ensure that their employees can make and receive all their business calls on one phone, from anywhere in the world. The technology, however, faces several hurdles.

  • Mobile unified communications products

    The goal of mobile unified communications (UC) is to enable the enterprise to extend telephony features to its mobile users, making them more productive, regardless of location. Learn how to evaluate mobile UC product capabilities and limitations in order to make an informed decision as to which solution to deploy to your mobile workforce.

  • Understanding mobile convergence

    Mobile convergence is simply the implementation of mobile handsets and similar devices that incorporate more than one radio, with the ability to hand off a connection between these otherwise incompatible physical layers. The objective is to converge upper-layer voice, data and media communications capabilities into a single logical set of services available in essentially the same form on, say, Wi-Fi and cellular networks, with no user intervention and no difference in functionality.

  • unified messaging (unified messaging system or UMS)

    Unified messaging (sometimes referred to as the unified messaging system or UMS) is the handling of voice, fax, and regular text messages as objects in a single mailbox that a user can access either with a regular e-mail client or by telephone.

  • Three B2B services make list of wireless vendors to watch

    IDC cites firms offering unified messaging, in-flight cell phones and a tool to parse wireless bills among those poised for success in 2005.

  • Can my software call your software?

    Keeping contacts up to date takes a peer-to-peer approach. But is having my software call your software a viable solution?