• cellular telephone (mobile telephone)

    Cellular telephone, sometimes called mobile telephone, is a type of short-wave analog or digital telecommunication in which a subscriber has a wireless connection from a mobile telephone to a relat...

  • Mobile device security demands surpass reality

    It's no surprise that mobile device security was top of mind in our recent reader survey. Find out what's missing and what IT pros are asking for in mobile security products.

  • Mobile growth hinges on applications and OS

    Mobile growth is surging ahead like never before, according to our annual reader survey. Find out what your peers are saying, and where their IT budgets are going.

  • mobile search

    Mobile search is the practice of querying a search engine from an Internet-connected handheld device, such as a smart phone.

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  • Creating a fluid mobile platform strategy to manage mobile diversity

    A fluid mobile platform strategy helps enterprises manage the growing diversity of smart devices including tablets. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 commun... 

  • Best practices for enterprise mobile device and smartphone security

    Using personal mobile devices and smartphones to connect to enterprise networks is a huge security risk. Here are some best practices for enterprise mobile device security and key criteria for enforceable mobile device management policies. 

  • Smartphone insecurity: There's a smartphone app for that

    Available smartphone apps are so impressive that users are flocking to mobile marketplaces such as iTunes App Store, Android Marketplace and BlackBerry App World. To protect business-use smartphones, enterprises need to lock in IT policies and deploy... 

  • Choosing personal mobile devices in a diverse mobile world

    Employees are carrying multiple personal and business mobile devices, and it will be some time before we see one mobile device fitting all of our needs. So how do you choose a mobile device in a diverse mobile world? Learn about the key consideration... 

  • Can the smartphone replace the laptop?

    At the annual Interop conference in Las Vegas, I recently chaired a session titled "Is Your Next Laptop a Smartphone?" and the packed house had the opportunity to consider one of the most interesting possibilities in mobile computing and communicatio... 

  • Mobile device governance

    Wasteful spending, weak security and lax usage policies often characterize enterprise mobile device governance (i.e., the people, processes and policies used to manage mobility). This article reviews common mobile device governance issues and provide... 

  • Mobile devices: Upgrade considerations

    Mobile device upgrades can be a minefield involving a number of considerations. This tip focuses on how to evaluate a device's age, capability and adaptability for potential hardware or software updates. 

  • Mobile devices: Keeping up with the upgrades

    Determining when and how to upgrade your mobile device arsenal is a challenge many mobility managers will face this year. In his first column of 2008, Craig Mathias discusses some of the important factors you'll need to consider for your upgrade stra... 

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  • modular smartphone

    A modular smartphone is a cellphone that can be upgraded through the attachment or replacement of discrete components. Owners can add extra features as desired and replace any components that fail instead of replacing the entire phone. 

  • battery life

    Battery life is a measure of  battery performance and longevity, which can be quantified in several ways: as run time on a full charge, as estimated by a manufacturer in milliampere hours, or as the number of charge cycles until the end of useful lif... 

  • cellular telephone (mobile telephone)

    Cellular telephone, sometimes called mobile telephone, is a type of short-wave analog or digital telecommunication in which a subscriber has a wireless connection from a mobile telephone to a relatively nearby transmitter. 

  • jailbreaking

    Jailbreaking, in a mobile device context, is the use of an exploit to remove manufacturer or carrier restrictions from a device such as an iPhone or iPad. The exploit usually involves running a privilege escalation attack on a user’s device to replac... 

  • predictive text

    Predictive text is an input technology that is designed to facilitate typing by suggesting words based on the first letters typed, in the context of other words in the message. 

  • phablet

    A phablet is a computing device with a screen size between five and seven inches long. As the name implies, the device is essentially a tablet that also functions as a phone. 

  • mobile search

    Mobile search is the practice of querying a search engine from an Internet-connected handheld device, such as a smart phone. 

  • 2D barcode (two-dimensional barcode)

    A 2D (two-dimensional) barcode is a graphical image that stores information both horizontally -- as one-dimensional bar codes do -- and vertically. As a result of that construction, 2D codes can store up to 7,089 characters, significantl... 

  • mobile marketing

    Mobile marketing is promotional activity designed for delivery to cell phones, smart phones and other handheld devices, usually as a component of a multi-channel campaign. 

  • Open Handset Alliance (OHA)

    The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a coalition of more than 30 technology and mobile companies that introduced Android, an open source mobile phone operating system. (Continued...) 

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  • modular smartphone

    A modular smartphone is a cellphone that can be upgraded through the attachment or replacement of discrete components. Owners can add extra features as desired and replace any components that fail instead of replacing the entire phone. 

  • battery life

    Battery life is a measure of  battery performance and longevity, which can be quantified in several ways: as run time on a full charge, as estimated by a manufacturer in milliampere hours, or as the number of charge cycles until the end of useful lif... 

  • cellular telephone (mobile telephone)

    Cellular telephone, sometimes called mobile telephone, is a type of short-wave analog or digital telecommunication in which a subscriber has a wireless connection from a mobile telephone to a relatively nearby transmitter. 

  • jailbreaking

    Jailbreaking, in a mobile device context, is the use of an exploit to remove manufacturer or carrier restrictions from a device such as an iPhone or iPad. The exploit usually involves running a privilege escalation attack on a user’s device to replac... 

  • predictive text

    Predictive text is an input technology that is designed to facilitate typing by suggesting words based on the first letters typed, in the context of other words in the message. 

  • phablet

    A phablet is a computing device with a screen size between five and seven inches long. As the name implies, the device is essentially a tablet that also functions as a phone. 

  • Creating a fluid mobile platform strategy to manage mobile diversity

    A fluid mobile platform strategy helps enterprises manage the growing diversity of smart devices including tablets. 

  • 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. 

  • Mobile device security demands surpass reality, survey says

    It's no surprise that mobile device security was top of mind in our recent reader survey. Find out what's missing and what IT pros are asking for in mobile security products. 

  • Tablet growth in the enterprise ready to erupt

    IT pros are planning on significant tablet growth as part of their IT strategy, according to our reader survey. But will tablets ever replace laptops and desktops? 

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