The new BlackBerry devices are beautiful, but it has a long way to go before it regains significance in the enterprise; in the US, it owns only 6 percent of the information worker install base.
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When it acquired Skype two years ago, we wondered if Microsoft would fully appreciate the consumerization values of the product. This week, it became apparent the company is on the right track.
It wasn't a surprise to see networking expansionist Cisco buying Flip, the popular video camcorder (though the price tag was steep especially given Cisco's recent stock decline). The logic is simple:Cisco sells networking gear.
That call may surprise you. You might have put storage or Gigabit ethernet or the Internet itself at the top of the list.
Ted Schadler has some advice for RIM's new CEO: Stop fighting the consumerization battle and get back to RIM's bread and butter.
How will an iPad with much better graphics and a faster network connection affect the enterprise?
The thing that leaves people scratching their heads is the mantra, Design for mobile first! "What does that mean, exactly?," they ask. "Is it about user interface design?" The industry answer is that it's about user experience design, but that's not quite right. Design for mobile first! is really about business design.
Consumerization of IT is a permanent shift still in its infancy, blogs Ted Shadler - but sophisticated companies are harnessing consumerization for the good of the organization.
Are services such as iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger killing SMS? Ted Schadler believes so.
Ted Schadler lends some firsthand thoughts on using the MacBook Air in the enterprise.