It's time to throw out the old notion of a three-tier architecture -- presentation, application, data -- and replace it with a four-tier engagement platform that can handle the new demands.
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Maybe you saw the IBM announcement or the NY Times blog posting on it. iPhone now can run iNotes, a lightweight application for access to Lotus Notes email, calendaring, and contacts.
Following on the recent analyses by my colleague Rob Koplowitz on Cisco's Jabber and PostPath acquisitions, here are some additional things that Information and Knowledge Management Professionals should tune into regarding Cisco as the new collaboration kid on the block:First, Cisco is building a meeting-centric workspace product with WebEx Connect.
In our conversations with many information and knowledge management professionals, it's clear that their distributed and multicompany teams need better extranet collaboration tools.And they feel the problem is only getting worse as companies go virtual, global, distributed, outsourced, green, travel-less, and partnered, thus driving the need for ever-better collaboration tools that work outside the firewall.
Ted Schadler lends some firsthand thoughts on using the MacBook Air in the enterprise.
Apple just announced its media tablet (we coined these things mobile media tablets in 2005 in private client conversations and in print in 2007) amidst much excitement and surprisingly little secrecy. There wasn't much if anything in the announcement that the bloggers hadn't anticipated.
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.
Zimbra has been the sleeper cloud-based email provider for the enterprise. I've known about the Bechtel deal -- roughly 50,000 seats globally -- for some time, but couldn't talk about it.
It was shocking to me anyway that we already have 34 million Americans working at least occasionally from home today. And that's with broadband to only 56% of US homes.
What do a new iOS and iPhones mean for businesses?