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Divide: Protecting Employee’s Privacy and Company Data

When an employee uses a smartphone or tablet for both business and personal use, it’s hard to separate the personal data from the sensitive corporate data that IT professionals must secure. A MobileCON 2013 MobITs Award finalist, Divide’s Director of Business Development Andy Zmolek demonstrates the company’s BYOD solution that separates and protects the user’s [...]

U.S. Wireless Industry Leads in Value and Competition

We’re working on our annual survey, which will be released in May/June. But in advance of our comprehensive 2013 report, I thought I’d share the latest numbers on the U.S. wireless industry’s value and competition. Taken largely from other third party sources, these are the facts. Taking into account the much higher volumes of minutes, [...]

San Jose’s Connected Law Enforcement Car

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, it makes sense that the City of San Jose would lead the way to connect their law enforcement, and their vehicles, to the wireless network. San Jose’s CIO Vijay Sammeta talks about how wireless technology replaces the traditional police citation book, which allows officers to process events in [...]

XRS Keeps Trucks Connected with Smartphones

Wireless devices are replacing thousands of dollars of unique equipment in trucks, by allowing drivers to do everything from track hours and routes to conducting safety inspections on the trucks with the devices they already have with them. XRS CEO Jay Coughlan explains how mobile is keeping the trucking industry connected while reducing costs.

Parental Controls: Controlling Your Kid’s Device Usage

CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com, the resource for parents raising digital kids, lists parental control features from a number of device manufacturers and wireless providers. To help the busy parent, look for the “Use” symbol () to identify the apps or features that: Block calls and text messages from specific or unknown phone numbers; Limit use of voice [...]

CTIA Announces Voluntary Principles on Unlocking Wireless Devices

I issued the following statement after submitting a letter to the FCC on the voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones and tablets: “We are pleased to announce AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless agreed to adopt a voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones [...]

CTIA Announces Wireless Providers Completed Final Deadline to Create a Database for Stolen 4G/LTE Devices

In April 2012, CTIA, FCC and police chiefs from major cities announced a four step plan to help deter smartphone thefts. As each deadline approached, the participating wireless companies met the requirements within the time limit. The final step of the plan, due November 30, 2013, was to create a database for 4G/LTE in the [...]

Juniper Networks: The Value of Enterprise Apps

What makes a great mobile enterprise application? Juniper Networks CIO and Senior Vice President of Technology and Business Operations Bask Iyer believes  if an enterprise app is poorly designed and it isn’t of much value then similar to most consumer apps, employees will not use it.

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