BlackBerry Z10 costs $154 to build?
By: Nestor E. Arellano (2/21/2013 11:33:00 AM) Microsoft erred in mobile strategy: Bill Gates
The BlackBerry Z10 could cost as much as $154 per unit to build, according to estimates by UBM Techinsights of Ottawa which did a tear down of the handset recently. By comparison, Apple’s 16GB iPhone 5 costs around $139.20 per unit to build, according to UBM.
UBM, however, stressed the figure ...
By: Nestor E. Arellano (2/19/2013 12:58:00 PM) Ottawa aware of BlackBerry security flaw since 2011
Bill Gates says he’s not satisfied with the pace of innovation at Microsoft Corp. and that the software company’s mobile strategy failed to secure it a lead in the industry.
“There’s a lot of things, like cell phones, where we didn’t get to lead early,” he said i ...
By: Nestor E. Arellano (2/28/2013 10:09:00 AM) Microsoft Lync top threat to Cisco, Avaya?
The vulnerability of BlackBerry’s PIN-to-PIN messaging service is not a deadly new flaw, as news reports Wednesday of the discovery of cyber-security memo issued to federal departments earlier this year about it would suggest.
Security issues associated with the messaging service were in fac ...
By: Nestor E. Arellano (2/22/2013 10:29:00 AM) 10 legal challenges to creating a BYOD policy
Unified communication leaders Avaya Inc. and Cisco Systems are starting to feel the heat as more and more enterprise companies warm up to Microsoft Corp.’s pitch for Lync.
At least industry analyst says Avaya and Cisco have good reason to be looking over their shoulders.
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By: Lew Milrad (2/22/2013 2:49:00 PM)
Overheard recently at a BYOD symposium: "We've now gone from mainframe computers to desktops and on to the coffee shop." This says it all.While today's workplace environment reflects IT consumerization through widespread proliferation of consumer mobile devices that include an array of smartphones, ...
Top 5 BlackBerry 10 software updates
By: Nestor E. Arellano (3/1/2013 4:07:00 PM) Will converged platforms solve mobile fragmentation?
Improved battery life, enhanced camera functions and better third-party application performance are among the upgrades rolled out today in the first software update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
“It’s almost been a month since we officially unveiled the new BlackBerry 10 smart phones a ...
By: Nestor E. Arellano (3/1/2013 2:40:00 PM) What CIOs know about sequestration
With the preponderance of connected devices that we work with an surround us every day, it’s an all too common predicament to determine which tools are secure, which ones need an update and which ones are compliant or up for audit.
These challenges posed by the growing fragmentation of mobile ...
By: Howard Solomon (3/1/2013 9:59:00 AM) Facebook buying Microsoftâ€™s Atlas
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There’s a hot word in the news today: Sequestration.
In its normal meaning it relates to the separation of things – like a jury being sequestered before reaching a verdict.
In the U.S. it’s also a term used in federal legislation to ...
By: Nestor E. Arellano (3/1/2013 10:16:00 AM) Carriers agree to consult on cellphone towers
Facebook is acquiring Atlas Advertiser Suite, an ad analysis platform, from Microsoft Corp.
The logic behind the deal is that advertising agencies and businesses are having a difficult time measuring the performance of the campaigns across various channels and Facebook believes it can provide busin ...
By: Howard Solomon (2/28/2013 5:01:00 PM)
Cell phone users loves their handsets. But many don’t like cellphone towers that suddenly sprout up in their neighborhood to give them service.
One problem is that wireless companies don’t have to warn cities and towns before putting up towers below 15 meters in height. Now, after year ...