A humorous and short post today. I’m sure that many of us remember the days before iPhones, Androids, BlackBerry, etc. and Gizmodo has a pretty great contest between “John’s old phone” and an iPhone 4. Who do you think wins?
Have a great close to the week!
Quick post today on a couple of items. First, in case you missed the VDC Webinar on mobile security in today’s enterprise, you can view it in our Webinar archives for free. The other item to point out is for any of you out there who prefer Android to Apple phones/tablets/etc. Gizmodo has a great comparison of the available tablet computers, specifically as it relates to their displays. I think their conclusion may be a surprise to many of you.
As we mentioned earlier this week, smartphones and tablets are becoming the “normal” in the enterprise, and many companies provide such devices for their employees to use as both a productivity tool, and for use in their personal, day-to-day communication needs.
So what happens when those devices start to cause some serious problems with overage costs, roaming charges, etc.? The company is stuck with the bill, that’s what happens. As an article posted yesterday by Fierce Wireless points out, the wireless carriers aren’t making it any easier to tell when and which device(s) is accruing the charges.
The bottom line is that companies need a way to be aware of these things before they are stuck with footing the bill. For further information and discussion on the subject of managing telecom expenses, we will be holding a free, live webinar on August 18th. If you’re interested, you can sign up here.
Have a great rest of the week and weekend!
Many of you saw today’s announcement about our Partnership with iPad Enclosures, a leading provider in secure, customized tablet kiosks.
Mobility is expanding, and the growing adoption of tablets in the retail, hospitality and healthcare is a perfect example of this, and we’re very excited about the Partnership. There’s a good chance many of our readers have, recently, had an experience in any of the aforementioned industries, that at some point involved an associate filling an order, checking inventory, completing a reservation, etc. on a iPad or other tablet device. iPad Enclosures customer profiles suggests as much.
We’d be curious to hear any feedback on new areas you’ve recently seen iPads/tablets used. Perhaps a recent trip to the local clinic? Last Sunday’s drive to the home improvement store? Feel free to share in the comments section, on Facebook, or via Twitter.
Posted by Brandon Hill
CNN recently posted an article highlighting the rise, and evolution, of mobile applications, specifically as it relates to healthcare and brain imaging for diagnosing strokes. Those of us who’ve been around the industry long enough are already aware of the potential for mobile applications in the healthcare space, but the article makes good mention of the fact that technology (smartphones and tablet computers) is starting to deliver more reliable hardware for the tasks.
Medical experts have been skeptical about using a 3.5-inch screen, like the one on an iPhone, for emergency diagnoses. But thanks to advancements in image compression, microprocessors and wireless-data bandwidth, the smartphone may prove to be, like beepers, an essential tool for on-the-go doctors.
Of course, this also plays into the growing concerns with HIPAA and HITECH regulations. With this information on a device, you can see how ensuring that EHR/EMR data is protected is an absolute must, whether it’s on the device or being transmitted wirelessly.
So, that begs the question: How comfortable or uncomfortable would you be knowing your doctors smartphone has an image of your brain on it?
Posted by Brandon Hill
I came across this article thanks to the Enterprise Mobility Forums Twitter feed, and wanted to share it with you all. The article comes from InformationWeek, and discusses a few interesting topics that are very applicable to our space. There are a couple of things it highlights that I’d like to point out, and urge you to read the rest and tell us what jumps out at you. Onto the article…
First, that with the emergence of enterprise-level smartphone use, it’s becoming increasingly important for an enterprises strategy to incorporate a vender agnostic approach.
“An important outcome of this trend is that a majority of the workforce, not just the top executives, will have mobile access and will expect access to more than email. This will require businesses to change their application, development, and services strategies…”
The other item that I found particularly well put, was the summary/idea of enterprise mobility management. The author has done a great job in defining it as the next generation of mobile device management; one that incorporates new mobility and traditional aspects of MDM such as security and application management.
“[Enterprise Mobility Management] is a combination of mobile device management, security management, applications management, and services and expense management.”
Check out the complete article and tell us what you think!
A short post today, but nonetheless interesting. I stumbled upon an article that blends nature and the AIDC industry perfectly into one another…I hope the folks at Zebra are on this!
Training Tuesday! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program
Ok, ok, I know it’s not Tuesday but our blog admin was a day late getting this out. Regardless, here’s the latest look at our upcoming training classes and some pictures from Barcelona. As you know, Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is designed to meet the training needs of our channel partners and blends traditional academic classroom lectures with applied learning in a lab environment. The goal of Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is to prepare the student to become an expert in utilizing one or more of Wavelink’s products.
Take a look at the upcoming courses and enjoy the pictures!
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