Tag: Mobile

  • Apple Pay just arrived in Spain, maybe a good thing for iPhone users, but not for everyone else

    iPhone and Apple Watch owners in Spain are probably happy to finally be able to flash their devices while paying at most stores, but merchants and ultimately customers will have to cover the cost. With less pomp and ceremony than in other countries, Apple Pay has made its third appearance in continental Europe. While the popular […]

  • Mobile Industry Asks EU to Relax Rules for 5G as Brexit Could Affect Roadmap

    The unexpected result of last month’s Brexit vote has created a well-documented wave of troubles for the financial markets, a significant drop in the value of the pound, and a sudden freeze on major new investments in the UK. It has also created headaches for the European wireless industry, which has been working against the […]

  • Disloyal Employees the Biggest Security Threat

    One in five employees is willing to leak confidential information, and 30% of them say that they will sell their work-related passwords for less than $1,000, according to Sailpoint 2016 Market Pulse Survey findings. The release of the Panama Papers is adding to the debate. When it comes to creating enterprise-level security for your company, […]

  • Mobile World Congress Coming to America in 2017

    GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas to Launch in San Francisco in September next year Barcelona doesn’t need to worry. The GSMA will keep its flagship event, the original Mobile World Congress (MWC), in the Catalan capital at least until 2023, since it committed to that when it renewed the contract last year. A new edition […]

  • New WiFi Standards White-Fi and HaLow for IoT Connectivity

    While 5G promises the possibility of fast low-cost connections and the ability to support of 100x more devices, the IoT industry can’t wait until those new 5G networks are ready and operating worldwide before deploying the billions of devices that will be online by the end of this decade. To avoid the saturation of existing […]

  • AirWatch Consolidates EMM Leadership in Latest IDC Report

    AirWatch, part of VMware’s End-User Computing unit, continues to be №1 with a 16.6% market share of the $1.8 billion EMM market in 2015. The worldwide market for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software and services experienced a substantial growth last year, going from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, a 26.9% increase. […]

  • IM Surges In Enterprise, But Ushers In Security Concerns

    Over the past 20 years, email has been the preferred communication technology in the enterprise. Now, as workers go mobile, instant messaging is replacing email, and that’s a big security concern for IT. For the past 20 years, most office workers, who have been desk-bound and using PCs or workstations, relied on corporate email for […]

  • Why Electronic Cash Might Work Now

    There are two technologies widely available that can make e-cash a reality: contactless chip-and-PIN secured cards and NFC smartphones. Four years ago, I wrote a blog about the failure of e-cash experiments, both in Europe and the US. There were many factors to blame, but the trials failed mostly because of reticence from small businesses […]

  • HP 12c, Thirty Five Years and Still Going Strong

    Thirty-five years ago, a former Iowa farm boy led a team that produced probably the most successful product of the time, one that, thirty-five years later, it is still selling in its original form and is used by over 100 million people worldwide. I’m not talking about that famous IBM PC that was born the […]

  • What Apple Can Learn From BlackBerry

    BlackBerry was the preferred smartphone for business users a mere five years ago, until the company decided to allow certain governments to access user messages. Apple could face the same confidence loss from corporate customers if the company assists the FBI to crack the security of the iPhone. There is no shortage of news about […]