Alan Reiter 12/6/2013 1 comment
At last, Google recognizes the benefits of developing and promoting apps specifically for tablets and smartphones.
Alan Reiter 11/26/2013 136 comments
Designed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, this new mobile payment system is a lot like the incompatible Google Wallet.
Alan Reiter 11/19/2013 22 comments
Helpouts could be the start of a new business for Google and a useful opportunity for enterprises and individuals around the world.
Alan Reiter 11/12/2013 18 comments
Developing a build-your-own smartphone is fraught with challenges.
Alan Reiter 11/1/2013 57 comments
Google's new Nexus 5 phone running Android 4.4 adds up to a sweet deal.
Alan Reiter 10/30/2013 63 comments
Developers have the technology to make curved phones, but will businesses or consumers find any use for them?
Alan Reiter 10/4/2013 34 comments
Features like Mayday and Whispercast make Amazon's new Kindles friendlier to IT and enterprise users. And that's good news, since apparently employees are bringing their Kindles to work.
Alan Reiter 9/17/2013 29 comments
States tout revenue-generation opportunities, but privacy advocates worry about electronic license plates' ability to track drivers and get hacked.
Alan Reiter 9/4/2013 58 comments
SmartThings offers an array of IoT products to consumers and SMBs.
Alan Reiter 8/26/2013 17 comments
Summarily rejecting customer tracking technologies prevents companies from benefiting from the positive aspects of these mobile and analytics tools.
Alan Reiter 8/23/2013 59 comments
Best Buy reported big profits this week. Could a new CEO, new technologies, and a new strategy mean the electronics giant is turning a corner?
Alan Reiter 8/15/2013 16 comments
The home furnishings giant gives catalog shoppers a new perspective on potential purchases.
Alan Reiter 8/6/2013 53 comments
UPS is trying the service in six stores across the US to help small businesses create prototypes, artistic renderings, promotional materials, and more.
Alan Reiter 7/12/2013 42 comments
Several stores are using handheld scanners to eliminate some of the pains associated with the last mile of brick-and-mortar shopping: The check-out process.
Alan Reiter 6/13/2013 28 comments
Even though two-step verification is more secure, many websites still rely on its predecessor.
Alan Reiter 5/28/2013 91 comments
BYOD trend could lead to unforeseen Ė and frightening Ė repercussions, Gartner report warns.
Alan Reiter 5/16/2013 32 comments
More stringent confirmation of users' identities can improve customer satisfaction.
Alan Reiter 5/6/2013 46 comments
E-tailers can make the most of the Marketplace Fairness Act, if it goes through.
Alan Reiter 4/30/2013 57 comments
Don't just dismiss devices with five-inch screens. Some business users could benefit from them.
Alan Reiter 4/16/2013 52 comments
Virtual walls use QR codes and NFC to bring products to life.
Alan Reiter 3/25/2013 80 comments
Online retailers like Bonobos and Warby Parker are making themselves comfortable in the real world of brick-and-mortar stores.
Alan Reiter 3/20/2013 46 comments
Online gambling is coming to the US, and the process is fraught with new and familiar faces, legislation, and peril.
Alan Reiter 3/6/2013 50 comments
Google should have decided in favor of retail stores. Here's why.
Alan Reiter 2/15/2013 42 comments
But it's got a long way to go before it's ready for business users' pockets.
Alan Reiter 2/11/2013 25 comments
Google and Mozilla back a new video-calling technology, but nobody really knows what Apple and Microsoft plan to do.
Alan Reiter 2/1/2013 46 comments
New products and a sort of new name -- what will BlackBerry's recent changes mean to enterprises?
Alan Reiter 1/30/2013 34 comments
IT departments could find a new smartphone on their BYOD support list, with the pending introduction of Firefox Mobile OS-based handhelds.
Alan Reiter 1/11/2013 61 comments
New pricing, services, and models mark the start of an aggressive strategy by the cellular carrier. That could be good news for enterprises and the firm's traditional consumer base.
Alan Reiter 1/8/2013 34 comments
T-Mobile's new strategy could affect many, including enterprise IT departments.
Alan Reiter 12/14/2012 21 comments
A startup's new OS could be an intriguing possibility for security-conscious enterprises.
Alan Reiter 11/26/2012 96 comments
One day, employees may once again carry only one device: A high-powered cellphone that replaces their laptop.
Alan Reiter 11/12/2012 73 comments
Some enterprises shouldn't be so quick to write off Chromebooks as an attractive alternative to tablets or traditional laptops.
Alan Reiter 10/31/2012 82 comments
Enterprise customers may find a series of evolutionary Windows Phone 8 features a boost to their mobile strategies.
Alan Reiter 10/24/2012 73 comments
The iPad mini will complicate the decision-making process for enterprises planning to deploy tablets.
Alan Reiter 10/16/2012 41 comments
When implementing Windows 8, IT departments face expenses due to touchscreens and new designs, plus the cost of accessories. Budget extra for employee support and training, too.
Alan Reiter 10/12/2012 41 comments
IT professionals who work for big retailers have a range of options for dealing with the effects of showrooming on brick-and-mortar stores.
Alan Reiter 10/5/2012 36 comments
Research shows members of an enterprise's "mobile elite" are more productive than other employees, even though IT trusts them less.
Alan Reiter 9/28/2012 65 comments
RIM is holding its own for now, but if its BB10 can't make it with BYOD users, things could turn worse.
Alan Reiter 9/26/2012 64 comments
A restaurant chain is reviewed for its mishmash of mobile payments, digital coupons, and other elements of modern mobile commerce.
Alan Reiter 9/21/2012 49 comments
Apple's newly released Passbook may not be quite ready for prime time, but that may not matter to enterprises eager to get started.
Alan Reiter 9/13/2012 52 comments
The iPhone 5 doesn't beat Android and Windows phones for hardware. But its software and support is better.
Alan Reiter 9/6/2012 20 comments
A slew of new smartphones, and the anticipation of the iPhone 5 next week, will challenge enterprise IT to issue a new round of smartphone approvals -- or otherwise.
Alan Reiter 8/23/2012 28 comments
Bucking a trend, T-Mobile US and MetroPCs announced unlimited data plans this week.
Alan Reiter 8/15/2012 30 comments
A group that includes Wal-Mart, Target, and 7-Eleven has formed to allow users to pay with smartphones at key retailers.
Alan Reiter 8/7/2012 52 comments
IT was the real star of the Curiosity Mars mission, and enterprises could do worse than emulate how NASA has promoted itself and its technological wizardry.
Alan Reiter 7/12/2012 84 comments
The "Know Me" customer service program from British Airways has stirred controversy over privacy issues.
Alan Reiter 7/4/2012 43 comments
Two declarations from two groups support principles of Internet privacy, freedom of expression, and other weighty Web policies.
Alan Reiter 6/26/2012 37 comments
The Windows Phone 8 operating system has a basket of surprise benefits for enterprise users and their developers.
Alan Reiter 6/19/2012 54 comments
Microsoft has announced two Surface tablets that may be "lustworthy" if Redmond can really deliver what it promises.
Alan Reiter 5/31/2012 28 comments
No one misses broadband data caps. But alternative pricing has raised concerns about net neutrality and the effects on small content producers.
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