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BlackBerry Blend Is A Data Sharing App That Kills 'Device-Hopping' Dead

Today BlackBerry launched the latest weapon in its long-term comeback plan: the cross-platform business app Blend. As its name implies, Blend allows BlackBerry users to access their messages and content on a range of tablet and PC screens while still under the protection of BlackBerry’s secure network. In other words, it hopes to render “device-hopping” a thing of the past.


Tablet Sales In Australia Are Down

Research firm Telsyte says that 1.8 million tablets sold in Australia in the first half of the year. That’s a large number, but it’s also down 28 per cent on the same period last year. What’s happening?


Why The Apple-IBM Deal Is Not Earth-Shattering

Last month, Apple and IBM announced a partnership which will see the two tech giants partner on the development of specific enterprise apps for iOS and offering new management and delivery options for iPhones and iPads. It’s an interesting development, but it’s not going to fundamentally change the role of Apple technology in the enterprise.


Windows Phone 8.1 Update Will Feature 'MDM Lite'

The big headline addition in Windows Phone 8.1 Update is an alpha of the Cortana voice assistant for Australian users, and many of the other features such as folders are aimed at individual users. For IT managers, a more interesting potential inclusion is Apps Corner, a cut-down approach to mobile device management (MDM).


Conquer BYOD By Treating Everyone As External

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are often focused on defining exactly what employees can and can’t do. In some cases, it may be more helpful to stop drawing that distinction between internal workers and external users.


Should You Let Staff Choose Their Own Devices?

One of the most fundamental questions facing any business looking to update its mobile strategy is this: should you let your staff choose whatever technology they like and offer to support it, or instead force them to pick from a more restricted list? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons of each approach.


AppGuru Exits Preview, Sets Pricing

We wrote up LogMeIn’s AppGuru cloud management service when it launched as a preview release more than a year ago. It has now exited preview and is on general release — and that means you have to pay for it.


How We're All Coping In The Mobile Cloud

According to Lillian Tay, a principal research analyst with Gartner, smartphones are becoming the hub of cloud services and tablets have created a new paradigm for computer usage that has never been seen or thought before by consumers.


BYOD Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

BYOD has been dominating analyst reports, enterprise IT strategies and the tech media for some time now. But some recent analysis is suggesting that the device focus is missing the bigger, more complex picture.


How To Make Bring Your Own Device Work For Small Business

Bring your own device (BYOD) has become a reality for businesses of all sizes — in many cases, employees will be both astonished and unhappy if you don’t let them make use of their own smartphones and tablets. If you’re running a small business, how can you embrace BYOD without creating extra risks and hassles?