Mobility


Passport to Productivity

When you pick up a BlackBerry Passport, the company’s newly-released flagship device, one thing is immediately apparent: it’s definitely a BlackBerry. But it’s a BlackBerry with a twist. A twist that puts BlackBerry back in the game. The Passport is the same size and shape as the eponymous travel document, although at 196 g (6.9 [...]

BlackBerry Passport

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS.com

Hype vs. reality

Last year, analysts predicted that tablets would kick laptops to the curb. To hear them talk, you’d have thought that anything with a keyboard was crawling away, whimpering, as the wave of touchscreen tablets swept over it. Enthusiasm (and good marketing) was pushing consumers and businesses away from traditional PCs. That’s not to belittle the [...]


Throwaway Desktops

Imagine logging on to your computer and within seconds getting an up-to-date operating system, complete with the software you need, freshly generated from a central repository. No malware. None of the superfluous junk that accumulates through the life of a system. None of the registry rot that slows you down over time. And all controlled [...]

Kit Colbert, CTO, end user computing, VMware

John Chen, CEO, BlackBerry

BlackBerry returns to its roots

The key message at BlackBerry’s Security Summit last week in New York came across loud and clear: BlackBerry is returning to its roots as an enterprise-focused company. Specifically, it’s aiming at regulated industries: government, healthcare, financial services, and energy. That doesn’t mean it’s abandoning its loyal consumer and small business customers – things like the [...]


Vitamin Y: An alliance analysis of IBM/Apple

Context: On July 15, Apple and IBM announced a “global partnership to transform enterprise mobility.” It spanned several different areas of collaboration: “industry-specific enterprise solutions” for iPhone and iPad, IBM cloud services “optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration,” and “new packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply and management.” [...]

Businessman Holding Mismatch Jigsaw