Good Technology: Apple is ‘clear winner among enterprise users’

Apple’s iPhone and iPad continue to be smash hits across the board for both consumers and enterprise users, according to Good Technology‘s fourth quarter activation report. Praising Apple as “the clear winner among enterprise users,” Good researchers reported that iOS-based devices accounted for approximately 77 percent of total device activations — up from 71 percent… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: San Quentin Entrepreneurs and Cyborg Roaches

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Big Ideas From the Big HouseReuters.com |  San Quentin inmates have caught the start-up bug. – David Streitfeld Cyborg Roaches, Glowing Animals and Other Biotech BeastsSlate.com |  Many have already made their way out… Read more →

TimesCast Media+Tech: Making Money After the Oscars

How studios and networks continue to profit after the Academy Awards. Taking social media food photography to the next level. NBC struggles to recover from its ratings plunge. Source Article from http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/timescast-mediatech-making-money-after-the-oscars/

H.P. and LG Put WebOS on Television

Maybe the little operating system that couldn’t will gain a new life inside televisions, cars and washing machines. Hewlett-Packard, which grabbed the WebOS mobile operating system when it bought Palm for $1.2 billion in 2010, has sold to LG Electronics the WebOS source code for an undisclosed price. In addition, what H.P. termed “many dozens” of employees will transfer to… Read more →

Visa Teams Up With Samsung on Mobile Payments

Josep Lago/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Jim McCarthy, Visa’s global head of product, on Monday. The idea of paying for things with a phone is still foreign to most people, but now Visa and Samsung Electronics are working together to make mobile payments easier. The companies on Monday said that many new Samsung phones would incorporate Visa’s payments software, called… Read more →

Will Yahoo Increase Productivity by Banning People From Working at Home?

When Marissa Mayer swooped into Yahoo last year, she tried to make it a more desirable place to work, adding perks like free food and smartphones. But for some employees, that spirit changed last week, when the company issued a new policy requiring all employees to report to work at Yahoo offices and not remotely, according to a report published… Read more →

Why Your Enterprise Private Cloud is Failing

You’ve told your ITOps team to make it happen, you’ve approved the purchase of cloud-in-a-box solutions but your developers aren’t using it. Why? Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson and myself get this question often in our inquiries with enterprise customers and we’ve found the answer and published a new report specifically on this topic. It’s core finding: Your… Read more →

Box adds more partner integrations, controls for mobile devices and sharing

Box is rolling out a number of new IT management controls today with a particular focus on the “entire content lifecycle.” The big thing here is managing what content can be shared outside the company. Basically, Box is giving administrators the chance to restrict individual users from creating externally shared folders. That’s a fairly straightforward… Read more →

A decade of Tablet PCs: What have I learned?

Just over 10 years ago, at the end of January 2003, I bought my first Tablet PC. It was an HP Compaq TC1000, a convertible slate format device. I was working as a consultant in an Anglo-US IT consulting organisation, and I’d decided that the pen and digital ink model in Microsoft’s Tablet PC vision… Read more →

Barnes & Noble’s flawed approach to the Nook

(Source: Barnes & Noble) Poor sales of the Nook tablet during the last quarter—a period that included the usually buoyant holiday season—is allegedly causing executives at book giant Barnes & Noble to rethink the company’s strategy with regards to digital media. The problem, claims a source speaking to the New York Times, is not so… Read more →