Forrester to your IT dept: Let them use Macs

Forrester made some waves in the IT world Thursday morning when it released a report strongly urging large enterprise companies to let their employees use Macs at work. It's also something mobile IT folks already figured out: employees are more productive using devices they choose.…

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Untether.tv on Mobilize 2011: top themes and trends

Earlier this week, we held our two-day Mobilize 2011 event, which was jam packed with interviews, discussion panels and fireside chats all revolving around the mobile industry. This morning, Rob Woodbridge hosted me on a video summary of Mobilize, which distills the event's high level themes.…

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The state of mobile tech: By the numbers

If one thing became clear at this year's GigaOM Mobilize conference, it's that all the buzz about mobile technology is completely warranted. Since numbers speak louder than words, here are some of the most interesting stats that surfaced on stage at Mobilize 2011.…

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2011: “The year mobile IT was born”

People have been asking to bring iPads, iPhones and Android phones to work for a few years now, but this is the year that IT departments everywhere are actually embracing it. Every enterprise will deploy smartphones and tablets to their workers over the next year.…

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The 3 don’ts of high-engagement apps

At the Tuesday afternoon Mobilize panel on how to keep people coming back to your mobile app, panelists from a variety of services like Hipmunk, Formspring, ngmoco and Yahoo agreed that there were three things you should avoid doing if you want to create high-engagement apps.…

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Facebook’s future is mobile

Many of us still access Facebook through our web browsers, but it is increasingly becoming a mobile powerhouse. At GigaOM Mobilize, Erick Tseng, Head of Mobile Products for Facebook, said it may soon be more of a mobile company than one which develops for the web.…

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Smart objects may talk, but will we listen?

Web-enabling all manner of non-computery things — parking meters, pill bottles, umbrellas — means that people can be reminded to do something: feed the meter, take the meds, grab the bumbershoot. But designing the alerts — in addition to the devices themselves — is a key consideration.…

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Cisco security GM: Consumerization drives everything

Employees love using their own devices to do corporate work, but the practice, known as consumerization, is rife with security risks. Speaking today at Mobilize, Cisco's Tom Gillis said consumerization is causing a fundamental rearchitecture of how networks look that requires a reimagining of security solutions.…

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