Wireless + mobility > Devices

Australian innovators crowned in iAwards

12 August, 2013

An indoor mobile mapping system and a secure on-premise Dropbox alternative are among the winning projects recognised during the 2013 iAwards.

Three in four working-age Australians own a smartphone

08 August, 2013

With 73% of Australians aged 15-65 owning a smartphone, mobile usage habits are changing rapidly, a Frost & Sullivan report shows.

Another Apple supplier accused of labour abuses

06 August, 2013

Pegatron, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that produces products for Apple, has been accused of abusing its employees, with suggestions of unpaid overtime, poor living conditions and the use of underage labour.

Smartphones could lead to “digital dementia”

01 August, 2013

The widespread popularity of smartphones, tablets and wireless networks could render young people incapable of face-to-face interaction, a US scientist fears.

Apple guilty of price-fixing conspiracy

16 July, 2013

A US judge has found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices.

BYOD is here to stay: why enterprises should embrace the buzzing trend

14 June, 2013 by Michael Connory, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand Secure Business, Gemalto

The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has been making its way into Australian enterprises, with personal smartphones and tablets being used more frequently by employees for professional purposes. The business benefits of BYOD are recognisable - rather than issuing company devices to workers frequently on the go, often through a formal and central procurement process, companies can permit employees to simply bring their own.

Are tablets a long-term solution?

02 May, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Tablets have completely changed the nature of information access for users right across the enterprise. But are they a long-term solution or a flash in the pan?

Samsung in fraudulent review scandal; ispONE to countersue Kogan

22 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

This week: Samsung admits to paying Taiwanese students to write negative comments about HTC phones online, while ispONE has made a counterclaim in its ongoing legal battle with Kogan Mobile.

Firefox OS: worth a damn or just an academic exercise?

29 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Mozilla has revealed that phones running its Firefox OS will go on sale in February. But while Mozilla’s goals are lofty, it remains to be seen what impact the OS will have on an already-crowded marketplace.

Surface demand “disappointing”; net protection bid fails; McAfee arrested, suffers heart attack

10 December, 2012 by Andrew Collins

In the news this week: a failed US/Canadian bid to limit ITU regulation of the internet, fugitive John McAfee’s continuing woes and underwhelming sales figures for Microsoft’s Surface.

Conroy abandons internet filter plans; Apple’s big week in court; TPG gets a 000 slap

12 November, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins casts an eye over the big stories in IT from the last seven days, including the Australian Federal Government’s backdown on internet filtering, Apple’s week of patent lawsuits and ACMA’s targeting of TPG over its alleged failure to provide customers with access to 000 emergency services.

Opinion: BYOD (bring your own devices) is the next Y2K

20 August, 2012 by Carl Jefferys*, Country Manager, ANZ, Ruckus Wireless

We all recall the commotion surrounding the Y2K bug at the turn of the last century. Now, many vendors are using the concept of BYOD (bring your own devices) to scare organisations into buying new products. What many IT managers don’t realise is that they may already have the tools to control this influx of wireless devices.

Three core tips for a successful BYOD (bring your own device) strategy

14 June, 2012 by Denis O’Shea, CEO, Mobile Mentor

The most obvious problems with allowing your users to bring their own mobile devices into the workplace are ones of security. But as important as security is, there’s much more to a successful BYOD strategy. Denis O’Shea*, CEO at Mobile Mentor, explains three tips to help make your BYOD strategy a success.

Research In Motion appoints Ray Gillenwater as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand

05 April, 2012

Research In Motion (RIM) has appointed Ray Gillenwater as Managing Director of its Australia and New Zealand operations. Gillenwater will oversee all functions of RIM’s business in Australia and New Zealand, including operations, sales, marketing, retail, distribution and partner relations.

Customised applications a necessity for tablet success

09 March, 2012

Organisations must employ apps custom built for tablet computers if they are to derive value from such devices, according to a new report from analyst firm Ovum.

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