Mobile Enterprise

Product reviews, deployment advice, troubleshooting tips, and the latest news for IT professionals supporting mobile users and wireless networks.

  • Patrick Gray // March 5, 2014, 11:17 AM PST

    Making smartphones smarter - and less creepy

    Enterprises can make smartphones smarter, without exploiting users by gathering unnecessary personal data.


  • Patrick Gray // February 5, 2014, 9:33 AM PST

    Employee training is essential - even on easy-to-use mobile devices

    Train employees how to use mobile devices. Don't equate an interface ripe with cute controls and snappy colors as a substitute for good interface, process design and training.


  • Patrick Gray // February 3, 2014, 1:43 PM PST

    Is the car the next smartphone?

    The automobile is often cited as the next big mobile device. Find out more about connected cars and how they might impact your business.


  • Jeff Cerny // April 15, 2008, 12:40 AM PST

    Disconnected no more: Wi-Fi when you fly

    Aircell, a provider of airborne communications, will be rolling out their new in-flight broadband offering on domestic flights in the next couple of months. Aircell will cover the U.S., delivering mobile broadband service on an exclusive 3-MHz air-to-ground (ATG) frequency to communicate to and from aircraft.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 9, 2008, 4:05 AM PST

    CTIA Wireless 2008 goes almost green

    At CTIA Wireless 2008, conference attendees were asked to join the green effort by placing old show badges, unwanted show materials, and even old cell phones in collection bins placed around the Las Vegas Convention Center. Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, admires CTIA's effort but thinks they missed at least one big green opportunity.


  • Erik Eckel // April 8, 2008, 7:42 AM PST

    Configure secure wireless networking on SonicWALL routers

    SonicWALL routers provide excellent security by enabling secure communications with remote employees and wireless users. The device’s wireless configuration wizard simplifies the task of configuring secure wireless communications. Here's how you configure wireless security on a SonicWALL device.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 8, 2008, 4:10 AM PST

    Your VoIP vision could win you a 56-inch Samsung HD DLP TV

    Texas Instruments' new Vision for Voice contest asks individuals to submit a short video that describes a specific VoIP product, improvement to a current voice technology, or a new voice technology they would like to see within the next 20 years.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 7, 2008, 3:34 AM PST

    Virtual worlds invade the average business meeting

    During his VoiceCon Orlando 2008 keynote, Rhodin demonstrated a 3D virtual meeting room complete with conference phone, presentation screen, and faux leather chairs. Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, explains why he's skeptical 3D meetings will become the office standard anytime soon.


  • Michael Kassner // April 4, 2008, 2:46 AM PST

    WiMAX's slow rollout may be technical

    There have been all sorts of possible explanations as to why WiMAX is not readily available. Some recent news may very well point to the real reason for the slow rollout. Quite simply, everyone is having problems trying to get "big enough pipes" to the cell towers.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 2, 2008, 4:51 AM PST

    CTIA Wireless 2008: Less regulation, open networks, and a growing demand for data

    Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, is in Las Vegas this week covering CTIA Wireless 2008, which runs April 1-3. During the Day 1 keynotes, speakers discussed the wireless industries top concerns and current trends.


  • Bill Detwiler // March 31, 2008, 10:03 AM PST

    IBM predicts demise of traditional offices

    During his VoiceCon Orlando 2008 keynote, Mike Rhodin, General Manager of IBM Lotus software, predicted five future trends that IBM believes "reshape the way businesses and workers communicate and collaborate." Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, offers his insights on which predictions are likely to come true and asks for your opinion.


  • Deb Shinder // March 27, 2008, 11:49 PM PST

    Managing mobile devices the Microsoft way

    Microsoft’s solution for centralized management of Windows Mobile devices, to be available in the second half of 2008, is the System Center Mobile Device Manager (SCMDM) 2008. SCMDM was introduced by Steve Ballmer last October at CTIA in San Francisco. Here's a look at how it works.


  • Paul Mah // March 26, 2008, 11:40 AM PST

    Viewing your documents on-the-move with RepliGo

    Ever tried viewing a complex document on your handheld device, but ended up frustrated by the reflowed formatting needed to fit it into the smaller screen? If skewed document layout really gets on your nerves, perhaps Cerience Corporation's RepliGo might be just what the doctor ordered.


  • Bill Detwiler // March 19, 2008, 2:15 PM PST

    Unified communications dominated VoiceCon Orlando 2008

    Although VoiceCon Orlando 2008 offered tutorials, forums, and presentations on telecom topics ranging from IP telephony to next-gen contact centers, unified communications (UC) seemed to be the topic on everyone's mind. And, if you judged the conference's focus by its keynote presentations, UC won hands down.


  • Michael Kassner // March 19, 2008, 2:20 AM PST

    Enterprise 802.11n: The fog may be clearing

    There appears to be some semblance of a master plan rising out of the 802.11n implementation fog. Enterprise equipment developers have done their research and are incorporating additional technologies into 802.11n equipment that should garner some impressive wireless network performance characteristics.