Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why Microsoft’s HoloLens is the next big enterprise thing

6 things Apple should fix in iOS 9 | Everyone has something to say about revived Wi-Fi Innovation Act

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Why Microsoft's HoloLens is the next big enterprise thing
HoloLens could be the next big thing in business computing and can be used in some way to provide a better customer experience, improve business collaboration and so much more. Read More

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Avoid the Sales/IT Collision Scenario
This InfoWorld research report, based on an IDG QuickPulse survey administered to IT professionals, will provide insight into the BYOA trend, identify pain points associated with traditional online meeting tools, and address business-driven IT requirements that benefit the overall organization. Read Now

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WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

10 Essentials for Secure EMM
This white paper highlights 10 key points encompassing security, user experience, IT operations and BYOD to help your organization realize the full benefits of mobility. Learn more

6 things Apple should fix in iOS 9
An iOS update without a slew of new features? Sounds good. Let's start by fixing and improving what iOS 8 already has. Read More

Everyone has something to say about revived Wi-Fi Innovation Act
A revived and bi-partisan supported Wi-Fi Innovation Act has been introduced this week by U.S. Senators and is backed by U.S. House members with a companion bill of their own. Read More

How not to get slammed by the FCC for Wi-Fi blocking
Rick Hampton, the wireless communications manager for Boston-based Partners Healthcare, has seen the dialogue among network professionals heating up in the wake of the FCC's sternly-worded enforcement warning about illegal Wi-Fi blocking and says it's no wonder the commission is fired up. Read More

Drop in smartphone thefts after kill-switch introduction
Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack Read More

WEBCAST: Aerohive

Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac
Watch this webinar recording featuring Forrester Research for an overview of the current 802.11ac technology, a discussion on how high-speed Wi-Fi & application control impacts your network architecture, and take a look at how a proper network strategy can save you 40% or more on your investment. View Now>>

How will the Apple Watch succeed where Android Wear has struggled?
Given how slow the rest of the smartwatch market has grown, can the Apple Watch meet its high expectations? Read More

Apple bumps approved size for iOS apps, lets them eat twice the memory
People with lower-end iOS devices may see their memory gobbled up quickly Read More

Fair-trade smartphone meant to last longer
The new model Fairphone will be available in the second half of the year Read More

U.S. carriers meet voluntary deadline for unlocking mobile phones
Unlocking a mobile phone from a single U.S. carrier has caused consumers headaches in recent years, but seven major carriers on Wednesday met a voluntary, industry-created deadline to set conditions for unlocking to occur. Read More

WEBCAST: Aerohive

Gigabit Speed Wireless Networks with 802.11ac
With the development of 802.11ac, WLANs surpass the gigabit speed barrier. Watch this webinar recording featuring author of "802.11ac: A Survival Guide" (O'Reily), Matthew Gast, for a discussion on 802.11ac and why it's posed to become the 802.11 standard of choice and how to incorporate it into your network plans. View now>>

Asus seeks to expand smartphone presence in Europe, China and US
The Taiwanese PC maker is targeting more smartphone sales in the U.S. and Europe Read More

IDG Contributor Network: Major phone network exploring drone and balloon masts
Topographically challenged parts of the world might soon be served by drone-mounted mobile network masts. Other unusual rural connections are also on the horizon. Read More

Microsoft releases Windows 10 technical preview for phones: What (some of you) will get
Sorry: Only a handful of phones are immediately eligible to receive the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, Microsoft said. But if you're one of the lucky ones, here's what you need to know. Read More

Wi-Fi backers warn about unlicensed LTE while Ericsson claims speed boost
The Wi-Fi Alliance plans collaboration to make sure Wi-Fi users don't get squeezed out Read More

Which wireless carrier is best for you? Verizon, probably, but check for yourself
RootMetrics' latest survey lets you look at nationwide and local performance of the four major wireless carriers. But the results may vary, naturally, depending on where you live. Read More


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