Articles By Galen Gruman

Get your CloudOn

For some reason, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of cloud-based Windows 7 and Microsoft Office offerings, including scarily bad services such as OnLive Desktop. OnLive Desktop was a media darling

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Galen Gruman

Choosing the best iPhone office apps for productivity

With Apple's iOS 4 supporting corporate security requirements, companies are increasingly saying an explicit yes to iPhone use. Certainly, an iPad makes more sense as a lightweight laptop replacement (see InfoWorld's picks for

Published on: June 9th, 2011 Galen Gruman

First hands-on with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Game on! The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 running the slightly updated Android 3.01 OS is about as close as you can get to an iPad 2 without having an Apple logo on the

Published on: May 13th, 2011 Galen Gruman

iPad winning more business users

Although the Apple tablet been available for just seven months, the iPad is being strongly embraced by businesses, particularly financial services, health care, technology, and legal providers, say three separate enterprise surveys. A

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Galen Gruman

How to replace your office PC with an iPad

Sure, the iPad is a great device for Web surfing, book reading, and movie watching. But it's also getting a lot of interest in corporations as a possible business device for field forces,

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Galen Gruman

Apple’s hardball stance on Flash receives lots of support

Forget about peace in our time. Readers who responded to InfoWorld's online poll have made it clear that they back Apple in the dispute over allowing Flash on the iPhone and iPad. As

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Galen Gruman

iPad’s lack of security shouldn’t stop business adoption

There they go again, those Neanderthal IT folks who use security as a reason to resist change. A recent Computerworld story cites unnamed analysts as giving Apple's iPad an "F" for its security

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Galen Gruman

Apple’s secret – Mac and iPhone will never be ready for business

Last summer, it looked like Apple was finally going to make its Macs and iPhones enterprise-capable, giving hope to those who wanted a more stable, less failure-prone option at the office. Soon, it

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Galen Gruman

Will the Mac finally go mainstream in 2010?

It's almost a pathetic assertion: This year, the Mac will break out of its ghetto and become a mainstream computer for individuals and businesses alike. That unfulfilled desire is foretold every year and

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Galen Gruman

Motorola Droid no iPhone killer despite innovations

Editor's note: This is a review from our sister U.S. publication about the Motorola Droid, which will sell under the Motorola Milestone name in Canada.Here we go again: Another swaggering company claims to

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Apple blunder – iPhone update renders device useless with Exchange

Fixing a major but unacknowledged bug in the operating system, last week's iPhone OS 3.1 update has rendered most iPhones and all iPod Touches incompatible with Exchange 2007 servers that require on-device data

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Mobile device deathmatch – Will the Palm Pre blow past the iPhone?

There's been one promised iPhone killer after another - the Google Android-based HTC Dream and Magic, the RIM BlackBerry Storm, the yet-to-ship, years-delayed Windows Mobile 7 - but none has given it worthwhile

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Reader’s revenge: iPhone vs. BlackBerry revisited

In comparing the RIM BlackBerry Bold to the Apple iPhone 3G, after a month-long test of each, I declared that it was time to bury the Blackberry, as it was mediocre in its

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Galen Gruman

Apple Snow Leopard offers big benefits to business users

It's the OS that won't go away, despite many enterprises' avowed distaste and Apple's own public disinclination to support enterprise usage. And yet, the newest Mac OS -- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Galen Gruman

iPhone light years ahead of the BlackBerry on almost every count – Part 3

Yesterday, Part 2 of our three-parter on the relative merits of the BlackBerry and the iPhone as a business device, focused on applications, discussing the colossal limitations of BlackBerry apps when contrasted with

Published on: May 29th, 2009 Galen Gruman