New MacBooks prove solid as business laptops

Many observers consider the iPhone to be Apple's Trojan horse for the enterprise market. And with good reason. Figures just out show that Apple sold more than 10 million iPhones during its first

Published on: November 18th, 2008 Scot Finnie

Infiltrating corporate world “won’t be easy” for Apple

Eighteen months ago, Serena Software Inc. began exploring the feasibility of supporting Apple MacBooks as an option for its users, most of whom are developers. It was interested in lowering support costs and

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Mary Brandel

Microsoft exec describes marvels that lurk beneath Surface

In a few years, the things you put on your coffee table might suddenly be a whole lot more interesting.Imagine instead of flopping that bowl of fake plastic fruit on there, you could

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Stretching security – the mobile device challenge faced by the enterprise

Trying to secure laptops, cell phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices today is "terrifying," says Christopher Paidhrin, IT security and HIPAA compliance officer at Southwest Washington Medical Center. "End-point security is scarily immature."

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Tom Kaneshige

How to rollout and use the iPhone 3G at work

One of biggest stories behind the release of the iPhone 3G -- and the iPhone 2.0 firmware update for first-generation iPhones -- was the inclusion of features designed for use in business environments.

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Ryan Faas

Technology smarts save millions for LaFarge and The Gap

Cost cutting in information technology looms over many corporate IT groups now, in these tough economic times. We're here to help by profiling tactical projects you can execute in a few weeks to

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Kim Nash

How small business users can experience huge mobile computing benefits from the iPhone

Apple's iPhone drew criticism when first released because of tepid enterprise business support. Small businesses felt the pain of iPhone envy more sharply than their enterprise counterparts because of the high up front

Published on: July 29th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Consumerization of small business IT

What I want to talk about is how small businesses deal with the consumerization of IT, or more broadly, if consumer technology helps or hurts small businesses.On one hand, small business and consumer

Published on: July 14th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

iPhone 3G – good, but not good enough for business

After months of speculation, Apple unveiled its next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 3G and solidified its push into the enterprise mobile space with a spattering of business-specific announcements. But how well did these enhancements

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Al Sacco

Rogers to release iPhone July 11, analysts weigh in

Businesses won’t line the streets for a chance to buy the new 3G iPhone the way consumers are expected to when it’s released in Canada July 11, analysts say.On the heels of Steve

Published on: June 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Blog “jam sessions” help Bell Canada manage projects, foster collaboration

Eugene Roman, group president of systems and technology at Bell Canada, knows how to play a blog. An enterprise blog, that is. And he has taught his employees to play a blog so

Published on: March 24th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Executives and “rogue users” driving enterprise interest in iPhone

You've heard it all before. The CEO buys an iPhone, falls in love, and leans on IT to shift its stack of tasks to make work-enabling his new gadget IT Priority No. 1.But

Published on: February 12th, 2008 Leon Erlanger

IBM purchase of Cognos brings turmoil and opportunity to BI mid-market space

Small and medium-sized businesses in the market for business intelligence (BI) software will benefit from IBM's US$5 billion offer to acquire Cognos Inc., according to industry analysts.Insiders predict there will be "initial turmoil"

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Nestor Arellano