The Enterprise Mobility Problem

by Brian Katz on June 5, 2014 · 1 comment

Apple upgraded itself on Monday, or so the papers say. They had their big yearly developer conference and announced a lot of interesting things. In some corners people cheered wildly, in other corners people booed and hissed, finding fault with every new feature, and then in the far corner, the enterprise folks just went about their business. It wasn’t that some of them weren’t interested, since many companies use iOS, they were interested, but only the geeky of them really cared. The rest turned away when a new device wasn’t announced. Google I/O will be in a few weeks and the scene will be repeated with only the corners changing. [click to continue…]

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Dual Personas?

May 23, 2014

No matter where you turn these days, everyone is talking about dual personas. Everyone is said to have these 2 personas, one for home and one for work. They are vastly different and don’t overlap. You think differently, do things differently and may even look different, almost straight out of an old apple commercial. It [...]

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It’s the Experience dammit! Consolidation Part 3 (Facebook and Oculus VR)

March 26, 2014

I don’t usually do deal analysis but when your twitter timeline fills up with the news of Facebook acquiring Oculus VR it becomes hard not to comment. Now to be fair, many of the jokes are hilarious (I especially like the Yahoo buying ViewMaster one) but at the same time a lot of people are [...]

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Mobile, we take it for granted

March 18, 2014

My daughter broke her arm a little over a week ago. She was playing soccer over 2 and half hours away and her mom took her to the games (she had two). Apparently, right before half time she was fouled by someone on the other team and ended up falling and hearing a crack. My [...]

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BYOA as a Business Model

February 26, 2014

I had the great pleasure to have Javier Soltero, the CEO of Acompli, on the podcast tonight. They are a fairly new startup with an app coming out in the next few months that aims to fix the problem of email on a mobile device. What is so interesting about their approach as a company [...]

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Nokia X – the Trojan Horse

February 25, 2014

Nokia today introduced their X smartphone series, devices that are based on Google’s Android, or more specifically, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). AOSP eschews all of Google’s basic services and provides the bare Android OS to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that then must layer a set of services on top of it so [...]

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Consolidation Part 2

February 24, 2014

Today, another EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) vendor has given up the ghost. Not really, but as I predicted in the first post, more consolidation is on the way in the EMM sector. Good Technology, a long time rival to Blackberry and an EMM vendor in its own right, has announced that they will be acquiring [...]

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Mobile isn’t a device. It’s a state of mind!

February 12, 2014

I seem to get into a debate every single day at work. Then it spills over to twitter or someone who is asking me for advice or just pontificating. It starts out innocuously at first. People want to talk about mobile. They dive into smartphones and eventually end up at tablets and then stop. That’s [...]

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IT is in the Experience Business

February 6, 2014

MDM is dead and it’s been dead for a long time. It no longer makes sense as a product and businesses have begun to finally realize it and not buy into the hype. The fact that it has become the household name for the technology to manage mobile is just sad. The good news, at [...]

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