Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

The office of the past, present and future – part V

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Posted on 10th Dec 2013 by in Corporate

Office space: Less is more – or is it? Look at the desks. Go on, look more closely. What is the one major difference between the desk of yesteryear and the more modern one? There you go: it’s the minimalism of the modern one, featuring fewer devices, less paper and less clutter. Thanks to greater […]

The office of the past, present and future – part IV

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Posted on 4th Dec 2013 by in Corporate

Today’s technology doesn’t only help us do our day jobs faster and more knowledgably, it also speeds up the admin tasks that keep every good office operating well. Many workers can now do the majority of admin tasks themselves, eliminating the need for hoards of assistants and secretaries who were previously required to do everything […]

SIM wars – what does the future form factor hold?

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Posted on 19th Nov 2013 by in Mobile

Everybody knows there is an ongoing battle of the devices. While various incarnations of the smartphone have existed for years, it can be argued that once Apple launched the first iPhone, it ignited the current market we see, with other handset manufacturers beginning to compete and develop their own versions. Now, fan groups abound for […]

A history of the SIM card

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Posted on 13th Nov 2013 by in Corporate

The SIM card is a small and mighty device that has changed the face of communication since it was created in 1991. To echo the comparison Nick Keatley makes on the Wireless Banana blog, it’s a chip that has seen several iterations over the years, reducing in size from a credit card to a postage […]

Smartphones can save the high street

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Posted on 12th Nov 2013 by in Corporate

Reporting live from the MMA EMEA Forum in London, mobile is naturally at the core and forms a connection point to all devices. And the good news is that there has been a huge amount of progress in mobile marketing over the last five years. Did you know, for example, that smartphone penetration in the […]

Personal Cloud computing – A Luxury or Necessity?

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Posted on 29th Jul 2013 by in Mobile

Personal cloud applications and services are on the rise, but has it hit the mainstream audience yet? With an increased number of devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and a plethora of other connected devices (including the growing number of smaller devices with less physical storage space), personal clouds are becoming more than a luxury. […]

(Don’t) keep it to yourself: mobile cloud sharing is on the rise

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Posted on 22nd Apr 2013 by in Mobile

We recently conducted a survey in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa looking at the state of back-up and sharing uptake and concerns from a consumer perspective.  We found a huge demand (and opportunity for MNOs) for personal cloud services, including sharing services. 73 percent of survey respondents said they would use sharing services if […]

Happy birthday cell phone call

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Posted on 3rd Apr 2013 by in Mobile

Today marks 40 years since the first mobile phone call was made. Picture the scene: Marty Cooper of Motorola stood in front of a bunch of reporters in New York and used a handheld device to call the fixed line phone of Dr Joel Engel, then of Bell Labs. While it was not the very […]

Facebook on your mobile – globally

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Posted on 26th Mar 2013 by in Mobile

Facebook mobile usage recently surpassed the number of users checking Facebook on the web. Mark Zuckerberg himself referred to the social network as a ‘mobile company’ and it’s hardly surprising given the number of users connecting on the go. With any major success story comes opposition, however, which manifests itself in cries and complaints of […]

BYOD: The Solution to Password Problems?

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Posted on 19th Mar 2013 by in Enterprise Security

What does the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend have to do with solving the password problem?  It may actually be the solution.  In fact, the solution is probably already in the hands of your employees—their mobile smartphones. A recent report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) noted a startling 30% of PCs worldwide are […]