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IBM's Synergistic Acquisition of Fiberlink MaaS360

by Gerry Purdy 20. November 2013 09:58
  Firm's MobileFirst initiative now offers a comprehensive cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) solution. IBM becomes a major brand in enterprise mobility.      Last week, IBM announced it was acquiring privately held Fiberlink, one of the major players in mobile device management (MDM) and security. The terms of the acquisition were not announced, but some financial analysts  peg the deal at around $150 million which provides adequate return to Fiberlink's investors that include GE Capital and Gold Sachs.   This is a very interesting acquisition from a num... [More]

For America Recycles Day, check out our new reuse and recycling report

by Kate Pearce 14. November 2013 08:00
  As our tagline goes here at Bamboo Mobile, we are tracking the reuse and recycling market one device at a time. This time, I’m excited to talk about a newly-published Reuse and Recycling Survey and Market report coming out on November 15th, just in time for America Recycles Day.  The new report provides insights and results from our user study where we asked nearly 1,200 mobile phone users questions about their attitudes around device reuse and recycling. Moreover, we compared results to our historic survey data from 2011 and 2012 when we first began studying this... [More]

Ga Tech Institute for People and Technology Panel Session on Privacy, Security & Trust

by Gerry Purdy 13. November 2013 15:00
  Protecting billions of people, trillions of devices and wireless networks that connect them is a big challenge. It's all about risk & reward.     For Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013   I was recently invited by Alain Louchez, Managing Director of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet-of-Things Technologies (CDAIT) at Georgia Tech, to moderate a panel last week on, "The importance of security, privacy and trust in the Internet of Things."  The objectives of this panel were to identify the problems that might occur in the Internet ... [More]

How Intellectual Property Ensures Reliable Public Wi-Fi Access

by Gerry Purdy 6. November 2013 09:49
   For Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013   Intellectual property (IP) enables the ideas, methods and innovations to do something to have rights similar to owning property. IP enables ideas to be owned, traded, sold and defended as well as misused (we'll get to that later). The Patent Office is the vehicle for defining, registering and being granted ownership of intellectual property. However, whereas real estate property ownership can last forever, patent awards typically last 20 years.   Sometimes, companies own intellectual property that may be similar to or overlap piece... [More]

Apple, Microsoft & Nokia Make Tablet Tuesday a Lively Affair

by Gerry Purdy 30. October 2013 09:44
  Apple plays it safe, Microsoft goes after the Office community and Nokia stresses LTE communications. Tablet growth will continue for many years.     For Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013       It was almost like a perfect storm: on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Microsoft, Nokia and Apple all introduced new tablets. It didn't take long for people to refer to it as 'Tablet Tuesday.' What's significant about Tablet Tuesday is that tablets are now as much a part of mainstream personal computing and communications as smartphones and PCs.    I've often been q... [More]

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