Stung--like numerous tech companies--by criticisms and accusations of providing the government with too much data access, Microsoft announced plans this week to encrypt customers' information traveling on MS services.
Top news stories of the day for Dec. 4, 2013.
Apple's enterprise offerings with iOS 7 are "not terribly innovative" compared with services currently offered by enterprise mobility management firms, opening the enterprise door to Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, judges ABI Research senior analyst Jason McNicol.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/22 including: the increase of mobile shopping in consumers from the U.K., one medical center's iPhone giveaway to nurses, benefits of the mobile industry in Latin America, that time Texas sued mobile content providers for false advertising and the latest on Microsoft's takeover of Nokia.
Microsoft plans to deliver Service Pack (SP) 1 for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013 in the early part of 2014, or about 13 months after the debut of Office 2013 in January 2013.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/20 including: controlling presentations via Windows Phone 8 devices, domination of iPad users in mobile online sales, retailers beef up mobile technology and strategy, the effect BYOD, MDM, big data and app management have on enterprise mobility and the latest in the Samsung/Apple patent case.
Top news stories for Nov. 20, 2013.
Microsoft is reportedly abandoning its employee stack ranking policy, in favor of one which encourages employees to collaborate, not compete, with each other.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/15 including: Isis's expanding reach, Samsung's plan for flexible display smartphone in the coming year, Microsoft's jump to number one with help from Nokia, areas marketers are missing out and the urging of the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to the cell phone industry concerning the unlocking of cellular devices.
Microsoft is tossing around the idea of data centers that rely on methane-based fuel cells to generate power right next to the servers. The company says this approach offers double the efficiency, compared to the traditional approach of drawing power from a grid hooked to a faraway power generating plant.