Friday, October 24, 2008

Sorry, Bob. Not this time

Robert X. Cringely, whose articles I've read for years and have thoroughly enjoyed his perspective, just put this article out basically stating the Windows Mobile is dead.

Link here:

His premise is that in a market which will become more and more competitive (d'uh!), there won't be room for WM. It'll simply be squeezed into non-existance.

Based on the reasoning in his article I'm inclined to agree with him.

Where he's missed the point is that WM is so much more than that. WM vs iPhone vs RIM vs Android is a stretch as an apples-to-apples comparison.

RIM won't scale without killing you.
iPhone is a wonderful product that is not designed for the enterprise. Period
Android? Remains to be seen.

Each has worth and considerable standing in its own right. None of the above has a genuine enterprise-oriented focus.

WM + Yona is a truly tremendous combination and he speaks not one word to the real needs of the enterprise-focused technology which addresses real business needs.

Nice try, Bob. Thanks for playing.

One of us is wildly wrong, and I don't think it's me.

Friday, October 17, 2008

iPhone and Security

Interesting article:

Also worth noting on that site is the list of 'sploits and issues on the right hand side of the screen. Runs the gamut of pretty much everything. Good resource and worth book-marking.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hotel wireless

Apart from the $10-$15+ fee per day that many hotels hit you with, here's another reason why tethering your WM phone (or using an AirCard) is a much more cost-effective and secure means of conducting business when on the road.

A study from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration found that most hotels do not take adequate security precautions on the Internet connections they provide for their customers. The study compiles data from 147 written survey responses and from visits to 46 hotels. Twenty percent of the hotel networks use simple hub topologies, making them unsecured networks. Most of the other hotel networks channel guest traffic through switches or routers, which are more secure than hubs, but still make users susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks. The researchers recommend that the hotels set up Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) to best protect guests from Internet threats.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Gartner Symposium ITExpo 2008

Link here:

I'm doing a session on Weds (13th) on WM/SCMDM Adoption. Have built considerably on the vs. RIM Migration session webcast that I did back in March and have some seriously good comparitive numbers to share - this is the content that MS Legal wouldn't let me share publicly before because it required data from 3rd parties that they couldn't (easily) get permission to use.

Got a boatload of cool info from Palm to work with on WM and the stuff they're doing, too.

Oh and I'm looking for someone to come out play golf with me Thurs at Falcon's Fire (and no, neither I nor EM are picking up your tab).