Employee-owned versus company-owned mobile devices

February 8, 2011
Employee vs. Company Owned Devices –No Easy Answers
Network World
Irwin Lazar sheds some light on the topic of employee-owned and company-owned mobile devices.

“The move to employee-owned mobile devices can also play havoc with an organization’s plans for desktop virtualization. How does a company effectively ‘virtualize’ a mobile device-particularly if it’s not company-owned? And how does it push virtualization client software onto employee-owned devices? Finally, security and compliance are a huge issue when a company’s proprietary data is stored on a personal device … The bottom line: There are no easy answers. IT managers should eschew a superficial approach that treats mobile devices as ‘just’ phones, and recognize that they’re a critical component of the user compute environment. Decisions about whether or not to provide mobile devices should be made in that context.”

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HP intros ‘lay it flat’ all-in-one touchscreen PC
Register Hardware
Tony Smith writes why HP decided to make its touchscreen all-in-one desktop PCs so they can lay almost flat.

“HP has revamped its touchscreen all-in-one desktop PCs with the ability to lay them almost flat, tablet style. The new TouchSmart 610, announced today but not set to ship until later this week, is built around a 23in, 1920 x 1080 display. Usually mounted up right, monitor fashion, the new TouchSmart can also ‘recline from upright to almost flat.’ The reason? To give users ‘increased comfort for longer-term use.’”

Glasses-free 3D TV sales stumble
Register Hardware
Caleb Cox recaps how Toshiba did with its 3D TV sales.

“Toshiba’s attempt to interest us all in 3D TVs that don’t require special glasses has fallen flat. The company sold fewer than half the sets it expected it would in the first month of sales, a senior executive has revealed. Masaaki Osumi, president of Toshiba’s Visual Products Company, revealed the news in an interview last week, admitting the company sold just 500 of the 20in models and even fewer of the 12in ones, Bloomberg reports.”

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