June 30, 2011
RIM confirms new BlackBerry Bold 9900 “will be available this summer”
Gloria Sin looks at whether RIM can win back some customers.
“The Bold 9900 will be one of the first to run the new BlackBerry OS 7, which supports Near Field Communication (NFC) with other NFC devices via the built-in NFC chip, magnetometer (compass), accelerometer (orientation sensor) and proximity sensor for augmented reality applications. It also enables voice-activated search and can record in HD at 720p with the 5 megapixel rear camera, amongst other features.”
Microsoft cloud and virtualization chief Leaves for SaaS startup
Matthew Weinberger reports on the departure.
“Former Microsoft Director of Virtualization & Cloud Strategy Dave Greschler has left the company to co-found PaperShare, a SaaS startup that aims to provide a white paper-based social network, along with virtualization expert Douglas Brown.”
Is the iPad friend or foe of enterprise IT?
David Strom looks at the upcoming book, iPad in the Enterprise.
“Certainly, the notion of corporate workers purchasing their own PC equipment and using it for work purposes has been happening almost since the invention of the PC itself. When I was working for a large insurance company back at the dawn of the PC era, we had people even then buying their own printers, apps, and even PCs trying to connect to the corporate network. Of course, back in the 1980s, PCs cost more than $1,000, networks were wired via coax to IBM mainframes and apps came on 5 ¼” disks. But still, the daring few persisted.”