Tag Archives: Apple

iPhone Sits on the Cusp of Consumer and Enterprise – Revisited

iPhones and Blackberrys

It’s hard to imagine a world without iPhones, but there was a time when RIM ruled the roost, Blackberry’s were ubiquitous enough to warrant the moniker “Crackberry,” and Blackberry Enterprise Server was the standard for enterprise mobility. IT departments dished out company Blackberry’s to employees and kept them on short, secure leashes. iPhones were the Continue Reading →

Apple’s Advantage Is Not Technology Or Design

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Apple’s got a lead. It’s not technology. It’s not design. It’s customer service and customer experience. The battle for dominance in the smartphone market and the consumer “computing” device — including laptops, tablets and everything in between — is being fought over operating system (OS) and device superiority. Apple vs. Samsung vs. Nokia. Android vs. iOS Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of Anonymity

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{EAV:a9599a7331a1f16c} Anonymize. That’s a word I hear often these days in terms of how businesses are managing the challenge of balancing the value proposition of Big Data against concerns of privacy. Therein lies a dichotomy of a customized experience vs. the privacy advocates. It’s clear being able to correlate data with specific individuals has enormous value Continue Reading →

Who’s Dictating Cloud App’s in the Enterprise?

Cloud App Rain

My name is Alan Berkson and I’m a cloud-aholic. I Dropboxed my SkyDrive and CRM’ed my Evernote into my Google Apps mailbox. I’m a victim of cloud sprawl. Are you with me on this one? I am experiencing cloud application overload. But they’re so cool. The lure of the next latest and greatest is irresistible. And Continue Reading →

I Now Have A Cloud. All Is Well.

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Many years (decades?) ago, my father said to me: The world is going to end, not with a bang, but because no one will know how to fix anything anymore. I’m not going to to talk about the disposable society we live in — we don’t fix things, we buy new ones — but about Continue Reading →

Loose Lips Sink Ships

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Technology makes life easier. And more often we are less aware of what we are giving away for that ease. Beyond the privacy concerns of the big social platforms, businesses are struggling with the confluence of pervasive communications, Big Data, consumerization of IT, privacy and data security. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Big companies Continue Reading →

Super-villains, Patents and 5-Year-Olds

If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither on your side, pound the table. While pondering the recent furor over an Apple patent — Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image – my favorite Invisible Continue Reading →

A Chink in the Apple Armor

There’s a chink in the armor. A blemish on the Apple mystique. Rather than accept responsibility for a problem with his product and maintain it’s elevated status, he’s “lowered” Apple and the iPhone to the level of every other Smartphone. Continue Reading →