Is 2013 going to be the year of biometric security?

Nearly every day features news of high-profile hacks; clearly the “old school” password just doesn’t cut it anymore. PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett certainly agrees.

As we rely more and more on cloud services to easily store and retrieve our data online, we also make ourselves more and more accessible to data theft and manipulation.

At the Interop IT conference in Las Vegas,...

By Ryan Daws, 13 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Consumers, Enterprise, Mobile, NFC, Security, Smartphone.

Samsung and BlackBerry are secure enough for Pentagon - but not Apple?

In a strange turn of events, the Pentagon has authorised BlackBerry (whose security was possibly questioned by the UK government) and Android-based manufacturer Samsung’s devices for use in the Department of Defense; but left Apple’s iPhone in question.

General consensus pits Android as being the most insecure mobile OS with many high-profile cases of Malware whilst rival...

By Ryan Daws, 03 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Devices, Enterprise, Mobile, Security, Smartphone, Tablet.

How to select a mobile device for enterprise mobility

Over the last few years consumer devices have overtaken enterprise devices in a lot of ways. Many of the features originally developed for the enterprise are now leveraged in mobile phones that we all have. Does this mean it's a no-brainer when it comes to choosing a device for an enterprise mobility project? Far from it, more choice brings more debate and more confusion. While BYOD may suit many organisations and mobile solutions it's worth looking carefully at your own situation to determine which devices are appropriate.   Obviously amongst the fields of consumer and enterprise mobile devices there is a lot of variety and the technology is changing rapidly. What does stay more or less constant is that businesses want to get value for money. I'll cover some of the key points to help you make up your own mind about what is right for your initiative. I'd suggest making a decision based on a...

By Adam Sivell, 03 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: B2B, Enterprise, Mobile, Smartphone.

The next generation of smartphones: What do you want to see?

Here at 3Squared, we are always eagerly awaiting the release of the next must-have phone.  Apple’s strategy of seemingly random launches, without even staff and retailers knowing what new features it may have, creates huge amounts of attention and their power in the technology market suggest this approach works.

But regardless of what features it does have, there is always much debate in the office about what the manufacturer has missed off.  We decided to take a look at the features that we...

By 3Squared, 17 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Security, Smartphone.

#MWC2013 recap: General lessons learned - part 2

By Stuart Newstead

This is Part 2 of a two-part blog series recapping Mobile World Congress 2013 by guest blogger, Stuart Newstead. Part 1 can be found here. 

When you walked into the new venue for the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC2013), everything was unfamiliar.  Indeed it only became properly clear that this was the MWC when a big screen reassuringly started to show four middle-aged...

By Antenna Software, 15 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data, Enterprise, Smartphone.

Is Samsung going to make an enhanced enterprise play at MWC?

A research note from brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton has stated that Samsung is looking further at an enterprise push following the release of BlackBerry 10 at the end of January.

The note reads: “Our latest smartphone checks indicate that Samsung is making an aggressive push into the enterprise segment and it has BlackBerry’s enterprise and SMB business in its cross-hairs.

“The reality is Samsung is...

By James Bourne, 19 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise, Samsung, Smartphone.

2012: What I learned about enterprise mobility in the year the world didn’t end

I am very happy to note that its 10am on January 7th 2013 in a rain soaked England and, despite the fact we may soon need an ark, it would appear that despite many a prophecy the world did not end. The last laugh may be on me, the Mayans may have been out by a month or they simply thought what calendar would need to go any further than 2012, either way we are here and well. I know that I have said before I won’t be making any predictions this year and I won’t waver from that, but here I just wanted...

By David Akka, 07 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Mobile, Smartphone, Tablet.

20 years on, is SMS still a viable business tool?

Twenty years ago today a young British engineer named Neil Papworth sent the world’s first ever ‘short message service (SMS), “Merry Christmas”.

The recipient, Vodafone UK employee Richard Jarvis, received the message over Vodafone’s GSM network, and had no way of replying, but the innocuous seeming event spawned an entire communications revolution.

Despite the levels of SMS continuing to grow every year for the last two decades, some industry commentators have begun predicting...

By Matthew Henkes, 03 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Marketing, Mobile, Smartphone.

Preview Skype app released for Windows Phone 8

Following news that Microsoft intends to kill off its popular instant messaging service, Live Messenger, next year and fold users into Skype, the company has released an updated version of the Skype app for Windows Phone 8 users.

MS cautioned that this preview release was a ‘work-in-progress, and some of the features may not yet work properly. However, the app shows how good a really well designed WP8 app can look, making full use...

By Matthew Henkes, 12 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: IP, Microsoft, Smartphone.