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Holiday Shopping SmartPhone Style

Close to 70% of smartphone owners plan to use the devices for holiday shopping, according to Deloitte (pdf).  Smartphone ownership has jumped from 39.7% last year to 46.1% this year and tablet owners have doubled from 10.5% to 22.4% according... Read more
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BYOD Policies – More than an IT Issue Part 5: Trust Model

#BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has moved from trend to an permanent fixture in today's corporate IT infrastructure. It is not strictly an IT issue however. Many groups within an organization need to be involved as they grapple with the risk of... Read more
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BYOD Policies – More than an IT Issue Part 4: User Experience and Privacy

#BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has moved from trend to an permanent fixture in today's corporate IT infrastructure. It is not strictly an IT issue however. Many groups within an organization need to be involved as they grapple with the risk of... Read more
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BYOD Policies – More than an IT Issue Part 3: Economics

#BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has moved from trend to an permanent fixture in today's corporate IT infrastructure. It is not strictly an IT issue however. Many groups within an organization need to be involved as they grapple with the risk of... Read more
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BYOD Policies – More than an IT Issue Part 2: Device Choice

#BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has moved from trend to an permanent fixture in today's corporate IT infrastructure. It is not strictly an IT issue however. Many groups within an organization need to be involved as they grapple with the risk of... Read more
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BYOD Policies – More than an IT Issue Part 1: Liability

#BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has moved from trend to an permanent fixture in today's corporate IT infrastructure. It is not strictly an IT issue however. Many groups within an organization need to be involved as they grapple with the risk of... Read more
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BIG-IP Edge Client 2.0.2 for Android

Earlier this week F5 released our BIG-IP Edge Client for Android with support for the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD.  You can grab it off Amazon instantly for your Android device.  By supporting BIG-IP Edge Client on Kindle Fire products, F5... Read more
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SmartTV, Smartphones and Fill-in-the-Blank Employees

Right off the bat, I know the title sounds like it’s all connected but they are only slightly related so I’ll give you the option of dropping out now.  Still here?  Cool.  I’ve been traveling over the last couple weeks and stories... Read more
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VMworld2012: VMware View Single Namespace

I catch up with F5 SE Scott Friedman to whiteboard and discuss F5's Single Namespace solution for VMware View.  Only 1 URL to remember and let BIG-IP make the decisions. ps Read more
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VMworld2012: VMware View Username Persistence

I hang with F5 Systems Engineer Joe Hermes for a cool demo showing the Username Persistence solution, which allows users to continue their VMware View session across devices. Pretty cool stuff, perfect for BYOD and an F5 exclusive. Apologies for... Read more
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From Car Jacking to Car Hacking

With the promise of self-driving cars just around the corner of the next decade and with researchers already able to remotely apply the brakes and listen to conversations, a new security threat vector is emerging.  Computers in cars have been... Read more
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Bait Phone

You may be familiar with the truTV program Bait Car, where the police place a vehicle equipped with hidden cameras and radio trackers in various areas to catch a would be car thief in the act.  It’s kinda fun to watch people ‘check out’ the... Read more
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Multiscreen Multitasking

Talk about killing two birds with one stone - according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project report, more Americans on their phones while watching TV.  About half of U.S. mobile phone owners use their devices while watching TV, a new... Read more
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BIG-IP Edge Client v1.0.4 for iOS

If you are running the BIG-IP Edge Client on your iPhone, iPod or iPad, you may have gotten an AppStore alert for an update.  If not, I just wanted to let you know that version 1.0.4 of the iOS Edge Client is available at the AppStore.The... Read more
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Dreaming of Work

Say What?!?  Instead of counting sheep, I can count how many emails I need to answer in the morning?  Sure can…at least according to a recent Good Technology survey that indicates that we are working more – an average of 7 hours more per... Read more
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Will BYOL Cripple BYOD?

Don’t ya love all the acronyms we have? So by now, you’ve probably heard that BYOD means Bring Your Own Device – a topic that is getting lots of press these days.  The concept of allowing employees to use their own personal device, often... Read more
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The Cloud Impact and Adoption Infographic

Maybe you’ve noticed but I’ve been on an infographic kick lately – especially when it’s something interesting.  This time it is an aggregated infographic of data primarily from Forrester, IDC and Gartner as it pertains to the cloud’s impact... Read more
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Invasion of Privacy - Mobile App Infographic Style

Couple blogs/weeks ago, I posted What’s in Your Smartphone? covering the recent Nielsen report, State of the Appnation – A Year of Change and Growth in U.S. Smartphones.   According to the study, 70% (last year) and 73% (this year)... Read more
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What’s in Your Smartphone?

Typical smartphone owners have an average of 41 apps per device, 9 more than they had last year according to the recent Nielsen report, State of the Appnation – A Year of Change and Growth in U.S. Smartphones.  Also last year, less than 40%... Read more
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Interop 2012 - Application Delivery Optimization with F5's Lori MacVittie

I chat with Lori MacVittie about F5’s Application Delivery Optimization (ADO) solutions which accelerate applications across public and private clouds to better support remote and mobile users.  SPDY support is a big conversation... Read more
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Interop 2012 - F5 in the Interop NOC

Peter Silva visits with Ken Bocchino of the F5 Professional Services Team to share & show how F5 is providing many of the critical infrastructure components of the largest temporary network in the world. ";" alt=""... Read more
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Freedom vs. Control

No sooner had I posted BYOD–The Hottest Trend or Just the Hottest Term, last week than yet another BYOD survey hit the news.  The full results will be released in a webinar tomorrow but SANS announced their First Annual Survey Results on... Read more
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BYOD–The Hottest Trend or Just the Hottest Term

It goes by many names: ‘Bring Your Own Danger’, ‘Bring Your Own Disaster’ and what most people call ‘Bring Your Own Device’ and everyone it seems is writing, talking and surveying about BYOD.  What used to be inconceivable, using your own... Read more
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Kids and their Dot Coms

My daughter likes to glue pictures in a composition notebook – Disney Princesses, giraffes, fairies, Barbie scenes, herself and many other things a kindergartener gravitates towards.  Usually she asks for certain characters or a particular... Read more
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Hey You, Get Off-ah My Cloud!

Who would have thought that a Rolling Stones song written almost 50 years ago could become a technology cliché (or battle cry) a half-century later.  Yesterday, research firm Gartner Inc. said that by 2014, The Personal Cloud will... Read more
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