Three key reasons why PlayBook 2.0 makes good business sense [RIM]

 

Our post on the Playbook last year  brought some thought-provoking responses from our readers. There were definitely a few things missing from the original Playbook, and with the recent launch of Playbook 2.0, RIM has introduced a number of innovations that end-users have been asking for – and should make IT managers happy.

1. Email and Social Media Integration
A new interface integrates email and social media — like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn — into one feed view. Social networking is tightly woven into the fabric of PlayBook, as is extensive push email support. What that means is a salesperson preparing for a meeting could look up that contact and easily access all the relevant information like LinkedIn and Twitter status updates, meeting notes and email history.

2. Better Browsing
The PlayBook’s browser, according to several industry reviews, is one of the fastest browsers out there. It works with Flash and HTML5, and includes a native Reading Mode feature that strips down ads and excess formatting on pages.

3. Remote control capabilities [Read more…]

Why you need security experts to help with mobile device management [Symantec]

With more employees are bringing their personal mobile devices into work and expecting to use them —  an additional layer of security is needed to protect the corporate network.

But comparing mobile security to desktop security is like comparing apples to oranges. With so many different devices (and different versions of those devices) coming into an organization, security can get complicated.

So when it comes to securing mobile devices, it means enforcing security policies by managing the devices’ native security functionality (which is the case for Apple, Android and BlackBerry, while Windows Mobile and Symbian have specific third-party agents available).

But there are a lot of misconceptions about mobile security that can lead to a false sense of how secure your organization really is. Here are a few of the most common myths surrounding mobile security: [Read more…]

Our top 6 favourite BlackBerry Playbook apps for business [RIM]

With the Pretenders’ hit Brass in Pocket getting a new lease on life from the BlackBerry Playbook TV spot’s ubiquitous on-air rotation, it got us thinking about the top brass in Playbook apps, particularly apps for business.

So here are our top 6 must-have apps for the must-have tablet of the year:

Adobe LiveCycle® Mobile ES2:Need to approve a travel expense or a contract while you’re on the road and can’t or don’t want to unpack your laptop? Just pull out your portable PlayBook and get the job done. In fact, no matter the task, you can interact with content, application and customers wherever you choose. One of the first Adobe apps available for PlayBook, LiveCycle Mobile ES2 helps increase productivity, improve brand equity, lower costs and improve customer-facing engagement. A must have. [Read more…]