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Five things you must do to prepare for the end of BlackBerry

BlackBerry's secure environment and sophisticated management tools will be hard to replicate on other platforms. Start looking now.

Why Microsoft's Office for iPad strategy still doesn't make sense

The idea of developing a touch-oriented Windows 8 'Modern' app version of Microsoft Office before launching Office for iPad seems to make sense at first blush, but it's still a poor strategy.

Facebook open-source cache squeezes more from flash disks

Facebook continues to push the boundaries of storage and server technology in order to more quickly serve its billion users, and the results are being offered as open-source technology that can also benefit other companies.

Revamped Skype app for Android tablets oozes Windows-esque style

Skype's Android app has received a much-needed overhaul, adding a new look and greatly improved video call quality.

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No Google Account? No problem viewing shared Apps documents, now

Adding convenience possibly at the expense of security, Google will now let people without a Google Account view documents stored in its Apps cloud suite.

Toshiba's first cloud service has a built-to-order business twist

Toshiba's first cloud offering will come with a twist -- users will be able to customize the remote hardware being used to host the virtual desktop and storage service.

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Cotap launches mobile messaging app for work teams

iOS app simplifies group texting for businesses

Next generation of carrier systems going virtual

The latest version of Nokia Solutions and Networks software for running mobile carriers is virtualized, pointing toward a future of fully cloud-based systems that could help operators run even more efficiently and roll out new services more quickly.

IBM purchases Xtify to target new marketing channels

Xtify, founded in 2009 and based in New York, has a range of large consumer-focused clients.

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LG Gate tech separates work and play on BYOD smartphones

Smartphone vendors have rekindled their infatuation with enterprises as the consumer segment fizzles; this week's exhibit is the launch of LG Electronics' Gate, which separates users' professional and private lives through virtualization.

What's behind the iPad hack at Los Angeles high schools?

When 340 high school students figured out how to remove mobile device management software from their iPads, they did more than gain access to social networks and banned websites. They exposed what can go wrong with Apple's approach to supporting companies and schools looking to deploy and manage thousands of iPads.

Dell unveils its all-new Venue tablets, plus major updates to its XPS Ultrabook line

New products will run Windows 8.1 and Android; Windows RT gets the cold shoulder.

This little box adds NFC mobile printing to recent HP LaserJet, Officejet printers

Now that smartphones and tablets are essential equipment for businesses of all sizes, HP is giving part of its huge installed base a chance to keep up with its 1200w Mobile Print Accessory. It plugs into a printer's USB port and enables NFC connections with mobile devices for direct printing.