Chris Fleck

VP Emerging Solutions , CTO Office , Tech Instigator...
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  1. Will Android Wear Spark iDefectors Waiting for the iWatch?

    Up until now, I have been suggesting waiting for the iWatch for those considering a Smartwatch. The second edition of the Pebble and Galaxy Gear continue to improve, but the new Moto 360 now has my attention. Not only does it provide some of the features I'm looking for, it looks great as well. The Moto 360 and Android Wear additions will likely prompt a ...

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  2. Innovations and Observations from Mobile World Congress


    Mobile World Congress 2014 delivered on the promise of the Global place to be for the Mobile industry. With the exception of Apple, virtually every Mobile brand was represented at MWC 2014. The 85,000 attendees represented an 18% increase over 2013 and was kicked off by Mark Zuckerberg keynote including his motivations for the 19 Billion WhatsApp acquisition. This is what got my attention at ...

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  3. Citrix XenMobile for KNOX Announced at Mobile World Congress 2014


     Citrix and Samsung announced XenMobile for KNOX at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. Samsung KNOX is a secure implementation of Android that is preloaded on high end Samsung phones like the Note 3 and Tablets like the Galaxy NotePro. XenMobile for Knox provides the administration and management of KNOX  devices and implements policy controls that IT requires for BES placements. KNOX Features like ...

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  4. Best Business Device Launched at CES So Far


      HP announced the Slate 21 Pro at CES today. This is an All-in-One desktop device that runs Android with an NVIDA GPU and Tegra 4 processor. Why should businesses care ? Not because this device runs popular mobile consumer apps like Facebook and Flipboard ( which can work great if its OK with IT ), but because this device represents the next generation of Thin ...

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  5. Is Good Enough Mobile Email Good Enough for Business ?


     The typical reaction I get when talking about an alternative mobile email app is either; what’s wrong with the Apple (or Android) email app? Or our IT makes us use this "secure" thing I hate. For those that think the native email is "good enough,” it seems Apple has changed our expectation of what you should be able to do from a mobile device.     What's Wrong ...

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  6. Apples TouchID is the Magic On Button for Business


    It was 1999, when I first met Authentec founders Scott Moody and Dale Setlak, they had this awesome office literally on the Indian River in Melbourne, Florida that was an instant draw. More impressive was the technology they were working on as a startup spinoff from Harris Semiconductor. It was a biometric fingerprint sensor built into silicon and able to read the RF signals of ...

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  7. How and Why To Get Your Business App Citrix Worx Enabled

    Lets start with Why .. If your an ISV that wants to gain business customers and credibility, getting your app Worx enabled means that Citrix IT customers will be able to discover, deploy and manage your app within the Citrix XenMobile solution.  This means isolating apps and associated data inside the secure MDX container adding a layer of security and policy that IT demands. For example ...

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  8. Why You Should Care About Android Thin Clients


     At Synergy ViewSonic recently announced the first of what could be the next generation of thin clients. In addition Dell demonstrated an ARM based USB/MHL stick running Android that can be plugged into a Display or TV effectively enabling it as a thin client. For an existing task-based thin client use case, the new Android devices may not be obvious. But consider the broader use cases ...

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  9. The WIFM of MDX and Worx


     App wrapping is one of those in vogue technical solutions for securing mobile apps without interfering with the development of those apps. Despite its flavor-of-the-day-ness, if done right, the technology can be powerful. Delivered as the Worx App SDK or a generic wrapping tool that can be applied to apps post-compile, Citrix MDX Technologies centralize IT configuration, management, security and control for any mobile app, whether created by ...

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  10. Why I’m Buying the iWatch .. It’s Not to Tell Time


    There are lots of good rumors going around about a looming Apple iWatch. Some think it will be just another toy for fanboys but I think it could be much more, here is how I could use it for work & play. iNotifications - I usually have my ringer turned off and wear my iPhone on a belt holster, as a result I miss a lot ...

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