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My new job as mobile technology evangelist
   

I've worked for the IBM office of the CIO office for the past seven (7) years focusing on the IBM deployment of workplace technologies.   It's been a great experience and I'm particularly proud of my recent efforts to help launch the "Workplace of the Future" initiative designed deliver the right IT services to employees to support IBM's 2015 roadmap.  

In my new role as Technology Evangelist for Mobile Enterprise Services I'm focused on expanding IBM's mobile services to deliver mail, contacts, calendar, collaboration, social networking and business applications to a wide range of secure mobile devices including smartphone and tablets (e.g. Google Android, Apple iPad, etc.).  With more and more enterprises focused on improving the productivity of mobile workers through technology, this promises to be an exciting space in 2011.


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The top 5 announcements from the Apple October 2014 event
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 6:45a   Christopher Pepin
While I didn't attend Apple's October 2014 event in person, I did watch the streaming video online. The following are the top 5 announcements from the event: Apple Payments arrives on Monday, October 20 via a free iOS 8.1 update. Only iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with include NFC, will be able to used to make payment in a physical, brick and mortar store like McDonalds, Whole Foods, Macy's and more. Other devices, including the new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and the iPhone 5S will be able to [read] Keywords: apple integration interface iphone mac macbook
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Looking for faster in-home wi-fi performance? Consider the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000)
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 6:28p   Christopher Pepin
I'm a work from home employee and my wife, kids and myself have a wealth of wi-fi devices from phones, tablets, PC's, Chromebooks, media players and more. My wi-fi router is a critical component of my home network and I recently upgraded to the Netgear Nighhawk AC1900 WiFi Router (R7000) with support for 802.11ac. I've been using a Netgear N600 router since 2010 but it was starting to drop connections which forced me to manually reconnect devices. In addition, with more 802.11ac compatible [read] Keywords: connections iphone network profile wifi wireless
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Microsoft announces Windows 10: questions and answers
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 4:25p   Christopher Pepin
In a small media event in San Francisco earlier today, Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 - the successor to Windows 8. While I didn't attend the event, here are a few of the questions and answers I assembled from various sources on the web: Q: What is Windows 10? A: The successor to Windows 8 which is designed to power not just PC's and tablets, but phones (Windows Phone), Xbox and the Internet of Things. While Windows 10 is one platform, it is several user experiences - optimized f [read] Keywords: desktop macintosh microsoft mobile
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Upgrading the enterprise to iOS 8 and iPhone 6
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 8:45a   Christopher Pepin
Apple released iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 last week and the upgrade is well underway inside IBM. IBM has over 125,000 mobile devices in use with iPhones and iPads being the most popular smartphones and tablets. IBM began testing iOS 8 when the first beta was released in June to ensure that applications that IBM sells to customers as well as the applications that IBM has developed internally work with iOS 8. Key applications like Fiberlink MaaS360, IBM Traveler, Connections and others had support f [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime traveler apple applications email enterprise google integration iphone ipod mobile
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Enterprise Implications of the iPhone 6, iOS8 and the Upcoming Apple Watch
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 2:05p   Christopher Pepin
My interest in the new iPhone 6, iOS 8 and the upcoming Apple Watch is more than just personal. I'm part of the team responsible for enabling "MobileFirst" for 435,000+ IBM employees world-wide. Inside IBM, we support three mobile platforms: Apple iOS, Google Android and BlackBerry. IBM provides corporate owed devices to select employees in addition to offering a BYOD or Bring Your Own Device program. At present, there are over 125,000 smartphones and tablets in use inside IBM. Apple's iPh [read] Keywords: ibm apple application applications blackberry email enterprise google integration iphone ipod mobile office password security
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US Open Tennis 2014
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 6:45a   Christopher Pepin
I attended the US Open tennis tournament last Friday evening with my son. Readers of this blog will recall my previous visits to the US Open in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. This year, I attended the Friday night session and saw two matches which included Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova. Celebrities in attendance included comedian Will Ferrell and former NYC mayor David Dinkins. Photos of the event can be found on Facebook. As in the past, IBM is a major sponsor and prov [read] Keywords: ibm apple applications enterprise facebook google mobile twitter




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Google Chromebook for Back to School
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 1:25p   Christopher Pepin
The first day of elementary school for my two sons and daughter is this Thursday, August 28. With the new school year comes a decision on what device(s) they'll use to do their school work - both in class and at hime. Readers of this blog may recall my post from last year where I discussed how my middle school-aged son uses a Google Chromebook. This year I have another son entering middle school and I have to make a similar decision. Looking back over the past year, here are my perceptio [read] Keywords: apple enterprise google laptop microsoft office security server virus
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IBM Business Tech Trends Report 2014 Now Available
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 2:46p   Christopher Pepin
The annual IBM Business Tech Trends Report is now available. To understand how organizations are using big data and analytics, cloud, mobile, and social technologies, the IBM Center for Applied Insights conducted a survey of 1,447 decision makers. Fifty-two percent work in organizations of 1,000 or more employees and 48 percent are from companies with fewer employees. The study identified three common characteristics of successful enterprises: Partnering is in their DNA. While 40 percent of [read] Keywords: ibm mobile twitter
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IBM to release annual Tech Trends Report on Thursday, August 21
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 7:45a   Christopher Pepin
IBM will release its annual Tech Tech Trends report this Thursday, August 21. The report focuses on insights and trends around key technologies like cloud, big data & analytics, mobile and social that can help guide business strategy and technology investments. The report will be available online here If you're interested in learning about the distinct characteristics exhibited by pacesetters in the marketplace, IBM will be hosting a webcast this Thursday, August 21 at 1pm EDT. Click h [read] Keywords: ibm community mobile
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Windows Phone 8.1 impressions
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 1:45p   Christopher Pepin
Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 on July 15 with over a hundred new features including notifications, Cortana voice assistant as well as a wealth of new enterprise features. This is first upgrade to Windows Phone since the 8.0 release in October 2012. I own a Nokia Lumia 5210 which I purchased without a contract for $50 (after rebate) in 2012. Last week, an over the air AT&T update for Windows Phone 8.1 was released and I upgraded. While the upgrade took several hours and involved mu [read] Keywords: apple application applications enterprise iphone microsoft mobile




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