Vol. 4, No. 9
August 31st, 2004


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Wipe Out
By Bryan Pedersen
Faulty protection plans could let your competitors ride the Big Kahuna.

With so many items being bought and sold daily on online auction sites, it was only a matter of time before used corporate hard drives found their way into the mix—used corporate hard drives with sensitive data still intact. Forget reformatting; hard drives aren't an Etch-a-Sketch you can simply turn and shake for a clean slate. Data tends to stick around if you don't utilize complex deletion methods. If your company relies solely on reformatting before scrapping unwanted hard disks, it could be making a big mistake and writing it in permanent ink.

Pointsec, a company specializing in hard drive security, conducted a study in June to determine just how easy it would be to buy hard disks and laptops from online auction sites and recover their reformatted data. Of the 100 disks and laptops purchased online, nearly 70 had recoverable data even though they were reformatted or “wiped clean.”
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Dear subscriber,

After considering requests from our readers, we've decided to revamp our electronic offerings to help us address the quickly changing nature of the mobile enterprise industry. Twice a month you will receive the new Mobilizer with original features and breaking industry news delivered right to your inbox. www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com will also relaunch in late September with an entirely new interface and many more features including an interactive buyer's guide, a digital version of the magazine, and frequently updated original content.

Stay tuned, and enjoy the issue.

-The Mobile Enterprise Staff

Intellisync and Danger Partner
Intellisync and Danger have partnered to enable wireless email and personal information management (PIM) for the hiptop device. For the first time the hiptop and hiptop II will feature wireless sync with Outlook. The "over the air," one-click synchronization is used without use of cables or cradles, allowing users to synchronize calendar events, contacts and tasks with the Microsoft Outlook PIM software.
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Verizon Wireless Provides Text Messaging for Showtime Reality Series
What if you could get up-close and personal with the nation's next president? How about text messaging a presidential candidate or critiquing their debate techniques using your wireless phone? Verizon Wireless has teamed up with Showtime in a new reality series based on average citizens showing their ability to be the U.S. President.
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Intermec to Provide Handheld Computers and Printers for Frito Lay North America's New “Precision Execution” Direct Store Delivery Selling System
Intermec Technologies Corp. has been selected by Frito Lay and the PepsiCo Business Solutions Group (PBSG) to provide handheld computers, mobile printers and related equipment for its new “Precision Execution” direct store delivery selling system in North America.
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Tim Bajarin
Creative Strategies (www.creativestartegies.com)

The Allure of Danger
By Tim Bajarin
A hip, young company offers high design, undeniable cool and the functionality of a BlackBerry in a form that will fit in your pocket.

It may seem unusual to look at consumer-oriented products when shopping for IT solutions, but if you look at the history of the technology market, some of the most important products that we use in business today have their roots in the consumer arena.

One example is the CD-ROM. In the late 1980s, the CD-ROM was called the “new papyrus” and used initially to create consumer-oriented multimedia titles. But by the early 1990-s, this new interactive publishing media was being used in business to deliver content for presentations, manuals and even interactive advertising.

And the Apple II, first used as a hobbyist machine, became a legitimate business tool after Visicalc, the first spreadsheet, was written for this “consumer oriented PC” and helped launch the business software market. Even the roots of the original telephone go back to its use as a ‘person-to-person' consumer communications medium. And most of the VoIP products out today, such as the most popular one from Skype, are aimed at individual consumers but are rapidly gaining acceptance in the enterprise.

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