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MU College of Engineering Create Network for Military Smartphone Apps

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Engineers from the MU College of Engineering, with funding from the US Army and Leonard Wood Institute, have created ad hoc networks so that soldiers can relay smartphone information without using the internet. This allows for targeting using sound or sight, as well as a host of other features to turn smartphones into tools for soldiers.
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Save The Date: BlackBerry for Business and Government Webcast Nov. 29th

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The demo given at RIM’s BlackBerry Innovation Forum was an amazing opportunity to check out what’s in store for the PlayBook OS 2. RIM showed off the native PIM features such as email, calendar and contacts. The demo was smooth and the PIM features were all imbued with some Gist magic. RIM is hosting a BlackBerry for Business and Government webcast, and who knows, maybe they’ll show it off again.
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ITU Telecom World 2011 Mobile App Launched

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Active Network has announced the launching of the ITU Telecom World 2011 Conference mobile app.

The International Telecommunications Union is the United Nations’ specialized agency for telecommunications. The Telecom World conference draws industry leaders as well as regulators from around to world to its yearly event.

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RIM Releases BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint

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Microsoft SharePoint is an essential tool for many large organizations and for a long time RIM hasn’t had much support for it. In the meantime, many organizations have looked to solutions such as WICKSoft, a company that we have covered extensively on BBCool. More about RIM’s SharePoint solution after the break.
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BlackBerry Smart Card Reader Achieves FIPS 140-2 Certification Level 3

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The PlayBook Will Be the First Tablet to Truly Enter Government

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RIM has just announced that the PlayBook has received FIPS 140-2 certification, making the BlackBerry PlayBook the first tablet certified for deployment within U.S. federal government agencies. No other tablet on the market has gained FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is required under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). While some sites will claim that the iPad has made significant moves in government, from what we can tell it’s for very minimal use cases such as presentations and there doesn’t seem to be any significant deployment to date.

According to Bloomberg, the US Military has been testing tablets across all branches. The services are looking to tablets to replace laptops as well as paper manuals, maps, biometric devices and some communications tools. The U.S. Army is leaning toward the PlayBook because RIM “addressed security concerns from the get-go,” said Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dosmann, who oversees mobile device pilot- testing for the Army’s cybersecurity division. Security remains an issue for Apple and may hold back wider use of iPads, he said.
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