Saying Goodbye to BlackBerry Classic Keyboard!

BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Ralph Pini announced in a blog this week the decision to stop making the BlackBerry Classic. Pini writes that “sometimes it can be very tough to let go” but that “we will no longer manufacture BlackBerry classic.” It’s been so long since I’ve seen a BlackBerry in service that I was surprised they were still making Read More …

Smartphone passwords and privacy

How would you rule in this case? An employee is provided a smartphone and cellular service by their employer. The employee leaves the company and returns the device. Then the employee is brought under investigation for by the SEC for insider trading activities. The SEC requests the password for the phone in an effort to build evidence for their case. Read More …

Crystal Ball – The next business phone system

One of my first job assignments as a cooperative education student (Co-op) during college was to learn the local Siemens business phone system. The central phone unit was in an enormous cabinet in the basement of the building. This past weekend I worked with a team at my current job to decommission a Fujitsu PBX that started service in the Read More …

An open letter to wireless phone providers

Dear Wireless Phone Provider, I’ve been a customer of yours for many years.  Month after month I pay a monthly installment to you in exchange for a service that I value and regularly use.  I’ve recently added a family member and at some point will add another one.  I have no complaints about the service you’ve provided to me.  I Read More …