Consumerization Nation podcast archive

Consumerization Nation podcast archive

Consumerization Nation is a weekly podcast covering the consumerization of IT, BYOD and other cloud and mobility topics.

The show, hosted by Jack Madden and Colin Steele, airs weekly on Jack, Colin and special guests debate the latest issues around consumerization and discuss how IT can take advantage of empowered end users while still maintaining security and control.

Subscribe to Consumerization Nation on iTunes, and to listen to past episodes, follow the links below. If you want to get in touch with the hosts, tweet @jackmadden and @colinsteele.

Table of contents:

Episode 26: Mobile World Congress recap
Air Date: March 4, 2014
It was an eventful week at MWC in Barcelona. Get up to speed on all the happenings, including Good Technology's Boxtone buy, Samsung's Knox updates, Fiberlink's on-prem version of MaaS360 and more.

Episode 25: Alphabet soup
Air Date: October 14, 2013
Citrix's VP of mobile solutions joins the hosts to talk about how IT keeps up with a multi-device world, how Gartner created its MDM Magic Quadrant, managing data rather than apps and devices, and the role of MAM standards

Episode 24: What's next for AirWatch
Air Date: September 5, 2013
Ahead of AirWatch's user conference next week, the company's CEO joins the hosts to talk about AirWatch's background, the commoditization of MDM, the future of BYOD and more.

Episode 23: iOS, MAM and MDM
Air Date: August 9, 2013
Everyone's talking about mobile application management (MAM) in iOS7: What will the role of third-party MAM become? How will iOS 7 affect businesses? Other topics of discussion include whether mobile device management is a commodity and how IT will be able to use the improvements to iOS configuration profiles.

Episode 22: BlackBerry, Citrix events put spotlight on mobility
Air Date: May 30, 2013
On this week's episode of Consumerization Nation, the hosts discuss BlackBerry's strategy for mobile enablement -- pushing devices and a platform to manage them -- and highlights from Citrix Synergy.

Episode 21: SAFE, KNOX, iOS and MAM
Air Date: April 3, 2013
Samsung's new products and tools -- Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE), secure container KNOX and the Samsung App Store -- take the lion's share of discussion during this week's show. All these additions to Samsung's arsenal could mean the manufacturer is going in a new direction with its products and operating system. Also: The hosts discuss iOS mail clients and MAM.

Episode 20: VMware exec discusses Horizon Suite
Air Date: February 21, 2013
VMware's end user computing evangelist Ben Goodman discusses Horizon Workspace, which IT administrators can use to securely manage access to corporate data and apps. The initial release of Horizon Suite doesn't come with VMware's long-awaited mobile device virtualization and app wrapping software, Horizon Mobile.

Episode 19: BB10, WP8 & EMM
Air Date: January 31, 2013
In the first podcast of the year, the hosts discuss Research In Motion's long-awaited BlackBerry 10 debut, Windows Phone 8, the new 128GB iPad and what's in store for enterprise mobility management.

Episode 18: Looking back at 2012
Air Date: December 19, 2012
Brian Madden makes his Consumerization Nation debut, joining Jack, Colin and James Furbush for a special year-end episode. They talk about their favorite stories of 2012, such as the rise of mobile application management and cloud file-syncing, plus some lowlights, such as VMware's end-user computing inaction.

Episode 17: Two suits and a suite
Air Date: November 29, 2012
Good Technology’s patent lawsuits against MobileIron and AirWatch could shake up the mobile device management market, if successful. Jack, Colin and James Furbush discuss the legal battle and take a look at Zenprise’s foray into mobile application management, Zensuite. They also debate the future of mobile virtualization.

Episode 16: Hard-hitting Windows questions
Air Date: November 8, 2012
On this week's episode of Consumerization Nation, Jack and Colin tackle the tough questions: Does anyone want a Windows RT tablet? Do Windows Phone 8 MDM capabilities matter if no one buys the devices? And does Jack's definition of dual-persona mobile app management cut the mustard?

Episode 15: Mobile management and mobile virtualization
Air Date: October 10, 2012
On this week's episode of Consumerization Nation, Colin and Jack are joined by James Furbush to talk about the rise of social infrastructure management, mobile virtualization and how Windows 8 and SkyDrive are linked.

Episode 14: Raise your hand if you care about sandboxed email
Air Date: September 25, 2012
Jack and Colin wonder aloud if people care about sandboxed email or if it's just about attachments. And where's the place for Android-only mobile virtualization products in the market? Plus, new app features in iOS 6 fall short of MDM expectations, but are good for MAM vendors.

Episode 13: Enterprise file syncing
Air Date: September 13, 2012
This week there were more enterprise file syncing announcements that you could shake a stick at: Good bought Copiun, Zenprise added Android support and Acron is acquiring GroupLogic. Also on the show, the hosts talk about sandboxed email and how to deal with iCloud in iOS 6.

Episode 12: VMworld 2012 news and tales
Air Date: August 30, 2012
After attending VMworld, Jack and Colin recap the biggest news: VMware Horizon Mobile’s iOS app wrapping. They also discuss VMware Project AppShift and other new products that were on display, plus consumerization’s role in helping news writer James Furbush overcome an airport nightmare and get home from San Francisco.

Episode 11: Apple vs. Samsung
Air Date: August 9, 2012
Apple bought biometrics company AuthenTec. Does it mark the future of mobile security, or is it just a jab at Samsung? Jack and Colin also tackle RIM's potential move to license BlackBerry 10 to other manufacturers, and Colin offers his first impressions of a Windows 8 tablet.

Episode 10: Talking mobile management at BriForum
Air date: July 27, 2012
Jack and Colin hit the expo hall floor at BriForum 2012 in Chicago with special guest Brian Katz, covering MIM, MAM, dual-persona environments and much more.

Episode 9: Will dual-persona phones take off?
Air date: July 12, 2012
Jack and Colin debate the pros and cons of mobile virtualization, dual-persona technology and sandboxed applications.

Episode 8: On Citrix and acronyms
Air date: June 28, 2012
Check out what Colin and Jack had to say about MDM, MAM, SaaS and AT&T on this week's episode. Also: Citrix may add MDM features to CloudGateway.

Episode 7: CA, MDM/MAM and Windows 8
Air date: June 21, 2012
Andi Mann, vice president of strategic solutions at CA Technologies, joins Jack and Colin to discuss CA’s products for mobile, the Enterprise 2.0 and Mobile Connect conferences this week and what Windows 8 has that iOS and OS X don’t.

Episode 6: Google buys Quickoffice
Air Date: June 7, 2012
In light of Google acquiring Quickoffice, Jack and Colin talk about offline Google Docs, Microsoft Office for tablets and the overall direction of the cloud and mobile productivity apps market. Also on the show: consumerization-related sessions at BriForum, enterprise app stores and identity management.

Episode 5: Citrix and VMware
Air Date: May 17, 2012
Jack and Colin discuss the mobile strategies IT will see from Citrix and VMware and whether mobility solutions will come from MDM vendors or desktop virtualization vendors. Also on the show: MDM versus Exchange ActiveSync and the issues and benefits of built-in mobile email clients. Next Week: Live from BriForum.

Episode 4: Citrix Synergy
Air date: May 10, 2012
For the second week in a row, Jack, Colin and news writer James Furbush talk about a big IT conference going on. This time it’s Citrix Synergy, where Citrix spent less time on virtualization and more on new consumerization and mobility initiatives. Get the scoop on Project Avalon, ShareFile, Podio and more.

Episode 3: BlackBerry World
Air date: May 3, 2012
News writer James Furbush, fresh off his trip to BlackBerry World in Orlando, provides a recap of Research In Motion’s annual conference and what the future holds for the beleaguered company. Also on the show: A Citrix Synergy preview and VMware’s end-user computing initiative.

Episode 2: Google Drive
Air date: April 26, 2012
Jack and Colin go sans guest this week as they discuss Google Drive, the latest entry in the crowded cloud storage and file-sharing market. Also on the show: Microsoft managing iOS and Android with Windows Intune and the differences between Exchange ActiveSync and mobile device management.

Episode 1: BlackBerry Mobile Fusion
Air date: April 12, 2012
Brian Katz, the director of mobile engineering at Sanofi, and Gabe Knuth debate the merits of Research In Motion’s new mobile device management platform, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Also on the show: VMware Octopus, HTML5 and mobile information management.