• 11 Aug

    Why a mobile device is a lot like a laptop? Putting the D in DIT 'n' DAR

    There's a lot of discussion around managing mobile devices or mobile apps with so-called MDM and MAM infrastructures for modern iPad, iPhone, Android and legacy Windows or BlackBerry tablets and smartphones.  It's already been two years since the first Gartner Magic Quadrant on mobile management and there are scores of offerings in the marketplace,  promising varying takes on managing "everything for everyone and everywhere".  That begs the questions -- is there an easier and simpler way

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  • 22 Apr

    What's in a name?

    Where does the company name come from? The company was founded by Bill Thursby in 1986.  The family name,  various towns, "Thursday" and "Thunder" are all associated with the Norse god "Thor".   Many IT companies of the period were named for their founders e.g. Dell (1984), McAfee (1987) and Perot (1988). PKard? PKard stands for Public Key Card.   We pronounce it P-card or Picard.   The connection to the Captain of the USS Enterprise is purely a happy coincidence.

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  • 07 Jan

    Secure mobile ... a story and a moral!

    Apologies to Pixar for mimicking their generic plot line... Nemo, Toy Story etc.

    Once upon a time government and enterprise customers (especially in regulated industries) were able to communicate securely using Microsoft Windows and RIM Blackberry infrastructure, leveraging strong two factor security with smart cards.

    Every day, more and more and employees started to work first from home and then their offices using Apple Mac, iPad and iPhone mobile devices.

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