Al SaccoSenior Editor, CIO Follow me on Google+

Al Sacco is an award-winning journalist and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al manages select CIO.com contributors and frequently covers breaking news, shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings, writes a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offers up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, film buff and Red Sox fan.

Why BBM for Android, iOS Success will be short-lived

Can 20 million new BlackBerry Messenger users really be wrong? Yes, if a cross-platform BBM can't offering uniquely compelling features.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server to Get iOS, Android management features

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has extended its reach in the mobile-device-management space with the acquisition of a German software company. The deal is expected to deliver BlackBerry Enterprise Server-like device management and control features for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets.