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Apple upbeat at it readies first Mobile First apps for the enterprise

Despite consecutive quarters of declining iPad sales, Apple is trying to remain upbeat--banking on its recent enterprise mobility alliance with IBM. The first enterprise apps coming out of the alliance is set to launch next month, says Apple.

40% of U.S. employees use BYOD devices are work; many don't tell their employer

A full 40 percent of U.S. employees at large enterprises use personally owned devices at work, according to a survey of 4,300 U.S. adults conducted by Gartner.

Enterprise at risk if FBI gets backdoor in mobile devices

With Google and Apple vowing to block any effort by the U.S. government to add backdoors in new mobile devices, the debate about mobile device security has escalated even more. For the enterprise, any opening into a device, even one deemed necessary by the government for law enforcement or national security, might lead to an exploitable flaw that could give up company data.

Starbucks boosts mobile offerings for the holidays

Starbucks want to make sure it can get the tired shoppers into its stores this holiday season--particularly those carrying smartphones.

News Scan: Firms to spend more on managed mobility; EMM market to reach $9.6B in 2018; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Oct. 20, including the U.S. enterpise spending on managed mobility services to grow more than 17 percent per year, enterprise mobility management market to reach $9.6 billion in 2018, mobile commerce set to take off in India according to Gartner, outdoor small cell deployment spurs millimeter wave equipment market and cheaper smartphone sales boost on-cell TFT LCD touch panel shipments.

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