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Companies that go to the extreme with mobility

FierceMobileIT is kicking off its first in an annual series of Fierce15 awards for companies that excel at mobility. This year, we are focusing on companies that have gone to the extreme in implementing mobility programs.

Does BYOD improve worker productivity?

One of the hotly debated issues around BYOD is whether it improves worker productivity or not. A recent survey of 566 executives and professionals by cloud services firm Evolve IP indicates that BYOD does improve productivity. I would agree.

EMM and IoT are a match made in the enterprise

The convergence of the Internet of Things and enterprise mobility management will be a key enterprise trend in the coming years. Vendors that can bring these two capabilities together successfully will find enthusiastic enterprise customers.

When is unlimited data not unlimited?

Riddle me this--when is unlimited data not unlimited? Answer: When you throttle it. Sounds like a riddle posed by the Riddler to Batman, but it's actually the argument of the Federal Trade Commission in a lawsuit against AT&T.

IT struggles with BYOD support, security challenges

While BYOD was originally supposed to save companies money on mobile devices, it has become a source of costs and risk.To explore these issue in depth, FierceMobileIT is holding a webinar this afternoon (Oct. 22) at 2 pm Eastern time.

Minority Report flashback: Atheer Labs brings augmented reality to the enterprise

Watching the demonstration of Atheer Labs' augmented reality goggles here at Compass Intelligence's GoMobile 2014, I had a flashback of Tom Cruise in the movie Minority Report.

Feds go after AT&T for 'cramming' bills with bogus charges

Federal regulators are going after another wireless carrier for "cramming" bogus third-party charges on to customer bills. This time the target is AT&T.

Fair is fair, regardless of technology

I find CTIA's argument that wireless faces unique challenges that preclude equal treatment under the net neutrality rules unconvincing. As I've argued in this column before, it is reasonable to treat wireless and wireless carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules. Fair treatment is fair treatment, regardless of technology. --Fred

Time to rethink 'universal service' in a mobile world

Since the 1996 act, the mobile world has exploded and phone services is available coast to coast. I agree with CTIA that the whole idea of universal service needs to be rethought in the second decade of the 21st century.

Apple's iOS 8 and the enterprise

Now that all the flashy stuff with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch is through, Apple is getting down to business with its new iOS 8 mobile operating system that includes some useful features for enterprises.