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FTC report on IoT: Many findings, little teeth

While the FTC's security and privacy recommendations for IoT devices and data are useful, they are voluntary and therefore lack teeth. Companies have little incentive to spend the extra time and money needed to implement them.

Is 2015 the year for 're-enterprization of IT'?

I came across an interesting prediction by Deloitte--2015 will be the year for the "re-enterprization of IT." If Deloitte's prediction holds true, IT teams around the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Supremes weigh in on wireless, mobile apps

The Supreme Court is tackling a number of legal disputes that affect wireless technology deployment and mobile app development.

Companies fret over California BYOD court ruling

The ruling last year by a California appeals court about BYOD expense reimbursement has caused consternation among enterprises throughout the country. Any enterprise that allows BYOD should prepare for the implications of the California court ruling, as well as the expansion of the reimbursement requirement to data and to other regions of the country.

Tracking Santa Claus? There's an app for that

Every Dec. 24 since 1955, instead of tracking nuclear missiles, North America's first and last line of defense NORAD tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer. Back then, children had to use rudimentary technology known as the rotary phone and call NORAD. Now, kids can check where Santa is simply by using an app on their smartphone.

Things to include in your BYOD policy

Employees are bringing personal mobile devices into the workplace, whether sanctioned by their employer or not. The time has come for IT departments that are ignoring BYOD to take their heads out of the sands and develop a comprehensive BYOD policy.

Bluetooth connection between smartwatches, smartphones puts enterprise data at risk

The rapid growth of wearable devices and their imminent entry into the workplace poses challenges for IT departments, not the least of which are security issues.

Federal court ruling highlights need for clear BYOD policy

A recent ruling by a federal court judge in Texas could have implications for companies that do not have a clear BYOD policy in place.

Should your family's smartphones be sentenced to silence?

Should you lock up your family's smartphones for a device-free Thanksgiving? That is one option offered in an article by the Daily News.

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.