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FierceMobileIT webinar explores how to secure your mobile workforce

Mobility can open up the firm to security threats, such as lost or stolen devices with corporate data on-board or malware infection from an insecure app. To help enterprises cope with the security challenge posed by BYOD and mobility, FierceMobileIT is bringing together a panel of experts for a July 24 webinar at 1 pm ET covering the topic.

Is encryption the prescription for smartphone-based medical care?

The risk that patient-doctor communications could be intercepted by a third-party is significant. Encryption of data and phone conversations is an option, but that would be both expensive and cumbersome for both patient and doctor.

Aruba, Cisco and HP are magic when it comes to LAN infrastructure

The most recent Magic Quadrant to come out of Gartner looks at the market for wired and wireless local area network access infrastructure, an issue of concern to enterprises, especially those dealing with the demands BYOD is placing on that infrastructure.

Are Supremes changing the mobile landscape?

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued two rulings that could change the mobile landscape.

Should net neutrality rules apply equally to wireless, wireline carriers?

While it seems reasonable to treat wireline and wireless networks carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules for the Internet, there might be less to the controversy than meets the eye. Mobile users are much more likely to use their devices to download apps than to the surf the web. So mobile users might have settled the issue regardless of what the FCC ultimately decides.

An 'Everyday Bank' has to be mobile

Simply creating mobile-friendly versions of existing products and services will not be enough for banks to fend off challenges from non-bank competitors, such as PayPal, Google, Amazon and Square. That is the conclusion of a new report by Accenture on digital banking.

You use your mobile phone to do what?

Using your mobile phone to make phone calls--that's like so 20th century. The generation that grew up with smartphones appears to not realize that they can make phone calls using their mini-computers.

Money and mobility

As financial services firms grapple with how to best use mobility to their advantage, increasing consumer engagement and reducing consumer security worries will be the key to success.

Are you ready for the Second Machine Age?

I sat in on an interesting session Wednesday morning at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium being held in Cambridge, Mass., involving four MIT professors sharing their work and insights on the frontier between humans and machines.

Mobile apps empower the enterprise and the world

Today we are kicking off a weekly mobile app roundup to keep you up to date on the hottest mobile apps for the enterprise, as well as consumers.