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Mobility goes hand-in-hand with other enterprise tech

Mobility can't be consider in isolation from other tech that is transforming the enterprise.It must be implemented hand-in-hand with big data, cloud and social media to realize the full potential for employee productivity and corporate growth.

5 essential features of enterprise mobile apps

This year has been proclaimed the year of the enterprise mobile app. But just building mobile apps for the enterprises isn't enough. The apps must enhance worker productivity by being powerful yet easy to use and intuitive.

When it comes to mobility, SMBs go upscale

While small and medium-sized businesses might be pinching pennies in other areas, they are opting for the pricey iPhone when it comes to smartphones.

Mobile app developers get their hands dirty

Mobile app developers are increasingly looking to the Internet of Things for opportunities to develop apps, particularly industrial IoT apps.

5 tips for reducing BYOD's legal risks

BYOD confronts enterprises with many risks, not the least of which are legal. In an informative article in the Seattle Business magazine, D. Michael Reilly, an attorney with the law firm of Lane Powell, offers enterprises 5 tips on how to manage the legal risks of BYOD.

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.