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Ravello working on way to let developers run multiple Android emulators from the cloud

Ravello, an SaaS startup focused on nested virtualization for cloud deployments, is developing the capability to set up and run multiple Android emulators from the cloud, something its clients have been clamoring for.

Apple expands its Maps Connect for Small Business internationally

Apple announced that it is expanding its Maps Connect for Small Business internationally, reports 9to5Mac.

Spotlight: Oracle, Samsung to team on mobile cloud services

Oracle and Samsung are teaming on mobile cloud services, reports the Korea Times, quoting sources familiar with the discussions.

Procurement needs to think differently about selecting mobility vendors

The enterprise procurement department needs to think different when it comes to selecting enterprise mobility vendors and signing contracts, advises enterprise mobility firm Tangoe.

Smartphone is catalyst for mobile payments revolution

New technologies, such are digital wallets, cryptocurrencies, and mobile peer-to-peer payments, are transforming the way we transact our business, observes an article at MIT Technology Review."The smartphone is the catalyst for a lot of change in this industry," says Dana Stalder, a venture capitalist with Matrix Partners.

Spotlight: 'Connected management' fueling strong growth in cellular M2M market

Fueled by the trend toward "connected management," the cellular machine-to-machine market is forecast by Berg Insights to increase at a 20.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2019.

Steps to empower field workers with context-aware services

Context-aware services can leverage the mobile devices field service workers carry with them and the data that is generated by those devices and by other sources to improve their performance and better satisfy customers.

Microsoft's HoloLens: Not so mobile, but powerful smartglasses for the enterprise

Microsoft unveiled last week its HoloLens, a holographic headset and platform that offer the computing power that enterprises need to perform complex task requiring hands-free work and holographic images that can be combined with real images in exciting ways. Unfortunately, it's not all that mobile.

Infographic: Mobile payment is a top IT investment priority for one-third of banks

More than one-third of banking executives say that IT investment in mobile payments is the most important focus for them from a customer interface perspective, according to data cited in an infographic prepared by CDW.

4 ways BYOD is transforming business

Traditional business practices are being transformed by BYOD in four ways, writes Abby Perkins in an IT Pro Portal article.

News Scan: BlackBerry wants mobile app net neutrality; Google to sell wireless services; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, Jan. 23.

Energy giant Exelon adopts cutting edge mobile technology solution

Exelon, the nation's largest private operator of nuclear power plants, has adopted a new mobile technology solution from Accenture and DataGlance that enables plant maintenace operators to manage the complete plant work cycle from mobile devices.

Timely tips for developing BYOD policies

As IT teams struggle to develop BYOD policies to corral the myriad of devices flooding into their enterprise, they could use some guidance. Here are some tips on developing BYOD policies.

Dropbox releases mobile app for Windows smartphones, tablets

As part of its partnership with Microsoft, Dropbox has released an app for Windows smartphones and tablets.

Enterprises appoint 'mobile strategist' to handle mobility challenges

Challenged by the onslaught of mobile devices and apps, three-quarters of companies have appointed someone to handle their mobile strategy, according to a survey by ResearchNow on behalf of MBaaS provider Kinvey. Unfortunately, the survey finds a "disconnect" between the mobile strategist and the CIO.

News Scan: Amazon shutters Wallet app; Google updates mobile productivity apps; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Jan. 21, including the shutdown of Amazon's wallet app, updates for Google's productivity apps, SITO Mobile's takeover of Hipcricket, what companies are driving the semiconductor business and how biometric authentication app downloads will see a surge.

Despite mHealth hype, healthcare providers slow to invest in M2M, says Infonetics

Despite the hype around mobile health products, healthcare providers are dragging their feet when it comes to investing in machine-to-machine communications, says Infonetics Research.

Mobile virtualization: Still not ready for prime time

Mobile virtualization has been a part of the BYOD security conversation for years, but is it a viable way to keep corporate data safe and separate from personal data on mobile devices?

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.

News Scan: Shapr gets $3M for business networking app; HP unveils enterprise-ready mobile devices; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Jan. 21, including Shapr's $3 million for business networking app, HP's eight new mobile devices for the enterprise, Open Internet Consortium's IoT framework code preview, LOCX's secures apps and photos on Android devices and Instagram's invitation to Android users to beta test new features.