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News Scan: Amazon launches Zocalo app for Android, iOS; Apple provides developers' kit for Apple Watch; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.

Apple boosts global effort to attract mobile workers

Apple just took its effort to attract mobile workers up a notch by adding new languages to its iWork for iCloud productivity apps, reports AppleInsider.

Infographic: Enterprises struggle to close mobile app gap

A full 71 percent of IT organizations say they cannot keep up with the demand for custom business apps, according to a survey of 470 IT and business pros by Mendix.

Mobile devices are weakest link in large enterprise security, survey finds

Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.

News Scan: Office Mobile app for Android gets Dropbox; Mobility is changing corporate network patterns; more

Read the hottest mobile IT stories for Nov. 20, including the Dropbox support Microsoft has recently added, how mobile devices have changed network traffic patterns, the newest move to mobile from healthcare, Lenovo making up ground on Apple and Samsung for tablets and the new exclusive deal between Foxconn and Apple.

BYOD programs are driving enterprise demand for desktop virtualization

IT directors are hungry for cloud computing benefits confirmation, and they got some this week with the release of a new cloud workspaces report from Gigaom Research and IndependenceIT.

Starwood CEO ditches PC for iPhone, iPad with keyboard

Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has ditched his PC for an iPhone and an iPad with a keyboard.

IBM's new Verse collaborative email tool is optimized for mobile

IBM's new enterprise email solution Verse, which combines cloud, analytics, social and security technology, could be the next big thing for mobile workers.

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.

News Scan: PayPal beats Apple with smartwatch-based payments; BYOD security market to grow 35% per year; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19, including PayPal launching smartwatch payments app months before Apple, BYOD security market to grow at 35 percent per year for the next 4 years, Finland-based startup Jolla works on a tablet, ABI lays out top upcoming enterprise tech disruptors and mobile ad startup Kiip gets backing of Verizon Ventures.

Apple fills in the enterprise mobility gap left by receding BlackBerry

Apple has stepped in to the fill the enterprise mobility gap left by BlackBerry, according to data from customers of enterprise mobility management firm Globo.

Going BYOD: Don't chuck your legacy infrastructure just yet

Companies that are adopting BYOD often face an expensive and complicated process of integrating iOS and Android devices into their existing Windows-based infrastructure.

Drug firm Acorda deploys EMC Syncplicity for secure file sharing

Acorda Therapeutics, a developer of drugs used for central nervous system disorders, wanted to ensure that its 500 employees could share and work on documents using their mobile devices in a secure environment. Acorda opted for the EMC Syncplicity file management app.

Turning mobility challenges into productivity opportunities

There are ways for turning lemons into lemonade when it comes to BYOD program hurdles. Here are five recipes for success.

News Scan: Cisco tests enterprise collab app; Facebook to launch Facebook at Work; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 18, including the new idea Cisco has for enterprise apps, Facebook's reported foray into the enterprise app market, the expected boost for carrier Wi-Fi gear, an app development product from Kinvey and how Google is letting Apple win for indoor location.

Custom enterprise apps the way of the future, says Accellion

With the rising adoption of mobile devices in the workplace and field, users are becoming more open to utilizing and incorporating their tech in workflows. Unfortunately, the pressure to create highly-focused custom apps for certain use cases is too much for many IT departments to handle.

FierceMobileIT's 2014 Fierce15: Extreme Mobility

Today, companies that aren't at least considering a mobility program are at risk of falling far behind their competitors. It only makes sense that this year's Fierce15 awards focuses on 15 companies that have successfully launched and implemented extreme mobility programs. Check out the 15 firms that we think are extreme mobility success stories in 2014.

BlackBerry's partnership with Samsung a step in the right direction for struggling firm

BlackBerry will need to line up more partnerships like the one it signed recently with Samsung to provide a security mobility product for Android.

News Scan: Verizon joins Sprint in cutting jobs; Apple to accept China UnionPay cards in China stores; more

Check out the hottest news items for Nov. 17, including the expected job cuts at Verizon, Apple cozying up to China's UnionPay, the growth on the horizon for 802.15.4 wireless devices, new readable tech from Fujitsu and a plan for iBeacons from Hudson's Bay.

Cortana: Coming soon to an iPhone and Android near you?

Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.