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News Scan: Online retailers not investing in mobile; Enterprise use of wearables to surge; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 23, including the lack of investment in mobile by retailers for the holiday season, where wearables will likely flourish, the rise of contextually aware apps, how much the mobile market means to North America and pulsed RF power devices and who is using them.

First steps to a secure BYOD program

Organizations continue to embrace BYOD practices in large numbers, but many fail to put key safeguards in place to keep data and networks secure.

Annoying in-flight cellphone calls unite Dems and GOP on Capitol Hill

Apparently there is at least one issue that unites Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill--annoying cellphone conversations on airplanes.

Lack of trust continues to vex BYOD programs, survey finds

One of the longstanding impediments to getting a BYOD program off the ground is lack of trust between employer and employee. Even with wide recognition of BYOD as a valid mobile effort, the most well thought-out and structured programs will be derailed if employees don't trust their organizations and adopt the strategy.

News Scan: Curved displays and smartphone innovation; Medical ID in iOS 8 could be life saver; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 22, including how the curved display will affect mobile devices, why iOS 8 and its medical history function could come in handy, the shuffling of the C-suite at Oracle, beacon messaging and its effect on app users and the security strength brought along by BYOx.

More enterprises are using selective wiping to protect corporate data, employee privacy

More enterprises are using selecting wiping of mobile devices as a way to protect corporate data while safeguarding employee privacy, according to a study by Fiberlink, IBM's mobile device management unit.

5 factors managers need to consider in managing remote workers

More and more employees are doing their work outside of the traditional office. This can increase employee satisfaction, but it presents challenges to managers who must manage a dispersed workforce.

Telecommuters want to be 'good citizens' at work, study finds

Telecommuters can be more productive and are willing to go the extra mile to be good "corporate citizens," according to a new study by a group of academic researchers.

News Scan: Men lose mobile phones more often than women; Red Hat buys FeedHenry for $81.5M;

Check out the hottest Mobile IT news for Sept. 19, including who wins the missing mobile device battle of the sexes, the big acquisition of FeedHenry, job cuts at Ericsson, the gaming company paying a fine for breaking COPPA and PayPal Here coming to the Android.

Samsung says to employees: Go around your admin and deploy KNOX yourself

In an apparent effort to encourage employees to go around their IT admin, Samsung is making its KNOX mobile security platform available for free directly to enterprise users who have a Samsung Galaxy S5 or a Samsung Note 4 and have access to a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, the company announced on its blog.

Apple defiant about protecting iPhone data even in the face of government warrant

Apple will not turn over data from iPhones to the government even in the face of a warrant, the company said in its new privacy policy.

Verizon, AT&T dominate red-hot LTE market, says Ovum

Verizon Wireless and AT&T account for more than one-third of global LTE subscriptions, which reached 250 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest stats from Ovum.

News Scan: BBM's new mobile payment features; Swrve pockets $10M;

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 18, including the expansion plans BlackBerry has for BBM uses, a new financing round for mobile marketing startup Swrve, the moves banks are making to convince wary Europeans on mobile payments, where white-box devices are going to flourish and the effect 4G LTE will have on the fixed wireless market.

Remote-wipe BYOD policies have potential to backfire

Simply wiping things clean may work wonders for your kitches appliances, but it is a crude--at best--policy for mobile device security.

Adobe enables Android users to sign documents on the go

Contracts and other agreements just got a lot easier to sign, store and manage on the go. Adobe's e-signature app EchoSign, which allows users to sign legally binding contracts and agreements on iOS devices, is now available for Android users.

Apple's iOS 8 and the enterprise

Now that all the flashy stuff with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch is through, Apple is getting down to business with its new iOS 8 mobile operating system that includes some useful features for enterprises.

News Scan: AT&T, Shell ink mobile UC deal; Smartwatch market to take off; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Sept. 17, including AT&T and Shell's mobile UC platform deal, Gartner's prediction for the smartwatch and wristband market to "take off," mobile intelligence startup AdBrain launches Synapse platform, financial sector in Middle East to invest heavily in mobile and Chinese spending on commercial fleet telematics to increase.

Is containerization the best approach to BYOD security?

Containerization, which separates corporate and personal data on a BYOD device, is one approach that enterprises are taking to provide security in a BYOD environment. But is it the best approach to BYOD security?

Microsoft looks to tap into mobile workers' need for physical keyboard

Microsoft has unveiled a universal mobile keyboard that can work with iOS and Android mobile devices and Windows tablets.The physical keyboard is designed to be more comfortable and efficient than the virtual on-screen keyboard of mobile devices.