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Taking BYOD from the cubicle to the conference room

BYOD programs are in place at most organizations today, and a growing number of companies are using BYOD to improve the quality of staff meetings.

News Scan: Yahoo's Apple plan not yet ripe; For mobile ads, think audio; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 17, including Yahoo's plan to unseat Google in iOS, the inception of the first telco-based mobile ad exchange platform, why audio quality is more important than video quality in mobile ads, the expected surge of M2M devices in the oil and gas industry and the cautious expansion of mobile technologies in Eastern Europe.

Marketers need to adopt mobile-unique approach to mobile ads

Marketers need to adopt a mobile-unique approach to mobile advertising, rather than a mobile-first approach, advises Forrester Research.

Mexican mobile operator Iusacell sues IBM for $2.5B, alleging fraud

Iusacell, Mexico's third largest mobile phone operator, is suing IBM for $2.5 billion, alleging that Big Blue made fraudulent claims that caused Iusacell to lose that amount in profits, Reuters reports. 

News Scan: Facebook's mobile payments move; Wearables drive healthcare big data; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 16, including Facebook's expanding mobile payment presence in Ireland, just how much Western European healthcare providers are shelling out this year for clinical mobility, fitness wearables driving big data adoption by healthcare organizations, the strong performance by U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 and the predicted growth of the mobile education market.

Smartphone innovation is slowing, judges Frost & Sullivan

Smartphone innovation is slowing, as evidenced by Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, judges Lawrence Lundy, an information and communications technology consultant with Frost & Sullivan.

Will Apple become 'irrelevant' without an iWatch soon?

The company really needs to explore new markets, such as launching a smartwatch worthy of the Apple name. Otherwise, the views of Wall Street analysts will win out in terms of the firm's stock price, which ultimately has an impact on the resources it has to innovate.

Enterprise architecture must 'refactor' for APIs, says industry exec

The proliferation of mobile applications and growing dependence on services built on application programming interfaces, or APIs, are driving a sea change in enterprise architecture, says one industry executive.

Rich shoppers to retailers: Go mobile if you want a piece of me

New research reveals that if retailers want to lure the cream-of-the-crop shoppers, they'd better arm sales associates with mobile devices.

Heartbleed flaw present in millions of Android devices

The Heartbleed flaw, a hole in the OpenSSL software that enables two-thirds of websites to encrypt data, is also present in millions of Android devices, reports Ars Technica.

News Scan: Zebra buys Motorola's enterprise unit for $3.5B; Mobile shoppers just want coupons; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 15, including Zebra's acquisition of Motorola Solutions, what mobile shoppers really want from an app, the expected jump in smart connected appliances, Italy at the forefront of mobile shopping and the mobile display revenue surpasses TV display revenue.

E-tailers opting for dedicated mobile sites rather than responsive design

Only 9 percent of the top 100 online-only retail stores are using responsive design, finds a recent scorecard from The Search Agency. Instead, 59 percent were using dedicated mobile sites, which loaded faster on mobile devices than their responsive counterparts, according to a recent post at Marketing Land.

Wearable tech to grow 'exponentially' this year, predicts Visiongain

The wearable technology market is expected to grow "exponentially" in revenue and number of devices this year, forecasts market research firm Visiongain.

News Scan: Google Glass for sale on Tax Day; Online travel sites expand mobile offerings; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 14, including a Tax Day release for Google Glass, the future of mobility with travel sites, how Microsoft is squeezing its OS onto tablets, how health insurers might help foot the bill for iWatches and growth in the tablet processor industry.

Customers are leaving banks that don't offer mobile banking services

Customers are leaving banks that are not offering mobile banking services, such as balance inquiries and transfers and bill payments through photo imaging, the Wall Street Journal reports.

CEOs ready to spend money on mobility

CEOs are ready to spend money, and mobility is one of their IT-related spending priorities, according to a survey of 410 CEOs and senior executives by research firm Gartner.

Special Report: Making BYOD work

Chief information officers and enterprise IT departments face a myriad of challenges when allowing employees to bring their own mobile devices into the work environment. Issues related to management, support, security and access control abound.

Money talks: BYOD budgetary considerations

By Fred Donovan (Part of the FMIT special report Making BYOD work) While BYOD was originally viewed as a cost saver for enterprises, it has often resulted in greater expenses--particularly from the...

Security and legal ramifications of BYOD

By Fred Donovan (Part of an FMIT special report Making BYOD work) Security threats posed by BYOD keep many CIOs and IT managers up at night. The threats range from loss of sensitive data to the...

Formulating BYOD policies and user agreements

By David Geer (Part of the FMIT special report Making BYOD work) BYOD scenarios can differ from healthcare to retail to financial services industries. All scenarios require employee education for...