News

BYOD legal issues proliferate for multinationals

While BYOD in the U.S. has numerous legal issues to consider, those issues increase exponentially when an organization is multinational.

Spotlight: Google launches Android app to manage its cloud platform

Google has launched the beta version of its Cloud Console for Android, which enables management of the Google cloud platform from an Android device.

Mobile enterprise apps from Apple-IBM partnership show that the firms 'get' mobile IT

As expected, Apple and IBM launched eight more mobile apps for the enterprise this week, adding to the three announced at Mobile World Congress early in March.

4 tips to reduce BYOD's threat to the corporate network

While device security is what usually comes to mind when you mention BYOD security challenges, BYOD can also challenge the security of the corporate network, often designed for the pre-BYOD era.

IBM will need to follow IoT announcement with action

IBM today announced a $3 billion investment in a business unit for the Internet of Things that will focus on analyzing data from clients to create actionable intelligence, according to a release from the company. The company demonstrated its commitment to IoT through an arrangement with The Weather Company, of The Weather Channel renown. 

Enterprise mobile apps to become $100B market opportunity, says venture capitalist

Enterprise mobile apps will become a $100 billion market opportunity, predicts Kevin Spain, general partner at Emergence Capital.

Spotlight: Two-thirds of Apple Pay users are encountering checkout problems

A disturbing two-thirds of Apple Pay users are encountering problems at checkout, according to a survey of 3,000 users by Phoenix Marketing International obtained by Bloomberg.

Belgian bank deploys MobileIron platform to mobilize account managers

Bank J.Van Breda & Co., a Belgian bank that specializes in serving entrepreneurs, has turned to MobileIron's enterprise mobile management platform to mobilize its account managers.

Amazon gets impatient, takes drone testing to Canada

As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to drag its feet on issuing regulations, Amazon is taking drone testing outside of the U.S. The Guardian first reported that the online retail giant has begun testing at a secret site in Canada, just over the border in British Columbia.

Microsoft beefs up Office 365 with MDM capabilities

Following up on a pledge made at TechEd Europe in October, Microsoft announced on Monday that it is offering built-in mobile device management for Office 365 for commercial users.

FDA OKs iPad app that lets surgeons get hip to mobile health

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for U.S. use an iPad app made by Brainlab's Voyant Health unit, which helps orthopedic surgeons with pre-op planning for use in the U.S. market.

Spotlight: AT&T, CompuCom team on enterprise mobility offering

AT&T and CompuCom, a Dallas-based IT infrastructure firm, are partnering on a new enterprise mobility product that pairs AT&T's wireless voice, data and messaging services with CompuCom's mobility products, mobile management services and strategic lifecycle services.

BYOD poses challenge for legal e-discovery, employee privacy

BYOD is posing challenges for legal e-discovery and employee privacy, warned V. John Ella, an attorney at the law firm of Jackson Lewis in Minneapolis, Minn., in a StarTribune article.

Hotels use robots to deliver room service, greet guests

A few high-tech hotels are using robots to perform tasks once reserved for people.

Midsize mobile enterprise app service providers take on the big boys

Midsized mobile enterprise app service providers are starting to challenge the larger service providers, according to the Forrester Wave report on mobile enterprise apps service providers for the first quarter of 2015.

Spotlight: USDA moves ahead with BYOD despite security 'angst'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is drafting a BYOD strategy, which our sister publication FierceMobileGovernment reported on.

BlackBerry struggles with turnaround, but surprises with quarterly profit

In response to the financial fiasco that was the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 handset, the Canadian mobility firm replaced its CEO and shifted its focus from hardware to enterprise software. Whether that strategy is paying off remains to be seen.

Startup Caliber shifts strategy to capitalize on surging mobile messaging use

Responding to the increasing demand for messaging apps, startup Caliber is shifting its enterprise strategy to focus more on that use case, reported TechCrunch.

Cortado unveils new secure mobile iOS printing function for enterprises

Printing for a mobile device is a challenge, particularly in a BYOD workplace. Cortado Mobile Solutions has recently unveiled a secure mobile printing function for workers with iOS devices on any available network printer.

Microsoft partners with Good to offer first containerized version of its Dynamics CRM mobile app

Microsoft is teaming with enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology to provide the first containerized version of its Dynamics customer relationship management mobile app.