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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.

Infographic: What is NFC and what can it do?

While Apple has finally seen the light on near field communication with the technology's inclusion in the new iPhone 6 models, NFC-enabled smartphones have been around for a while. In fact, there are 278 million NFC-enabled in circulation, up 300 percent from 2011.

News Scan: Mobile apps for Microsoft's ERP platform; Battle for the enterprise in-building wireless market; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 16, including the apps Microsoft released for its Dynamic NAV enterprise resource planning platform, the ongoing battle between DAS and small cell vendors, the expected increase in CAGR for tablet RF power amplifiers, the expected shipments on smartphones for this year and who is buying 73 percent of the high-res LCDs.

Never mind security, BYOD could disrupt networks

Much of the concern among IT departments about BYOD has focused on the security risks and support costs. But what about the effect of those employee-owned devices on the network?

For America's nurses, mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered

A new study reveals that when it comes to doling out better patient care, mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered, according to the nation's nurses.

Collaboration platform Huddle brings together cloud, BYOD

As companies become more comfortable with using the cloud, alternative collaboration platforms to the established powerhouses, such as SharePoint, will become more competitive. Will Kelly of TechRepublic took a look at Huddle, one such challenger, and the advantages it has over its competitors.

News Scan: Apple caught off guard; Ruckus mobile app to manage Wi-Fi; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 15, including the iPhone 6 shortage pushing delivery dates back, a new mobile IT app from Ruckus, the future of the driverless vehicle in smart cities, a smartphone only pedestrian lane in a Chinese city and a new mobile advertising network from eBay.

4G LTE brings faster speeds, increased BYOD risks

Although 4G LTE networks promise much faster mobile broadband speeds, they could also open up enterprises to increased security risks, warns Martin Nuss, chief technology officer at Vitesse Semiconductor.

Apple's 'new' NFC-based mobile payment tech in iPhone 6 a decade behind Japan

In its much ballyhooed Sept. 9 event, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models, the Apple Watch and its Apple Pay mobile payments system, which CEO Tim Cook proclaimed as an "entirely new category of service" for the high-tech innovator. In Japan, at least, the reaction to Apple Pay was, "What took you so long?"

Many enterprises lack mobile app security expertise

Many firms do not have mobile application security expertise and remain vulnerable to insecure mobile apps downloaded by employees, warns Dionisio Zumerle, principal research analyst at Gartner.

News Scan: BlackBerry beefs up BYOD bona fides; 5 tips to boost mobile marketing payoff; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 12, including the acquisition BlackBerry made to bolster security, 5 tips for adding value to mobile marketing, the move to secure the IoT, why one FCC official thinks Wi-Fi needs more unlicensed spectrum and the privacy concerns about a large portion of apps.

Workers take their sweet time reporting missing mobile devices

More than 38 percent of employees let up to two days pass before telling employers their mobile devices have been lost or stolen, according to Kaspersky Lab's IT Security Risks Survey 2014.

More mobile security challenges looming with Internet of Things

Enterprises face myriad security challenges from mobile devices, and it's only going to get worse with the Internet of Things, a panel of vendors warned at CTIA's Super Mobility Week.

Mobile M2M: It's not just cellular anymore

When you think of mobile machine-to-machine communications, you usually think cellular connectivity. What about remote areas or the three-quarters of the planet covered by ocean? Well, that's where satellites come in.

5 tips for a successful BYOD strategy

Bring-your-own-device is pretty much a done deal at most organizations now, but that doesn't mean the organization is really getting top value from the practice. Here is advice on how to have a successful BYOD strategy.

News Scan: Google rolls out iOS Sync; Samsung beefs up Knox; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 11, including Google's new enterprise solution for Apple devices, Samsung's fortification of Knox with Centrify, the Gizmox rebrand to Reddo Mobility, an increase in the biometric technology on smartphones and how the Apple Watch will popularize the smart band.