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Spotlight: Accenture, Cisco among initial board members of Wireless IoT Forum

Accenture, BT and Cisco are among the initial board members of the Wireless IoT Forum, which is working to promote the adoption of wireless wide-area networking technology in both licensed and...

How Wakefield Canada decided on which tablet to get their sales team

When deciding which tablets to get for its sales team, Wakefield Canada, the exclusive distributor of Castrol products in Canada, took the radical step of asking them which one they wanted.

Union Bank turns to Zix for secure employee access to email on BYOD devices

Morrisville, Vermont-based Union Bank is deploying the ZixOne mobile email app to enable employees to access corporate data on their personal mobile devices, Zix announced Wednesday.

Janam launches new handheld RFID tag reader to improve supply chain efficiency

Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged mobile computers, launched Wednesday its latest RFID tag reader – the XM2-RFID UHF – designed to improve supply chain efficiency for the retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and defense industries.

Lufthansa Industry Solutions partners with Kony to strengthen mobile enterprise portfolio

Lufthansa Industry Solutions, the IT services subsidiary of German airline Lufthansa, is partnering with Kony to offer custom-built mobile apps to its enterprise customers.

Brave new world: Connected products will diagnose, fix themselves

You know those reports about how products will be able to tell if they are going to break down and will inform the manufacturer to send out a repair technician. Well, that future might be closer than you  think.

Spotlight: Apple fixes bug that enabled pranksters to restart iPhones by spending a specific text message

With its latest iOS 8.4 update Apple has fixed the bug that enabled people to send text messages with specific Unicode characters that caused iPhones to restart, reported The Mac Security Blog.

Microsoft contributes open source code to give AllJoyn leg up in IoT standards race

Microsoft has contributed open source code called the AllJoyn Device System Bridge to the AllSeen Alliance in order to help connect legacy and purpose-built devices to the Internet of Things.

FAA cracks down on NFL teams for flying drones without approval

The Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on the New England Patriots, the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys for flying drones to record practices and rookie minicamps without agency approval, Bloomberg reported.

Okta tightens security of its mobility management platform with identity management

Okta, an identity management firm that decided to give enterprise mobility management a try last year, unveiled on Wednesday new capabilities for its EMM platform, including integration of push notifications to devices through its Okta Verify multi-factor authentication product.

More than one-quarter of companies still do not support BYOD

Despite the increasing move to enterprise mobility, more than one-quarter of companies do not support a BYOD program, according to a survey of 418 IT pros by IT managed services provider CompuCom.

Report: Samsung plans to launch more Tizen-based smartphones this year

Samsung is planning to launch more Tizen-based smartphones across a range of prices points later this, according to an unnamed source cited by Reuters. What this will mean for business users remains unclear.

Spotlight: EU to end mobile roaming charges in June 2017

There's good news for business travelers who take to Europe often. The European Union plans to end mobile roaming charges on June 15, 2017.

WidePoint, Samsung join forces to integrate digital certificates with Galaxy mobile devices

WidePoint announced Monday a partnership with Samsung SDS America to provide its digital certificates to a selection of the mobile device maker's products.

OnePlus unveils fingerprint sensor for its latest smartphone that's 'faster than Touch ID'

Mobile security is an ongoing IT concern when it comes to BYOD, while convenience is a priority for users. To address both of these concerns, Chinese firm OnePlus has added a fingerprint sensor to its Android-based OnePlus 2 smartphone that it claims is faster than Apple's Touch ID.

Tablet market sees largest quarterly drop ever, says ABI

Tablets shipments declined by the largest amount since the category's inception in 2009, according to ABI Research. Shipments of branded tablets declined by 35 percent quarter-over-quarter and 16 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of this year.

IoT: With great connectivity comes great insecurity

The more things are connected to the Internet, the more opportunity there is for these things to get hacked, cautioned Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst of Technalysis Research.

Spotlight: Good Technology launches Good Work app for Apple Watch

Enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology launched on Monday a version of its Good Work secure enterprise email and collaboration app for the Apple Watch.

Mobile apps are a certainty, so your security needs to be too

Across all industries, rare is the organization that doesn't rely in some form on mobile apps. Whether mobile apps are used on the client-facing side, for internal processes, personal apps employed through shadow IT, or any other use case, there is likely some kind of mobile computing happening at all times in the enterprise.

Champion Solutions Group acquires allAware to expand its enterprise mobility offerings

Cloud provider Champion Solutions Group has acquired allAware, a mobile and cloud technology provider, for an undisclosed consideration. Champion Solutions Group said it will expand its Microsoft Cloud capabilities outside of the Office 365 space with the acquisition of allAware, which develops Microsoft mobile apps for organizations.