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News Scan: Blackberry beefs up security bona fides; iWatch could be Apple's mobile payments play; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 29, including the acquisition by BlackBerry to support its security functions, a potential inclusion of NFC for the next batch of Apple products, uncharted mobile territory for the Pirate Bay, more movement to Mobile for Facebook and what the FTC is doing to jam up cramming.

Hilton is betting $500M that mobile will give it an edge in the hotel wars

Hilton is investing half a billion dollars in mobile technology to enable guests to choose their room, check in, unlock their door, order room service and check out using their mobile devices.

BYOD practices complicate legal e-discovery efforts

BYOD programs bring plenty of focus on data security and employee privacy issues. But what about legal challenges, such as electronic discovery?

Communicating BYOD policy to employees is crucial for success

Enterprises continue to struggle with BYOD policies, even though they are crucial for managing and securing personal devices in the workplace. Here are nine tips for effectively communicating your BYOD policy offered by Ryan Kalember, chief product officer for WatchDox.

News Scan: Obama to ink cellphone 'unlocking' bill; EU okays Apple's $3B Beats buy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 28, including the Obama's impending signature to allow unlocking of cellphones, EU clearing the acquisition of Beats by Apple, problems still plague the Surface Pro 3, a new app store for SAP and the expected portion of M2M connections made up by telematics.

Security strategies needed to cover future IoT, BYOD culture

The next 5-10 years will see a major upheaval and mobile digitization of the standard workflow for all companies, big and small. That upheaval will bring increased security risks.

EMM vendors beef up offerings with mobile telecom expense management

Enterprise mobility management vendors are adding mobile telecom expense management to their offerings, according to a report by Kable.

Mobility is key component to enterprise digital transformation

Mobility is an integral part of digital transformations being undertaken by enterprises this year, finds a survey by Altimeter Group.

News Scan: Good beefs up mobility platform; Movius raises $13M to serve more BYOD users; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 25, including an update for Good Technology's Secure Mobility Platform, a new venture for Movius in BYOD, how Apple lost its tablet lead, Facebook's new Messenger direction that could involve Uber and why M2M devices still use 2G.

Employees holding European firms back from BYOD

While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.

Does your M2M solution work? The AT&T Foundry can help find out

As more enterprises deploy machine-to-machine products, a concern of IT managers is whether a generic solution will work in their corporate environment. To address IT concerns about adopting technology, AT&T set up its AT&T Foundry with $100 million in funding from a number of sponsors including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft.

Will Apple's alliance with IBM save the iPad?

Facing the second consecutive quarter of declining iPad sales, CEO Tim Cook is betting that Apple's alliance with IBM will stanch the bleeding by opening up the enterprise channel to more iPad purchases.

News Scan: Wearables to take off in enterprises; Facebook faces increased mobile ad competition; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 24, including where the first wearables will truly flourish, the coming fight for Apple in mobile install ads, the difference in revenue between mobile websites and mobile apps, the latest connection that makes Square more approachable and a joint venture with Samsung and Oculus.

Nokia handset business: Microsoft's loss is Nokia's gain

Nokia, for one, is glad to see its mobile handset division off the books. The Finnish mobile firm said its financial performance for the latest quarter was boosted by the sale of the handset division to Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Security worries hold firms back from embracing mobility

Security worries continue to hold enterprises back from embracing mobility, according to a survey of 3,500 IT decision makers in 15 countries by Wakefield Research and commissioned by HP.

PlaceUs tracks user location for family and friends, excludes advertisers

Alohar Mobile launched a new app this week called PlaceUs that gives contextually aware location information to a user's small group of family and friends, according to a story at Gigaom.

So many connected machines, so little time

You've heard me say it before. And I'll say it again. The Internet of Things will change our world. FierceMobileIT has put together a brief history of IoT to show you just how far we've come.

Firms turn blind-eye to BYOD policy

Close to half of organizations either do not have a mobile device policy at all or have not fully implemented the policy they have in place, according to a survey of 1,100 IT security pros who are members of the LinkedIn Information Security Community.

A brief history of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, or IoT, promises to revolutionize the way we do business as well as the way we live our lives. Here is a brief IoT history to help you understand where we have come from and where we may be going.

News Scan: BES 10 heads to the cloud; Apple posts record iPhone sales; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 23, including BlackBerry unveiling BES 10 as a hosted service, Apple posting record iPhone sales and revenues, an explosion of enterprise small cell deployment is expected within the next 12 months, Microsoft unveils cheapest Windows Phone yet and NVIDIA is to release its SHIELD tablet on July 29.