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News Scan: DataFox launches first mobile app; Apple updates API for iAd Workbench; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 24, including startup DataFox's launch of its first mobile app, Apple updating API for automated ad buying platform iAd Workbench, more than one-third of U.S. adults using smartphones for video calling, Sony's new smartwatch as first Android smartwatch based on Broadcom's SOC platform and in-car safety features fuel demand for automotive multifunction TFT-LCD panels.

Is Apple's iPad the right tool for the enterprise?

As iPads sales slow in the consumer market, Apple is accelerating its effort to market iPads to the enterprise market. But Cupertino still faces a number of hurdles in getting iPads into the enterprise

Infographic: Mobile app development takes too long, costs too much

CIOs think that mobile app development takes too long and costs too much, according to a survey by mobile back-end-as-a-service provider Kinvey.

Employees will try to go around mobile security measures that frustrate them

IT security measures for mobile devices can't be too "painful or annoying" or employees will try to go around them, increasing risks for the enterprises.

News Scan: Amazon launches Zocalo app for Android, iOS; Apple provides developers' kit for Apple Watch; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.

Apple boosts global effort to attract mobile workers

Apple just took its effort to attract mobile workers up a notch by adding new languages to its iWork for iCloud productivity apps, reports AppleInsider.

Infographic: Enterprises struggle to close mobile app gap

A full 71 percent of IT organizations say they cannot keep up with the demand for custom business apps, according to a survey of 470 IT and business pros by Mendix.

Mobile devices are weakest link in large enterprise security, survey finds

Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.

News Scan: Office Mobile app for Android gets Dropbox; Mobility is changing corporate network patterns; more

Read the hottest mobile IT stories for Nov. 20, including the Dropbox support Microsoft has recently added, how mobile devices have changed network traffic patterns, the newest move to mobile from healthcare, Lenovo making up ground on Apple and Samsung for tablets and the new exclusive deal between Foxconn and Apple.

BYOD programs are driving enterprise demand for desktop virtualization

IT directors are hungry for cloud computing benefits confirmation, and they got some this week with the release of a new cloud workspaces report from Gigaom Research and IndependenceIT.

Starwood CEO ditches PC for iPhone, iPad with keyboard

Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has ditched his PC for an iPhone and an iPad with a keyboard.

IBM's new Verse collaborative email tool is optimized for mobile

IBM's new enterprise email solution Verse, which combines cloud, analytics, social and security technology, could be the next big thing for mobile workers.

Companies that go to the extreme with mobility

FierceMobileIT is kicking off its first in an annual series of Fierce15 awards for companies that excel at mobility. This year, we are focusing on companies that have gone to the extreme in implementing mobility programs.

News Scan: PayPal beats Apple with smartwatch-based payments; BYOD security market to grow 35% per year; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19, including PayPal launching smartwatch payments app months before Apple, BYOD security market to grow at 35 percent per year for the next 4 years, Finland-based startup Jolla works on a tablet, ABI lays out top upcoming enterprise tech disruptors and mobile ad startup Kiip gets backing of Verizon Ventures.

Apple fills in the enterprise mobility gap left by receding BlackBerry

Apple has stepped in to the fill the enterprise mobility gap left by BlackBerry, according to data from customers of enterprise mobility management firm Globo.

Going BYOD: Don't chuck your legacy infrastructure just yet

Companies that are adopting BYOD often face an expensive and complicated process of integrating iOS and Android devices into their existing Windows-based infrastructure.

Drug firm Acorda deploys EMC Syncplicity for secure file sharing

Acorda Therapeutics, a developer of drugs used for central nervous system disorders, wanted to ensure that its 500 employees could share and work on documents using their mobile devices in a secure environment. Acorda opted for the EMC Syncplicity file management app.

Turning mobility challenges into productivity opportunities

There are ways for turning lemons into lemonade when it comes to BYOD program hurdles. Here are five recipes for success.

News Scan: Cisco tests enterprise collab app; Facebook to launch Facebook at Work; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 18, including the new idea Cisco has for enterprise apps, Facebook's reported foray into the enterprise app market, the expected boost for carrier Wi-Fi gear, an app development product from Kinvey and how Google is letting Apple win for indoor location.

Custom enterprise apps the way of the future, says Accellion

With the rising adoption of mobile devices in the workplace and field, users are becoming more open to utilizing and incorporating their tech in workflows. Unfortunately, the pressure to create highly-focused custom apps for certain use cases is too much for many IT departments to handle.