Every Dec. 24 since 1955, instead of tracking nuclear missiles, North America's first and last line of defense NORAD tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer. Back then, children had to use rudimentary technology known as the rotary phone and call NORAD. Now, kids can check where Santa is simply by using an app on their smartphone.
Pushed by the accelerating move to mobility, enterprises are expected to dedicate more time, effort and money to custom mobile applications in 2015.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Mobile apps are designed to use the native capabilities of mobile devices, requiring a unique design where the app's execution is divided between the local device and server stack. Mobile backend-as-a-service has grown up as a way to bridge that divide.
There has been a gradual consolidation of the machine-to-machine/Internet of Things and enterprise mobility management ecosystems, argues Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst for enterprise mobility at Current Analysis.
News Scan: Enterprises warm to wearables; Salesforce1 platform offers mobile app developers options; more
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Dec. 23, including how enterprises are preparing for wearables, a review of the new Salesforce1 platform, the effect cheaper tablets and ultrabooks are having on emerging markets, how much NFC-enabled tech will make next year and Microsoft's new fitness Band sells out.
It seems like only a year ago that experts were telling CIOs that BYOD programs were becoming commonplace. Now we learn that they are in fact the cornerstone of the new mobile office.
Biometrics may hold key to solving IT department's BYOD security woes, argues an article at Midsize Insider.
As more companies plan to take advantage of enterprise apps next year, experts share the trends they expect to see across industries.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Dec. 22, including Disney World's acceptance of Apply Pay and Google Wallet, industrial use of IoT devices and the MEMS market, T-Mobile reaching settlement for cramming, network testing gear may get a boost from problems with VoLTE and mobile broadband's takeover as biggest mobile data revenue generator.
To address the stringent data security requirements in highly regulated industries, BlackBerry is teaming with Boeing in the aerospace giant's project for a highly secure Android-based smartphone known as the Black phone.
As more personally owned mobile devices flood into the enterprises, IT departments are struggling to deal with insecure mobile app downloaded by employees from public app stores.
Not only do IT folks fear the security risks from BYOD, but employees fear the privacy risks as well.
Top news for December 19, 2014, including cloud-based apps, AirBnB's mobile experience and the VA's tablet deployment.
Proving again that it has shifted its focus to the mobile user, Microsoft announced Thursday that it would offer its offline managed client SDK to the general user base. With the service, users can sync their apps and continue to modify files while they are in unconnected areas.
Once Needham Bank gave employees access to corporate email on iPhones and iPads, the company knew that workers would soon be clamoring to do more work from the devices, said James Gordon, senior vice president of information technology at Needham Bank. Enter Accellion: a mobile content platform that allows Needham Bank to securely send files within and outside of the company.
2015 is just around the corner, and as more organizations prepare for the new year, they also are preparing their IT budgets. Research firm IDC recently released budget predictions for 2015 and beyond, and specifically predicts that one-fourth of enterprises' IT budgets will be reserved for development and deployment of mobile applications by 2017.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Dec. 18, including Emory's move to a mobile world, the comeback of the enterprise tablet, the quest for the all-encompassing messaging app, a work around iCloud security and Microsoft reliant on iOS and Android.
When it comes to BYOD programs, you've been reading for months about the need to keep things safe, and keep things sound. Now you're being told to keep everyone happy as well.