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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.

BlackBerry to launch BES 12 in November, complete with ability to manage IoT devices

As part of its effort to focus on enterprise services and technology, BlackBerry is releasing the next iteration of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server platform, the BES 12, in November, complete with the ability to manage Internet of Things devices.

Mobility and mobile apps are 'radically' changing the enterprise, says SAP CEO

LAS VEGAS--Mobility and mobile apps are "radically" changing the enterprise, observes SAP CEO Bill McDermott.

Wheeler at CTIA: Net neutrality, incentive auctions, and the mobile future

For my Editor's Corner, I want to take a deeper dive into FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's keynote Tuesday to kick off CTIA's Super Mobility Week, which I am attending.

News Scan: Dell's virtual smartphone for the enterprise; Apple Watch to spur $53B wearables market; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 10, including Dell's virtual smartphone for the enterprise, Apple's new watch and the fuel it adds to the smart wearables market, Intel's interest in IoT and wearables, gallium nitride devices fueling microwave RF power semiconductor market growth and the $1.2B value of WLAN gear.

Greek travel agency TUI Hellas ditches Windows Mobile PDAs for GLOBO's tablet mobile app

TUI Hellas, a Greek travel agency with 48,000 employees, needed a tablet mobile app for its field sales reps to replace their antiquated Windows Mobile PDAs. The agency turned to enterprise mobility firm GLOBO to find the solution, explains Yiannis Karalis, director of product management at GLOBO.  

Mobile video shackled by poor quality issues, says Alcatel-Lucent chief

Mobile video is being held up by poor performance, with 60 percent of all mobile video suffering from quality issues, says Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent.

Sorry Dick Tracy, you can't make calls with the Apple Watch

While the audience at the launch of the Apple Watch Tuesday was widely enthusiastic, Dick Tracy for one will be disappointed. It doesn't appear you can make phone calls with the snazzy, sparkling new smartwatch without the latest iPhone nearby.

Mobile report reveals drastic shakeups in user behavior

Sharing content on Facebook is getting stingier. The population browing on smaller phones is shrinking. The most mobile social network is Pinterest. And Wi-Fi still beats mobile networks for browsing. Welcome to some of the highlights of the new Adobe 2014 Mobile Benchmark Report.

Augmented reality a step closer to enterprise with SAP app duo

Augmented reality apps are the oft touted future of wearables, but enterprises have so far had few options to employ the technology. German software giant SAP looks to fill the void with the release of two enterprise apps this week that are compatible with Android Wear smart glasses, as well as Google Glass, according to an article from Computerworld.

News Scan: Enterprises drive femtocell market; Wearables declare independence; more

Check out the hottest stories for Sept. 9, including the key to the femtocell market, the expected surge in mobile video ad spending, wearables as a standalone device, Twitter looks to directly monetize its feeds with a "Buy" button and the huge drop in upfront price for the Fire phone.

Mobile workers reject enterprise file sync and sharing tools

Workers who use file sync and sharing tools to share corporate documents and access them through mobile devices are continuing to use consumer products in high numbers, despite the availability of enterprise-provided tools.

News Scan: Vodafone to launch UK mobile wallet; Firm flexes wireless monitoring 'mussels'; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 8, including the mobile payment plan in the UK for Vodafone, one firm's plans to use wireless systems in mussel farming, machine-to-machine communications and their effect on MVNO, the growth in the wireless packet core market and the latest financing boost for Wellframe.

'Soft' benefits of BYOD getting harder to justify in face of 'hard' costs

The "soft" benefits of BYOD, such as increased employee satisfaction and productivity, can be hard to justify to CEOs in the face of clearer evidence that BYOD programs can cost companies money.

Apple, Google and Samsung jump on the remote patient monitoring bandwagon

Apple, Google and Samsung are all moving ahead with plans to provide remote patient monitoring, which is pushing up demand for RPM devices and services.

Enterprise PC demand compensates for tablet decline in European SCD market, says IDC

Strong demand for portable PCs and desktops in the enterprise space helped compensate for weak demand for tablets in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in overall growth in the smart connected device market in Western Europe, according to market research firm IDC.

News Scan: SMBs need different BYOD approach; Phablets to see phabulous growth; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 5, including our take on how SMBs need to do BYOD better, the rise of the phablet, the petering out of international mobile growth, the next emerging tech that Apple and Google will dominate and why Interpublic took a minority stake in Placed.

Enterprises without strong BYOD policies risk major data breach

Enterprises need strong BYOD policies in place or they risk having a major data breach, warns IT services firm ITC Infotech.

Line-of-business workers increasingly use smaller mobile devices, says VDC

The use of smaller mobile devices--such as rugged handheld computers and smartphones--to support line-of-business workers across numerous sectors is on the rise, explains VDC Research.

Supply chain management key to Samsung's smartphone success

Samsung's superior supply chain management has enabled it to surpass Apple as the leading provider of smartphones, judges market research firm Gartner.