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News Scan: Square closes $150M financing round; FCC fines Marriott for blocking Wi-Fi; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Oct. 6, including Square's new $6 billion value, FCC's $600,000 fine given to Marriott, Good Technology launches cloud-based EMM, CRM app platforms, Adobe's new mobile photo editing apps and ABI's outdoor small cell market forecast.

What does the HP split mean for enterprise mobility?

Big news this Monday is HP's announcement that it will split into two publicly traded companies--an enterprise focused company and a personal systems/printing company. The move is expected to free up resources for HP to invest in enterprise mobility products and services.

Enterprises sacrifice security for efficiency when it comes to mobility

More than half of enterprises and employees regularly sacrifice security to efficiency and productivity benefits when it comes to mobile connectivity, according to a survey of 618 IT practitioners by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Raytheon.

Independent wearables will remain 'rare,' says Juniper

While some pundits had predicted that Apple Watch would be an independent wearable able to connect to wireless networks on its own, it turned out that it is wholly dependent on the lastest iPhone to communicate with the outside world. This will continue to be the case for wearables into the foreseeable future, says Juniper Research.

mHealth market to reach $6.7B this year; Mayo Clinic launches new health app

Healthcare professionals are increasingly using mobile devices and machine-to-machine communications to diagnose, monitor and communicate with patients, according to new research.

News Scan: LANDESK buys mobility firm Naurtech; Iliad to up bid for T-Mobile; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 3, including LANDESK's newest acquisition, what Iliad is doing to seal the deal with T-Mobile, a new mobile strategy from clothing company Express, the last hurdle for Facebook and WhatsApp and the growth in the mobile chip market.

Super secret DoD network goes mobile

The Department of Defense (DoD) is working on mobilizing its highly classified SIPRNet network so that soldiers in the field can use smartphones to send and receive classified information securely, according to Acting DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen.

AirWatch, Citrix, Good Technology, IBM, MobileIron and SAP are EMM market leaders, says IDC

AirWatch, Citrix, Good Technology, IBM, MobileIron and SAP are "leaders" in the enterprise mobility management market, according to the latest IDC MarketScape report.

News Scan: Mobile ad spending to reach $220B by 2017; ARM unveils free IoT OS; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 2, including the expected spend on mobile ads in the future, a free-to-use OS for the Internet of Things, a new offer from Groupon, a different kind of app from LinkedIn and what AT&T has done to surpass in the mobile wars.

Windows 10 and enterprise mobility

It hasn't even been released yet, but Windows 10 is already being hailed by some as the BYOD Windows.

Security concerns continue to hold back mobile payments

For Apple Pay and other mobile payments products, the task is to overcome consumer reluctance to use mobile payments because of security concerns.

Rugged tablet shipments continue strong growth, says VDC

Tablets remain the strongest segment of the rugged device market, according to the latest stats from VDC Research.

Fair is fair, regardless of technology

I find CTIA's argument that wireless faces unique challenges that preclude equal treatment under the net neutrality rules unconvincing. As I've argued in this column before, it is reasonable to treat wireless and wireless carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules. Fair treatment is fair treatment, regardless of technology. --Fred

News Scan: My iOS 8 ate my iWork documents; Microsoft to skip Windows 9; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 1, including the newest iPhone 6 bug, the latest in telematics and fleet management, a team-up between Intel and Mitsubishi, the battle for third place in the tablet market and a bold numbering strategy for Microsoft's newest OS.

Infographic: Lack of employee BYOD common sense puts companies at risk

Here are some things lacking common sense that employees do with their devices and data that increase risks at their companies.

Mobile payments to get bulk of $110B investment in payment tech, says Frost

The financial services industry is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to invest €87 billion ($110 billion) in payment technology by 2017, much of that going to mobile payments technology.

News Scan: SMBs not budgeting for mobility; EventBoard secures $1.5M in seed funding; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 30, including a need for budgeting on mobility by SMBs, the event startup that just received $1.5 million, China OKs the sale of the new iPhone, the ongoing tablet war and what chip maker just passed Qualcomm for second in tablet app processors.

Retailers get advice: Have yourself a very mobile holiday

It's beginning to look a lot like m-Christmas, so mobile messaging and digital marketing firm OtherLevels is offering up some advice on how retailers can take full advantge of mobile commerce this holiday season.

Employees fail to take basic steps to secure BYOD devices, data

Employees that bring their own devices to work are not taking basic steps to secure their devices and data, concludes a survey of more than 1,000 users by security firm Bitdefender.