Quick rundowns on the latest mobile IT for Friday, 2/14 including: why retailers are making a fuss over the acquisition of mobile startups, heart-rate monitors and sports devices will continue to run the wearables market, why the creator of Flappy Bird has retired his wings and his addictive game, who Verizon is targeting with its M2M initiatives and what the expected legalization of mobile gambling in U.S. states will do for the industry.
BYOD at healthcare organizations create special security challenges for IT departments. While doctors are demanding to use their smartphones and tablets to access patient data, federal regulations require strong security measures to keep patient data secure. Failure to comply could result in hefty fines.
Following nine quarters of strong growth, the Chinese smartphone market declined 4.3 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from market research firm IDC.
The in-building wireless equipment and deployment market is forecast by ABI to increase at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate, reaching over $8 billion in 2019, up from an expected $4.4 billion this year.
Security and functionality gaps exist in beacon deployments at retailers and other early adopters, warns Mobiquity Labs.
The hottest mobile IT news for Feb. 13, including smartphone sales vs. feature phone sales, Facebook's crackdown on mobile ad partners, the utilization of airline mobile commerce, the importance of wiping company data on perconal phones and spectrum-sharing with mobile operators.
Not being one to wear their intentions on their sleeve, executives at Apple are staying mum about rumors concerning their efforts to develop the so-called "iWatch." Still, rumors continue to circulate, the latest being that a team of more than 200 people has now been assigned to work on the project.
Enterprises are rapidly moving ahead with development and deployment of a variety of mobile apps to make their mobile workers more productive, judging by the three stories in Wednesday's issue of FierceMobileIT.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wed, Feb. 12 including: leaks from the rumor mill on Windows Phone 8.1, the possibility of converged computing platform iAnywhere that combines PC and mobile device functionality, the different keys to success for Android and iOS-powered smartphones, how mobility is changing the workplace landscape and (thank goodness) Taco Bell's new mobile-ordering app.
Mobility is one of the "hot areas" for enterprise investment in customer relationship management technology, says Gartner.
Now that many organizations have the front-end of their mobile applications squared away, it's time for them to look at the back-end of their mobile apps; specifically, mobile analytics.
Enterprise mobile app activations grew at a healthy 54 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, with document editing apps, custom apps and file access apps leading the way, according to the latest Mobility Index report from enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology.
The latest wave of wearable mobile technology is on the market, and what's on the market will inevitably try to make its way inside the doors of the enterprise. Organizations that have, until now, had little interaction between the CIO shop and the legal department could soon find the carpet wearing thin between the offices.
News Scan: Virgin Atlantic takes Glass for a test flight; FTC mulls privacy of retailer tracking; more
The latest mobile IT news for Feb. 11, including the incorporation of Google Glass in both Virgin Atlantic and the NYPD, the Federal Trade Commission's view on consumer data tracking by retailers, Sprint's buyer's remorse in the T-Mobile deal and Google extending its administrator functions to iOS users.
California lawmakers introduced a bill that would require a "kill switch" for every mobile smartphone or tablet sold in the state.
Will the rise of smart machines, the so-called "Internet of Things," make your job obsolete?
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 2/10 including: where the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine market will grow fastest, auto makers eagerness to jump into incorporating wearables, why rugged device manufacturers are feeling the pressure, why enterprises should focus on apps versus devices when it comes to BYOD security and a new app which will increase InMobi's customer engagement five-fold.
Investment in mobile applications is increasing in priority for IT execs at Western European enterprises, while investment in BYOD is declining as a priority, according to an annual survey of Western European IT execs by CIONET.
The introduction of Apple's iPhone application programming interfaces with iOS 4 left VMware with its Horizon product far behind in the enterprise mobility race, admits VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger.