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Mobility, BYOD spurs $4.5B mobile security market

Fueled by enterprise mobility and the increasing BYOD trend, the mobile security market is forecast by Visiongain to be $4.5 billion this year.

Does Office for iPad turn iPad into a work tool?

After years of delay, Microsoft finally unveiled a version of its ubiquitous Office suite for the iPad. So can we now use the iPad as our primary electronic work tool?

Gartner offers four usage models for enterprises looking to employ IoT

Gartner offers four usage models for enterprises to unlock IoT asset value: monitoring the status of the asset to improve utilization, charging for asset use on an incremental basis, using the asset to control the surroundings and providing additional information or services through the asset.

3 types of IT certifications to help ensure mobile mastery

With increased adoption of mobility in the enterprise has come a need for more IT professionals with skills in the area. That has placed growing importance on certifications for mobile technology skills.

News Scan: Europe to end mobile roaming charges; Most firms to add mobile apps to BYOD devices; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 3, including the European end to the roaming charge, the future of mobile apps on BYOD devices, Thailand's smartphone shipment surge despite political troubles, the rise of the Chromebook and how some publishers hope to use mobile audio ads.

Qualcomm lifted on strong smartphone, LTE baseband processor sales

Due to its leading position as a smartphone and LTE baseband processor supplier, Qualcomm convincingly retained the third spot in the global semiconductor market, posting $17.2 billion in revenue last year, up 30.6 percent year-over-year.

Rugged mobile devices facing tough times

Rugged mobile devices are essential for difficult work environments, such as manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs or military battlefields. But rugged devices are facing increasing pressure from consumer-grade devices, which are gaining greater acceptance among mobile field workers.

Mobile apps dominate mobile web in terms of consumer device time

Mobile apps, once a novelty for early smartphone adopters, have become the main way that U.S. consumers spend their time on their mobile device.

BlackBerry continues to sing the blues

There is more bad news for BlackBerry. Following BlackBerry's report of a net loss of $5.9 billion and a 38 percent revenue decline for its most recent fiscal year comes a Ponemon Institute survey that finds close to half of financial services IT pros plan to phase out BlackBerry completely by next year.

News Scan: BlackBerry cancels T-Mobile's license; Mobility fuels WLAN gear demand; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 4/2 including: T-Mobile's unfortunate advertising that has BlackBerry pulling their license to sell BB products, mobility's role in demand for WLAN equipment, MEMS microphones to top $1 billion in revenue due to demand from smartphone makers, how mobility is changing the B2B marketing path and the efforts of Zatarain's to engage customers by using in-store beacons.

Mobile broadband to fuel $18B in spending on mobile packet core through 2017

Operators will spend a total of $18 billion on mobile packet core through 2017 to satisfy the exploding demand for mobile broadband, predicts ABI Research.

Rise of anti-social, secretly social apps presents hurdle for marketers

Mobile geolocation data has proven transformative for mobile marketers who view check-ins and in-store promotions as a boon to business. But a new mobile app could signal a sea change for mobile data collection.

Malware hijacks smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin

A new form of malware has been introduced that uses a botnet of smartphones to mine for virtual currencies similar to Bitcoin.

Only half of enterprises have a mobile strategy, security the biggest challenge, says report

Fifty-one percent of organizations have an enterprisewide mobility strategy in place with clearly defined initiatives, while 49 percent do not, finds an Illuminas survey, commissioned by Cisco. The survey polled 400 mid-market and enterprise-IT decision makers.

Infographic: Mobile ad spending on the rise

Mobile ad spending is on the rise. Last year, it totaled an estimated $8 billion to $10 billion in the U.S. alone, nearly doubling the 2012 total, according to stats cited by mobile ad platform Startapp.

News Scan: Accenture, others lead mADTMI market; Mobile search gets local;

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 1, including the rush for companies to get involved in mADTMI, the effect local search will have on mobile adspend, the explosion in the NFC chip market, the rapid gains in the mobile POS market and where location-based services are heading in Europe.

News Scan: Breaking news is the hot mobile news app; Judge slaps injunction on Seacrest-backed Typo; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/31 including: breaking news as the most important mobile news app for consumers, injunction on Seacrest-backed Typo's iPhone keyboard, struggle over BYOD in Australia, stats predicting kill switches on smartphones could save billions for consumers and the growth of the remote patient montoring market.

Business pros turn to text messaging as an effective tool

Firms are increasingly using text messaging as an effective business tool that gets people's attention--both within and outside the office.

GM's Chevrolet tops automakers in mobile paid search

GM's Chevrolet was the top auto maker in mobile paid search based on Google impressions in January and February, followed by Chrysler's Dodge in second and Toyota in third, according to the last stats from Kantar Media's AdGooroo.

M2M, predictive analytics to fuel strong growth in maintenance analytics market

Machine-to-machine connectivity and predictive analytics will fuel a 22 percent compound annual growth rate in maintenance analytics revenues, which are forecast by ABI Research to total $24.7 billion in 2019.