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News Scan: Google beefs up Chromebooks for Work; Fleet managers have back-end software problems; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 10, including Google adding enterprise services to Chromebooks for Work, fleet managers troubled by back-end software integration problems, how mobile tech is improving student experience in Western Europe, smart water meter market to reach $1 billion in 5 years and the role of mobile devices and social media in this holiday shopping season.

Midmarket firms are embracing MDM, BYOD

Two-thirds of midmarket organizations have deployed a mobile device management solution and more than half support BYOD, according to a survey of midmarket firms by enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology.

Infographic: Men are driving move to mobile shopping

Contrary to the popular view of women being the most avid shoppers, men are the ones who bargain hunt, sign up for frequent shopper programs and shop online most often, according to a survey of 2,164 U.S. consumers by Moxie Software. And much of this activity is done on mobile devices.

Highfive wants to change the mobile video-conferencing landscape

Highfive, a startup that focuses on video conferencing, has put on sale a portable video conferencing tool that relies on cloud-based software.

 

News Scan: EU focuses on mobile regulation; Quip adds spreadsheets to mobile app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Thursday, Oct. 9, including the EU shifting its regulatory focus from fixed-line to mobile telephony, Quip adds spreadsheets to word processing app, startups will be main source of IoT solutions according to Gartner, Google launches low-priced AndroidOne in India and the shipments of elderly care wearables will double this year according to ABI.

Tablets become indispensable tools for doctors in hospitals

Tablets are becoming indispensable tools for doctors as they make their hospital rounds, writes Brian Horowitz in a Tech Page One article.

Does SharePoint offer mobile collaboration opportunities?

Call it a perfect storm of convergence: iOS, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite all coming together to drive the mobilization of Microsoft SharePoint. But is this a good thing?

Feds go after AT&T for 'cramming' bills with bogus charges

Federal regulators are going after another wireless carrier for "cramming" bogus third-party charges on to customer bills. This time the target is AT&T.

News Scan: Apple to launch new iPads Oct. 16; US lawmakers vote for Apple; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 8, including a release date of Oct. 16 for new iPad, business messaging startup Avaamo raises $6.3 million in seed funding, tablet shipments seeing small growth due to larger smartphones and notebooks, lawmakers' preference for Apple products and mobile VoIP's rise to the top of global VoIP connections.

Teens 'tepid' on Apple Watch; Google's fight in mobile messaging;

Teens 'tepid' on Apple Watch >> Piper Jaffray survey: Teens "tepid" on Apple Watch (Re/code) Facebook mobile ad network expansion >> Facebook ad network expansion...

Enterprises worry when employees bring their own (insecure) network

While BYOD has received a lot of press over the years, bring your own network (BYON) has pretty much flown under the radar. But BYON, which is a derivative of BYOD, poses significant security risks to the enterprise, warns Sarah Lahav, CEO of IT service management firm SysAid.

Apple, Samsung platforms key to use of smartphone accessories in healthcare

Driven by Apple's HealthKit and Samsung's SAMI platforms, healthcare smartphone accessory sales will top $3 billion by 2019, predicts Juniper Research.

Mobile commerce revenue will reach 50% of US digital commerce revenue by 2017, says Gartner

Fueled by the launch of Apple Pay, interest in mobile payments and mobile commerce will take off over the next few years. As a result, mobile commerce revenue will reach 50 percent of U.S. digital commerce revenue by 2017, predicts Gartner.

News Scan: Facebook closes $22B WhatsApp buy; Microsoft unveils new Office 365 plans for SMBs; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 7, including the final touches on the Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp, how Microsoft plans to market Office 365 to SMBs, why companies will soon need to put a premium on developing better batteries, the expected displays for future wearables and where the RFID middleware market is headed.

Mobility moves the ground under Silicon Valley tech vendors

A major mobile revolution could be underway in Silicon Valley that would shift the balance of power among technology vendors and even see the split of some businesses.

Which industries will adopt wearables first?

When it comes to wearables, the question isn't "if" companies will introduce them to the workplace but "when." And some industries have already begun to explore the potential of the burgeoning new tech space.

Mobility is one of the hottest IT skills right now, says Gartner

Experience with mobility is one of the IT skills in highest demand, according to research firm Gartner.

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.