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Infographic: Bad Wi-Fi connectivity prevents people from doing their jobs

A full 88 percent of individuals surveyed by Wi-Fi provider Xirrus use Wi-Fi at work, yet 84 percent of respondents said that bad W-Fi connectivity has kept them from doing their job.

Farming may become biggest market for commercial drones

Farmers are looking to use drones to save time, money and manpower. The Federal Aviation Administration, still working on official drone regulation, has granted over 50 exemptoins for farm-related operations so far this year. 

Spotlight: Blackphone maker integrates devices, software with SOTI EMM platform

Silent Circle, the maker of the secure Blackphone, has completed the integration of its secure mobile devices and software with SOTI's enterprise mobility management platform.

Microsoft muffed mobile, doesn't want to make 'same mistake' again, says Nadella

Microsoft blew the mobile opportunity and does not want to make the "same mistake" in other areas, such as wearables, CEO Satya Nadella told ZDNet in an interview at the Worldwide Partner Conference this week in Orlando.

Microsoft unveils universal OneNote app for iPads, iPhones

Microsoft has created a universal OneNote app for both iPads and iPhones, the OneNote Team announced on Thursday. This popular note-taking app is designed for the busy executive on the go, or for anyone who takes notes on the move.

Tablets to take flight among cabin crews, says SITA survey

More than two-thirds of airlines surveyed by air industry IT provider SITA expect their cabin crews to be using tablets onboard aircraft by the end of 2018, up from 32 percent of airlines today, according to SITA's annual Airline IT Trends Survey.

Microsoft buys FieldOne field-service management vendor to expand Dynamics CRM portfolio

As part of its effort to expand in the mobile and cloud arenas, Microsoft is buying FieldOne Systems, a cloud-based field-service management vendor, for an undisclosed consideration.

Spotlight: New Motorola phones may be coming July 28

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility revealed Thursday that it is holding a multi-city event on July 28 that appears to be related to a mobile phone announcement.

Insurance company finds success in Google Glass trial

A 90-year-old insurance company has found success in Google Glass, according to an article at Baseline. Pennsylvania-based Erie Insurance Group suited up their adjusters with the smartglasses in December 2014 and wrapped up the trial in February of this year.

US companies pulling back from BYOD, finds CompTIA survey

Not everyone, it would seem, is embracing BYOD. According to an online survey of 375 U.S. IT professionals by CompTIA, U.S. companies are pulling back from BYOD programs.

First year for Apple and IBM partnership helps shift focus to UX and design

IBM and Apple are celebrating their anniversary: It's been a year to the day that the two announced their MobileFirst for iOS team-up, an unprecedented joint venture between the tech giants.

To print or not to print, that is the question

It seems that employees still want to print and scan documents. But that can be difficult with BYOD devices, which often don't have network access to an office printer.

Spotlight: IBM, National Instruments team on IoT test bed

IBM is joining with National Instruments to create a test bed for develop Internet of Things standards, reported InformationWeek.

3 strategies to unleash BYOD's potential in the enterprise

Nick Spooner, national leader for digital strategy and solutions at PwC Australia, offers three strategies to improve the impact of BYOD in the enterprise.

Microsoft makes life easier for mobile workers with Universal Foldable Keyboard

Microsoft is making available a full-size foldable keyboard that works for PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets – and not just for Windows devices, mind you. The 5-millimeter thick keyboard is also at home with Apple and Android devices.

Vocera, Zebra team for enterprise-level mobile healthcare communications

Mobile healthcare communications company Vocera announced Tuesday a partnership to provide access to its Vocera Collaboration Suite on Zebra's MC40-HC Android mobile computer. The application will provide doctors, nurses and assorted medical professionals who use the MC40-HC more secure lines of communication across groups, practices and different steps of the healthcare process.

More than one quarter of firms are now using M2M tech

More than a quarter of all businesses worldwide are now using machine-to-machine technology, according to the latest M2M Barometer report prepared by Circle Research for European telecom provider Vodafone.

Spotlight: Google unveils tools for Bluetooth low-energy beacons

Google launched Tuesday Eddystone, an open format for Bluetooth low-energy beacons that provides cross-platform support and improved security, as well as other tools to utilize beacons.

Convo unveils updated mobile app for its revised collaboration platform

Enterprise mobile messaging and collaboration firm Convo unveiled Tuesday mobile iOS and Android versions of its collaboration platform.

Microsoft marries HoloLens with Autodesk's Maya 3-D modeling software

Microsoft is the pairing its HoloLens headset with Autodesk's Maya 3-D modeling software to combine the software with the physical object being designed.