Amazon's drone dismay ends with FAA exemption

After almost a year of waiting, Amazon has been given the okay from the FAA to begin testing the latest version of its drone delivery program in the U.S.

Spotlight: Harris launches mobile version of its FusionFX patient portal

Harris Healthcare Solutions is launching a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices to make its web-based FusionFX patient portal to mobile users, reported Healthcare IT News.

Salesforce makes core functionality of new Sales Cloud B2B service available on mobile app

Salesforce announced Thursday the release of two new features for its Sales Cloud B2B product and proved once again its interest in mobile interactions by placing core functionalities in its Salesforce1 mobile app, according to a release from the company.

NetComm, DT and Cumulocity partner on wireless M2M services

To tap into M2M's potential, NetComm Wireless, Deutsche Telekom and Cumulocity announced on Friday a partnership to provide wireless machine-to-machine services to the industrial market.

BYOD helps keep customers--and employees--satisfied

Retailers are bringing BYOD to their associates on the retail sales floor for faster, more effective customers service, noted an article at Retail Dive.

Target's transformation roadmap makes mobile the front door

Target has embarked on a multi-faceted transformation to grow business and CEO Brian Cornell has declared mobile "the front door."

Spotlight: New Windows 10 technical preview for phones coming Friday

Microsoft plans to unveil the next Windows 10 technical preview for phones on Friday, announced Gabriel Aul, point man for Microsoft's Windows 10 technical preview program.

Ride app uses algorithm to pair up carpooling employees

Startup Ride has just launched a car-hailing app that focuses on people looking for a ride to work rather than a ride home from the bar.

When task-oriented apps transform business activities

In this contributed article, Geoffrey Bock, Principal at Bock & Company, and Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software, examine how low-code platforms can aide in the develop of task-oriented apps for the enterprise. These low-code platforms provide a framework for rapid enterprise mobile app development, the authors explain.

This week brings hints of enterprise possibilities for Apple Watch

This week has seen a few indications that the Apple Watch might just find a home in enterprises. 

Employees don't want a 'craptop' loaded with 'bloatware'

I came across in interesting commentary by security blogger Michele Chubirka. She observed that implementing a successful BYOD program is less about technology and more about organizational politics and employee psychology.

Spotlight: Insurer JLT moves from corporate-owned BlackBerries to Good-enabled BYOD

Insurance provider JLT has ditched its corporate-owned BlackBerry devices for a BYOD program enabled by Good Technology's enterprise mobility management platform.

Innovation lies in 'extended enterprise' mobile apps

Extended enterprise workers--contractors, part-time employees, field workers, and offsite salespeople--need apps that will make their jobs easier. Yet these are often the workers that ignored in enterprise mobile app development programs.

Microsoft Office 365, Apple devices becoming main tools of mobile workforce, says survey

Microsoft's Office 365 and Apple's iOS devices are becoming the main tools of the mobile workforce, according to survey of 1,500 business users who downloaded the Mobile app.

New drone app aids agriculture, construction, mining and real estate industries

DroneDeploy, a start-up specializing in software for commercial drone operations, has launched a mobile app that helps users in a range of industries automate drones and receive real-time images and analytics.

Job listing shows Apple plans to target enterprises with Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is due to release on April 24, and the enterprise will soon be getting some attention by the makers of this wearable.

Spotlight: Meineke teams with Fleetmatics on fleet service offer

Car repair chain Meineke is teaming with Fleetmatics to offer free service at a local Meineke shop to small businesses that use Fleetmatics' cloud-based fleet management platform.

Rugged mobile device market sees turnaround

While rugged mobile devices have lost out to lower-cost consumers devices, vendor consolidation and improved device and operating system design have turned the market around, judged VDC Research.

VC fund backed by Android founder gets $48M to invest in hardware startups

A venture capital fund founded by Andy Rubin, a co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $48 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. We can imagine that with Rubin's Android background, mobile and Internet of Things hardware will be high on the list of startups Playground Global will help.

DHS plan to shut down mobile service could leave firms in the lurch

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a secret plan that would cut off mobile phone service during "critical emergencies" to prevent mobile phones from being used to detonate bombs, reported Ars Technica. But implementation of the plan, which could involve an entire city, could leave enterprises without vital communications capabilities and in desperate need of a communications backup plan.