Employees are bringing personal mobile devices into the workplace, whether sanctioned by their employer or not. The time has come for IT departments that are ignoring BYOD to take their heads out of the sands and develop a comprehensive BYOD policy.
News Scan: New enterprise mobility bundles released by BlackBerry; Google introduces mobile museum app; more
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Dec. 17, including BlackBerry launching two new enterprise mobility bundles, Google's mobile app offering to museums, enterprise mobility platforms to be moved to the next generation in 2015, rugged mobile devices getting a lift in third quarter and the FCC charging Sprint with $105 million for cramming.
Enterprises are being overwhelmed by the flood of data coming from devices, apps, social media and sensors. To help them cope, Seattle startup SpaceCurve has just launched a geospatial data platform designed to help enterprises organize and analyze machine-generated data sources.
IT teams that have not deployed enterprise mobility management either have no data protect or are living in denial, observes Michael Finneran, president and mobile analyst with dBrn Associates.
As more enterprises fully adopt mobility, employees will clamor for enterprise apps that are optimized for mobility.
News Scan: Merchants can provide on-the-go feedback with Yelp app; Jailbroken iPhones vulnerable to eavesdropping malware; more
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Dec. 16, including the latest feature Yelp is providing business owners, how jailbreaking an iPhone affects its security, the ever-increasing mobile transactions market, more and more cell phone users turning to smartphones and the fastest growing mobile device by ownership.
For enterprise users of iPad who need to work with business documents, don't fret. There are alternatives to the Microsoft Office for iPad app, notes James Kendrick with ZDNet.
It's no secret that the IT workforce isn't producing enough skilled mobile application developers to keep up with demand. That fact may be behind the findings of a new study, which says poor user experiences are the leading cause of enterprise mobile app failures.
As businesses continue to move toward a more mobile-centric workflow, many CIOs will be forced to adapt or run the risk of losing their job. Research from Forrester commissioned by data protection specialist Druva predicted that 20 percent of CIOs in regulated industries would be fired by 2016 if they did not institute a sound information governance policy.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Dec. 15, including 5 ways to get the most from mobility, BBM's support for Windows Phone, increase in smartphone sales, mobile ad startup The Mobile Majority taking off and BYOD implementation fueling WLAN security market growth.
Infographic: IT pros are torn between security worries, productivity gains when it comes to mobility
IT professionals are being pulled in different directions when it comes to mobility. Many are worried about the security and compliance issues that mobility raises, yet many want the productivity benefits that mobility promises.
The move to mobility has created challenges for companies in providing secure access to enterprise and third-party applications using Web and native application architectures.
As companies struggle to manage and secure BYOD devices, they are increasingly turning to cloud computing as a solution.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Dec. 12, including Ford's move to BlackBerry, a new Watch Face API from Android, the eventual rise of 5G, the future of C-RAN technology and mHealth wearables getting a boost.
Joining a growing trend among airlines to go mobile, United Airlines will give its more than 23,000 flight attendants iPhone 6 Plus smartphones next spring.
Many enterprises are forging ahead with mobility programs, and some are beginning to deploy Internet of Things devices and platforms. These efforts require middleware software, a market that Ovum expects to top $16 billion next year.
Security remains a concern for companies considering or implementing a BYOD program. One solution to improve the security of mobile devices is biometrics, the use of human characteristics, such as fingerprints, for identification.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Dec. 11, including a slew of new MSN apps for iOS, Apple's new flexible tactile display, the expected growth in the Asia-Pacific mobile market, a new partnership with Storm8 and Hasbro and a new productivity app called Workflow.
Close to one quarter of all enterprise access points use the latest 802.11ac standard, according to the latest data from Infonetics Research.
Companies wanting to spruce up their corporate wellness programs may find the answer in a new mobile health, or mHealth, product called the Activity Kit Health Solution.