Wearables seem to be all the rage on tech media catwalks, but not so much with the general public. The problem: concerns about privacy. Still, offer consumers coupons or discounts, or help them with health and lifestyle maintenance, and you're half way there.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Aug. 28, including the key to educating new hires on company BYOD policy, the latest in the Samsung and Apple court drama, a tagalong announcement with the iPhone 6, how RFID products are changing an industry and the retail ecosystem and electronic shelf labels.
Apple's anticipated 12.9-inch iPad could be exactly what the tech company needs to drive much needed growth in the enterprise, according to an article at ZDNet.
If IT pros do not adapt to the new world of mobility, they will "become extinct," warns VMware exec Sanjay Poonen.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Aug. 27, including Snapchat's $20 million boost from an investment firm, Aetna's decision to get rid of the CarePass mHealth app, Intel's reveal of its 3G mini-modem or IoT devices, more mobile messaging service options for the enterprise and the role millennials need mobile to play in their in-car experience.
Enterprises need to begin crafting policies in order to harness the productivity benefits of wearables while ensuring that sensitive data is secure and privacy rights protected. These policies should be based on existing BYOD policies, yet take into account some of the unique attributes of wearables.
Let's stop the hype about the California court ruling and let's start reimbursing employees for work-related BYOD expenses. It's only fair.
Railways worldwide are increasingly using mobile ticketing--enabling passengers to purchase and board trains using their smartphones and tablets.
The Federal Communications Commission has modified its rules for allocating wireless spectrum for wearable medical sensors that transmit patient data to a control device. These sensors and control device form what the FCC calls a Medical Body Area Network.
It is becoming more and more apparent that mobile computing is becoming the most popular and adaptable computing platform. To illustrate this development, mobile site developer ActiveMobi has published an infographic that shows just how much the use of smartphones has permeated the average user's day and what is causing the shift from desktop to mobile computing.
The on-again, off-again saga of smartphone kill switches in California is now officially on-again, as Governor Jerry Brown (D) Monday signed a bill mandating the anti-theft features as of July 2015.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Aug. 26, including the expected increase in tablet game revenue, what Apple's entrance into mobile payments means for the market, VMware's newest venture, the bipartisan push to ban in-flight calls and what mobile commerce has done for French e-commerce sales.
The search giant unveiled on Monday a standalone Slides presentation app for iOS devices that enables you to edit Microsoft Office documents directly and edit offline as well.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Aug. 25, including some of the mistakes that employers make while hiring new enterprise workers, the monopoly by the top tech firms when it comes to apps, the expected direction of mobile revenues, the possible delay on the iPhone 6 and the new venture between Kinvey and VMware.
Indian enterprises are increasingly embracing mobility, with close to three-quarters either planning or rolling out a mobility policy.
The Internet of Things--millions of smart devices communicating with each other seamlessly--promises to bring vastly improved efficiencies and lower costs to enterprises worldwide. But some are warning about hidden costs that come with IoT deployment.
Smart meters, which enable utilities to communicate wirelessly with home energy systems, are being criticized for invading home owners' privacy and, in some cases, starting fires.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, Aug. 22, including Disney targeting "midcore" game players with the new Star Wars mobile game, a 100 percent revenue jump in its enterprise mobility business, the enterprise need for flexible IT services fuels custom app development market, automotive BYOD to reach $26.4B in revenue and how the Samsung smartphone has been recommended twice over Apple.
Mobile conferencing is on the rise, but not everyone is doing work when they listen in on a conference call using their mobile phone.
BYOD is here to stay, and enterprises need to figure out a way to manage the costs associated with a BYOD program. Here are some tips to keep BYOD expenses from getting out of control.