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Survival of the fittest characterizes EMM market, says AirWatch founder

The enterprise mobility management market is consolidating, and only vendors with the strongest offerings can survive. That is the judgment of John Marshall, founder and general manager of AirWatch by VMware, one of the surviving EMM vendors. 

Windows Phone is dark horse in enterprise mobility

Windows Phone is finally enterprise-ready with its recent reboot and shift from its former consumer-facing priorities, according to an article at WindowsITPro

10 steps to enterprise mobility mastery

It's no secret that the mobile market is transforming the enterprise. Here are 10 things that CIOs need to know to master enterprise mobility.

BlackBerry's motto: Never say die

Nearly dead in 2013, Blackberry has fought back under its new CEO John Chen to regain some momentum--particularly in the enterprise market.

News Scan: Free iPhone app to encrypt voice calls; LinkedIn redesigns mobile profile app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 30, including Open Whisper Systems unveiling free app to encrypt voice calls on iPhones, LinkedIn's redesign of mobile app, Alcatel-Lucent taking pole position in the small cell gear market share, greenhouse gas emissions from charging mobile devices to double in the next five years and enterprise mobility solutions market to grow at 23 percent CAGR.

Wearables are best suited for fast-paced workplaces, says Android developer

Wearables are better suited to a fast-paced workplace than smartphones, argues Jared Banyard, Android developer at Lua.

IBM named sole leader in Gartner's latest MMS magic quadrant report

IBM is the only vendor to be named a market leader in Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services.

News Scan: Blackberry beefs up security bona fides; iWatch could be Apple's mobile payments play; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 29, including the acquisition by BlackBerry to support its security functions, a potential inclusion of NFC for the next batch of Apple products, uncharted mobile territory for the Pirate Bay, more movement to Mobile for Facebook and what the FTC is doing to jam up cramming.

Hilton is betting $500M that mobile will give it an edge in the hotel wars

Hilton is investing half a billion dollars in mobile technology to enable guests to choose their room, check in, unlock their door, order room service and check out using their mobile devices.

BYOD practices complicate legal e-discovery efforts

BYOD programs bring plenty of focus on data security and employee privacy issues. But what about legal challenges, such as electronic discovery?

Communicating BYOD policy to employees is crucial for success

Enterprises continue to struggle with BYOD policies, even though they are crucial for managing and securing personal devices in the workplace. Here are nine tips for effectively communicating your BYOD policy offered by Ryan Kalember, chief product officer for WatchDox.

News Scan: Obama to ink cellphone 'unlocking' bill; EU okays Apple's $3B Beats buy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 28, including the Obama's impending signature to allow unlocking of cellphones, EU clearing the acquisition of Beats by Apple, problems still plague the Surface Pro 3, a new app store for SAP and the expected portion of M2M connections made up by telematics.

Security strategies needed to cover future IoT, BYOD culture

The next 5-10 years will see a major upheaval and mobile digitization of the standard workflow for all companies, big and small. That upheaval will bring increased security risks.

EMM vendors beef up offerings with mobile telecom expense management

Enterprise mobility management vendors are adding mobile telecom expense management to their offerings, according to a report by Kable.

Mobility is key component to enterprise digital transformation

Mobility is an integral part of digital transformations being undertaken by enterprises this year, finds a survey by Altimeter Group.

News Scan: Good beefs up mobility platform; Movius raises $13M to serve more BYOD users; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 25, including an update for Good Technology's Secure Mobility Platform, a new venture for Movius in BYOD, how Apple lost its tablet lead, Facebook's new Messenger direction that could involve Uber and why M2M devices still use 2G.

Employees holding European firms back from BYOD

While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.

Does your M2M solution work? The AT&T Foundry can help find out

As more enterprises deploy machine-to-machine products, a concern of IT managers is whether a generic solution will work in their corporate environment. To address IT concerns about adopting technology, AT&T set up its AT&T Foundry with $100 million in funding from a number of sponsors including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft.

Will Apple's alliance with IBM save the iPad?

Facing the second consecutive quarter of declining iPad sales, CEO Tim Cook is betting that Apple's alliance with IBM will stanch the bleeding by opening up the enterprise channel to more iPad purchases.