It is high time that CIOs took their heads out of the sand and confronted enterprise mobility full on, instead of pretending they can take it or leave it.
As part of Michael Dell's new strategy to refocus the company he founded on enterprise software and services, Dell launched its first comprehensive enterprise mobility management product on Wednesday.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday 12/11 including: Nokia's plans for an Android-based low-end smartphone, biddings on FCC's wireless spectrum in first auction in 5 years, the slowdown of WLAN equipment, Broadcom's latest smart chip made for wearable technology and the bump of sales for corporate-owned smartphones may have people putting more stock in BYOD.
Over the next few years, enterprise software providers will focus more on providing "enterprise-class support" for mobile data and applications on top of existing mobile architectures, predicts market research firm Gartner.
Enterprise mobility can be a serious investment, and a recent survey finds that many chief information officers just aren't convinced it's a good place to spend IT dollars.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/10 including: Apple's new patent for curved devices, mid-range smartphones' new powerful chip, the latest from Linux, stats on mobile vs PC browsing and the huge boost the smartwatch market will see through 2018.
As enterprises look to expand their web presence to mobile apps, the question quickly arises: Should we build a native app or a responsively-designed website that translates well to mobile devices? Responsive design often wins out, but many IT and marketing folks are fooled into thinking responsive design is a mobile content strategy, writes Karen McGrane in a post on A List Apart.
Mobile devices offer "significant opportunities" for online search and directories providers in Australia, judges Frost & Sullivan.
Juniper Research became the latest research firm to forecast an exploding wearable devices market, predicting that 130 million devices will ship by 2018, ten times higher than estimated this year.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/9 including: the mindset surrounding the culture of mobile shopping, the downsides to security concerning Amazon's proposed delivery drones, the increased interest in mobile apps by IT pros, the problem with deploying policies and structuring rules later and AT&T's attempt to save money for those who pay for their own mobile devices.
Wearable devices need clearer use cases for widespread adoption, judges Paul Brown, director of Strategy Analytics' user experience innovation practice.
A full 87 percent of U.S. employees said that they are annoyed by their fellow workers mobile phone behaviors, according to a survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Jive Software.
Mobile consumers will be the "disruptors" in the financial services market by increasing their use of purpose-built apps that provide focused value, while minimizing their interactions with their primary institution, predicts market research firm IDC.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 12/6 including: Apple's stance at the top of the smartphone maker chart, Plantronics plans to expand in the wearable device market, Google's efforts to cater to Android and iOS with Chrome apps toolkit, 802.11ad and the speed of connecting device as well as a mysterious new smartphone operated by fingerprint scanner.
Demand for notebook PC touch-screen panels is forecast by IHS to see double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of this year, after stagnating for much of 2013.
Upgrades to the faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and convergence between Wi-Fi and switching are prompting vendors of enterprise Wi-Fi and campus Ethernet to readjust product lines and pricing strategies, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.
Machine-to-machine communications, also known as the Internet of Things, will be a "key area of interest for IT buyers and sellers" next year, predicts Andrew Milroy, vice president of ICT practice with Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 12/5 including: Samsung's plans to unveil five new phones in the first quarter, the role of cross-platform tools in mobile app development, the latest plans for Siri, the time Europe beat the U.S. in mobile apps and Google's efforts to correct mobile browsing errors.
Mobile health will be a top area of growth in the healthcare market next year, according to a survey of 1,835 healthcare executives conducted by Frost & Sullivan.
The BYOD trend fuels strong growth in the enterprise wireless local area network market, which increased 12.8 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, according to the latest stats from IDC.