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.
A pair of new studies finds that mobile technology and tablet devices do indeed make a difference in the teaching and learning environment.
I came across an interesting 2014 prediction by IDC--"BYOD as an enterprise mobility strategy is dead." Well, that certainly grabbed my attention.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 12/4 including: the rise of mobile enterprise apps with IT officials, mobile business intelligence lends boost to BI adoption in the enterprise, BlackBerry's BES 10 gets upgrade and helps out BYOD, PC shipments now live in the shadows of tablet shipments and the latest on mobile gambling.
Mobile and cloud-based technology will enable commercial fleet telematics to run on consumer smartphone platforms in the coming years, reducing the need for enterprises to buy expensive telematics hardware for their new trucks, predicts ABI Research.
Near-field communication aims to revolutionize mobile commerce, but just how close the technology is to becoming a widely-adopted reality is unclear. A new paper confirms some of the fears that have many businesses shying away from the technology.
Google Glass is useful as an adjunct device for surgery, but it still has a way to go before it can be a true surgical tool. That is the judgment of Pierre Theodore--a cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center--who has been testing Google Glass in the operating room for three months.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/3 including: the desire of consumers for in-store mobile payment options, a restaurant chain's plans to invest in over 100 grand tablets for tables, drones that will deliver your packages, smart shipments high in Western Europe and the fate of the 2G and 3G spectrum.
Enterprises, particularly technology and design firms as well as system integrators, are increasingly hosting internal hackathons, says Forrester in a new report. These events allow employees who don't typically work together to collaborate and experiment with new technologies and generate fresh ideas to address company challenges.
Mobile traffic accounted for 30 percent of visits to retailers' websites this Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 58 percent year-over-year, according to IBM stats provided to Bloomberg.