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Businesses need mobile broadband ASAP

More mobile broadband is badly needed for U.S. companies as well as consumers. I hope that the interest of the NAB, the FCC and the CTIA sides to settle their dispute quickly leads to timely resolution so the auction can take place on schedule.

MDM vendors come up short on security

While BYOD has increased the productivity of today's workers, it has also introduced a range of security threats, such as malware, direct attacks, data loss or theft and social engineering.

Healthcare mobility is balancing act between security and usability

Protecting some of the most personally sensitive information for the most security-conscious government agencies is no small task, and a panel of government healthcare experts said their primary challenge is to balance security with the ease of use that mobility brings.

News Scan: PayPal rolls out mobile checkout app; US, Japan ready for VoLTE launches;

The latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, August 20, including PayPal rolling out One Touch mobile checkout app, BYOD fueling online video platform market, U.S. and Japan are ready for VoLTE launches this year, Apple and Samsung losing grip on tablet market dominance and IoT pushing wireless connected device installed base to 41B in 2020.

News Scan: Armbands join hands with smartglasses in workplace; Mobile commerce surge expected; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for August 19, including the inclusion of smart armbands in the workforce, the huge expected bump in mobile commerce, the top three telematics companies, what mobile device JetBlue just furnished its in-flight crew with and the growth of the mobile app market.

Don't write a requiem for BYOD just yet

While some headline writers have had fun with the recent California Appeals Court decision about employer phone call reimbursement ("Could Ruling Bring Down BYOD"), an analysis of the court's decision suggests a much more limited impact on BYOD.

Today's best-dressed entrepreneur sports a smartphone

Perhaps it comes as no surprise, but the smartphone has just edged out the laptop as the top business tool among young entrepreneurs.

Asia-Pacific firms adopt mobility without clear strategy, says IDC

Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly adopting mobility. However, few of those firms have a clear strategy of how to use mobile devices effectively in the workplace, a survey by IDC finds.

News Scan: EU to invest close to $1B in 5G; Apple could sell 75M iPhone 6s by year end; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Aug. 18, including the EU's 5G plan, the massive number of iPhone 6s Apple plans to move by year's end, how enterprises need to learn to love BYOD, the virtual assistant plans between Google and HP and what legal firms are moving their document storage to the cloud.

BYOD is driving SMB storage market growth, says IDC

The BYOD trend, along with strict regulatory requirements for data retention, is fueling demand for data storage at small and medium-sized businesses, IDC analyst Liz Conner tells PC World.

Amazon's push into mobile payments could reflect industry trends

Now that Amazon has decided to compete with Square and PayPal in the mobile payments market, does that mean mobile payments, after sputtering for years, is set to take off? Yes, says Alberto Jimenez, director of mobile payments at IBM.

Running late for a meeting? No problem

Are you running late for a company meeting because of traffic? Well, if you have a Pebble smartwatch, you can let your colleagues know without taking out your iOS or Android smartphone and risking an accident.

News Scan: Venture capitalists grow bullish on mobile tech; Mobile devices causing headaches for courtroom defense teams; more

>> Intel to buy Axxia Networking Business for $650 million Intel agreed this week to drop $650 million in cash to purchase LSI's Axxia Networking Business and its assets. Intel's Rose...

iPhone's biggest security threat could be USB connections

Apple's iPhone may be most vulnerable to malware when connected to a computer, according to IDG News Service.

Report: Consumers 'just don't trust mobile security'

Consumer fears over security and privacy continue to haunt mobile commerce, with a new study finding that nearly half of all consumers would never use mobile payment and banking apps.

Consumers like mobile payments, not mobile wallets

Last year, Forrester predicted the U.S. mobile payment market will reach $90 billion by 2017. Given the popularity of mobile transaction apps like Square, PayPal and the recently launched Amazon Local Wallet, you'd think consumers would eat up the mobile wallet idea. But, no, it hasn't turned out that way at all.

Report highlights cyclical nature of enterprise phone activations

A report released this week by Good Technology revealed a number of things about enterprise mobile tech usage during Q2 of this year, including what apps were the most active, what type of app took home the top title, and which device manufacturers saw surprising growth.

Enterprise virtual assistant tech may be on the horizon

If Apple and Google get their way, Siri and Google Now might soon vie for attention as your virtual secretary. According to news reports, both smartphone manufacturers are looking at ways connect their virtual assistant technology to enterprise data to give workers a whole new way of accessing company apps and information.

News Scan: Canadian CIOs support BYOD to keep the younger workforce happy; Facebook offers marketers new way to monitor consumer behavior across devices; more

>> Facebook offers marketers new way to monitor consumer behavior across devices Facebook launched a new metrics and reporting feature this week designed to help marketers understand consumer...