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Enterprises tap into potential of business intelligence on the go

Enterprises are increasing enabling business intelligence applications for mobile devices.

Spotlight: Cablevision sues Verizon over Wi-Fi claims

As Cablevision prepares to launch its Freewheel Wi-Fi phone service, it is suing Verizon Communications for what it alleges are false claims about its Wi-Fi speeds in Verizon ads, reported WirelessWeek.

Mobile security vendors should deliver customer service with a smile

In the race to get enterprise customers, mobile security vendors can differentiate themselves by offering top-notch customer service, argued Denise Culver in a Light Reading article.

3 ways apps can empower mobile workers

While many IT departments want to lock down mobile devices and apps out of security concerns, the next evolution for the enterprises is unlocking the productivity of the mobile enterprise.

FCC's redefinition of broadband could portend the end of the cubicle

The Federal Communications Commission this week redefined broadband as downloads speeds of at least 25Mbps and upload speeds of at least 3Mbps. So what effect will the FCC move have on the enterprise? At least one observer believes it will portend the end of the cubicle culture.

Good targets SMBs, mobile first-timers with new cloud-based mobility suite

Good Technology is targeting small and medium-sized business, as well as large businesses that have bene reluctant to embrace mobility, with its cloud-based Good Management Suite.

BYOD is not about saving the company money; it's about employee productivity

Mandating BYOD even for employees that need powerful computers makes no sense from any perspective. But allowing BYOD benefits the employees and company.

Microsoft releases Office, Outlook apps to boost its mobile clout

Microsoft Thursday announced the official full release of its suite of Office applications for Android and versions of its popular email tool Outlook for Android and iOS, according to a release from the company.

Spotlight: Mobile commerce to make up half of digital commerce revenue in 2 years

Reflecting the recent explosion of mobile commerce activity, market research firm Gartner is forecasting that mobile commerce will generate half of all revenues from digital commerce by 2017, up from 22 percent of digital commerce revenue currently.

Researchers draw energy from body motion to power wearables

Researchers in Korea are working on a way to solve the battery life problem in the wearables market. 

Slack acquires Screenhero to add voice, video chat and screen sharing

Enterprise communication platform Slack will expand to video, voice and screen-sharing capabilities in the workplace with the announced acquisition today of start-up Screenhero.

Spotlight: AT&T Mobility sees rapid rise in connected devices

AT&T Mobility said it has seen rapid growth in connected device connections last year.

Device proliferation threatens to overwhelm IT pros, survey finds

To help IT pros cope with device proliferation, Dell is updating its KACE K1000 mobility management platform to enable enterprises to discover, configure, secure and manage computers and devices in multi-platform environments.

Record-setting profit at Apple couldn't prevent slide of iPad

Despite setting records with its most recent quarterly results, Apple continues to see its iPad sales slide. Apple is betting that its alliance with IBM will spur iPad adoption in the enterprise and revive iPad sales.

FTC report on IoT: Many findings, little teeth

While the FTC's security and privacy recommendations for IoT devices and data are useful, they are voluntary and therefore lack teeth. Companies have little incentive to spend the extra time and money needed to implement them.

Flexera updates App Portal enterprise app store with self-service for desktop and mobile apps

Particularly in BYOD environments, enterprises are increasingly looking to enterprise app stores to organize, vet and distribute mobile apps approved for use by employees. To help with that task, Flexera Software updated on Tuesday its App Portal, which integrates mobile and desktop apps with its IT Service Management product.

Enterprises are finding many use cases for wearables

While consumers seem unimpressed by wearables such as Google Glass, enterprises are finding many use cases for these devices. One company that has stepped up to the plate in providing apps for wearables is the enterprise software giant SAP.

Ravello working on way to let developers run multiple Android emulators from the cloud

Ravello, an SaaS startup focused on nested virtualization for cloud deployments, is developing the capability to set up and run multiple Android emulators from the cloud, something its clients have been clamoring for.

Apple expands its Maps Connect for Small Business internationally

Apple announced that it is expanding its Maps Connect for Small Business internationally, reports 9to5Mac.

Spotlight: Oracle, Samsung to team on mobile cloud services

Oracle and Samsung are teaming on mobile cloud services, reports the Korea Times, quoting sources familiar with the discussions.