News Scan: Amazon launches Zocalo app for Android, iOS; Apple provides developers' kit for Apple Watch; more
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.
Apple just took its effort to attract mobile workers up a notch by adding new languages to its iWork for iCloud productivity apps, reports AppleInsider.
A full 71 percent of IT organizations say they cannot keep up with the demand for custom business apps, according to a survey of 470 IT and business pros by Mendix.
Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.
News Scan: Office Mobile app for Android gets Dropbox; Mobility is changing corporate network patterns; more
Read the hottest mobile IT stories for Nov. 20, including the Dropbox support Microsoft has recently added, how mobile devices have changed network traffic patterns, the newest move to mobile from healthcare, Lenovo making up ground on Apple and Samsung for tablets and the new exclusive deal between Foxconn and Apple.
IT directors are hungry for cloud computing benefits confirmation, and they got some this week with the release of a new cloud workspaces report from Gigaom Research and IndependenceIT.
Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has ditched his PC for an iPhone and an iPad with a keyboard.
IBM's new enterprise email solution Verse, which combines cloud, analytics, social and security technology, could be the next big thing for mobile workers.
FierceMobileIT is kicking off its first in an annual series of Fierce15 awards for companies that excel at mobility. This year, we are focusing on companies that have gone to the extreme in implementing mobility programs.
News Scan: PayPal beats Apple with smartwatch-based payments; BYOD security market to grow 35% per year; more
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19, including PayPal launching smartwatch payments app months before Apple, BYOD security market to grow at 35 percent per year for the next 4 years, Finland-based startup Jolla works on a tablet, ABI lays out top upcoming enterprise tech disruptors and mobile ad startup Kiip gets backing of Verizon Ventures.
Apple has stepped in to the fill the enterprise mobility gap left by BlackBerry, according to data from customers of enterprise mobility management firm Globo.
Companies that are adopting BYOD often face an expensive and complicated process of integrating iOS and Android devices into their existing Windows-based infrastructure.
Acorda Therapeutics, a developer of drugs used for central nervous system disorders, wanted to ensure that its 500 employees could share and work on documents using their mobile devices in a secure environment. Acorda opted for the EMC Syncplicity file management app.
There are ways for turning lemons into lemonade when it comes to BYOD program hurdles. Here are five recipes for success.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 18, including the new idea Cisco has for enterprise apps, Facebook's reported foray into the enterprise app market, the expected boost for carrier Wi-Fi gear, an app development product from Kinvey and how Google is letting Apple win for indoor location.
With the rising adoption of mobile devices in the workplace and field, users are becoming more open to utilizing and incorporating their tech in workflows. Unfortunately, the pressure to create highly-focused custom apps for certain use cases is too much for many IT departments to handle.
Today, companies that aren't at least considering a mobility program are at risk of falling far behind their competitors. It only makes sense that this year's Fierce15 awards focuses on 15 companies that have successfully launched and implemented extreme mobility programs. Check out the 15 firms that we think are extreme mobility success stories in 2014.
BlackBerry will need to line up more partnerships like the one it signed recently with Samsung to provide a security mobility product for Android.
News Scan: Verizon joins Sprint in cutting jobs; Apple to accept China UnionPay cards in China stores; more
Check out the hottest news items for Nov. 17, including the expected job cuts at Verizon, Apple cozying up to China's UnionPay, the growth on the horizon for 802.15.4 wireless devices, new readable tech from Fujitsu and a plan for iBeacons from Hudson's Bay.
Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.