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Mobile technology a key component of PERS market growth, predicts Frost

Fueled by the desire of an aging population to remain in their homes, the personal emergency response system market is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to experience strong growth, reaching close to $1.5 billion by 2017, up from $1 billion in 2013.

Samsung says overheating issue with Gear VR headset fixed

Samsung says that the overheating issue with its Gear VR virtual reality headset has been largely solved in the run-up to release of the headset to consumers next month, reports Re/code.

News Scan: Asia-Pacific IT spending on smartphones growing; Tablet users are more frugal; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 14, including IT spending on smartphones in Asia-
Pacific rising, tablet users more likely to redeem mobile coupons than smartphone users, mobile marketers spend more moeny on retargeting existing customers, Mobile Movie Creator brings advanced video features to Windows Phone and PhotoShrinker app shrinks photos to free up space.

Tablets could find a home in BYOD programs

While tablets are struggling to find a use case among consumers, they may be just what enterprises need for their BYOD programs.

Uber competitor Lyft targets corporate market with Lyft for Work

Uber competitor Lyft is going after the corporate market with the launch of Lyft for Work, which enables companies to pay for work-related commuting expenses using an app on the employee's mobile phone.

News Scan: BlackBerry unveils BES 12, teams with Samsung; Scopely raises $35M for mobile gaming; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 13, including the newest iteration of BlackBerry's enterprise platform, the latest investment in a mobile gaming company, how high tablets jumped this quarter, how popular mobile transactions will be and the effect mobility has had in Africa.

Motorola hopes 3rd time's a charm in antitrust suit against overseas firms

Motorola Mobility is hoping the third time's a charm as it tries to convince a federal court that U.S. antitrust laws apply to overseas companies that do business in the States.

SAP offers new enterprise products to harness IoT data

To help enterprises harness the data generated by the Internet of Things, or IoT, enterprise software giant SAP has unveiled three new IoT products.

Enterprises are not ready for 'bring your own wearables'

Few enterprises are ready for the influx of wearables and other connected devices, according to a survey of 1,646 business and IT professionals by nonprofit IT association ISACA.

Does BYOD improve worker productivity?

One of the hotly debated issues around BYOD is whether it improves worker productivity or not. A recent survey of 566 executives and professionals by cloud services firm Evolve IP indicates that BYOD does improve productivity. I would agree.

News Scan: Android user sues Apple over undelivered text messages; Geisinger to mobilize EHR platform; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 12, including an Android user suing Apple for iMessage deliverability, Geisinger Health System to a mobile electronic health record, Imagination Technologies unveils dual-core processor for wearables, Asia-Pacific enterprises to move beyond "rudimentary" mobility and Singapore regulator probes StarHub's mobile network disruption.

5 hot new business apps: Free Microsoft Office for iOS; Game time for Chromecast; more

The 5 hot new business apps for Nov. 12.

eHarmony finds the perfect match: Mobility and business intelligence

Online dating service eHarmony is marrying mobility and business intelligence to better serve its customers, explains an article at CIO magazine.

Mobility is forcing businesses to rethink how they get and keep customers, says Forrester

Mobility is one of the most disruptive technologies for business in decades. It is forcing businesses to rethink how they win, serve and retail customers, writes Forrester Research analyst Julie Ask.

News Scan: Microsoft to rename Lync platform Skype for Business; Apple to hire enterprise-focused sales force; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 11, including Microsoft making use of the Skype name, Apple gearing up to take over the enterprise, Jawbone's newest products, the effect augmented reality will have across industries and what the outlook is for the consumer location-based services market.

Gartner: Manufacturing, utilities and transportation industry will lead in IoT use next year

Manufacturing, utilities and transportation will be the top three verticals using Internet of Things devices in 2015, with 736 million connected devices in use next year, forecasts Gartner.

Mobile shopping will set records this holiday season, predicts IBM

When it comes to online shopping, the mobile device will be as important a part of the holiday season this year as eggnog and mistletoe.

iPhone 6 boosts Apple in the enterprise, says Good report

The release of the iPhone 6 in September reversed the downward iOS activation trend Good Technology had seen in the enterprise, according to a new report from the enterprise mobility management firm.

News Scan: Uber could raise $25B in next funding round; Coupons.com inks mobile coupon deal with Samsung; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 10, including Uber funding, a deal between Coupons.com and Samsung, Australia's commercial vehicle telematics market to grow 25 percent annually, carrier Wi-Fi to reach $8 billion in revenue by 2019 and 17 percent of marketers have fully integrated mobile into their strategies.

Microsoft chief says productivity in emerging markets will be mobile first

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he expects the take-up of its Office products suite in emerging markets to be mobile first, according to a report by TechCrunch.