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Collaboration platform Huddle brings together cloud, BYOD

As companies become more comfortable with using the cloud, alternative collaboration platforms to the established powerhouses, such as SharePoint, will become more competitive. Will Kelly of TechRepublic took a look at Huddle, one such challenger, and the advantages it has over its competitors.

News Scan: Apple caught off guard; Ruckus mobile app to manage Wi-Fi; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 15, including the iPhone 6 shortage pushing delivery dates back, a new mobile IT app from Ruckus, the future of the driverless vehicle in smart cities, a smartphone only pedestrian lane in a Chinese city and a new mobile advertising network from eBay.

4G LTE brings faster speeds, increased BYOD risks

Although 4G LTE networks promise much faster mobile broadband speeds, they could also open up enterprises to increased security risks, warns Martin Nuss, chief technology officer at Vitesse Semiconductor.

Apple's 'new' NFC-based mobile payment tech in iPhone 6 a decade behind Japan

In its much ballyhooed Sept. 9 event, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models, the Apple Watch and its Apple Pay mobile payments system, which CEO Tim Cook proclaimed as an "entirely new category of service" for the high-tech innovator. In Japan, at least, the reaction to Apple Pay was, "What took you so long?"

Many enterprises lack mobile app security expertise

Many firms do not have mobile application security expertise and remain vulnerable to insecure mobile apps downloaded by employees, warns Dionisio Zumerle, principal research analyst at Gartner.

News Scan: BlackBerry beefs up BYOD bona fides; 5 tips to boost mobile marketing payoff; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 12, including the acquisition BlackBerry made to bolster security, 5 tips for adding value to mobile marketing, the move to secure the IoT, why one FCC official thinks Wi-Fi needs more unlicensed spectrum and the privacy concerns about a large portion of apps.

Workers take their sweet time reporting missing mobile devices

More than 38 percent of employees let up to two days pass before telling employers their mobile devices have been lost or stolen, according to Kaspersky Lab's IT Security Risks Survey 2014.

More mobile security challenges looming with Internet of Things

Enterprises face myriad security challenges from mobile devices, and it's only going to get worse with the Internet of Things, a panel of vendors warned at CTIA's Super Mobility Week.

Mobile M2M: It's not just cellular anymore

When you think of mobile machine-to-machine communications, you usually think cellular connectivity. What about remote areas or the three-quarters of the planet covered by ocean? Well, that's where satellites come in.

5 tips for a successful BYOD strategy

Bring-your-own-device is pretty much a done deal at most organizations now, but that doesn't mean the organization is really getting top value from the practice. Here is advice on how to have a successful BYOD strategy.

News Scan: Google rolls out iOS Sync; Samsung beefs up Knox; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 11, including Google's new enterprise solution for Apple devices, Samsung's fortification of Knox with Centrify, the Gizmox rebrand to Reddo Mobility, an increase in the biometric technology on smartphones and how the Apple Watch will popularize the smart band.

BlackBerry to launch BES 12 in November, complete with ability to manage IoT devices

As part of its effort to focus on enterprise services and technology, BlackBerry is releasing the next iteration of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server platform, the BES 12, in November, complete with the ability to manage Internet of Things devices.

Mobility and mobile apps are 'radically' changing the enterprise, says SAP CEO

LAS VEGAS--Mobility and mobile apps are "radically" changing the enterprise, observes SAP CEO Bill McDermott.

Wheeler at CTIA: Net neutrality, incentive auctions, and the mobile future

For my Editor's Corner, I want to take a deeper dive into FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's keynote Tuesday to kick off CTIA's Super Mobility Week, which I am attending.

News Scan: Dell's virtual smartphone for the enterprise; Apple Watch to spur $53B wearables market; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 10, including Dell's virtual smartphone for the enterprise, Apple's new watch and the fuel it adds to the smart wearables market, Intel's interest in IoT and wearables, gallium nitride devices fueling microwave RF power semiconductor market growth and the $1.2B value of WLAN gear.

Greek travel agency TUI Hellas ditches Windows Mobile PDAs for GLOBO's tablet mobile app

TUI Hellas, a Greek travel agency with 48,000 employees, needed a tablet mobile app for its field sales reps to replace their antiquated Windows Mobile PDAs. The agency turned to enterprise mobility firm GLOBO to find the solution, explains Yiannis Karalis, director of product management at GLOBO.  

Mobile video shackled by poor quality issues, says Alcatel-Lucent chief

Mobile video is being held up by poor performance, with 60 percent of all mobile video suffering from quality issues, says Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent.

Sorry Dick Tracy, you can't make calls with the Apple Watch

While the audience at the launch of the Apple Watch Tuesday was widely enthusiastic, Dick Tracy for one will be disappointed. It doesn't appear you can make phone calls with the snazzy, sparkling new smartwatch without the latest iPhone nearby.

Mobile report reveals drastic shakeups in user behavior

Sharing content on Facebook is getting stingier. The population browing on smaller phones is shrinking. The most mobile social network is Pinterest. And Wi-Fi still beats mobile networks for browsing. Welcome to some of the highlights of the new Adobe 2014 Mobile Benchmark Report.

Augmented reality a step closer to enterprise with SAP app duo

Augmented reality apps are the oft touted future of wearables, but enterprises have so far had few options to employ the technology. German software giant SAP looks to fill the void with the release of two enterprise apps this week that are compatible with Android Wear smart glasses, as well as Google Glass, according to an article from Computerworld.