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IBM's new Verse collaborative email tool is optimized for mobile

IBM's new enterprise email solution Verse, which combines cloud, analytics, social and security technology, could be the next big thing for mobile workers.

Companies that go to the extreme with mobility

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 fills in the enterprise mobility gap left by receding BlackBerry

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.

Going BYOD: Don't chuck your legacy infrastructure just yet

Companies that are adopting BYOD often face an expensive and complicated process of integrating iOS and Android devices into their existing Windows-based infrastructure.

Drug firm Acorda deploys EMC Syncplicity for secure file sharing

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.

Turning mobility challenges into productivity opportunities

There are ways for turning lemons into lemonade when it comes to BYOD program hurdles. Here are five recipes for success.

News Scan: Cisco tests enterprise collab app; Facebook to launch Facebook at Work; more

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.

Custom enterprise apps the way of the future, says Accellion

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.

FierceMobileIT's 2014 Fierce15: Extreme Mobility

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's partnership with Samsung a step in the right direction for struggling firm

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.

Cortana: Coming soon to an iPhone and Android near you?

Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.

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.