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Survey: BYOD concerns go unresolved, IT pros want to disconnect

Nearly three-fourths of IT professionals believe company data is at risk due to BYOD devices, yet a large majority report there is no personal device management in place at their organization, says a survey by IT solutions and staff provider TEKsystems.

Time to rethink 'universal service' in a mobile world

Since the 1996 act, the mobile world has exploded and phone services is available coast to coast. I agree with CTIA that the whole idea of universal service needs to be rethought in the second decade of the 21st century.

News Scan: Walmart's low-cost mobile banking; Huge markup for iPhone 6 Plus; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 24, including Walmart's low-cost mobile banking offer to customers, Apple's $100 markup for iPhone 6 Plus, VoLTE fueling an IMS land rush, Adobe's acquisition of photo editing software Aviary and half of Apple mobile device users have upgraded to iOS 8 after a week of deployment.

Enterprises most satisfied with mobility when investing in custom apps, app stores, MAM

Enterprises that are most satisfied with their mobile programs invest in custom applications, enterprise app stores, and mobile app management, according to a survey of 100 mobile executives by Gatepoint Research on behalf of enterprise mobile app firm Apperian.

Growing links between cloud networks, mobile devices spur demand for RF test gear

Links between cloud networks and mobile devices are increasing, creating more complex device-under-test requirements. To handle these requirements, radio frequency test equipment is needed, says market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

IP telephony services with mobile integration a top enterprise priority, survey finds

IP telephony services with mobile integration and single number reach options are among the top collaboration technology deployments planned by enterprises over the next 12 months.

News Scan: Online retailers not investing in mobile; Enterprise use of wearables to surge; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 23, including the lack of investment in mobile by retailers for the holiday season, where wearables will likely flourish, the rise of contextually aware apps, how much the mobile market means to North America and pulsed RF power devices and who is using them.

First steps to a secure BYOD program

Organizations continue to embrace BYOD practices in large numbers, but many fail to put key safeguards in place to keep data and networks secure.

Annoying in-flight cellphone calls unite Dems and GOP on Capitol Hill

Apparently there is at least one issue that unites Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill--annoying cellphone conversations on airplanes.

Lack of trust continues to vex BYOD programs, survey finds

One of the longstanding impediments to getting a BYOD program off the ground is lack of trust between employer and employee. Even with wide recognition of BYOD as a valid mobile effort, the most well thought-out and structured programs will be derailed if employees don't trust their organizations and adopt the strategy.

News Scan: Curved displays and smartphone innovation; Medical ID in iOS 8 could be life saver; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 22, including how the curved display will affect mobile devices, why iOS 8 and its medical history function could come in handy, the shuffling of the C-suite at Oracle, beacon messaging and its effect on app users and the security strength brought along by BYOx.

More enterprises are using selective wiping to protect corporate data, employee privacy

More enterprises are using selecting wiping of mobile devices as a way to protect corporate data while safeguarding employee privacy, according to a study by Fiberlink, IBM's mobile device management unit.

5 factors managers need to consider in managing remote workers

More and more employees are doing their work outside of the traditional office. This can increase employee satisfaction, but it presents challenges to managers who must manage a dispersed workforce.

Telecommuters want to be 'good citizens' at work, study finds

Telecommuters can be more productive and are willing to go the extra mile to be good "corporate citizens," according to a new study by a group of academic researchers.

News Scan: Men lose mobile phones more often than women; Red Hat buys FeedHenry for $81.5M;

Check out the hottest Mobile IT news for Sept. 19, including who wins the missing mobile device battle of the sexes, the big acquisition of FeedHenry, job cuts at Ericsson, the gaming company paying a fine for breaking COPPA and PayPal Here coming to the Android.

Samsung says to employees: Go around your admin and deploy KNOX yourself

In an apparent effort to encourage employees to go around their IT admin, Samsung is making its KNOX mobile security platform available for free directly to enterprise users who have a Samsung Galaxy S5 or a Samsung Note 4 and have access to a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, the company announced on its blog.

Apple defiant about protecting iPhone data even in the face of government warrant

Apple will not turn over data from iPhones to the government even in the face of a warrant, the company said in its new privacy policy.

Verizon, AT&T dominate red-hot LTE market, says Ovum

Verizon Wireless and AT&T account for more than one-third of global LTE subscriptions, which reached 250 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest stats from Ovum.

News Scan: BBM's new mobile payment features; Swrve pockets $10M;

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 18, including the expansion plans BlackBerry has for BBM uses, a new financing round for mobile marketing startup Swrve, the moves banks are making to convince wary Europeans on mobile payments, where white-box devices are going to flourish and the effect 4G LTE will have on the fixed wireless market.

Remote-wipe BYOD policies have potential to backfire

Simply wiping things clean may work wonders for your kitches appliances, but it is a crude--at best--policy for mobile device security.