Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, April 23 including home screen customization apps becoming the next mobile obsession, BlackBerry's BES 10 security patch for Heartbleed vulnerability, the surge in marketing budgets this year according to IDC, increased investment by mobile operators in deep packet inspection and IP multimedia subsystem as an alternative to UC in the enterprise.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 4/4 including: T-Mobile's $100 credit offer to BlackBerry customers, the lack of ability to make calls and web browse simultaneously on the Sprint Spark, Google encourages CIOs to get ready for wearables and embrace BYOD, who will dominate the BYOD security market and the decision of Mozilla's new CEO to step down because of his stance on same-sex marriage.
There is more bad news for BlackBerry. Following BlackBerry's report of a net loss of $5.9 billion and a 38 percent revenue decline for its most recent fiscal year comes a Ponemon Institute survey that finds close to half of financial services IT pros plan to phase out BlackBerry completely by next year.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 4/2 including: T-Mobile's unfortunate advertising that has BlackBerry pulling their license to sell BB products, mobility's role in demand for WLAN equipment, MEMS microphones to top $1 billion in revenue due to demand from smartphone makers, how mobility is changing the B2B marketing path and the efforts of Zatarain's to engage customers by using in-store beacons.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/31 including: breaking news as the most important mobile news app for consumers, injunction on Seacrest-backed Typo's iPhone keyboard, struggle over BYOD in Australia, stats predicting kill switches on smartphones could save billions for consumers and the growth of the remote patient montoring market.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 3/28 including: the Enterprise Mobility Suite unveiling by Microsoft this week, BlackBerry CEO makes cuts due to profit and revenue decline, the value of tablets, the growth of the outdoor small cell gear market and stats on headphone/smartphone connections.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for March 25, including BlackBerry's plans to make money from BBM, the potential dying out of Microsoft Office, non-trucking commercial fleets increasingly turning to telematics, the expected improvements for the wearable device battery industry and the growing market for tablet hybrids.
Server backup software--something of a commodity enterprise IT product--appears to be creeping in on the greener mobile device management market. For CIOs, this may mean bundled solutions are on the horizon or a crossover product, mobile device backup/data protection, could gain popularity as vendors attempt to cross sell these solutions to the enterprise, says Nikolay Yamakawa, a 451 Research analyst.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT stories for Friday, 3/21 including: the hot demand for VoLTE services by carriers, tests for Android phone use in the traditionally pro-BlackBerry White House has begun, why mobile paid search bargains is ending, BlackBerry's plan to sell more than 3 million square feet of real estate in Canada and the use of iBeacons to offer ticket upgrades to sports fans in the nosebleed section.
Rather than approving or banning mobile applications as employees attempt to download them to devices, some chief information officers are turning to mobile application stores to streamline application management.