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BlackBerry backs Boeing in Black phone project

To address the stringent data security requirements in highly regulated industries, BlackBerry is teaming with Boeing in the aerospace giant's project for a highly secure Android-based smartphone known as the Black phone.

Boeing acquires records management company AerData Group

If ever there's a place you want to see an impeccable records management system in use, it's the aviation industry.  Boeing  announced this week it is acquiring Netherlands-based  AerData Group  for an undisclosed sum.  AerData provides integrated software for managing airplane leasing, maintenance and other fleet records.

News scan: Boeing goes Black; Burger King not serving SMS the customer's way; More

Check out the latest in mobile IT news for Feb. 27, including the unveiling of the Boeing Black smartphone, how Burger King could improve its customer communication, predictions about the eventual decline of the smartphone market, the future of LTE across the globe and the rise of wireless gigabit connections.

Expected FAA move long overdue

By the end of this month, a Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel is expected to recommend removing most restrictions on using mobile devices on airplanes, the New York Times is reporting.

Spotlight: Cisco kicks off new security services division

IT behemoth Cisco this week unveiled a new security services division.

Boeing links industrial control data with business IT network

The Boeing Company has developed a new approach for linking business IT networks with industrial-control systems, and the initiative has spurred a standards initiative that could enable a new kind of virtual private network.

Alaska Airlines tries WiFi service

Alaska Airlines launched a trial of in-flight WiFi service last week on some of its Boeing 737-700 planes. The system makes use of Row 44's satellite technology to power the on-board WiFi

Virtual server sprawl can kill cost savings

At Gartner's annual datacenter conference last week, a Boeing computing infrastructure architect delivered a sobering confirmation of what we have already known or at least suspected for some time.

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