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.
Founded in 2011 by Bill Seibel, Mobiquity focuses on helping firms make the most out of the mobile universe. Seibel recently shared his thoughts with FierceMobileIT about where the IT world has been and where it is going, with mobility generating the next wave of technological change.
Just as you were getting used to the idea of permitting BYOD comes word that the average smartphone user has over two dozen apps per device, nearly all of which pose security or privacy concerns.
Armor5, a cloud-based BYOD security startup, has raised $2 million in seed financing from Citrix, Nexus Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures.
Nearly three out of five enterprises believe that BYOD represents a problem for their organizations, according to a survey of 162 enterprises conducted by Osterman Research on behalf of Dell.
A poorly implemented BYOD strategy could result in accidental data disclosures due to a porous boundary between work and personal data, and as a result of more business information being held in an unprotected manner on consumer devices, warned the Information Security Forum.
Symantec has launched a new mobile app that provides a console for monitoring and protecting network security, including personally owned mobile devices accessing the network.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published draft guidelines that outline the baseline security technologies that mobile devices should include to protect the information they handle.