Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for April 11, including the rise of the corporate email due to enterprise mobility, Google's attempt to safeguard independent apps, the ineffectiveness of mobile games when staying relevant, wireless making its way into European buildings and the explosion in indoor location installations.
Fueled by enterprise mobility and the increasing BYOD trend, the mobile security market is forecast by Visiongain to be $4.5 billion this year.
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.
The IT landscape is being reshaped through acquisitions and partnerships among traditional IT and cloud players as they try to meet the new demands of enterprise mobility, as well as through the development of mobile-first companies.
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S5 and the second version of its Knox mobile security platform at the Mobile World Congress as part of an effort to gain a greater share of the enterprise mobility market--a market left open by BlackBerry's stumbles.
Security, product quality and downtime concerns are holding back manufacturers from deploying wireless machine-to-machine systems, judges market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
With little mobile experience, Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, will need to turn Microsoft's fortunes around in the mobility space or risk losing its dominant position in enterprise IT.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/5 including: the hefty spending on mobile devices by IT, Samsung's estimates on BYOD and corporate-liable mobile users, Juniper's predictions for the augmented reality products market, WLAN's impact on enterprise edge revenue and the increase of Apple iOS' tablet market share.
For me, BlackBerry makes a convincing case that it will continue to be the go-to mobility solution for enterprises in regulated industries, such as financial, healthcare and defense, as well as government customers. But that will confine it to a niche market. For industries where BYOD is widespread and usability is paramount, I don't see BlackBerry making a comeback, either in terms of handsets or enterprise mobility platform.
NetMotion Wireless recently hired a new CEO, Erik Prusch, who was formerly the CEO of wireless company Clearwire. Prusch is still getting used to his new role as the head of an enterprise mobility management firm, but said that BlackBerry's struggles in the smartphone market, particularly as it has confronted the bring-your-own-device phenomenon, highlights how fast mobile technology and tastes can change.