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.
China is forging ahead with mobility, both on the consumer and enterprise fronts.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/10 including: poll results for e-commerce in France show an increase in online shopping, Apple's climb in enterprise and government spending, Yahoo's acquisition of startup Aviate and what that means for the enterprise, OpenPeak's cloud-based mobility tool that helps out enterprise BYOD policies and Citrix's acquisition of Framehawk to increase business app availability.
In 2014, Apple will step into the enterprise void being left by struggling BlackBerry, predicts Bill Seibel, founder of mobility firm Mobiquity.
Enterprises are failing to implement strong mobile security policies due to a lack of awareness about the security risks posed by BYOD devices, judges Arun Bhattacharya, senior director of product marketing for enterprise mobility at CA Technologies.