Wearable devices are the latest disruption to the mobile ecosystem, raising new concerns for businesses around security, privacy and compliance.
The latest wave of wearable mobile technology is on the market, and what's on the market will inevitably try to make its way inside the doors of the enterprise. Organizations that have, until now, had little interaction between the CIO shop and the legal department could soon find the carpet wearing thin between the offices.
The latest mobile IT news for Feb. 11, including the incorporation of Google Glass in both Virgin Atlantic and the NYPD, the Federal Trade Commission's view on consumer data tracking by retailers, Sprint's buyer's remorse in the T-Mobile deal and Google extending its administrator functions to iOS users.
Enterprises will be the initial targets of smartglass vendors, because high prices, low battery battery life and style issues will inhibit smartglass adoption in the consumer market, judges ABI Research.
More than half of the highest performing IT teams have deployed enterprise app stores, according to Accenture.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, Jan 6 including: a recent survey's results pointing to a collective worry for smartphone security, plans for Google Glass integration into the new Hyundai Genesis by 2015, Lenovo's new small ThinkPad tablet designed for the enterprise, Gartner's thoughts on PC and mobile device functions melding and the details on Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 fix on Patch Tuesday.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/16 including: the continuing growth of healthcare apps to help diagnose illness and offer solutions, the need for IT to make Google Glass policy, the many uses for BYOD not involving the office and the question of Android's future as a platform in 2014.
Google Glass is useful as an adjunct device for surgery, but it still has a way to go before it can be a true surgical tool. That is the judgment of Pierre Theodore--a cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center--who has been testing Google Glass in the operating room for three months.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/6 including: benefits of Google Glass for enterprises, hefty fines for Samsung Knox, the Russian opinion of Android smartphones, BlackBerry's focus on software and services and mobile news for Canadians.
While Google Glass has come under fire for privacy and safety concerns, a number of vendors are moving ahead with applications to bring the smart glasses into the workplace.