Stung--like numerous tech companies--by criticisms and accusations of providing the government with too much data access, Microsoft announced plans this week to encrypt customers' information traveling on MS services.
Apple's enterprise offerings with iOS 7 are "not terribly innovative" compared with services currently offered by enterprise mobility management firms, opening the enterprise door to Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, judges ABI Research senior analyst Jason McNicol.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/22 including: the increase of mobile shopping in consumers from the U.K., one medical center's iPhone giveaway to nurses, benefits of the mobile industry in Latin America, that time Texas sued mobile content providers for false advertising and the latest on Microsoft's takeover of Nokia.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/20 including: controlling presentations via Windows Phone 8 devices, domination of iPad users in mobile online sales, retailers beef up mobile technology and strategy, the effect BYOD, MDM, big data and app management have on enterprise mobility and the latest in the Samsung/Apple patent case.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/15 including: Isis's expanding reach, Samsung's plan for flexible display smartphone in the coming year, Microsoft's jump to number one with help from Nokia, areas marketers are missing out and the urging of the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to the cell phone industry concerning the unlocking of cellular devices.
Microsoft does not encrypt its server-to-server data communications, a senior Microsoft official told a European parliament committee this week, Ars Technica reports.
This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is issuing eight security bulletins, including three critical bulletins for vulnerabilities affecting Windows and Internet Explorer, which could enable an attacker to gain control of the vulnerable systems.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/8 including: mobile communications spending in the enterprise, Sephora's attempt to make mobile customers first priority, the newest innovation from Office, a halt in Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch shipments and the continuing legal battle between Apple and Samsung.
Microsoft is warning about attackers targeting a zero-day vulnerability in a graphics component that impacts Windows, Office and Lync and issued an interim "Fix-It" workaround until a comprehensive solution is ready.
Quick takes on mobile news for Tuesday, 11/5 including: tips for preparing for the use of Google Glass and smartwatches, Surface Pro 2's battery life, updates for iPass and Windows Phone 8, Latin American demand for mobile commerce and BYOD policies in the federal government.