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Enterprise virtual assistant tech may be on the horizon

If Apple and Google get their way, Siri and Google Now might soon vie for attention as your virtual secretary. According to news reports, both smartphone manufacturers are looking at ways connect their virtual assistant technology to enterprise data to give workers a whole new way of accessing company apps and information.

The role of mobile tech in treating mental health issues

Arranging a doctor appointment or checking insurance benefits are a couple of low-risk ways patients can engage with the healthcare supply chain via mobile without putting too much of their personal data at risk. Now, the Guardian's  Conor Farrington wonders if mobile technology can also be used to offer people better access to mental health treatment.

News Scan: New Android malware threat snoops SMS messages; Try mobile app development, but don't overthink it

Read the hottest Mobile IT news for Aug. 12, including a new Android threat that eavesdrops on text conversations, the always growing mobile investment space, a few tips to creating a killer enterprise app, a potential triumvirate in the mobile OS world and OpenTable's plan to streamline the restaurant experience using mobility.

An Apple a day keeps the doctor mobile

Apple is one of the top mobile health solutions providers, based on the popularity of the iPad among medical professionals and the numerous mHealth apps for iPhone users, judges market research firm TechNavio.

Hilton is betting $500M that mobile will give it an edge in the hotel wars

Hilton is investing half a billion dollars in mobile technology to enable guests to choose their room, check in, unlock their door, order room service and check out using their mobile devices.

Infographic: Mobile web searchers are proactive, survey finds

While mobile users spend much of their time with mobile apps, when they do use the mobile web to search, they are very proactive.

News Scan: IBM, Apple team on enterprise mobility; Cognizant computing to transform mobile apps; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 16, including IBM and Apple teaming up to take on an enterprise mobility initiative, the role cognizant computing will have in the transformation of mobile app strategies, how mobility is driving BPM app development in Asia-Pacific, Sports teams employing iBeacons to complement in-stadium SMS and Mobile data traffic propels spending on packet core.

Amazon plunges into MBaaS market with new service launches

Amazon is launching a number of cloud-based products that it hopes will enable to dominate the mobile backend as a service market.

News Scan: Smartphone users want doctor on call; Mobile apps get more time;

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, July 9, including a survey stating patient preference to communicate with doctors using smartphones, statistics rise on mobile app use in smartphone users, the takeoff of cloud app development and management platforms, mobile broadband traffic drives operator use of CSCR platforms and the strong demand for enterprise mobile solutions to drive U.S. and European sales.

Infographic: 6 success factors for a BYOD program

Companies are struggling to deal with the flood of personal devices coming into workplace. Here are six success factors from cloud and mobile security provider Bitglass that IT managers should keep in mind when crafting a BYOD program.