Mobile phone makers and service providers have agreed to add optional kill switch features to smartphones manufactured after July 2015.
There are three important questions that small and medium-sized businesses should ask before allowing BYOD devices into the workplace, advises Matthew Held, CEO and co-founder of Manawa Networks.
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.
Not wanting to cede enterprise momentum to Samsung, Apple recently unveiled a number of new initiatives to expand enterprise use of iOS, including its device enrollment program.
A disturbing 20 percent of BYOD projects will fail by 2016 due to IT's heavy hand, predicts Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/9 including: the mindset surrounding the culture of mobile shopping, the downsides to security concerning Amazon's proposed delivery drones, the increased interest in mobile apps by IT pros, the problem with deploying policies and structuring rules later and AT&T's attempt to save money for those who pay for their own mobile devices.
Things are heating up in the high-tech M&A market, driven by the move to mobility by enterprises and consumers. IBM just inked a deal to buy Fiberlink. Expect more mobility mega-deals in the near future.
The vast majority of employees have no clue what the BYOD policies are at their place of work, a new study from Ipsos MORE reveals.
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.
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.