Fifty-one percent of organizations have an enterprisewide mobility strategy in place with clearly defined initiatives, while 49 percent do not, finds an Illuminas survey, commissioned by Cisco. The survey polled 400 mid-market and enterprise-IT decision makers.
Check out the latest mobile IT news for March 20, including how Muscle Milk is using mobile marketing and March Madness, one expert's take on BYOD for small businesses, the weak demand for I/O modules, Burger King's latest foray into mobility and why Alibaba invested in a messaging app.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 3/5 including: new spectrum licensing paradigms become more common to help out shortage, PayPal's lead in the lackluster mobile wallet market, the reign of tablets as the main reason for the success of smart connected devices in the U.K., CommScope as top wireless DAS gear vendor and the growth of the TD-LTE RAN market.
Five leading UK banks – HSBC, First Direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank – have signed up to integrate Vocalink's Zapp mobile payment service into their existing mobile apps, the BBC reports.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/15 including: Microsoft's latest efforts to pair Surface tablets and retailers for enhanced customer experience, why customer-facing apps are gaining popularity in the enterprise, more on China's multi-billion dollar mobility market, Mercedes' stance as top in an advanced assistance systems assessment and the clear text compromise of mobile payment info for Starbucks stores.
The global radio-frequency identification market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a 22.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018.
Mobile consumers will be the "disruptors" in the financial services market by increasing their use of purpose-built apps that provide focused value, while minimizing their interactions with their primary institution, predicts market research firm IDC.
The retail industry is going online and mobile, according to recent studies conducted by market research firms and the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Mobile commerce transactions are forecast to exceed $3.2 trillion by 2017, up from $1.5 trillion this year, according to the latest research from Juniper Research.
MasterCard and Visa took the opportunity of the Mobile World Congress to launch major mobile payment initiatives this week.