I saw a disturbing survey today that was carried out by Vision Critical on behalf of security firm Absolute Software. The survey finds that one-quarter of enterprise workers do not think that data security is their responsibility and that they should face no punishment if they lose sensitive corporate data.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/26 including: examples of how brick-and-mortar retailer Walmart's reluctance for mobile advertising is hurting them, the FCC's app for iOS users to test mobile data speeds announced at Mobile World Congress, Almex's rugged tablet for hostile work environments, Sierra Wireless unveils Linux-based platform for M2M apps and BlackBerry's new handsets.
Mobile Internet users in China totaled around 500 million, or 81 percent of all Internet users in the country, in 2013, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center.
Retailers that enable mobile checkout will be able to serve more customers and shorten checkout wait times, reducing lost sales from shoppers who don't want to wait in long lines during the holidays, judges Shailendra Pandey, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media.
Global mobile broadband subscriptions are forecast to exceed two billion in 2013 and eight billion by 2019, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Tuesday, 10/15.
The National Australia Bank has decided to forego installation of desk phones for about 40 percent of its workstations at its new Melbourne office in favor of encouraging employees to bring their own mobile phones to work, according to a report by iT News.
Tablet shipments are expected to increase at a robust 67.9 percent this year to 202 million units, while PC shipments are forecast to drop 10.6 percent this year to 305 million units, according to the latest stats by Gartner.
Close to a quarter of IT decision makers reported that their on-premise PBX phone systems are not flexible enough to meet the needs of mobile and remote workers, according to a survey of 308 IT professionals by Dimensional Research on behalf of RingCentral.
In the 2013 first quarter, shipments of smartphones surpassed those of feature phones for the first time, according to research firm IDC.