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The Open Interconnect Consortium and the AllSeen Alliance are both generating traction in a quest to become the primary IoT standard.
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Security remains a concern for companies considering or implementing a BYOD program. One solution to improve the security of mobile devices is biometrics, the use of human characteristics, such as fingerprints, for identification.
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The recently launched BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 could be the key to the struggling mobility firm turning around its business fortunes.
As programs like BYOD become more accepted and more frequently deployed, the number of use cases for companies to follow or refer to increases as well. Dave Cartwright, a 20-year veteran in the IT industry, outlines the "essential checklist" that companies and employees can follow to secure their own mobile device programs.
BlackBerry will need to line up more partnerships like the one it signed recently with Samsung to provide a security mobility product for Android.
Samsung says that the overheating issue with its Gear VR virtual reality headset has been largely solved in the run-up to release of the headset to consumers next month, reports Re/code.