While Apple launched its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 last week to much fanfare, consumers aren't convinced that they a need the latest iPad or any tablet for that matter.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Oct. 20, including the U.S. enterpise spending on managed mobility services to grow more than 17 percent per year, enterprise mobility management market to reach $9.6 billion in 2018, mobile commerce set to take off in India according to Gartner, outdoor small cell deployment spurs millimeter wave equipment market and cheaper smartphone sales boost on-cell TFT LCD touch panel shipments.
Fueled by the launch of Apple Pay, interest in mobile payments and mobile commerce will take off over the next few years. As a result, mobile commerce revenue will reach 50 percent of U.S. digital commerce revenue by 2017, predicts Gartner.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is working on mobilizing its highly classified SIPRNet network so that soldiers in the field can use smartphones to send and receive classified information securely, according to Acting DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 16, including the apps Microsoft released for its Dynamic NAV enterprise resource planning platform, the ongoing battle between DAS and small cell vendors, the expected increase in CAGR for tablet RF power amplifiers, the expected shipments on smartphones for this year and who is buying 73 percent of the high-res LCDs.
Strong demand for portable PCs and desktops in the enterprise space helped compensate for weak demand for tablets in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in overall growth in the smart connected device market in Western Europe, according to market research firm IDC.
The use of smaller mobile devices--such as rugged handheld computers and smartphones--to support line-of-business workers across numerous sectors is on the rise, explains VDC Research.
Smartphone shipment growth will slow in the coming years, especially in mature markets, while emerging markets will continue to be a strong market for smartphone shipments, predicts IDC.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Aug. 28, including the key to educating new hires on company BYOD policy, the latest in the Samsung and Apple court drama, a tagalong announcement with the iPhone 6, how RFID products are changing an industry and the retail ecosystem and electronic shelf labels.
Railways worldwide are increasingly using mobile ticketing--enabling passengers to purchase and board trains using their smartphones and tablets.