Employees at overseas AT&T call centers stole the names and Social Security numbers of around 280,000 U.S. customers, according to the Federal Communications Commission, which fined the wireless carrier a record $25 million for lax data security practices.
AT&T and CompuCom, a Dallas-based IT infrastructure firm, are partnering on a new enterprise mobility product that pairs AT&T's wireless voice, data and messaging services with CompuCom's mobility products, mobile management services and strategic lifecycle services.
FierceMobileIT has reported on the challenges facing companies and fieldworkers exploring new use cases with mobile tech. But what about using the new tech to update older practices? AT&T announced Thursday a rollout of updates to its Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) service, its popular offering among construction workers, onsite technicians and any other worker who needs to hear radio communications without necessarily being heard themselves.
Microsoft is betting that a unified platform for PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets will make its smartphones more attractive to the enterprise. As part of that effort, Microsoft announced Monday that it will be introducing a flagship Lumia smartphone running Windows 10 later this year.
This year will be an "inflection point" where BYOD devices and malware targeting those devices proliferate in the enterprise, judges Andy Daudelin, vice president of security services for AT&T's Mobile Business Solutions team.
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The ruling last year by a California appeals court about BYOD expense reimbursement has caused consternation among enterprises throughout the country. Any enterprise that allows BYOD should prepare for the implications of the California court ruling, as well as the expansion of the reimbursement requirement to data and to other regions of the country.
To address the growing BYOD market, AT&T is teaming with MobileIron, AirWatch by VMware and Good Technology to offer a new BYOD option that enables firms to add AT&T data, voice and messaging service to their enterprise mobility management platform.
A beta program for a new API has just been opened to AT&T's Premium tier enterprise customers, enabling developers to claim new telephone numbers for their Web servers.
AT&T prepaid mobile service subsidiary Cricket is facing increasing criticism for preventing email sent by some of its customers from being encrypted, reports Ars Technica.