As I take over the helm here at FierceContentManagement from my buddy Ron Miller, I find it somewhat serendipitous that one of the major business stories this week concerns two (and a half) things near and dear to my heart. Mobile devices and what content this way comes.
In a market where Internet value can be tuned up or down and prices can be tuned to match, you don't need to be a monopoly to prosper.
Mobility will be a key aspect of AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of satellite TV provider DirecTV, company executives said during a conference call about the transaction on Monday.
AT&T's strategic business services suite, including cloud and Ethernet, will be the key growth engine for the enterprise services business, but they have yet to surpass legacy service losses.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 29, including why smartwatches aren't what you think, how the racist comments allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling are starting to affect business, what P&G is spending its shrinking ad budget on, how AT&T is bringing 4G LTE to your flight and why Microsoft will not be using the Microsoft Mobile moniker.
While AT&T is often on the provider side of bring-your-own-device, the U.S. carrier has also undertaken a massive BYOD program within its own ranks. Through that process, the company learned a number of valuable lessons for enterprises implementing their own BYOD, Sundhar Annamalai, executive director of AT&T Advanced Mobility, told an audience here at the CITE Conference.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 16, including Facebook's expanding mobile payment presence in Ireland, just how much Western European healthcare providers are shelling out this year for clinical mobility, fitness wearables driving big data adoption by healthcare organizations, the strong performance by U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 and the predicted growth of the mobile education market.
AT&T added another win to its IP-based VPN portfolio by securing a new contract with Frankfurt-based construction company Hilti that's designed to enhance the customer's retail sales process.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 3/14 including: the approved acquisition of prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless by AT&T, the new iOS update's features may help enterprises, the rise of the wireless smart home monitoring devices, Bosch takes the crown from STMicroelectronics as top MEMS supplier and finally... BYOx--bring your own anything.
Smart city projects, which use machine-to-machine communications and platforms to automate transportation systems, traffic and parking management and utilities, among other things, were a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress.