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Enterprises look to one operator to provide both mobile, fixed-line services

Enterprises are increasingly looking for one carrier to provide both mobile and fixed-line telecommunication services--traditional services such as telephony and advanced services such as unified communications, observes John Delaney, associate vice president for mobility at IDC Research.

News Scan: Microsoft beefs up Windows Phone security; Verizon closes $130B deal with Vodafone; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 2/24 including: what Microsoft is doing to enhance security with next Windows Phone update, what Verizon paid to get the rest of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone, investment of mobile web/video optimization goes up, P&G's emotional strategy works in the hearts of Superbowl and Olympics viewers and the increase of product purchases via smartphones in the U.K.

Competitive advantage is top driver for enterprises to adopt M2M, survey finds

The pursuit of competitive advantage is the number one driver for enterprises to adopt machine-to-machine services, according to a survey of IT purchase decision makers at 163 North American enterprises by market research firm Infonetics.

News Scan: HR to embrace mobility; Africa's slow start with enterprise mobility; more

Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/28 including: HR departments' embrace of mobility in 2014, a slow but hopeful adoption of mobility in Africa, what Verizon and Vodafone shareholders have agreed to in the Verizon Wireless deal, Android's stake in the embedded device market and what the Dell'Oro group predicts for the future of the microwave transmission gear market.

Top 20 mHealth players generated $2.8 billion in revenues last year, says Visiongain

The top 20 players in the mobile health market generated $2.8 billion in revenues last year, according to market research firm Visiongain.

Swisscom backup tapes containing personal data stolen

Four backup tapes containing 600,000 phones numbers, medical appointments, and invitations to social events, as well as 14,500 employee emails were stolen from Swisscom, Switzerland's largest carrier, and given to the Neue Zuercher Zeitung newspaper, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Report: Verizon to pay whopping $130 billion for rest of Verizon Wireless

Verizon is close to inking a deal to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for a whopping $130 billion, according to sources consulted by Bloomberg.

Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, Vodafone top Informa's connected car rankings for carriers

Deutsche Telekom, Sprint and Vodafone top the rankings of carriers in the connected car market, according to the latest report from Informa Telecoms & Media.

Cheaper prices, improved efficiency fueling enterprise M2M adoption

Half of organizations will adopt machine-to-machine communications by 2015, according to a survey by Circle Research and Analysys Mason of 327 executives involved in setting M2M strategy.

IT execs cite enterprise mobility as 'game changer'

Enterprise mobility was identified as a "game changer" for the 1,100 IT executives surveyed by enterprise communications provider CommScope last month. Close to half of respondents said that the widespread use of mobile technology in the enterprise is a game-changer for IT.