UK mobile operator Vodafone is teaming with Skypatrol, a U.S.-based provider of GPS tracking for vehicles, to provide tracking services for vehicle fleets, construction equipment, and oil and mining operations.
More than a quarter of all businesses worldwide are now using machine-to-machine technology, according to the latest M2M Barometer report prepared by Circle Research for European telecom provider Vodafone.
A novelty a few years ago, BYOD has matured, becoming a mainstay of many enterprises and an ongoing challenge for IT departments.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 8, including the mobile payment plan in the UK for Vodafone, one firm's plans to use wireless systems in mussel farming, machine-to-machine communications and their effect on MVNO, the growth in the wireless packet core market and the latest financing boost for Wellframe.
Telecom operator Vodafone has informed the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner that it suffered a data breach in which people with a temporary password were able to access private information of other customers, according to a report by Stuff.
The first annual report of the telco's binding legal obligations to some 29 countries gives a chilling account of the extent to which it must prostrate itself to act as those countries' tools.
After pledging to protect customer data, French telecom firm Orange admits to its second major data breach this year.
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.
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.
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.