Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 23, including the lack of investment in mobile by retailers for the holiday season, where wearables will likely flourish, the rise of contextually aware apps, how much the mobile market means to North America and pulsed RF power devices and who is using them.
The top news stories for Sept. 19, 2014.
Augmented reality apps are the oft touted future of wearables, but enterprises have so far had few options to employ the technology. German software giant SAP looks to fill the void with the release of two enterprise apps this week that are compatible with Android Wear smart glasses, as well as Google Glass, according to an article from Computerworld.
Check out the hottest stories for Sept. 9, including the key to the femtocell market, the expected surge in mobile video ad spending, wearables as a standalone device, Twitter looks to directly monetize its feeds with a "Buy" button and the huge drop in upfront price for the Fire phone.
Wearables seem to be all the rage on tech media catwalks, but not so much with the general public. The problem: concerns about privacy. Still, offer consumers coupons or discounts, or help them with health and lifestyle maintenance, and you're half way there.
Enterprises need to begin crafting policies in order to harness the productivity benefits of wearables while ensuring that sensitive data is secure and privacy rights protected. These policies should be based on existing BYOD policies, yet take into account some of the unique attributes of wearables.
Wearables are sensors dedicated to interpreting you and the world from your perspective. Pervasive sensors, on the other hand, sit in places throughout the environment where they study and respond to you when you're in the vicinity.
CIOs that want to be true strategic partners and lead their organizations to digital transformation need to be abreast of six emerging technologies, according to Gartner.
Wearables are better suited to a fast-paced workplace than smartphones, argues Jared Banyard, Android developer at Lua.
As wearables make their way into the workplace, IT departments must develop new BYOx policies that protect the company and its assets. Joe Siegrist offers advice on what such policies should include.