Mobile and cloud-based technology will enable commercial fleet telematics to run on consumer smartphone platforms in the coming years, reducing the need for enterprises to buy expensive telematics hardware for their new trucks, predicts ABI Research.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/3 including: the desire of consumers for in-store mobile payment options, a restaurant chain's plans to invest in over 100 grand tablets for tables, drones that will deliver your packages, smart shipments high in Western Europe and the fate of the 2G and 3G spectrum.
Unguarded machine-to-machine endpoints could lead to network security breaches, malware infection and data leaks for enterprises, warns Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst for enterprise mobility at Current Analysis, in an IT Connection blog.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/21 including: the continued growth of Windows Phone's reputation in the enterprise, voice over LTE jump in SBC deployments, advice to U.S. banks when speaking on mobility, why you shouldn't buy a smartwatch for a holiday gift and the increase of car shipments with safety/security telematics.
Machine-to-machine communications "as a service" will be one of the key enterprise tech trends for 2014, predicts Verizon.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 11/19 including: Android's market share growth, the shift between Black Friday and Cyber Friday, the mobility market in the Asia-Pacific to double by 2017, the future of M2M connections and the latest from Linux.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 11/18 including: Oracle's new acquisition of startup Bitzer Mobile, the state of the U.K. in BYOD world, Ford's mobile app development program growth, billionaire investor Carl Icahn's beef with Apple and more disappointment stemming from iPhone 5C.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/14 including: Qualcomm's new $10 million prize offering to researchers who create a device that can diagnose 15 diseases, the lack of funding to BYOD programs and research, Global M2M Association expanding horizons, the KNOX partner program launched by Samsung and the use of mobile devices for holiday shopping this season.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/13 including: China's Keen Team breaching iPhone security, a far more intelligent smartphone than the user in the coming years, an increasing correlation between mobile device usage and DPI, China's telematics market and the fate of smartglasses.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 11/11 including: Connected device predictions by 2020, U.S. adult opinions on wearable tech devices, the inventor of Apple's Siri has a new project for Samsung, Leap's downfall and China Mobile's astounding profit.