Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 12/12 including: the boost of high-speed wireless device shipments, what the Yankee Group predicts for the consolidation of the mobile market, predictions for WLAN investment, Japan's coming for American app revenue full force and how an advertising software development kit is opening up security holes in Android devices/
Just as you were getting used to the idea of permitting BYOD comes word that the average smartphone user has over two dozen apps per device, nearly all of which pose security or privacy concerns.
As part of Michael Dell's new strategy to refocus the company he founded on enterprise software and services, Dell launched its first comprehensive enterprise mobility management product on Wednesday.
Over the next few years, enterprise software providers will focus more on providing "enterprise-class support" for mobile data and applications on top of existing mobile architectures, predicts market research firm Gartner.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/10 including: Apple's new patent for curved devices, mid-range smartphones' new powerful chip, the latest from Linux, stats on mobile vs PC browsing and the huge boost the smartwatch market will see through 2018.
Juniper Research became the latest research firm to forecast an exploding wearable devices market, predicting that 130 million devices will ship by 2018, ten times higher than estimated this year.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/9 including: the mindset surrounding the culture of mobile shopping, the downsides to security concerning Amazon's proposed delivery drones, the increased interest in mobile apps by IT pros, the problem with deploying policies and structuring rules later and AT&T's attempt to save money for those who pay for their own mobile devices.
Wearable devices need clearer use cases for widespread adoption, judges Paul Brown, director of Strategy Analytics' user experience innovation practice.
Mobile consumers will be the "disruptors" in the financial services market by increasing their use of purpose-built apps that provide focused value, while minimizing their interactions with their primary institution, predicts market research firm IDC.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 12/6 including: Apple's stance at the top of the smartphone maker chart, Plantronics plans to expand in the wearable device market, Google's efforts to cater to Android and iOS with Chrome apps toolkit, 802.11ad and the speed of connecting device as well as a mysterious new smartphone operated by fingerprint scanner.