Monitoring services are expected to fuel growth in the mobile health market, which Grand View Research forecasts will reach $49.1 billion by 2020, up from $1.95 billion in 2012.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 3/12 including: mobile contactless transactions on the rise and what role Visa and Mastercard are playing in this, the closing of hundreds of Staples stores due to mobile push, what's going on in the tablet shipment market for the Middle East and Africa, why IT channel firms need to seize enterprise mobility opportunity according to TechTarget and what's going on with V2V and V2X communication systems.
While Intel, Marvell, MediaTek, Qualcomm and Nvidia announced their first 64-bit mobile processors at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Android smartphones running 64-bit chips are unlikely to hit the market before the second half of the year, judges ABI Research.
Doctors are increasingly using mobile devices to provide patient care, yet many healthcare organizations do not have a mobile technology policy in place, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Quick rundownon the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/10 including: the new mobile taskforce at the FCC, a push for native advertising versus banner ads in mobile, mobile payment system Paym unveiled by U.K. banks, Chinese making up over half of mobile handset shipments next year and Samsung's role as supplier of Apple's new A8 chip in smartphones.
Not wanting to cede enterprise momentum to Samsung, Apple recently unveiled a number of new initiatives to expand enterprise use of iOS, including its device enrollment program.
Call and text alerts along with caller ID are the most popular features that consumers want for their smartwatches, according to a survey by ABI Research.
A majority of enterprises surveyed by Infonetics Research said that they are deploying mobile device security products in order to "effectively handle mobile application control and mixed personal and business use."
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 3/7 including: how BYOD could help the enterprise Windows XP upgrade, 200 exabytes of mobile data traffic in the next five years, tool allows hackers to add malicious code to Android apps, increased Wi-Fi risks in Europe and Google's possible hand in the drop of the Android/Windows tablet by Asus.
Brazil, which is hosting the World Cup this year, is not ready to handle the mobile traffic that will be generated by all of the fans crowding into the various stadiums around the country, warns Infonetics Research.