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Streaming Music Revenue Up 57% in U.S. in First Half of 2016

The latest figures from the Recording Industry Association of America show "massive growth" in paid subscriptions.

Moto Taking Preorders for Unlocked Moto Z Smartphone

The unlocked version of the Moto Z can be preordered for $699.99. The handset will work with AT&T, T-Mobile and other GSM networks.

Some Surface Pro 3 Tablets Still Experiencing Battery Issues

Last month's firmware update failed to solve the battery drain issue for some Surface Pro 3 owners, who are still getting barely an hour or two between charges.

Apple Unveils Public Version of iOS 10.1 Beta Release

The public beta version follows the developer beta version, which Apple also just released. The full iOS 10 release debuted Sept. 13.  

BlackBerry Offers up to $250 Off Priv, Passport Smartphones

The sale prices are available through Oct. 19. Discounts of 40% are available on Priv and Passport accessories only through Sept. 27.

Nashville Passes ‘One Touch Make Ready’ Ordinance

An ordinance helps Google Fiber, Cisco makes a deal with Salesforce and the OpenDaylight Project has introduced Boron.

A Big Week in the LTE on Unlicensed Spectrum Battle

The long and winding road toward cellular carrier use of unlicensed spectrum took three steps this week.

How IT Tools Can Avoid BYOD Overpayments

With bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoption expected to increase significantly over the next six to 12 months, organizations are struggling to accurately distinguish between their employees' personal usage expenses on their devices and business-related costs, according to a recent survey from Syntonic. The resulting...

The Complexity of Securing Data on Multiple Platforms

The ability to persistently secure any file type across all sharing methods, devices, and storage locations is paramount.

Frontier Airlines Takes Mobility to a Higher Level

The airline replaced outdated mobile devices with tablets that have data plans, sales software and mobile data management to better manage in-flight payments.

Adding Mobile & IoT to Customer Service Platforms

A significant number of CIOs are adding mobile and internet of things capabilities to their customer service platforms to enable location-based marketing.

Smartwatch Market to Hit $17.8 billion in 2020

After a slight uptick this year, smartwatch vendors are expected to more than double their shipments by 2020.

Picking the Right App Approach

Optimizing contact should be the only consideration when considering whether to go with a mobile website, a native app, a hybrid app or any combination of approaches.

Autonomous Vehicles Are Approaching Their Destination

The autonomous vehicle has methodically evolved to the point where it is accepted as a near-term technology.

Samsung Exchanging Exploding Note7 Handsets

Faulty batteries are causing some Note7 phablets to explode. To avoid further incidents, Samsung is urging buyers to exchange them.

Apple's iOS 10 for IT Pros: Let's Get Down to Business

On Sept. 13, millions of iPhones and iPads will be upgraded to iOS 10. Here's what IT pros need to know.

Step Counting Pushes the Wearables Market Past 22M Units in Q2

More fitness-minded folks are counting steps and tracking other health indicators, which is good news for wearables vendors.

Top 20 Enterprise Mobile Apps

These handy enterprise mobile apps help you work more efficiently, productively, and are easy to use on the go.

Managing Mobility Is a Major IT Challenge

Enterprise mobility presents numerous benefits: increased productivity, potential cost savings and improved employee morale. It comes with many potential risks. Between "bill shock" from uncontrolled roaming costs to user negligence causing unmanaged overages to to data loss, managing mobility can be a major challenge....

Verizon One Talk Puts a Mobile Spin on Business Phones

Verizon's latest small business phone service puts desk phone features in the palm of small business workers' hands.

Washington Post Gets Views Into Mobile Performance

The newspaper giant uses log management and analytics technology to ingest structured and unstructured data to gain insights into mobile system performance.

Mobile Workers Ring Death Knell for Office Phones

It's official: The desk phone is going the way of the dodo bird. Millions of American households have ditched landlines and become completely dependent on mobile phones, and businesses are quickly moving in the same direction, as the increasing mobility of employees is pushing desk phones toward obsolescence. Cloud...

Mobile Trends, Drivers and Challenges

Business transformation isn't a buzzword, and nowhere is the concept more apropos than in the mobile arena, where advances and changes are taking place at a rapid and often disorienting rate. Enterprise software firm Aternity recently released its "2016 Mobile Playbook," which draws on industry research from VDC...

When App Performance Draws Constant Complaints

IT departments are feeling increasingly overwhelmed due to ever-expanding corporate networks along with near-insatiable user demand for newer and better apps, according to a recent survey from InfoVista. The accompanying report, titled “Meeting the Network Demands of Changing Generations,” focuses on the...

What Companies Miss With Invisible Payments

Yes, friction-free invisible payments work wonders. But only when something else is highly visible. 

Spiceworks Mobile App Sharpens IT Skills

With a personalized newsfeed, daily challenges, and a helping of the day's top tech stories, Spiceworks' new mobile app helps small business IT pros keep their skills up to snuff.

Is It Time to Write Off Email?

Reports on the death of email may be greatly exaggerated, but many industry leaders are questioning if a shift from traditional on-premise systems to cloud Unified Communications as a service (UCaaS) may be a harbinger of things to come for email. UCaaS is a means to collaboration and productivity and provide ways for...

Crop of 5 New Mobile Devices for Small Business

This year's Mobile World Congress trade show offered small business technology buyers a tantalizing peek at the latest mobile gear—smartphones, tablets, and laptops—that await them in 2016.

Custom Apps Boost Small Business Productivity

Can't find an app that suits your small business' needs? It may be worth building your own, suggests a new study from FileMaker.

Think Mobile Commerce for Small Business Success

It's no longer enough to have an online store. Small business owners must cater to the way consumers shop or risk losing customers. It's time to get on the mobile Web.

RIM Earnings Tumble, CTO, COO and Balsillie Fall Too

Another terrible quarter for the Blackberry as new CEO pin the company's future on the enterprise and not consumers.

Net Applications: Android No. 3 Mobile OS After iOS, Java ME

Stats from Net Applications suggest that the Android OS could be losing share to the Java ME runtime environment, but that could be due to rapid Internet access growth in Asia.

RIM Misses Targets, New Blackberry 10 Phones Delayed

Another rough quarter for the smartphone vendor as delays and competitive challenges set in.

The Dirty Dozen Smartphones: Why IT Admins Should Care

Security firm Bit9 says a majority of smartphones are running out-of-date and insecure operating systems that present a threat to critical business data. It has created a list of 12 of the most vulnerable smartphones. Guess who dominates the list?

RIM Earnings Slide, What's the Playbook Call for Now?

Blackberry maker's revenues and net income decline, as it plans for the future with patents and the PlayBook 2.0.

Why You Need a Tablet PC

OK, you want a tablet PC, but do you really need one? We'll walk you through that decision process and help you decide what to buy.

Apple to Offer SMBs Tech Support Plan for iPads, Macs

Apple is pushing further into the enterprise with a tech support plan called Joint Venture that's aimed at small businesses using iPads and Macs, according to reports.

Good Technology, Sprint Offering Android Mobile Device Management

Mobile management firm Good Technology and Sprint are partnering up to provide mobile security and messaging tools for Android devices.

Dell Introduces Mobile Device Management Services

The made-to-order PC maker continues its transformation from vendor to IT services company with a portfolio of six mobile management services.

Mobile Device Management Firm Zenprise: Push Mobile Apps to Android Tablets, Smartphones

Zenprise introduces new mobile management tools that bring automatic provisioning of apps, presentations and video to Android devices.

5 Key Emerging Trends in the Mobile Cloud Sector

Mobile cloud computing is a hot new trend that's still in its infancy -- but it's not too early for mobile management get up to speed on the pertinent issues impacting this development.

Analyst Perspective: Evaluating an Individual-Liable Mobile Device Policy

Analyst offers insight on the two key drivers pushing mobile management to consider implementing individual-liable device policies as well as perspective on the future of the trend and how it impacts the enterprise.

Mobile Operating System Assessment: Windows Phone 7 Wish List

Our wish list containing the top 7 improvements we'd like to see in Microsoft's new mobile OS.

Top 5 Mobile Trends for 2011

Wireless and mobile computing experts offer their analysis of what the industry can expect to see as hot trends for the next year.

MobileIron 4.0: Mobile Management Software for Secure App Administration

Mobile management software firm releases update that automates mobile app discovery, deployment and security.

Mobile OS Guide: How Apple's iOS 4.2 Transforms the iPad

Everything mobile IT needs to know about how iOS 4.2 impacts the use of the iPad for mobile computing in the enterprise.

7 Ways BES 5.0 Helps Mobile Management Take Care of Business

We highlight seven of the key features of Research In Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 that cover mobile security and mobile management.

Online Shoppers Using Smartphones for the Holidays

The emerging trend of mobile commerce continues to take off as smartphones become more powerful and mobile apps become more sophisticated.

Top 5 BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Features

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 offers mobile management, mobile security and compatibility with major enterprise applications.

Verizon, AT&T Roll Out New Mobile Management Services

Verizon's new mobile management platform makes it easier for mobile office workers to run enterpise applications, while AT&T's mobile device management service aims to ease mobile OS fragmentation challenges.

5 Tips for Sharing Corporate Data and Apps with Mobile Office Workers

We outline five ways mobile management can ensure that corporate data and enterprise apps are being securely and efficiently shared with mobile workers.

Mobile Business Intel to Skyrocket Next Two Years

Mobile business intelligence is one of the most compelling sectors of the mobile app market, with the iPhone and iPad leading the way as the mobile devices of choice for this use.

Mobile Management Software Eases Fragmentation Fiasco for CIOs

MobilityCentral updates improve user interface, scalability and mobile security for mobile IT tasked with supervising mobile devices in the enterprise.

Everything Health Care IT Needs to Know About Deploying iPads

Our mobile management guide to using the iPad in the health care field covers mobile security, mobile apps, remote access issues, configuration tasks, medical imaging and more.

10 Tips for Tricking Out and Optimizing your Android Smartphone

Getting the best performance out of your Android-powered handset isn't just about mobile apps. We provide 10 tips for maximizing the mobile computing power of your Android smartphone.

6 Tips for Modernizing Legacy Apps for Mobile Office Workers

As mobile office workers proliferate in the enterprise, it's important to make sure the old standby apps you use are capable of being leveraged. We outline six tips for bringing legacy apps into the mobile computing era.

Four Essential Considerations for Choosing Voice Communications Management Platforms

We highlight the key steps to selecting a voice communications platform for your enterprise that bridges both voice and data domains.

Seven Windows Phone 7 Factors for Mobile Management to Consider

Windows Phone 7: What's in it for business users? We outline seven key considerations for the enterprise to help mobile IT decide whether to opt in or out.

How the iPad is Changing Mobile Health Care

We highlight the impact the iPad is having on all aspects of the health care field and why it's poised to beat out smartphones and laptops in telehealth services.

Mobile Management Guide to iOS 4.1 and iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1

We outline the key features of the latest update to iOS 4 and the iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1 released by Apple.

MobileIron 3.0 Enhances Multi-OS Smartphone Management Software

MobileIron's 3.0 version includes a Mobility Application Programming Interface, which lets channel partners of MobileIron or enterprise IT staff set up management capabilities for smartphones.

Top 12 Considerations for Selecting Mobile Management Software Solutions

The challenges of overseeing a fragmented mobile landscape can be mitigated with mobile management software. We highlight the critical issues to consider when choosing a third-party solution.

Zenprise Adds Mobile Management Tools for iPad, iPhone

Selective wipe, remote troubleshooting and customizable profile features are new to Zenprise's mobile management software.

Top 5 iPad Deployment Issues for Mobile Management

Answers to five standard questions that mobile IT departments are asking about how iPads can securely join smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices in the enterprise. The answers will help mobile managers equip mobile office workers with iPads without compromising your organizations security.

Mobile IT Guide to iPhone Deployment and Management with Apple's iOS 4

We outline all the steps needed to understand, configure, and use iOS 4's mobile device management service as well as highlight key differences in third-party solutions that work with iOS 4.

Mobile Management Software: Using AirWatch Enterprise Package to Oversee Smartphones

This comprehensive review highlights key features of AirWatch Enterprise Package, which helps mobile IT provision, track and enforce policies on iPhones, Android handsets and Windows Mobile devices.

Mobile IT Guide to Verizon, Motorola, AT&T Mobile Management Services

AT&T, Motorola, and Verizon recently unveiled new or enhanced mobile management solutions -- we highlight the differences in features and target markets.

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Deploying a Mobile Management Solution

We highlight the most common pitfalls mobile IT units make in deploying a mobile management solution -- and tips for how to avoid them.

Why Mobile IT Should Choose Android Smartphones Over iPhones

Android-powered handsets may have the edge compared to the iPhone when it comes to being the best smartphone for small businesses' mobile computing needs.

Top 10 BlackBerry OS 6 Features

As RIM releases more teasers on its new mobile operating system, we outline the best of what's to come in BlackBerry OS 6 and how it all compares to rivals iOS and Android.

Mobile Management Guide to the Mobile Database Market

This report examines the top players in the mobile database market, starting with SQL Server Compact, Oracle Database Lite and IBM DB2 Everyplace.

Mobile Database Management for Mobile Devices

An examination of Sybase SQL Anywhere, which now supports the iPhone, and SQLite wraps up our assessment of top mobile database solutions.

Will Android 3.0 Gingerbread Solve Google's Fragmentation Issue?

How the changing landscape of mobile UIs is impacting mobile management and Google's efforts on addressing mobile Linux Android fragmentation with version 3.0, dubbed Gingerbread.

Mobile Management Guide: Pros and Cons of Top Mobile Operating Systems

A must-read for mobile IT departments that need to work with developers on choosing the best mobile operating system for their business.

Mobile IT Alert: How Mobile Cloud Computing Impacts the Enterprise

An overview of mobile apps supported in the cloud and the key factors driving mobile cloud computing, which include online collaboration, mobile security, HTML 5 and bandwidth issues.

RIM Updates BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Software

A single sign-on feature, separation of business and personal content on BlackBerrys, self-service security tools and expanded Web browser compatibility are all included in the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 software version 5.0.2.

Mobile Management Guide to Mobile CRM Solutions

We highlight the top 5 considerations to weigh when drafting a plan for purchasing and deploying mobile CRM.

Sybase Afaria Preps for iOS 4 with Mobile Security, Mobile Management Tools

As Apple's new mobile platform iOS 4 rolls out, Sybase responds with new Afaria tools that help mobile IT with security and mobile app managment.

iPhone iOS4 Gets an Enterprise Assist From AirWatch

Mobile device management features give IT more iPhone security and configuration control. Meanwhile, Good Technology unwraps compliance solution for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Mobile Management for iPhone, iOS 4 with MobileIron

MobileIron unveils new mobile management tools to work with mobile security and mobile app management features in Apple's iOS 4, out today.

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