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New Windows 10 Mobile Preview Puts E-books on Edge Browser

Users can now read EPUB e-books on Windows Mobile's Edge browser and check out the new UWP app rendering tech.

Mobility's Still Not a Given in the Workplace

Businesses are still more likely to issue desktop PCs than smartphones or tablets, Gartner finds.

10 Galaxy S8 Features to Help Samsung Restore Its Mobile Market Cred

Samsung has suffered a rough 2016, dealing with intense competition while having to do damage control on its brand image after Galaxy S7 notes with defective rechargeable batteries started catching fire and exploding. One way Samsung is trying to recover is by ramping up development of the next edition of its flagship...

Driverless Cars: I Am Out of the Office. Let’s Do a Meeting

News this week included driverless cars, 4G smartphone markets, browser wars, VoIP protection and fake phones.

'Gooligans' Malware Infects More Than 1.3 Million Android Devices

The "Gooligan" Trojan horse, which compromises older Android devices and attempts to download other programs for affiliate fees, has given criminal operators access to more than 1 million Google accounts, according to security firm Check Point Software.

Apple Must Make iPhone 8 Fine Enough to Drive a 'Super Sales Cycle'

NEWS ANALYSIS: The next iPhone might have a curved screen, wireless charging and an OLED display, or it might not have any of those things depending on who you believe.

Microsoft Eases Data Sharing on Android With Clip Layer App

A new Microsoft app called Clip Layer allows users to select, copy and share practically any content that appears on an Android screen.

4G Smartphones to Cross 1 Billion Milestone This Year

IDC forecasts that 4G smartphone shipments will pass 1 billion units for the first time by the end of the year.

Ecommerce Traffic Spiked on Black Friday: Verizon

Shoppers are flooding the Internet this holiday shopping season in search of deals. Surprisingly, traffic attributable to mobile devices dipped slightly.

Kony Opens Development Platform

Kony has now embarked on an omni-channel approach to build applications by opening the core engine inside its development platform, Nitro, to multiple web application development frameworks.

Creating a Positive Environment for Remote Workers

The four walls of the enterprise have all but disappeared as digital technology has taken hold. Today, about one-quarter of U.S. employees work remotely at any given moment, and that figure is expected to rise further in the months and years ahead. This, of course, is driving profound changes in the business...

For iOS More than Android, Failure Is an Option

The physical nature of smartphones has been front and center since the Galaxy Note 7 began catching fire and forced a humiliating and costly recall by Samsung, but iOS may be more troublesome.

China Lent the Smartphone Market Momentum in Q3: Gartner

Huawei and Oppo made big gains while Samsung faced struggles related to with its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

Ericsson: Smartphone Subscriber Numbers Continue Exploding

News this week includes smartphone subscriber numbers, laptop phase-outs, Cisco's hardware blues, thinking machines, and a Verizon-XO deal.

5G Takes Shape

5G is coming. That’s definite. What is not set: When, in what capacity it will serve when it arrives, and the ecosystem of carriers and vendors that will win the race.

Tablet Market Drops nearly 15% in Q3

Thanks to its Prime Day promotions, Amazon's share of the market surged last quarter while Apple and Samsung suffered declines.

The Importance of Digital and Mobile Initiatives

A minority of executives describe their companies as "highly advanced" in their digital pursuits, according to a recent survey from KPMG. The resulting report, titled "Crossing the Enterprise Digital Divide: How Digital Strategies Can Sharpen Your Competitive Edge," reveals that most businesses do not derive a...

Mobility Is at the Center of Digital Business

Mobile 2.0 has arrived, so organizations must develop an enterprise mobile strategy that extends beyond smartphones and tablets and into the IoT.

Mobile Payments Offer Security Advantages

Secure mobile payment apps—mobile wallets—don't transmit a primary account number; they send a randomly generated token to the POS terminal and payment network.

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....

What Customers Expect From Multi-Channel Support

Companies are falling short of customer expectations in providing multi-channel support, according to a recent survey conducted by Ovum for BoldChat by LogMeIn. The accompanying report, "Get It Right: Deliver the Omni-Channel Support Customers Want," reveals that customers are using at least five channels for support...

Contextual Mobile Services: How Ready Are You?

Contextual mobile services harness real-time, context-relevant data to provide a personalized service driven by an individual’s needs at any given time.

Are You Ready for the Industrial Age of IoT?

With only a minority of CIOs and other executives expressing much confidence in their company's ability to manage the scale and scope of data integration needs, the vast majority are looking to the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to help address the shortcomings, according to a recent survey from Bit Stew Systems....

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...

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.

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...

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.

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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