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What Companies Miss With Invisible Payments

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

Verizon Pushing Forward in Possible Acquisition of Yahoo, Reports Say

Verizon has reportedly brought in the CEO of its AOL division, who is friendly with Yahoo's CEO, to look into the pursuit of Yahoo.  

Apple Open Sources Its Swift Benchmarking Suite

The Swift Benchmarking Suite gives developers a wide range of tools to track the performance of their fledgling Swift applications.

How I Used Technology on My Holiday Road Trip to Elizabethtown, Ky.

NEWS ANALYSIS: The film "Elizabethtown" is on my Top 10 list. In December, I drove part of the route in the movie to clear my head. Here's what I found.

Proof that Mobile Payments Are Growing: A Super Bowl SNAFU

A mobile payment problem that occurred during the Super Bowl demonstrated significant usage.

Apple Responds to Reports of Disabled iPhones After Third-Party Repairs

The "Error 53" issue is affecting newer iPhones that undergo third-party repairs in certain cases, according to reports.

No Surprise: Super Bowl 50 Obliterates Data Usage Records

NEWS ANALYSIS: Verizon reported that more than 7TB of data was used on its network, while AT&T saw 5.2TB utilized.

Apple Shipped 12 Million Smartwatches in 2015

After its April 2015 launch, the Apple Watch quickly captured the bulk of the smartwatch market.

Gartner: The Growth of Wearables Is Accelerating

A roundup of the news regarding wearables, Ubuntu, 5G and Bluetooth.

Smartwatch Demand Will Push Wearables Sales up 18.4% in 2016: Gartner

With healthy gains in the smartwatch segment, the wearables market is on track for a couple of years of growth.

6 Devices Poised to Disrupt Your Network in 2016

With all the new products being introduced to company networks, the opportunity for vulnerabilities and security and compliance complications continues to escalate for IT teams.

Mobile App Aids in Battle Against Mental Illness

A new mobile app and communications platform has the potential to address depression and reduce suicides by extending the reach of mental health professionals.

Comcast’s WiFi Pro Launches

News this week included Comcast's Wi-Fi Pro, new OCP members, the end of the terrible Java browser plugin, Apple Pay in ATMs and 5G projects.

Huawei Rises to Challenge Apple and Samsung in Smartphones

The Chinese device maker ends 2015 on a high note, landing in the top three smartphone vendors alongside Apple and Samsung.

5 Mobile Development Trends for 2016

Mobile devices are fueling the biggest revolution in how we live and work since the development of the PC and Internet.

2016 Has the Markings of a Perfect Storm for Fraud

This year, cyber-criminals are expected to continue to outsmart traditional security defenses. They will leverage the latest mobile hacker tools to impersonate legitimate users and take control of consumer accounts en masse, according to a blog outlining the top five online predictions by fraud and cyber-security firm...

Why IT Is Committing to the Mobile Enterprise

The vast majority of IT decision-makers queried are keenly focused on a mobile enterprise transformation, according to a recent survey from Appian. This is a notable change in tech strategy—shifting from an environment in which individual users and departments call their own shots in acquiring apps (bring your own...

Driven by Data: Harnessing Telematics

An open architecture diagnostics system can enable telematics that can produce valuable data insight for all types of organizations.

How Many Devices Do We Really Need?

Just because we can invent something that works with a smartphone app doesn't mean we should. Too many consumer devices are a solution in search of a problem.

Are We Ready for the Internet of Things?

Few Internet of Things projects have made it past the deliberation and planning stages as enterprises wrestle with security, ROI and staffing concerns.

Intel Launches 6th-Gen Core vPro to Spur Workplace Transformation

The new business PC chips not only allow for slimmer, more powerful devices, they make it tougher for hackers to steal sensitive information.

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.

FreshBooks Releases an Apple-Flavored Update to iPhone App

Aiming to help small business owners get paid faster, FreshBooks—the popular small-business accounting software company—releases a major, time-saving revamp of its iPhone app.

Is Our Trust in Mobile Apps a Mistake?

Over the last decade, mobile technology has radically redefined our business and personal lives. Smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous, and mobile apps are everywhere. However, a recent survey by mobile security and analytics firm Bluebox found that many organizations are struggling with the mobile and app landscape....

Rapid App Development Creates Security Nightmare

An IT leader at a midsize professional services organization thought someone within the business was leaking sensitive information to unauthorized parties. Eventually it was discovered that a compromised mobile device was enabling high-level access to a company database. "It took a little over a month to pinpoint exactly...

Can Two-Factor Authentication Fix Mobile Security?

A staggering 95% of IT decision-makers admit obstacles to increased user mobility, according to a new survey. The study, "2015 Global Authentication and Identity Access Management Index," polled 900 IT decision-makers and was conducted by Vance Bourne for Dutch digital security firm Gemalto. "The pressure is on for IT...

How to Prevent Website Downtime

News that the company site is down can be a CIO's worst-case scenario. Website outages annoy customers and can cause significant losses in sales and profits. They shake customers' confidence in your site and can push them to a competitor, costing significant revenue. Today, companies compete in an always-on Web...

Moovweb Addresses Mobile Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues

Shopping cart abandonment is a major issue for online retailers made all the more critical by impatient mobile customers. Moovweb's new offering optimizes the mobile checkout process for higher sales.

Windows 10: Pushing Small Biz into the Mobile Era

With its new-found affinity for rival mobile operating systems, Windows 10 makes it possible for small businesses to fully embrace a mobile work style.

Get Ready to Ditch the Inbox

Email is here to stay. But when seconds count, Convo helps turn smartphones or tablets into a go-anywhere foundation for real-time mobile collaboration.

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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