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  • Google gets into the weeds of Android Work

    Google has revealed more about how its new enterprise security and management framework -- otherwise known as Android Work -- will function when the next version of Android rolls out.

    Written by Matt Hamblen27 June 14 20:28
  • Should CIOs Use a Carrot or a Stick to Rein In BYOD Workers?

    Many workers who bring their mobile devices to the office don't care about security, which is forcing IT leaders to take action. Some CIOs offer stipends to help cover mobile expenses in return for BYOD compliance. Others are choosing to throw the kill switch on lost or stolen smartphones.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige07 May 14 03:58
  • Audit agency does BYOD with BlackBerry

    The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has upgraded its mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 while allowing other devices under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme managed by BES10, the BlackBerry mobile device management (MDM) software.

    Written by Adam Bender11 March 14 11:51
  • Samsung beefs up Knox mobile management software

    One day after announcing the Galaxy S5 smartphone with a security-focused fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced that second-generation Knox software for enterprise-level security and management of Samsung devices will ship sometime in the second quarter.

    Written by Matt Hamblen25 Feb. 14 19:03
  • Mobile Device Management Lets You Track Your Teens

    It's becoming more common for companies to deploy mobile device management to track smartphone and tablet use as part of a BYOD policy. However, now MDM software is coming home to help parents keep tabs on their teens -- and possibly each other.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige20 Feb. 14 18:50
  • Attack of the BYOD-Killing MDM Software

    BYOD has been an enterprise hit because it allows employees the convenience of combining their work and personal lives on a single mobile device while offering companies a sense of security thanks to mobile device management software. However, a breed of monstrous new MDM software threatens to send users away screaming.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige04 Feb. 14 19:31
  • IT shops face ever greater mobile demands from users

    Nearly two-thirds of mobile device users own three or more network-connected devices, according to an online survey of 5000 people conducted in November in the U.S. and eight other countries.

    Written by Matt Hamblen21 Jan. 14 16:39
  • Wireless chargers invade furniture, cars

    Along with the Wireless Power Consortium, the Alliance for Wireless Power has announced several of its members will be selling charging devices for furniture and cars.

    Written by Lucas Mearian09 Jan. 14 17:01
  • Only half of large companies have strong mobile strategies

    More than six years after the first iPhones hit the streets and more than three years after the iPad emerged, less than half of IT operations have implemented comprehensive mobile strategies.

    Written by Matt Hamblen21 Nov. 13 22:11
  • IT Learns to COPE With Mobile Devices

    More than 60 percent of employees say it is OK to transfer work documents to personal devices or online file-sharing apps. Given that statistic, it's no surprise that companies want to rein in BYOD. However, there may be alternative: A move to company-owned-personally-enabled devices promises to give employers greater control of mobile devices without trampling on privacy.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige18 Nov. 13 21:31
  • Zombies Are Scary for Halloween, Scarier for Mobile IT

    If you're talking about movies or Halloween costumes, zombies are scary fun. However, when the term for the undead refers to company-owned or BYOD mobile phones, CIOs are looking at the potential for frightening amounts of buried expenses.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige08 Oct. 13 20:49
  • Samsung invests $4M in wireless charging firm

    Samsung Ventures Investment Corp. has allocated $4 million in venture funding for PowerbyProxi, whose wireless technology allows multiple devices to be charged at the same time.

    Written by Lucas Mearian02 Oct. 13 20:32