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BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/28/2016
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IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/22/2016
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Smart Wearables Hold Productivity Potential In Enterprises
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
Smart wearables are making their way into the enterprise, but are largely in the testing phase, according to recently released numbers from IDC. Among the potential uses is stepped-up security.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/7/2016
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9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/5/2016
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Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/2/2016
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8 Productivity Tools Road Warriors Need
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Life on the road means freedom and travel, but also the need for a solid arsenal of apps, power packs, mobile hotspots, and other items to keep you productive. Here are 8 weapons you may want to add to your cache.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 9/2/2016
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Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.
By Eric Zeman , 9/1/2016
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Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/31/2016
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Dropbox Urges Users To Change Old Passwords
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Data from a 2012 breach has resurfaced, leading to fears that the information could be used to compromise accounts. IT managers using a new Dropbox feature don't need to worry, but they still have to guard against employees' bad password hygiene.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/29/2016
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iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
By Eric Zeman , 8/27/2016
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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2016
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Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/24/2016
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IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/22/2016
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Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/2016
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Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
By Eric Zeman , 8/20/2016
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9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/18/2016
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Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
By Eric Zeman , 8/17/2016
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Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/16/2016
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Android DroidJack Malware Spreading Via 'Over-The Top' Services
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
News
RAT finding new ways to spread that work around carrier and phone defenses.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/15/2016
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Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/15/2016
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