Verizon Wireless and cloud services firm VMware are rolling out a new dual persona solution for select smartphones running Google's Android, enabling users to securely access both professional and personal applications and data via the same mobile device.
As enterprise "bring your own device" (BYOD) programmes continue to become more commonplace, 38 per cent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to a global survey of CIOs by research firm Gartner.
BlackBerry said an unnamed "established" partner placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, with shipments starting immediately, and noted that order represents the largest single purchase order in BlackBerry's history.
Globe-spanning telecommunications services to the financial industry, such as low-latency networking, will continue to have a dramatic effect on the bottom lines of carriers, manufacturers and vendors, an Insight Research report says.
A research study commissioned by AT&T and carried out by international business school INSEAD found that Asian companies are spending their IT budgets more aggressively on new technologies than their European and U.S. counterparts, according to a report in the Financial Times .
While much of the focus of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is on consumer devices, the surprise appearance of Microsoft's Steve Ballmer in the opening keynote of the show, opines FierceEnterpriseCommunications Editor Fred Donovan, illustrates the potential of enterprise mobility.
Procera Networks, a policy enforcement vendor, on Monday announced it is going to acquire Vineyard Networks, a move that will enable it to extend its Intelligent Policy Enforcement business deeper into the Enterprise Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) market.
Ting, the Sprint Nextel prepaid MVNO, said it will launch a beta test of its bring-your-own-Sprint-device program this week. The company said it will not charge users an activation fee for porting a Sprint device to the Ting service.
Sprint Nextel MVNO Ting will launch a bring-your-own-device program in the fourth quarter that will allow customers to bring any Sprint device onto Ting's service rather than buying a new phone with Ting. As a prepaid MVNO, Ting charges full price for its devices since it does not subsidize them.
The trend of enterprise workers bringing their own smartphones into the mobile workplace and having CIOs provision services for them could cut down smartphones sales by $40 billion by 2016, according to a new study by research firm ARCchart. The study further underlines the growth and impact of the bring-your-own device, or BYOD, trend on the wider smartphone market, as consumers use a single smartphones for both personal and business functions.