Mobility
 
Mobile devices, mobile solutions

Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD assist

People are using more kinds of devices to get work done than ever before. Yet business apps aren't always available on users' devices of choice.

Desktop as a service (DaaS) is turning out to be one way to solve this problem.

Office 365 gets built-in mobile device tools

Microsoft is building a subset of the mobile-device-management (MDM) features it provides with its Intune service into Office 365 for free.
Microsoft execs unveiled the addition of the MDM service for Office 365 at the kick-off keynote during Tech Ed Europe in Barcelona, Spain on October 28.

Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

Challenges in the mobile market continue to be a factor. Google missed analyst forecasts for both earnings and income in the third quarter, while the amount it makes when users click on ads also dipped.

Total revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 2014 was US$16.52 billion, Google said Thursday, coming in below analyst estimates of $16.57 billion, as polled by Thomson Reuters.

VMware extends virtual workspaces to mobile devices

VMware has assembled a package that combines its desktop virtualization software with its tools for managing mobile devices, giving administrators a unified suite to manage all of their end-users' application requirements. The company launched the VMware Workspace Suite at VMworld, being held this week in San Francisco.

GSMA specification for M2M and Internet of Things will 'accelerate' market says Beecham Research

The recently launched GSMA eUICC Embedded SIM Specification will "accelerate and help transform" the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, according to a report from analyst Beecham Research.

The report was launched in association with the GSMA to coincide with an announcement that leading mobile operators, along with SIM and module manufacturers, have all launched solutions compliant with the new specification.

New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

The dream of an Internet of things could turn into a nightmare for mobile operators, if sloppily written apps or chatty smartmeters were to overload their networks with signaling traffic. To avert such a scenario, a number of operators are backing a new set of network usage guidelines for device manufacturers and app developers.

Enterprise mobile messaging market gets more crowded with launch of Avaamo

Another startup wants to offer mobile messaging to enterprises, even though it's questionable whether such a narrow service can sustain a company and even though it's likely that larger enterprise collaboration vendors will jump into this market.

This time it's a company called Avaamo, which is led by two former Tibco executives and which announced on Wednesday that it has secured US$6.3 million in seed funding.

Orange 7ème dans le classement mondial des opérateurs mobiles.

Les Américains, les Chinois et les Européens continuent de dominer le marché mondial des opérateurs mobiles, selon le classement de GSMA Intelligence. Orange n’arrive cependant qu’à la 7ème place, derrière China Mobile, Vodafone ou China Unicom.

France, sécurité informatique: les entreprises préfèrent les solutions gérées en interne.

IDC constate que les entreprises françaises restent peu nombreuses à externaliser la gestion de leur sécurité informatique et à adopter des solutions cloud.

France: les PME entre smartphone et "terminaux dédiés".

Au dernier baromètre de Futur (téléphonie, Internet, cloud), les PME achètent, via les canaux BtoB, presque autant de terminaux « durcis » que de smartphones. Entre smartphones et terminaux durcis conçus pour une utilisation « sur le terrain », leur coeur balance : les PME françaises sont confrontées à un dilemme dans le choix des solutions de mobilité.

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