Mobility
 
Mobile devices, mobile solutions

Tizen: Samsung looking at developers

Taesoon Jun, Samsung's chief architect on Tizen, explained the benefits of the operating system last week during Samsung's developer conference in San Francisco.
In February 2013, a group of heavy-hitting companies led by Samsung held a glitzy evening event in Barcelona -- complete with freshly shucked oysters and made-to-order crepes -- to mark the debut of the Tizen mobile operating system, co-developed by Samsung and Intel.

How Apple, Samsung, and BlackBerry are fighting to win the enterprise

Samsung Electronics' deal with BlackBerry and Apple's efforts to make it easier to configure and deploy massive numbers of iPhones highlight how the smartphone makers are battling for supremacy among enterprise users.

As the smartphone market becomes saturated in the U.S. and Europe, enterprise users will be big winners. To continue to grow, manufacturers are courting CIOs more aggressively by making products more secure and easier to manage.

Mobile transaction users to jump to 2 billion by 2017

Apple Pay could help boost mobile transactions in the next few years. The total number of users who plan to engage in mobile transactions will rise substantially in the next few years, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

By the end of 2017, there will be 2 billion smartphone or tablet users engaging in some form of mobile commerce transaction, the research firm reported Monday. Juniper expects the total number of users worldwide to hit 1.6 billion at the end of 2014.

Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shift

Intel will combine its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, reflecting a changing market in which the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.

The chip maker will form a new division at the start of next year called the Client Computing Group, which will include the teams that develop its Core processors for desktops and laptops, as well as those that develop its Atom chips for smartphones and tablets.

BlackBerry bolsters its enterprise pitch

BlackBerry announced a renewed enterprise focus, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

The software, to be available early next year, will bring together BlackBerry's new BES12 EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) software with Samsung smartphones and tablets that are embedded with Samsung's Knox security software. Models include the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4.

France: la stratégie d'AXA dans le numérique.

La branche française du groupe d’assurance AXA multiplie les leviers d’acquisition et de fidélisation clients par le digital (via des apps mobiles). Le réseau de distribution physique suit. AXA s’est engagé dans le numérique depuis plusieurs années. Mais, en raison de son déploiement dispersé de services et d’applications, il est difficile d’avoir une vision claire sur le panorama offert par le groupe d’assurance.

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators

Nokia Networks and Hewlett-Packard are collaborating on a platform that aims to let operators to roll out new services faster by moving to a cloud-based infrastructure.

HP's cloud-based service protects BYOD mobile devices and PCs

Hewlett-Packard wants to make BYOD easier for small businesses through a new cloud-based service to manage and protect mobile devices and PCs.

The company's Web-based Touchpoint Manager service, can remotely check the health of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. It can also issue alerts and remotely lock or wipe data from devices in case of theft.

Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free

Microsoft's new Office mobile apps comes to the iPhone. When you're mobile, you likely want robust, free software that works with a lot of apps and that can be accessed anywhere. So far, Microsoft has failed to embrace those concepts -- but it's working to change that.

The software giant on Thursday unveiled a handful of changes to its Office software on smartphones and tablets running Apple and Google's operating systems, refreshing its Word, PowerPoint and Excel apps to make them friendlier for the mobile age.

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.

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