Mobile & IoT News

BlackBerry Bright Spot: BES 10’s BYOD Security and Management Catches IT Interest

Even as BlackBerry says this week it is looking for “strategic alternatives,” one bright spot is IT’s growing interest in BlackBerry’s BYOD security and management offerings that work with Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices. Some 60% of Fortune 500s are using or evaluating BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. IDN speaks with BlackBerry vice president Bob Dawson.

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Mobile Labs’ deviceConnect Cloud Improves Enterprise Mobile Testing

Mobile Labs is shipping an update to deviceConnect, its internal device cloud that offers comprehensive management of a mobile test lab’s mobile assets. The latest edition of  deviceConnect looks to improve tester productivity and help mobile IT project managers speed up enterprise BYOD and other mobile projects.

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Study: BYOx Next Big Headache for CIOs, Security Officers

Even as BYOD is keeping CIOs and CISOs up at night, there’s a new BYO making its presence that’s sure to cause even more headaches for IT  -- BYOx, where ‘x’ is anything from the latest mobile device to personal apps, web services, cloud storage and more. Research from Wisegate looks at how BYOx is affecting CIOs and IT security professionals. 

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Agiliance Launches Mobile Trust Service To Guard Against BYOD Risks

Agiliance Inc., a provider of integrated risk management solutions for governance and security programs is offering a solution to help ensure BYOD solutions meet security requirements. The Agiliance Mobile Trust Service lets IT identify and prevent BYOD risks and vulnerabilities in real time.

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AirWatch Rolls Out Cloud-Based Mobile Management, Security for SMBs, Healthcare

Mobile security company AirWatch has unveiled AirWatch Professional, a solution that uses the cloud to help companies more easily secure and manage mobile devices via an intuitive web-based console. AirWatch is also working with TigerText, a provider of secure, real-time messaging, to deliver mobile security and management for healthcare.

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Openmind Networks Opens Up Mobile Com Platform with Developer API

Openmind Networks is opening its mobile communications platform to third-party devs via a new API. The Openmind API will allow devs to tap into a range of telecom functionality to create and launch a variety of apps across multiple access devices.

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IBM Upgrades MobileFirst; Supports Mobile Lifecycle To Promote Apps for People, Devices

Last week, IBM unveiled a wide range of upgrades to its MobileFirst platform and portfolio. To learn how these latest add-ons will support the full mobile app lifecycle – and meet the needs of devs, deployment teams, operations managers and even LOB managers responsible for mobile projects. IDN speaks with IBM general manager Marie Wieck.

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Rackspace Speeds Mobile App Development with Mobile Cloud Stacks

Rackspace Hosting has brought together the best of mobile and cloud for what it calls “mobile-ready cloud stacks” to help devs design, build, test, deploy and scale mobile apps in the hybrid cloud. The mobile stacks also offers scalable reference architectures based on Rackspace’s experience as a backend provider of complex applications.

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Tibco Releases Silver Mobile ALM Platform To Developer Community

Tibco’s Silver Mobile appdev lifecycle platform is available this month on the company’s community site. Debuted last fall, Silver Mobile provides a rich mobile ALM to improve how IT develops, deploys and manages enterprise-class apps that need integration, security and fast provisioning. IDN speaks with Tibco’s David Wolpert. 

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Retriever Upgrades Offer Smart Prototyping, Faster Deployment of Mobile Apps

Retriever Communications is expanding capabilities of its Mobile Enterprise
Application Platform (MEAP) to speed up the design and launch of mobile apps. The
company's innovative, code-free prototyping tool that lets business users design how
they’d like their mobile apps to work. IDN speaks with Retriever’s CEO.

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Eccentex: Survey Finds BYOD Mobile Users Want More Access To Data

In the midst of the rush to enterprise mobility, one revealing survey suggests the key to big mobile ROI is to provide reliable and secure access to more data. IDN talks to Glen Schrank, CEO of Eccentex, the cloud-based case management firm behind the survey. 

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Progress OpenEdge Mobile Brings ‘Write One, Run Anywhere’ To iOS, Android Apps

To help IT keep pace with mounting demands for mobile apps, Progress Software is adding a mobile app builder to its OpenEdge cloud-based appdev platform. The OpenEdge Mobile App Builder part of the latest OpenEdge 11.2 platform provides a speedy “write one, run anywhere” approach for iOS and Android. IDN speaks with Progress senior vice president Karen Tegan Padir. 

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