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Management vendors show Windows Phone some love

IBM-owned Fiberlink and BlackBerry are adding Windows Phone to the list of platforms they can manage and protect, as enterprise interest for the smartphone OS is increasing.
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Samsung beefs up Knox mobile management software

One day after announcing the Galaxy S5 smartphone with a security-focused fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced that second-generation Knox software for enterprise-level security and management of Samsung devices will ship sometime in the second quarter.

Wireless charging moves forward -- rival groups team to adopt standards

The Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance announced today they have reached an agreement to establish interoperability standards for wireless power charging.

Qualcomm buys Palm, iPaq patents from HP

Qualcomm has acquired a large patent portfolio related to Palm, iPaq and the Bitfone device management platform from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed sum.

IT shops face ever greater mobile demands from users

Nearly two-thirds of mobile device users own three or more network-connected devices, according to an online survey of 5,000 people conducted in November in the U.S. and eight other countries.

Wireless chargers invade furniture, cars

Along with the Wireless Power Consortium, the Alliance for Wireless Power has announced several of its members will be selling charging devices for furniture and cars.

Only half of large companies have strong mobile strategies

More than six years after the first iPhones hit the streets and more than three years after the iPad emerged, less than half of IT operations have implemented comprehensive mobile strategies.

Management vendors race to help move BlackBerry users to Android and iOS

Mobile management vendors like Good Technology and MobileIron are increasing efforts to pitch Android and iOS as alternatives to BlackBerry, thanks to improved security and management tools.

Samsung invests $4M in wireless charging firm

Samsung Ventures Investment Corp. has allocated $4 million in venture funding for PowerbyProxi, whose wireless technology allows multiple devices to be charged at the same time.

Top automakers set to offer in-vehicle mobile wireless charging

Next year, the number of cars with wireless charging will explode as auto makers representing 30% of the world's vehicle production plan to include it in various models.

Mobile Device Management In Depth

Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.

How to choose the right enterprise mobility management tool

As mobile device management continues to morph, consider what's 'good enough' for what you need right now -- and don't neglect the user experience, whatever else you do.

MDM tools: Features and functions compared

Application management, security and a bunch of other features are now baked into MDM. Check out our mondo chart showing the features and functions you get with 11 different enterprise mobile device management products.

Android invades the enterprise

How three companies are coping -- even thriving -- amid the Android explosion. Insider (registration required)

Mobility in the enterprise: Who should hold the hot potato?

Bringing mobility to the enterprise is like wrestling with an octopus. Here's how Electronic Arts, Case Western University and Needham Bank are taming the beast.

Why you plug gadgets into the wall like a Neanderthal

In the future, phones, tablets and wearable computing gadgets won't come with chargers -- they'll use inductive chargers built into desks, kitchen counters, bedside tables, cars and other surfaces.

AirWatch CEO: We'll be the breakout market leader in mobile management

In this installation of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Chief Content Officer John Gallant talks to AirWatch CEO John Marshall about the company's approach toward mobile, its $225 million in venture funding, and its new Content Locker product, which aims to help enterprises control data access from devices.

Mobile management morphs

Customers are pushing the limits of the software -- asking it to manage and do many more things than it was originally created to do -- and vendors are happy to oblige.

As BYOD explodes, IT managers learn to cope

Five tech departments share strategies for navigating the exploding demand for consumer gadgets at work. Insider (registration required)

Disaster recovery: Don't forget mobile

As the mobile workforce continues to grow, IT execs must remember the importance of including mobile technology in their disaster recovery plans. Insider (registration required)