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Mobile computing is becoming increasingly important due to the rise in the number of portable computers and the desire to have continuous network connectivity to the Internet irrespective of the physical location of the node. Mobile computing has fast become an important new paradigm in today's world of networked computing systems. its impact on our daily lives. Mobile computing offers significant benefits for organizations that choose to integrate the technology into their fixed organizational information system. Mobile computing is made possible by portable computer hardware, software, and communications systems that interact with a non-mobile organizational information system while away from the normal, fixed workplace. a versatile and potentially strategic technology that improves information. Developing a simplified distribution and services module in mobility computing for its hardware and software and under tie ups .

 

Mobile Business Intelligence

Mobile BI or Mobile Intelligence) is as “The capability that enables the mobile workforce to gain business insights through information analysis usingapplications optimized for mobile devices” Business intelligence (BI) refers to computer-based techniques used in spotting, digging-out, and analyzing business data, such as sales revenue by products and/or departments or associated costs and incomes. Although the concept of mobile computing has been prevalent for over a decade, Mobile BI has shown a momentum/growth only very recently. This change has been partly encouraged by a change from the ‘wired world’ to a wireless world with the advantage of smartphones which has led to a new era ofmobile computing, especially in the field of BI. Mobile Security Management or mobile phone security has become increasingly important in mobile computing. It is of particular concern as it relates to the security of personal and business information now stored on smartphones. More and more users and businesses employ smartphones as communication tools, but also as a means of planning and organizing their work and private life. Within companies, these technologies are causing profound changes in the organization of information systems and therefore they have become the source of new risks. Indeed, smartphones collect and compile an increasing amount of sensitive information to which access must be controlled to protect the privacy of the user and the intellectual property of the company. All smartphones, as computers, are preferred targets of attacks. These attacks exploit weaknesses related to smartphones that can come from means of communication like Short Message Service (SMS, aka text messaging), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth and GSM, the de facto global standard for mobile communications. There are also attacks that exploit software vulnerabilities from both the web browser and operating system. Finally, there are forms of malicious software that rely on the weak knowledge of average users. Different security counter-measures are being developed and applied to smartphones, from security in different layers of software to the dissemination of information to end users. There are good practices to be observed at all levels, from design to use, through the development of operating systems, software layers, and downloadable apps. Mobile Device Management (MDM) is like adding an extra layer of security and ensuring a way to monitor device related activities. MDM provides device platform specific features like device encryption, platform specific policies, SD Card encryption. Geo-location tracking, connectivity profiles (VPN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) and plenty other features are part of MDM Suite. Mobile Application Management (MAM) is done by application wrapping i.e. injection arbitrary encryption code in the mobile application source. This is necessary for commercial applications or applications being developed in-house for Enterprise use. Additionally, white-listing/black-listing of application can be done. Features like Application Catalogue allow admin to push applications remotely to the devices for instant install, push remote updates and also remote removal of apps.Mobile application management (MAM) describes software and services responsible for provisioning and controlling access to internally developed and commercially available mobile apps used in business settings on both company-provided and “bring your own” smartphones and tablet computers. Mobile application management differs from mobile device management (MDM). As the names suggest; MAM focuses on application management, it provides a lower degree of control over the device, but a higher level of control over applications. MDM solutions manage the down to device firmware and configuration settings and can include management of all applications and application data. Mobile Email Management (MEM) ensures your corporate emails are containerized using advanced proprietary/free encryption algorithms. MEM ensures all emails remain inside the secure container, so that attackers get encrypted data even if they try to compromise the device data using USB cable on a system. Heavy restrictions on clipboard, attachments and trusted domains can be enforced. Nothing can move in-out of the secure container as clipboard is disabled. Even the attachments are downloaded and saved inside the secure container. To view the attachments there is secure document reader as well as secure document editor available in MDM solutions. Adding trusted domains will ensure that data from corporate email is not leaked to malicious/suspicious domains.

  

Mobile Security Management

Mobile phone security has become increasingly important in mobile computing. It is of particular concern as it relates to the security of personal and business information now stored on smartphones. More and more users and businesses employ smartphones as communication tools, but also as a means of planning and organizing their work and private life. Within companies, these technologies are causing profound changes in the organization of information systems and therefore they have become the source of new risks. Indeed, smartphones collect and compile an increasing amount of sensitive information to which access must be controlled to protect the privacy of the user and the intellectual property of the company. All smartphones, as computers, are preferred targets of attacks. These attacks exploit weaknesses related to smartphones that can come from means of communication like Short Message Service (SMS, aka text messaging), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth and GSM, the de facto global standard for mobile communications. There are also attacks that exploit software vulnerabilities from both the web browser and operating system. Finally, there are forms of malicious software that rely on the weak knowledge of average users.Different security counter-measures are being developed and applied to smartphones, from security in different layers of software to the dissemination of information to end users. There are good practices to be observed at all levels, from design to use, through the development of operating systems, software layers, and downloadable apps.

 


 



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Ringing in a new era: India ready for next phase of growth in mobile tech

The first inkling of the potential of the industry came with the appearance of smartphones like Nokia 9000, which found ready acceptance among professionals, entrepreneurs and even enterprises. Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

Ecom Express builds their mobility strategy to automate first and last mile operating systems

The solutions enable the sync for task information to associates, real time basis tracking, field level reconciliations and end-to-end visibility to the Customers on both the sides. Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

Ola announces inter-city mobility solution offering 'one-way' trip fares from Delhi-NCR

The booking process for Ola Outstation remains the same as booking an Ola Micro or Ola Mini for travel within the city. The user needs to select 'Outstation' from the category list displayed at the base of the Ola app. Posted: Tue 27th of December, 2016

M-wallet retail spends may see 4-fold jump in near term: Study

"It is anticipated that market value of m-wallet transactions in India will grow at a CAGR of over 200 per cent to reach Rs 275 trillion by FY22 from Rs 206 billion in FY16," the study said. Posted: Tue 27th of December, 2016

VW new division to focus on mobility services like ride sharing

Volkswagen is launching a new company dedicated to car sharing and other "mobility services" in which people may need a ride but don't necessarily want to own the car. Posted: Tue 6th of December, 2016

Shalimar Paints deploys “Influencer Management” solution for its sales-force, printers and contractors

The solution is the integrated combination of Web, mobile and ERP Posted: Wed 30th of November, 2016

Mobile device adoption in the workplace is immature: study

Desktop PCs are still the most popular corporate device in businesses and employees rely largely on personally owned mobile devices in the workplace, according to Gartner study Posted: Tue 29th of November, 2016

Max Healthcare adopts IBM Mobility Services to optimize patient experience

IBM analytics helps reduce IT incident volume by 10 to 15% in the first year Posted: Wed 23rd of November, 2016

Indian govt should mobilise the mobile money infrastructure

The government should devise means to put to use the mobile payment infrastructure that the banking system has built up around the electronic backbone Posted: Mon 21st of November, 2016

SOTI bags mobility management deals in India

Customers are deploying SOTI MobiControl to manage mobility throughout their organisations. Posted: Wed 9th of November, 2016

Now, scientists develop self-driving scooters for indoor mobility

Low-level control algorithms enable the vehicle to respond to changes in environment, like pedestrian darting across its path.path.​ Posted: Wed 9th of November, 2016

Bosch eyeing increased share in beyond mobility biz

The segments that comprise "beyond mobility" are - mining, energy, transportation, agriculture, hospitality, security and construction, among others. Posted: Tue 25th of October, 2016

Tata Motors plans to buy stake in shared mobility providers like Uber, Ola

Global automakers such as General Motors and Ford Motor have already made investments in shared mobility companies and alternative technologies to prepare themselves to meet changing market trends. Posted: Mon 24th of October, 2016

Mobile financial services can spur financial inclusion: EY

The EY report, titled ‘Decoding mobile financial services’, notes that while over 90% of the villages in India are still without a commercial bank branch, there are over 350 million rural mobile subscribers. Posted: Mon 24th of October, 2016

Google begins Accelerated Mobile Pages roll-out in India

Google announced the roll-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for mobile search results in India that will load web pages at a lightning fast speed. Posted: Thu 13th of October, 2016

Tata Teleservices enters Mobile Device Management space, differentiates on unique features

The company recently launched its cloud-only Mobile Device Management solution to secure enterprise mobile workforce, which boasts of being operator/ service provider agnostic. Posted: Thu 6th of October, 2016

By 2018, 25 pc of new mobile apps will talk to IoT devices: study

Organizations need to master two dimensions of mobility, while CIOs & IT leaders will need to excel at mainstream mobility & to prepare for the post-app era, says Gartner Posted: Tue 27th of September, 2016

Renault, Nissan buy French tech firm to develop mobility apps

The French and Japanese automakers said that the acquisition, under which they would absorb Sylpheo's 40 engineers and consultants. Posted: Tue 20th of September, 2016

Ericsson's new set of mobile solutions to help bridge the digital divide

To complement deployment, are new unique mobile broadband tools, which allow operators to identify which sites in a GSM/EDGE coverage area to the needs. Posted: Tue 13th of September, 2016

Ford buys app-based shuttle service as part of new mobility push

The move is among the first by Ford Smart Mobility, a Silicon Valley-based subsidiary formed in March to invest in promising startups and explore new modes of transportation. Posted: Mon 12th of September, 2016

Mobile Computing News -- ScienceDaily

The importance of beating buffering

Streaming video over mobile networks could be greatly improved by smart prioritization of visually important data, report investigators. Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

Classic video game system used to improve understanding of the brain

The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but humanmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. Researchers have now applied widely used neuroscience approaches to analyze the classic games console Atari 2600 -- which runs the video game 'Donkey Kong' -- and found that such approaches do not meaningfully describe how the console's microprocessor really works. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Wearable biosensors can flag illness, Lyme disease, risk for diabetes; low airplane oxygen

Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study indicates that this is possible. By following 60 people through their everyday lives, researchers found that smart watches and other personal biosensor devices can help flag when people have colds and even signal the onset of complex conditions like Lyme disease and diabetes. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

New laser based on unusual physics phenomenon could improve telecommunications, computing

Researchers have demonstrated the world's first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum. The technology could revolutionize the development of surface lasers, making them more compact and energy-efficient for communications and computing applications. The new BIC lasers could also be developed as high-power lasers for industrial and defense applications. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

Rise of personal technology in criminal proceedings poses risks to individuals' rights

Personal technology such as fitness trackers and smartphones have become common companions in our daily lives. But those same devices increasingly will be used in criminal proceedings to gather evidence of criminal activity by their owners, raising questions about individuals' rights that the legal system is not yet fully prepared to address, according to a new study. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

GaN-on-Silicon for scalable high electron mobility transistors

Scientists have advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers that make up the device. The team created the high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) structure on a 200 mm silicon substrate with a process that will scale to larger industry-standard wafer sizes. Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

New apps designed to reduce depression, anxiety as easily as checking your phone

Now you can find help for depression and anxiety on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good sushi restaurant. A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps called IntelliCare significantly reduced depression and anxiety in study participants, who used the apps on their smartphones up to four times a day. The reductions of 50 percent in anxiety and depression are comparable to results expected in clinical practice using psychotherapy or with antidepressant medication. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Gaming your brain to treat depression

Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms. Posted: Wed 4th of January, 2017

Additive manufacturing: A new twist for stretchable electronics?

Electronic components that can be elongated or twisted -- known as "stretchable" electronics -- could soon be used to power electronic gadgets, the onboard systems of vehicles, medical devices and other products. And a 3-D printing-like approach to manufacturing may help make stretchable electronics more prevalent, say researchers. Posted: Tue 3rd of January, 2017

Streamlining the Internet of Things and other cyber-physical systems

Computer engineers have laid out a framework to improve research on cyber-physical systems. They encourage combining model-based design with data-based learning: in other words, merge two existing paradigms into one practice. Posted: Tue 3rd of January, 2017

Scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks

A team of international scientists has found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks. The advance means data could now be processed in the same spot where it is stored, leading to much faster and thinner mobile devices and computers. Posted: Tue 3rd of January, 2017

Random access memory on a low energy diet

Memory chips are among the most basic components in computers. The random access memory is where processors temporarily store their data, which is a crucial function. Researchers have now managed to lay the foundation for a new memory chip concept. It has the potential to use considerably less energy than the chips produced to date -- this is important not only for mobile applications but also for big data computing centers. Posted: Tue 3rd of January, 2017

A wolverine-inspired material

Scientists have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots. Posted: Mon 26th of December, 2016

Hack-proofing our devices

A researcher is building better safeguards into the everyday technologies of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and mobile phones. Posted: Sat 24th of December, 2016

Live cell imaging using a smartphone

A recent study shows how smartphones can be used to make movies of living cells, without the need for expensive equipment. The study makes it possible for laboratories around the world to do the same thing. Posted: Wed 21st of December, 2016

Bright future for energy devices

A new material embeds sodium metal in carbon and could improve electrode performance in energy devices. Scientists ran tests on the sodium-embedded carbon and it performed better than graphene in dye-sensitized solar cells and supercapacitors. Posted: Tue 20th of December, 2016

The world's first demonstration of spintronics-based artificial intelligence

Researchers have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated the basic operation of spintronics-based artificial intelligence. Posted: Tue 20th of December, 2016

Researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones

An automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone has now been developed by researchers. The technology could lead to routine testing for antimicrobial susceptibility in areas with limited resources. Posted: Thu 15th of December, 2016

Technology communication: Worries through information?

In democratic societies, it is considered an obligation of researchers and politicians to inform the public about modern technologies and their potential risks. Researchers recently found that information about technologies and their risks may have undesired side effects. It may also cause worries where they do not seem appropriate. Posted: Wed 14th of December, 2016

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide

A crowdsourced earthquake network using Android phones and the MyShake app has since February 2016 detected nearly 400 temblors worldwide, with one of the most active areas of the world the oil-drilling areas of Oklahoma. The app, downloaded almost 220,000 times, has sent back seismic waveform data that allows quite accurate assessment of magnitude and location, suitable for early warming: one of the main goals of the project. Posted: Wed 14th of December, 2016

CNET Android Update

15 tips for organizing your Gmail - CNET

Your inbox is a mess. Here's how you can fix that. Posted: Wed 21st of December, 2016

15 common Android problems and how to fix them - CNET

A guide for troubleshooting some of the most common and frustrating error messages seen on your Android device. Posted: Sun 11th of December, 2016

​Google app becomes a destination, not just a search tool - CNET

An update shows the net giant wants you to rely on its mobile app to gather and present all kinds of information Google expects will be useful. Posted: Tue 6th of December, 2016

​Adobe Lightroom for Android makes it easier to dump your PC - CNET

A new feature, the ability to edit raw photos, makes tablets and phones a more powerful option for Adobe's software for editing and cataloging photos. Posted: Wed 9th of November, 2016

Getting started with Android Auto - CNET

Google's safety-minded car-mode software is no longer restricted to cars with compatible infotainment systems. Here's how to use it in any vehicle on nearly any Android phone. Posted: Wed 9th of November, 2016

​Google uses AI to help you find that obscure Android app - CNET

A neural network -- and a human touch -- help Google figure out which apps belong in which categories. Posted: Tue 8th of November, 2016

​How Google's Pixel phone builds a better photo - CNET

The new Android phone blends multiple shots into one to generate photos that look more like what your own eyes see. Posted: Fri 21st of October, 2016

Google to Apple: It's your move now on VR, smart speaker - CNET

Google's Daydream View headset and Home speaker are two products that Apple doesn't have an answer for. Posted: Thu 6th of October, 2016

Samsung wants you to appear in Note 7 advert after recall debacle - CNET

A casting call has gone out for owners of the troubled device to share their experiences in an advert. Posted: Wed 5th of October, 2016

How Google hopes its Pixel camera will win over iPhone fans - CNET

With faster shooting, better image stabilization and artificial intelligence, Google aims its Pixel phones straight at the photographer crowd. Posted: Tue 4th of October, 2016

Pixel, the first real Google phone, in pictures - CNET

Google added a new camera module, a smarter fingerprint reader and Android 7.1 to its new Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Posted: Tue 4th of October, 2016

Facebook's Messenger Lite lights up old Android phones - CNET

The social network's quest to connect the developing world continues with a pared-back version of its messaging app. Posted: Mon 3rd of October, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ad offers clues about upcoming phone - CNET

Follow the video and see if you can figure out the features Samsung is touting for its upcoming Note 7 device. Posted: Sun 18th of September, 2016

Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner - CNET

The company's mobile chief touts iris recognition as the "safest security technology." Posted: Thu 11th of August, 2016

Galaxy Note 7 tops every other phone display ever, testing firm says - CNET

Samsung's soon-to-be-released phone-tablet hybrid scores "very good" to "excellent" in virtually all measures of its display, according to DisplayMate. Posted: Tue 9th of August, 2016

Samsung may release future Galaxy S phones with curved display only - CNET

The company might dump the flat-screen variant of its flagship lineup, hints a Samsung exec. Posted: Mon 8th of August, 2016

Verizon rumored to carry new 'Nexus' phones - CNET

Tweet from known leaker Evan Blass places quotation marks around Nexus. What could that mean? Posted: Fri 5th of August, 2016

First phone filled with Nougat likely to come from LG - CNET

The South Korean company will take the wraps off its new V20 phone on September 6. For now, it is the first in line with the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, beating even Google's Nexus brand. Posted: Fri 5th of August, 2016

Samsung Pass to let you access your financial apps via your irises - CNET

The iris scanner on Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 will retrieve your banking information in the blink of an eye. Posted: Wed 3rd of August, 2016

Google could renovate the home screen on its 2016 Nexus devices - CNET

Changes might be in store for the app launcher and the search field, according to Android Police. Posted: Tue 2nd of August, 2016

CNET iPhone Update

Shorter lines for pricey burgers as Shake Shack ups mobile rollout - CNET

The gourmet fast-food chain's ordering app expands its reach to more cities. Posted: Tue 20th of December, 2016

iPhone 8: Most-wanted features - CNET

With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus already not feeling so new, it's time to look forward and ruminate on what we'd like to see in the next iPhone. Posted: Thu 15th of December, 2016

Make your iPhone read aloud to you - CNET

Turn iBooks into audiobooks. Posted: Mon 7th of November, 2016

Moment lenses are ready for your iPhone 7 - CNET

The mounts won't be ready until November, though. Posted: Fri 30th of September, 2016

Here are the subtle changes you will see on the iPhone 7 - CNET

The changes will affect the earpiece and the position of certain sensors, according to Japanese blog Makotakara. Posted: Wed 14th of September, 2016

iPhone 7 may sport pressure-sensitive home button, Space Black paint job - CNET

And circling back to previous rumors, Bloomberg reports that the new phones will ditch the headphone jack in favor of stereo speakers. Posted: Wed 14th of September, 2016

Why you'll soon forget the iPhone ever had a headphone jack - CNET

Commentary: Some are viewing Apple's removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 as a traumatic -- or even tragic -- event, but it may work out better than you think. Posted: Wed 14th of September, 2016

iOS 10 notifications look the same, but work a lot differently - CNET

Apple is changing how you can use notifications. Here's what you need to know. Posted: Tue 13th of September, 2016

9 reasons you should keep your current iPhone - CNET

Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the phone already in my pocket. Posted: Fri 9th of September, 2016

Apple could launch an iPhone with curved screen - CNET

The company may be aiming to play Samsung's game by building a phone with a curved OLED display, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Posted: Tue 23rd of August, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus purported mockup reveals blue paint job and more - CNET

A new video imagines a whole host of changes coming with Apple's next big phone launch. Posted: Thu 4th of August, 2016

iPhone 7 preorders could start September 9 - CNET

The date has been forecast by known leaker Evan Blass, who also has said the new phone will launch September 16. Posted: Thu 28th of July, 2016

Hillary Clinton iPhone app aims to drum up and reward supporters - CNET

The new app is designed to help build support for the Democratic presidential candidate by giving you certain tasks to complete. Posted: Tue 26th of July, 2016

iPhone 7 tipped to launch September 16 - CNET

A typically reliable leaker known as @evleaks offers up a release date, which follows Apple's normal pattern of a mid-September launch for iPhones. Posted: Mon 25th of July, 2016

SanDisk iXpand Memory Case review - CNET

Its design is bulky with some strange design quirks, but the iXpand Memory Case accomplishes the important job of adding storage to the iPhone 6 and 6S. Posted: Mon 25th of July, 2016

Apple Pay's new lure: A $5 gift card - CNET

If you haven't yet tried Apple's mobile payment service, and you're in the US or UK, a little incentive is yours for the taking. Posted: Wed 20th of July, 2016

iPhone 7 on shopping list of just 10% of people polled - CNET

That's assuming Apple doesn't add any sexy, must-have features to this year's model. Posted: Tue 19th of July, 2016

iPhone faces potential ban in Iran - CNET

Apple must register itself as an official representative in the country, or the government will put a halt to iPhone sales. Posted: Tue 19th of July, 2016

Three alleged iPhone 7 models revealed in leaked images - CNET

If the photos are legit, they lend credence to previous rumors that we'll see an iPhone 7, as well as a Pro and Plus this year. Posted: Tue 19th of July, 2016

Alleged iPhone 7 goes up against iPhone 6S in video clip - CNET

The comparison video reveals dual speakers and a larger camera for this year's upcoming iPhone but no other discernible differences, at least not on the outside. Posted: Mon 18th of July, 2016