Monday, November 10, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 9, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Mobile security breaches have affected more than two-thirds (68 percent) of global organizations in the last 12 months, according to a study from BT. Read Original Content

Managing data and applications on mobile devices should be a priority for IT administrators, according to Dell. Businesses need to focus on the software side of things, not just the hardware it is running on, Don Ferguson, VP and CTO for software at Dell told delegates during a panel discussion. Read Original Content

The vast majority (95 percent) of businesses face challenges with securing and supporting bring-your-own-device programs, strongly indicating the need for more robust security solutions for personal devices tied to the corporate network, according to a Check Point Software survey of more than 700 IT professionals. Read Original Content

Raytheon announced on it has acquired privately held Blackbird Technologies, which provides cyber security, surveillance and secure communications to spy agencies and special operations units, for $420 million. Read Original Content

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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen medical devices and hospital equipment that could be vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a senior official at the agency who asked to remain anonymous, Reuters reports. Read Original Content

A Chinese company has developed the country's first homegrown servers, built entirely out of domestic technologies including a processor from local chip maker Loongson Technology. Read Original Content

BAE Systems PLC, Europe’s largest defense company, is increasing its bet on cyber security as a future growth driver with the planned $232.5 million acquisition of SilverSky to take advantage of growing demand to protect remotely stored data. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global smart grid cyber security market will grow at a combined annual growth rate of 29.43 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in the occurrence of cyber threats, which in turn is forcing the implementation of strong security measures. Read Original Content

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