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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

With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, Perfecto Mobile enables the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  Contact us at http://www.perfectomobile.com/articles/contact-us.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Perfecto Mobile.

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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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.