The World’s First Mobile Malware Celebrates its 10th Birthday

By Axelle Apvrille, senior mobile anti-virus analyst and researcher at Fortinet

From Cabir to FakeDefend, the last decade has seen the number of mobile malware explode. In 2013, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs has seen more than 1,300 new malicious applications per day and is currently tracking over 300 Android malware families and over 400,000 malicious Android applications.

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Redefining Retail

By Dan Wagner, CEO of Powa Technologies

Over the past few years there have been many attempts to breathe new life into Britain’s ailing high streets. With online retail expected to account for over half of 2013′s Christmas purchases and mobile devices allowing users to shop on the go, it’s clear that radical action is urgently required to restore the fortunes of the UK’s town and city centres.

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Businesses Need To Avoid A Security Nightmare at Christmas

By Stephen Midgley, Vice President, Global Marketing at Absolute Software

As much as we prepare for the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it inevitably ends up descending into a mad rush. Such is the current landscape that we increasingly rely on the support of our smartphone to direct through it all. It allows us to make last-minute festive purchases online and on-the-move, helps us to navigate around the crowds to the work Christmas party and enables us to quickly check emails whilst trawling the stores for Christmas presents. However, the proliferation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend means that many of us are supporting our personal digital activity with a device that is laden with a mix of both personal and corporate data. Should it go missing amidst the festive commotion it can leave a business vulnerable to data attacks and cybercrime threats.

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2014 ­- An Any Device World?

By Paul Steiner, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Accellion

The workplace has always been at the forefront of technological developments. The office of today is almost unrecognisable to the workplace of 40 years ago. A recent report, conducted by researchers at the Centre for Economic and Business Research, showed that worker productivity is nearly five times higher than it was in the 1970s and could increase by another 22% by 2020. But what does the year ahead hold?

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Ramping up 4G globally

By John Hayduk, President Product Management and Service Development, Tata Commuications

Deloitte predicts that global revenues from 4G are likely to reach £60 billion by 2014, with more than 200 operators running networks in 75 countries. In the UK, O2 is to launch its 4G offering, finally bringing competition to EE. And, China Mobile is planning to spend $30.1 billion on its network this year with about a quarter of that amount earmarked for TD-LTE technology. Deloitte predicts that 4G subscriber numbers will triple as compared to 2012, reaching around 200 million globally, as customers take advantage of improved email services, mobile video, sharper images & richer content (in light of the latest advances in Ultra HD and 4K) as well as faster browsing. With so much demand and a heightened level of competition, how can mobile operators be sure to keep competitive while making 4G pay? What does this mean to network capacity, capability and for operators?

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Mobile: An Essential Tool In Any Marketer’s Arsenal

By Ian Vint, managing director of Regital

Mobile presents us with a fairly unique advertising opportunity. For the first time, we now have a platform which simplifies the user journey and bridges the route from advert creative to a sales person at the end of the telephone. With just a few screen taps, the customer can view an ad and link straight through to a call, all without needing to change device. The whole process can also be tracked and entered back into the brand’s CRM database to build a better understanding of that customer and their consumer habits.

So why are some brands resisting mobile advertising?

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