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The Mobility Minute, Nov. 30–Dec. 4: Holiday Shopping Stats, Intergalactic Collaboration and More

2015-12-07 17:40

Another year, another chance to watch Black Friday fights unfold on Vine and Twitter. Of course, there were plenty of us who opted to remain comfortably at home and use our mobile devices to do our holiday shopping over the season’s two big deal days — and we’ve got the numbers to prove it.

This week’s edition of Mobility Minute features a look at the top mobile stats from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a story on how health care providers can protect personal health information (PHI) on mobile devices, an upcoming webinar focused on mobile trends in 2015 and predictions for the new year and a special video about secure mobile content collaboration… from another galaxy.

Top Mobile Stories of the Week

Mobile Stats for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: It was a very merry year for mobile when it comes to online shopping for Black Friday: Mobile sales saw a 30 percent increase over last year’s numbers. Cyber Monday also saw a significant growth in mobile use, as nearly 50 percent of all online traffic came from mobile devices. Now the question is whether or not we change the name Cyber Monday to Mobile Monday for the 2016 holiday season…

Mobile Security Steps in Health Care to Protect PHI: Health records include the most intimate personal identifiable data, making them among the most valuable data available on the Dark Web. As increased adoption of mobile devices for health care workers is helping to boost productivity and efficiency, cybercriminals have also discovered a profitable new avenue for attacks. It is therefore of the utmost importance to ensure the security of all mobile devices used in the health industry. One key way to accomplish this is by deploying an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution such as IBM MobileFirst Protect.

Webinar – 2015 Mobile Recap and Trends for 2016: With 2015 drawing to an end, IBM and special guest Richard Absalom, Ovum Research analyst, will take a look back at the exponential growth of the mobile enterprise this year and share 2016 predictions for what we should expect in the new year. Secure your spot for Wednesday’s webinar now.

Space Skirmish – The Mobility Menace: We’ve also got a special treat for you this week, and it’s coming to us from a galaxy far, far away. Learn how secure mobile content collaboration is essential for all organizations — even the intergalactic ones.

Until Next Time

And there’s your mobile news in just about a minute. Let us know on Twitter about any intriguing mobile stories you’ve come across using #MobilityMinute. We’ll be back next week with an all-new entry. Stay classy, mobile friends.

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