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  • The newspaper giant uses log management and analytics technology to ingest structured and unstructured data to gain insights into mobile system performance.

  • It's official: The desk phone is going the way of the dodo bird. Millions of American households have ditched landlines and become completely dependent on mobile phones, and businesses are quickly moving in the same direction, as the increasing mobility of employees is pushing desk phones toward obsolescence. Cloud communications provider Dialpad recently completed a survey of more than 1,000 professionals about their communications habits and expectations, and the report, "2016 Report on Business Communications in the Era of the Anywhere Worker," makes clear that the "anywhere worker" is the new norm, and the desk-based worker is quickly becoming a rarity. "While the slow and painful death of the desk phone has clearly begun, it cannot happen fast enough for many workers," said Craig Walker, CEO of Dialpad. "The anywhere worker movement is now evident in every segment of every industry. To enable these workers to connect and collaborate, high-performing companies are turning to productivity suites and a pure-cloud communications strategy that abandons the desk phone. This significant trend will only accelerate over the next few years."

  • Business transformation isn't a buzzword, and nowhere is the concept more apropos than in the mobile arena, where advances and changes are taking place at a rapid and often disorienting rate. Enterprise software firm Aternity recently released its "2016 Mobile Playbook," which draws on industry research from VDC Research, Intellyx, ESG and others to explore how mobility is playing out in both the consumer and business spaces. The playbook covers key trends, drivers and challenges. The report delivers insights into topics such as omnichannel, consumerization, and emerging and evolving use cases across various industries, along with a look at the barriers to becoming a mobile-first enterprise and taking digital transformation to a new level. Says report contributor, Eric Klein, director of enterprise mobility at VDC Research: "In order for your IT organization to be more responsive, it must adopt an architecture that can support modern application development techniques." Here's a look at some of the key findings and conclusions of the mobility report.

  • WIV Wein, an international direct-sales company, turns to a mobile-first strategy to transition from a paper-based business to a digital business framework.

  • A mobile device management (MDM) solution enables Gilt Groupe Japan to manage its fleet of Apple devices, while meeting user needs and saving time and money.

  • The official airport of the 2016 Summer Olympics upgraded its wired and wireless networks and launched a mobile app to enrich the experience of passengers.