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The Wireless Foundation’s VITA Awards for Using Wireless to Improve Lives

Last night, The Wireless Foundation held its VITA Achievement dinner, where it recognized individuals and organizations that used wireless technology to make a positive and significant societal impact. The evening’s honorees were (and read the Wireless Samaritans award winners’ inspiring stories): Congressional Honoree: U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller Among the Senator’s many accomplishments, his leadership on [...]

How the City of Boston Reduces Water Leaks and Improve Maintenance

In an effort to better manage water quality and flow as well as sewage disposal for millions of homes and businesses, the Boston Metropolitan Water Resources Authority has retrofitted hundreds of their underground meters with wireless chips to collect instantaneous data. This information helps the Boston Water Authority workers identify leaks and other problems in [...]

Cutting Health Costs By Going Wireless

Congestive heart failure is a struggle for patients, but for those who are in rural areas, it’s even harder since access to medical care is challenging. Rita Yazzie, featured in this video, uses monitoring equipment to transmit vital signs and blood pressure from her Navajo reservation in rural Arizona to the Flagstaff Medical Center seventy [...]

Wireless Prostheses

For Oksana Masters, a 2012 Paralympic Bronze Medalist and a double above the knee amputee, adjusting her prostheses meant imprecise measurements or trips to the doctor. Thanks to wireless technology, Oksana may remotely adjust the prostheses through an app or simply calling her caregiver. Whether it’s adjusting for a change of pace or terrain or [...]

Survey on Employee and IT Department Attitudes & Actions on BYOD

Today, we released the results of a survey of 250 IT professionals and 1,000 full-time employed mobile device users that compares attitudes about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and security. Here are some of the highlights: Some IT professionals are unaware of how many employees are accessing company information on the wireless device 60 percent [...]

Survey on Consumer Attitudes toward Mobile Cybersecurity

This morning we released the results of the CTIA cybersecurity consumer research survey with more than 1,500 wireless consumers on keeping their wireless devices secure. Here are some of the highlights: Consumers understand the dangers and take responsibility for their device’s security. 85 percent believe mobile devices are very to somewhat vulnerable 74 percent say [...]

Consumer Choice, Apps and Virtualization Present Challenges to Cybersecurity

This morning, CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group released, “Today’s Mobile Cybersecurity: Industry Megatrends & Consumers,” its third white paper, which explores how mobile cybersecurity is affected when consumers have more choices, especially considering apps, and companies move their business online. The three megatrends explored in the white paper are: Mobile – The wireless ecosystem has exploded [...]

Why the U.S. Has One of the Lowest Malware Infection Rates

As wireless devices become more innovative, they also become more attractive targets to cyberthieves. Due to the U.S. wireless industry’s continued investment in smart and innovative solutions and vigilance in identifying potential threats, the U.S. has one of the lowest device infection rates in the world, between 0.2 and 2 percent. Other countries are not [...]

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