Three in four employees aren’t trained in BYOD privacy risks

For three quarters of organisations, there’s no specific training in place to set aside the fears about BYOD.

This comes from Acronis, in association with the Ponemon Institute, who has released global survey results from its 2013 Data Protection Trends research, and it’s something of a warning shot at C-level execs implementing a BYOD policy.

That is, of course, if they have a policy. One in three (31%) don’t allow BYOD, whilst 58% don’t have a policy in place to manage employee owned...

By James Bourne, 17 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security.

CIOs again see employees as biggest cyber security threat

For more than half of executives, the greatest threat to sensitive corporate data stems from the company’s own employees, rather than external forces.

The report from IT Governance, entitled the ‘Boardroom Cyber Watch’, examined over 250 responses from a wide variety of sectors globally, ranging from technology, to healthcare and financial services.

53% of those polled said employees were the greatest risk to company data, ahead of criminals (27%) and competing organisations (8%).

One in...

By James Bourne, 15 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security.

Enterprise users turn to more complex mobile consumption

For enterprise users, the mobile device isn’t just for basic or less sophisticated work tasks – employees are starting to become more sophisticated with their devices, according to the latest report from content and productivity platform provider bigtincan.

This is most prevalent in one statistic: reading content on tablet accounts for less than half of overall interaction time. Sharing content accounted for 24% of the overall amount, with annotation (8%), editing (8%), updating (8%) and...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Employees don’t trust employers with personal data, report finds

There is a huge gap between the employee and the IT department in terms of BYOD expectations, according to a new report.

The study of over 3000 employees globally from Aruba Networks revealed that, for at least one in three organisations globally, the IT department has no provisions in place to secure corporate files and applications.

51% of Americans, 35% of those in the Middle East and 34% of Europeans noted this, with two in three Americans (66%) worried about losing personal data as a result.

When asked...

By James Bourne, 10 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

HTML5 and why IT often leaves the end user naked

Mary Brittain White, CEO of Retriever Communications, discusses IT's default to choosing HTML5 formatting when developing enterprise applications and how it ultimately, it is hurting the end-user.

History is littered with technologies that are hyped by IT as the next major wave with fabulous capabilities. They burn brightly for a few years until their lacklustre performance becomes common conversation in the market. Their enduring legacy is the end user saddled with a poor solution having a heightened...

By Mary Brittain-White, 03 July 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5.

Antenna Software CMO Jim Somers: Mobility a “tsunami” for businesses

Enterprise AppsTech had an extensive briefing with Antenna Software chief marketing and strategy officer Jim Somers on the prevalence of bring your own app, who wears the trousers in making big IT infrastructure decisions, and the rise and rise of the enterprise app store

The role of IT in enterprise mobility rollout is changing significantly. With the rise of BYOD, BYOA and enterprise applications, IT departments now have to say ‘yes’ to technologies they’d have given the thumbs down to...

By James Bourne, 02 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

10 tips and tricks for managing employee BYOD

By John Fox

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon is expanding at an incredible rate. It is something that affects every business, from the smallest to the largest. How each business is dealing with BYOD ranges from complete apathy to a full embrace of it with sophisticated processes and controls in place to maximize employee productivity while minimizing risk to the business.

The goal of this article is to give you the information you need to...

By InfoSec Institute, 02 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

If MDM is Superman, MAM is Batman. (You decide who’s cooler.)

Rob Patey wrote a blog post earlier this week equating Mobile Device Management with the Man of Steel himself. He conjures up cool imagery, with mobility playing something of an IT nemesis — but a noble nemesis that will ultimately benefit users.  As he says:

Users aren’t trying to overthrow ITs sovereignty as part of some nefarious scheme, they are merely trying to get more work done...

By App47, 27 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM.

Prepare your business (or CV?) for brand-new tech roles by 2017

Academics from Bath Spa University in the UK have fast-forward to the near future, and taken a look at new roles likely to become common among global businesses.


As we move ever closer to a completely technology reliant world, new jobs will require fulfilment; whilst many of the traditional vocations we know today will disappear.

To stay relevant and modern; businesses need to look ahead at advancements which can help their interests remain ahead of the competition.

Anyone who believes they are in the...

By Ryan Daws, 24 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Marketing, Research.

BYOD encourages out of office working, says survey

More than half of US and UK workers see bring your own device as a ticket to doing work away from the office, according to the latest survey from Cint in conjunction with FluidSurveys.

BYOD has, of course, been seen in many lights and many sectors. Opinion is divided on whether it’s a cost saver, but one aspect which now seems fairly concrete is BYOD as a productivity tool.

This, of course, is linked back to employee happiness – a productive worker is a happy worker, after all – yet this...

By James Bourne, 18 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees.